We start from the premise that Yoga should be accessible and relevant. Yoga Mechanics teaches alignment yoga based on the foundations of anatomy and biomechanics. Each class is approachable and challenging all in one. We aim to educate you about your body and empower you through action. Our classes are woven with rich and contemplative content that draws you deeper into the physical practice. We hold a healthy space for you to consider your body and mind through a physical practice.
Yoga for anyBody and the application for each individual WILL be different. Our staff is highly trained to facilitate movement in your body, encouraging both strength and flexibility. Health begins one movement at a time. Let's do it.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
Because Mechanics work. Having some tools, rules + principles about our bodies facilitates a deeper understanding of our experience in the world. We have witnessed how simple education about our anatomy leads to major transformation. Our focus is beyond the poses themselves as we believe in the benefit of movement AND thought woven together. We hold a space for this, everyday. So that you, we, everybody has a place to practice being themselves. To us, there is nothing more empowering.
ADVANCED [TEACHER’S] PRACTICE
This class is for yoga teachers looking to deepen their asana practice. We will explore the more advanced peak poses that are usually not appropriate for a mixed level class. Strategic sequencing will allow us to play with deeper backbends, more challenging arm balances, away from the wall inversions and more! If you are a teacher or in our/a teacher training program and want to take your practice to the next level, this class is for you!
We suggest this class to anyone who is NEW to our studio. Ideal for those who want to learn the basic forms, and build a strong foundation for your Yoga practice. Everyone is welcome in this steady paced, level one class. Basic does not always mean easy, rest assured, this class is approachable throughout.
The Beginner Class is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental principles of alignment, breath work, and basic yoga postures. Emphasis is placed on knowledge, understanding, safety, and stability within each pose. This class is great for those who are new to yoga or for the practitioner who can benefit from going back to basics.
Chair Yoga offers students a gentle way to move through yoga poses with support. Tonia will lead students through a series of poses on chairs that promote movement without over effort and extra strain. This class is perfect for anyone with injury, arthritis, limited range of movement or for those just looking to move slower.
FREE MIXED LEVEL COMMUNITY YOGA
Join our 2018 200 Hour Teacher Training Grads as they hold down our 2019 FREE Mixed Level Community Classes. Everyone is welcome in this multi-level class. They will teach to who is there, respecting limit and encouraging each student’s capacity. This is a full spectrum class where every category of pose will be taught in each class. Energizing and Expanding and a time for growth.
Come out and support these new teachers. All classes (listed below) are FREE and run from 4:00pm - 5:15pm.
April 7, 2019, Victoria Kulesza
April 14, 2019, Jariza Ricart
The first 45 minutes of this class is a slow and specific sequence designed to create warmth in the body through synergistic holds in each pose. In the last 30 minutes, restorative poses and deeper rests are held. This class is designed to give space for release and thought. Everyone is welcome.
MIXED LEVEL (MIXED LEVEL PRACTICE*)
Everyone is welcome in this multi-level class. Teachers teach to who is there, respecting limit and encouraging each student’s capacity. This is a full spectrum class where every category of pose will be taught in each class. Energizing and Expanding.
*Please note schedule, some Mixed Level classes are specifically designed to be a led practice.
YOGA + [RESTORATIVE]
This class is made up of 7-10 restorative poses, held for longer periods of time. Props will hold you up in deeply rejuvenating postures, leaving you feeling renewed and clear in your body, mind + heart. This class is perfect for beginners and those who are a bit scared to try yoga. Everyone loves it AND needs it. Every Thursday morning at 8:00am + one Sunday a month.
Next Sunday/Monthly Restorative Yoga with Joe, Sunday, February 24, 2018, from 1:00pm - 2:15pm.
YOGA FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY
Addiction - In one word, can be described as "separation" | Yoga - In one word, can be described as "connection"
Sundays from 7:30pm - 9:30pm, taught by Amanda Boyer, ALL are Welcome, Donation Based (Suggested Donation: $20)
Yoga Tune Up®
Yoga Tune Up® helps with the three P’s: it eases pain, improves posture and enhances performance. It is a way of working with the body using integrated embodied anatomy, breaking down the nuts of bolts of human movement with anatomical awareness, conscious relaxation and proper breathing techniques. Bring your self into an intimate understanding of your native architecture with this challenging, but accessible practice that incorporates movements from classical yoga, calisthenics, and body therapy.
While we do our best to keep everybody informed regarding changes, please be advised that schedule and teacher availability are subject to change without notice.
