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

Pop Up Present Power Classes by Donation

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Monday, September 16, 7:15 to 8:30 pm.
To benefit the Give Back Yoga Foundation.

Join us for All levels Ashtanga Inspired Yoga classes, called “Present Power”. 
New and current students welcome to attend.
Suggested donation between $5. and $15.

Support our new and in training teachers as they complete their certification.

Look for dates being added

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 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! 

Meditation & Mindful Movement

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Tuesday nights, 7:15 to 8:15 pm. with Michelle Scheuer
Drop in and pay as you go, regular rates apply,
Class cards & memberships welcome too.

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:

  • Develop a simple yoga practice connection breath and gentle movement.
  • Learn breathing techniques that reduce stress and anxiety.
  • Practice gratitude.
  • Experience a beginner meditation practice to cultivate a calm mind & inner peace.
  • Find joy in being present

Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary!

PS:  Why meditate? Want some science?
Here are some wonderful resources
 

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.

Prenatal Yoga

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In the past our prenatal classes have been on Saturday mornings, from 11 to 12:15. 
This year, are not currently running prenatal classes, so we have a couple of options:

1:  If you are feeling wonderful, healthy and your doctor approves, you are welcome to consider joining any of our gentle classes. They are offered daily, nights and weekends.  Simply 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, and our teachers and the other students love having moms-to-be in class! 
Drop in class schedule (start anytime, no pre registration needed)

2:  We need a core group to commit to the classes in 6 week sessions in order to start up again.
Without a core committed group we will not be able to run the classes.  If you are interested in getting a classs started, shoot us an email...We have started a list of interested students.

So......If you have any questions or concerns, if want to get on the "prenatal list" or are just not sure where to start, call Sheila at 413-525-0720 to have a conversation before coming to your first class, or send her an email and she will be happy to guide you to the perfect 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.

 

 

New: Kids Yoga Classes

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Kids Yoga Classes: Deep Play For Kids

New:  4 week sessions, for Elementary age boys and
girls, each session, $40.00
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.   
Session 1:  Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12.
Session 2:  Nov. 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10.