The Yoga Synthesis™ Basic Certification Teacher Training gives a comprehensive view of the major yoga styles and methods with particular focus on Classical Hatha, Viniyoga, Iyengar Yoga, and Ashtanga Vinyasa.

2017-2018 Training Dates:
Section 1: 9/22-9/24
Section 2: 10/20-10/22
Section 3: 11/17-11/19
Section 4: 12/15-12/17
Section 5: 1/19-1/21
Section 6: 2/9-2/11
Section 7: 3/9-3/11
Section 8: 4/6-4/8
Section 9: 5/4-5/6



2017 Yoga Synthesis Yoga Retreat with Raji Thron and Rose Fitzgerald in Arenal, Costa Rica December 3-9, 2017
Sun, 12/03/2017 (All day) - Sat, 12/09/2017 (All day)


Join Raji Thron and Rose Fitzgerald for a Yoga Retreat in one of the most beautiful places in the world! Arenal, Costa Rica December 3-9, 2017

Click here for more details including Itinerary

SHAMANIC JOURNEY with ROSE FITZGERALD Sunday September 24th 6:30 pm in Chestnut Ridge
Sun, 09/24/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm


Journey for Insight and Healing. Come with a clear intention, notepad and eye covering.


RISE and ROOT: A Healing Practice to Open the Heart to Unconditional Love with Kimberly DeLoreto September 24th in RAMSEY
Sun, 09/24/2017 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Join Kimberly for a kundalini and Qi Gong inspired flow to raise the energy, calm the mind, and ground the body and spirit. The practice will begin with a kundalini meditation, move into a vinyasa sequence inspired by a specific healing kriya, and end with a Qi gong practice for unconditional love. Classes are open to all levels and abilities. This class will be fun and engaging, while also deeply connecting us to our own hearts where unconditional love can be found.

Regular Class Pricing

UPCOMING DATES: 10/22, 11/19, 12//10 


CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT: As of 9/25 Judy Levin will teach the Level 1/2 9am Class in Chestnut Ridge

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT: As of 9/25 Judy Levin will teach the Level 1/2 9am Class in Chestnut Ridge

MONTHLY KUNDALINI CLASS with SONDRA STOWE September 29th Chestnut Ridge
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

In September, we will begin a journey through the chakras, working our way up from the first through the seventh. We will focus on one chakra each month in our kriya and meditation. In April, May and June, we’ll work on “Awakening the Ten Bodies”.

We will be combining two short, but intense, kriyas for the first chakra: Kriya for the Lower Spine and Elimination and Working on the Lower Spine. We’ll end with a “Medical Meditation for the Lower Triangle of Chakras (To Repair Stress Damage).
As always, try to finish eating an hour to an hour and a half before class and bring water!

Regular Class Pricing

Chestnut Ridge Studio Friday evenings 6:30-8:00pm

UPCOMING DATES:  10/20, 10/27, 11/17, 11/24 (Thanksgiving Weekend), and 12/29.


YIN YOGA AND SOUND BATH with Candy Ruitenberg and Johnny Scifo Friday September 29th in Ramsey
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 7:15pm - 8:45pm

Please join Candy for Yin Yoga with live music from Johnny Scifo. A perfect way to end your busy week. Yin is a way to enhance your energy and calm your nervous system simultaneously. Through a series of long held passive poses and meditative breathing, you will find release in your body.

Live Music from Johnny and his collection of sound healing instruments including singing bowls, gongs, chimes and synthesizers

Regular Class Pricing

UPCOMING DATES: 10/27, 12/1

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Treat yourself to a relaxing afternoon of gentle movement, meditation, and good vibrations with Johnny and his collection of sound healing instruments including singing bowls, gongs, chimes and synthesizers. Bring pillows, blankets, and all things cozy for the extended meditative sound bath.  

All Levels Welcome

Regular Class Pricing

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Restore inner peace and quietude by candlelight with this gentle yoga class, guided by Lisa. Give yourself the gift of relaxation and let go of tension from the week. Lisa will guide a gentle, restorative practice, with a special focus on finding inner peace. Slow movements, surrounded by techniques to bring expansion and liberation of the breath and the body. Come join us and start your week with a sense of renewal and peacefullness.

