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Home

growing community.

 

     "Each moment is a place you've never been." -- Mark Strand

 


Announcement:    The Studio will be Closed Monday, Memorial Day.
Have a safe, fun-filled and relaxing Holiday.

Announcement:    Chair Yoga will be moving to Fridays at 9:30am starting Friday, July 7th.

 

 

Upcoming Events & Workshops

 

Introduction to a Vegetarian Lifestyle - with Kristen Simonds, CRMT

Saturday June 3, 10:30am - 12:00pm
$15.00
Register

The summer brings a wonderful array of fresh local produce that can nourish us in mind, body, and spirit. When we eat wholesome nutritious stress free foods, we become more wholesome and stress free. It really is true, you are what you eat! In this class you will be introduced to a vegetarian lifestyle. Even if you've thought about giving up meat just one night a week, this class is for you!  Join Kristen, a vegetarian of 8 years, as you learn about a variety of meal options, navigating the Farmer's Market, and how eating local is better for you, the environment, and the economy.  A 7 day jump start meal plan is included. 
Pre-registration is required.

 

 

 

Karma Yoga: Books & Beer - with Orchid Tree Yoga and The RED Bookshelf

Tuesday, June 13:  6:00-7:30pm
Free
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Orchid Tree Yoga teams up with The RED Bookshelf for another Karma Yoga session.  Karma yoga - the yoga of service, supports the wellness of our community.  Join us for a book re-conditioning session at their new location:  200 Green Street, Albany. Afterwards we will stop at a local pub for camaraderie and beverages.  Car pooling available from OTY studio.  Support literacy in the home!
Pre-registration is required. 

 

 

Qigong Ecstasy - with Diana Wells, Certified Qigong Teacher

Saturday, July 8: 10:30-11:30am
$15.00

Qigong, an ancient Chinese healing method, uses simple movement patterns that guide you to experience and empower the life force energy that flows around and within you.  With practice, you can increase your vitality and longevity, stimulate the healing of acute and chronic illness and expand your awareness and happiness.  In this class we will practice Qigong Ecstasy and you will feel a deep sense of vitality, joy and bliss.
Pre-registration is required.

 

 

Qigong: The Four Golden Wheels and The 6 Healing Sounds - with Diana Wells, Certified Qigong Teacher

Saturday July 15: 10:30-11:30am
$15.00

Qigong, an ancient Chinese healing method, uses simple movement patterns that guides you to experience and empower the life force energy that flows around and within you.  With practice you can increase your vitality and longevity, stimulate the healing of acute and chronic illness and expand your awareness and happiness.  The Four Golden Wheels empowers the 4 primary energy centers bringing clarity, harmony and vitality to your physical body.  The 6 healing sounds brings vibrations and color to the organs of the body, breaking up stagnations and discharging toxins.  Pre-registration is required.

 

 

 

Gong Immersion - with "Universal Sounds" returns!

Friday, July 28: 7:00-8:00pm
$15.00

Gong Immersion - an hour of Relaxation Pose, "Savasana", accompanied by the harmonic voices of Robb Kopp and Scott Marshal with the stirring vibrations of 4' gongs and singing bowls.  Lay back, breathe and release...This special performance is not to be missed!

(If you love savasana - and who doesn't ?!, you'll love this event.)  Pre-registration is required.

 


 

Wellness Workshops/Events

 

Drum Circle - with Kate Rogers

Friday June 9,  7:00-8:00pm
FREE to Wellness Package members;  Non-members: $5.00 suggested donation.
Register

Join us for an hour of fun as we create a unique community experience. Drum circles are an excellent form of self-expression & social interaction, and a  great way to refresh ourselves in body, mind, & spirit.  No experience required. Registration is required.  (So we know how many drums to bring!).

 

 

Sacred Space Wellness Workshop - with Kristen Simonds, CRMT

Saturday, July 8, 10:30-11:30am
FREE to Wellness Package members;  Non-members: $5.00 suggested donation.

Each of us is exposed to stress, even if we have practices, such as yoga or meditation to alleviate it.  Having a dedicated space for meditation or prayer can have a tremendous impact on your mental health. Imagine being able to sit down every night for quiet prayer or contemplation knowing the area is your own for only spiritual purposes. No cleaning, no texts, no work; just you and the Universe.  Bliss.

Join us at Orchid Tree Yoga for a day of creation. You will learn spiritual cleansing techniques, the use of devotionals, and how to intuitively select the focus points for your own unique sacred space.  Each participant will leave with all of the tools necessary to bring more of the sacred into their life and begin the path to awaken the divine within.  Registration is required.

