Class Schedule

Monday

  • Rise and Shine YogaBeat the summer heat with an early morning yoga class that will leave you ready for for the week ahead! Join Trish for a traditional Hatha class that begins with a warm up of gentle stretches followed by a sequence to build heat, and ends with a cool down of quiet meditation (Savasana). In Hatha, postures are held while connecting to the breath, resulting in a practice that centers and energizes. This class is appropriate for all levels. Mondays, July 16 - August 20. with Trish MontvilleTrish Montville began her yoga practice about ten years ago, looking for a complement to her gym routine. What she didn’t anticipate was the sense of calm and peace she found in connecting movement to breath. As a middle school teacher for over twenty years, yoga is a gift she loves to share with her students. Her classroom teaching, the advice of a great mentor, and a deepening personal practice led her to complete her 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher training in August 2016 at PranaShanti Yoga Centre in Ottawa. 7:00 am to 8:00 am - 7/16 - 8/20
  • Boomer Yoga
    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 and above, but everyone is 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. 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm

Tuesday

  • Boomer Yoga
    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 and above, but everyone is 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. 9:30 am to 10:45 am
  • 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 The 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. Summer semester ends August 30. TUESDAY and THURSDAY, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm 2018 Autumn Semester: 9/6 - 12/20. Total Semester Tuition: $300 is based on a rate of $10 per class. A tuition cash payment is acceptable, as is a personal check made payable to North Country Tai Chi LLC. 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
  • 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. Summer semester ends August 30.
    TUESDAY and THURSDAY, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 2018 Autumn Semester: 9/6 - 12/20. Total Semester Tuition: $300 is based on a rate of $10 per class.
    A tuition cash payment is acceptable, as is a personal check made payable to North Country Tai Chi LLC.
    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
  • 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

  • Vinyasa Flowwith Kathleen Powers, description soon. with Kathleen PowersInfo and photo coming soon. 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Starts 9/5
  • 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 - Meets monthly, second Wednesdays. 7/11, 8/8
  • Yoga NidraThe class begins with a seated, mindfulness meditation and pranayama breath work. Students lie down on blankets and pillows in shavasana pose for Yoga Nidra meditation. Known as "yogic sleep," Yoga Nidra is a deeply restorative meditation practice. Be guided with trauma sensitive language to release chronic, deeply held stresses and tensions. When we cultivate deep relaxation with Yoga Nidra practice, we soothe the nervous system. renew vital energy, and increase well-being in body, mind, and spirit. We work hard, we play hard and we worry about never having enough time or not doing enough. We may develop chronic pain or illness. Taking time for deep relaxation can relieve anxiety and depression, improve sleep, lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain, and bring many other benefits. All you do is.....nothing. This is an ongoing Wednesday evening class, except for the first Wednesday of the month, when Sound Bath meets. 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 - Returns 8/15.
  • 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 Wednesday 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 - Meets monthly, first Wednesdays, Next Sound Bath: 8/1

Thursday

  • 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 The 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. Summer semester ends August 30. TUESDAY and THURSDAY, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm 2018 Autumn Semester: 9/6 - 12/20. Total Semester Tuition: $300 is based on a rate of $10 per class. A tuition cash payment is acceptable, as is a personal check made payable to North Country Tai Chi LLC. 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
  • 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. Summer semester ends August 30.
    TUESDAY and THURSDAY, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm 2018 Autumn Semester: 9/6 - 12/20. Total Semester Tuition: $300 is based on a rate of $10 per class.
    A tuition cash payment is acceptable, as is a personal check made payable to North Country Tai Chi LLC.
    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
  • Dynamic Gentle YogaEnjoy an hour of hatha yoga that includes an opening meditation, pranayama/breath work, warm ups, yoga poses, and a lovely deep relaxation. Practicing gentle yoga is not just about feeling better; it is an invitation to feel more, to go where the body is tight and see where you can let go. We work intuitively, learning to slow down the mind and find what the body and the heart need in the moment. Be inspired to practice at the level where you are comfortably challenged. 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 6:30 pm
  • Prenatal YogaPrenatal Yoga provides an opportunity for women to deepen their understanding and enjoyment of their pregnancy and childbirth experience. Build strength, endurance, and confidence, prevent and relieve the normal aches and pains of your ever changing body. Learn how to be more comfortable in your as you prepare for a confident and present childbirth. Yoga promotes comfort by releasing tension, anxiety, and worry ans well as building strength, endurance, and confidence. Find a supportive community in Prenatal Yoga. Each class includes stretches and yoga postures, breath work, toning, relaxation, visualization, and meditation. Students are encouraged to practice in an intuitive way, letting their comfort guide them. The class is appropriate for women in all three trimesters of pregnancy. New and experienced yoga practitioners are welcome. This is an on-going class. 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 8:30 pm - starts 9/6
  • Generations YogaThis five week class is for parents, grandparents, or other adults interested in sharing yoga with the child in their life, ages 8 - 12. Yoga has been shown to help children manage stress, build concentration, and increase confidence and positive self-image. Generations Yoga will include yoga basics such as breathing exercises, warm up stretches, and a variety of asana, including balance and partner poses, suitable for adults and children alike. This class will provide a structured, playful environment to share a love of yoga with the child in your life. Generations Yoga costs $18 per class for each grown-up and child pair. Adults can use their Trillium class card and pay $6 for their participating child, or pay an $18 class fee. Thursdays 7:00 – 8:00 pm, from July 26th to August 23rd 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 Meets for 5 weeks, 7/26 - 8/23.

