Tag: Yoga

Somatic Embodiment and Yoga w/ Ashni & Sondra Loring at Sadhana, Nov 20

Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation, in Hudson, is hosting a workshop on Somatic Embodiment and Yoga with Ashni and Sondra Loring on November 20th.

This workshop will delve into the study and practice of embodiment, defined as a felt sense of self. It will touch upon the wealth of information from different sources, including Somatic Experiencing, Body-Mind-Centering, and breathing techniques, to validate and clarify your personal potential and strengths. Identifying boundaries, working with the nervous system, and finding more ease and efficiency within the muscles and joints can bring consciousness into our experience of our body. This leads to being comfortable in our own skin and a willingness to engage with life more fully.

About Ashni

Ashni, daughter of Cynthia and Allan, is a farmer, at Mumbet’s Freedom Farm, facilitator, educator and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY with rich roots in the island of St. Vincent & The Grenadines.

Movement, music, healing and their expansion through meditation and love are essential keys to Ashni’s being. From early experiences with death, escapades in library stacks to discovering yoga and teachings with Buddhist monks in High School, Spirit has always piqued her curiosity and tickled her heart.

Working on and at the intersections of Earth based teaching and practices, wellness and environmental and social justice, Ashni facilitates 1-on-1 and group sessions, ceremonies, meditations and experiences permeated with love that cultivate radical awareness, appreciation of self and overall ecstatic wellness within participants and their community with the intention of re-cultivating a deep connection with our Earth mother.

About Sondra

i am a movement artist, educator and steward of a small botanical, bird, and fox sanctuary near Hudson, NY. i am drawn to the mystical, the poetic, to dirt, to rewilding, and to the daily rigorous investigation of somatic embodiment. i make dances and performances, am a yoga and somatic educator, share stories and overturn stones to see what’s underneath. i’m queering my community, teaching as a living, and radiant with the hope of meeting you all.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, November 20, 2022 / 1pm – 3pm

LOCATION: Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation
403 Warren St,
Hudson, NY 12534

COST/REGISTER: Sliding scale $20, $25, $30
Register here


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Roeliff Jansen Library’s Virtual Chair Yoga Classes

Roeliff Jansen Commuity Library is hosting a weekly, Virtual Chair Yoga class on Friday’s through June 26. Join Karen Rosand of the Won Dharma Center for this enjoyable chair yoga class suitable for all ages. This is a 75 minute practice featuring gentle movement, balancing, stretching, breath-work and guided visualization. All you need is a sturdy, armless chair.

DATE/TIME: Fridays through June 26, 2020 / 10am – 11:15am

Visit www.roejanlibrary.org/adult-programs for the login code

COST: A donation to the library




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Virtual Yoga From the New Lebanon Library, Mondays

The New Lebanon Library has taken their weekly yoga course Online with Virtual Yoga Mondays at 4pm.
We know that staying in the house can be a drag, so we have started hosting yoga with one of our teachers online.
If you are interested in being a part of the group, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/QF2QhCxy28udT6Qc9 Opens in new tab
The links for the class (held via GotoMeeting) will be sent Monday morning.
*In lieu of the regular donation, the teacher asks instead that it be put towards New Lebanon-based charities to help out at this time. Thank you!


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The Caravan Express: Women’s Retreat

The Caravan Express is a retreat for women that runs this weekend at the Fresh Idea Farm in Red Rock, NY. The retreats goal is “uncovering your essence, experience its power, and take action.”

The retreat, conducted in a bucolic garden setting, will include Meditation, yoga, the labyrinth, writing & vision mapping.

From the hosts:

Why a Caravan you might be asking?

Because we want to present you with a rare opportunity to travel with a group of like-minded seekers to unknown and unexpected places that already reside right within you.

Our intention is to give you the time and space to dig deep and share with all of us what you already possess – sometimes known but often hidden.

And how will we do this?

By taking you through processes that have the potential to lead to dynamic transformations in the areas you personally wish to explore.

