Class Descriptions

At our lovely Rockland County Yoga Studio, we offer a variety of classes to suit different students' needs and requests.  If you have a specific type of class you are interested in, but is not currently on our Willow Tree Yoga calendar, please let us know and we'd be happy to consider adding a new class to our weekly calendar!

MIXED LEVEL YOGA

Suitable for all levels of practitioners, these classes follow basic Hatha Yoga practices.   Hatha Yoga is the foundation from which all other forms of yoga have evolved.  You will work through a variety of asana (poses), sometimes holding and sometimes flowing.  All classes end with Savasana, the final relaxation, where you shift down to slower brain waves, helping to relieve stress while your body & mind integrate the work done in class and take you into a state of deep restoration & peace.  Poses will be presented with a choice of variations to suit the needs of the beginner as well as the advanced yogi.  All are welcome!

STRETCH CLASS

Studies are showing more and more how vital the practice of stretching is to our overall health and wellbeing.  In this class that is done mostly while seated on chairs, you will learn how to deeply and safely stretch out those tight and tense muscles that cause pain in our necks, shoulders, backs and hips, while allowing us to release tension & stress through proper breathing.  This class is ideal for Athletes, Seniors, Pregnant women and anyone with injuries that prevent sitting on the floor.  Regular stretching will enhance your yoga practice if you have one, but is also great for those who have never tried, don't like, or don't think they can do regular Yoga. 

Tuesdays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

VINYASA FLOW

Vinyasa means "breath-synchronized movement". In Vinyasa, you will move through a series of poses in a continuous flow, powered  by your inhalations and exhalations.  In this energizing class, you will be challenged to your individual level, through a combination of vinyasa flows mixed with work on some advanced poses that will build the heat and power within you, both in body and mind.  Modifications will be made for your ability.  All levels are welcome!

iRest YOGA NIDRA

iRest Yoga Nidra is an adaptation of an ancient yogic practice of meditation in which Suzanne will guide you into a state in which you are neither fully awake, nor fully asleep. In that unique state, changes occur to allow you to relax and have a sense of peace to help with sleeplessness, anxiety, fear, depression and the host of issues we are all facing right now.  This BEDTIME offering during our social isolation will be taught by Suzanne Joyce, iRest® Level 2 Teacher.

Pre-class find a quiet place for the practice. Use a blanket and a pillow if you’d like, turn the lights down low, and turn off your phone. You may lie down or sit in a chair or recliner. There is no wrong way to practice. Plan on taking a media break for the remainder of the evening.

 

KUNDALINI YOGA

Kundalini Yoga, the "Yoga of Awareness”, is a dynamic, powerful tool designed to give you an experience of your true identity.  It can help you experience health, happiness and wholeness.

Kundalini Yoga is unlike other forms of yoga you may have previously practiced. It is an integration of meditation, breath, mantra, movement and deep relaxation that help you confront and transcend your limits. Kundalini practice strengthens and balances your nervous system, glandular system and chakras. It aligns the body, mind and spirit so you can reach your creative potential.  The power of the practice helps each person, class by class, step by step, to clear accumulated stress and uncover the natural source of energy and light within. This is an all level class, beginners welcome.  MORE

RESTORATIVE YOGA

​Restorative yoga is a practice of slowing down and restoring balance in mind and body, as you open up tightly held areas through passive, long held poses. Using the support of props such as bolsters, blocks, cushions and blankets, these poses are designed to create supported stretching and release as you are given time and support to fully let go of things your body has been holding that you might not even have been aware of. In a restorative class, you may hardly move at all, settling into a restorative pose and relaxing into it for anywhere from 1 to 10 minutes, before re-adjusting the props and settling in to another pose.  It is a completely different experience than a regular yoga class.  This is a great complementary practice that is suitable fo ALL levels and abilities.  

We offer Restorative Yoga once a month, usually on a Sunday afternoon.  Class maximum is 10 people so reserve your spot in advance!

PRE-DAWN MEDITATION

Discover "BRAHMAMUHURTA" or the “AMBROSIAL HOURS” and see for yourself why the pre-dawn hours are considered throughout the world to be the most auspicious and beneficial times for mediation.  Willow Tree Yoga will open its doors every Thursday  morning, from 5:30 - 6:00 am, for open Meditation practice in our serene, beautiful studio.  Chairs and cushions will be available.  Drop-in is by Donation only, in support of our local food bank at People to People.  Suggested donation: $7 or 3 cans of food.  ALL are welcome.

MEDITATION

Join us for Meditation practice in our serene, beautiful and very private studio.  At each session, several different yoga techniques and styles will be explored. Chairs and cushions will be available.  Experience not necessary.  All are welcome.

 

Check calendar for each month's meditation offerings, as times and days change month to month.

EVENING YOGA

Evening Yoga is a Mixed Level Yoga class, but since it is offered at night, there is more focus on relaxing & stress release, rather than energizing & awakening the body.  If we receive enough interest/requests, we will add an evening class back on our weekly schedule.

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