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Shawn Harrison


Shawn Harrison

teaches Gentle, Open, Yin and Kids Yoga and Meditation

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Shawn Harrison


Shawn Harrison

teaches Gentle, Open, Yin and Kids Yoga and Meditation

Shawn Harrison

My practice of yoga over the past 20+ years has given me the strength and ability to embrace all aspects of myself. Yoga has given me the freedom to be authentically who I am in each moment; with the only requirement being that I am mindful. So this is what I work on - being mindful. Instead of trying to fix myself, or trying to be perfect, I simply do my very best in each moment, each day, each week, and each year, to be mindful. My interest is in self-awareness rather than self-improvement. From this place of presence, the parts of me that I admire can shine and the parts of me that aren’t so sparkly have their place too. I believe, my (and everyone’s) true self is pure loving-kindness. All of the practice, study and teaching that I engage in is to this end - knowing my true self. This is what I have to share in my classes - my imperfect self, my shiny self, and my dedication to working with and exploring all aspects of yoga. I am a thoughtful, knowledgeable, kind and sometimes funny teacher. I am dedicated to offering others the countless benefits of yoga that I enjoy; it is my life’s work and my honor to share the practice of yoga with you.

My teaching is informed by my ongoing daily yoga practice and continuous study in the field of health and wellness. I completed study at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in 2003. From there, in 2004, I trained at Sivanada Ashram and Osho Meditation Center in India. The next 4 years were spent at Ananda Ashram; immersed in study and beginning to teach yoga. In 2008 I created Yoga Lab and continue to steward it's growth and evolution. I have completed a year of Yoga Anatomy study with Leslie Kaminoff, a restorative yoga teacher training with Judith Hansen Lasater and am certified as a Kripalu Yoga in the Schools Teacher. I also spend some time each year on silent meditation retreat with my teacher, meditation master, Shiva Rudra Balayogi.

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Cory Nakasue


Cory Nakasue

teaches Pilates and Core Yoga

Cory Nakasue


Cory Nakasue

teaches Pilates and Core Yoga

Cory Nakasue

Cory Nakasue is a movement teacher and therapist. She has been studying and practicing yoga, Pilates, dance and somatics for over 20 years. Her diverse experiences in movement include collaborations with psychologists, neurologists, choreographers, and athletic trainers to facilitate deeper relationships to the body-mind. An ideal group class environment for Cory is one that feels safe enough for students to experiment with the unknown, and therefore grow at their own pace. She is the Co-Developer of Educational Programming at Yoga Lab. And when Cory is not working with bodies she works as an astrological counselor, writer, and arts consultant at Gemini Hill (arts residency in Kingston), in NYC, and abroad. More info at www.corynakasue.com

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HariPrakaash


HariPrakaash

teaches Kundalini

HariPrakaash


HariPrakaash

teaches Kundalini

HariPrakaash

HariPrakaash teaches Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and Gong Sound Healing. In 1996 she began her practice in Woodstock, New York. She has been a teacher of Yoga since 2006. Her training in Kundalini Yoga began with Harijiwan, that relationship which continues to grow, expands her devotion and gratitude to these sacred teachings. Her Sadhana (personal practice) and classes benefit from her love for music, creative spirit and connection to planet Earth. Her prayer is that the teachings continue to flow through her accurately and authentically. She is deeply grateful for her teachers, the teachings and the energy that flows through her. HariPrakaash brought Kundalini Yoga and the "Gong Movement" to the Hudson Valley of NY in a very grassroots way, by teaching out of her living room. She has inspired and guided dozens of people to take KRI teacher trainings and become teachers themselves. She continues to inspire and uplift the individuals she teaches daily. You will find HariPrakaash at various music, yoga festivals, retreat centers like Menla and Yoga studios in the Tri-State of NY area as well as Los Angeles, CA. She holds an International KRI certification in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. HariPrakaash has attended and is certified in dozens of KRI Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 trainings. She is also a certified Hatha Yoga teacher.You can learn more about HariPrakaash here.

