North Country Center for Yoga and Health
30 Court Street, Canton NY 13617

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

Community Yoga
Saturdays 9:00-10:00am, ongoing
Drop-in only. Special price $5/class

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

Cintia HongayCintia Hongay


*Kripalu Yoga
Saturdays 10:30am-12noon, ongoing thru Dec 13
Kripalu-style yoga classes include an introduction, centering theme, intention, pranayama (dirgha or kapalabhati), pratapana (warm ups), a series of asanas planned for the class’ intention and theme in ESRIT (entry, sustain, relax, integrate, and transition), final relaxation in savasana with a theme-inspired reading, final pranayama (usually nadi shodhana alternate nostril dirgha breathing), and class conclusion.

*Focused Asanas
Saturdays 10:30am-12noon, Jan 10-Mar 28
Use class card or pre-register and pay in advance for the whole 12-week series for special discount price of $96

Each week, we will focus on a series of asanas (postures) to strengthen, stretch, and open a particular area of our bodies, with special emphasis on those areas that tend to become “trouble areas” due to sedentary lifestyles/sitting for long periods of time/overall bad posture, etc. Come and learn muscle-group/joint specific hatha yoga postures, focused breathing, prop use, variations and modifications to adapt our unique bodies to challenging poses, easy exercises to do during 5’ office breaks on your desk/chairs, and other simple tips to implement in daily life that will keep us flexible and youthful!

Ellen Beeler

Ellie Beeler

Chair Yoga & Meditation (3 weeks)
Wednesdays 12noon-1pm, Dec. 3,10,17
$5 drop-in. No need to register in advance
Anticipating the December holidays is often a high stress time: either there are too many family expectations and not enough time and money, or there is not enough family which can trigger feelings of deep loneliness. To calm the spirit and help you bring joy to the Season, this class offers an hour of gentle chair yoga interspersed with seated meditation. Suitable for any fitness or experience level.

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

Wednesdays 10:30am-12, ongoing
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 (Yoga Before Lunch)
Thursdays 11:00am-12:15pm, ongoing
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

Sarah Scafidi-McGuire

Sarah Scafidi-McGuire

*Vinyasa Flow Yoga
All Levels: Mondays 6:30-8:00pm, ongoing
Level 1: Wednesdays 5:15-6:30pm, ongoing
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
Session 1: Jan 15-Mar 12
Session 2: Apr 16-Jun 4

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.

* 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

Erica Sharpe

Erica Sharpe

*Siesta Yoga
Tuesdays 12noon-1:30pm, March 3 - May 5
(12–1 Energetic Asana Practice; 1-1:30 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. Join us for asana practice, for our “siesta”, or both. Drop-ins, late arrivals and early exits are welcome during this lunch-hour yoga practice.

*Partner Yoga
Fridays Jan 30-Mar 27, 6:00-7:00pm
Explore the power of human touch, teamwork and togetherness in this fun and playful yoga class, intended to build trust in others, and offer a uniquely interactive yoga experience. Bring a partner or come as you are! All levels are welcome.

Efrat Ezra

Efrat Ezra

*Hatha Yoga Morning Workout

Fridays 8:30-9:30am, Jan 23-Mar 27
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.

Jean Benvenuto
Jean Benvenuto

*Yoga Dance Flow
Tuesdays 5:15-6:30pm, starts Nov 4
Create a fluid dance through yoga asanas (postures). Investigate integrating dynamic movements that flow smoothly from one to another, allowing more comfort and power for longer holds. Musically choreographed to deepen your experience. This class is suitable for all levels.

*Morning Yoga
Tuesdays 8:30-9:45am, ongoing
Jump start your day with this mindful yoga practice designed to energize your body and focus your mind. Unify breath with movement in a practice including meditation, sun salutations, and asanas (postures). Props and posture options are provided, making this class accessible to varying ability levels and body types.

Sarah Harris

Sarah Harris

*Hatha Yoga
Thursdays 5:15-6:30pm, ongoing
Link body and breath during this moving meditation. We'll use postures, breath work, and meditation to work towards inquiry, acceptance and healing. All levels welcome.

Susan Willson

Susan Willson

Tuesdays: 7:00-8:00pm, ongoing

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