Class Descriptions

Kripalu Yoga with Diane

Kripalu Yoga with Diane is a warm, inviting, and accessible class that focuses on proper body alignment, breathing, and mindfulness to improve energy, strength, and flexibility.  It is suitable for every body, at every age, and at any level of experience:  beginners, returners, and/or experienced practitioners.  This class allows you the freedom to explore  your own body and choose your level of physical challenge.

Exceptions during the next month:

  • Thursday, July 6th: 5:30pm class will be subbed by Astrid Jirka
  • Friday, July 7th: 9:30am class will be subbed by Astrid Jirka
  • Friday, July 21st: 9:30am class will be cancelled (come join Diane as she teaches yoga in the Dance Tent at the GrassRoots Music Festival!)

Thursday 5:30 - 7:00pm with Diane Fine

Friday 9:30 - 11:00am with Diane Fine

Prenatal Yoga

Diane Fine offers women in any stage of pregnancy the opportunity to help ease discomforts of pregnancy while gaining strength and flexibility in a safe and dynamic way. With gentle stretching, conscious use of breath, deep relaxation, and mindfulness techniques, women can enhance the quality of their pregnancy, prepare for an empowered birth process, and learn useful skills for life. The comfortable and friendly group atmosphere leads many women to connect with one another. They share stories, tips, laughter and understanding. Many have gone on to create baby play groups that last for years. Come experience Diane Fine's skillful leadership in the art of Prenatal Yoga.

Tuesday 5:30 - 7:00pm with Diane Fine

Iyengar Yoga – all levels, with Lisa

Iyengar yoga teaches us to listen deeply and attune our awareness. Participants are guided in the intelligent use of props to achieve balance and health in the body and internal state. Precise alignment and clarity of action are the foundation of each class. Standing & seated poses, forward bends, backbends, twists, inversions of shoulder and headstand according to individual capacity, and restorative poses will be taught. Together we deepen our curiosity for learning and enhance our capacity for individual and collective growth.

Monday 9:30 - 11:00am with Lisa Tsetse



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Iyengar Yoga - Open class

In this mixed-levels evening class, new students will be given preparatory poses and continuing students will be challenged to take their practice to the next level. Standing poses, forward bends, seated poses, backbends, twists, and inversions will be explored, along with the skillful use of yoga props for safety, stability, and alignment. Whatever your body type or level of experience, expect to leave class feeling refreshed in body and mind--and two inches taller!

Wednesdays 5:30-7:00pm with Kathy Morris

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Kripalu Yoga with Alison

In this Kripalu yoga class, students have the opportunity to focus on building breath and body awareness as well as develop a practice of mindfulness. Alison encourages students to trust their own intuition as they explore each asana with curiosity and compassion. Alison believes every time we step on the mat, we have an opportunity to learn something new, and these insights can be carried into our every day life. All levels are welcome!

Price: $12 drop in, $50 for 5 class pass

Contact info: christiansen.alison@gmail.com 603-313-9626

Mondays 5:45 - 7:00pm with Alison Christiansen

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Hatha Yoga Slow Flow

An all-levels class for people of all ages and experience levels. This is a well rounded yoga class that begins with centering and attention to the breath. The class then proceeds into gentle warm up stretches to loosen the joints and warm up the body before moving into a series of flowing postures including sun salutations and other chosen poses tailored to the level of those in the room. Instruction of poses will be given as necessary. Attention is given throughout to mindful breathing and careful alignment. Classes may also incorporate some philosophical teachings and more subtle practices involving mudras or bandhas, for example. All classes end with restorative poses and a blissful savasana/relaxation pose.

Rates:
Drop-In: $20
6 class pass (valid for 8 weeks): $90
Payment can be cash, check or credit card

Tuesdays 9:30 - 11:00am with Astrid Jirka

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Family Yoga

Family Yoga (Designed for 3 - 10 year-olds with caregiver plus siblings): Children and adults learn to enjoy basic yoga movements together, especially through songs, stories, games and partner play.  Children may gain skills for relaxation and management of emotions.  Older siblings may enjoy being models for the little ones on their own mat, and older family members can join in with chair yoga.

Cost: $60 for 5-class card, $15 drop in. Price is per family, any number of adults or children.

Saturday mornings*

*Classes will resume in the fall.  Stay tuned for more information!

