CLASSES

RED BARN YOGA CLASS SCHEDULE

~ Limited Time* Introductory Special for New Students~

30 Days of Unlimited Yoga Classes for $30!** 

*All classes held at Red Barn Wellness, 940 Main St., Suite 2, Great Barrington, MA {behind BensDotter's Pet, ~.5 mile south of Guido's, across the street from The Bistro Box}. 

*Beginner's are welcome in any class. Limited mats available to borrow. Mats also available for purchase.

*Those with mobility issues, injuries, or illness are welcome. I recommend coming to the slower classes first: Gentle Yoga for Health or Restorative-Yoga Nidra Class

Please allow ~15 minutes before class to tell me about your issues, or sign-up for a free Breakthrough Session where we'll take about 30 minutes to discuss your health concerns and goals, plus get any questions you may have answered.  

What to do next:

  • Arrive ~10 minutes before class to sign up.
  • Wear comfortable clothing you can move in easily.
  • If possible, try not to eat for a few hours before class.
  • Avoid any perfumes or strong scents {we want to keep the indoor air quality prestine, as we do A LOT of breathing}.   

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Yoga for Health - Keep the body & mind strong with this balanced yoga class to support optimal health. Includes breath-work, joint-freeing movements, strength-building, gentle stretches for flexibility, and meditation.  Taught by Emily Pearl Alfano

Gentle Yoga for Health - A slower, gentler version of the Yoga for Health class. Includes breath-work, joint-freeing movements, strength-building, gentle stretches for flexibility and meditation.  Taught by Emily Pearl Alfano

Pilates - To move with grace and balance, we need to Be In our body. Coordinating movement and breath, bring the mind deeper into the body creating a more conscious intention with each movement. While compassionately acknowledging the mind-body of the present moment, develop greater core stabilization, strength, flexibility, and balance. With greater precision of body control comes more efficiency of posture and movement - less energy is wasted and stresses held by the body begin to release. Come to your body and recognize its innate intelligence, grace and beauty.  Taught by Jamie Rosalyn McDermott

Gentle Vinyasa Flow - In a world of hectic schedules, weighing responsibilities, and ever increasing speed, allow yourself to slow down. Through the direct and immediate experience of a living flow of movement and breath, become more grounded to your center and awaken the deep wisdom present within you. Enjoy greater health of body and mind, free yourself from unnecessary stress, and increase your ability to approach life with a calm centeredness of being.  Taught by Jamie Rosalyn McDermott

Yin/Restorative/Yoga Nidra - Gentle, relaxing and rejuvenating Yin-Restorative practice performed with props to gently improve flexibility and restructure the body, reduce stress, strengthen the immune system, improve mind function and aid in weight loss. Class closes with a guided Yoga Nidra meditation, a technique that affects waking consciousness- potentially aiding in reduction of stress, insomnia, anxiety, fear, anger, addiction & chronic pain- through altering unconscious patterns from a state of relaxed attention. Taught by Emily Pearl Alfano

All Levels Flow - The focus is on synchronized breath, movement and continuous flow, allowing the breath to act as a gateway to the mental, physical and spiritual benefits of yoga. Take your basic yoga class to a new level. Moving in and out of postures safely while focusing on breathing techniques that will assist you in detoxing, finding strength, mental and physical balance, peace and harmony with your soul. You will be walked through the postures to obtain optimal results and leave informed, energized, centered, and connected to your higher self.  Taught by Jane Ciepiela

 

About Jamie Rosaleen McDermott:

“When [yoga] is accomplished, the seer abides in its own true nature.” ~ Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

The ancient yogis and yoginis were courageous explorers. Seeking what they could consider the truth of existence, they used the most immediate means available, their own experience of existence. Using the body, breath, mind, and emotional heart, these yogis and yoginis manipulated their experience to honestly uncover what they could about the nature of existence. They made powerful discoveries and left behind methods and practices by which we could join them on this path.

As a yoga teacher, I encourage this same sincere and courageous exploration of experience. Beginning wherever we may be in the present moment, we have the means to bring our awareness ever more precisely to the immediate experience of existence. Facilitating an environment that is safe, welcoming, and compassionate, I link the body with the breath, offering a focal point for the exploration of experience.

Using traditional postures from Iyengar, as well as modifications of these poses, I develop a flow of movement, gracefully transitioning from one asana to another allowing the body and breath to move together and merge. The resulting vinyasa flow yoga (a style I’ve learned primarily from Shiva Rea) becomes a type of conscious, meditative dance. I creatively sequence this flow with a great deal of variety. Calming, cooling, invigorating, warming, relaxing, challenging… I aim to bring the mind-body through a wide range of experience. It is within these experiences, particularly that of challenge, that the mind-body will react, revealing itself. Here, with mindful observation, important discoveries can be made about one’s deeper self – qualities that have tremendous influence on our experience of existence. Here, we begin to gain deeper levels of clarity regarding the nature of being.

A beneficial side-effect of all this is greater health of the body. Regarding the physical body, I strongly believe in practicing within the discipline of ahimsa (nonviolence). I encourage the cultivation of an awareness to intelligently know one’s limitations and ability – to contact the realm beyond comfort, but not to surpass it with pain or injury.

Awareness is everywhere at every moment. Where there is awareness, there is intelligence. Come join me in a class to further develop a knowing of this intelligence through the direct and immediate experience of a living flow of movement and breath.

About Jane Ciepiela: 

Jane Ciepiela is a yoga alliance certified instructor through Amenia Yoga, with over 12 years of teaching experience in the Berkshires. She also holds a certification from the Leven Institute of Expressive Movement and The Jaguar Path study of Yoga and Shamanism.

Jane's focus is on synchronized breath, movement and continuos flow, allowing the breath to act as a gateway to the mental, physical and spiritual benefits of yoga. Her nurturing style and alignment­specific techniques encourage a smooth flow of dance that will take your basic yoga class to a new level.

Jane gently guides you through moving in and out of postures safely while focusing on breathing techniques that will assist you in detoxing, finding strength, mental and physical balance, peace and harmony with your soul. Her dynamic energy is direct and she will walk you through the postures to obtain optimal results.

You will leave informed, energized, centered, and connected to your higher self. Come join Jane on the mat! 

 

RATES

Drop-in Class- $15

Package of 5 Classes- $65, $13/class*

Package of 10 Classes- $100, $10/class*

Unlimited Classes- $125/month

*Packages expire after 3 months

NOTE: If package is purchased within 2 wks of 30 for $30 Special, receive 15% off your first package!

 Cash/Checks & Credit Cards are accepted at the Red Barn

* 30 Days for $30 Special Ends May 31st

** 30 days are consecutive from first class 

NOTE: No one is turned away for lack of funds. Please contact me to work out an arrangement.