Yoga Studio

“The body benefits from movement, and the mind benefits from stillness.”

-Sakyong Mipham

Welcome to the Yoga Studio at Pursue Wellness!

The roots of yoga can be traced back to over to 5,000 years ago. 

The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit word yuj, which means “union” or “to yoke”. This refers to the practice of yoga as a methodology to unite body, mind and spirit. The practice of postures, breathing, concentration, sensory withdrawl and meditation help lead us to a unified state of awareness and improved vitality.

Modern science is discovering what the ancient yogi’s intuitively knew. The benefits of a regular yoga practice are being recognized by the scientific community to have benefits such as:

      • Improved self-regulation and resilience to stress. This is being found to reduce the impact of stress on our nervous system and can lower blood pressure, reduce feeling of anxiety and depression, and improve relationship with ourselves and others.
      • Yoga helps regulate the endocrine and digestive system.
      • Breathing practices, postures and contemplative practices associated with yoga strengthen and  balance the nervous system
      • Improved cognitive function and concentration.
      • Increases physical balance, strength, flexibility, coordination in activites associated with everyday living as well as athletic performance.
      • Reduces inflammation.

We are committed to helping you develop a consistent yoga practice, whether that means committing to one class a week or incorporating yoga, mindfulness and meditation into your daily life.

We are also excited to have the first Great Yoga Wall in the area to allow you to advance your practice of yoga and correct underlying imbalances that manifest as injuries and chronic pain. Book a class today!

Group yoga class

Weekly Yoga Class Schedule

(Pre-registration required for all classes)

Our classes are alignment-based using props and The Great Yoga Wall. The wall can be an important tool for advancing your practice, correcting underlying muscular skeletal imbalances, cultivating strength, stability and flexibility. By using gravity as a natural form of resistance, the yoga wall allows you to safely create space and release tension. It is exceptionally beneficial for spinal health. Using the straps provides traction and decompression of the spine. All levels.

Classical Yoga with Stacey from 9:00-10:15 am on Tuesdays

Classical Yoga with Stacey from 5:45-7:00 pm on Wednesdays

Classical Yoga with Stacey from 9:00-10:15 am on Thursdays

Drop-in classes are $20. Five Class pass ($90) and Ten Class Pass ($180) are available. Purchase your class pass here.

Please note: Class passes cannot be used for specialty classes or workshops listed below under Special Events. We ask that you pre-register for all classes. If you cannot make your class, please cancel or move your reservation a minimum of 1.5 hours prior to the start of class. This will allow people on the waitlist to be notified in a timely manner. There are no refunds. If you are using a package, the class will be put back onto your package. If you paid for a drop-in class, you will be given a credit towards a future class or class package. 

 

NEW! Meditation with Mark Kent from 5:15-5:30pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month ($5)

Wednesday, April 17th

This short monthly class is an invitation to learn about the practice of meditation.  You will learn about the science and benefits of observing your mind and the emotions that arise out of your thoughts.

Each class will include a brief introduction to a specific form of meditation to help you find a practice that suits you. We will discuss ways to develop a personal meditation practice in daily life.

COMING IN APRIL!

4-Week Beginner Yoga Series with Kim Nietupski

Monday evenings from 5:45pm-7pm; April 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Cost $75

This 4-week course will cover an introduction to basic yoga postures, breathwork, use of props and yoga terminology. Our small class size allows for time to ask questions and to learn how to safely adapt postures for each individual. This course is geared toward beginner students, but all are welcome!

Special Events

Candlelight Restorative with Hot Stone Yoga Nidra

Enjoy fully supported yoga postures using props and the yoga wall. This will allow for longer holds to relieve physical and mental tension restoring balance to the body and mind. We will end class with a guided meditation called Yoga Nidra that brings us close to the boundary of complete sleep and moves us through many layers of awareness. Hot Stones will be offered to provide further relaxation & grounding. All levels $25.

We are pleased to announce we will be adding a second Restorative Yoga class on the first Friday of the month beginning in March! 

Friday, March 15th 6:00-7:30pm

Friday, April 5th 6:00-7:30pm

Friday, April 19th 6:00-7:30pm

MELT Method Workshops

Thursday, April 25th (SOLD OUT!!)

Second workshop date added: Thursday, May 2nd

6:00-7:30pm

$35

Join MELT Master Trainer Kerrie Bodendorf for a 90-minute MELT Method workshop. The MELT Method is a unique self-treatment approach that uses specialized soft body rollers and small MELT Hand and Foot Balls that are designed to relieve aches and pains brought on by aging and active living. Reduce inflammation, ease chronic neck and low back strain, improve alignment, strength, and even your breath. The MELT Whole-Body Treatment techniques are easy to learn, and will help you remain active, healthy, and pain-free for life! The MELT Method is a perfect complement to Yoga, body work and all exercise modalities. This class is right for those interested in tapping into the amazing healing potential your body already possesses! All props provided.

Kerrie is a MELT Master Trainer, Groove facilitator, Yoga instructor and owner of Balance Total Body Fitness. Over the course of her MELT career, Kerrie has studied extensively under Sue Hitzmann, leading groups and mentoring instructors in all levels of the MELT curriculum. Kerrie brings over 14 years of concentrated study to her delivery of the method and is widely known for her positive and accessible teaching style. She teaches all ages and abilities, and designs custom MELT Maps for clients dealing with complex medical issues.

When she is not leading MELT Trainings and retreats, Kerrie works as the Head of Instructor Training and Teaching Assistant Trainer for the MELT Method, and teaches monthly MELT Introductory Workshops and weekly classes in Western Massachusetts and on Zoom.

 

Private Yoga & Yoga Duets with Stacey Duquette

Private Yoga is a wonderful way for beginners to create confidence, help build a home practice and learn how to tailor your practice to your specific needs physically and emotionally. Private lessons include Pranayama instruction (breathing exercises), Meditation, the use of props and Yoga both on and off The Great Yoga Wall. You may apply the cost of your first single private to a 4 class package.

Our Yoga Duet is another alternative to a private lesson. Sharing a semi-private lesson with a family member or friend provides additional accountability and you will both receive the benefits of highly individualized one on one instruction.

One Hour Yoga Private with Stacey Duquette: $70
4 Class Pass: $260
4 Class Yoga Duet (Semi-Private): $300

By Appointment Only. Contact Stacey at 413-636-2042 to book.