Welcome to The Living Seed Yoga & Holistic Health Center: Yoga, Dance, Massage, Naturopathic Doctor, Holistic Family Practitioner & Sauna of New York in the Hudson Valley

Beginners Yoga Course
with Carisa Borrello

March 21st-May 2nd
Tuesdays, 7:15-9pm $120 (includes 1 private session)

This seven week yoga course will lay a strong foundation for the practice of Yoga. This progressive course will include:
♥ yoga postures
♥ breathing exercises
♥ conscious movement exploration
♥ core strengthening
♥ self massage
♥ relaxation
♥ yogic philosophy

Begin your Yoga practice in a safe and supportive environment with a knowledgeable and experienced teacher. Carisa, the director of The Living Seed, is committed to healing and harmonizing the mind, body and spirit through the depth and practice of Yoga.

Yoga is a deep exploration of your own inner self. Through finding the harmony within we unify with the natural rhythms of life. With compassionate awareness we dive into the experience of our bodies, we observe and flow with the fluctuations of the mind; ignite our internal vitality and breathe into the full embrace of our spiritual selves. Through this practice we return home and honor our journey and own our inherent beauty.

One private yoga session is included with this course. This private one on one session can be scheduled on an individual availability. Please schedule with Carisa in person after the course has begun.

It is our goal to support you to begin your yoga practice and build your progress from day one.
Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a Yoga mat.

Pre-registration is required for this class series, call The Living Seed at 845-255-8212 or

KIDS KUNG FU - I LIQ CHUAN - Spring Session

with Carisa Borrello & Rich Kelly

MONDAYS 4:30-5:15pm 6-8yrs April 17th-June 19th- THIS CLASS IS FULL!
WEDNESDAY 4:30-5:30pm 9-12yrs April 19st -June 21st
THURSDAYS 4:30-5:15pm 6-8yrs April 21st-June 22nd

I Liq Chuan is a progressive and dynamic way to bring the mind and body closer together. A great way for kids to build their focus, coordination, discipline and confidence. While pointing their energy in a constructive direction we show them how to use their attention to respect and appreciate their body and minds and those of the people around them. Not to mention loads of fun exercise and self defense!

pre-registration is required, a t-shirt is included for new children

Prenatal Yoga Series
with Jennifer Hunderfund

April 22nd- May 6th
Saturday, 1-2:30pm
$45 for the 3-week session, $18 to drop-in

This is a nurturing, supportive Yoga class designed for "Mom-to-be" that supports the changes of the body through pregnancy.

Come together to build community, make friends!
No prior Yoga experience needed.

Jennifer Hunderfund is a certified Embodyoga Teacher with continuing education in Prenatal Yoga. She is also a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist for the last 24 years where she assisted many women with Prenatal Massage.

A Journey through the Temple
with Susan Jacque and Annie Kunjappy

April 22nd
Saturday 3-4pm, $25

We will explore the subtle energies of our bodies through asanas, breath work, toning and scents. These practices move prana in our bodies, open our chakra energy centers and help us find balance, peace, clarity and connection.

Join us for some uplifting, creative fun that can initiate healing and well-being on multiple levels.

Morning Meditation Immersion

April 24th - June 2nd 2017
Monday - Friday 6:30-7:15am

We meet at The Living Seed every weekday, Monday - Friday to practice a seated meditation practice together. Your own self-practice will be observed on weekends.

Embrace the stillness and inner quiet of your mind in the early hours of each morning in the practice of meditation. Our natural state is presence, yet in our busy lives we easily forget ourselves and loose our balance & awareness. Meditation will return you to you, and awaken the presence and beauty of each moment to its fullness, simplicity & truth. The experience itself is the teacher.

A daily meditation practice gives you tools and the opportunity to navigate lives daily changes with grace, compassion and awareness.

This meditation immersion is a commitment. It is a resolve to complete one month of meditation practice (there will be no drop in's allowed). Please arrive a few minutes early to get yourself comfortable. We will have chairs available. The practice will begin punctually at 6:30am.

This immersion practice is free of charge and only requires a commitment from yourself. Donations are welcome to help support The Living Seed.

