The Yoga Space @ the Hurleyville Arts Centre
All classes are online until further notice. See the calendar for registration and more information.
Scroll down below the calendar for pricing, class descriptions and teacher bios. We will get through this together!
Camp Kula at Menla with Erin Dudley Nikki Viella and Alex Auder Phoenicia NY AUGUST 12 – AUGUST 16, 2020
All Adult Online classes are 1 Hour & $10.00
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45 minutes of Family Fun Time. This class is geared towards families and their young children but anyone can join. This class includes gentle warm ups, breath exercises seated standing and partner poses – complete with sound effects and directions from a 7 year old. Free.
Senior Chair Yoga
Teacher: Sharon Molloy
Enjoy an hour of gentle , breath centered practice using slow and easy movements on a chair, ending with some seated relaxation. Together we can soothe our nervous systems relieve some pain and find ease in our bodies and minds. This class is perfect for seniors and anyone with some movement restrictions and the chair provides and a stable and safe support for exploring possibilities.
Pilates Mat with Kayla DeGraw
Teacher: Kayla DeGraw
Learn the foundation of pilates to start building core strength, increase flexibility, and awareness. Using your own body as resistance, you will grasp a mind/body connection to control your motions to move fluently from one exercise into the next. By stabilizing your core, you learn to guide the movements through your breath, challenging yourself by keeping a part of the body still while moving another.
For those who have practiced Pilates before, this is a chance to reconnect to your core, finding deeper level of concentration and control.
Vinyasa Level 1
Teacher: Erin Dudley
Vinyasa Yoga works with the synchronization breath and movement. By linking the yoga postures a continuous flow of energy that heats the body, bringing oxygen to the blood, nourishing the glands and internal organs, cleansing and purifying the nervous system, and releasing inflammation and industrial toxins through perspiration.
This class is energetic and dynamic, combining flexibility and strength while preserving a sense of inward focus and dedication. There is an emphasis on exploration and alignment. Students will experience improved mental and physical stamina, reduction of anxiety and stress, increased clarity of thought, general well-being, and an overall sense of serenity.
Free Dance w/ Erin
This one hour class explores movement as a catalyst for imagination training. We start with modern dance, yoga, and pedestrian movements to warm the body then add visualizations and imagination exercises to slowly deconstruct familiar movement patterns. The aim is to move, release stress, have fun, meet our bodies where they are, release insecurities that inhibit physical freedom of expression, dance AND PLAY!
Open level Hatha Vinyasa
Teacher: LeeAnna Maniace
We expend a lot of energy looking outside of ourselves for wellbeing. Make space to gather some tools for self -care; a weekly date with yourself to replenish and look after you.
A 1 hour 30 minute class with 1 hour of Vinyasa utilizing sun salutes, standing and seated poses, followed by 30 minutes of self care via: ball rolling (self massage) yin and or restorative poses and a solid 10 minute savasana. All with LeeAnna’s essential oils. YUM!
Gentle Asana With Sharon
Teacher: Sharon Molloy
In the tradition of Viniyoga this class uses breath as our guide for gentle, slow flowing movements as we explore sensations, focus the mind and soothe the nervous system. This can help increase mental clarity, improve sleep and calm anxiety. Slow mindful movement reduces stress and other effects from our fast paced and complex lives. This practice is perfect for beginners, and anyone who is looking to slow things down and enjoy some deep relaxation. *don’t want to sit on the floor? No problem we have chairs that we can show you how to use in yoga class*
Advanced Postural Yoga with Erin
This class will utilize Vinyasa Flow and postural “breakdowns”, including standing poses, arm balances, inversions and the Anti-Gravity Wall.
In the spirit of self study this advanced practice approaches breathwork, experimentation, and subtle postural alignment instructions with intelligence, curiosity and sensitivity to the mental and physical conditions of that day.
