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  at Leaf House studio! 

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

Orchid Tree Yoga continues to offer classes,
programs, and opportunities for
Health, Healing & Growth through the
Leaf House 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.



The following Studio classes are currently offered:


Mixed Level Yoga - Laurel Tormey Cole
Mondays: 4:30pm

$15 (30 day packs and Wellness Packs available)

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!




Yoga Body Basics - Laurel Tormey Cole
Mondays: 6:00pm

$15 (30 day packs and Wellness Packs available)
This class is currently full.  (Wait Listing available - when list has sufficient numbers an additional class will be made available! Don't hesitate to sign up!)

If you are ready to return to yoga but feeling a bit "rusty"....this class is for you!  We will focus on working from the basic building blocks of yoga to strengthening the core & improving balance & mobility. Atmosphere is light-hearted and supportive.






Beginner Basics - Laurel Tormey Cole
Thursdays: 9:00am

$15 (30 day packs and Wellness Packs available)

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.




Studio Location:  99 Street Road, Altamont, NY 12009   


Private & Semi-Private Yoga Sessions

Private & semi-private yoga sessions are available by appointment.  This can be a great way to focus on particular issues that you may have physically that are impeding full range of motion or to deal with issues of pain, or if you wish to deepen your personal practice.  I have over 16 years of teaching experience and can provide you with an "at Home" yoga practice specifically designed for you.



Studio Updates:

Please READ the following information prior to Registering for a Class.

  • Attendance in a class Requires that you be fully Vaccinated.  Please bring your card when attending your first class.

  • Class space is limited to 8 students.

  • The studio is no longer utilizing MindBody for registrations or payments.  

  • In order to Register for a Class - Simply text or email me:  518-729-6308;   orchidtreeyoga@gmail.com

  • Class Registration is on a First Come-First Served basis.

  • Payments can be done via cash, check or the "Cash App".

  • The studio is fully equipped with Yoga mats, blocks, straps, bolsters, etc, however, due to the continuing COVID crisis, students are encouraged to bring their own props.

  • This studio is a private residence with cats.  The cats will sometimes "make an appearance".  If you have allergies to cats or do not like animals, please do not attend classes. 

  • Studio location address:  99 Street Road, Altamont, 12009.

  • Parking is limited.  Please carpool when possible.


Register For CLASSES, Private & Semi-Private Yoga sessions:

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


Events & Workshops

Ecology & Native Plant Tour at Leaf House Yoga studio

Monday, July 5 9:30am – 11:30am

We'll explore the importance of native plants to the survival of bees, pollinators, birds and ourselves!

We’ll tour the property to view a broad spectrum of native plant species of trees, shrubs and perennials.

Learn about easy-to-grow garden plants, how to begin your native plant journey, and resources to support your adventure.

Bring: a camera, notebook & pen, and a water bottle. 


Registration is required & space is limited:
Text:  518-729-6308
Email:  orchidtreeyoga@gmail.com


The video is about 1 hr.20 min.  It is engaging and you will definitely learn things you didn’t know!  Fascinating!!  
I recommend watching the video prior to the tour if you can squeeze it into your busy life!!

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!





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.


Weekly Winter Wellness Walks!

Thank You to All who came out for the Winter Wellness Walks!  
The Winter Wellness Walks are concluded for the season.
Check back for upcoming Hikes.


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.

March - Mondays:  10am  
~ Monday, March 1st - cancelled due to inclement weather
~ Monday, March 8 - Thacher Nature Center Bald Eagle Nature Hike!
~ Monday, March 15 - No Hike this week.
~ Monday, March 22nd - Wolf Creek Falls Preserve, Altamont
~ Monday, March 29 - Hike to Kenrose Preserve in Berne has been postponed due to expected High Winds.

April - Mondays, 10am  
~ Monday, April 5 -  Hike to Kenrose Preserve in Berne is ON for at 10am.
See you there!

(We had a Great HIke!)

text:  518-729-6308 to Register.

(Trails likely to be muddy, dress accordingly.)


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.  Bring a water bottle.  Registration is Required (so we know to wait for you!).



518-729-6308          orchidtreeyoga@gmail.com