Journeying Inward from Stillness to Movement
with Diana Seiler & Eric Archer

April 29th
Saturday, 4:30-10pm

4:30-6pm: Yin Yoga with a Twist of Thai with musical accompaniment.
$20 as a stand-alone class.
Yin Yoga is a quiet, simple practice focused on the body�s connective tissue, and steeped in Yogic and Taoist philosophy. This class will include breathing exercises, the Yin practice of holding postures for time, and end with a Yoga Nidra guided meditation � all while massage therapist Diana Seiler circulates the room giving Thai Massage to participants. The instructor Eric Archer masterfully blends anatomy, philosophy and poetry into the candle lit space. In addition, Molly Tweedy with the ancient sound of the frame drum, adds texture and rhythm to the spoken word.

6:15-7:45pm: Dance Temple
$10 as a stand-alone class.
The space is candle lit, designed for journeying inward while expanding outward into the warm darkness. Designed to support a self-care practice of embodied movement, a carefully selected playlist of positive, beautiful and reflective music is chosen to create a nourishing soundscape to journey within. Dance Temple is a place to breath new space into your tissues, nourish your soul and enliven your spirit.

8-9pm: Community Potluck
Come break bread among friends!

9pm onward: Sauna and hang out.
$7/person for the sauna.
Please bring a towel. Bathing suit optional/birthday suits welcome. Shower included.

Price for the two classes: $25 (sauna not included)
Come for the whole event or just a section of it (one class, or just the potluck, etc.
Pay at the door.

Chakra Mandala Painting Workshop
with Mavis Gewant

April 30th
Sunday 1-7pm
Price: $85 includes all painting materials, no experience needed

In this experiential workshop we'll work with specific mantras and colors to create your own mandala that will balance and invigorate the chakras (sacred energy centers of our subtle body). We will explore the imagery of the chakras, the role of colors, elements and planets, and experiment with Chakra Bij Mantra reciting.

Mandalas, through their (sacred) circular energy patterns, reflect our inner nature. By utilizing the Vedic Square (an ancient number grid) you can create an infinite number of shapes and patterns to form a beautiful mandala. We will be working with specific colors and mantras related to the chakras. This meditative painting practice connects us to the subtler planetary energy governing the chakras and it strengthens our natural state of inner harmony and peace.

In this course you will learn:
♥ An overview of the 7 basic chakras
♥ How to make a mandala using the Vedic Square
♥ The role of the planets, elements and chakras
♥ Recitation of Chakra Bij Mantras

Santoor Concert
by Vinay Desai Accompanied on Tabla by Vivek Pandya

May 5th
Saturday, 7:30-9pm

Inspiration and Nourishment for the Soul: Live Classical Indian music with Vinay and Vivek

Vinay is a young promising Santoor player. Having a musical background since his early teens, Vinay sought out to learn Santoor after graduating from College. In India, he learned under Pandit Shivkumar�s guidance. His music is influenced by his stay in Ashrams and practices of ancient practices of meditation and Yoga. His music though entertaining is interwoven with the general feeling of peace and stillness.

Vivek is a 12 year old tabla prodigy, disciple of Pt Anindo Chatterjee. His technique of playing tabla produces crystal clear sounds even at incredibly high speed. Alongside speed and clarity, Vivek has mastered the technique of being an excellent accompanist and compliments any instrumentalist he plays with.

Feldenkrais - Focus on the Shoulders
with Kevin Healy

May 6th
Saturday, 10-12pm

Modern living can distract us from sensing of our bodies, creating stiffness and pain. This workshop will focus on the shoulders and upper back, and provide you with ways of reducing tension and creating comfort.

Rather than using muscular effort, Feldenkrais lessons work by utilizing the brain's natural learning process, or 'plasticity', to bring about changes and improvements in the body.

Feldenkrais Awareness through Movement lessons:
- improve coordination, posture, and balance
- develop ease and elegance in daily movements
- reduce unnecessary muscular effort
- improve flexibility and well-being

Feldenkrais Awareness thru Movement lessons guide you in gentle, mindful movements which help to reduce unnecessary muscular effort and create opportunities for change in body and mind.
Improve Movement, Improve Life

No prior experience is needed, wear comfortable clothing, and bring your curiosity along with a blanket or a mat.

Kevin Healy is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

Hanna Somatic Education Series
with Carisa Borrello

May 8th - May 31st
Monday & Wednesday 7:30-8:30am, $120 included Thomas Hanna's book 'Somatics', $99 without the book

This 8 class series will meet twice a week for one hour

Hanna Somatic Education is a rapidly effective form of neuromuscular (mind-body training) movement re-education that goes directly to the root cause of most chronic muscular pain: the brain and the way in which it senses and organizes the muscles and movement. By learning to regain both awareness, sensation, and motor control of muscles - an educational process that can only be achieved through movement - the brain can remember how to relax and move the muscles properly. This process of sensory motor training creates improved muscle function and enhanced sensory awareness.

