Explore our CLasses of Hatha, vinyasa, yin, power yoga & More
CLASs OF THE MONTH:
slow flow vinyasa
MOnday & Saturday
This month, we’re encouraging our community to S L O W things down!
Slow Flow Vinyasa features long holds in postures and a thorough exploration of alignment. This blend of yoga and other movement modalities incorporates specialized practices for the shoulders, hips and core to cultivate a balance between strengthening and stretching muscles, and mobilizing and stabilizing joints throughout the entire body. Pranayama and meditation are also included to create a holistic practice.
new classes added
warm vinyasa flow & katonah flow
Join Stephanie FIlardi on Thursdays at 6:30 PM for Warm Vinyasa Flow! In a warm room (~80 degrees), experience a moderate flow that includes breath, mindful movement, and relaxation to balance body, mind, and spirit. Develop presence and power as we move together to strengthen and lengthen muscles, improve flexibility and balance, and experience deep bliss.
We’ve also added another Katonah Flow class to our schedule! Join Alison Grande, Saturdays at 8:00 AM, for this syncretic Hatha Yoga practice (Level 2). Katonah Yoga® incorporates Taoist theory, sacred geometries, mythology, metaphor, and pranayama - in a practical framework designed to potentiate personal and communal well-being. Learn to move past the unconscious habitual patterns to a more fully functioning self.
Refining the practice: Katonah Yoga® workshop
oct 23, oct 30, & nov 6 | 11 - 12:30 pM
Whether you are a yoga teacher seeking to up your technique on teaching a private, a student searching to deepen and refine your practice and form, or a new practitioner looking to better understand the structure of a pose, this intensive will give you an opportunity to receive personal feedback and attention, hands on adjustments and insight into how you can get the most out of your yoga poses. Explore Katonah Yoga® theory and how to apply it to your life and your practice.
This workshop is limited to 20 people
Cost: $30 per workshop
restorative sound healing retreat
nov 3 | 7 - 8:30 pm
Join us for a Sunday evening “Feast for the Senses.” Be cradled in blankets, surrounded by candlelight, listen to healing vibrational sounds, and breathe in clarifying scents.
The gentle restorative/yin Kripalu practice led by Allison Kern aligns with the supportive harmonic sounds provided by Aiden Frederick. Therapeutic use of sound moves the mind and illuminates the heart. Experience the healing power of yoga paired with the sound of gong, singing bowls and more.
Sound can help us move from feeling imbalanced in our lives to a place of stillness, balance, depth, and peace.
All levels are welcome and nourished. Attendance will be limited.
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yin & yamas workshop with naomi norman
saturday | october 26 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Yamas and Niyamas are the two founding branches of Pantanjali’s 8-limb path of Yoga. Specifically, the five Yamas are moral “restraints” that offer us a way to live a richer, more joyful life. Don’t let the word “restraint” scare you because these ethical disciplines - these beautiful jewels of wisdom – actually help create more freedom and less stress in our lives.
The practice of Yin Yoga is also a way to access more freedom and less stress in our bodies (and our lives) as we “exercise” connective tissue – the living matrix that conducts life-giving energy to all our 100-trillion cells, give or take a few. And that makes Yin Yoga a profound way to study and begin to embody the attributes of the five Yamas.
Join us for this intriguing and freeing practice as we explore the yogic gems of kindness, truthfulness, non-stealing, non-excess, and non-possessiveness. This workshop is led by Naomi Norman, certified 500-hour Kripalu Yoga teacher with a passion for teaching Yin Yoga.
Appropriate for all levels.
laughter yoga workshop with patty schneider
sunday | october 27 | 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Can you learn to laugh as you did when you were a child, spontaneously and unselfconsciously?
With Laughter Yoga, anyone can learn to laugh for no reason, without relying on humor, jokes, or comedy. We initiate laughter with playfulness, imagination, and by maintaining eye contact with everyone in the group. As we connect with the other participants and share voluntary laughter, it quickly becomes spontaneous laughter. We also engage in breathing exercises, fun affirmations, laughter meditation, and yoga nidra.
