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

Hanna Somatic Education Series
with Carisa Borrello

January 9th - February 1st
7:30-8:30am, $99

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

Stress Reduction & Mindfulness Meditation Series
with Donna Sherman

February 21st - March 14th 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

Feldenkrais - Ease in the Head & Neck
with Kevin Healy

March 4th
Saturday 10-12pm, $25

This workshop will provide you with ways of reducing tension and finding greater comfort, especially in your neck. We will explore ways of moving which guide our nervous system towards finding balance and freedom in the head and neck.

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

A Journey through the Temple
with Susan Jacque and Annie Kunjappy

March 18th
Saturday 2-4pm, $25

EVENT CANCELLED WILL BE RESCHEDULED 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.

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

An Introduction to Young Living Essential Oils
with Carisa, Molly Tweedy and friends

March 26th
1-3pm, free

Discover how therapeutic grade essential oils can improve your health and well-being!
We will share essential oils that will:
♥Ease pain, depression, and stress
♥Increase your energy level and stamina
♥Restore a calm and balanced mood and enhance mental focus
♥Stop colds and flus before they make you sick

Although the healing powers of essential oils have been known for centuries, their introduction into popular culture and modern medicine has had a profound effect on how we view health, vitality, and wellness.
Join us for an educational and fun-filled afternoon and experience the joy of therapeutic grade essential oils.
Bring your Friends!

Reiki Guided Meditation and Energy Tune Up
with Wendy Reineke

April 1st
1-3pm
$20
Registration is required. Please call 914-475-0741 or email to register wendyreinike@yahoo.com

Come take an inner journey through guided imagery meditation where you'll enjoy deep relaxation and renewal with Reiki energy and the healing sound of the crystal singing pyramid. Step into a sacred oasis where blocked energy and stress are released to allow clearing and balancing of the chakras recharging you in mind, body and spirit.

Often outdated belief systems, behavior patterns, negative emotions and thoughts become trapped in our body's energy centers called chakras. These energy centers are an important part of our well being and when blocks occur, we can feel disconnected, run down and even become susceptible to illness. Reiki and sound healing help release stagnant energy and bring balance back into the body. Reiki is a Japanese technique for relaxation and reducing stress that promotes healing.

The quartz crystal pyramid adds a unique experience as it rings a chord of 4 notes when struck. The pyramid is spun over the body creating multiple vortexes of energy that allow a faster, more transformative healing.

Wendy Reinike is a Tsui Reiki Master and Teacher providing private sessions, crystal pyramid sound healing, Reiki training and Reiki for animals throughout the Hudson Valley. Wendy also leads group guided meditation and healing circles. She is an Affiliate Member of the International Center of Reiki Training. Wendy is also a Certified Law of Attraction Coach and owner of Strive Life Coaching Services.

Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a blanket or yoga mat. No prior meditation experience needed.

Feldenkrais - Beautiful Easy Movement
with Kevin Healy

April 1st
Saturday, 10-12pm
$25

This month we will focus the quality of our movements. Of course, this is built in to all Feldenkrais lessons, so I will choose lessons that help us to bring ease and grace to everyday movements.

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

Yin Yoga and Sound Healing
with Julie Colton & Thomas Workman

April 2nd
Sunday 4-6pm, $30

Come join Julie Colton and Thomas Workman for an amazing healing experience of opening up the body through Yin Yoga and releasing energetic blockages in the Chakra System through Sound Healing.

Yin Yoga is the branch of Yoga where supine or seated poses are held for several minutes to stretch the body deeply at the connective tissue level. Sound Healing is the intentional use of sound or music to enhance our physical, emotional, mental and/or spiritual well being.

Julie Colton is a 500 hour experienced yoga teacher who teaches throughout the Hudson Valley. She uses theories of science and the chakras, energy healing through Reiki, and her empath abilities to teach Yin Yoga. She is also known as the traveling Yogi as she drives from studio to studio spreading the Dharma within the many subcultures of our NY area.

Thomas Workman is a Shaman and certified Sound Healer with 25 years of experience. He combines ancient instruments such as the didjeridu, conch shells, flutes (bone, nose, bamboo, fujara, kaval, bansuri) and healing techniques that help us live into this great future. He is a beloved and respected musician and head figure in the High Falls region, in the NY area and beyond.

KIDS KUNG FU - I LIQ CHUAN - Spring Session

with Carisa Borrello & Rich Kelly

MONDAYS 4:30-5:15pm 6-8yrs April 17th-June 19th
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

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

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

Morning Meditation Immersion

April 2017, DATES TBA
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.

Feldenkrais - Focus on the Shoulders
with Kevin Healy

May 6th
Saturday, 10-12pm
$25

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

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

January 14, February 11th, March 25, April 15th
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