This weekend is designed to build from the essentials, in realms of yoga, meditation, and contemplation, to labyrinth walking on Day One, with the purpose of bridging internal and external spheres.

Our Caravan Mart is a unique vehicle that will allow us to reveal the gifts we already recognize and are ready to share with one another.

How you expand your new insights and begin to take action will happen on Day Two with a dynamic vision mapping session and the inaugural “Express Yourself ” workshop.

It is our hope that fellow Caravaners will depart with their magnificent presence

enlightened and emboldened and that they will also know they always have a sacred touchstone to return to – The Caravan Express.

JOIN US – Your place is waiting!

Betty – Sheila – Chris – Janet


DATES/TIME: Friday, August 23 – Sunday August 25, 2019

August 23rd MEET & GREET (optional)

Location: The Red Rock Historical Society – Red Rock, New York

  • 6:00 – 8:00 Enjoy a Light Fare and the Company of your fellow Caravaners

DAY #1

August 24th – Inspiration & Intention: Find Your Essence

Location: The Fresh Idea Farm- Red Rock, New York

  • 8:30 – 9:30 BREAKFAST – On-Site
  • 9:30 – 10:30 Welcome & Opening Circle: Crossing the Threshold Ceremony- Participant & Facilitator Introductions: Why you came, what to gain?
  • 10:30 – 12:00 Contemplative Meditation: Sparking Your Flow (with Sheila Lewis) – Basic meditation with movement, designed to refresh & restore body, mind & spirit as groundwork for intentional, inspired action.
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Contemplative Time – Stretch & Explore
  • 12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH – On-Site
  • 1:30 – 3:00 Walk The Labyrinth (with Christine Favreau) – Overview, background, walk the Labyrinth and re-connect to yourself
  • 3:00 – 3:30 Contemplative Time – Journal, Explore, and more
  • 3:30 – 4:30 Q & A & discussion with the Facilitators
  • 4:30 – 5:00 The Caravan Mart – Set-Up Time
  • 5:00 – 6:30 The Caravan Mart – Facilitators share what led to their inspired actions an invite you to share your wares too! (optional)
  • 6:30 – 7:00 The Caravan Mart – Close Up Shop & Free Time
  • 7:00 Group Dinner – Optional – Off-Site

DAY #2

August 25th INTEGRATION & EXPRESSION – Express Yourself

Location: The Fresh Idea Farm – Red Rock, New York

  • 8:30 – 9:30 Breakfast – On-Site
  • 9:30 – 10:30 Morning Circle & Warm-Up Activities – Journaling + Yoga + Labyrinth Walking + Art Making + Spanda Card Readings
  • 10:30 – 12:00 Vision Into Action: Making Vision Boards (with Janet Tanguay) – Visualize and manifest your dreams through vision mapping and take active steps to achieve your goals. Each participant will receive their own vision/imagine kit to enjoy.
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Contemplative Time – Stretch & Explore
  • 12:30 – 1:30 LUNCH – On-Site
  • 1:30 – 2:00 Short Motivational Video & Group Activity Discussion
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Express Yourself! – Take time to dig deep and prepare to tell or show us in any form you like what’s new and what’s next.
  • 3:00 – 4:00 SHOWTIME! – Now is your chance to tell the world.
  • 4:00 – 5:00 Closing Circle/Ceremony. Crossing The Threshold

The Fresh Idea Farm
605 County Road 24
Red Rock, New York 12060

For costs, and/or to RSVP, contact Betty Newman:
call: 212-532-0385
text: 917-363-3136



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Columbia Land Conservancy’s Om at Ooms w/ Supersoul Yoga, Aug 22

Join the Columbia Land Conservancy for yoga in the great outdoors with Supersoul Yoga.

Classes are suitable for all levels, and take place near Sutherland Pond. Proceeds benefit Supersoul and CLC.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 / 6pm – 7pm

Ooms Conservation Area
480 Rock City Road
Chatham, NY 12037

Suggested Donation: $10 – $15
Register and make your donation on the Supersoul website.


Columbia Land Conservancy Inc.
49 Main Street Chatham, NY


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