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New Classes

barreflow text graphic with Flow in script cursive​BarreFlow - with Svetlana Albanese

Thursdays: 5:15-6:00pm

A challenging total body workout designed for all fitness levels. BarreFlow combines aspects of yoga, pilates, barre fitness and classic strength training. The focus on posture and form allows even the busiest mind to become more present. Modifications are given to accommodate all fitness levels. Achieve a balanced body and a quiet mind!

Chair Yoga - with Lisa Battisti

Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am

Chair yoga will move your whole body through mindful movements in the seated and standing positions. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to improve strength, flexibility, balance, and overall wellness. Breathing and relaxation techniques will promote stress reduction, mental clarity, and improved well being.


Upcoming Classes

Family Yoga Jam - with Christine Carpenter

Third Saturdays throughout the fall (Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19 and Dec, 17), 10:30-11:30am
​$15 Adult/Child Pair, $20 Family, Register

It's a family affair! This fun-filled class offers a wonderful opportunity for families to bond as a team, while gaining a stronger foundation for a lifetime of health and wellness. Playful yoga and movement (including partner poses and games), breath work and relaxation encourage families to work together while stretching their bodies and minds.


​Hatha Happy Hour - with Betsy Newnum

First Friday of each month 5:30-6:30pm - begins September 2nd

Start your weekend off right!  Join Hatha Happy Hour and balance strength with relaxation and leave the work week behind as you transition to your weekend.  Sequences will mix flow and Iyengar yoga with a focus on restoration.  Hatha Yoga is based on classic and ancient yoga practices with attention to alignment, breathing and mindfulness.


T.G.I.F! Offerings

Affirmations Yoga - with Marcus Rogers

Friday August 19, 3:00-4:30pm
$20, Register

So many times we focus on who we think we are, rather than own who we TRULY are. Yoga has a profound way of bringing us back to ourselves and positive affirmations equip us with COURAGE. Without courage, we cannot practice any of the other virtues consistently. Join me on the mat, as we combine these two powerful tools to help us evolve into living the life of our dreams.


pregnant women on balance ball getting massageCouples Labor Support & Massage Workshop - with Melissa Whipple

Friday August 26, 7:00pm-8:30pm
$25, Held Monthly
(518) 527-2202 for more information

Melissa Whipple, LMT, a DONA trained Doula, yoga teacher & certified Infant Massage Therapist, will teach partners how to nurture & support the laboring woman with relaxation techniques, natural pain relief, massage, movement and positions. 


Upcoming Events/Workshops

Future events/workshops to be announced.


Upcoming Wellness Workshops

Future wellness workshops to be announced.



Our Wellness Packages will once again become available the last week of September for the months of October, November, December. Please refer to the price packages below for discounted options.  Thank you!

Yoga "Flex" Classes

 - Drop-In $15
 - 3 Classes for $39 (good 30 days from the date of the first class attended)
 - 4 Classes for $48 (good 30 days from the date of the first class attended)
 - 5 Classes for $55 (good 30 days from the date of the first class attended)

Chair Yoga

 - 3 Classes for $33
 - Drop-In $15



About Us

The Orchid Tree Yoga community of dedicated instructors and wellness professionals, formerly as Orenda Yoga, has served the wellness needs of Guilderland, Rotterdam, Schenectady, Altamont, Knox, & Berne, as well as the greater Capital district area, for over 13 years.

The mission of the Orchid Tree Yoga community is to foster personal growth through exploration, determination and self-study by promoting physical awareness in a safe, supportive environment where students grow beyond their perceived boundaries to a deeper connection with themselves and others.

Orchid Tree Yoga instructors are vibrant, compassionate and deeply caring individuals devoted to yoga and their students.  Students receive individual attention and modifications appropriate to their personal practice.  Our health professionals offer supportive wellness care including: on-site massage in a dedicated massage space, Reiki treatments, Health coach consultations as well as wellness events and workshops.

Easily accessible to the experienced yogi or the absolute beginner, our studio is open to all and is fully equipped for yoga, meditation, Chair Yoga, BarreFlow, and Prenatal & Mommy & Me classes.

Our Wellness Package pricing is one of the best in the Capital District in cost and value to our students.

Come experience the calm and tranquil space that is Orchid Tree Yoga.