Yoga & Meditation Classes

 

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Classes re-opening at OM Shanti:

The health and safety of our community is our top priority, and we ask for your assistance in keeping yourself and others safe during these times. 

  1. STAY HOME: If you exhibit flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or breathing difficulties or a rise in temperature, please stay home! Anyone displaying symptoms such as fever, coughing or sneezing will be asked to leave.
  2. SANITIZING: Our efforts to keep our studio germ free include cleaning and sanitizing countertops, door handles, bathroom fixtures, floors, and often-touched areas every day, in-between clients and before and after classes.  We ask that you wash/sanitize your hands before and after you enter the building and maintain safe distancing at all times.
  3. FRESH AIR: Our studio is fully equipped with HEPA Air filters in all yoga & massage rooms. 
  4. PROPS: All community props have been removed. Students are required to bring their own  mat & other props. Please arrive with equipment properly sanitized.
  5. REGISTRATION: Students are required to pre register to all of our classes.  
  6. REFUND POLICY: All sales are final. Classes sizes are smaller to adhere to social distance guidelines, so if you register for the class and then cannot make it, you must cancel 12 hours prior to avoid forfeiture of your class payment, or class punch.
  7. All teachers and students will have their temperature taken upon arrival. Anyone registering 100 or higher will be sent home.
  8. Masks are required. 

We thank you in advance for helping keeping our community safe! 

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Yoga Class Schedule

Starting April 1st

Mondays:
12:00pm – 1:30pm: 26&2 w. Kiera
6:00 – 7:30pm: Yin/Yang Flow : Yin Vinyasa w. Deb

Tuesdays:
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Beginner Gentle Yoga w. Amy

Wednesdays:
9:00am – 10:00am: Power Flow w. Kiera
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Wind Down Wednesday w. Jackie

Thursdays:
9:00am – 10:00am: Hatha Yoga w. Heather
6:30pm – 7:30pm: Kripalu Bliss Yoga w. Anandha

Fridays:
11:00am – 12:00am: All Levels Vinyasa w. Kiera
◦             1st of the month: 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Crystal Bowls w. Kiera
◦             2nd of the month: 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Meditation w. Kiera
◦             3rd  of the month: 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Crystal Bowls w. Beth
◦             4th  of the month:
4:30pm – 5:00pm, Meditation With the Harp w. Dawn
6:00pm – 7:30pm, Yin Yoga w. Deb

 

Saturdays:
9:00am – 10:00am: Hatha Yoga w. Heather starting (4/24)

Sundays:
9:00am – 10:00am: Gentle Yoga w. Kiera
4:00pm – 5:15pm: Sunset Flow: Community Class w. Linda (By Donation)

 

Class Rates:

Single Class Pass: $18

5 Class Pass: $85

10 Class Pass: $160

Due to socal disctancing guidelines, Pre Registration is Required.

Ask us about private group classes!

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YOGA INSTRUCTORS

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Anandha Kathryn
LMT, RYT 200

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Owner of Om Shanti Yoga & Healing Arts, LLC

Anandha Kathryn has always been a healer by nature. She is very passionate about all healing modalities and has been studying healing modalities since her yoga teacher training and Thai-yoga level I at the Kripalu Center in 2007, where she was then named “Anandha” by her teachers. Anandha is Sanskrit for the ultimate state of bliss.

She has training in Massage Therapy, Positional Therapy, Kripalu Yoga, Spa Body Treatments such as body scrubs & body wraps, Hot/ Cold/ Crystal Stone Therapy, Energy work, Meditation, Yoga Trance Dance, Reiki, Traditional Thai Massage, reflexology and more. Anandha Kathryn is a member of the America Massage Therapy Association, the owner of Om Shanti Yoga & Healing Arts wellness center in Castleton, NY, and a certified Minister with the United Life Church. She has done various volunteer programs at Kripalu – School of Yoga and Health, many festivals and even hospice at Albany Med.

Her style of teaching is very detail oriented and hands- on.  She aims to leave her students & Clients craving more knowledge in the field of healing arts because she herself, never wants to stop learning, knowing the well of knowledge is endless and ever fulfilling.
Coming from a dark past, she understands the magnitude of alternative healing modalities for body, mind, and spirit.

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Deb
RYT 200

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Dr. Deb Rutledge graduated cum laude from Ohio University, with a BFA in Dance in 2001. Deb began her professional career performing and Modern dance as a soloist for many regional companies such as Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company, Maude Baum and Company Dance Theatre, Nacre Dance and Loose Change Dance Company.  She began teaching dance at the age of 15 at The Dance Center of Queensbury where she taught ballet, tap and worked as a rehearsal assistant to the Artistic Director of The Adirondack Ballet Company.  She went on to become a senior faculty member for eba Center for Dance, Youth Ballet Company and The School of the Arts at the National Museum of Dance. In addition, Deb worked as an Arts -in-Education curriculum  development and grant writing for eba Center for Dance.  In 2009, Deb received her Doctor of Physical Therapy and has worked in spinal clinics, neuro-develpomental rehabilitation and gerontology in clinics and treatment centers throughout the Capital District.   She completed her RYS -200 Yoga Teacher Training in June of 2016 under the tutelage of Meg Horan at Terra Firma Pure Warrior School, where she served as Anatomy and Physiology instructor from 2016-2021.  In 2017, eb received her Yin Yoga Certification under the guidance of Josh Summers.

