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)

ALIGN + REFINE

IYENGAR
All Levels

Align and Refine your practice – great for those who want to get back to basics and work on alignment and perfect for those just starting out with yoga.  Clear, detailed instruction with focus on proper form and function will help you build a safe, fun and nurturing practice. You grow to understand the complex architecture of your body and how it responds when you activate certain muscles while working in the poses. The perfect class for beginners and seasoned practitioners as you refine the relationship to your body and awaken to new habits.
TUESDAYS: 6 – 7:15pm
THURSDAYS: 9:30 – 10:45am
Register now using our scheduler

ALIGN + REFINE

IYENGAR
All Levels

Align and Refine your practice – great for those who want to get back to basics and work on alignment and perfect for those just starting out with yoga.  Clear, detailed instruction with focus on proper form and function will help you build a safe, fun and nurturing practice. You grow to understand the complex architecture of your body and how it responds when you activate certain muscles while working in the poses. The perfect class for beginners and seasoned practitioners as you refine the relationship to your body and awaken to new habits.
TUESDAYS: 6 – 7:15pm
THURSDAYS: 9:30 – 10:45am
Register now using our scheduler

CHILDREN’S YOGA FUN AND CREATIVE PLAY

KIDS YOGA
Series
New!

1st – 3rd Grades. 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.

Currently offered:
WEDNESDAYS 3-5 , 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 (6 weeks)
Register now using our scheduler

CHILDREN’S YOGA FUN AND CREATIVE PLAY

KIDS YOGA
Series
New!

1st – 3rd Grades. 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.

Currently offered:
WEDNESDAYS 3-5 , 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 (6 weeks)
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!
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!
Register now using our scheduler

INTENTION / BREATH / MOVEMENT

MEDITATION
All levels

In this class, we work with an approach to practice focused on wholly integrating body and breath. We attune our attention to our breath. We move simply and clearly, emphasizing the postures’ relationship with the spine. We integrate practices which further our awareness, through use of breath, sound, and meditation. Through this approach we understand that advancing our practice is about going deeper, about seeing more and feeling more, and how the tools of yoga can bring us more deeply in relationship with these essential parts of ourselves.
TUESDAYS 6-7:15pm beginning March 3
Register now using our scheduler

INTENTION / BREATH / MOVEMENT

MEDITATION
All levels

In this class, we work with an approach to practice focused on wholly integrating body and breath. We attune our attention to our breath. We move simply and clearly, emphasizing the postures’ relationship with the spine. We integrate practices which further our awareness, through use of breath, sound, and meditation. Through this approach we understand that advancing our practice is about going deeper, about seeing more and feeling more, and how the tools of yoga can bring us more deeply in relationship with these essential parts of ourselves.
TUESDAYS 6-7:15pm beginning March 3
Register now using our scheduler

MAGIC MAKERS

KIDS YOGA
Series

3rd – 6th Grade. Taught by with Melia Marzollo. This “Makers” Class is designed to educate and empower kids through hands-on crafting of magic. Kids will learn about healing plant species in our region on short walks, where we will forage and use what we collect to make plant-based magic. We will make salves, reusable food wraps from beeswax, and repurpose old clothes with indigo dying. This class will teach through example how to find power in Nature and in our connections to it. Melia will pick up kids at the Haldane blacktop at 3pm and walk them to the studio each class. A snack will be provided, please let us know if your child has any allergies.
Minimum registration must be met, cancellations will be communicated by email 48 hours prior.
WEDNESDAYS, 3 – 5 pm
6 weeks series beginning 4/15 (4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6,5/13, 5/20)
Pre-registration required
Register now using our scheduler

MAGIC MAKERS

KIDS YOGA
Series

3rd – 6th Grade. Taught by with Melia Marzollo. This “Makers” Class is designed to educate and empower kids through hands-on crafting of magic. Kids will learn about healing plant species in our region on short walks, where we will forage and use what we collect to make plant-based magic. We will make salves, reusable food wraps from beeswax, and repurpose old clothes with indigo dying. This class will teach through example how to find power in Nature and in our connections to it. Melia will pick up kids at the Haldane blacktop at 3pm and walk them to the studio each class. A snack will be provided, please let us know if your child has any allergies.
Minimum registration must be met, cancellations will be communicated by email 48 hours prior.
WEDNESDAYS, 3 – 5 pm
6 weeks series beginning 4/15 (4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6,5/13, 5/20)
Pre-registration required
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.

