KNOW YOUR DOSHA… a workshop on Ayurveda with Sonam Targee click here

Ayurveda is a traditional and ancient Indian system of medicine which follows an integrative approach to the prevention and treatment of imbalance and illness.  Through the combination of approaches such as changes in lifestyle, herbal remedies, food choices and exercise, Ayurveda teaches us how to reestablish and maintain harmony within our body and mind through becoming familiar with our own constitution, called "dosha".  After the workshop, you are warmly invited to join us for a brief exuberant Kirtan (chant) with Sonam.     

                                    For newcomers and returnees....all welcome.

Sonam Targee is an Ayurvedic herbal practitioner with over 30 years of clinical and teaching experience. He has studied with such luminaries as Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Robert Svoboda, Dr. Yeshe Donden (former physician for the Dalai Lama), David Winston (a Cherokee Medicine Man) and Susan Weed (of the Wise Woman tradition).  Sonam is trained in both Chinese and Tibetan medicine and has a working knowledge of many aspects of allopathic medicine and lectures throughout the U.S. in yoga centers, universities, hospitals and private groups.

 When: Sunday, March 3, 2:00-4:20 pm    Where: Shakti Yoga, 2 School Street, Geneseo        Fee: Early bird by February 23: $40 After February 23: $45 SUNY students: $20


Mindful Movement & Chair Yoga

A class for seniors and anyone who may have a more limited range of movement.  The use of a chair safely provides increased stability and enhanced balance while experiencing a full range of basic yoga poses.

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 am. Classes will resume on March 20, 2019.                                                                                           10 classes: $100 Single class: $12                                                                                            Teachers: Jacki McCausland, Carrie Ruffner, Angela Caplan click here


WORKSHOPS with ELLEN SALTONSTALL! March 22, 23, 24 2019 click here

Friday, March 22, 9:00-11:30 am      Melt Away Tension with Ballwork    Bodymind Ballwork is a practical and effective method of self-care using rubber balls of varying sizes and textures to ease tension. In this class we will learn ballwork basics and explore specialized techniques relevant to those attending. Balls will be available for use in class and for home use.  Newcomers are welcome.   Workshop Location: Valley School of Dance, 63 Main St., Geneseo

Saturday, March 23, 3:30-6:00 pm    Build a Strong Foundation: Yoga for the Lower Back, Hips, Knees and Feet     This practice will offer a full range of poses emphasizing alignment, strength and flexibility in the joints and muscles of the lower body. Cautions and recommendations for common muscle and joint conditions will be included.   All-level workshop.                                                        Workshop Location: Valley School of Dance, 63 Main St., Geneseo

Sunday, March 24, 10:00-12:30  Stand Tall and Reach Out with Confidence: Yoga for the Upper Back, Shoulders & Arms      If you are sick of having stiff, sore shoulders, join us for this practice, where you'll learn effective ways to release tension and regain ease in your neck, shoulders and arms. As we practice, we’ll review the major muscles of the upper body and emphasize finding the balance of opposite actions for freedom and power in whatever you do.   All-level workshop.                                                                                Workshop Location: Valley School of Dance, 63 Main St., Geneseo              

FEES: Early bird by March 15: $40 each workshop.  After March 15: $50 each workshop.                                           SUNY students: 50% discount.                 NOTE:  Yoga Alliance Continuing Education credits (CEU's) available.

Ellen Saltonstall, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is a certified yoga instructor based in New York City.   She has extensive training in Iyengar and Anusara Yoga, a background in professional dance and massage therapy, and has been a practitioner of meditation and yoga for over 30 years.  Ellen has published two books with Dr. Loren Fishman: Yoga for Arthritis, 2008 and Yoga for Osteoporosis, 2010.  Her most recent books are Anatomy and Yoga: A Guide for Students and Teachers,2016 and The Bodymind Ballwork Method, 2018. Ellen offers yoga therapy webinars through and she teaches nationally and internationally with a focus on anatomy and therapeutics.