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Kiera
RYT 200
Crystal Bowl Practitioner

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Kiera is a multifaceted yoga instructor. She obtained her 200hr certification through Styles Yoga in January 2020, is Bikram (26&2) yoga certified through Jennilee Toner, and is BarreFlow certified.

Kiera is equally at home in a variety of settings: Her teaching style can be described as versatile and mutable, and she loves fusing together multiple disciplines. Her study of music and acoustics also allows her to understand and use sound as part of the transformative experience of movement and meditation. An artist at heart, Kiera is dedicated to creating unique and inspiring classes for all people. She lives by the mantra that every day has the potential to be the best day ever, and that anything is possible.

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Amy
CYT 200

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Amy became a certified Hatha Yoga Instructor in January 2017. Amy teaches a Hatha yoga class that is beginner focused and makes even the most inexperienced “yogi” feel at ease. Her class will leave you feeling rested, restored and rejuvenated with her easy to follow instruction, uplifting personality and crave worthy stretches.

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Jackie
RYT 200
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Jackie Weckesser is a Yoga Alliance 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, completing her Training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Ayurveda in 2018. Her journey with the practice began many years ago in an unusual fashion, as a recommendation from her orthopedic surgeon to alternatively heal an injury/inflammation. Here began the growing interest in this ancient Svadhyaya, or self-study. “For me, Yoga is about looking inside, trying to understand the connection of the physical, with the spiritual, and the emotional; and as constantly using the practical to improve not only myself, but those who I am fortunate to guide and teach their practice.” Jackie is a Licensed Master Social Worker, and has enjoyed a 35+ year career working with Seniors in health care. One of her great joys is teaching chair yoga to Elders with Alzheimer’s & Dementia.
“You get way more than you give”. 

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Heather
E-RYT 200

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Heather has been practicing yoga since 2003 and completed her 200 hour in 2009 though Yoga Teacher Empowerment Training with her teacher Lauren Toolin and John Smrtic. Heather also has completed with Lauren- Yoga for Young Ones and Trauma Informed Yoga. She recently completed her Y12SR Leadership Training with Nikki Myers and Kyczy Hawk and is starting an in depth training in Trauma Informed Yoga along with her 500 hour training. Throughout the years Heathers personal experience with trauma and injuries has drawn her to a deeper understanding of the many layers of yoga and the spiritual path. Heather’s classes are a combination of meditation, asana, and pranayama from an empathetic space. Heather also holds a BS, MS and is a graduate of The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. And of course her greatest accomplishment in life is raising her 3 boys.

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Linda
RYT 200

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“Having first stepped on a yoga mat in 2000, I felt some benefits, but didn’t understand what yoga is all about at that time. I thought it was a bunch of people getting together to stretch on colorful mats!  Fast forward to 2016 when I needed something to help balance my busy life as a mother, lawyer, judge, volunteer and to help manage persistent back pain. With more information about yoga available and more yoga studios around, I decided to give yoga a real try. While the physical benefits of asana practice are wonderful, I began to appreciate yoga’s other aspects even more. A moving mediation, yoga on the mat provides a chance to work on life’s challenges and to tone one’s ability to respond, rather than react, to difficult interactions.  By 2017, I knew that I wanted to take yoga teacher training, and signed up.  However, life kept getting in the way of actually starting. 2020 brought many changes for all, including the gift of slowing life down.  Not sitting on the sidelines of my kids’ weekend sporting events, I finally completed my training with Styles Yoga and registered with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200 yoga teacher in January 2021. I am now pursuing my 500-hour training with My Vinyasa Practice.

I grew up an active kid, running around with the neighborhood kids, swimming, riding bikes, playing kickball, and more.  In high school, I ran track and played tennis. Playing tennis continued at Siena College, and now I am a volunteer coach of the local Special Olympics tennis team.  I have my black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and enjoy cycling, hiking and lifting weights.  My teenage daughters, family, work keep me busy otherwise.

I am so excited to be joining Om Shanti as a yoga teacher, and hope to see you on the mat soon!” – Linda

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Dawn Danis
CMP

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Dawn is a Certified Music Practitioner (CMP), Reiki Master and tarot reader.  She is on the Complementary Therapy Team for the Community Hospice, providing live music for patients (when there isn’t a pandemic going on!).  A harpist and vocalist for many years, Dawn received her certification in therapeutic music from the Music for Healing and Transition Program and played in the Emergency Department of Columbia Memorial Hospital for several years.  Dawn’s energy work training includes Reiki to the Master level, Energy Diagnostics with Joy Adler and apprenticeships with other advanced teachers.  She was also a massage therapist for almost a decade.

Wide-ranging spiritual/music exploration includes playing in ancient sacred sites such as Rosslyn Chapel and stone circles in Scotland, the inner chamber of Newgrange Passage Tomb and at many holy wells in Ireland, and chanting with a singing bowl at many neolithic sites in Brittany.  Dawn is a long-time meditator and has put together her meditation experience, her harp and vocal skills and the fruits of her spiritual exploration to create a magical experience for peace and healing.

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Beth
Crystal Bowl Practitioner

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Beth is a very talented crystal bowl player, who truly loves offering this amazing healing art. She has been playing the bowls for many years and had loved them years beyond that. This shows in the way she leads her monthly Sound Baths.
Her intuitive energy really creates a calming foundation for which deep healing can occur.

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