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Jackie FosterWorkshop
Introduction to Ayurveda:
Self-Care Practice

with Jackie Foster of Saranac Lake
May 3, 1:00-3:30pm
$25, payable at the door

To register, email or phone 518-339-3008

Ayurveda is often called the sister science of yoga. It teaches practices for a healthy life-style determined by your unique physical, mental and emotional constitution (Dosha). The afternoon includes:

•Self-assesment to determine your constitution
•Daily self-care practices to heal physical/mental/emotional imbalances
•Yoga postures and breath work suitable for each constitution
•Take home sample of Ayurvedic oil

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

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
Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am, Mar 4-Apr 29 (no class 4/15)
Full session, $75 for one; $50 for 2nd child

Drop-in: $12 for one; $8 for 2nd child. Call first, class limit 10

A yoga class for toddlers and preschoolers with their caregivers. Kids will love yoga poses, free dance, songs, stories, and relaxation.

Somendra Pant


*Kayakalpa Yoga
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm, ongoing
Sundays 4:00-5:00pm, ongoing, starts April 6

"Kayakalp" literally means revival and rejuvenation of the body-mind. Our bodies become brittle and old due to lack of exercise, stress, improper eating, poor posture, and inefficient breathing. The ancient practice of yoga has the power to prevent damage to body-mind as well as undo any damage already done. This class teaches yoga-asanas (postures), meditation, pranayama (breathing exercises), and wholesome eating habits to keep the body-mind fit, healthy, and happy. Beginners welcome.

Efrat Ezra

*Restorative Yoga

Tuesdays 11:30am-12:30pm, starts March 11

Structure Yoga: Gentle restorative poses for optimization of posture, strength and flexibility. Focus on breath as an integral component of practice. Integration of body, mind and self. “Yoga before lunch.” NOTE: All proceeds from this class will benefit the Yoga Loft directly as the instructor is generously donating her time.

Ellen Beeler

Ellie Beeler

*50+ Yoga (But NOT Over the Hill)
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
Thursdays 5:15-6:30 pm, ongoing

Enjoy a complete body-mind workout. 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

Chair Yoga
Mondays 3:00-4:00 pm, March 3-31
$40 for the 5-week series, drop-in $10

Chair Yoga brings the benefits of yoga to those with mobility limitations due to arthritis, bad hips or knees, MS, advanced age, etc. The chair is used for seated postures and to assist in balance and support during standing postures. Improve balance, strength, flexibility, concentration, and emotional health. Beginners welcome.

Ann Heidenreich

Ann Heidenreich

Tai Chi Ch'uan
Intermediate Level 1: Wednesdays 1:30-2:30pm, Mar 26-May 28
$120 for 10-week series. No drop-in

Tai Chi is a stress reduction method, a health exercise, a moving meditation, a philosophical path, and a system of self-defense. Learn the principles of Tai Chi Ch'uan in the context of postures and transitions of the Yang-style short form.Tai Chi is known as the “soft” martial art.

Margaret MartinWorkshop
Yoga for Better Bones:
Fundamentals of Osteoporosis

with Margaret Martin of Ottawa, Ontario
May 17, 1:00-3:00pm
$30, payable at the door
To register, email or leave a message with Ellie at 315-347-2401

This workshop focuses on osteoporosis fundamentals for yoga teachers and yoga students. Teachers will learn how to support students in stimulating bone strength and preventing injury. Yoga student will be empowered with the knowledge they need to ensure they are practicing Yoga without increasing their risk of a fracture.

Margaret is the recipient of the 2011 Award of Distinction from the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario for her achievements with MelioGuide and her significant contributions promoting Osteoporosis education and awareness with her fellow Physiotherapists, her clients and the broader community.

Paula Youmell


Healthy Eating Brown Bag Lunches
a series of interactive workshops, 12noon-1:00pm
April dates listed below
$10 each or use your class card

Bring your lunch and learn with Paula while you eat

Paula Youmell,Certified Holistic Health Counselor & Coach, and published author, will focus on the following Healthy Eating topics:

April 2: Whole Foods. What is whole food, why eat it, how to make changes in your life including the why's of eating seasonally and locally, and how eating whole foods will heal your body from the cellular level.
April 9: Divine Weight Loss. Wellness not weight loss in food choices, crowding out mindless eating, adding in healthy options.
April 23: Natural Foods Know-How. An information session on how to know what foods really are natural and not just marketing. Real food not food hype.
April 30: White Sugar Blues. What sugar is, forms of sugars, why so addicting, how sugar is damaging to body, how to butt kick sugar out of your life, ways to add “sweetness” to your life without adding sugar.

Sarah Harris

Sarah Harris

*Yin Yoga
Fridays 5:30-6:30pm, ongoing

Uwind from the week and re-energize for the weekend. In Yin Yoga we hold poses for 3-5 minutes. Yin Yoga allows the body to slowly open, to free blocked energy, and to work the connective tissues. In calming the nervous system and sitting with whatever arises, we prepare for seated meditation. A deep, quiet practice that complements an active lifestyle and is perfect for the winter months.

Jean Benvenuto

*Morning Yoga
Mondays 9:00-10:30am, ongoing, starts April 14
Tuesdays 7:30-9:00am, ongoing, starts April 15
Thursdays 9:00-10:30am, ongoing, starts April 17

Warm up your body and enliven your mind with this early morning gentle/moderate yoga class. In addition to posture flows, practice includes breath work (pranayama) and meditation to start your day right.

Tuesday's class is in a special format. Regular yoga class 7:30-8:30am. Then, for those who care to stay, 8:30-9:00am is personal practice with teacher available for help.

*Yoga Basics
Thursdays 7:00-8:15pm, ongoing, starts April 17

Fun and supportive environment for people interested in doing yoga but may be shy to try. This foundational yoga class focuses on learning postures from the ground up, proper alignment, and yoga breathing techniques. Safely master the basics. Begin to reap the deep benefits of a personal yoga practice

Susan Willson

Susan Willson

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

Returning 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 $13; c
all before coming

Belly Dance is a beautiful, colorful expressive dance and a creative art form. The dance movements exercise and tone the body as the rhythms capture the heart and uplift the spirit, making this a healthy, enjoyable dance for body, mind and spirit. Class includes finger cymbals, veil work and costuming

* 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

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

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