Teacher: Dr. Richard Gillett
Richard will be teaching the Yang 24 style of Tai Chi—sometimes known as short-form Tai Chi. This is a series of 24 movements, each of which merges into the next. In the process of learning this form of movement, you can experience the benefits of calmness, balance, strength, improved focus and a sense of well-being and joy.
Almost anyone can practice Tai Chi. All ages are welcome. Wear loose fitting clothing to class so that you can move easily. Experienced practitioners welcome although no prior knowledge of Tai Chi is necessary for this class.
Teacher: LeeAnna Maniace
The best way to transition from weekend to workweek! Using passive stretching, breathing techniques, gentle preparatory poses, and supportive props we will investigate ways to engage your mind, make your body comfortable, balance your nervous system and send you off for a great night sleep.
Optimal Well-Being Physical Therapy with Dr. Eileen Miller, PT, DPT
Online Fitness Classes from a Physical Therapist’s Perspective
Helping to stay healthy, fit and feeling optimal.
Dr. Eileen Miller, PT, DPT is a physical therapist who evaluates and treats people for a variety of needs at the HPAC Yoga Space. At this time of social distancing, she will be available for individual PT sessions through a telecommunications app. Please call her at 914-213-2048 if you are interested.
During this time, she will be teaching fun and safe fitness classes with uplifting music aimed at optimizing your physical and emotional well-being. Classes will include improving our posture and alignment. Modifications for each exercise will be offered in order to meet many levels and conditions. She will provide evidence-based tips to keep your routine healthy for your heart, joints, muscles, etc. Please join us!
(Note: these classes are not intended to be individualized or substitute for actual physical therapy.)
Cost: by donation. Recommended fee $5
If you would like to see a PT in person at their office during this time, we recommend the following 2 PT offices. There are other excellent PT facilities in the area as well.
Premier Physical Therapy Monticello: 845- 707-4371
Ellenville Regional Hospital (ask for PT) 845- 647-6400
Founder of TYS@ The Hurleyville Arts Centre.
Erin relocated to beautiful Sullivan county in 2014. She is Program Director of The Hurleyville Arts Centre and finds great joy in guiding yoga classes. Erin began practicing yoga as a way to heal physical injuries. She began teaching and leading international retreats in 1996 and continues to lead retreats and teacher trainings throughout the NorthEast U.S.
She wrote and implemented a Somatic Yoga syllabus and taught Butoh and contemporary dance at Stony Brook University where she was on faculty for five years. Erin’s classes draw from her love of movement, the influence of kinesthetic anatomy, the investigative philosophy of Irmgard Bartenieff, the quiet passion of Vinyasa, and the rigorous intelligence of Iyengar Yoga. Her alignment cues and energetic directives create a nurturing space for practitioners to fully engage in an investigation of their physical, mental, and psychic condition.
LeeAnna was introduced to yoga at the age of 18. Immediately she fell in love with the practice, she came back to each yoga class offered and practiced everyday at home. She studied Psychology and Health and Wellness at the University of Buffalo, where she learned from various other teachers and began teaching at a local studio and introduced her to Reiki, a form of energy health transformation.
She moved to the Catskills and started a small organic vegetable farm in Liberty, NY called Sprouting Dreams Farm. She studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Contemporary dance at The Dancing Place Dance Academy for 16 years. She now is studying Salsa dancing. She seeks to share her passion for movement and health with individuals and groups in the community, wishing to increase prosperity and health and well-being to all.
Kathy’s teaching certifications include Sivananda (Val Morin, Canada 1995) Yoga Mountain Institute (Rockland County 1998), Reflections Yoga (teaching to businesses, NYC 2002) and Kundalini Yoga (Sat Nam Studio in Hurleyville, 2015). Kathy has lived in Sullivan County since 2002. In 2018 she retired from her County of Sullivan job and in 2019 became a certified life-coach with Brave Thinking Institute. A member of SAG-AFTRA, she performs a one-woman show in Manhattan that she developed with Paul Austin (Liberty Free Theatre, 2004 and 2010).
