YOGA

Photo Credit: Bryan Edwards

Photo Credit: Bryan Edwards

Ascend offers many styles of yoga and daily classes for all levels and practices. From restorative, slow flow classes to vigorous Vinyasa and power house yoga (with music), we offer a diverse spectrum of yoga practices. Our classes are held in a large, serene space on the top floor of a building (circa 1864) that formerly served as a Masonic Lodge. Flooded with light, the room boasts original floorboards and a majestic 18-foot ceiling painted a sky-like cerulean blue– an inspiring space in which to elevate one’s practice.

CLASS SCHEDULE
DOWNLOADABLE SCHEDULE (PDF)

Ascend offers many styles of yoga and daily classes for all levels and practices. From restorative, slow flow classes to vigorous Vinyasa and power house yoga (with music), we offer a diverse spectrum of yoga practices. Our classes are held in a large, serene space on the top floor of a building (circa 1864) that formerly served as a Masonic Lodge. Flooded with light, the room boasts original floorboards and a majestic 18-foot ceiling painted a sky-like cerulean blue– an inspiring space in which to elevate one’s practice.

CLASS SCHEDULE
DOWNLOADABLE SCHEDULE (PDF)

CHILDREN’S YOGA FUN AND CREATIVE PLAY

1st – 3rd Grade
Series
New!

Children will balance, believe and create through yoga, mindfulness, art and theatre. Healthy snack is also provided. Children will be picked up from the Haldane Blacktop and walked down to the studio by the instructors & assistants. If you will plan on bringing your child to the studio, please arrive at 3:25 to give enough time for the rest of the class to walk down! $140 for 6 weeks

Format of the Class:
3-3:25ish: Walking Meditation from Haldane Blacktop to Ascend Studios. Each child has the opportunity to lead the line in a special walk, hop, skip, jump or run.

3:25ish to 4ish: Settle In! Children unload backpacks, take off shoes, visit the rest room and settle in for Storytime with a healthy snack.***If your child is a picky eater or has food allergies please pack a snack from home!***

4-4:30: Yoga Time! Children Practice Pranayama, Meditation, and Asana.

4:30- 4:50- Art Time! Each Class we tie in a fun art project centered around the daily theme.

4:50 – 5:00: Closing Intention Circle. The Class comes together in our seated circle to seal our good wishes (intentions) for ourselves and for others and 3 final OMS send out our good intentions and close our time together.

BEGINS 9/25
(9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 1030, 11/6.  No class 10/9)
Register now using our scheduler

CHILDREN’S YOGA FUN AND CREATIVE PLAY

1st – 3rd Grade
Series
New!

Children will balance, believe and create through yoga, mindfulness, art and theatre. Healthy snack is also provided. Children will be picked up from the Haldane Blacktop and walked down to the studio by the instructors & assistants. If you will plan on bringing your child to the studio, please arrive at 3:25 to give enough time for the rest of the class to walk down! $140 for 6 weeks

Format of the Class:
3-3:25ish: Walking Meditation from Haldane Blacktop to Ascend Studios. Each child has the opportunity to lead the line in a special walk, hop, skip, jump or run.

3:25ish to 4ish: Settle In! Children unload backpacks, take off shoes, visit the rest room and settle in for Storytime with a healthy snack.***If your child is a picky eater or has food allergies please pack a snack from home!***

4-4:30: Yoga Time! Children Practice Pranayama, Meditation, and Asana.

4:30- 4:50- Art Time! Each Class we tie in a fun art project centered around the daily theme.

4:50 – 5:00: Closing Intention Circle. The Class comes together in our seated circle to seal our good wishes (intentions) for ourselves and for others and 3 final OMS send out our good intentions and close our time together.

BEGINS 9/25
(9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23, 1030, 11/6.  No class 10/9)
Register now using our scheduler

HAPPY HOUR YOGA

VINYASA
All levels
Monthly

Taught by Ali Verdicchio, Happy Hour Yoga is a fun and energetic Vinyasa flow class set to varying musical playlists each month. It is great for all levels, with simple modifications for beginner yogis and plenty of variations for those with a more advanced practice. Be prepared to build heat through Asana and Pranayama in this invigorating, musically inspired workout. No better way to start off a weekend then energizing yourself amongst friends, music and a Disco Ball!
ONE FRIDAY A MONTH: 6-7pm, 9/13, 10/25, 11/22, 12/13, 1/24, 2/28, 3/27, 4/24, 5/8, 6/12

