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

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.

View Events Calendar

Family Yoga

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Family Yoga Classes
The first and third Sundays each month, 11 am
$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! If you have yoga mats at home, bring them along, we have some to share but they are not neccessary!
View Events Calendar for dates.

New:  Yoga for Kids Classes
Tuesday afternoons, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Run in 4 week sessions, $40.
With Lisa Katz, RYT-200 hr, certified Deep Play for Kids, Creative Kids Yoga, and a Kidding Around Yoga teacher
Classes include playful and imaginative exploration, with yoga poses, games and activities.  Breathing, movement, and relaxation, meditation and mindfulness infused within every class.  Benefits include stress reduction, increased listening skills, focus and body awareness, balance and coordination.   

There are no childcare facilities at Heartsong Yoga, as the classes are designed for adults.
Midde School and High School students are always welcome, but not younger kids.
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! 

Kids Yoga Classes

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Kids Yoga Classes: Deep Play For Kids
Last class of the Winter Session: Dec. 17.
(you can sample this class on 12/17 for $10.00)

Look for new classes beginning in  March 2020
This series cannot accomodate make ups!  The classes are small, intimate and very special.

4 week sessions for boys and
girls, each session, $40.00 pre paid to commit to the session.
Or, if you cannot make the commitment, drop in pay per class $12.00.

Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4:15 pm.

Younger kids welcome:  ages 3 and up.

with Lisa Katz, RYT-200 hr, certified Deep Play for Kids, Creative Kids Yoga, and a Kidding Around Yoga teacher
Classes include playful and imaginative exploration, with yoga poses, games and activities.  Breathing, movement, and relaxation, meditation and mindfulness infused within every class.  Benefits include stress reduction, increased listening skills, focus and body awareness, balance and coordination.   



Full Moon Yoga Classes

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Join Beth Wadden one special Sunday night each month as a way to celebrate the Full Moon and the season with an all levels Kripalu Yoga class closest to the date of the Full Moon.  Regular rates apply, memberships, class cards and walk ins welcome.  Each month has a theme, dedicated to the Native American tradition, and with the mystery and magic of a yoga class held in a special circle, with postures, story telling, poetry and prayer.

Jan. 12 Full Wolf Moon
Feb. 9  (exact)  Full   Baby Bear Moon
March 8   Full   Maple Sugar Moon
April 5   Full   Pink Moon
May 3    Full   Flower Moon
June 7   Full  Strawberry Moon
July 5   (exact)  Full  Thunder Moon
August 2   Full   Green Corn Moon
August 30   Full   Fruit Moon  
Sept. 27   Full   Harvest Moon
Nov.1   Full   Gratitude Moon
Nov. 29   Full   Frosty Moon
Dec. 27  Full   Moon After Yule

Mindfulness Sangha: Meditation Group

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Mindfulness Sangha
Sundays 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Heartsong Yoga Center, East Longmeadow, MA
with Robert Rivest and guest teachers

Starting January 5, 2020

We begin with a reading from Thich Nhat Hanh.
Do a 20 minute sitting meditation.
Then 5 minutes of standing meditation.
10-15 minutes of walking meditation
Another Thich Nhat Hanh reading .
A brief discussion.
We close with an intention for our practice for the week.

Why is it called a Sangha?
Traditionally Sangha means a Buddhist community of monks, nuns, novices, and laity. We are using the term loosely, meaning a group or community of like-minded folks coming together and supporting each other's meditation practice. We are building our mindfulness community with guidance from the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation.

This community offering is open to all, donations will be accepted to support the space, Thank you.

Who is Thich Nhat Hanh?
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet, and peace activist, renowned for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace. A gentle, humble monk, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called him “an Apostle of peace and nonviolence” when nominating him for the Nobel Peace Prize. Exiled from his native Vietnam for almost four decades, Thich Nhat Hanh has been a pioneer bringing Buddhism and mindfulness to the West, and establishing an engaged Buddhist community for the 21st Century.
More about Thich Nhat Hanh, here.

Your lead teacher is Robert Rivest
Literacy / Health / Stress Relief Educator
Performing Artist / Inspirational Speaker
Certified Laughter Yoga Master Trainer

Robert Rivest has been teaching and practicing mindfulness for over 25 years.
Here is a link to his meditation videos.

 

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.