YOGA at THE YARD
Will return in June, 2017
Yoga at the Yard is an extension of the Yards dedication to physical exploration, experience and performance. As with the community class dance program, resident dancers and community members come together to inhale, exhale and move. Alignment, breath and body awareness and community are the guiding principles for all of our teachers. Classes are held in our open-‐air studio where practitioners gaze out at trees and flowers as they find their own tree poses and lotuses. Downward dogs, not dogma. Yoga at the Yard is directed by Mollie Doyle.
DOWNWARD DOG, NOT DOGMA
Drop-in class = $20
5 class card = $90
10 class card = $160
20 class card = $280
Please bring cash or check, as no credit cards will be accepted.
Class cards available for purchase in the studio. Class cards can be used for any class.
Mollie Doyle (founder and director of Yoga at The Yard) has studied yoga for more than 20 years. She has practiced many forms of Hatha yoga – Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusura, Kripalu – with many masters – Sri K. Pattabi Jois, Richard Freeman, Rodney Yee, Richard Rosen, Ruth Lauer-Manenti, Nicki Doane. She is grateful to call her students, Kristen Leigh and Barbara Verrochi of New York’s The Shala and Colleen Saidman, Rodney Yee and Heidi Fokine of Sag Harbor’s Yoga Shanti her teachers. Mollie has more than 1000 hours of training, is Yoga Shanti and Rodney Yee Certified and is a member of the Yoga Teacher's Alliance. Mollie’s classes focus on intelligent sequencing, linking breath to movement, and building a practice that brings consciousness and ease to the body and mind.
Lora Ksieniewicz has been teaching yoga since 2006, and has studied meditation and asana practice for more than a decade. Some of Lora's yoga teachers include Claire Este Mcdonald and Gregor Singleton, Shiva Rea and Baron Baptiste. She has trained within the Sivananda Yoga tradition in the U.S, the Bahamas, and in Kerala India. Christopher Titmuss from Devon, England has been one of her most influential teachers in vipassana meditation. She has studied the history and philosophy of Buddhism and Hinduism at Boston University, through Antioch University, and at Mount Holyoke College. She spent several months at the Burmese Monastery in Bodh Gaya India, studying the history of Buddhism and it's various traditions from both an academic standpoint and as a practitioner. She is honored to have studied vipasana meditation with the venerable Munindra-ji, and was able to test his patience with her many, many silly questions. Lora is currently completing a degree in Holistic Health at The University of Massachusetts Amherst, with a focus on the Kinesiology of Yoga. Additionally, Lora is the Director of Flexibility and Recovery for National Championship Amherst College Men's Soccer and Puma Peak Performance Camps, having worked with the team since 2010. Lora trains college athletes in football, lacrosse, field hockey, baseball, and hockey at Amherst College and UMass Amherst. Lora is also a Pro Ambassador for Jade Yoga. Lora's classes focus on functional movement to keep our bodies safe, strong and healthy, using the poses as a way to access our minds and emotions for release, healing and greater ease in the present moment.
Emily Phillips holds a Masters in clinical psychology, another in fitness management, and has been teaching for more than 30 years. She was trained in the Viniyoga tradition, and has been most inspired by Power Yoga teacher, Byran Kest. Emily has taught yoga in-house at Reebok and New Balance headquarters, as well as at Exhale Spas and Equinox Health Clubs in Boston. Her teaching was rated as "superior" by City Sports Magazine, and her yoga retreats have been touted by USA Today Travel and Boston Common Magazine. Emily's slow flow classes focus on alignment, safety, and breath. Poses are accessible, and will help you build both mental and physical strength, stamina, and stability. She lives year-round on Martha's Vineyard and can be reached at email@example.com.