Welcome to Willow Tree Yoga, an intimate and welcoming yoga studio, nestled in the heart of Bardonia, Rockland County NY (between Nanuet & New City).
The word yoga means "union" in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India where yoga originated. We can think of this as the union occurring between mind, body and spirit.
Taking cues from the majestic Grandmother Willow that graces the land behind the studio, we gain strength from becoming flexible, learning to dance with the winds that arise around us, avoiding the breaks that can happen when one stands rigid and unmoving. At the same time, we spread our roots wide, grounding and connecting with the earth.
Every class ends with a deeply relaxing meditation while lying down. We offer blankets, pillows and lavender eye pillows to help you ease into sweet bliss!
Welcome to Willow Tree Yoga
The Buddha that you're greeted by as you enter our garden.
The majestic Willow that graces the property.
The bridge to our entry
cross over this bridge and you leave it all behind....
You are always welcome at our little studio!
Asian inspired studio
Our studio is small, clean & very welcoming. We can fit 14 students with the mats in 3 rows, or more, if seated for a workshop or meeting.
Mats & Blocks
We supply mats and blocks, straps and props! Bring your own mat or use one of ours. All included in the class price!
smaller classes mean more one on one from the instructors
Outdoor yoga on our deck!
When the weather is beautiful, we always have the option of yoga outdoors!
Connecting with nature and our practice
King Pigeon Pose
Yes, we even have some younger students now and then, but we do mostly cater to a more "middle aged" crowd! :)
Yoga is for Every Body!
Everyone is welcome at Willow Tree Yoga, regardless of ability, experience, physical shape etc. We work with you, where you are in the moment and will modify any pose to fit your ability and needs.
At Willow Tree Yoga, we believe that yoga is a practice that truly is for EVERY BODY. Regardless of your size, shape, age or ability, there is a way to modify every pose in yoga, to make it accessible to everyone.
At Willow Tree Yoga, you will find a wide mix of people from all walks of life: tired & stressed moms, stiff & achy dads, athletes looking to increase their range of motion, injured people wanting relief from chronic pain, seniors looking to stay mobile & fit, people looking to become more mindful and authentic. Whatever reason draws you to yoga, EVERYONE is truly WELCOME through our doors.
Though the full practice of yoga is eightfold (having eight different aspects of learning & approach), our weekly classes focus mainly on learning to truly listen to our bodies, so we can hear the lessons that our breath and muscles have to tell.
We learn how to honor exactly where we are in any given moment, without comparing ourselves to others in the class or even to how we "used to be". Accepting and honoring where we are RIGHT NOW, and working in a manner that respects what our bodies truly need, not what our minds tell us we "should" be doing.
We learn to move and breathe with awareness. To begin to notice our unconscious patterns and habits. And eventually, we begin to shed old patterns and discover our authentic self more and more. It's more than meets the eye, but your body will be grateful for the gifts that yoga, conscious stretching and meditation bring.