Class Schedule

Monday

  • Iyengar YogaIyengar Yoga is a Hatha Yoga class that is meant for beginners and yoga students at all levels. The style of instruction is based on the teachings of BKS Iyengar. Mr. Iyengar's methodology emphasizes good alignment within the yoga postures/asanas. Students will explore the fundamentals of this style of yoga, using props, such as belts, blocks, and blankets, as aids in performing and holding a variety of asanas. Props enable students to perform the asanas correctly and safely, making the postures accessible to all bodies, at any age. Classes will build on the previous week, and drop-ins are welcome. No prior yoga experience is necessary.      with Mary Page WattsMary Page Watts has been teaching and practicing yoga for ten years. In 2014, upon completion of a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco, Mary Page traveled to Pune India to study with the Iyengar family at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute. During 2015- 2016, she continued her yoga studies with Usha Devi. Mary Page is now a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor at the Intermediate I-II Level. She is currently pursuing a Master's in Occupational Therapy at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY.     4:00 pm to 5:10 pm
  • Dynamic Gentle YogaThe practice of gentle yoga is not only about feeling better; it is an invitation to feel more, to go where your body is tight and see where you can let go. Be inspired to practice at the level where you are comfortably challenged. We work intuitively, learning to slow down the mind, opening to our awareness of what the body and the heart need in the moment. Enjoy an hour of hatha yoga: an opening meditation, pranayama/breath work, warm ups, yoga poses, and a lovely deep relaxation. Leave feeling refreshed and ready for whatever the evening has in store for you.     with Terry de la VegaTerry de la Vega became an RN, then a Nurse Practitioner because of her passion for women’s health. Terry felt drawn the deeper aspects of mind/body health and healing through yoga and meditation. Since she completed the 200-hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, Terry has taken specialized training in creating yoga classes for pregnancy and childbirth preparation, back care, meditation, addiction recovery, and anxiety and depression. In 2013 Terry was delighted to become a Certified YogaNurse®. This brand new specialty combines the ancient wisdom of yoga with the modern science of nursing. 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm

