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We invite you to join us for special events designed to strengthen your yoga practice and build community at UVY.

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“Our breath is constantly rising and falling, ebbing and flowing, entering and leaving our bodies. Full body breathing is an extraordinary symphony of both powerful and subtle movements that massage our internal organs, oscillate our joints, and alternately tone and release all the muscles in the body. It is a full participation in life.” – Donna Farhi

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Friday
June

21

5:30 - 6:45 pm

Yin Yoga

There are many adages about the brevity of summer in Vermont (e.g. we have two seasons: winter and July 4th). For however long we get it, it is worth celebrating. In this solstice class with Erin, our yin practice is specifically about summer and the upper/bright/warm energy within and around us. Expect more upper-body poses, great for anyone who has been curled over bike handlebars, garden shovels, or computers. This practice takes the edge off of summer heat and at the same time warms us if it remains as cool as it has been. Come celebrate our finest and shiniest season.
All levels welcome; sign up to reserve your space.





Friday
July

5

6:00 - 7:00 pm

FREE COMMUNITY CLASS

Join Katie for this month's free community class. Katie's slow flow practice will be accessible to most levels, with some restorative poses thrown in to make it that much sweeter. All are welcome; bring your mat and sign up on our calendar to reserve a spot.




Saturday
July

13

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Advance Your Practice: Fly!

Saturdays, July 13–August 17

4–5:30 pm*
(*Please note: on August 3 the class will run 4:30–6)

$100 if paid before July 6: $110 thereafter. Drop in for $20 by permission of instructor.


Join Christina for a fun, strong, and challenging 6-week series that will launch your inversion practice or take it to the next level. This series is perfect for anyone who loves movement and wants to progress their inversion practice, or their teaching.  Get ready to expand and grow!

In this series, you will:

—Learn essential movement patterns to attain foundations and more advanced inversions

—Cultivate breath and body awareness

—Build strength, stability, and mobility

—Take away valuable tools and technique

Week 1: Functional strength and mobility training for yoga 

Find freedom in your body.  This class combines strength and flexibility training to improve your mobility and increase your range of motion.  It will also cover proper core activation as well as strength and mobility for the shoulders and wrists in preparation for inversions and arm balancing.


Week 2: Intro to inverstions part 1

This session will focus on mobilizing, opening and strengthening the wrists and shoulders to prepare for inversions and arm balances in a functional way. We'll cover foundational arm balances such as the classic crow and peacock to prepare for full inversions later in the series.


Week 3: Intro to inversions part 2

This class will cover a stepwise approach allowing for a safe, approachable entry and exit into headstand and shoulder stand.  In addition, you will learn the proper technique and alignment for forearm stand.  We’ll highlight clean entry and exit techniques for all of these poses. 


Week 4: Intro to inversions part 3

In this session, the focus will be entry techniques into classical handstand.  Content will cover proper body positioning, the best method for entering the handstand pose, and how to do this beneficial pose with safety and confidence. 


Week 5: Intro inversions part 3
Quest for the press!  Learn the secret to pressing up into handstand.  We’ll review handstand and more advanced variations including Scorpion forearm stand and  Scorpion handstand.  Expect an introduction to hollow back handstand variations.


Week 6: FLY yoga master class

This powerful 90-minute Vinyasa flow master class features inversions in a creative and safe way.  The class is playful and intelligently sequenced to build from the foundations of strength, stability, and openness.  No matter where you are in your relationship with going upside down, our time together will transform your practice and give you the wings to FLY.

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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. 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, $18

Drop in to any regular weekly class

Single Class, Student or Senior* Rate, $15

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

10-Class Pass, $145

Expires after one year

10-Class Pass, Student or Senior* Rate, $130

Expires after one year

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

5-Class Pass, $80

Expires after 6 months

5-Class Pass, Student or Senior* Rate, $70

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, $150

Unlimited yoga with no commitment required.

One month, Student or Senior* rate, $140

Unlimited yoga with no commitment required.

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

3-Month Unlimited, $390

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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