Specialty Classes


Taught by Heartsong staff and visiting guest teachers, we are proud to present these special classes to our community.

  • Some classes have a separate fee outside of the monthly membership or pre-paid class card. 
  • Some classes are featured on the Daily Drop In class schedule, and regular rates apply.

View our Monthly Calendar of Special Classes, Events & Workshops: Monthly Calendar

Prenatal Yoga

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Prenatal Yoga Course
Saturday mornings 11 to 12:15.
Through December 16

2018...
We would love to start a class in January, but need a core group of committed moms to be to start a class.
If you are expecting, and would like to take prenatal yoga on Saturday mornings, please email Sheila to be put on our list for the New Year.
Thank you!

"pay as you go" $20. per class.

A yoga practice offers many benefits for a healthy pregnancy and healthy parenting. It can help to create strength and flexibility, and to develop steady focus and attention. Stress reduction and relaxation will support you throughout the pregnancy and during labor and delivery.  Classes are ongoing, and new students are welcome to begin anytime. While these classes are appropriate for all levels of pregnancy, please consult your doctor before beginning this practice.

If Saturday morning prenatal classes do not fit your schedule, please consider joining one of our gentle classes, let the instructor know that you are expecting, and you can enjoy the benefits of yoga in these classes.  You will learn to modify and be encouraged to rest in some poses, but most of the class will be accessible to you.

 

Chair Yoga

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Every Wednesday, 11 to 12 pm.
Drop ins welcome, regular rates apply
$14. drop in, $12. seniors 65+, class cards or members.

This is a class for folks who are brand new to yoga, may have been inactive for a while, have an injury or health challenge, or just want the extra support of a chair for balance and stability! Some may use the chair, others may choose not too, Cat can teach to every-body, and everyone can benefit from this beautiful practice of breath awareness, quieting the mind, while stretching and strengthening the body. Perfect for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, hip or knee replacements too!

This class is warm and welcoming, and the community is joyful. Come to simply enjoy a yoga class without any worries about your mobility, learn to breathe deeply and fully to relax and restore your nervous system and quiet your mind. Includes breathing awareness exercises and mindfulness meditation as well as stretching and strengthening yoga poses.

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Family Yoga

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Family Yoga
Two Sundays a month, 11 to noon.

The first and third Sundays of the month.
$5.00 per person, all ages, walk ins welcome!
(no pre registration needed)

Join Lisa Bullen for this playful exploration of the practice of yoga, appropriate for all ages, especially those who just want to have some fun and enjoy a light hearted approach to practicing as a family and a community. Expect to make some noise, to celebrate animals and nature, and to enjoy some partner yoga. All are welcome, families, friends, and all yoga buddies of all ages. Find the yoga kid inside yourself!

There are no childcare facilities at Heartsong Yoga, as the classes are designed for adults.
Midde School and High School students are always welcome, at a very special price.
Younger children are invited to join our Brain Break Yoga for Boys, Girls or Teens offered seasonally.
Moms and Dads, besides Family Yoga, the best way to share yoga with your kids is for YOU to attend classes, and share and model yoga and mindfulness for them at home!

View Events Calendar for dates.

 

 

Mindfulness & Meditation Class

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Mindfulness & Meditation
with Gena Rotas, LICSW & Mindfulness Coach

6 week series
Tuesday nights, 7:15 to 8:15 pm. (arrive between 7 and 7:15)
Drop in and pay as you go, at the studio, per class, $15.
Middle School and High School students, $10.

Start date: October 3, no class on Halloween, Ends November 14, to be continued TBA

Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment with kindness and curiosity in a non-judgmental manner.

Thirty years of scientific research has shown that the effectiveness of mindfulness has helped with illness, anxiety, worry, stress, and decision making. Mindfulness and Meditation has also been able to help manage emotions and to increase the capacity for compassion, empathy, self care and self love. Mindfulness practices are widely used in business, healthcare and education.
Mindfulness and Meditation:

Expect this class to be easy, comfortable and fun.  You will Learn to:

  • Make friends with your breath
  • Notice the present moment
  • Become aware of your physical sensation
  • Experience a sense of calm
  • Find joy in being present
  • Discover your inner stillness

Everyone is welcome,no experience necessary!
Discussion, Q & A, meditation practice and insight to bringing more peace into your daily lives.
You can sit in a chair, on the floor on a cushion, or against a wall, you choice, and we have everything you need to be comfortable.

Here is a wonderful YouTube video describing Mindfulness.

Gena Rotas is an Author and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a private practice here in East Longmeadow. As a Mindful Life Coach, she has conducted Mindfulness Training programs for local school districts, community leadership, business organizations, adults and children of all ages. As an educator and a social worker, Gena understands that information sticks when people are engaged and having fun.  In this human adventure it is paramount that acquiring new ideas and strategies be peppered with the delight of curiosity and inquire that you had when you were young. Her latest book:  "Love YOU: Small Changes to Quiet the Gremlins and Tame Those Unhealthy Habits, Behaviors and Addictions" was written to help you find love for yourself and a roadmap to becoming your own best friend so that you might thrive and flourish in life.

 

 

Brain Break: Boys, Girls, & Tween/Teens Girls

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Brain Break Yoga Classes
for Boys, Girls or Teens/Tween Girls
are offered seasonally.

More information & registration
Boys:  Tuesday afternoons, 4 - 5 pm.
Teen/Tween Girls:  Wednesday afternoons, 3:30 - 4:30 pm.
Girls:  Thursday afternoons, 4 - 5 pm.

These classes are designed to calm and balance the nervous system. Developed to assist those with the challenges of stress, anxiety, and attention through the use of breath, movement, meditation and relaxation. Taught by Heather Monson, who specializes in Mindful Yoga for all ages.

Registration open for Fall, 2017, Class size is limited.
Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 run in 12 week sessions, $10. a class pre paid.
Spring 2018 is a 6 week session, $10. a class pre paid.
Drop ins welcome, space permitting, $12. per class. (call ahead)

Start dates 2017/2018:
Week of September 12, 12 weeks.
Week of January 9, 12 weeks.
Week of April 24, 6 weeks.

If you have any questions about the program, please call us: 413-525-0720 or contact us on line.

There are no childcare facilities at Heartsong Yoga, as the classes are designed for adults.
Midde School and High School students are always welcome in our drop in classes, at a very special price.
Younger children are invited to join our Family Yoga classes for moms, dads, friends and children of all ages, held on the first and third Sunday of each month.
Moms & Dads, besides Family Yoga & Brain Break, the best way to share yoga with your kids is for YOU to attend classes, and share and model yoga and mindfulness for them at home!

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Veterans Yoga & Resources

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Resources for Veterans:

Yoga 4 Vets at Heartsong Yoga
Heartsong Yoga is also proud to support the program Yoga 4 Vets, offering four free yoga classes to any Veteran who requests, to attend any class, anytime, four times.
To request classes, simply email Sheila

More about Yoga 4 Vets and their offerings,
"Supporting our vets, one breath at a time."
(Note: Heartsong Yoga will offer these four classes to ANY and EVERY veteran, not just "wartime" or "conflict" vets.)

Free on line resources available for Veterans:
From Mindful Yoga Therapy, a Practice Guide, Meditation, Breathing and Yoga Nidra practices.