Tuesday

  • Tai Chi BasicsAt North Country Tai Chi LLC, no class is more important than our Tai Chi Basics course. All Tai Chi movement is an expression of layered simplicity and our basics course introduces you to the logic of how to do that intelligently and in balance. This is a time-tested Chinese tradition and it is taught one step at a time with Master Sean. The sequences you learn in Tai Chi Basics sets the foundation for the simple grace for which Tai Chi is known and from which all the health benefits are ultimately derived. Semester System and Academic Calendar: North Country Tai Chi LLC structures its academic calendar just like a university or college, ordering classes around a semester calendar. Students are asked to submit a full tuition payment at the start of each semester, either in cash or a personal check payable to North Country Tai Chi LLC. TUESDAY and THURSDAY, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Sean BoutinMaster Sean Boutin is an independent tai chi teacher using space at Trillium Center for Yoga and Health as the Potsdam campus for his North Country Tai Chi LLC academy. Master Sean teaches two bi-weekly classes at Trillium, Tai Chi Basics and Intermediate Tai Chi. Classes are organized into three semesters: spring, summer, and fall. For more information about Master Sean and Tai Chi, northcountrytaichi.com Contact Master Sean 11:15 am to 12:15 pm - Autumn semeter meets 9/5 - 12/15.
  • Intermediate Tai Chi
    Intermediate Tai Chi invests the skill developed in Tai Chi Basics into stylized sequences of movements called “Forms.” As a group, we will learn two Forms, the very symmetrical “Gate of Life” and the flowing and energizing “Simplified 24”. Our practice alternates between these forms in order to focus the mind and balance the body. This class cultivates skill while preserving the playfulness that permeates practice at North Country Tai Chi LLC.
    Semester System and Academic Calendar: North Country Tai Chi LLC structures its academic calendar just like a university or college, ordering classes around a semester calendar. Students are asked to submit a full tuition payment at the start of each semester, either in cash or a personal check payable to North Country Tai Chi LLC.
    TUESDAY and THURSDAY, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    with Sean BoutinMaster Sean Boutin is an independent tai chi teacher using space at Trillium Center for Yoga and Health as the Potsdam campus for his North Country Tai Chi LLC academy. Master Sean teaches two bi-weekly classes at Trillium, Tai Chi Basics and Intermediate Tai Chi. Classes are organized into three semesters: spring, summer, and fall. For more information about Master Sean and Tai Chi, northcountrytaichi.com Contact Master Sean 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm - Autumn semeter 9/5 - 12/15.
  • Functional FitnessTracy believes that overall wellness must consist of a healthy balance of physical fitness, positive attitude, emotional wellness, and fun. This class can be a stand-alone or complement one’s yoga practice. Functional Fitness requires mindfulness and purposefulness with the overall goal of promoting a feeling of balance and accomplishment, while increasing one’s overall health. Tracy considers each individual who enters her class to be unique. She feels it is essential to develop, adapt, and establish fitness plans that meet each person’s individualized needs so they can succeed with their fitness goals.   with Tracy SharlowTracy Sharlow has been an Adapted Physical Education Teacher in Potsdam and a fitness instructor at Clarkson University and SUNY Potsdam for the past 24 years. She believes that overall wellness must consist of a healthy balance of physical fitness, positive attitude, emotional wellness, and fun. Tracy designed  her class, FUN-da-Mental Fitness, to stand-alone or complement one’s yoga practice. Her class requires mindfulness and purposefulness with the overall goal of promoting a feeling of balance and accomplishment. Tracy was named the 2016 National Adapted Physical Education Teacher by SHAPE America. 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Everybody YogaEverybody Yoga, with Ginger, is for all levels of experience, including beginners. Thai class will both relax and refresh you weary mind, body, and soul. Classes will include yoga postures, with variations, breathing techniques, guided visualizations, and meditation. Cultivate a a practice of mindfulness and relaxation to ease times of stress in your life. with Ginger SweeneyGinger received her 200 hour yoga teacher certificate from Hamsa Yoga Studio in Carleton Place, Ontario. She teaches a variety of yoga classes, including general hatha yoga, restorative yoga, yoga for atheletes, chair yoga, and yoga for kids. Ginger teaching approach is to share a hatha practice, encouraging students to be guided by their internal awareness, helping them to find their blissful, radiant self on and off the mat. Ginger has a passion for inquiry into consciousness and the metaphysical. As the mom of six, she enjoys sharing her parenting journey. The magic of life is her greatest love. 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • MeditationLearn gentle, embodied, non-dual meditation with the Realization Process, Embodied Meditation. Sitting in chairs, standing, and moving practices, that help you to: Awaken to and embody your essential self. Experience both your unique wholeness – and your oneness with life. Relate to yourself and others with increased openness, authenticity, and depth. Feel grounded, vibrant, and transparently present. with Theresa ScottTheresa offers private sessions, workshops, and classes in the Realization Process, in-person at Trillium Wellness Center, and online. Theresa is a Certified Imago™ Relationship Educator, and Leadership Consultant, with a graduate certificate in Executive Coaching, and a background in Psychosynthesis (Integral psychology). She is also a Sedona Method® Certified Coach, and since 2004, Theresa has been working with this set of emotional release tools that have, at their foundation, non-dual Inquiry. 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm
  • Vinyasa FlowVinyasa Flow mindfully links body and breath through a flowing series of asanas with occasional, longer-held postures woven in. Many find Vinyasa practice challenging and invigorating. Modifications for ease of practice will be offered, as will more challenging options. Beginners and experienced yogis are welcome. Vinyasa Flow is a well-balanced, centering practice, designed to complete your day.   with Kimberly NewmanWhile Kimberly was first drawn to the physical aspects of yoga when introduced to Beryl Bender Birch’s Power Yoga. This balance of mind, body, and breath has become the cornerstone of her yoga practice and wellbeing. Through her practice and training she’s enjoyed exploring a range of yoga styles including: Bikram, Restorative, Kundalini, and Vinyasa Flow. Kimberly completed her 200-hour training and was certified in Vinyasa Flow through Happy Love Yoga School YTT RYS in New Hampshire in November 2016. 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Wednesday

  • Morning Hatha

    Wake up your body with this energizing hatha class. Develop flexibility, strength, and balance, while promoting great health, longevity, and calming a busy mind. Props and modifications will make every pose accessible to students of all levels. Everybody can enjoy this class, which will leave you feeling invigorated and relaxed.