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.

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

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

STRONG AND STEADY TEEN GIRLS

TEENS
Series

Taught by Melia Marzollo and Masha Schmidt. A true strength and wellness class for our young women, incorporating yoga, pilates and ballet barre with wellness tutorials in nutrition, essential oils, acupressure, breathing techniques, meditation and more!
Minimum registration must be met.
FRIDAYS, 3:30 – 5 pm
Begins 4/17, 5 week series (4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15)
$125 per student
Register now using our scheduler

STRONG AND STEADY TEEN GIRLS

TEENS
Series

Taught by Melia Marzollo and Masha Schmidt. A true strength and wellness class for our young women, incorporating yoga, pilates and ballet barre with wellness tutorials in nutrition, essential oils, acupressure, breathing techniques, meditation and more!
Minimum registration must be met.
FRIDAYS, 3:30 – 5 pm
Begins 4/17, 5 week series (4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15)
$125 per student
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
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: 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:

March 6th | Chakra/Element: Root | Oil: Fresh Ginger | Herb: Turmeric | Tea Blend: Turmeric Tonic
April 3rd | Chakra/Element: Wood | Oil: Rose Geranium | Herb: Rosehip | Tea Blend: Catskills harvest
May 1st | Chakra/Element: Sacral | Oil: Rosemary | Herb: Rose | Tea Blend: Muse
June 5th | Chakra/Element: Fire | Oil: Lemongrass | Herb: Lemongrass | Tea Blend: Azul
July 10th *second Friday | Chakra/Element: Solar Plexus | Oil: grapefruit | Herb: chamomile | Tea Blend: dream
August 7th | Chakra/Element: earth | Oil: patchouli | Herb: apple | Tea Blend: Catskills harvest
September 4th | Chakra/Element: heart | Oil: bergamot | Herb: lemon balm | Tea Blend: muse
October 2nd | Chakra/Element: metal | Oil: peppermint | Herb: spearmint | Tea Blend: dream
November 6th | Chakra/Element: throat | Oil: cypress | Herb: lemon verbena | Tea Blend: Azul
December 4th | Chakra/Element: water | Oil: juniper berry | Plant: cardamom | Tea Blend: turmeric tonic
January 8th *second Friday | Chakra/Element: Third Eye | Oil: frankincense | Plant: orange | Tea Blend: Azul
Month: February 5th | Chakra/Element: Crown | Oil: lavender | Plant: lavender | Tea Blend: muse

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:

March 6th | Chakra/Element: Root | Oil: Fresh Ginger | Herb: Turmeric | Tea Blend: Turmeric Tonic
April 3rd | Chakra/Element: Wood | Oil: Rose Geranium | Herb: Rosehip | Tea Blend: Catskills harvest
May 1st | Chakra/Element: Sacral | Oil: Rosemary | Herb: Rose | Tea Blend: Muse
June 5th | Chakra/Element: Fire | Oil: Lemongrass | Herb: Lemongrass | Tea Blend: Azul
July 10th *second Friday | Chakra/Element: Solar Plexus | Oil: grapefruit | Herb: chamomile | Tea Blend: dream
August 7th | Chakra/Element: earth | Oil: patchouli | Herb: apple | Tea Blend: Catskills harvest
September 4th | Chakra/Element: heart | Oil: bergamot | Herb: lemon balm | Tea Blend: muse
October 2nd | Chakra/Element: metal | Oil: peppermint | Herb: spearmint | Tea Blend: dream
November 6th | Chakra/Element: throat | Oil: cypress | Herb: lemon verbena | Tea Blend: Azul
December 4th | Chakra/Element: water | Oil: juniper berry | Plant: cardamom | Tea Blend: turmeric tonic
January 8th *second Friday | Chakra/Element: Third Eye | Oil: frankincense | Plant: orange | Tea Blend: Azul
Month: February 5th | Chakra/Element: Crown | Oil: lavender | Plant: lavender | Tea Blend: muse

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

YOGA + MOVEMENT PRICING

DROP-IN RATE: $20
5 CLASS CARD: $85 (2 month expiration)
10 CLASS CARD: $155 (3 month expiration)
20 CLASS CARD: $290 (5 month expiration)
UNLIMITED MONTHLY CLASSES: $165 (auto bank draft)
KIDS, 6-week Session: $130
TEENS, 6-week Session: $150
STUDENT SPECIAL: $40 (2 weeks unlimited)

Please contact Ascend for Private Session rates.

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