Register now using our scheduler

HAPPY HOUR YOGA

VINYASA
All levels
Monthly

Taught by Ali Verdicchio, Happy Hour Yoga is a fun and energetic Vinyasa flow class set to varying musical playlists each month. It is great for all levels, with simple modifications for beginner yogis and plenty of variations for those with a more advanced practice. Be prepared to build heat through Asana and Pranayama in this invigorating, musically inspired workout. No better way to start off a weekend then energizing yourself amongst friends, music and a Disco Ball!
ONE FRIDAY A MONTH: 6-7pm,
9/13, 10/25, 11/22, 12/13, 1/24, 2/28, 3/27, 4/24, 5/8, 6/12
Register now using our scheduler

IYENGAR

IYENGAR
All Levels

This Iyengar style class offers a systematic progression of study with clear demonstration of the postures to develop student’s understanding of correct body alignment in each pose. All students are welcomed regardless of their experience, ability or physical limitations due to injuries.  Props such as blankets, blocks, belts and chairs are used as an aid to deepen learning and adjust postures to individual needs. Consistent practice develops strength, stamina, balance and body awareness.  Focusing on proper form and alignment, this class is designed to give a thorough understanding of the postures, which directs awareness to the body and in turn quiets the mind. Iyengar yoga teaches students how to perform the poses (asana) with optimal alignment and offers systematic sequences helping students to advance through the asana.  Results include increased strength and flexibility along with improved breathing, circulation, organ and endocrine functions.  The nervous system is brought into balance and an overall sense of inner balance and well being is obtained.
TUESDAYS: 6 – 7:15pm
THURSDAYS: 9:30 – 10:45am
Register now using our scheduler

IYENGAR

IYENGAR
All Levels

This Iyengar style class offers a systematic progression of study with clear demonstration of the postures to develop student’s understanding of correct body alignment in each pose. All students are welcomed regardless of their experience, ability or physical limitations due to injuries.  Props such as blankets, blocks, belts and chairs are used as an aid to deepen learning and adjust postures to individual needs. Consistent practice develops strength, stamina, balance and body awareness.  Focusing on proper form and alignment, this class is designed to give a thorough understanding of the postures, which directs awareness to the body and in turn quiets the mind. Iyengar yoga teaches students how to perform the poses (asana) with optimal alignment and offers systematic sequences helping students to advance through the asana.  Results include increased strength and flexibility along with improved breathing, circulation, organ and endocrine functions.  The nervous system is brought into balance and an overall sense of inner balance and well being is obtained.
TUESDAYS: 6 – 7:15pm
THURSDAYS: 9:30 – 10:45am
Register now using our scheduler

MAT MEN

All levels
Series

The practice of yoga will reconnect you with both the energized and easeful parts of yourself. Reverse the tension of hours spent sitting, standing, or traveling. Uncoil the muscles of your back, shoulders, limbs, and core. Find space in your body for a full, deep breath. Get to know yourself and the places you can let go. Whether you are new to yoga, or returning to your mat, take this opportunity to make time for yourself.
No expectations. No Judgments. No Experience Necessary.
People of all gender identities are welcome. We honor the masculine in each of us.
MONDAYS 7:30 – 8:30 pm, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18
Register now using our scheduler

MAT MEN

All levels
Series

The practice of yoga will reconnect you with both the energized and easeful parts of yourself. Reverse the tension of hours spent sitting, standing, or traveling. Uncoil the muscles of your back, shoulders, limbs, and core. Find space in your body for a full, deep breath. Get to know yourself and the places you can let go. Whether you are new to yoga, or returning to your mat, take this opportunity to make time for yourself.
No expectations. No Judgments. No Experience Necessary.
People of all gender identities are welcome. We honor the masculine in each of us.
MONDAYS 7:30 – 8:30 pm, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18
Register now using our scheduler

R&R Meditation

MEDITATION
All levels

Join Ritualist and Reiki Practitioner, Lynae Marie, as she expertly guides you into the hidden gates of your mind, through pathwork meditation and group energy healing. In her new ‘R&R Meditation’ series, Lynae shares the warmth of Reiki and the wisdom of Ritual, to assist the path of self-transformation through self-discovery in meditation. Classes begin with gentle movement, brief writing prompts and an introduction to the mudra-of-the-week, then flow into the guided meditation and group reiki. Themes are ever-changing, but always connected to the cycles of life, nature and faces of the moon. Please bring a journal.
MONDAYS: 11 – 11:45am
Register now using our scheduler