    Monday 9:00 am - 10:00 am

    This is an on-going class.

    with Jean BenvenutoRetiring after twenty years of teaching reading, Jean pursued her passion for yoga, earning her certification through Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2013. Also trained in evidence-based qigong with renowned master Dr. Yang Yang, Jean may infuse a qigong series into her yoga classes. She is currently completing chair yoga certification and has completed additional training toward a 500 level certification that concentrates on alignment and assisting skills. 9:00 am to 10:15 am
  • Yoga for 50+
    Acknowledge your strengths and limitations, and notice what’s happening in your body going into a yoga pose. Explore what feels best and make adjustments—not to perfect the pose, but to find your own best expression of it in that moment. This low-impact yoga class is designed to increase body awareness, a key factor in preventing injury as we age, as well as strength, flexibility, and balance. For active people 50 years plus, and adults of all ages welcome.
    with Jean BenvenutoRetiring after twenty years of teaching reading, Jean pursued her passion for yoga, earning her certification through Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2013. Also trained in evidence-based qigong with renowned master Dr. Yang Yang, Jean may infuse a qigong series into her yoga classes. She is currently completing chair yoga certification and has completed additional training toward a 500 level certification that concentrates on alignment and assisting skills. 10:30 am to 11:45 am
  • Parkinson's Exercise GroupThis bi-weekly class is offered to meet the specific exercise needs of people with Parkinson's disease who want to build strength, improve stamina, and balance. The teaching approach is geared towards the way people with Parkinson's learn best. with Rebecca Martin, PT, DPT, PhDcRebecca Martin, PT, DPT, PhDc has been a practicing Physical Therapist clinician since 2008. She received her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2008 from Misericordia University. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2010 from The Institute of Health Professions at Massachusetts General Hospital, and is currently in the dissertation phase of her PhD in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Rebecca is a Clinical Associate Professor at Clarkson University where she coordinates and teaches the neuromuscular and motor learning coursework. She earned her Board Certification in Neurologic Physical Therapy in 2014 and became a Parkinson's Foundation Faculty Scholar in 2016. She is active within the Potsdam community as the coordinator for the Parkinson's and Functional Movement Disorder Support Group and is a founding board member of the Seaway Parkinson's Foundation. While she is clinical expert in many neuromuscular disorders, Rebecca's two main areas of clinical focus are Parkinson's disease and concussion.  Rebecca treats individual clients through a cash based physical therapy practice here at Trillium, which means that clients pay up front for services and are reimbursed through their insurance companies as applicable. She is excited to provide services through Trillium where she is able to set her rates very low and provide services to more individuals. In addition to physical therapy, Rebecca works with clients, typically with neurological disorders, who are seeking to improve their health and wellness. In addition to working with clients individually, Rebecca runs the twice weekly Parkinson's Group Exercise Class at Trillium. This class is specifically designed to benefit people with Parkinson's and is taught in the way people with Parkinson's learn best.    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Yoga With WeightsA hatha class for eperienced yogis and yoginis who are familiar with most yoga poses. Focus is on alignment and increasing flexibility by additng weightbearing movements. Benefits of adding dubmbell weights include increased strength and poise. Class begins with an awareness exercise/body scan and ends with a generous savasana for complete integration of all previous efforts. Please bring your own wrist and ankle weights. with Ginger SweeneyGinger received her 200 hour yoga teacher certificate from Hamsa Yoga Studio in Carleton Place, Ontario. She teaches a variety of yoga classes, including general hatha yoga, restorative yoga, yoga for atheletes, chair yoga, and yoga for kids. Ginger teaching approach is to share a hatha practice, encouraging students to be guided by their internal awareness, helping them to find their blissful, radiant self on and off the mat. Ginger has a passion for inquiry into consciousness and the metaphysical. As the mom of six, she enjoys sharing her parenting journey. The magic of life is her greatest love. 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Reconnecting to Life, a Monthly Group MeetingThis monthly gathering is for people who have experienced loss, from the death of a loved one, divorce, or estrangement. We will focus on ways to help heal yourself energetically and reconnect with life and purpose. Please pass this information along to anyone that you feel would benefit. Facilitated by Sarah Pickard on the third Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Meets in HA Room 2. Suggested donation $5 - $10. Call or text Sarah, 860-488-1895 for more information. with Sarah PickardBio information to come 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm - Third Wednesdays, 9/18, 10/16, 11/20, 12/18
  • Community Reiki ShareThe Community Reiki Share is led by Sarah Pickard, Reiki Master and Spiritual Counselor, and is open to Reiki practitioners of any lineage.
