The House of Yoga
We offer a wide variety of classes in order to serve different needs. We offer classes of different yoga styles and of different intensity for both newer and more seasoned practitioners. It is our intention to respect and honour yoga’s ancient roots and traditions of yoga, while adapting some of its concepts and practices in order to apply them to modern life. At The House of Yoga, pranayama (breathwork) and meditation will be intrinsic parts of our classes.
This is the perfect course for those who are new to yoga and wish to explore this world a little closer. In this class, we will take care of new yoga students, helping them to get started with the foundations of yoga. This course is structured as a 3-month course and will take place three times per year (September – December, January – April, April – July). This holistic course goes through the basics of all things yoga in 12 weeks, including asanas (postures), breathing techniques as well as philosophical aspects. We will explore the different foundational asanas and start moving through a few flows.
Yin Yang Yoga blends two styles of yoga into one practice – bringing together the benefits of passively holding yoga poses with more dynamic sequences and standing postures. Yin Yoga is a slower practice where poses are passively held for longer. It works on the deep, dense connective tissues and joints in the body. Yang Yoga, in contrast, refers to a more active practice. This works on the muscles and blood flow, building strength, stamina and flexibility. Combining both Yin and Yang elements in one class provides a balanced practice and can have a powerful effect on energy levels.
This is a relaxing yoga class to help you release the stress of the day and ease your way into the evening for a good night sleep. In this class you will be guided in order to settle down the nervous system, which is often the cause of sleeping issues. Asanas (postures) are performed mindfully, in combination with breathing techniques to slowly allow the relaxation to happen, both mentally and physically. This class is suitable for all levels, for people suffering from insomnia, troubled sleep, stress or any person that would like to relax and settle into the night with more comfort at the end of the day.
A practice where asanas (postures) are linked together in a flow and guided by breath and awareness. Expect dynamic movements and transitions. Each class will have sequences that are different from the others, providing a playful and unique experience. This class will be made accessible to practitioners of all levels.
This class is a physically challenging vinyasa practice. The pace and rhythm of the class are fast, linking asanas (postures) and transitions through consistent breathing. Expect to move, sweat and have fun! Practitioners should already be comfortable with the foundational postures of yoga. Not suitable for beginners.
In a Katonah Yoga class you’ll explore poses that you know with a new perspective. You’ll flip a wrist in a pose, use your body as a measure and learn new ways to fit yourself. The goal is to develop your curiosity, your sense of personal measure and ultimately to bring you joy! This class will incorporate metaphors – think of your body as a house and a lot of seasonal references – prop use and dynamic breathwork. Suited for beginners and all levels.
In this class we combine asanas (postures) with meditation. The first part of the class will be a dynamic flow, that aims to prepare the body and focus the mind. After the mind is settled through movement, we will be ready for the second part, where you will be led through a guided meditation. This class is suitable for all levels, and for whoever is looking to incorporate some meditation in their yoga practice
Restorative yoga is a style of yoga that encourages physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Appropriate for all levels, restorative yoga is practiced at a slow pace, focusing on long holds, stillness, and deep breathing. Props, like blocks, bolsters, blankets and straps are used so that you are supported in your pose comfortably. You will then hold the pose for an extended period of time. This practice is great to balance an active yoga schedule or to give yourself a break from a stressful week.
A hatha flow is slightly slower paced than a vinyasa flow class. Asanas (postures) will be held for several breaths before moving onto the next. It is open to practitioners of all levels, as different options will be provided.
This class is a slow and gentle flow, which requires less strength than regular vinyasa flows and will end with an extra-long savasana (relaxation phase). Asanas (postures) will be modified and adapted into a sequence accessible to everyone.
Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga, incorporating principles of traditional Chinese medicine, with asanas (postures) that are held for longer periods of time than in a hatha or vinyasa class. This class consists of a series of long-held floor poses that mainly work the parts of the lower body rich in connective tissue. This practice aims to increase circulation and flexibility as well as reducing stress and anxiety.
Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation for deep rest. Yoga Nidra is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping induced by a guided meditation. Through this practice, practitioners will achieve a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and they will become systematically and increasingly aware of their inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. We usually combine this practice with a Yin Yoga practice.
Mix it up. Diversify your practice. Mobility takes the big picture approach to the body, playfully combining elements from yoga, martial arts, gymnastics, strength training, dance, physiotherapy (to name but a few). This class sees movement as more than just a means of skill acquisition, but as a tool through which students can gain greater self-awareness and understanding. All levels are encouraged to come with an open mind, let go, trust the process, have fun!
This class provides a strong foundation to practitioners of all levels. Postures and alignment are explained in great detail with the use of props, making this an excellent class both for newer practitioners as well as for more seasoned practitioners, who want to refine their practice.
If you’re a guy who is curious about yoga, this is the class for you! Yoga is for everyone regardless of their age, gender, body type and background, and we hope that through this class we’ll be able to debunk some myths and stereotypes about yoga being only for girls 🙂
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