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Fall Wellness Packages now available!

Wellness Package ($99)

10 Yoga “flex” classes
$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
Discounts on “Cook & Coach” Wellness Classes



New Classes

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

Tuesdays 6:00-6:45pm
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

New offerings to be announced.


Upcoming Events/Workshops

picture of a gongGong Immersion - with Universal Sounds

Friday October 21st 7:00-8:00pm
$15, Register

A Gong Immersion/Sound Meditation is an experience in which the sacred healing sounds of the gongs and singing bowls bathe participants with sustained waves of harmonic sounds. One needs only to be present, allowing sound to bathe the body and carry the mind.


Upcoming Wellness Workshops

herbs in a bowlIntroduction to Herbal Health - with Maria Mastriana

Friday September 23rd 6:00-7:00pm OR
Friday October 14th 6:00-7:00pm
$10 for pre-register, $15 at the door, Free to Wellness Package Members

*A "Meet and Greet" with Maria Mastriana*
Come and meet the newest member of our Wellness Team!  Maria will discuss:

  • What is Herbal Health in the Modern Age? and its comparison to historical herbal health.  
  • She will explain what to expect when meeting with an herbal practitioner as well as wise choices and how to choose a natural routine with your herbal practitioner that is beneficial.


Students are recommended to take notes.



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.