    • Enjoy a time of sharing, healing and a bit of humor
    • Healers will give and receive healing
    • Connect with like-minded people in a loving and supportive atmosphere
    $10 recommended donation. Meets in Healing Arts Room 2. Call Sarah to pre-register 860-488-1895 Monthly, Second Wednesdays, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    with Sarah PickardBio information to come 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm - Second Wednesdays, 9/11, 10/9, 11/13, 12/11.
  • Sacred Rest, Yoga NidraKnown as "yogic sleep," Yoga Nidra is a deeply restorative, ancient meditation practice. Begin the inward journey with a brief mindfulness meditation and pranayama breath work.Then lie down, supported with blankets and pillows, be guided to release chronic, deeply held stresses and tensions in body, mind, and spirit. Yoga Nidra practice, soothes the nervous system. renews vital energy, and increases well-being in body, mind, and spirit. We work hard, we play hard, and we worry about never having enough time. We may develop chronic pain or illness because of this stress. Taking time to cultivate deep relaxation can relieve anxiety and depression, improve sleep, lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain, and bring many other benefits and blessings. All you do is.....nothing. Yoga Nidra meets monthly, on the second Wednesday. with Terry de la VegaTerry de la Vega became an RN, then a Nurse Practitioner because of her passion for women’s health. Terry felt drawn the deeper aspects of mind/body health and healing through yoga and meditation. Since she completed the 200-hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, Terry has taken specialized training in creating yoga classes for pregnancy and childbirth preparation, back care, meditation, addiction recovery, and anxiety and depression. In 2013 Terry was delighted to become a Certified YogaNurse®. This brand new specialty combines the ancient wisdom of yoga with the modern science of nursing. 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Second Wednesdays, 10/9, 11/13, 12/11.
  • Sound Bath Meditation
    Experience a new kind of meditation as Becky plays Tibetan singing bowls. The sound is created to sooth jangled nerves and encourage deep relaxation. Lie on the floor, cover yourself with a blanket, and allow yourself to be emersed in a soothing sound bath.
    Studies have shown that when we are around sounds that are loud, grating and irritating, we experience a higher level of stress. When we are around sounds that are peaceful, stress can dissipate. Given the overwhelming amount of noise we may experience in a day, it is important to foster times in our life when we can come back into “tune” as with the healing sounds of traditional Tibetan singing bowls.
    Becky creates a Sound Bath on the first Thursday each month. Yoga Nidra meets on all other Wednesdays. She also creates a Sound Bath on the first Sunday afternoon at 4:00 pm.
    with Becky Harblin
    In the last eighteen years I have been incorporating my studies with Peruvian Amazonian Healing and spirituality into all of my work from reflexology to painting, poetry, and now Sound Baths. It is my great hope to be a positive element in our community, either one on one, or in a group such as the sound emersion experiences.
    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm - First Wednesdays, 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4.
  • Introduction to the Alexander TechniqueOur bodies are designed to move with energy, balance, and ease. Too often, our lifestyles interfere with this design, resulting in tension, unnecessary effort, and fatigue. The Alexander Technique allows us the opportunity to recognize and even undo habits that often lead to strain and stress. Learn how our every day movements, such as sitting down, standing up, and walking, may create unnecessary tension in our bodies. Through increased awareness, and gentle hands-on guidance from the teacher, we create the possibility for change. Through a combination of group and individual activities, participants will discover and learn to apply the basic principles of the Alexander Technique: Inhibition, Direction, and Primary Control. Students receive both verbal and gentle hands-on guidance at each class. While each session will have a different theme, there will be time to address specific areas of interest of the participants. Please bring a towel two books to use as props (approximately 1” thick each). This class is held monthly, on the first Saturdays, October - April. with Beth RobinsonBeth Robinson is a cellist, cello teacher, and contra dance caller who first discovered the Alexander Technique in 1997 when researching ways to deal with performance anxiety. The Alexander Technique became an invaluable tool to her own love of music and performance, and in 2004 she completed her 1600 hour training at the Montreal Alexander Technique Teacher Training School. Beth teaches lessons, classes and workshops on the Alexander Technique to a wide variety of people of all ages and abilities in a variety of venues including: SUNY Potsdam Theatre and Dance and Department, the Crane School of Music, Columbia County Music Teachers Association, CPH Neurology Support Group, Clarkson Physical Therapy and Sports Trainer Programs, Kinney Drugs employee wellness program, Vermont Music Teachers Association, SOAR, The Dance Flurry Festival in Saratoga Springs, Groove Camp in Honesdale, PA., and Maine Fiddle Camp. 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm - Third Wednesdays, 10/16, 11/13, 12/18.

