VINYASA MASTER CLASS

Join us Saturday, August 19 for this 2 hour vinyasa master class with Susan DeRyder designed to take your current practice to the next level. Susan will create a safe and supported environment in order for you to have fun and grow in your practice. Sometimes all we need is a change of perspective to access those head scratching kinds of asanas.

Come prepared to stretch, twist, open, strengthen, turn everything upside down and have a great laugh doing it! Learn techniques for practicing handstand, headstand, forearm stand and more.
This workshop is perfect for the level 1-2 practitioner ready to take things up a notch or a level 2-3 looking for a fun and creative sequence of challenging asanas.

ABOUT SUSAN

Susan DeRyder is originally from Edinburgh, Scotland. Now settled in the Hudson Valley, Susan is excited to offer her enriching yoga classes within her new found community. Susan completed her Yoga Teacher Training at The Life Centre […]

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YOGA + SOUND

Curious about our new Thursday evening class with Jessica Caplan? We’re delighted to offer this special experience every Thursday evening at 4pm. This practice weaves together movement, meditation and therapeutic sound to cultivate presence and connection. The class builds to a gentle flow, winds down with Restorative poses, and culminates with an extended savasana set to a soothing, restorative sound bath.

Many students decide to stay for a double header and attend Pepper Monroe’s 5:30pm Yin Yoga class which is a great compliment to Yoga + Sound.

JESSICA CAPLAN is a certified sound therapy practitioner, vocalist and yoga teacher. She creates heart-centered meditative sound experiences, workshops, retreats and trainings that weave her passion for music and movement as medicine with our innate capacity and desire to heal. A yoga teacher since 2006, and a singer all her life, Jessica completed sound therapy practitioner training at the Open Center’s Sound and Music Institute. She crafts soundbaths and meditative […]

WHOLE POSE: EXTENDED TRIANGLE

Utthita Trikonasana (extended three angle, or triangle pose) pose is a challenging posture most effective at psoas and groin opening, with a plethora of other benefits not least of which is digestive health. This is one of the trickiest poses to master as there are many contradicting cues and approaches that can throw you off in a group setting.

POSE TYPE
Standing Pose

BENEFITS
This complex pose stretches and strengthens thighs, knees, and lengthens groins, hamstrings, and calves as well as elongating shoulders, chest, and spine. As in all poses, there’s a lot going on here! Triangle pose stimulates the abdominal organs, improves digestion, helps ease symptoms of menopause, relieves backache in some cases (although use caution if you have sciatica). Triangle pose can be used therapeutically to treat anxiety, flat feet, infertility, neck pain, and osteoporosis in some individuals.

HOW TO PRACTICE
Begin at the top of your mat, facing forward in “tadasana”, or standing mountain pose with arms down by your sides. […]

ASANAS FOR ALLERGY SEASON

In Gaelic cultures, the beginning of May marks fertility. But while many of us appreciate the aesthetic gifts that nature bestows, those with allergies may not be so pleased with budding signs of life.

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you’re likely familiar with ways to minimize culprits like pollen and dust. But in addition to using neti pots and avoiding respiratory triggers by staying indoors, yoga, too, can be an ally! Because of its link to stress-reduction, regularly practiced yoga asana already aids in allergy prevention by bolstering our immune systems, and according to specialists, there are specific yoga postures that might also be to our benefit when the pollen count goes up.

Opening the throat, chest and lungs:
Standing: Warrior One and Half Moon
On your back: Bridge and Fish

Clearing the upper respiratory tract / draining stuffiness:
Inverting: Shoulderstand and Plow

One bit of caution, however, for those inversions (and even our trusty downward-facing dog): Refrain from keeping […]

WRITING AND MOVING FOR YOUR LIFE

Saturday, June 3 from 4pm-6pm; enter the present moment through embodied yoga and sensory practices in order to to connect with your inner self and discover your authentic voice. Through relaxation we can then play with language and writing as a contemplative dialogue of inner inquiry and exploration.
OPEN TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN WRITING AND EMBODIED PRACTICES! No prior experience required.

PATRICE HEBER is a somatic movement therapist and yoga instructor who has been teaching in the field for over 25 years. She is a certified practitioner of Body-Mind Centering and a certified yoga instructor and has taught in the US, Europe, and at Naropa University. She is a senior meditation instructor in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. She maintains a private practice in movement therapy and bodywork in the Hudson Valley

ELIZABETH GUTHRIE is a poet and performer living in the Hudson Valley researching for a practice-based PhD in text and performance at the University of East London. […]

AROMATHERAPY YIN YOGA

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Join us on Saturday, June 24 for an evening where breath based meditation starts the tone for balancing the Chakras through Yin Yoga. Soothing music, beautiful poetry and Chakra aligned essential oils lead the way to a healthier state of body, mind and spirit. Start to heal the mind, body and spirit through Yin Yoga, where you stretch the body deep at the level of the connective tissue and joints by holding mainly supine or seated poses for 2 minutes or more. No experience with yoga? No worries. Beginners are welcome.

