North Country Center for Yoga and Health
17 Main Street, Canton NY 13617

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Gift Certificateclass evaluationMoving to 17 Main Street, Canton NY - upstairs above the Celtic Knot
Studio will be closed Aug 9-21. Opens at the new location Saturday Aug 22
To register contact each class/workshop facilitator directly

Click the Calendar tab for updated scheduling information
*You can attend any combo of *Classes using the Multi-Class card

Alison BrantAlison Brant

*Yoga-Pilates Blend
Thurs 7:00-8:00pm, starts Aug 27
Get strong and feel great with this blend of Pilates and Yoga. Focus on core muscles and precise movements while completing​ multiple series of posture groupings. The Moon Salutation will be taught this way, building to the full sequence. Time for stretching and deep relaxation included.

Sarah Scafidi-McGuire

Sarah Scafidi-McGuire

FREE Yoga in the Park
Fridays 11:00am-12noon, July 10-Aug 28
Sponsored by the following local businesses:
Arbonne, Karen O'Brien;
Natures Storehouse;
Paul Petroccione General Contracting;
Personal Journeys Counseling;
Smile Care Associates;
SUNY Canton Roos House;
Towle Chiropractic Health Centers;
White Pillars Lodging.

Bring your yoga mat to the Canton Village Park and enjoy an hour of stress-free outdoor yoga. All levels of experience welcome. Rain location at the adjacent Presbyterian Church. Free child care for ages 6 months and up.

*Vinyasa Flow Yoga (Sarah S-M)
Mondays 6:30-8:00pm, ongoing
Wednesdays 5:15-6:30pm, starts Aug 26
Link movement and breath in this energizing practice. Complete sun salutations and various standing and seated postures. Try some inversions and enjoy deep relaxation. Appropriate for those in good physical health. Fast paced to get your body warm and stretched out. Feel the flow and feel great.

Little Lotus: Yoga for Young Children
Thursdays 9:30-10:30am, Sept 24-Nov 12
Full session, $75 for one; $50 for 2nd child
Drop-in: $12 for one; $8 for 2nd child. Call first, class limit 10
Kids and grown-ups alike will enjoy yoga poses, dancing, stories, relaxation and a craft. Warm up, stretch out, build strength and balance, have fun.

Cintia HongayCintia Hongay

*Yoga Sculpt
Saturdays 10:30am-12noon, starts Aug 22
Yoga sculpt aka "corepower" yoga is a total-body workout that combines targeted muscle-toning asanas (with the optional use of light hand weights or wrist weights) with a full yoga practice having all the elements of hatha yoga (pranayama pratapana, meditation in motion, centering, integration, and final relaxation). Feel strong, toned, relaxed and renewed!

Ellie BeelerEllie Beeler

*50+ Yoga
Mondays 4:30-6:00pm

Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am
Designed for men and women in mid-life who are in reasonably good health. Flowing sequence to stretch and exercise the whole body. Flexibility not required for great benefit. Beginners welcome.

*Hatha Yoga (Ellie)
Thursdays 5:15-6:30pm
Enjoy a complete body-mind workout before lunch. Each class begins with a meditative warm-up, continues with an energetic sequence of classic yoga postures, and closes with a guided relaxation to bring deep stress relief. Safely build strength, endurance, balance & flexibility. FEEL GREAT!! Beginners welcome.

*Very Gentle Yoga (Ellie)
Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm
A complete yoga practice designed for people with mild to moderate physical limitations due to arthritis, bad knees, obesity, advanced age, etc. Some postures done in chairs, some in standing, and a few on the floor. Must be able to climb one flight of stairs to the upstairs yoga studio. Beginners welcome.

Efrat Ezra

*Hatha Yoga Morning Workout
Fridays 8:30-9:30am, Sept 11-Nov 6
Centering, warm-ups, preparatory poses, classic yoga postures and resting poses are described and demonstrated in detail. Students will be guided and assisted in postures leading to greater awareness, stability, strength and flexibility. This class is appropriate for both beginning and experienced students desiring to focus on a personal yoga practice. NOTE: All proceeds from this class will benefit the Yoga Loft directly as the instructor is generously donating her time.