Thursday

  • Rise and Shine YogaWake your body up in a healthy way with this early morning yoga practice. Start your day with your mind focused and your body energized, Rise and Shine Yoga will benefit students of all levels, including beginners. We will begin with centering breathwork, then we will move into an alignment focused asana practice, designed to develop stability in holding and movement. Class will end with savasana relaxation to integrate the practice, allowing you to carry the mind/body/spirit connection with you as you move into your day. with Jennifer McDonald, PT, DPT, MSAs a devoted distance runner, Certified running coach, and yoga student of many years, Jennifer McDonald was inspired to pursue yoga teacher training after attending a course in Teaching Yoga to Athletes, with Sage Rountree, at Kripalu Center For Yoga and Health. Jen completed the 200-hour certification at Just Breathe Yoga Studio in Rome, NY, September 2019. Jen has over 30 years experience as a Physical Therapist and is a Professor in the PTA program at SUNY Canton. Her background in anatomy and movement science inform her alignment focused teaching style. Seeing how the connection of body, mind, and spirit grew from her yoga practice impacted her own life, Jen is passionate about sharing the benefits of these connections with others. She believes that all people can benefit from a yoga practice to find a balance of movement and rest in both body and mind leading to a more peaceful sense of being. Jen is a US Army veteran, serving on active duty as a Medical Specialist Officer at Ft. Benning, GA from 1988 - 1992. Jen is especially interested in sharing the benefits of yoga with veterans, students, and athletes. 6:30 am to 7:30 am First class 10/24
  • Tai Chi BasicsAt North Country Tai Chi LLC, no class is more important than our Tai Chi Basics course. All Tai Chi movement is an expression of layered simplicity and our basics course introduces you to the logic of how to do that intelligently and in balance. This is a time-tested Chinese tradition and it is taught one step at a time with Master Sean. The sequences you learn in Tai Chi Basics sets the foundation for the simple grace for which Tai Chi is known and from which all the health benefits are ultimately derived. Semester System and Academic Calendar: North Country Tai Chi LLC structures its academic calendar just like a university or college, ordering classes around a semester calendar. Students are asked to submit a full tuition payment at the start of each semester, either in cash or a personal check payable to North Country Tai Chi LLC. TUESDAY and THURSDAY, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Sean BoutinMaster Sean Boutin is an independent tai chi teacher using space at Trillium Center for Yoga and Health as the Potsdam campus for his North Country Tai Chi LLC academy. Master Sean teaches two bi-weekly classes at Trillium, Tai Chi Basics and Intermediate Tai Chi. Classes are organized into three semesters: spring, summer, and fall. For more information about Master Sean and Tai Chi, northcountrytaichi.com Contact Master Sean 11:15 am to 12:15 pm - Autumn semeter 9/5 - 12/15.
  • Intermediate Tai Chi
    Intermediate Tai Chi invests the skill developed in Tai Chi Basics into stylized sequences of movements called “Forms.” As a group, we will learn two Forms, the very symmetrical “Gate of Life” and the flowing and energizing “Simplified 24”. Our practice alternates between these forms in order to focus the mind and balance the body. This class cultivates skill while preserving the playfulness that permeates practice at North Country Tai Chi LLC.
    Semester System and Academic Calendar: North Country Tai Chi LLC structures its academic calendar just like a university or college, ordering classes around a semester calendar. Students are asked to submit a full tuition payment at the start of each semester, either in cash or a personal check payable to North Country Tai Chi LLC.
    TUESDAY and THURSDAY, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    with Sean BoutinMaster Sean Boutin is an independent tai chi teacher using space at Trillium Center for Yoga and Health as the Potsdam campus for his North Country Tai Chi LLC academy. Master Sean teaches two bi-weekly classes at Trillium, Tai Chi Basics and Intermediate Tai Chi. Classes are organized into three semesters: spring, summer, and fall. For more information about Master Sean and Tai Chi, northcountrytaichi.com Contact Master Sean 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm - Autumn semeter 9/5 - 12/15.
  • Kripalu Vinyasa FlowKripalu Vinyasa Flow merges ground-up alignment cues wth breath awareness and a link to the creative and spiritual self. Appropriate for all levels, but some experience with yoga is beneficial. with Rivka RocchioRivka Rocchio, RYT-200, is a yoga instructor, world traveler, and mom dedicated to living a life full of adventure, purpose, and passion. Rivka completed her 200-hour Vinyasa yoga teacher training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health with Yoganand Michael Carroll, Coby Kozlowski, and Erica Arce. She teaches classes that use asanas (postures) to develop balance, flexibility, strength, and confidence. Yoga is a key part of her life and helps her reconnect mind, body, and spirit. Rivka also has an MFA in Theatre and teaches at SUNY Potsdam. Her creative and scholarly work explores the intersections of theatre and social justice. She is the creator of Theatre Across Prison Walls, a theatre-based project bridging the university and artists who are incarcerated. 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
  • Functional FitnessTracy believes that overall wellness must consist of a healthy balance of physical fitness, positive attitude, emotional wellness, and fun. This class can be a stand-alone or complement one’s yoga practice. Functional Fitness requires mindfulness and purposefulness with the overall goal of promoting a feeling of balance and accomplishment, while increasing one’s overall health. Tracy considers each individual who enters her class to be unique. She feels it is essential to develop, adapt, and establish fitness plans that meet each person’s individualized needs so they can succeed with their fitness goals.   with Tracy SharlowTracy Sharlow has been an Adapted Physical Education Teacher in Potsdam and a fitness instructor at Clarkson University and SUNY Potsdam for the past 24 years. She believes that overall wellness must consist of a healthy balance of physical fitness, positive attitude, emotional wellness, and fun. Tracy designed  her class, FUN-da-Mental Fitness, to stand-alone or complement one’s yoga practice. Her class requires mindfulness and purposefulness with the overall goal of promoting a feeling of balance and accomplishment. Tracy was named the 2016 National Adapted Physical Education Teacher by SHAPE America. 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Kundalini YogaKundalini Yoga, often called the Yoga of Awareness, is rapidly growing in popularity. Kundalini is a wonderful, holistic practice, available to all ages and abilities. Students will learn simple, yogic techniques: breathwork (pranayama), yoga postures (asanas), sound, chanting silently or out loud (mantra), and meditation. From your very first class you’ll start reaping the rewards, whether you’re new to yoga, or you’re looking to include more spiritual and meditative work in your practice. with Chantal Forrest

