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Laurel doing a yoga post standing in the woods next to a creek Announcements:

The Guilderland Center studio of Orchid Tree Yoga has closed its doors. 

Classes will resume at our satellite location at Leaf House studio in the coming months. 


Orchid Tree Yoga will continue to offer programs, classes and opportunities for
Health, Healing & Growth through the
yoga studio in Knox.


Only a short drive from the Guild. Cntr. location - Leaf House Studio
will focus on yoga, wellness 
& the health and healing of ourselves and our planet.


COVID has shown us that we cannot separate ourselves from nature
and how desperately we need Nature for our mental and physical well-being.
Please join me in the coming months as we grow,
inside and out,
to be a source of strength and regeneration for ourselves and our earth.




Pop Up Snowshoe Walk!  Sunday, February 14th! 11am -
at:  Thacher Nature Center!

Cancelled due to potential for icy roads this a.m.

Weekly Winter Wellness Walks!

Join me as we “bundle up” and get those hearts, legs and arms pumping!

Orchid Tree Yoga studio may be gone –

but the Orchid Tree Yoga COMMUNITY Remains!

Let's get outside for some much needed exercise and enjoy the camaraderie of our OTY community!


January - Mondays:  10am

Monday, January 4 – Bozen Kill Preserve, Altamont

Monday, January 18 –  Winn Preserve, Knox - cancelled

Monday, January 25 – Thacher Nature Center 

February - Mondays:  10am

Monday, February 1 - Winn Preserve, Knox - cancelled due to snowy weather.


Monday, February 8 - Paint Mine, Thacher Park
Monday, February 15 - Bozenkill Preserve, Altamont - CANCELLED DUE TO UPCOMING STORM


Monday, February 22 - Kenrose Preserve, Berne - location changed to Bozenkill Preserve, Altamont.


Locations could change depending on weather conditions.
For all hikes: Dress warmly and wear proper footwear – boots are required as some conditions could be damp or icy.
Have your boot cleats/spikes.  Bring a water bottle.


To Register:  text Laurel: 518-729-6308

or email: orchidtreeyoga@gmail.com

Registration is Required (so we know to wait for you!).



Online Classes have been discontinued.
Chair Yoga students:  please contact Lisa Battisti directly via email:  fitmamalisa@gmail.com



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

Leaf House studio

All classes are currently suspended at this location as we transition from the Guilderland Center studio to this studio.

We will continue to monitor the status of COVID for our community.  Full classes will resume
when it is safe to do so. 

Meanwhile, we will be able to offer Private and Semi-Private (ie: Couples) classes.

I anticipate being able to offer the above options within two months.
Please contact me via email to register for Private or Semi-private sessions.




The following Studio classes we become available over the coming months: 


Fit Over 50 - Intermediate - Laurel Tormey Cole 

$15 (30 day packs and Wellness Packages can also be used)
This class is designed specifically for adults over 50 but is open to all students with a minimum of 2 years yoga experience. Modifications are utilized so that students can access poses without strain while working to improve upper body strength, build full core strength and improve balance.


Mixed Level Yoga - Laurel Tormey Cole 

$15 (30 day packs and Wellness Packages can also be used)
This class revisits basic poses, asanas, of yoga as well as developing the practice of Sun Salutations. Excellent for beginners with some yoga experience or those who have been away from yoga for some time.  The focus will be on developing full core strength as a means of stabilizing and improving balance.  Breathe and move your way to a more supple, strengthened You!  Atmosphere is light-hearted and supportive.


Beginner Basics - Laurel Tormey Cole 

$15 (30 day packs and Wellness Packages can also be used)
This class provides an introduction to the basic poses, asanas, of yoga as well as to Sun Salutations. Excellent for beginners with little or no yoga experience.  The focus will be on alignment and breath as you move your way to a more supple, strengthened  You!
Atmosphere is light-hearted and supportive.



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.



Upcoming Events & Workshops

See top of page for our Weekly Winter Wellness Walks!!



Stand Up Paddleboard

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP): for Absolute Beginners! and....  Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga: SUP YogaLaurel Tormey Cole, CYT

Hope to see everyone out on the water in 2021!