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Join us every Saturday at 9 am for Vinyasa Flow or Hatha Yoga class taught by one of our certified guest instructors. Ideal for all skill levels from beginner to advanced yogi, let us help you relax, rejuvenate, and rediscover yourself through yoga at Garnet Hill.
Vinyasa is also called “flow yoga” or “vinyasa flow.” It is an incredibly common style of yoga. The word “vinyasa” translates to “place in a special way,” which is often interpreted as linking breath and movement. You’ll often see words like slow, dynamic, or mindful paired with vinyasa or flow to indicate the intensity of a practice. The poses in this style are very synchronized with breath in a continuous rhythmic flow. That flow can be meditative in nature, calming the mind and nervous system, even as you are moving. Vinyasa is suitable for anyone who wants more movement and less stillness from their yoga practice. Options are always given with detailed instructions so anyone from a beginner to an experienced practitioner may participate.
Hatha yoga derives its name from the Sanskrit words for sun and moon, and is designed to balance opposing forces. The balance in hatha yoga might come from strength and flexibility, physical and mental energy, or breath and the body. Hatha is a blanket term for many different styles of yoga. To be considered hatha, classes must include a mix of poses, breathing exercises, and meditation. Our Hatha classes will focus on postures being held for longer periods of time with breath work, however less flow than a vinyasa class. Hatha yoga is suitable for anybody at any skill level.
Single Class Drop-in Rate (non Lodge guest): $10 per class
Single Class Drop-in Rate (for Lodge guests): $8 per class
Four Class Pack: $32
*Guest instructor classes are by donation only with proceeds benefiting ADKAction, an organization dedicated to addressing unmet needs, promoting vibrant communities, and preserving the character of the Adirondack region.
Joanne Millis has been practicing yoga for 40 years and has attended many Kripalu workshops. Her classes include a slow, flow, deep yin stretch, coordinated with focused breathing. She also teaches restorative yoga and may include some tai chi and pilates.
Jane Derickson (200 hrs YTT). She teaches hatha yoga. In her teaching, Jane holds stretches and postures for extended periods of time and incorporates the use of props.
Sharon Barr (200 hrs YTT) teaches a vinyasa style class, connecting breath and movement. She sometimes will incorporate chair yoga and yin practice into her classes.
Susan Olsen (200 & 500 hrs YTT) has been teaching for nearly 30 years. Her classes are an eclectic blend of yoga styles and the level is gentle/intermediate. She teaches a classic, detailed exploration of poses, alignment, breath, and mediation.