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Ballet Flow

Do you miss those pliés and pirouettes? Or have you always wanted to try them? Ballet is for all ages and every body.This mixed level, advanced beginner/intermediate class accommodates a range of previous dance experience, honoring the individual needs and abilities of adult learners. Some prior experience with ballet is helpful, even if it was many years ago, but motivated beginners are also welcome.Through an integrated approach, we will focus on body alignment, classical technique at the ballet barre and center, and the joy of movement flow through the space. Exercises and combinations can be modified or enhanced to provide for various levels of experience. Ballet is a great way to move gracefully through all stages of life. It helps develop kinesthetic awareness, balance and coordination, strength and flexibility, posture, breathing, and stress relief through physical expression. All that, and it's fun, too!

Cost: $12/Single class; $50/ Five-class card.
College student discount: $11/Single class; $45/Five-class card

For questions or more information, contact Joyce:
jyccmpbll@aol.com; 610-334-4205

Sundays 1:45 - 3:00pm with Joyce Campbell

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Soul Dance

Soul Dance is a small free movement dance community. At Soul Dance we give precedence to embodied expression and love each other while doing it.  Dances are casually facilitated, creating a space for safe, playful, ecstatic and community centered movement.  Dancers are welcome to dance alone or with others.  Music is a variety of genres and  follows an intentional wave, starting quiet and slow, gradually building to intense fast rhythms and then quickly dropping into deep meditation.  All ages are welcome, please join us!

Cost: $10/dance or $45/five class package. Sliding scale options for those in need (don't let money prevent you from coming).

For more information, contact le.bananier@gmail.com.

Friday 7:30 - 9:00pm* with Doug Shire

*Cass held third friday of each month. NOTE: The July date will be held on Thursday July 13.  The August date will be held on Friday, August 11.

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Fourth Friday CircleSings with Ephemera

Come make some beautiful noise! Fourth Friday CircleSings with Ephemera is an enjoyable opportunity for singers of all levels to share in an ever-changing vocal experience. CircleSinging is a unique form of improvisational singing, and a powerful tool for building singing and listening skills, both individually and within a community. Participants will hold parts improvised by the leader and taught to a group of singers. The continual chant changes as parts are introduced and exchanged, supporting solos and duets that ride atop a wave of sound. "Both participating in and witnessing the creation of the music that emerges is often an exhilarating and joyful (many have said spiritual) experience." CircleSinging NYC.

Ephemera will facilitate a monthly CircleSing on the fourth Fridays of the month, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Donations will be gratefully accepted to cover the cost of the space and supplies. Suggested donation $5-$10. Spread the word...all are welcome! Hope to see you there!

Class held fourth Friday of each month.

Fridays 5:30 - 7:00pm with Ephemera

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Uke 'N Do It - Free Uke Jam!

Come join us for an hour of music making every last Saturday at noon for our free Uke Circle for players of all ages and levels! For more information, email play@hickeys.com. We hope to see you there! Cost: FREE!

Ryan Vanderhoof leads the uke circle (607-793-6682), but you can always contact David Zimet (dzimet@hickeys.com) with questions or concerns.

*Dates: Fourth Saturday of the month with Ryan Vanderhoof. Classes will resume in the fall.  Stay tuned for specific information

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Contemplative Dance: An Authentic Movement Practice

A New, 5-Class Series!

Come enjoy this gentle tradition in connecting our inner awareness to the primordial sources of being and moving. Where movement is of primary significance in the presence of though, feeling, story, image.

At its core Contemplative Dance /Authentic Movement is a way to cultivate keenness of sensing, discerning, and journeying in the wild territory of one's own body, and for understanding presence in a context of togetherness. The practice can support a process of fulfilling our fundamental need to see and to be seen, through development of witnessing one’s self and one another in movement. Its approach is nourishing, generous, spacious, and can serve as a source for art practice, well-being and personal growth.

For movers of all backgrounds, people of all abilities. Folks new to this practice are encouraged to attend!

Cost: $110-150 slidey scale if paid by June 16; $125-150 after June 16

Contact: Please call Julie at 512.669.6985 or visit brightbodystudio.com or for more information. For further details and to register write to nattie.hjn@gmail.com. Accepting payment via check or PayPal.

Saturdays 9:30 - 11:30am* with Julie Nathanieslze

*June 24 - July 22

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