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   "You become courageous by doing courageous acts...Courage is a habit." - Mary Daly

 


 

Wellness Packages Now On Sale!             Available until Tuesday, October 31st!

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

Purchase

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

Purchase

 


 

Announcements

Check out all the NEW Classes, Workshops and Events!!

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Enormous Thank You's to the Orchid Tree Yoga community
for their support for Laurel's GoFundMe so that she can offer Free Trauma-informed yoga classes to
victims of human trafficking.

We exceeded the Goal!!
If you didn't have the opportunity to contribute
- all funds exceeding the goal will go directly to purchasing yoga mats and blankets for the Trauma-Sensitive Yoga classes that will launch at Eyes Wide Open in January.


https://www.gofundme.com/ggvuj-traumasensitive-yoga-training

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Our Latest Results for our most recent donation to The RED Bookshelf:

a Fantastic opportunity presented itself after the Friends of the Voorheesville Library Book Sale:

"592 books! Woo hoo!" Mary Beth Fowler, Co-Executive Director

 Please check out our Community Page to see the total number that Orchid Tree Yoga has donated for this year!!

 


Interested in trying out some classes?

 Pricing Options can be found at the bottom of this page.
 The studio is fully equipped
with mats, blocks and props, - everything an aspiring yogi needs.
We recommend comfortable clothing that is not baggy.

 


 

"In Sept. 2017 I enrolled in Orchid Tree Yoga's Hatha Yoga Flow class. I am a senior and a beginner at yoga, and the description of this class seemed like a perfect choice for me. I have attended three classes and have not been disappointed.  The instructor, Marcus Rogers, is dynamic and very accomplished.  He always shows concern and respect for his class. 
I can already see an increase in my flexibility and some impact on my overall level of anxiety.  I like the fact the class sizes are small, the studio is clean, and there is safe and ample parking.  This is only the beginning of my yoga journey, but I believe that Orchid Tree Yoga is going to help me be the best that I can be."
Sandy S. 


 

Upcoming Events & Workshops

 

Qigong - The 10 Phases of Cultivating & Mastering Qi -  Diana Wells, Certified Qigong Teacher 

Saturday, October 21: 10:30-11:30am
$15
Register

Qigong, an ancient Chinese healing practice, guides you to intimately know, empower and utilize the life force energy that flows around, through and within you.  When we practice Qigong we increase our vitality, stimulate our inner resources for the healing of acute and chronic illness and expand our consciousness.

The 10 Phases of Qi is a gentle practice that provides a foundation and framework for learning and practicing Qigong.  Each phase explores the three domains of Qigong:  Earth, HeartMind and Spirit and instills a sense of wholeness and peace.

A Qigong group healing will follow this practice which includes chanting and sending light to where you want to have a healing.

Diana Wells is a Certified Qigong Teacher and Healer.  She has 35+ years of experience in mindful movement and healing practices. 

 

 

QIGONG ECSTASY PRACTICE - Diana Wells, Certified Qigong Teacher

Saturday, November 4:  10:30-11:30am
$15.00
Register

Qigong, an ancient Chinese healing method, uses dynamic movement to guide you to intimately know and empower your life force energy.  When we become less dense physically we increase our vitality, stimulate the healing of acute and chronic illness and expand our consciousness

Qigong Ecstasy will give you a deep sense of peace and an awareness of your connection to all of life.

Diana Wells is a Certified Qigong Teacher and Healer and has over 35 years experience in mindful movement methods and energy practices.

 

Family Yoga is BACK!!  New Format!  New Instructor!

Family Yoga - Lisa Battisti, 500 Hr.CYT

Saturday, November 18:  11:00am-12:00pm
$15 - parent/child pair;  $20 - Family
Register

An all levels class the whole family will enjoy.  Class will include movement, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques, as well as some fun interactive yoga games. All ages welcome! 

 

 

Grounded In Gratitude - Marcus Rogers, CYT

Thursday - Thanksgiving Day, November 23:  12:00-1:30pm
$25.00

This 1.5 hour workshop will be a yoga practice focusing on feeling grateful for life’s simple gifts that come in the form of both physical and mental states of being: our breath, our physical body, people, places and things that we can sometimes take for granted when we feel stress or out of off balance.  Grounding poses will be explored to reconnect to what is truly important during the holiday season.  Feel more calm, raise your energy vibration and leave class feeling renewed, grounded and grateful for life itself.

 

 

Affirmations Yoga Workshop - Marcus Rogers, CYT

Sunday - Christmas Eve Day, December 24:  12:00-1:30pm
$25.00
 

Come honor the laws of the universe, that prove to us time and time again, that not only do we attract what we think, but we also become what we think. Embodying this idea, we will re-focus our internal monologues into thoughts that can help us manifest a richer, more fulfilling life. Class will include a series of yoga poses saturated with positive affirmations, letting go of thoughts that no longer serve us.  Class is open to all seeking to receive the many healing effects of a positive affirmation based yoga practice.   All levels are welcomed.