    Chantal found yoga 8 years ago during a difficult time in her life when she was struggled with depression, anxiety, and addiction.  She says every time she stepped onto a yoga mat she became healthier & happier.  She decided to become a yoga teacher so that she could share the magic of yoga with others.

    Chantel completed a 200 hr. yoga teacher training at Dallas Yoga Center in July 2016. In April, 2017, she became certified to teach Buti Yoga, which is a combination of yoga, music, and dance, in Burlington, VT.

    Chantal is passionate about music and sings with a local band "Angels Unearthed". She palys the guitar, ukelele, and digeridoo, and she is learning  the violin and the harmonium. Chantal enjoys leading meditations, ecstatic dance, and sound baths with crystal singing bowls.

    5:30 pm to 6:45 pm
  • Beginner's MeditationMeditating on a consistent basis is a powerful message to ourselves that we are worth our own attention. Learn mindfulness, breath-work, mantra, visualization, and embodied meditation practices, sitting, standing, and moving, as well as an introduction to emotional release techniques. New and experienced meditators are welcome. This is a 6-week session class. Thursdays, 9/26 - 10/31, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm,  $65. with Theresa ScottTheresa offers private sessions, workshops, and classes in the Realization Process, in-person at Trillium Wellness Center, and online. Theresa is a Certified Imago™ Relationship Educator, and Leadership Consultant, with a graduate certificate in Executive Coaching, and a background in Psychosynthesis (Integral psychology). She is also a Sedona Method® Certified Coach, and since 2004, Theresa has been working with this set of emotional release tools that have, at their foundation, non-dual Inquiry. 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm - Six week session, 9/26 - 10/31.
  • Everybody YogaEverybody Yoga, with Ginger, is for all levels of experience, including beginners. Thai class will both relax and refresh you weary mind, body, and soul. Classes will include yoga postures, with variations, breathing techniques, guided visualizations, and meditation. Cultivate a a practice of mindfulness and relaxation to ease times of stress in your life. with Ginger SweeneyGinger received her 200 hour yoga teacher certificate from Hamsa Yoga Studio in Carleton Place, Ontario. She teaches a variety of yoga classes, including general hatha yoga, restorative yoga, yoga for atheletes, chair yoga, and yoga for kids. Ginger teaching approach is to share a hatha practice, encouraging students to be guided by their internal awareness, helping them to find their blissful, radiant self on and off the mat. Ginger has a passion for inquiry into consciousness and the metaphysical. As the mom of six, she enjoys sharing her parenting journey. The magic of life is her greatest love. 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Friday

