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.

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

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

*Lisa will sub Diane's class on Thursday 2/8

**Astrid will sub Diane's class on Friday 2/9


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

*Lisa will sub the Prenatal Yoga class on Tuesday 2/6

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 - All Levels, with Kathy

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: 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.

Drop-In: $17
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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Little Buddhas Family Yoga with Danny

Little Buddhas Family Yoga with Danny (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: $15 for whole family regardless of size.

Contact Danny with questions:

Last Sunday of Every month @10:00-10:45am* with Danny Faraone
*Special class Sunday, March 18.

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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:; 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

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

*Cass held third friday of each month.

*Fri, March 16 Class is CANCELED. Moving to 7:30pm on 3/23

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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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Dance Church

Dance Church is Ithaca's home for free-movement expression and conscious dance, inspired by 5 Rhythms, Ecstatic Dance and similar traditions. Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome to come explore their inner and outer world through movement in a supportive, fun atmosphere. It's a blast! Experienced facilitation is by DJ Nataraj and occasional guest DJs. Come shake your groove thing!

Contact Doug Shire for questions at 339-7085, and 'like' Dance Church Ithaca on Facebook for up to date information or visit

Cost: $Suggested donation $5 at the door, no one turned away.

Sundays 11:30am - 1:00pm with Doug Shire

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Gentle and Restorative Candlelight Yoga

In this class, students have the opportunity to explore the soothing benefits of gentle and restorative yoga. Mindful, gentle movement elicits the relaxation response which naturally heals the body by slowing the heart rate, boosting the immune system and improving sleep. Practicing yoga in dim lighting limits external distractions and allows one to turn inward to build awareness of body, breath and mind. Treat yourself to an hour of nourishment and healing, all levels are welcome.

Tuesdays 7:30 - 8:30pm with Alison Christiansen

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Therapeutic Applications of Restorative Yoga

-- What is Restorative Yoga? --
Restorative Yoga creates a safe space for your body to heal itself while resting in blissful stillness. It employs blankets, bolsters, and blocks in a specific, intentional way to establish optimal body positioning for deep rest. Class consists of 3-4 poses, each lasting 15-20 minutes -- the minimum amount of time required for the cardiovascular and nervous systems to engage in their natural healing cycles. Ultimately you'll find profound rejuvenation and restoration once your body is calm and your mind quiet.

Practicing restorative yoga poses for at least 10 minutes achieves:

  • Support of the body in a position of good alignment, in which tired, overworked muscles can completely relax
  • Gentle, passive stretch for tight or overworked muscles
  • Correction of some asymmetries in muscle length and tension
  • Elimination of accumulated mental or emotional stresses and tensions
  • A repertoire of "positions of comfort" that you can use whenever you need them

Restorative Yoga is accessible to people of all capacities. Email or call Taryn Thompson with any questions!

Contact: 585-329-7784 or

When: Sundays 6-8pm; January 21 & 28 February 4, 11, 18, & 25, 2018 *

Cost: $30/drop-in, or $120 for the series

Registration: Sign up for Google Wallet ( and simply send your payment electronically (you'll need only my email address to "find" me). Venmo is another option -- search @Yoga_By_Taryn. Please secure your spot by January 5, 2018.

Sundays 6:00 - 8:00pm with Taryn Tompson

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Phoenix Rising Yoga

Winter to Spring Series - 12 weeks

If you’re new to yoga, or the Phoenix Rising approach, this series offers guidance and support to develop a dynamic yoga practice rooted in self-care. In Phoenix Rising yoga, students become familiar with how postures feel in the body, taking time to recognize what works in each moment, and where creativity and intuition come in to enliven the practice and the self. In addition to building a solid foundation with the central postures, this series will explore energetic breath work and mindfulness techniques to cultivate stillness, energy, deep listening and greater awareness to support self-care. Alignment and change, both on and off the mat, are major themes in this series. Expect a warming and grounding practice in the heart of winter leading to a lighter and playful practice in the spring.

Classes are for Every Body

Instructor: Tiffany Fleming, MA, 200-RYT, 300-KYTT

Contact:; 607-279-0531


  • Drop-In: $10
  • 6 class pass: $50 (Use anytime in the series)
  • 12 class pass: $85 (only $7 per class: expires after 3/22)

Thursdays 7:30 - 8:30pm* with Tiffany Fleming
*Through March 22 Thursdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm

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Meditation in Motion: Kripalu Yoga

Dive into a Complete Yoga Experience: This 2 hour class will include Asanas(Postures), Pranayama (Breathwork), Yoga Nidra (Deep Relaxation), Dhyana (Meditation) and Kirtan (Chanting).

Build strength, find balance, relax and rejuvenate. Be challenged, supported, inspired and nurtured.

Together we will experience the heart and flow of the practice of yoga.

This class is appropriate for all levels.

Instructor: Lewis Freedman

Contact: Lewis can be reached at 607-342-4596 or

Rates: $20/ suggested donation.

Saturdays 9:00 - 11:00am* with Lewis Freedman

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Embodying Ourselves: Dancing the Ligaments and Fascia

Delve into an experiential approach to the body systems and human development as a springboard for dance.

This six week class series will focus on the Ligamentous and Fascial Systems. The ever-changing fascial web both differentiates our tissues, and provides wholeness and interconnection throughout our bodies. Ligaments provide specificity, limits, clarity and efficiency in the alignment and movement of our skeleton and organs. Together they create an on-going spiral of support for moving in all the planes of space.

We will explore these systems through movement, sensation, hands-on, anatomical imagery, and voice.

Improvisational dancing will build upon and creatively integrate the somatic practices to expand our perceptual, imaginative and physical range, and our confidence in dancing from our own instincts.

This class is appropriate for all levels of movement experience.

  • Instructor: Cynthia Stevens

    Contact: 607-273-3176

  • Cost: $150-$175 sliding scale for 6 participants; $130-$155 for 7 or more participants

  • To register please send your $50 deposit: Cynthia Stevens 226 Valley Road Ithaca, NY 14850

If you have particular areas of interest please let me know and I will try to incorporate them in the class. Please feel free to write or call if you have questions. (See bio next page for more info) I look forward to meeting and moving with you!

Wednesdays 10:00am - 12:00pm* with Cynthia Stevens
* January 17- February 21

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