Vinyasa (pronounced “vin-yah-sah”) style classes coordinate movement and breath into a flowing series of poses. The style and sequence will vary depending on the teacher and class level. Yoga Fundamentals: This class is great for students brand new to yoga as well as those continuing to get acquainted with the basics. Students practice proper alignment in a relaxed, non-competitive setting. Level 1- Extra Gentle: This class moves at a more relaxed pace than a regular level 1. The needs and abilities of each student are respected in an atmosphere free of expectations. Level 1: These classes are perfect for beginners. Postures, breathing practices, meditation and deep relaxation will be introduced. This class will help you learn yogic fundamentals and develop a solid foundation. Level 1-2: This class is geared towards the student with some basic yoga experience, but beginners are always welcome. Your teacher will modify the level of difficulty based on the students present. Level 2: This class is for students who are comfortable with the postures introduced at the basic level and who feel ready to explore additional poses integrated into a faster paced flow. Introduction to inversions, arm balances and deeper backbends may be offered in this class. Mixed Level: These classes are open to all levels of practice. Your instructor will give you options and modifications throughout the class, based on the students present. More complex poses may be introduced for advanced students, while beginners can work at their own level. If you are brand new to yoga, we recommend starting with Level 1 class. Level 2-3: Level 2-3 classes are designed for intermediate to advanced students. We recommend that you have a solid practice and understanding of intermediate yoga postures. You can expect a more challenging flow to build heat and test your strength and stamina. We will play with arm balances and explore inversions & deeper backbends. class schedule
Iyengar Yoga is a very meticulous style of yoga, with utmost attention paid to finding the proper alignment in a pose. It is great for students who want to learn the systematic way to move in and out of postures. It develops strength, stamina, concentration and body awareness. Level 1: Thursdays, 9:30 am in Tuckahoe Fridays, 4:00 pm in Scarsdale Level 2: Tuesdays, 6:30 pm in Tuckahoe Saturdays, 10:45 am in Scarsdale *Please always check the schedule for class changes and cancelations*
Yoga Fundamentals is a great way to get acquainted with yoga. Each week a fundamental yoga concept will be explored and may include a specific pose or group of poses, anatomy, mindfulness or yogic philosophy. Students practice proper alignment in a relaxed, non-competitive setting, and are introduced to basic variations of poses with awareness, in a slow, safe and detailed way. Yoga Fundamentals is also an option for those who prefer to stay with a gentle/basic class. Mondays, 6pm in Tuckahoe Wednesdays, 9:30 am in Scarsdale Sundays, 9:30 am in Tuckahoe *Please always check the schedule for class changes and cancelations*
Level 1 - Extra Gentle This class moves at a more relaxed pace than a regular level 1. The needs and abilities of each student are respected in an atmosphere free of expectations. Mondays, 9:30 am & 4:30 pm in Tuckahoe Thursdays, 11:30 am in Tuckahoe Mindful Movement: Yoga & Feldenkrais A gentle yoga class with mini-movement lessons, and an extra long savasana and meditation at the end. Mondays, Noon in Scarsdale *Please always check the schedule for class changes and cancelations*
This class is open to all, but is especially beneficial for those who have bone loss or are hoping to prevent it. Modifications are offered to those who need them for safety. A combination of gentle movement and focused postures which increase balance and help to strengthen bone. Wednesdays, 4:15 pm in Scarsdale *Please always check the schedule for class changes and cancelations* In the News... 12 Minutes of Yoga for Better Bone Health - NYTimes.com https://www.yogauonline.com/yogau-wellness-blog/new-research-casts-doubt-benefits-osteoporosis-drugs
This basic level class will be gentler and slower then a regular level 1. It will have consist of primarily restorative yoga postures to facilitate deep states of relaxation. The body is supported in “relaxing postures” and the complete group of postures move the spine in all directions. This is a great class for those new to yoga, with limited flexibility, those recovering from injuries or just want a great relaxation! Sundays, 11 am in Scarsdale *Please always check the schedule for class changes and cancelations
Because of medical reasons I sleep with my head elevated. Long term, I have come to realize, this has affected my posture adversely, and yoga postures that open my heart / chest / shoulders are having a good effect. I was not even very aware, going into the class, how much of a reality this closing-up had become, it was so gradual over time; and it has taken awhile to recognize the benefit from yoga, but it is substantial. The other major challenge is my Parkinson's (PD), which was diagnosed about 3 years ago. PD itself is of course irreversible, but in the past decade there is strong indication that the brain is able to work out new neural paths to do some of the same things that the established, eroding pathways were engaged for. I cannot say definitively that this is happening from the yoga, but I definitely feel my mind and body are more cooperatively aware of each other, with the most obvious subjective result being that I no longer feel like I'm just carrying my shoulders and arms around with me, and not even (for the most part) having to consciously project my mind into those areas, for instance to initiate left arm swing when I walk.
This class is specifically formatted to address the physical and emotional needs of those affected by cancer and it's treatments. Whether you are newly diagnosed, in treatment, or a survivor, yoga can further your journey of recovery. Physically, yoga can build strength and flexibility in safe ways, stimulate the immune system and move lymph and build bone density. Yoga also gives cancer patients and survivors a venue to build community and feel empowered to take control of their well-being. Find Out More Please contact us if you have any questions. This FREE class runs monthly, on Sundays at 1pm in Scarsdale! Next Class: September 9, October 14, November 11 & December 2
Spinal asymmetry resulting from scoliosis can create complications or confusion when practicing yoga. A yoga for scoliosis class helps students with scoliosis better understand their curve(s) and work with specific postures and the breath to develop body awareness, achieve spinal extension and length, and build core and back strength. This work can bring more symmetry and less pain in their bodies, both on and off the mat. Modifications and techniques will also be discussed as how to incorporate this work into a more general class setting. Find out more.
