YOGA at THE YARD
yoga at the Yard, summer 2018
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.
Mondays 7 - 8:30am: Leah Crosby
Tuesdays 7 - 8:30am: Mollie Doyle
Wednesdays 7 - 8:30am: Irene Bright-Dumm
Thursdays 7 - 8:30am: Mollie Doyle
Fridays 7 - 8:30am: Irene Bright-Dumm
Saturdays 8 - 9:30am: Mollie Doyle
Sundays 9 - 10:30am: Lora Ksieniewicz
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. mollieyoga.com
Leah Crosby is devoted to movement. She is a dancer, choreographer, and teaches creative movement classes in the schools on Martha’s Vineyard as an Artist Educator for The Yard’s Making It program. A regular student of Mollie Doyle, Crosby has been teaching yoga since 2014. Leah is interested in finding ways to make movement accessible to all bodies of all ages and abilities.
Irene Bright-Dumm was first introduced to yoga as a supplement to classical ballet and modern dance training in 2001. She dabbled in the practice for about ten years before embarking on a training journey through Thailand and India, completing her first teacher training in Rishikesh, India in 2012 and continuing to study on Martha's Vineyard and New York City. In addition to her background in hatha and vinyasa yoga, Irene holds certifications in kid's yoga, prenatal yoga, Thai massage, and is a DONA-trained birth doula. This summer, Irene will be completing her Master of Science in Yoga Therapy at Maryland University of Integrative Health, with a focus on how to target yoga therapy for substance use recovery and Lyme Disease. Irene’s classes invite practitioners into a detailed exploration of body and breath as ways of accessing the innate wisdom of being. Irene's yoga philosophy is deeply rooted in respect and care for the self as but one aspect of cultivating the greater good and connecting with others. She believes that when we cultivate awareness, honesty and acceptance within ourselves, we are better equipped with the tools to truly listen, to live more fully, and to approach others with compassion.
Lora Ksieniewicz has been teaching yoga since 2006, and has studied meditation and asana practice for more than two decades. Her 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. Lora holds a degree in Holistic Health at The University of Massachusetts Amherst, with a focus on the Kinesiology of Yoga. 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 vipassana meditation with the venerable Munindra-ji, and was able to test his patience with her many, many silly questions. Some of Lora's yoga teachers include Claire Este Mcdonald and Gregor Singleton, Sarah Powers, Shiva Rea and Baron Baptiste. She has trained within the Sivananda Yoga tradition in the U.S, the Bahamas, and in Kerala India. Lora is an Pro Ambassador for Jade Yoga. She has run retreats and teacher training programs on Martha's Vineyard, in New Mexico, Vermont, Italy, and Mexico.