Laughter Yoga is not only fun, it is also beneficial for our physical health and our mood. Deep, hearty laughter encourages deep breathing, increasing the body’s intake of oxygen and therefore our energy level. Belly laughs act like an internal massage, stimulating the circulation of blood and encouraging the flushing of waste from our organs. Laughter Yoga boosts the levels of the “feel-good” chemicals in our bodies: dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins, lifting our mood and helping us maintain emotional balance. Regular practice of Laughter Yoga also strengthens the immune system. Not only that, but sharing laughter is a wonderful way to connect with other people.
With all the benefits that Laughter Yoga offers, come join Patty Schneider, Certified Laughter Yoga teacher, and see what everyone is laughing about!
Budding Buddhas Yoga & Mindfulness - For all ages
The benefits of yoga for kids are many, including increased focus and concentration, heightened body awareness and self-control, increased flexibility and strength. Yoga for kids helps ease stress and build confidence. It encourages children of all ages to create healthy habits for life.
If I could learn one thing each day, it would be how to love myself and others more fully. With yoga, we will all meet there.
Tovami means community - the name can't be found in a dictionary, nor does it have a country of origin, but has been created. A name to mean community, one letter, one idea, one person at a time. We see everyone as unique and special like Yoga. The focus for us is on building this beautiful yoga community, this "Tovami" honoring yoga as an ancient mindfulness art in our welcoming studio.
200-Hour Teacher Certification Program, registered and approved by Yoga Alliance.
Our Alignment Based Hatha Yoga Vinyasa Program offers a variety of Westchester's long-time expert instructors/teachers, handpicked for their knowledge, compassion and ability to inspire. You will receive one-on-one instruction to equip yourself for your personal yoga journey, whether it be cultivating self-knowledge or an inspiring career as a teacher. From multimedia anatomy presentations to deep hands-on asana knowledge, meditation and ancient healing mudras, you will take a giant step towards your personal success and fulfillment. Plus, you’ll have FUN & connect with a wonderful, lighthearted community!
This month's Featured Yoga Teacher
Like our Yoga PractiTIoners, our Teachers are fun & have a unique view that shines brightly throughout each of their classes.
"Yoga helped me get my breath back and unwind all the stress my body. It continues to serve me well with all of life’s challenges big and small." - Patty
Patty came to embrace yoga through a very difficult time in her life, and later became a teacher to share the healing benefits of yoga. Her teaching style combines the work of healing and alignment to ensure a safe and focused practice. She enjoys creating a warm and welcoming environment in her class, leaving her students feeling strengthened mentally, emotionally, and physically. Get to know more about Patty below!
Q: Tell us a bit about how you found yoga?
A: Yoga came to me during a very difficult time in my life. My daughter Katie, who was two at the time, was 19 months into a two year chemotherapy treatment for Lymphoma. She was well enough at that time to attend preschool. I was concerned about leaving her at the school so it was suggested I take the yoga class offered in the basement of the preschool facility. Yoga helped me get my breath back and unwind all the stress my body accumulated over the previous year and 1/2. It continues to serve me well with all of life’s challenges big and small.
Q: What can someone expect when coming to your class?
A: In my class, my hope is, you find a way let yoga serve you. I will offer an experience of watching breath and body sensations. I encourage you to fully search your body and breath using ailment cues and pranayama practices. The class can evolve in anyway that works for you, I will offer suggestions but you will always be encouraged to follow your own best inspiration.
PRACTICE WITH PATTY:
TUESDAYS, 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM FOR GROUNDED FLOW (OPEN LEVEL)
KARMA YOGI PROGRAM
The Karma yogi is a work exchange program. your time for free yoga classes and studio discounts.
We are always interested in you! Please feel free to contact us to see if there are any Karma Yogi positions open today.