Yoga Class Descriptions
Emphasizes basic postures, breathing techniques, and relaxation. A great class for beginners or those looking to strengthen their foundation.
Gentle Yoga and Massage
Practice gentle and therapeutic yoga and receive massage therapy each week from our licensed massage therapist, Mindy Ryzuk! Recharge, relax, rejuvenate, and rejoice!
Beginner Aerial Yoga
Using a yoga hammock, students work with gravity to explore, refine and advance traditional yoga postures both in the air and on the ground. Relax and realign the body, center the mind and uplift the spirit! All classes are beginner and no previous experience is needed.
Restorative and Therapeutic Yoga
A rejuvenating and fully supported practice using props and blankets to modify traditional yoga postures. The postures gently open the body to deep relaxation and healing. All levels welcome.
An introduction to mindfulness meditation practices. We will use the practice to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. No experience is necessary.
Yoga Sutra Study
The yoga sutras are a complete manual for the study and practice of Raja Yoga, the path of concentration and meditation. These timeless teachings are a treasure to be read and referred to again and again by seekers treading the spiritual path. The classic Sutras (thought-threads), at least four thousand years old, cover the yogic teachings on ethics, meditation, and physical postures, and provide directions for dealing with situations in daily life. Each class we will explore yoga philosophy with a chosen sutra from Patanjali.
Maha Shakti (Dharma Yoga)
Come explore postures as taught by our Master Teacher and Guru, Sri Dharma Mittra. You'll also learn important breathing exercises, which are key to restoring vitality and a balanced functioning of the inner workings of the body and mind. All sessions will end with meditation and a guided deep relaxation to recharge and renew.
Aerial Yoga and Core Strength
Using a yoga hammock, students practice traditional yoga postures and exercises that strengthen and stabilize the core.
Monthly Mindfulness Meditation (Sangha)
We will be meeting every month to practice mindfulness based meditation in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Sangha means "community" with common goal, vision or purpose. Our group's primary purpose is learning to live mindfully and do everything that way. We will practice seated and walking meditation as a method and include dharma discussion and sharing. This gathering is FREE of charge and is open to everyone. Please confirm with us if you plan on attending. Please bring a meditation cushion/bolster with you if you have one. We also have chairs available.
Kids Yoga Series
Kids and Teen Yoga at Lemon Tree Yoga begins an amazing journey in your child's life. Combining classical yoga along with teaching good posture and poise, your child will deepen their sense of awareness, while having fun and staying engaged. We will help your child radiate health by becoming more calm, one-pointed, self-confident, and physically strong.
Chair Yoga Series
Chair yoga is the practice of classical yoga poses adapted for the chair. Chair yoga is for anyone interested in the many benefits of yoga without having to be on the floor. We meet at the Glens Falls Senior Center for a gentle chair yoga class which incorporates relaxing music, combined with breathing exercises, visualizations and simple seated yoga postures. This class is open to all. This class is sponsored by MVP and is FREE!
Hatha yoga class inspired by Ashtanga Yoga and Dharma Yoga. Designed for all levels of experience. Many options and variations will be offered and each student will be encouraged to work at their own pace with loving kindness to find the perfect place in each posture for their condition.
Gentle yoga combines deep breathing with stretches and gentle yoga postures to release tension and improve relaxation, thereby reducing pain and stress. This class ends with a deep relaxation aimed to restore balance and inner peace.
The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery
Y12SR combines the practical tools of the 12-step program with the ancient wisdom of yoga. Combining the two creates a model that truly addresses addiction as the physical, mental & spiritual disease that it is. Y12SR is a 12-step based discussion and yoga practice that is open to anyone and everyone dealing with their own addictive behavior or affected by the addictive behavior of others. This is an open and inclusive group. All A's are welcome. Meetings are by donation.
Early AM Yoga
This class for all levels is designed to gradually wake up the body and leave you feeling balanced, energized, and peaceful. The perfect way to start your day! Many posture variations will be given. All levels and abilities are welcome!
Yoga Nidra Deep Healing Relaxation
Yoga Nidra Deep Healing Relaxation is a guided restorative session aimed to help you break free from the stress of the noisy and restless world that maintains its presence in our bodies and minds at all times. This practice will allow you to take the time to let all the cells of your physical body, joints and organs de-stress and begin to find balance. This result occurs on an unconscious level as your bodily systems become healthy, balanced and refreshed.
30 minutes of yoga nidra is equivalent to 3-4 hours of sleep!