photo by eli dagostion

photo by eli dagostion

yoga will return 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. 




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.


 photo by david welch

photo by david welch

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.


Emily Kraus has been teaching yoga since 2013. She is fortunate to have studied with the remarkable teachers KayKay Clivio, Yogi Charu, Dana Slamp, and Jon Witt. Emily has 400 hours of Yoga Teacher Alliance certification from Pure Yoga in New York City, focusing specifically on Yoga Therapeutics and Meditation and Yoga Nidra. In her personal practice she is greatly influenced by various Hatha traditions, including Ashtanga, Iyengar and Anusara. She studied Religious Studies at Kenyon College where she focused primarily on Buddhist and Hindu religious and meditative practices. Emily spent a year in India studying Buddhist history, philosophy and practices in Bodh Gaya and Hindu culture in Madurai. While in Madurai, Emily trained in the Shivananda yoga tradition. Emily has been the yoga teacher for the NCAA Champion Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving teams at Kenyon College since 2014.  Emily’s classes focus on healthy alignment for each individual, linking breath to movement and connecting body and mind both on and off the mat.


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.