Hanna Somatic Education is a safe, gentle and common sense approach to reverse chronic pain. It is the only method of pain relief and sensory motor training that targets the condition of SENSORY MOTOR AMNESIA (SMA).

Sensory Motor Amnesia is the condition of chronically-tight muscles that have learned to stay contracted due to repeated and reflexive response to stress such as accidents, injuries, surgeries, repetitive tasks, and on-going emotional stress. The resulting patterns of muscular contraction that develop result in such common conditions as chronic back pain, neck, shoulder and hip pain, limited mobility, joint pain, poor posture, shallow breathing, and uneven leg length.

Hanna Somatic Education particularly helps relieve pain and disability associated with common health complaints such as: headaches, stiff or painful joints and muscles, fatigue, poor posture, breathing problems, impaired movement, accident trauma and whiplash effects, back pain, repetitive use/stress injuries.

Hanna Somatic Education clinical sessions and/or classes will teach you to reverse chronic muscle pain as you regain sensory awareness and voluntary control of your muscles and movement. Doing so can enable you to enjoy a rapid and significant improvement in physical comfort, quality of movement, posture and overall appearance.

Pre-registration is required for this class series, call The Living Seed at 845-255-8212 or

Restorative Yoga and Shamanic Journeying for Mothers-to-be
with Jennifer Hunderfund

May 15th
Saturday, 1-3pm
$25, space is limited to 6 people

This workshop is to awaken the dreamer within. Through the passive yoga practice of Restorative Yoga combined with a guided imagery landscape your imagination will have you travel to beautiful worlds to meet your power animals and spirit guides. These lucid dreams we create will give insight and confidence on your journey from pregnancy to motherhood.

Jennifer Hunderfund teaches the Prenatal Yoga series at The Living Seed. She is a certified Embodyoga Teacher and Licensed Massage Therapist. She lives a spiritual practice that draws from many cultures, questing to see the divine nature in everything. Her deepest philosophy is that ALL is connected and at the center of everything is LOVE.

Space is limited to 6 participants.
Pre-sign up is encouraged.

Pre-registration is required for this class series, call The Living Seed at 845-255-8212 or

Stress Reduction & Mindfulness Meditation Series
with Donna Sherman

May 16th - June 6th 2017

Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving until the right action arises by itself? -Lao-Tau

Daily life, by it's very nature, is rarely going to present itself to us like a well-tended garden. Intense emotional reactivity tends to arise when we try to bend life to our liking and where there is intense reactivity, there is often prolonged suffering and bewilderment.

We can all point to places in our lives where we become ruled by habits of thought, habits of behavior, fear and frustration. But, there is good news...

We have within us an enormous capacity for resiliency and deepening equanimity. We don't need to seek hidden caves avoiding the very things that trip us up; instead, we can learn to meet life on life's terms, with increased presence of mind and skillful action, by consistently strengthening our mindfulness muscle.

This series will provide you with user-friendly tools designed to cultivate increased mindfulness in all realms of your daily life.

Pre-registration is required for this class series, call The Living Seed at 845-255-8212 or

Continuum Movement Workshop Summer 2017 Session: Moving Beyond Borders
with Elaine Colandrea, authorized teacher

May 13th, June 10th, July 15th, August 12th
Saturdays 1pm-4pm

Fee-$160 all 4 workshops
$150 for 3 or 4 workshops

Continuum Movement is an invitation to slow down and pay attention to our true nature and inner wisdom. Explore the movement of breath, experience voiced sound permeating every cell, and move in fluid, spacious ways that emerge from attention to deeply felt sensation.

Continuum is an antidote to the speed and stress of everyday life. Continuum is a support for other movement practices, for the creative process and for other healing modalities.

Elaine Colandrea, 375 Academy Hill Rd, Milan NY 12571 or call (845)-758-4143
Missed classes can be made up at The Next Step Studio in Milan.

Women's Group
A free meeting for Breast Cancer Patients & Survivors

2nd Wednesday of each month
2-3:30pm Free meeting for Breast Cancer Patients & Survivors

Groups offer information, new friends, a special place to share your thoughts and concerns, and a way to gain strength with others who understand how you feel. The meeting is facilitated by a specially trained breast cancer survivor.

Free service provided by:
Breast Cancer Options, Inc
101 Hurley Ave, Suite 10 Kingston, NY 12401
845 339 HOPE (4673)