Upcoming workshops….

Free your neck and shoulders with Jess: Sunday November 18th.  SOLD OUT.

email clearyogarhinebeck@gmail.com to be put on a wait list.



The shoulder joint has the most range of motion of any joint in the body and is in continuous use throughout the day and during most of the night. As such, it should come as no great surprise that athletes and office workers alike complain about shoulder aches and pains. Shoulder injuries can be acute (from sudden trauma) or chronic (from long-term wear and tear or repetitive movements) resulting in rotator cuff injuries, and even ligament tears in the shoulder capsule.    Geeta Iyengar was heard to say “where does the neck begin and the shoulders end? Where do the shoulders begin and the neck end?”. They are interactive.  She also said that we all suffer from varying degrees of “keyboard disease” causing anything from migraines, to TMJ, to tinnitus, to dizziness, to herniated discs and other complications in the neck, face and jaw.   This workshop will address ways of strengthening the mid and upper back to support this area and give relief.  Level 1 and up.

Sunday December 16th: Special BKS Iyengar 100th birthday celebration with Brooke Myers.  2-5pm.

Don’t miss this special class.  Brooke brings decades of experience in the Iyengar tradition and is no stranger to Clear Yoga.  The class will honor the teachings of this extraordinary man.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Bellur Trust. BKS Iyengar’s home, and the Yogashala that he had built there dedicated to the subject he devoted his life to.  This is an all levels class.


Thursday December 20th: Winter Solstice celebration with Cher

Join us for meditation, pranayama, and restorative asana.  The Buddhist belief is that we are always in the middle of our story.  Not at the end, or at the beginning.  Take this day to reflect on where you are right now; to be unattached to what has been, and unattached to what is to come.  “Do the best you can with what and whom is in front of you.  That’s all you ever get to do” (Manouso Manos)

6-7.30pm           $25

Sunday January 6th: Connect to your core with Jess

Your core is your entire support system.

Your core muscles play a huge role in your everyday activities, from getting out of bed, to walking down the street, and bending over to grab your purse—but, most importantly, they help you stay upright.  They completely surround and support your spine and pelvis and connect your upper body and lower body, effectively transferring forces from one to the other.

Your abs aren’t just one muscle.  And when you’re talking about your whole core (versus just your abs), there are more muscles involved: your pelvic floor muscles, the psoas, the back muscles that stabilize your spine, and your diaphragm.  It’s what’s deeper that really counts.

2-4.30pm (level 1 and up)


Sunday February 3rd: Warm up this winter: back bends with Jess

2-4.30pm (level 1 and up)


Emotional Stability Sequence: What is this?

Designed by BKS Iyengar and described in his book Light on Life,  this extraordinary group of restorative poses is designed to transform body, mind and spirit. Cher offers a special class at Clear Yoga devoted to the practice of this sequence.
Sunday December 9
from 2-4.30pm. It is for level 1/2 and up.
$30 or $10 on your class card.

Save the Date

 Manouso Manos workshop 2019: July 26-28.  Registration begins January 2019.

Workshop Payment and Refund Policy

Your place at one of our workshops will be confirmed when paid in full only.   You cannot sign up without payment and expect your place to be held.

  • 48 hours or less prior to the workshop will result in 30% of the cost of the workshop being returned in the form of credit ONLY.
  • More than 48 hours cancellation will result in credit of 70% of the cost of the workshop.
  • If you cancel the day of, or do not come, no credit or refund given.
  • In the event that the teacher cancels or cannot make it for an unexpected reason, you will either be given a refund or credit toward a class card.

We understand that things come up – we ask your understanding that the visiting teacher has committed their time and a refund to you is not always appropriate.  Thank you for your understanding