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Clara Diamond


Clara Diamond

teaches Gentle and Open Yoga

Clara Diamond


Clara Diamond

teaches Gentle and Open Yoga

Clara Diamond

I have been practicing yoga at Mudita Yoga Lab for several years, and completed a 200 hour teacher training course here with Shawn Harrison in 2017.

Yoga, for me, is an on-going deepening and clarifying experience, an unraveling, re-knitting, liberating process that calls me to presence in each moment for the purpose of peace. Yoga creates space for thought, emotion, and physicality to merge, soften, transform. Yoga is surrender and contentment, emptying and filling, give and take, you and me, ending and beginning, infinite possibility.

I teach yoga as a living breathing expression of our connection to ourselves and each other, with wonder and gratitude.

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Patrice Heber


Patrice Heber

teaches Gentle Yoga

Patrice Heber


Patrice Heber

teaches Gentle Yoga

Patrice Heber

Patrice Heber is a somatic movement therapist and yoga instructor who has been teaching in the field for over 25 years. She is a certified practitioner of Body-Mind Centering and a certified yoga instructor and has taught in the US, Europe, and at Naropa University. Her work is influenced by her studies in cranial-sacral therapy, polarity therapy, authentic movement practices and her early training as a dancer. She is a senior meditation instructor in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. She maintains a private practice in movement therapy and bodywork in the Hudson Valley.

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Ariel


Ariel Helman

teaches Open Yoga | Community

Ariel


Ariel Helman

teaches Open Yoga | Community

Ariel

Ariel is a long-time yoga practitioner and recently completed her teacher training at Yoga Lab. She is a licensed social worker with a background in human services and enjoys exploring the inner workings of the mind. She believes that the practice of yoga is an opportunity to discover our internal world and explore movement both on the mat and throughout the day. Ariel's yoga class creates space for you to check in with yourself, slow down and feel at home. Ariel is inspired to find a greater awareness and sense of intention in every moment and offer that curiosity to others. She is so grateful to share this experience with you and to have this amazing opportunity to move and breathe together. 

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Kate Skwire


Kate Skwire

teaches Open and Gentle Yoga

Kate Skwire


Kate Skwire

teaches Open and Gentle Yoga

Kate Skwire

I first took an interest in yoga when I lived in Brooklyn, sampling the abundant buffet of classes available in NYC throughout my almost 20 years there. During that time my relationship with yoga was primarily physical. When I moved to the Hudson Valley in 2016, I had a new and profound experience that tuned me into the sacred and holistic aspects of the practice. Taking my teacher training with Shawn has deepened my fascination with and respect for this ancient wisdom tradition.

For me, the shining jewel of yoga is the philosophy, for which asana among other practices, is simply a vehicle. I've always had many and diverse interests and pursuits, which has often left me feeling rudderless. My practice of yoga and meditation braids it all together, bringing all the parts of me into alignment through its guiding principles. Yoga gently teaches me about staying present, in my body and in each moment. Yoga reminds me to ask myself what I'm doing and why and to consider whether my thoughts and actions bring me closer to peace. Yoga encourages me to notice my thoughts and habits with an attitude of curiosity rather than judgement. The practice of yoga is the fertile ground for my personal growth and my continued journey into my authentic self. I humbly aim to share these grounding and inspiring principles of yoga with my students.

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Steve, Mary, Christine


Steve Clorfeine, Mary Ranges, Christine Alicino

teach Meditation

Steve, Mary, Christine


Steve Clorfeine, Mary Ranges, Christine Alicino

teach Meditation

Steve Clorfeine, Mary Ranges, Christine Alicino

Kingston Meditation Group

We offer an open meditation class based on the practice of Shamatha - a form of meditation common to many Buddhist traditions. Shamatha in Sanskrit means the development of peacefulness and in meditation it means facing one's mind directly with a gentle and curious approach. Our practice is informed by Shambhala Buddhist teachings in which all the meditation leaders are trained and authorized. The class meets for 90 minutes offering the practices of sitting and walking meditation, group and individual meditation instruction. Suggested $5 donation. 

