Upper Valley Yoga

A community of passionate students & instructors, practicing the art of yoga together.
Established 1999. White River Junction, Vermont.
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Apr
30

Vinyasa Flow (2)

Wendy Reese

8:00 -
9:30 am
Apr
30

Hatha (1)

Sharon Comeau

10:00 -
11:30 am

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

Our studio’s philosophy is rooted in the firm belief that everyone can do yoga. Our diverse offerings reflect that belief: we meet you where you are while helping you build the tools to grow, and encouraging you to listen to your own body’s wisdom. Most of our intermediate and advanced classes revolve around fun and mindful vinyasa flow that draws on the lineages of Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Anusara Yoga.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

May
1

Family Yoga on May Day!

Celebrate the first of May with our monthly Family Yoga class!  $20 per family, no matter how many in your tribe. All ages and levels welcome to this playful class. Sign up to reserve space for your whole fam, from babes to grands.

May
1

Soulful Living in the Everyday World; Practical, Simple Tools for Harmonizing Inner and Outer

Your aspirations to live each day from the deepest and wisest place in your heart is precious. However, as we all know, it is easy to lose your sacred intention to be loving, peaceful and/or joyful as you go about your day. In this body/mind/soul retreat you will learn how to stay more deeply centered and aligned with your heart's intention by:

– experiencing how to deepen self-love, why it is the pillar for daily consciousness and how to make it your moment to moment foundation

– understanding the fundamental operating error of the ego-based mind, how it mistakes what is more important and real, why it is so convincing, what the result is and how to address it so that you are not so easily thrown off your path

– being aware of when resistance to your heart's intention is occurring, its source, and how to move through it

– making letting go and acceptance of what is a more accessible part of your everyday life

– being in the “river of grace”

In a safe, loving and fun circle, there will be presentation and discussion woven together with basic, accessible yoga postures for all to integrate awareness and learning. No prior yoga experience is needed. In addition, there will be a guided, silent, divinity-in-nature walk following lunch.

This special retreat is being offered by Sharon Comeau and Jeffrey Douglas, MSW, LCSW, at a private home in Norwich. Space is limited and the workshop is expected to fill, so please register.  e-mail Sharon at sharon@uppervalleyyoga.com or call at 802-359-2421 for more information and to register.

May
6

Free Community Class

Join Leslie for First Friday in White River, at our monthly FREE community class! Celebrate May with an all-levels, one hour practice to kick off your weekend. All are welcome; sign up on our classes page on the calendar, and bring a mat if you have one.

May
8

Gentle/Restorative Yoga

Join Rick Lamont for our monthly restorative yoga class. Restorative postures use multiple props to support the body so that you can hold poses for longer than is typical in an active practice.  This nourishing support allows you to open the body through passive stretching. The postures are usually adapted from supine or seated yoga poses with the addition of blocks, bolsters, and blankets to eliminate strain. Rick usually includes also a delicious Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) practice to complete the experience of bliss! This class is generally offered once a month on Sundays. Sign up on our classes page to reserve your spot.

May
13

Yoga/Pilates Fusion

Kick off your weekend with Jenny's signature yoga/pilates fusion class! All levels welcome. Bring your mat and sign up on our classes page..

May
20

Yin Yoga

An all-levels class that incorporates longer-held seated postures, preceded by a brief active sequence for warming up. Yin Yoga is based on the Chinese meridian system (acupuncture-like benefits, no needles!). Yin Yoga is generally offered one Friday evening per month. Please sign up from the calendar page to reserve a space.

May
27

Special Kirtan with Yvette Om

Philadelphia Chant Artist Yvette Om returns to Upper Valley Yoga.
$25.  Register from our classes page.

About Yvette:
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Yvette has a diverse background. Yvette traveled as a child and was exposed to many different cultures. In each she heard the song of the divine and saw the common thread that connects us.

Yvette owes much gratitude to her mentor, the late Thomas Ashley-Farrand, who taught her the meaning and sound efficiency of Sanskrit mantra. She also gracefully acknowledges her Kirtan inspiration: David Newman, Deva Premal, Jai Uttal, Krishna Das, Snatam Kaur and WAH!
She released her Kirtan CD debut “Into the Arms of Love” in April of 2010 which was co-produced in Manhanttan with producer/musician/engineer Frank Wolf. Her new album, We Are One will be released very soon.
Yvette has recorded with Gaura Vani, Girish, David Newman and has shared the Kirtan stage with Russill Paul, author of “The Yoga of Sound.”
She teaches Hatha yoga at her community center in Newtown Square, PA, offers private/group healing sound sessions and is a numerologist.