Friday

  • Gentle Hatha and YinDiscover a lovely combined practice; start with Gentle Hatha warm ups and postures, then shift into deep, long held meditative stretches leading into deep relaxation, Yoga Nidra. Each class will focus on opening and healing tightness in body, mind, and spirit. All levels.     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

Saturday

  • Community Yoga

    Saturday morning Community Yoga offers students an opportunity to enjoy yoga with a variety of Trillium teachers.

    Special drop-in rate $5 to $10

    Saturdays, 9:00 am- 10:00 am

    This is an on-going class.

    with Multiple teachersEvening Bliss: Thursdays at 6 pm is taught by Shannon Miller and Trish Montville Community Yoga: Saturdays at 9 am is taught by a rotation of Trillium teachers Prenatal Yoga: Saturdays at 10:30 am is taught by Terry de la Vega and Sarah Oakley 9:00 am to 10:00 am - Special drop in rate, $5-$10
  • Bringing Mindfulness to Chronic PainAre you living with chronic pain? Give yourself the gift of self-care and compassion. Join us once a month for meditation and mindfulness instruction and practice, a sharing circle, and shavasana: healing deep relaxation. Learn meditation skills and mindfulness practices to manage pain. Visualizations and meditation to promote relaxation.Find joy and meaning in community. On-going, monthly, third Saturdays. Suggested donation $10 - $20, or pay what you can. with Terry de la Vega and Jenna Joya BlondelTerry de la Vega and Jenna Joya Blondel team teach Bringing Mindfulness to Chronic Pain, on the second Saturday of each month starting March 10, 1:00-2:30 pm. 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Meets monthly, third Saturdays: 7/21, 8/19

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
  • Prenatal YogaPrenatal Yoga provides an opportunity for women to deepen their understanding and enjoyment of their pregnancy and childbirth experience. Build strength, endurance, and confidence, prevent and relieve the normal aches and pains of your ever changing body. Learn how to be more comfortable in your as you prepare for a confident and present childbirth. Yoga promotes comfort by releasing tension, anxiety, and worry ans well as building strength, endurance, and confidence. Find a supportive community in Prenatal Yoga. Each class includes stretches and yoga postures, breath work, toning, relaxation, visualization, and meditation. Students are encouraged to practice in an intuitive way, letting their comfort guide them. The class is appropriate for women in all three trimesters of pregnancy. New and experienced yoga practitioners are welcome. This is an on-going class. with Yoga for BeginnersHave you been wanting to take a yoga class, not sure where to start? Are you curious about what yoga, its benefits, and if it is right for you? Maybe you have followed a video class or used a book and feel you need more? In this class you will learn the basics of a hatha/physical, yoga practice, 15 basic yoga asanas/poses, yoga breathing, meditation, and relaxation. Once you have taken this class, you will be able to step into any yoga class with a good foundation, no matter what style of yoga you choose. You will also have the ability to create your own daily practice. 9:00 am to 10:00 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 Wednesday 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 - Meets monthly, first Sunday, next Sound Bath: 10/7.

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 of on-going classes.

Session Classes: Session classes meet for a specific number of classes. Most session classes require pre-registration with the teacher and may require a separate fee to participate. Some sessions are open to drop-in students.