About the meditation leaders:

Christine Alicino, a recently relocated photographer/artist from San Francisco to Kingston, is a practitioner in the lineage of Chogyam Trungpa and longtime student of Pema Chodron. 

Steve Clorfeine is a performer, writer and teacher living in Kingston and NYC. He's been a student and teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition since 1975, founding member of the Naropa University Arts faculty, and co-founder of Sky Lake Lodge, Rosendale. 

Mary Ranges, a Kingston resident, is a practicing mental health professional in the Hudson Valley. She has been a student of the Shambhala/Buddhist lineage for 15 years, leading community sitting practice and assistant directing weekend trainings. 

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Micah Blumenthal


Micah

teaches DAY 1 Yoga

Micah Blumenthal


Micah

teaches DAY 1 Yoga

Micah

I do the work that I do because I believe that we are each the social architects of our society. So we can manifest whatever it is we choose and in fact, we do. I see choice as the only force in the universe. I am an artist and though my work is only occasionally in tangible form, my life is my art. The way I walk, talk, move and breathe is my expression. I believe in living in possibility, and want to prove to my kids that anything is possible, even world peace. Anything is possible. I believe that we are moving towards oneness. I work to unify where there is division. I work selfishly to expand my own definition of self till I can act selfishly and towards the good of the universe simultaneously knowing that they are one in the same. In seeking unity I work to counter-measure the us vs. them paradigm. I do all of this as a yoga teacher at Mudita, as creator of DAY 1, on the board of Wild Earth and the Center for Creative Education, as a part of O+, working at the Kingston Farmer’s Market, as a City of Kingston Art Commissioner, just as a human being working in my community and especially as a father.

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Randy Loder


Randy Loder

Randy Loder


Randy Loder

Randy Loder

Randy uncovered his deep connection to the yoga practice here at Mudita. Early in this discovery his meditation practice was sparked by being with Babaji and receiving his instruction and guidance. Both of these led Randy to fully embrace the journey of yoga teaching. It is a beautiful connection to the work that Randy has been engaged in as a music teacher at Rondout Valley, exploring the breath and the effect it has on the mind and body. Randy began his musical training twenty four years ago and through this training has observed the power of the breath not only in music but in life. He explores the connection between the breath, body and mind to his own practice and shares it in each of his classes. Randy's vibrant chanting welcomes beginners and those with experience to be present and mindful, using the yoga postures as a clear path towards happiness and peace.

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Dave Rinaldi


David Rinaldi

Dave Rinaldi


David Rinaldi

Dave Rinaldi

My intention for teaching yoga is to journey with others into a deeper connection with our true selves, our divine selves, through mindfulness and awareness of body and breath. I invite everyone to check in with their bodies and honor how they feel in the present moment rather than how they would like to be or how they were last week. By listening to our bodies, we gain a greater connection to inner wisdom, which is often lost amid the background noise of everyday life. By listening to our inner wisdom, we begin to transform ourselves and manifest positive change in the world.

I've been practicing yoga for 20 years and I am deeply grateful for the incredible healing and transformation it has brought to my life. I received my training through the Anusara School of Hatha Yoga and the World Yoga Center in NYC. I love Anusara's focus on alignment and it's non-dual, Tantric philosophy that sees the divine in everything. In addition to teaching yoga, I work as a hypnotherapist and meditation guide.

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Jo An


Jo An

teaches Zen Meditation

Jo An


Jo An

teaches Zen Meditation

Jo An

Rev. Jo An Tibbetts is a Zen priest in the Soto Zen white plum lineage. He has been studying with Enkyo O'Hara Roshi, abbess of The Village Zendo in NYC for over twenty years. Jo An ordained in 2004 then led the sangha and became a senior student in 2008. Jo An facilitated a small affiliate sitting group in Provincetown MA from 2010-2017. Working as an emergency room nurse, Jo An offers a unique perspective on mindfulness. He is excited to be back in New York and looks forward to sharing the deep practice of zen meditation with the Yoga Lab family.