NEW STUDENTS: Get your first month of unlimited yoga for only $75! (WILL NOT roll into a recurring monthly autopay charge)
NEW STUDENTS: Enter promo code UNLIMITED! to get your first month of unlimited yoga for only $75 (This option WILL ROLL into a recurring monthly autopay charge of $150 after your first month at $75, No Contract, Terms + Conditions Apply)
Single Class / Drop-In: $25
5 Class Card: $120 (3-Month Expiration / $24 per class)
10 Class Card: $220 (6-Month Expiration / $22 per class)
20 Class Card: $400 (9-Month Expiration / $20 per class)
30 Class Card: $540 (12-Month Expiration / $18 per class)
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THE PARADOX PARADIGM WITH VISHALI VARGA
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
$50 pre-registration | $60 at the door
You may see a rabbit or a duck. This image is from 1892 has been rousing western philosophers like Wittgenstein ever since. While this example inspired Wittgenstein to write a book in the early 20th century, the concept of paradox has been inspiring Indian thought for 4000 years. Understanding paradox is essential to eastern philosophical traditions and practices including, Vaidica, Hinduism, Buddhism, martial arts, and yoga. Paradox is what helps us bridge opposites such as feelings and thoughts, masculine and feminine, the path and the destination, drunk and sober, good and bad, right and wrong, crazy and sane, sickness and health, wealth and poverty.
In this workshop, we will explore the good news paradox. We‘ll learn how this strategy can be used to deal with all oppositional conflict.
FREE INFO SESSION FOR OUR JULY 2020 INDIA TRIP WITH OMNI + VISHALI
Date: Sunday, March 3, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
OWN YOUR FEMININE NARRATIVE WITH OMNI KITTS FERRARA + DONNA SCRO SAMORI
Dates: Friday, May 31, 2019 - Sunday, June 2, 2019 | The Arnold House, Catskills
ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT!!!
The focus of this women’s (weekend) retreat is to delve into the stories of our life as women. Through Indian and Western lore, we will investigate the qualities of being a woman, listen to story and share our own. Through yoga, movement, nature, food, meditation, and pranayama we will work to create meaning out of our own narrative and unearth tools to continue forward.
Includes all housing, gratuities, yoga and meals except Saturday dinner (so participants may explore the fabulous area).
200 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING + YOGA STUDIES PROGRAM
The Yoga Mechanics 200 Hour RYT | Level 1, Teacher Training will give you the tools you need to be an effective and confident Yoga Educator. We know the depth of becoming a leader in the Yoga Community. We believe that when you invest in education, you are investing in yourself, which is why we have worked to create a program that honors your time + investment. Learning new things takes time to assimilate. You will have the space to learn and grow in this 12 month program.
Becoming a Yoga Educator involves more than just learning names of poses. We will cover each facet of the 4 Yogic formulas: Asana, Meditation, Philosophy and Pranayama. Each provide skills that open avenues for self-reflection. Honoring context and history, we will study the Mahabharata, Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads + Yoga Sutras. We will discuss at length, Tantric philosophy, its differentiation from a dual/classical perspective and the ways it is applicable today. We will learn to engage with ourselves from a place of wholeness and study how this is mirrored in our body through Anatomy, Kinesiology and Biomechanics.
DEPTH, DIRECTION, DISCUSSION: 300 HOUR ADVANCED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
If you teach Yoga, then YOU are apart of the evolving future of this vast and varied industry. It took us 4 years to get to this moment. To be able to have an Advanced Training that goes above and beyond the basics.
We will begin by moving backwards and studying the orthopraxis of India and how Yoga made it to the West. History gives us information from which we can glean insight and apply it to the present. The narrative and myths, icons and lore will offer many platforms for contemplation. From this information, we will explore our own ideologies and truths and put even our most prized opinions under the scope for further questioning.
We will study established methods, rules, protocols and ascertain when they work and when they don’t. We will offer tools, techniques, and technologies that aid in the delivery and efficacy of each teacher’s offering. We want more than just dharma talk sandwiches and IKEA cues. We want teachers who speak with clarity. We want Yoga teachers who are anatomists and body-lovers at heart. We will facilitate this group in deepening their personal asana practice, refining their approach and curating their potency. We are not interested in overly aspirational ideologies of perfection. We are looking for teachers who love to learn, are not afraid to banish their personal box and who are craving an honest conversation about what we are doing in Yoga.
In terms of all Teacher Trainings, the $1500 deposit is non-refundable. Once trainings start, participants have a 2-week window to withdraw from the training. We ask all trainees to consider this commitment seriously. We hold to these policies to ensure the success of all trainings.
Almost all of our teachers are E-RYT 500, which is the highest level recognized by the Yoga Alliance. Our staff far surpasses industry standards when it comes to continuing education (many have over 3000+ hours of study) and have between 3-10+ years of teaching experience.
We believe that well educated / well practiced teachers make better teachers, hands down. We are here to provide a safe and structured class that offers you a mechanical advantage for success.