Class Schedule

Monday

  • Morning Hatha Yoga
    Start your day with this moderate to gentle hatha yoga class that focuses on moving the joints
    through all their full range of motion, circulating blood flow by working the large muscles of the
    body, and effectively stretching to release tension in the muscle and joints.
    Get centered and feel ready for your day!
    with Alison BrantAlison Brant has been practicing yoga since 1996, taking classes with a variety of teachers practicing a variety of styles. Since then she has completed a number of trainings that inform her yoga teaching: Kripalu 500 Hour Teacher Training Positional Therapy Certificate 2011 Physical Therapist Assistant (honors) 2010 Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner 2007 Phoenix Rising Yoga Teacher Certificate 2007 
 While working as a Physical Therapist Assistant, Alison applied elements of Yoga and Pilates to the therapeutic exercise plans she put together for the patients she worked with. 9:00 am to 10:00 am - Class cancelled 4/23
  • 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.
    Thursday, 1/11, Open House, 11:15 pm - 12:15 pm
    2018 Spring Semester: 1/16 - 5/10 TUESDAY and THURSDAY, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm *Please note there is a Spring Break, no classes Tuesday, 3/20 and Thursday, 3/22
    Total Semester Tuition: $320 (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.
    Thursday, 1/11, Open House, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    2018 Spring Semester: 1/16 - 5/10
    TUESDAY and THURSDAY, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    *Please note there is a Spring Break, no classes Tuesday, 3/20 and Thursday, 3/22
    Total Semester Tuition: $320 (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
  • FUN-da-Mental Fitness  “Time flies”, as they say, when you are having fun. Come join an upbeat interval based training workout that encompasses all fitness components (balance, cardio, endurance, strength, and flexibility). Attention is given to the major muscle groups that are important to our overall wellness. Happiness is another important fact in wellness, so come to class, ready to play and have fun; leave relaxed and ready to finish your day with a smile. This class is adaptable to all levels. ​ Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm This is an on-going class; drop-ins are welcome 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 - Class cancelled 4/24
  • 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 HathaJump start your day with this mindful yoga practice designed to energize your body and focus your mind. Unify breath with movement  in a practice including sun salutations, a focussed asana (posture) flow, and brief meditation. Props and posture options are provided, making this class accessible to those of varying ability levels and body types.   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. 8:30 am to 9:45 am
  • Gentle Yoga for Strength and StabilityFocus on breathing deeply, strengthening the core, joint mobility, general toning for improved posture and balance, and deep relaxation. This class is perfect for those who want to age gracefully, no matter how young or old you are! 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 had specialized training in creating yoga classes for pregnancy and childbirth preparation, back care, meditation, addiction recovery, and anxiety and depression. Terry has taught classes off and on in the Potsdam area, while continuing to work full time as an NP. 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
  • 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. Next Reiki Share: 5/9
  • 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 had specialized training in creating yoga classes for pregnancy and childbirth preparation, back care, meditation, addiction recovery, and anxiety and depression. Terry has taught classes off and on in the Potsdam area, while continuing to work full time as an NP. 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
  • 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.
    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.
     Lie on the floor, cover yourself with a blanket, and allow yourself to be emersed in a soothing sound bath.
    This class meets on the first Wednesday each month. Yoga Nidra meets on all other Wednesdays.
    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: 5/2.

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.
    Thursday, 1/11, Open House, 11:15 pm - 12:15 pm
    2018 Spring Semester: 1/16 - 5/10 TUESDAY and THURSDAY, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm *Please note there is a Spring Break, no classes Tuesday, 3/20 and Thursday, 3/22
    Total Semester Tuition: $320 (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.
    Thursday, 1/11, Open House, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    2018 Spring Semester: 1/16 - 5/10
    TUESDAY and THURSDAY, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    *Please note there is a Spring Break, no classes Tuesday, 3/20 and Thursday, 3/22
    Total Semester Tuition: $320 (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
  • FUN-da-Mental Fitness  “Time flies”, as they say, when you are having fun. Come join an upbeat interval based training workout that encompasses all fitness components (balance, cardio, endurance, strength, and flexibility). Attention is given to the major muscle groups that are important to our overall wellness. Happiness is another important fact in wellness, so come to class, ready to play and have fun; leave relaxed and ready to finish your day with a smile. This class is adaptable to all levels. ​ Tuesday and Thursday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm This is an on-going class; drop-ins are welcome 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 - Class cancelled 4/26
  • Yoga for BeginnersAre you curious about yoga, wondering if it is right for you? This six week class covers the basics of hatha/physical yoga practice and is designed for students who have never taken a class before, and for those who want to learn about a basic yoga practice. Classes will build week by week, eventually incorporating 15 basic yoga asanas or poses in a consistent sequence. Each class will include meditation, breathing, warm ups, asanas, and deep relaxation. This is a six week session class. The $65 fee is payable at the first class, or you may use five blocks on a five or ten class card.   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 had specialized training in creating yoga classes for pregnancy and childbirth preparation, back care, meditation, addiction recovery, and anxiety and depression. Terry has taught classes off and on in the Potsdam area, while continuing to work full time as an NP. 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 Six week session, May 3- June 7
  • 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 had specialized training in creating yoga classes for pregnancy and childbirth preparation, back care, meditation, addiction recovery, and anxiety and depression. Terry has taught classes off and on in the Potsdam area, while continuing to work full time as an NP. 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

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 had specialized training in creating yoga classes for pregnancy and childbirth preparation, back care, meditation, addiction recovery, and anxiety and depression. Terry has taught classes off and on in the Potsdam area, while continuing to work full time as an NP. 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

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 - Class cancelled 4/22
  • 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.
    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.
     Lie on the floor, cover yourself with a blanket, and allow yourself to be emersed in a soothing sound bath.
    This class meets on the first Wednesday each month. Yoga Nidra meets on all other Wednesdays.
    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 Sundays: 5/6.

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.