  • Dynamic Gentle YogaThe practice of gentle yoga is not only about feeling better; it is an invitation to feel more, to go where your body is tight and see where you can let go. Be inspired to practice at the level where you are comfortably challenged. We work intuitively, learning to slow down the mind, opening to our awareness of what the body and the heart need in the moment. Enjoy an hour of hatha yoga: an opening meditation, pranayama/breath work, warm ups, yoga poses, and a lovely deep relaxation. Leave feeling refreshed and ready for whatever the evening has in store for you.     with Terry de la VegaTerry de la Vega became an RN, then a Nurse Practitioner because of her passion for women’s health. Terry felt drawn the deeper aspects of mind/body health and healing through yoga and meditation. Since she completed the 200-hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, Terry has taken specialized training in creating yoga classes for pregnancy and childbirth preparation, back care, meditation, addiction recovery, and anxiety and depression. In 2013 Terry was delighted to become a Certified YogaNurse®. This brand new specialty combines the ancient wisdom of yoga with the modern science of nursing. 9:00 am to 10:15 am
  • Parkinson's Exercise GroupThis bi-weekly class is offered to meet the specific exercise needs of people with Parkinson's disease who want to build strength, improve stamina, and balance. The teaching approach is geared towards the way people with Parkinson's learn best. with Rebecca Martin, PT, DPT, PhDcRebecca Martin, PT, DPT, PhDc has been a practicing Physical Therapist clinician since 2008. She received her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2008 from Misericordia University. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2010 from The Institute of Health Professions at Massachusetts General Hospital, and is currently in the dissertation phase of her PhD in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Rebecca is a Clinical Associate Professor at Clarkson University where she coordinates and teaches the neuromuscular and motor learning coursework. She earned her Board Certification in Neurologic Physical Therapy in 2014 and became a Parkinson's Foundation Faculty Scholar in 2016. She is active within the Potsdam community as the coordinator for the Parkinson's and Functional Movement Disorder Support Group and is a founding board member of the Seaway Parkinson's Foundation. While she is clinical expert in many neuromuscular disorders, Rebecca's two main areas of clinical focus are Parkinson's disease and concussion.  Rebecca treats individual clients through a cash based physical therapy practice here at Trillium, which means that clients pay up front for services and are reimbursed through their insurance companies as applicable. She is excited to provide services through Trillium where she is able to set her rates very low and provide services to more individuals. In addition to physical therapy, Rebecca works with clients, typically with neurological disorders, who are seeking to improve their health and wellness. In addition to working with clients individually, Rebecca runs the twice weekly Parkinson's Group Exercise Class at Trillium. This class is specifically designed to benefit people with Parkinson's and is taught in the way people with Parkinson's learn best.    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Saturday

  • Community YogaSaturday morning Community Yoga offers students an opportunity to enjoy yoga with a variety of Trillium teachers. Special drop-in rate $5 to $10   with A Variety of TeachersTrillium Yoga teachers rotate teaching Community Yoga. 9:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Introduction to the Alexander TechniqueOur bodies are designed to move with energy, balance, and ease. Too often, our lifestyles interfere with this design, resulting in tension, unnecessary effort, and fatigue. The Alexander Technique allows us the opportunity to recognize and even undo habits that often lead to strain and stress. Learn how our every day movements, such as sitting down, standing up, and walking, may create unnecessary tension in our bodies. Through increased awareness, and gentle hands-on guidance from the teacher, we create the possibility for change. Through a combination of group and individual activities, participants will discover and learn to apply the basic principles of the Alexander Technique: Inhibition, Direction, and Primary Control. Students receive both verbal and gentle hands-on guidance at each class. While each session will have a different theme, there will be time to address specific areas of interest of the participants. Please bring a towel two books to use as props (approximately 1” thick each). This class is held monthly, on the first Saturdays, October - April. with Beth RobinsonBeth Robinson is a cellist, cello teacher, and contra dance caller who first discovered the Alexander Technique in 1997 when researching ways to deal with performance anxiety. The Alexander Technique became an invaluable tool to her own love of music and performance, and in 2004 she completed her 1600 hour training at the Montreal Alexander Technique Teacher Training School. Beth teaches lessons, classes and workshops on the Alexander Technique to a wide variety of people of all ages and abilities in a variety of venues including: SUNY Potsdam Theatre and Dance and Department, the Crane School of Music, Columbia County Music Teachers Association, CPH Neurology Support Group, Clarkson Physical Therapy and Sports Trainer Programs, Kinney Drugs employee wellness program, Vermont Music Teachers Association, SOAR, The Dance Flurry Festival in Saratoga Springs, Groove Camp in Honesdale, PA., and Maine Fiddle Camp. 10:30 am to 11:45 am - First Saturday, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7.

