Yin

Born out of Taoist Buddhism, Yin Yoga applies the concepts of Chinese acupressure to the bodies dense connective tissues. This practice includes long held postures that gently ease the tightness, stiffness and inflexibility in the soft tissues and joints that can occur from repetitive movement.

Yin has the added benefit of opening meridians and increasing the efficiency of energy flow throughout the body. It is seen as a balancing and complementary practice to more Yang forms of exercise (Vinyasa, running, Cross training, etc.).

All levels including those without yoga experience are welcomed. Be prepared with pillows, blankets and blocks nearby as props are used to support the body during these 5-6 minute held postures. A guided meditation rooted in the Buddhist dogma offered to focus the mind and assist with navigating difficult times without losing mindful connections.

Yoga for 12 Step Recovery

Yoga of 12 Step Recovery (Y12SR) combines the practical tools of the 12-step program with the ancient wisdom of yoga. Combining the two creates a model that truly addresses addiction as the physical, mental, and spiritual disease that it is. Y12SR works through a holistic approach that connects the dots between neuroscience, trauma healing, cognitive and somatic-based methods. Its mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by substance and behavioral addictions, and to enhance physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Y12SR is a 12-step based discussion and yoga practice that is open to anyone and everyone dealing with their own addictive behavior or affected by the addictive behavior of others. This is an open and inclusive group. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. You do not need to be a member of a 12-step program to participate.

Please wear comfortable clothing. Classes may incorporate pranayama (breathwork), guided meditation, a reading/quote, and other practices. Expect approximately 35 minutes of sharing and 35 minutes of asana (yoga poses).

Y12SR is donation based. Please give what you can. One-third of donations go to the studio for hosting, one-third to the space holder, and one-third to an addiction-based charity.

Y12SR meets the 3rd Tuesday and 1st Saturday of each month and during the summer months will meet on the park on nice days.

 Community Yoga

Sliding Scale DONATION

This Hatha/Gentle style yoga class offers a perfect place for beginners to try out Yoga in a warm and welcoming space, and for long-term practitioners to get back to basics and deepen their practice amongst community. Poses will be explained in detail, and students are given time to find comfort and ease in each posture. The physical asana portion of each class contains: warm-ups, sun salutations, balancing, back bends, forward bends, twists, and inversions - the body will be stretched in all directions, and strengthened mindfully. Classes may also include basic breathing practices, meditation or yoga nidra. This is a DONATION based class and available to every body.

Meets 12pm on Tuesdays (Studio or Park)

 

Promotions & Events

Yoga at Pine Hollow Arboretum with Jammella

Join Jammella for a beautiful morning of Yoga at Pine Hollow Arboretum. This one hour class, held at Magnolia Field, is an open level gentle vinyasa class designed to recalibrate your mind, body and breath. We will welcome our body to a new day; focusing on breath and alignment, while incorporating dynamic movements to relieve tension leaving you feeling present, aware and ready to enter the rest of your day with peace and energy. This class is open to all and modifications will be given to support all bodies and levels. Staff at Pine Hollow Arboretum will be available to answer any questions if you decide to stay explore the grounds after class.
 
Pricing: $25/class (7/11, 8/8, 9/12 & 10/10 - all classes start at 10am)
 
Registration is required. We currently have parking restrictions so we have to limit this class to 20 clients/cars. If carpooling is possible we will be able to increase capacity to 25. If you are able to carpool please call 518-928-4708. Check In & Guidelines: We suggest you arrive for class approximately 30 minutes early for parking and check-in.
 
Get Grounded: Yoga Class & Aromatherapy Experience
Date/time: Sunday 8/1/2021 2:00-4:00 (Studio)
Cost: $30
 
Join Lark Street Yoga and Grounded Matters for a workshop on the therapeutic benefits of essential oils combined with movement. Embark on a journey of sensation with grounding yoga poses combined with breath techniques, self-massage, and meditation enhanced by the use of specially blended body oils and butters. The sense of smell is a powerful tool of healing and experience. Learn how to create your own ritual for using essential oils to enhance your yoga and meditation practice at home. All participants will receive a Grounded Matters sampler for use during the class and one trial sized product to bring home.
 

Sara is the founder of Grounded Matters, a local business specializing in all natural, handcrafted skincare products for body , mind, and soul. When she is not creating wellness products, Sara is a conflict resolution practitioner and volunteer at the Grafton Peace Pagoda.

Liz is a gentle/restorative yoga and meditation teacher at Lark Street Yoga, as well as a licensed psychologist, certified trauma & resilience practitioner, and somatic experiencing practitioner in training.

 

Questions? Email to larkstreetyoga@gmail.com or feel free to contact us directly at 518-928-4708. Follow us on Instagram & Facebook for daily and weekly schedule updates.