• purple orchid with some closed buds
  • studio with mats wide shot from plants
  • massage room
  • transparent room divider at the studio
  • studio with mats setup
  • fountain with running water


The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown,
The berries cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town,
The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on.

- Emily Dickinson -



Join Kaela for Family Yoga on Saturday, October 19th!



Wellness Package

Wellness Packages are available for sale now until October 31st!. Check out our pricing page to purchase.

EVERY Wellness Package includes a $25 discount off an in-house Massage with Renee VanKuren!
Text Renee at:  518-861-6980
to schedule your massage TODAY!


Aronia Berries

You may not have heard, yet, about Aroniaberries.
Aroniaberries have been discovered to be a Superfood!
They are one of nature's most powerful anti-oxidants.  They are higher in anti-oxidants than blueberries and cranberries.
Aroniaberries also contain powerful nutritional compounds that deliver health and wellness benefits to eyes, joints, the cardiovascular and other body systems.
Aroniaberries are tart, like cranberries, and require freezing to release some sweetness. Aroniaberries
can be added to your oatmeal, a smoothie or added to your yogurt. They are wonderful to bake with.

For a limited time only  Organic, locally grown, Aroniaberries are available for purchase.

Most Aroniaberries are only available from the west coast.  These berries are local and organic.
Purchase your Aroniaberries Today!  Get them while they last!!!!!!!!!!
(Each purchase comes with two free recipes!)
32 oz. frozen: $15.00

Call:  518-729-6308 or email: orchidtreeyoga@gmail.com


Congratulations, Orchid Tree Yoga!

Voted #2 BEST YOGA STUDIO in the Capital Region!

A special Thank You! to all the Students, Instructors and Staff of the Orchid Tree Yoga community!
Each of you make us a warm, inviting and supportive community.




Orchid Tree Yoga announces the Opening of our satellite location in Knox!

"Leaf House" classes are listed below and on the schedule.

Come and enjoy the peace and beauty of this tranquil location.







Wellness Workshops & Events

Kirtan Autumn Celebration - Unbounded!
Friday, October 11th:  6:30-8:00pm

Mayleen Medina & Nicole (Coli!) Miele  -  harmonium & guitar accompanied by Mike Miorin, drums

THANK YOU! Mayleen, Coli and Mike for a Incredible evening of music, chant, and Energy!

Join us for an evening of Bhakti Yoga with Unbounded and Mike Miorin.  We will express our gratitude, raise the vibration, relax and connect to the quiet space within. Kirtan is the practice of call and response chanting.  We will be sharing some of our own music as well as traditional chants from various cultures.  Come feel the benefits of this ancient practice!  

(Note: Wellness Events are Free to Wellness Package members only.  Guests/Family members pay the event fee per person.)


New Classes!!

Root to Rise  - Kaela Knoth, CYT

Thursdays:  6:30 PM
Flex class pricing or $15 drop-in

Find your inner strength through balancing- breath, movement, and stillness.  This class will allow you to challenge yourself to your own capacity, followed by a long, guided savasana and guided meditation.  We will consider peaceful ponderings from authentic yogic teachings in each class that will lead us to deeper understanding of our practice on the mat, with lessons that will follow off of the mat. Beginner friendly, intermediate approved.









"Afternoon Delight"  - Kaela Knoth, CYT

Tuesdays:  3:45 PM
Flex class pricing or $15 drop-in

Let the stress of the day go and find the inner peace needed to get a good night's sleep and confidently face tomorrow.  We find our center through breath work (pranayama), movement (asana), stillness (long savasana) and guided meditation.  Timed perfectly for students, teachers, school faculty of all kinds, and anyone who is available for an afternoon yogic delight!  This, as always, is a judgement free zone.  Plus we can have a little fun getting to know ourselves on a deeper level :)  All bodies welcomed.  All levels welcomed.  First-timers encouraged!  


New Classes at our New location: Leaf House, Knox, NY

Mixed Level Yoga- Laurel Tormey Cole, CYT 

Mondays:     4:00pm
Tuesdays:    5:45pm

This mixed level class will focus on postural alignment while exploring the world of yoga asanas (poses) in a light-hearted and supportive atmosphere.  Modifications, props and hands-on adjustments will allow each student to access poses comfortably while gaining maximum benefit.  Focus is on building upper body & full core strength and improving balance.

Yoga is the most age-defying practice you can do!         (Please be aware that Leaf House Studio has cats.)



Upcoming Events & Workshops


Family Yoga - Colleen Lyons, CYT


First & Third Saturdays
Saturday, October 19th: 11:00am-12:00pm. 
Adult/child pair: $15; Family: $20

Want to spend time with your family in a light-hearted, playful, supportive atmosphere?  Would you like to introduce your loved ones to the benefits of yoga? Join us in the studio for Family Yoga! Together, we will learn yoga poses, breathe, use (or play with) props, find the present moment together, and have fun! 

This class is perfect for children of all ages and adults of any level of yoga practice, from first-timer to advanced practitioner. We look forward to seeing you on the mat!



Hatha Flow - Lisa Battisti, CYT, 500 hr.

Tuesdays: 5:30pm     
Flex class pricing or $15 drop-in

In this all levels class, mindfully move with breath and awareness. Focusing on alignment, building strength, balance, and flexibility as you de-stress from your day. 






Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP): for Absolute Beginners! -  Laurel Tormey Cole, CYT
Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga: SUP Yoga -  Laurel Tormey Cole, CYT

Fridays & Saturdays: 10am
June 21 thru August 
Thompson's Lake
Register:  SUP has concluded for the season.  Send an email to: orchidtreeyoga@gmail.com to get on our mailing list for next year! 



Featured Class

BarreFlow - Svetlana Albanese, Certified BarreFlow Instructor

Thursdays:    5:00pm-5:45pm
Flex Class or $15 drop-in

A challenging total body workout designed for medium to advanced 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!




A Warm Welcome to our New Staff Member!

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

Kaela recently completed her 200 hour yoga certification and also completed Meditation Teacher training in 2018.

You can sign up for classes with her on Tuesdays and Thursdays!