 


 

 

two children with hands forming a heart Family Yoga Jam - with Christine Carpenter 

Final class for the summer!: June 17  - 10:30-11:30am
$15 Adult/Child Pair, $20 Family
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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.

 

 


New Classes

Coming soon!

BiggerBodies Yoga - with Laurel Tormey Cole

Mondays: 7:30-8:30pm
Beginning July 3
Flex class pricing or $15.00 drop-in
Register

This class is specifically designed for those with larger bodies.  The benefits of yoga are extensive and are NOT restricted to only those with skinny bodies! Thru the use of props and modifications - specifically for bigger bodies - students will access new realms of strength, confidence, and flexibility and achieve a calmer mind and greater self-confidence. 

 
 

Mommy and Me is BACK!!  NEW TIME!  NEW FORMAT!!

Mommy and Me Yoga: 0-5 years - with Melissa Whipple

Tuesdays:  10-11:00am
Starting July 11

 3 for $33 or $15 drop-in

This class offers moms time to practice yoga in a relaxed, fun, flexible atmosphere. Moms will work on strength, balance & flexibility while relieving stress & tension. Class structure depends on the mood of little ones, and energy in the room. Sometimes moms will get to practice yoga for themselves. Sometimes moms & little ones will practice poses together, and sometimes attention will be focused on the little ones with yoga poses, movements, massage, & songs. Mothers of infants will learn massage & movement techniques to facilitate development, promote relaxation and better sleep, and decrease gas. Yoga creates a happy, healthy, balanced life, and practicing with your babies and kids will give them foundational tools to manage life & live peacefully.

 

 

Restorative Yoga: 4 Week Series - with Sharon Zewert

Tuesdays:  July 11, 18, 25 & Aug. 1
7:00-8:00pm
4 classes $48;  Drop In: $15.00
Register

Relax and renew in this 4 week restorative series.  You will be guided through meditation and gentle restorative yoga.  The poses will be fully supported with the use of props.  Take the time for yourself.  Be transported beyond the thinking mind, to your deep subconscious, where transformation and healing happens.
Cool off....cool down...and Release.
 
 

 

Featured Class

BarreFlow - with Svetlana Albanese

Tues:  6pm
Thurs: 5:15pm
Register

A challenging total body workout designed for those who seek a non-impact workout.  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!

 

 


 

 

A Warm Welcome to our Newest Staff Member!

Orchid Tree Yoga is happy to announce that another Wellness Professional has joined our staff!  We welcome Elena Ajdelsztajn, LMT, to our team of Wellness Professionals.  

Elena is a graduate of the Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy in Albany, NY and specializes in CranioSacral Therapy. Her practice focuses on using the gentle and effective light-touch techniques of Craniosacral Therapy to help clients find relief from neck and back pain, migraines and headaches, post-surgical pain, ear disorders, joint pain, TMJ dysfunction and much more. 

Elena is scheduling CranioSacral appointments Weds. thru Sats.  Visit our Instructors/Wellness Professionals page to contact her.

 

 

A Warm Welcome to our New Staff Member!

Orchid Tree Yoga is happy to announce that another Wellness Professional has joined our staff!  We welcome Kristen Simonds, CRMT, to our team of Wellness Professionals.  Kristen is a Reiki Master as well as an artist, jeweler and yogi.

See above for Wellness Workshops & additional offerings from Kristen, including her fabulous 21 day Journey Workshop, as well as classes, jewelry and, of course: Reiki!

 

 

 


 

Pricing

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

Student Pricing

- $10.00

 

Wellness Packages are available quarterly:
 

Winter Package:  January 1 - March 31
Spring Package:  April 1 - June 30
Summer Package:  July 1 - September 30
Fall Package:  October 1 - December 31

Packages are available for purchase from the 1st thru the last day of the first month of each package.  All classes must be used within that 3 month period.

Wellness Package ($99)

10 Yoga “flex” classes, includes Yoga classes & BarreFlow
$25.00 off a Reiki or Massage Treatment
$25.00 off a Wellness Consultation
One Wellness Workshop
One Wellness Event

 

Wellness Package PLUS+ ($159)

10 Yoga “flex” classes
6 additional “flex” classes, includes Yoga classes & BarreFlow
$25.00 off a Reiki or Massage Treatment
$25.00 off a Wellness Consultation
One Wellness Workshop
One Wellness Event