R&R Meditation

MEDITATION
All levels

Join Ritualist and Reiki Practitioner, Lynae Marie, as she expertly guides you into the hidden gates of your mind, through pathwork meditation and group energy healing. In her new ‘R&R Meditation’ series, Lynae shares the warmth of Reiki and the wisdom of Ritual, to assist the path of self-transformation through self-discovery in meditation. Classes begin with gentle movement, brief writing prompts and an introduction to the mudra-of-the-week, then flow into the guided meditation and group reiki. Themes are ever-changing, but always connected to the cycles of life, nature and faces of the moon. Please bring a journal.
MONDAYS: 11 – 11:45am
Register now using our scheduler

RESTORATIVE YIN YOGA

GENTLE YOGA
All levels

Restorative Yin Yoga focuses on the Yin (moon) energy in the body. Yin yoga is a form of Hatha yoga. Yin yoga centers on holding poses for prolonged periods to stretch the connective tissue and deepen meditation. Some believe Yin yoga is the oldest form of Hatha yoga, since it is the ideal method of physical conditioning for prolonged meditation, which was the principal concern of ancient yogic practitioners. This mostly-on-the-floor, meditative and mellow practice is meant to help you stretch, relax and unwind into your evening, ending your day balanced and calm.
THURSDAYS: 7:00 – 8:15 pm
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RESTORATIVE YIN YOGA

GENTLE YOGA
All levels

Restorative Yin Yoga focuses on the Yin (moon) energy in the body. Yin yoga is a form of Hatha yoga. Yin yoga centers on holding poses for prolonged periods to stretch the connective tissue and deepen meditation. Some believe Yin yoga is the oldest form of Hatha yoga, since it is the ideal method of physical conditioning for prolonged meditation, which was the principal concern of ancient yogic practitioners. This mostly-on-the-floor, meditative and mellow practice is meant to help you stretch, relax and unwind into your evening, ending your day balanced and calm.
THURSDAYS: 7:00 – 8:15 pm
Register now using our scheduler

SLOW FLOW YOGA

ALIGNMENT FLOW
Level I

In this class we will slow things down a bit to focus intently on alignment, opening up the Chakras, and creating ease of motion in the body. Suitable for all levels, but geared for beginners, this is an opportunity to go within and let go of tension. Through focused self-awareness, hands on adjustments, props, and as always, the support of your breath, you will be guided through a mindful and healing practice.
FRIDAYS:8 – 9:15am

Register now using our scheduler

SLOW FLOW YOGA

ALIGNMENT FLOW
Level I

In this class we will slow things down a bit to focus intently on alignment, opening up the Chakras, and creating ease of motion in the body. Suitable for all levels, but geared for beginners, this is an opportunity to go within and let go of tension. Through focused self-awareness, hands on adjustments, props, and as always, the support of your breath, you will be guided through a mindful and healing practice.
FRIDAYS:8 – 9:15am

Register now using our scheduler

STILL MIND, STRONG PRACTICE

ALIGNMENT FLOW
All levels

An alignment based, heart-centered practice for all-levels. Focused on foundation and Alignment with powerful holds and periods of Dhyana (intense focus).
TUESDAYS + FRIDAYS: 9:30 – 11:00am
SATURDAYS: 9 – 10:15am
SUNDAYS: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Register now using our scheduler

STILL MIND, STRONG PRACTICE

ALIGNMENT FLOW
All levels

An alignment based, heart-centered practice for all-levels. Focused on foundation and Alignment with powerful holds and periods of Dhyana (intense focus).
TUESDAYS + FRIDAYS: 9:30 – 11:00am
SATURDAYS: 9 – 10:15am
SUNDAYS: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Register now using our scheduler

12 STEP YOGA

All levels
Monthly

Taught by Leslie Mott. Suitable for beginners and  experienced alike, each month we will integrate the 12 steps into a practice, moving through postures that embody themes in recovery; surrender, trust, willingness, honesty, courage, balance, and gratitude, ending with a relaxing  guided meditation.
ONE SATURDAY A MONTH: 3-5pm, 12/14
Register now using our scheduler

