Named “Best Yoga Studio in the Hudson Valley” by Hudson Valley Magazine
Living Yoga will hold an Open House party on October 12 from 3 to 6 pm to celebrate its first anniversary, as well as being voted as the best yoga studio in the Hudson Valley by Hudson Valley Magazine. Food and wine will be served and the studio will be raffling off class cards and other prizes and offering class cards for 10 percent off.
Living Yoga, located in Philipstown Square at 3182 Route 9 in Cold Spring, was founded by three long-time yoga teachers and residents of Cold Spring and Garrison. Richard Villella, Courtney Tarpley, and Liz Schulman had the vision to create a studio that focused exclusively on the vinyasa (flow) style, a physically challenging form of yoga that builds strength, endurance and a deep connection to breath. The owners are committed to bringing a style of yoga to the community that is both a physical workout and a practice that quiets the mind, thus forging a connection to oneself on a deeper level.
There are currently 19 classes a week on the schedule from beginner (Level 1) to advanced (Level 3), and they are adding beginning movement classes and a prenatal class this fall. In addition, Liz and Richard are co-directors of the Living Yoga Teacher Training, a 200-hour vinyasa training. The next training starts in January 2014. All Living Yoga teachers are certified by Liz and Richard, so every class is taught with a consistent language, style, and expertise that allows the student to go to any class on the schedule and maintain a consistent practice.