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
  • 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
  • Hatha SpaSelf-care is often overlooked, yet so very important to our overall wellbeing. Get ready to push the reset button on your week with an indulgent class that will blend a Hatha Yoga practice with aromatherapy, massage, and meditation! Different essential oils will be used each week, along with an explanation of their benefits. Throughout the practice, there will be opportunities to receive, if desired, hands-on enhancements and self-massage. Class will end with a meditation that will leave you feeling relaxed and ready for the week ahead! Appropriate for all levels, including those new to yoga.   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 pm to 8:15 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
  • Perfect Your Posture
    This 6 week session class addresses posture in two ways. Each week, we will focus on a series of yoga postures (asana), breaking them down and learning the variations to find what works best in your body. As we do this, we will also discuss the posture in our daily lives. With mindful intention, we will use yoga to improve our daily posture. An emphasis will be placed on proper spinal and hip alignment, and breath work. This class is suitable for all levels.
    Meets for six Tuesdays. Full session, $65. Students may choose to pay $15 per class to drop in or use class card.
    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. 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Six week session class, 2/27 - 4/3
  • 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
  • Litle Lotus Yoga for KidsYoga postures, breathing techniques, games, art, music. Ages 5 - 11. This is an ongoing class with special pricing: Drop-in rate; $10 per class, $8 for second child in the same family Class cards: Five classes, $45 and Ten classes, $80   with Kelly BurnhamKelly began her yoga journey with a sticky mat and a DVD, hoping only for a fitness program that would work. Over time, her love for the practice blossomed.  Kelly teaches full-time at a private, democratic school, incorporating yoga classes to all age levels.  In 2014, she completed the Little Lotus for Kids program at Ambaa Yoga in Montreal, Quebec, a certificate program in kids yoga for ages 18 months to 18 years.  Kelly went on to finish the 200 hour registered yoga teacher training in Ashtanga yoga at Yoga Vermont in Burlington, Vermont in March 2016. 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • 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. $10 recommended donation
    • 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
    Call Sarah to pre-register 860-488-1895 Monthly, Second Sundays, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
    with Sarah PickardBio information to come 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm - Meets monthly, second Wednesdays, 3/11, 4/8, 5/13
  • Restorative YogaRestorative yoga is a wonderful way to let go of stress and cultivate deep relaxation. We work hard, we play hard, we worry about never having enough time or never doing enough. Deep relaxation counters the effects of chronic stress in body and mind by stimulating your innate relaxation response. Restorative yoga can improve health by calming the nervous system, enabling relief of anxiety and depression, improved sleep, lower blood pressure, reduced pain, and many other benefits. All you do is.....nothing. The use of soft props to support the body creates comfort and ease in resting poses. Resting poses promote a profound letting go. Here, you will find relief from doing, allowing yourself the gift of being. 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.
    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, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2.

Thursday

  • Ashtanga Half PrimaryAshtanga is a vinyasa yoga that improves health, flexibility, strength, and coordination. In this Primary Series class we will break down the sequence of postures to learn the series, incorporating a breathing technique and meditation.  This invigorating practice heats and purifies the body. All levels of yoga experience are welcome. with Kelly BurnhamKelly began her yoga journey with a sticky mat and a DVD, hoping only for a fitness program that would work. Over time, her love for the practice blossomed.  Kelly teaches full-time at a private, democratic school, incorporating yoga classes to all age levels.  In 2014, she completed the Little Lotus for Kids program at Ambaa Yoga in Montreal, Quebec, a certificate program in kids yoga for ages 18 months to 18 years.  Kelly went on to finish the 200 hour registered yoga teacher training in Ashtanga yoga at Yoga Vermont in Burlington, Vermont in March 2016. 6:00 am to 7:00 am - No class 2/22
  • 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 - No class 2/22
  • 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. Thursdays, 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm in Healing Arts Room 1 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
  • 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 or yoga mat for some floor work, as well as two books to use as props (approximately 1” thick each). This class be held monthly, on the second Wednesday, November - 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 - Meets monthly, second Saturdays, 3/10 and 4/14
  • Bringing Mindfulness to Chronic PainAre you living with chronic pain? Do you care for a family member or a friend who has chronic pain? Give yourself the gift of self-care and compassion. Meditation and mindfulness instruction and practice, a sharing circle, and sivasana deep relaxation. Learn meditation skills and mindfulness practices to manage pain. Visualizations and meditation to promote relaxation. Find joy and meaning in community. Join Jenna Joya Blondel and Terry de la Vega every second Saturday. Plum Village Practice Song: In, out, deep, slow, calm, ease, smile, release. Present moment, wonderful moment. Monthly, on-going, $15, or use class card. with Jenna Joya BlondelJenna Joya Blondel, Ph.D., Minister of Walking Prayer, offers a range of healing practices at Trillium: Reiki, Mindfulness Meditation, Spiritual Counseling, Shamanic Work, and Tarot card readings. A former college professor in the US and the Middle East, she has been meditating since high school, the first step on her journey to healing and wellness. She is pleased and grateful to be able to share with others the practices and teachings that have worked for her, and to keep learning from others. Services Offered in Healing Arts Reiki is a simple, natural, energy healing technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing and well-being. Reiki treats the whole person: body, heart, mind, and spirit. Joya has been practicing Reiki since 2004, and is available for individual treatment sessions as well as attunements to become a Reiki master. Mindfulness meditation helps us develop our ability to be fully present in the moment, without judgment, fear, or regret. Mindfulness reduces stress and facilitates insight, understanding, and compassion. Joya teaches meditation and mindfulness practice in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Spiritual counseling provides mentoring in our uniquely individual process of spiritual growth, as well as support as we move through the many transitions of life. Joya's approach is multicultural, heart-centered, and Mother Earth-honoring. All spiritual traditions are honored and welcome. Joya was ordained a Minister of Walking Prayer in 2015. Shamanic work draws upon our most ancient wisdom traditions for ceremony and healing, and opens the way to a deep and joyful engagement with the world. Joya is a mesa carrier and teacher in the Peruvian tradition of Pachakuti Mesa multicultural shamanism. Among the services she offers are energy clearing, journeying, soul retrieval, meeting spirit guides, mesa construction, and offerings. Tarot is a wonderful practice for contemplation, understanding, and guidance. Joya has been reading cards for many years, and enjoys exploring their meaning and insight with others. Please contact Joya by phone or email for a free initial phone consultation. 315-322-8542, jennajoya@gmail.com 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Meets monthly, second Saturdays, 3/10, 4/14, 5/12

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.
    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.
    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, 3/4, 4/1, 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.