Sunday

  • Sunday Morning Flow

    Jump start your Sunday and wake up your body with this invigorating, yet gentler Vinyasa Flow class.  Each class includes warm up, pranayama, flowing asana series, meditation, and relaxation. This class is taught to all levels of strength and flexibility. Modifications for ease of practice will be offered, as will more challenging options. Sunday Morning Flow offers a well-balanced, centering practice to inspire your day. Join us to start your day with a positive mind and a strong body!

    with Kimberly NewmanWhile Kimberly was first drawn to the physical aspects of yoga when introduced to Beryl Bender Birch’s Power Yoga. This balance of mind, body, and breath has become the cornerstone of her yoga practice and wellbeing. Through her practice and training she’s enjoyed exploring a range of yoga styles including: Bikram, Restorative, Kundalini, and Vinyasa Flow. Kimberly completed her 200-hour training and was certified in Vinyasa Flow through Happy Love Yoga School YTT RYS in New Hampshire in November 2016. 8:00 am to 9:00 am
  • Sound Bath Meditation
    Experience a new kind of meditation as Becky plays Tibetan singing bowls. The sound is created to sooth jangled nerves and encourage deep relaxation. Lie on the floor, cover yourself with a blanket, and allow yourself to be emersed in a soothing sound bath.
    Studies have shown that when we are around sounds that are loud, grating and irritating, we experience a higher level of stress. When we are around sounds that are peaceful, stress can dissipate. Given the overwhelming amount of noise we may experience in a day, it is important to foster times in our life when we can come back into “tune” as with the healing sounds of traditional Tibetan singing bowls.
    Becky creates a Sound Bath on the first Thursday each month. Yoga Nidra meets on all other Wednesdays. She also creates a Sound Bath on the first Sunday afternoon at 4:00 pm.
    with Becky Harblin
    In the last eighteen years I have been incorporating my studies with Peruvian Amazonian Healing and spirituality into all of my work from reflexology to painting, poetry, and now Sound Baths. It is my great hope to be a positive element in our community, either one on one, or in a group such as the sound emersion experiences.
    4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - First Sundays, 10/6, 11/3, 12/1
  • Restorative YogaRestorative Yoga, with Ginger, offers the opportunity to slow down and draw our awareness back home to our bodies. This practice uses props to support the body and sequences designed to deeply relax muscles through passive stretching. Music and meditation complement the physical postures. Body and breath are the focus of attention allowing the body and mind to relax and soften, coming together fostering a sense of calm and wellbeing. When we get in touch with our natural qualities of compassion and understanding, we improve our lives and the lives of those around us. with Ginger SweeneyGinger received her 200 hour yoga teacher certificate from Hamsa Yoga Studio in Carleton Place, Ontario. She teaches a variety of yoga classes, including general hatha yoga, restorative yoga, yoga for atheletes, chair yoga, and yoga for kids. Ginger teaching approach is to share a hatha practice, encouraging students to be guided by their internal awareness, helping them to find their blissful, radiant self on and off the mat. Ginger has a passion for inquiry into consciousness and the metaphysical. As the mom of six, she enjoys sharing her parenting journey. The magic of life is her greatest love. 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

How to register for classes

When you come to Trillium for the first time, you will sign a registration/liability form. You may pay for your class as a drop-in student or the you may purchase a class card. The class card will be initialed by the teacher every time you take a class and are good for one year from the date of purchase. Class cards stay at Trillium.

On-going classes: Most classes at Trillium are on-going, meaning they meet every week, or twice weekly, with no fixed ending date. No pre-registration is required to attend on-going classes.

Session Classes: Session classes meet for a specific number of classes. Most session classes require pre-registration with payment for the session by the first day. You may register and pay on line, at our Trillium Shop or contact the teacher and pay at the first class. Some session classes are open to drop-in students. Please check with the teacher.