In it’s second year, the Kingston Land Trust proudly offers the Kingston community free “Yoga in the Park!” in partnership with Mudita Yoga Studio, Shakti Yoga Studio, MAC Fitness and the City of Kingston’s Park and Recreation Department.
Free Adult yoga will be offered by both Mudita Yoga Studios in Academy Green Park in Uptown Kingston every Saturday from 4:00pm – 5:00pm and Shakti Yoga Studios with support from MAC Fitness on every Sunday from 10:00am – 11:00am. Both programs will begin on Memorial Day Weekend with a start date of May 26th, 2012 and run through Labor Day weekend closing on Sunday, September 2nd, 2012.
“The big picture here is to provide programming that encourages citizens to use their park system on a regular basis”, says Rebecca Martin, Executive Director of the Kingston Land Trust. “It is a privilege to work with Yoga studios in the area to provide free Yoga to residents who will be able to walk to their closest park space and enjoy a class each week. It is also nice, because it allows the Yogi community a chance to develop a wide partnership base in the city of Kingston. Partnerships are key to our success”.
All yoga participants are encouraged to dress comfortably in exercise attire and to bring mats, blocks and belts. The Kingston Land Trust also encourages citizens to be aware of ticks by applying an appropriate repellent.
“Yoga in the Park” Schedule
FREE Yoga in the Park!
Light Rain or Shine
In the case of severe weather, for cancellation notices
Mudita Yoga in the Park! at Academy Green Park Uptown
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Every Saturday from May 26th - September 1st, 2012
Shakti Yoga in the Park! at Cornell Park Rondout
10:00am – 11:00am
Every Sunday from May 27th – September 2nd, 2012
About the Kingston Land Trust - An urban trust, the Kingston Land Trust is a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to theprotection and preservation of open space, historic sites, wetlands, scenic areas, and forests in the City of Kingston and thesurrounding region to include the Town of Ulster and the Town of Kingston.www.
About Mudita Yoga Center - Mudita Yoga Center is dedicated to yoga, wellness and community. Translated from Sanskrit, Mudita describes a state of joyfulness, with is exactly what Mudita Yoga strives to cultivate through yoga, meditation, tai chi and a variety of workshops and discussion groups. Mudita has a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere and classes that are accessible to everyone regardless of flexibility or level of fitness. Following a year of intense training in India, Shawn Harrison of Mudita immersed herself in a yogic lifestyle – living, working, teaching and studying at Ananda Ashram in Monroe, NY for four years. Her classes encourage peace and ease in the body and mind by focusing on the breath and relaxing into each posture, creating space to tune in to our natural rhythm www.muditayogacenter.
About Shakti Yoga Studios - Shakti Yoga Studios helps students increase their flexibility, strength, alignment and confidence through an intelligent, dynamic and safe yoga discipline. Founder Linda Lalita Winnick has created an insightful approach to theyoga practice drawing from her 25 years experience as a student and teacher. A rich knowledge of yogic philosophy, anatomy, and physiology, and intensive ayurvedic background adds a deeper dimension shared during classes at Shakti Yoga of Woodstock, Saugerties, and Kingston.www.
About MAC Fitness - A top rated award-winning facility with fully certified professional training staff to custom design fitness programs built entirely around their clients lifestyle. Two state of the art facilities are located on 9W and the Kingston Plaza inKingston, NY.www.macfitness.
About the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department – Led by Director Kevin Gilfeather, the Kingston Parks and Recreation Department oversees Kingston’s park system and organizes many programs for residents and tourists that include boating, kayaking, youth, adult and senior programs, environmental education, adult sports and more. www.kingston-ny.gov