 

 

 

Holiday Break Week Family Yoga! - Lisa Battisti, 500 Hr.CYT

Thursday, December 28:  9:30am-10:15am
$15 - parent/child pair;  $20 - Family
Register

An all levels class the whole family will enjoy.  Come relieve the holiday streses and have some fun! Class will include movement, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques, as well as some fun interactive yoga games. All ages welcome!

 

 

 

 

 


Wellness Workshops & Events

 

Full Moon Drum Circle - Kate Ashworth

Friday, November 3: 7:00-8:00pm
FREE: to Wellness Package members; $8.00 non-members
Register

 

Join us for an hour of fun on the eve of a Full Moon 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!). 

 

 

Introduction to Essential Oils - Andrea Martin

Saturday, November 11: 10:30am-12:00pm
FREE to Wellness Package members; $8.00 non-members
Register

Join us for an informative and interactive workshop to learn about essential oil products and how you can easily incorporate them into your daily life to support your health and wellness goals.  You can switch to safer household products and kick your wellness into top gear by addint the therapeutic properties of Young Living essential oils into your routine.  It's time to thrive!

 

 

 


 

New Classes!!

 

Super Soul Sunday Yoga - Marcus Rogers

Sundays: 3:00-4:00pm
Begins:    September 10
Flex class pricing or $15 drop-in
Register

This gentle flow practice will have a different spiritual theme each week and is designed to help us find balance, both on and off the mat.  With all the stresses that life hands us, sometime we can lose our way.

Super Soul is a way to reconnect and realign ourselves with our true nature.  With a healing intention, the soul will be fed with soothing music, unscented candles, gentle massage and hands-on assists, yummy yoga poses, beautiful vibrations and sounds, essential oil infusion and relaxation techniques.

Super Soul Sunday Yoga will help you to feel peaceful, calm, centered and rejuvenated.  Namaste.

 

 

Beginner Hatha Flow Yoga - Now TWICE a week! - Marcus Rogers

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:30-12:30pm
Register

Beginner Hatha Flow Yoga is a beginner level class that uses basic postures and conscious breathing. This contemporary style yoga class, accompanied by music, links movement and breath together to produce a “flow” of postures that lead from one to the next.

Benefits of this class include increased strength, flexibility, balance, posture, and most importantly, peace of mind.

 

 

BiggerBodies Yoga - Kelly Moore

Mondays: 7:30-8:30pm
Resumes October 16 
Flex class pricing or $15 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. 

 

 


 

New Series Classes!!

 

Prenatal Yoga - Melissa Whipple, LMT, CYT

Tuesdays:  7:00-8:00pm
New 4 week Series! begins: October 3 - October 24

 Register
Session is 4 classes at $44

Take time to relax and connect with your inner self, your baby, and other pregnant women.

This class focuses on relieving common pregnancy discomforts, maintaining core strength to alleviate back pain, and improving strength, balance and flexibility while providing comfort as your body continues to grow and change.  It prepares you for birth by opening the hips & pelvis, enhancing stamina, and practicing postures for labor and breathing techniques.  This class enables you to quiet your mind as you learn to listen to and trust your body.

 

 

Inside Out Yoga - Sharon Zewert, CYT

Thursdays: 9:00-9:45am
New 6 weeks series! begins October 12 - November 16
$99 for 6 or $18 per class
Register

Designed specifically for adults with physical and developmental challenges with their support staff.

This series gently guides individuals through the basics of proper breathing techniques, and focuses on bringing breath to movement.  We will explore quieting the mind through meditation, chanting and restorative relaxation with visualization.  In this gentle practice, individuals have the opportunity to learn skills that help them to clear the mind, and reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression.

Each individual will be met where they are, and guided from the inside, out, to a place of increased peace, stability, and happiness.

 

 


 

Featured Class

Beginner Hatha Yoga Flow - Marcus Rogers

NOW!!  TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS!

Starting September 12: 11:30am -12:30pm

Beginner Hatha Flow Yoga is a beginner level class that uses basic postures and conscious breathing. This contemporary style yoga class, accompanied by music, links movement and breath together to produce a “flow” of postures that lead from one to the next.  Benefits of this class include increased strength, flexibility, balance, posture, and most importantly, peace of mind.

See the review of Marcus' class at the top of this page!

 


 

 

 

A Warm Welcome to our Newest Staff Member!

Orchid Tree Yoga is happy to announce a new yoga instructor has joined our staff!  We welcome Kelly  Moore, CYT, to our team of gifted instructors and Wellness Professionals.

Kelly began practicing yoga 10 years ago as a form of cross training to compliment her running. The physical and mental benefits of yoga soon became a passion for her. Meditation has also become an integral part of her daily life allowing her to find peace and empowerment in her continuing self study. 

This fall Kelly will begin her 300 hour training and prenatal certification. 

You can sign up for classes with her on Saturday mornings!  See our Schedule page to register.

 

 

 

 

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 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