JULIE COLTON, E 500 E-RYT, is walking along a variety of career paths through being a Reiki Master practitioner, Empath, astrologer and musician. Her background studies also include, Cellular Biology, Mathematics and Secondary Education. When not teaching Yoga, she is a Pilates apprentice for her 500 hour certificate at Rhinebeck Pilates, a candidate for NASM as a personal trainer and in […]

TGIF FLOW: MELLOW ACOUSTIC

TGIF FLOW returns Friday, July 28. Join WSY teacher Kelly Murphy for a delightful 90-minute vinyasa flow yoga experience that mellows into restorative poses and meditation. This well balanced and nourishing class is accompanied by the sweet and soothing sounds of musician Chris Jackson’s acoustic guitar.

This event is suitable for all levels and we look forward to welcoming you! Stick around after class, hang with fellow yogis and enjoy wine and snacks.

CHRIS JACKSON has been playing piano since age 5 and guitar since age 15. He began playing Florida bands and then relocated to Los Angeles, where his band, Nice Guy Eddie, became a popular live act in clubs throughout the city. Since relocating to the Hudson Valley in 2013, Jackson has been a steady fixture on the live music scene playing solo acoustic guitar around New Paltz, Ellenville, Gardiner and New York City.

FRIDAY, JULY 28
7PM-9PM, $25 (includes wine & snacks!)
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HIGH FALLS FAIR DAY

JULY 8, ALL DAY! It’s High Falls Fair Day!

WSY HIGH FALLS FAIR DAY SCHEDULE
8:30AM-12:30PM YOGA CLASSES
Join us for our first High Falls Fair day! Come celebrate the bridge opening with us. During this day-long event new (first-time) students can attend any of our regularly scheduled Saturday morning classes for free!!

12:30AM-4PM: WHOLE SKY YOGA OPEN HOUSE
Drop in and visit our studio space! This is great way to get a feel for our vibe, get your questions answered, and learn all that our studio has to offer. We are available all day to answer your questions.

4PM-5PM FREE ALL LEVELS YOGA CLASS
Everyone is welcome to join for a FREE FOR ALL all level-friendly yoga session with WSY Founder, Sara Trapani.

We want to give an opportunity for prospective students to visit the studio and experience all that we have to offer including 30 weekly classes per week, workshops, events, and more.

Questions? Connect personally with Sara, sara@wholeskyyoga.com
845.706.3668

NEW TEACHER: SUSAN DeRYDER

We’re thrilled to welcome Susan DeRyder to the Whole Sky Yoga community. Susan will be teaching every Monday evening, our 7pm-8pm All Levels class. Susan will also be picking up additional classes this Summer, as well as subbing for Pepper Monroe during her upcoming maternity leave.  Please join us in welcoming Susan!

ABOUT SUSAN
Susan DeRyder is originally from Edinburgh, Scotland. Now settled in the Hudson Valley, Susan is excited to offer her enriching yoga classes within her new found community. Susan completed her Yoga Teacher Training at The Life Centre in London, UK in 2007. She has deepened her practice with travel to India and South America. She has a strong background in Ashtanga yoga as well as vinyasa, restorative and yin yoga. Back in the UK she offered healing yoga and detox retreats as part of her business ‘Twist & Sprout’. Susan is also a trained massage therapist. More recently she has been offering […]

YOGA + SOUND MEDITATION

Join Shawn and Susan for an evening of restorative yoga and healing soundscapes.

WHAT TO EXPECT
The first 45 minutes include a gentle yoga sequence, accompanied by soothing acoustic guitar leaving you open and ready to receive the Yoga Nidra and Sound Healing offerings, fully embodied.

The following 15/20 minutes take you on an journey into a deep state of relaxation through a guided meditation (Yoga Nidra/Psychic Sleep).

The remaining hour is spent resting on your back, bathing in a sound experience that will encourage deep relaxation, rejuvenation and an acceleration of your inward journey.
Time is suspended as you enter a world of vibration, sensation and experience. Physical injuries can be healed and old emotional traumas released. Great insights can be accessed. The only per-requisite is the willingness to receive.

SHAWN DeRYDER is a inspired individual hailing from the hills of New York State. When he is not chopping firewood, or gathering wild food he wields a set of […]