Sharon is originally from the UK. After traveling to India and Japan she took her first Yoga class with Rodney Yee in Tokyo, 1993. After moving to the States in 1995 she continued her yoga studies and practice in San Francisco, CA while completing her Masters in Fine Art, Painting .
She moved to NYC in 1998 for an Art Residency program and moved upstate to Parksville, in 2002. She has continued to practice and study in the UK and here in the US, with teachers in the the BKS Iyengar school. In 2016 she began her studies with J. Brown in Brooklyn, Abyasa studio, in the TKV Desikachar tradition . Recently she completed her 200 hr Teacher Certification with J.Brown Yoga. She is currently in the process of creating an Art and Yoga workshop and retreat center at her home and studio in Parksville NY.
Kayla grew up locally, originally a dancer since the age of four, studied at Joan Pletter School of Dance in Liberty, NY. and at Marya A Kennett Dance Center in Goshen, NY. She went on to Dean College School of Dance. Kayla was first introduced to Pilates in high school, after multiple injuries, she revisited the practice of Pilates after college to regain strength.
She went on to study at Balanced Body in Manhattan, where she received her first mat level 1 and anatomy certificates. She also completed a Beginner Mat Level certificate at Power Pilates in Manhattan. Enthusiastic and driven to learn more, she obtained certificates in Level 1 Apparatus and Comprehensive Apparatus Training, completed in 2014.
Kayla is knowledgeable in teaching all levels of mat and apparatus training. Pilates has been so essential in recovery from her own injuries, asthma and regaining core strength postpartum. Kayla brings her own experience, love of movement and dance with knowledge of Pilates to help others with chronic pain, weaknesses, and reconnecting to their body.
Dr. Richard Gillett
Richard received his medical degree from Cambridge University, England. He is fascinated by the study and practice of what it takes for a human being to lead the best possible life. Richard has lived in Sullivan County for the past 25 years.
Richard has led hundreds of workshops and trainings in personal development for teachers and organizations in the USA, Mexico, Europe, Australia, and India. He has been interviewed over 30 times on TV, radio and print, including on Good Day New York. He is the author of professional articles and two books, including Change Your Mind, Change Your World (Simon and Schuster).
Richard has practiced meditation for over 30 years and Tai Chi for 18 years. He trained
to be a Tai Chi teacher of Yang 24 style—by Shi Fu Alex Feng, who was taught by Master Guo Lian Ying in Taiwan.
Richard found that Tai Chi was not only a joy to practice, but improved his coordination, balance, strength and flexibility—flexibility in both body and mind. He loves to teach this profound and enjoyable practice.
Christy studied Dance Education at Towson State University and went on to teach, and further study, many forms of dance techniques, movement and fitness-based dance. Christy completed her full Comprehensive Stott Pilates training with John Garey in Long Beach California.
She currently teaches in NYC and The Catskills and has taught master workshops for Balanced Body and Pilates workshops at private studios. She has developed a teaching style that blends her love of creative and expressive movement with her attention to precise, proper alignment that is biomechanically efficient.
Eileen received her bachelor’s degree in fine arts, majoring in modern dance, from Temple University. She has continued to dance and enjoys helping dancers prevent or recover from injuries. She received her Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University, and in 2014 she graduated from Upstate Medical University’s Doctoral Program in PT. After becoming a PT, Eileen has worked in various settings and for a variety of populations for over 26 years.
Eileen continues to take a wide range of continuing education classes in the field of PT. She participated in extensive coursework, application, as well as published research in the Movement System Impairment Approach. Eileen has found that this system of analyzing and correcting posture, repeated daily movements, and the musculoskeletal system has been the most efficient and successful approach for her patients. Another of Eileen’s areas of special interests include helping people understand the power of our brains in increasing our pain as well as reducing pain.