12 STEP YOGA

All levels
Monthly

Taught by Leslie Mott. Suitable for beginners and  experienced alike, each month we will integrate the 12 steps into a practice, moving through postures that embody themes in recovery; surrender, trust, willingness, honesty, courage, balance, and gratitude, ending with a relaxing  guided meditation.
ONE SATURDAY A MONTH: 3-5pm, 12/14
Register now using our scheduler

VINYASA LEVEL I

GENTLE YOGA
All levels

In this class we will slow things down a bit to focus intently on alignment, opening up the Chakras, and creating ease of motion in the body. Suitable for all levels, but geared for beginners, this is an opportunity to go within and let go of tension. Through focused self-awareness, hands on adjustments, props, and as always, the support of your breath, you will be guided through a mindful and healing practice.
MONDAYS: 9:30 – 10:45am
TUESDAYS: 8-9 am
Register now using our scheduler

VINYASA LEVEL I

GENTLE YOGA
All levels

In this class we will slow things down a bit to focus intently on alignment, opening up the Chakras, and creating ease of motion in the body. Suitable for all levels, but geared for beginners, this is an opportunity to go within and let go of tension. Through focused self-awareness, hands on adjustments, props, and as always, the support of your breath, you will be guided through a mindful and healing practice.
MONDAYS: 9:30 – 10:45am
TUESDAYS: 8-9 am
Register now using our scheduler

VINYASA EXPRESS LEVEL II

VINYASA
Level II

Vinyasa Express Level II is a vinyasa style flow class taught in a warm room to support warm, flexible muscles and full body detoxification. This class plays music.
THURSDAYS: 6 – 7:15pm
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VINYASA EXPRESS LEVEL II

VINYASA
Level II

Vinyasa Express Level II is a vinyasa style flow class taught in a warm room to support warm, flexible muscles and full body detoxification. This class plays music.
THURSDAYS: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Register now using our scheduler

VINYASA LEVEL II

VINYASA
Intermediate

A flowing, dynamic form of yoga that synchronizes breath with asana. Each class focuses on a central theme to build skills with consistent integrity. Expect a strong, focused practice with dynamic, creative sequences.
 –  – Register now using our scheduler

VINYASA LEVEL II

VINYASA
Intermediate

A flowing, dynamic form of yoga that synchronizes breath with asana. Each class focuses on a central theme to build skills with consistent integrity. Expect a strong, focused practice with dynamic, creative sequences.
 –  – Register now using our scheduler

VINYASA ALL LEVEL

VINYASA
All Levels

A vinyasa flow class suitable for all-level yogis and those who want a steady, warming practice with lots of foundational elements that wake and warm the body the body and set you into your day in an energized way.
SATURDAYS: 10:30 – 1:45am
MONDAYS: 8 – 9am
Register now using our scheduler

VINYASA ALL LEVEL

VINYASA
All Levels

A vinyasa flow class suitable for all-level yogis and those who want a steady, warming practice with lots of foundational elements that wake and warm the body the body and set you into your day in an energized way.
SATURDAYS: 10:30 – 1:45am
MONDAYS: 8 – 9am
Register now using our scheduler

YOGA NIDRA + ESSENTIAL WELLNESS

All levels
Monthly

Yoga Nidra, commonly referred to as Yoga sleep brings you into an deep brain-wave sleep, one that can’t be reached by conventional sleep. Eliciting the relaxation response is a skill that we can learn and then practice. The practice of intentional relaxation rewires the nervous system and changes our habitual reactions to life. Join us through a year of First Friday offerings – moving through 7 Chakras and 5 Elements to gain connection to ourselves and the seasonal changes around us. Each class includes corresponding herbal tea and essential oils, hands on acupressure, and time for your specific questions after class.

Please wear comfy clothes (layers are ideal), bring your yoga mat or rent one at the studio.
Please register in advance.

Dates are as follows:
Class One – March 1st | Focus: Root Chakra | Oil: Ginger | Tea: Ginger
Class Two – April 5th | Focus: Wood Element | Oil: Lemon | Tea: Peppermint
Class Three – May 3rd | Focus: Sacral Chakra | Oil: Rose Geranium | Tea: Rose
Class Four – June 7th | Focus: Fire Element | Oil: Vetiver | Tea: Lemon Balm
Class Five – July 26th (Last Friday) | Focus: Solar Plexus Chakra | Oil: Bergamot | Tea: Chamomile
Class Six – August 2nd | Focus: Earth Element | Oil: Fennel | Tea: Fennel
Class Seven – September 6th | Focus: Heart Chakra | Oil: Rosemary | Tea: Oatstraw
Class Eight – October 11th new date | Focus: Metal Element | Oil: Cedar | Tea: Thyme
Class Nine – November 1st | Focus: Throat Chakra | Oil: Basil | Tea: Licorice
Class Ten – December 6th | Focus: Third Eye Chakra | Oil: Silver Fir | Tea: Nettle
Class Eleven – January 3rd | Focus: Water Element | Oil: Tulsi | Tea: Tulsi (Holy Basil)
Class Twelve – February 7th | Focus: Crown Chakra | Oil: Frankincense | Tea: Lavender

