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
Events

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
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

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.

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

Beginners Yoga Course
with Carisa Borrello

May 9th-May 30th
Tuesdays, 7:15-9pm $60

This four 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.

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

Stress Reduction & Mindfulness Meditation Series
with Donna Sherman

May 16th - June 6th 2017
6-7:30pm
$80

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

Prenatal Yoga Series
with Jennifer Hunderfund

May 20th- June 3rd
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.
BEGINNERS WELCOME!

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.

Feldenkrais - Getting Hip
with Kevin Healy

June 5th
Saturday, 10-12pm
$25

Our hips are central to creating ease and elegance in our daily movements. This workshop will focus on improving and becoming aware of the connection between the hips and the rest of our self.
Awareness through Movement lessons remind the nervous system through small, mindful movements of the natural coordination and cooperation of our whole selves in movement. The Feldenkrais Method can be an extremely effective way to alleviate pain and discomfort, facilitate healing, reduce tension, improve and restore function, and enhance your sense of well-being. Rather than using muscular effort, it works by utilizing the brain's natural learning process, or 'plasticity', to bring about changes and improvements in the body.

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

Prenatal Yoga Series
with Jennifer Hunderfund

June 17th - August 1st
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.
BEGINNERS WELCOME!

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.

VioletAlchemy CACAO Powwow Ceremony and JourneyDance
With Dona Ho Ama'zjhi Lightsey - Vocals and Crystal Bowls
Dahlia Bartz-Cabe - Vocals and Guitar
Molly McCarthy Tweedy - Vocals and Frame drum

June 24th
Saturday, 7-10pm
PRICE: $25, $20 for students and seniors

Celebration of Connected Consciousness

A community event where we will serve a ceremonial dose of sacred Cacao made from the cacao beans from which chocolate is made from. This is a wonderful ritual that supports the opening of the heart center by increasing circulation. We will be supported through the weaving of a sound field and Chanting with guest musicians, we will enter into Sacred Chanting to build the energy of Community Spirit. We then will facilitate a group Violet Alchemy Healing Empowerment's through channeling and Vocal Violet Alchemy We then will follow this with some movement! Shamanic Shakti JourneyDance is so much fun and and supports the Integration of the light and love frequencies that we will receive. Ends with a Sound healing and Shakti Transmission-

Please register by texting or calling 845-527-7564 or email donaho@violetalchemyhealing.com to be put on the list ~ 55 max.
BRING WATER TO DRINK, YOUR OWN CUP for CACAO

Beginners Yoga Course
with Renee Radharani Finklestein

June 26th-August 7th
Tuesdays, 7:15-9pm $120

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. Renee 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.

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

A Journey through the Temple
with Susan Jacque and Lara Chkhetiani

July 1st
Saturday 3-5pm
Price: $55 *Early Bird Special: $50 valid until June 16th*

This workshop will guide you to open and balance the chakras, and invite you to receive healing on many levels.
At the start of the workshop Susan will lead you in a gentle yoga practice using asana, breathing exercises and chanting to open and balance the chakras and the subtle energies of the body.
After the Yoga practice, Lara will perform a water ceremony that will open the chakras, circulate energy and release toxins from the body.

Lara was trained in energy work in Moscow after being discovered by a world renowned psychic, and is now living in the US. She shares her unique talents with people here in America through healing sessions, and is an accomplished artist and jewelry maker.

Susan has been a yoga teacher since 2001 and a student of yoga for over 30 years. Her training include "Yoga for Cancer and Heart Disease", Irest, and more. She is continually exploring different modes of healing.

Please bring a container of water for the ceremony.

Feldenkrais - Improving Posture
with Kevin Healy

July 8th
Saturday, 10-12pm
$25

This workshop will help you uncover your true height and find ease in standing and sitting. Our skeletons are designed as our support structure and our muscles are designed for movement. When habitual muscle tensions are no longer felt, they interfere with our ease and uprightness. These lessons will help you regain lightness and flexibility.
Awareness through Movement lessons remind the nervous system through small, mindful movements of the natural coordination and cooperation of our whole selves in movement. The Feldenkrais Method can be an extremely effective way to alleviate pain and discomfort, facilitate healing, reduce tension, improve and restore function, and enhance your sense of well-being. Rather than using muscular effort, it works by utilizing the brain's natural learning process, or 'plasticity', to bring about changes and improvements in the body.

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

Prenatal Yoga Series
with Jennifer Hunderfund

July 22- August 5th
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.
BEGINNERS WELCOME!

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.

Beginners Yoga Course
with Carisa Borrello

September 12th- October 24th
Tuesdays, 7:15-9pm $120

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.

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

Stress Reduction & Mindfulness Meditation Series
with Donna Sherman

September 26th - October 17th 2017
6-7:30pm
$80

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)
www.breastcanceroptions.org