FEATURED YOGA PACKAGES

Purchase classes

SINGLE
PASS

Attend any yoga class
that we offer

$16

Senior/Student rate:

$13
 

10 CLASS
PASS

Attend any 10 yoga
classes

$140

Senior/Student:

$120
 

MONTHLY,
UNLIMITED

Unlimited monthly yoga,
six month commitment

$99/month

 

 
 

NEWCOMER
PASS

Attend three
classes

$30

First-time guests only

Expires after
15 days

  • "I have been practicing at Upper Valley Yoga since 2005. I have found safe, effective instructors here for all the phases of life and interest I have gone through since then. There is a wide range of class approaches and opportunities, from beginner to immersive and everything in between. I always recommend Upper Valley Yoga to friends, and tell them to explore all the teachers, they are sure to find the right approach for them."    - Louise
  • "Your teachers are at the top with their professionalism, expertise of yoga practice, patience and support of all in the class."    - M
  • "Yoga helps me the find the strength, flexibility, and focus to do the things I love to do in life. Practicing yoga at the Upper Valley Yoga Center feels like coming home to a warm and welcoming community."    — Karen
  • "The UVY studio is a warm and friendly place, with very special people as your teachers. So this begs the question: Does the practice of yoga make nice people, or do nice people practice yoga?"    — Jeanne
  • "The day I took my first class at Upper Valley Yoga, I knew I’d found my “yoga home”. Leslie, and all the teachers at the studio, truly practice what they preach: come to class, accept our instruction but listen to yourself and your body; honor your own best teacher, the teacher within."    - Dena
  • "Every class is a gift, not only for the yoga, but to be connected with others who are part of the Upper Valley Yoga community. An added treat is that the current space in White River Junction is spacious, sunlit and warm."    - Dena

CONTACT US

New to yoga? Have questions? Get in touch!

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OUR STUDIO

58 N. MAIN ST. #206

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VERMONT

05001

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New Beginners Class!

begins Thursday, May 5. 7–8 pm. Sign up to reserve a space.

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ACCOMMODATIONS:

The building itself was renovated to be energy efficient, and the room is moderately heated in cooler seasons to promote a good, healthy sweat, but not heated to an excessive or wasteful degree. There are cubbies in our large office to store your personal belongings, a spacious changing room, a comfy sofa and a water cooler (please bring a water bottle to fill, to cut down on paper cup usage). Two nice, clean bathrooms are located just down the hall. There are also cubbies in the studio itself for valuables, which students are welcome to use. We have a full lending library of yoga books, and encourage students to borrow freely. Our store carries yoga mats, mat bags, yoga apparel, mat wash, and gift certificates are available for purchase in any amount.

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GUIDELINES FOR PRACTICE

Please do not wear perfume or any strong scent

People with allergies can be very sensitive to scent. Also, lots of people sweating in a closed space is less stinky than lots of people all wearing different brands of perfume or deodorant.

Wear comfortable clothing

Not so tight it binds, not so loose it gets in your way. And please do not wear clothes that “gap” and are inappropriately revealing.

Practice on an empty stomach

If possible, don’t eat at least three hours before practice. If you know that this isn’t possible for you, eat easily digested food one hour before class.

No food or outside beverages inside the studio

If necessary, bottled water is okay, but remember we are trying to generate internal heat; constant sipping cools the body. After practice, drink plenty of pure water.

Bring your own mat

Shared mats are not hygienic; you may borrow one from us if one is available, until you are able to purchase your own, but please clean it afterward with the mat wipes provided. Please understand mats may be borrowed on a first come basis….we have only a few to borrow, and do occasionally run out of them.

Keep your eyes on your own practice

The practice is richer when it happens from the inside out. It’s not about comparing yourself with the person next to you. Be present with your own experience.

Be kind and loving to yourself

Rest when you need to. Honor where you are in your practice. Use the energy of those around to inspire, not diminish, you. Remember: you are perfect just as you are now, and yoga is meant to enhance that understanding and let that perfection shine. Have fun!

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Newcomers! 3 for $30

If you are new to Upper Valley Yoga, you can purchase a 3-class pass for $30! (For our first-time guests only, package expires 15 days after purchase)

Single Class, $16

Drop in to any regular weekly class

Single Class, Student or Senior* Rate, $13

*Full time high school and college students, Seniors 60+

10-Class Pass, $140

Expires after one year

10-Class Pass, Student or Senior* Rate, $120

Expires after one year

*Full time high school and college students, Seniors 60+

5-Class Pass, $75

Expires after 6 months

5-Class Pass, Student or Senior* Rate, $63

Expires after 6 months.

*Full time high school and college students, Seniors 60+

Unlimited Yoga Passes

Monthly, Auto-Renew with credit card, $99/mo

Unlimited yoga. 6-month commitment is required; early cancellation fee of $50 applies if the auto renew is canceled before 6 months. This is the best value if you plan to attend at least 2 classes per week.

One month, unlimited, $140

Unlimited yoga with no commitment required.

One month, Student or Senior* rate, $120

Unlimited yoga with no commitment required.

*Full time high school and college students, Seniors 60+

3-Month Unlimited, $360

Unlimited yoga, 3 months

If you don’t yet have a mat, borrow one from us and please clean it afterward with the mat wipes.

We have a limited, need-based scholarship fund available for those who are struggling to pay for classes; please email or call us to inquire. We also gratefully accept donations for that fund in any amount. In addition, there are occasional work/study opportunities. If you are interested in being on the work/study list, please let us know!

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