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

A wonderful introductory to the art and practice of Yoga. We offer both ongoing beginners classes and a seven week Beginners Course. Learn the basic postures, breathing exercises and deep relaxation techniques. Questions and discussion are encouraged

Gentle Yoga

Open to all levels, our Gentle Yoga class is designed to connect breath, alignment, and mindfulness with basic yoga postures. Cultivating inner peace, these classes focus on stretching and attention to breath to ease your body and mind. Especially good for anyone who wants a slower paced, less strenuous class.

Hatha Yoga I

Hatha Yoga tones, strengthens and stretches the body, focusing on mindful breathing while in the postures. Hatha Yoga level I teaches the fundamentals of a safe, healing yoga practice including pranayama practices. Level I classes is great for students who are transitioning from beginners to intermediate.

Moderate Yoga

This Yoga class gives you the opportunity to work deeply in postures, exploring the finer points of asana technique and creative asana sequencing. This class focuses on intermediate/advanced postures including inversions, pranayama practices, bandhas, kriyas, and meditation.

Vinyasa Yoga

Experience a flow between postures connecting breath to each movement. Warming up with sun salutations, this class will lead you through standing poses, forward bends, twists, backbends, occasionally arm balances and inversions, and finally relaxation. Some yoga experience and familiarity with basic postures is helpful.

Restorative Yoga

In this slow moving, multi level class learn to access a "soft spine" and create harmony within postures, as well as the joints and muscles. Class with have both gentle flow sequences, standing and balancing postures ending with several restorative postures before a long guided relaxation. Beginners welcome.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is quiet practice of long held postures (3-5minutes), targeting the connective tissues of the body, while embodying the spirit of non-striving and acceptance. Through the fusion of Yogic and Taoist philosophy, students are invited to cultivate a softened awareness and connection to the emotional and energetic components of this slow moving asana practice, while exploring the inner wisdom and insights of their own bodies.

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is designed to maintain balance in body, mind and spirit. We will utilize carefully planned sequence of postures, dynamic movements, breathing exercises, chants and meditation. Practicing Kundalini Yoga keeps the body in shape, increases vitality and trains you to be strong and flexible in the face of stress and change. Through yogic breathing techniques and meditation, peace of mind can be obtained, giving an experience of deep inner calm and self-confidence. There is no need to be flexible or in great physical shape. All are Welcome. Satnam

Naam Yoga

Naam Yoga is a complete and joyful approach to personal mind-body wellness and universal consciousness. It is an invaluable self-healing technology that balances the brain, the glandular, digestive, and nervous systems, allowing people to experience vibrant health. Naam Yoga merges the precise science of breath, sound, movement, and mudra therapy (hand postures) with the practical application of the laws of nature using the wisdom of Universal Kabbalah for total wellbeing. Class will involve standing postures with powerful breath work for detoxification, vitality and strength.Anyone can do Naam Yoga!

Kids Yoga

This playful class encourages self-expression and builds social skills through an imaginative asana practice. Children will strengthen their bodies as they learn how to focus through breathing and relaxation techniques.

Beginner Yoga Course 1 -
with Carisa Borrello

September 19th-November 7th 2017
Tuesdays 7:15-9pm

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
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.

Call 845-255-8212 to register or sign up online & commit to your whole health with yoga today!

Mindfulness Meditation Series

Next session: September 19th-October 24th 2017
Tuesdays 6-7:30pm

Learn a variety of Mindfulness Meditation practices in this experiential class that teaches effective and pragmatic methods for observing our habits of thought, behavior, emotion, and physiological stress. Through this practice of compassionate self-observation, we begin to release ourselves from our (often negative) habitual modes of living and become skilled at negotiating life's challenges with more adaptability, clarity, focus of attention, and insight.
Please wear comfortable, loose, layered clothing (any movement based practices will be very gentle) and bring a notebook and pen and, if you have a meditation cushion, bring that as well. Register at The Living Seed at 845-255-8212. If you have any specific questions, please call Donna at 609.731.7748.

Morning Meditation Immersion

October 2nd-27th 2017
6:30 - 7:15am
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 in simplicity & truth. The experience itself is the teacher.
Please arrive a few minutes early to get yourself comfortable and set up. We have chairs available.
The practice will begin punctually at 6:30am.
This is an open Meditation Practice not a lead practice or a class.
We request no one enter once the group practice has started.
Donations are welcome to help support The Living Seed.

Please check our schedule online for any cancellations due to weather and holidays. Please drive safely.