Yoga is part of my life, and I guess scoliosis is as well -- although it's somewhat tough to face and address... Your class was comfortable, welcoming and SAFE (emotionally).
Prenatal Yoga emphasizes self-awareness, relaxation and composure, it is the perfect preparation for pregnancy and childbirth. No previous yoga experience required. Some of the benefits of Prenatal Yoga for both you and your baby include:
- Reduce common discomforts of pregnancy
- Maintain tonicity, strength and fitness
- Practice movements that help you prepare for labor and encourage optimal positioning of your baby for birth
- Learn deep relaxation and breath techniques for pregnancy, birth and beyond
- Enjoy time to connect with yourself and your baby
- Gain helpful resources and information for your journey into motherhood
- Meet other moms-to-be
I looked forward to your yoga class every week and believe that it was a large part of my pregnancy going so well, not just physically but also because of the emotional support and personal connections.
The doctor said that I did an amazing job pushing and that I was very focused. I told him that it was my amazing yoga training!
I am grateful for your support during my pregnancy and delivery. Your yoga classes centered me, provided me with a community, and enabled me to safely get the exercise I needed.
Adjusting to life after birth, physically as well as mentally, takes time and care. Mommy & Baby yoga is a beautiful way to nurture your body and mind. Through the focus of yoga postures, moms can begin to heal, strengthen, realign the spine and support the core to relieve lower back pain. Breathing techniques are taught to quiet the mind, develop patience and relaxation. This class strives to offer moms and babies the time to experience yoga, enabling moms the opportunity to take care of themselves, while deepening their bond with their baby. Yoga Haven's strong sense of community provides support to moms during this important time and going forward. For mothers and newborns, 6 weeks to active crawlers. Attendance at prenatal yoga classes is not a prerequisite. We support both breast- and bottlefeeding during class, and encourage even moms of “fussy” babies to come. Contact us with any questions.
Wednesdays, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm in Scarsdale
Sundays, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm in Tuckahoe (no class July/August)*Please always check the schedule for class changes and cancelations*
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Come Play! You do not need to be a circus star, lifelong yogi, or natural-born acrobat to try this fun class. With the support of aerial hammocks, explore, and refine traditional poses, in the air and on the ground. Allow gravity to assist as you realign the body and center the mind. To participate you must have knowledge of basic yoga poses, have the strength to jump into the hammock, and a willingness to try and hang upside down! Check the Aerial Yoga Calendar for upcoming classes, or contact us about setting up a private session for you and your friends. **Not suitable for students with glaucoma/detached retina, vertigo/inner ear issues, recent concussion/head injury, back or neck conditions, motion sickness or botox within 24 hours. If you have questions about your participation, please contact us before signing up so we can chat and determine if this is an appropriate class for you.
You’re never too young or too old to enjoy yoga! In these classes, traditional yoga techniques have been recreated in simple and fun ways that young people can enjoy. Toddler Yoga: For parent/caregiver and children 2-5 years We use a combination of simple animated poses, games and breathing exercises that help to build coordination, body awareness and self expression. Moms, dads or caregivers please come dressed for yoga and ready to move and have fun. Monthly, Saturdays, 4:00 pm in Scarsdale Kids Yoga: Ages 7-10 Yogis and yoginis come together in a lighthearted environment for individual, interactive and partnering poses, games, music, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, and self-expression through yoga. Tuesdays, 4:00 pm in Scarsdale Fridays, 4:15 pm in Tuckahoe Teen Yoga- Ages 11 & up Teens experience an enormous amount of stress today. Many things contribute to it: peers, school, families, and competition. Students often become more self-aware and gain a sense of well-being, while developing strength and flexibility and learning breathing and relaxation techniques. Students also learn techniques for concentrating, reducing stress and connecting with their bodies in a loving way. Tuesdays, 5:15 pm in Scarsdale Fridays, 5:30 pm in Tuckahoe Teens accompanied by an adult, may also attend regular level 1 classes. Once teens are accustomed to Yoga Haven and the classes, they are more then welcomed to come on their own. Mother/Daughter Yoga Mother/daughter yoga is the perfect place to move, breathe, and smile together through a basic vinyasa flow peppered with breathing exercises, partner poses, games, and wrapping up with a cozy savasana. Build strength and flexibility while increasing body awareness and boosting self esteem. No previous yoga experience necessary. It’s all about enhancing the Mother/Daughter bond and having fun! For moms and daughters (ages 8-14). Monthly Class Contact us for more information. *Please always check the schedule for class changes and cancelations*
A healthy and strong spine is essential to full body health as well as emotional well-being. In this class, we use precise alignment cues as well as the support of various props to complete a well-rounded practice that can help bring awareness, strength and flexibility to the spine. This class is appropriate for all levels of yoga practitioners, [including those with various back conditions such as scoliosis, mild herniations, and generalized back discomfort]. Students, however, should be able to get up and down from the floor without difficulty; no acute or major injuries or medical conditions please. Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:45 pm in Tuckahoe. **Starting May 28** *Please always check the online schedule for class changes and cancelations*