WITH MASHA SCHMIDT + MELIA MARZOLLO
FIRST FRIDAYS OF EVERY MONTH: 7-8pm
Register now using our scheduler

YOGA NIDRA + ESSENTIAL WELLNESS

All levels
Monthly

Yoga Nidra, commonly referred to as Yoga sleep brings you into an deep brain-wave sleep, one that can’t be reached by conventional sleep. Eliciting the relaxation response is a skill that we can learn and then practice. The practice of intentional relaxation rewires the nervous system and changes our habitual reactions to life. Join us through a year of First Friday offerings – moving through 7 Chakras and 5 Elements to gain connection to ourselves and the seasonal changes around us. Each class includes corresponding herbal tea and essential oils, hands on acupressure, and time for your specific questions after class.

Please wear comfy clothes (layers are ideal), bring your yoga mat or rent one at the studio.
Please register in advance.

Dates are as follows:
Class One – March 1st | Focus: Root Chakra | Oil: Ginger | Tea: Ginger
Class Two – April 5th | Focus: Wood Element | Oil: Lemon | Tea: Peppermint
Class Three – May 3rd | Focus: Sacral Chakra | Oil: Rose Geranium | Tea: Rose
Class Four – June 7th | Focus: Fire Element | Oil: Vetiver | Tea: Lemon Balm
Class Five – July 26th (Last Friday) | Focus: Solar Plexus Chakra | Oil: Bergamot | Tea: Chamomile
Class Six – August 2nd | Focus: Earth Element | Oil: Fennel | Tea: Fennel
Class Seven – September 6th | Focus: Heart Chakra | Oil: Rosemary | Tea: Oatstraw
Class Eight – October 11th new date | Focus: Metal Element | Oil: Cedar | Tea: Thyme
Class Nine – November 1st | Focus: Throat Chakra | Oil: Basil | Tea: Licorice
Class Ten – December 6th | Focus: Third Eye Chakra | Oil: Silver Fir | Tea: Nettle
Class Eleven – January 3rd | Focus: Water Element | Oil: Tulsi | Tea: Tulsi (Holy Basil)
Class Twelve – February 7th | Focus: Crown Chakra | Oil: Frankincense | Tea: Lavender

WITH MASHA SCHMIDT + MELIA MARZOLLO
FIRST FRIDAYS OF EVERY MONTH: 7-8pm
Register now using our scheduler

PRICING

DROP-IN RATE: $20
10 CLASS CARD: $155 (3 month expiration)
20 CLASS CARD: $290 (5 month expiration)
UNLIMITED MONTLY CLASSES: $165 (auto bank draft)
KIDS, 6-week Session: $130
TEENS, 6-week Session: $150
YOGA PRIVATE SESSION (60- minute session):
In-studio: $150
On-location in Cold Spring/Garrison: $250
STUDENT SPECIAL: $40 (2 weeks unlimited)

GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE

POLICIES

Class cards cannot be put on hold retroactively. Class cards can be put on hold for up to two weeks with prior notice. Please keep note of when your class card will expire. You can check the status of your card at anytime by logging into your Mindbody account. ​Class cards cannot be shared or transferred, however, you can always treat a friend or family member to a class using your class card. Registering for all classes is highly encouraged and rewarded by a random monthly drawing of all preregistered students for a free class!

There are no refunds on workshops within 48 hours. Partial refunds will be granted with notification (by email) with a minimum of 48 hours.

no hands-on assist chip

Your practice. Your personal space. Your choice.

It’s gotta be consensual! Some days we really want a hands-on assist or adjustment from our teachers, and other times that isn’t so. If you wish to practice with verbal guidance only, and not receive hands-on assistance for any reason, please place this chip at the front corner of your mat. For any reason. At any time. No questions asked.

Photo Credit: Bryan Edwards