* Multi-Class Card
Valid for any combo of * classes
6-class card/$66, 12-class card/$108. Drop-in $15
student pricing $60/$100/$12

pricing for classes which do not use class cards
is listed with each class description


Community Yoga
Every Saturday 9:00-10:00am
Drop-in only. Special price $5/class
No need to register in advance

A basic Hatha Yoga class for all levels of ability. No experience necessary. Taught alternately by several of the wonderful Yoga Loft teachers. For information contact 315-605-8637

Heather Barkley

Master Class: Yoga for Core Strength and Hip Opening
Saturday September 19, 2:00-4:00pm
Use 2 blocks on your class card or $30 drop-in

In this workshop we will focus on yoga sequences to build strength in the core and bring opening and release to the lower back/pelvic area. We will open with a short discussion on lower back pain and how to safely approach this area of the body. We will learn a flowing and strengthening vinyasa sequence focused on core strength and hip opening. We will end with a relaxing sequence to bring release to the lower back. This workshop is designed for people who already have some yoga experience.

Kathy Montan

*Moving with Intention:
A movement class for integrating body, mind and spirit
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm, Sept 8 thru Oct 27

We explore different movement qualities and how they can be used to bring more harmony into life. Beginners welcome; no dance or movement experience necessary! More details at under "Moving with Intention Class"

Dan Pinto

Dan Pinto

Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm, $5 drop-in, starts Sept 2
Boxing fitness instructor, Dan Pinto will lead though a fun, energetic, cardio workout with upbeat, modern tunes and EASY to follow moves! Come try something new and have FUN while burning calories, toning your muscles, relieving stress and getting a FULL BODY workout!

Erica Sharpe

*Siesta Yoga
Thursdays 11:00-12noon, Sept 10-Dec 3
Energetic Asana Practice followed by Yoga Nidra

Maximize your effectiveness this afternoon! Re-align, engage, energize, and de-stress your physical body while clearing your mind and enlivening your spirit. A perfect mid-day pick-me-up and cure-all stress reliever. Feel the benefits all day long: sit up straighter, breathe more deeply, and conquer any task with a cool head, clear thoughts, and an open mind. Each class begins with an energetic yoga flow followed by Yoga Nidra or "yogic sleep", a deep guided relaxation, done in shavasana (corpse pose). Yoga Nidra is used to help individuals set and attain goals, remediate negative habits and thought patterns, improve memory and learning, and regulate sleep.

Charlie Bradt

Chair Yoga
Wednesdays 12noon-1pm
Meets at UU Church in Canton
$5 drop-in. No need to register in advance

This class is designed for those who don't want to "get down on the floor" to do yoga. It offers all of the benefits of yoga without the inconvenience of postures which may be difficult for some of us to do. It's done with a deep breath, a warm, smiling face, an open heart and a sense of humor. Beginners welcome.

Susan WillsonSusan Willson

Tuesdays 7:00-8:00pm, starts Aug 25

Ongoing participants, $8.50/class
One-time drop-in $10, call ahead for space availability

Pilates is a fitness class that stresses the importance of the core muscles of the abdomen, back and buttocks, and works to strengthen the center, lengthen the spine, improve balance and posture, and improve flexibility and body-awareness. In this class, students will perform a number of exercises interspersed with stretching and balancing, so that muscles do not become overly tense. Exercising using the Pilates method is an intense experience, but postures can be modified for both beginner and more experienced exercisers.

Nina Salaam Rivera

Nina Salaam Rivera

Belly Dance
Intermediate Belly Dance
Sundays 12:30-1:30pm
, ongoing
4wks/$40, 8wks/$75. Drop-in $15; c
all before coming

Belly Dance is a beautiful, colorful, expressive creative art form. This dance exercises and tones the body; rhythms capture the heart and uplift the spirit, making this a healthy, enjoyable experience for body, mind and spirit. Finger cymbals, veil work and costuming.


*You can attend any combo of *Classes using the Multi-Class card

The North Country Center for Yoga and Health is a non-profit organization
dedicated to promoting health, wellness, personal growth and community