All levels welcome. Regular class pricing.

AYURVEDA FOR EVERY SEASON, EVERY BODY with ALANE O'HAGAN Friday October 13th in Chestnut Ridge
Fri, 10/13/2017 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Local climate plays an important role in the overall state of balance for the body, mind and breath. Each season brings in a unique set of qualities that can either pacify or aggravate the inner workings of your being. This is why a seasonal yoga routine and practice is so important and helpful to your overall health.

Based on the ancient wisdom and teaching of Ayurveda, each class will be geared to balance and bring harmony to your well being through asana, pranayama and meditation specific to the season.

Regular Class Pricing - All levels

PARTNER YOGA with KELLY AND MARIA with KELLY SOLLOWAY Saturday October 14th in Ramsey
Sat, 10/14/2017 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Bring a loved one, a friend, or come with yourself and join Kelly and Maria as we explore the joy of partner yoga.  In this 2 hour workshop be prepared to explore the yoga practice with the help and touch and trust of your fellow yogi.  This is open to all levels.

Registration Fee: $35 per person

Early Bird discount until 10/7 $30 per person

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

I am sure you have all heard the news of Irma and how it devastated the US Virgin Islands. Irma was still a CAT 5 when it hit St. John and right now all the schools are gone, a lot are homeless and many are suffering. St. John holds a special place in my heart so I am offering a 90 min all levels class on Sunday 10/15 at 2pm in Ramsey to raise money for St. John Rescue. These are the local first responders. Any amount will be accepted and appreciated and 100% of the proceeds will go to St. John!!. The island has been devastated (even that term can't describe what happened). If you can't make the class, but want to donate, there will be a jar at the Ramsey studio to accept donations. I hope you can join us.

ANATOMY WORKSHOPS with KELLY SOLLOWAY: Begins Sunday, October 22nd in Ramsey

Sunday, October 22nd, 12:30-3:00 pm
Skeletal System focusing on the Spine Overview of Joints and Muscular System

Sunday, November 19th, 12:30-3:00 pm
Anatomy of the Hips

Sunday, December 17th, 12:30-3:00 pm
Anatomy of the Shoulders

Anatomy? Hmmmm… that sounds pretty boring…. But… If you are a yoga practitioner you know the importance of keeping this body of ours feeling good and are always looking to improve your practice. If you are a teacher you know that improving your anatomy knowledge can invaluably improve your teaching skills. Learning more about how the body moves, and getting a more intimate knowledge of exactly what is going on as you practice asana is the primary aim of this workshop. Another opportunity to get to know yourself a little bit better! This will be part talk and part hands on. On the first weekend we will explore the skeletal system with emphasis on the spine and finish up with a brief overview of joints and the muscular system. The second weekend will focus on the hips and the third weekend on the shoulders. You can sign up for all 3 or just the ones that interest you. If you think anatomy is boring this will be boring, but if you are open to having some fun with it, please join me.

These workshops are open to all levels of practitioners with a desire to delve deeper into their practice and learn more about what we are made of.

$40 per workshop; sign up for all three for $100. Yoga Alliance CEU credits available for teachers.


PEACE, LOVE AND CUPCAKES A One Day Yoga Retreat with JOHNNY SCIFO Saturday October 28th in Ramsey
Sat, 10/28/2017 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

This one-day retreat is an invitation for yogis of all levels interested in deepening their practice to enjoy a full day of yoga, meditation, sound healing, life hacks for active nervous systems, sensory awareness practices, and delicious cupcakes!

Part I: Peace

12:00p - 01:30p
Yoga Practice & Meditation I
A flowing asana practice tempered with chi-gong movements, pranayama, silent meditation and a gong bath during savasana

01:30p - 02:15p
Dharma Talk/Lecture: Creating Peace from the Inside Out
- Engaging the parasympathetic nervous system and cultivating natural stress relief
- Tricks for dealing with sensory, emotional, and informational overstimulation
- Examining the curious relationship between diet, music, memory, and emotions
- Understanding lectins, stomach sensitivities, and keys to reducing inflammation

02:15p - 02:45p
Free Time/Lunch Break (Please bring a snack if desired)

Part II: Love

02:45 - 03:30p
Dharma Talk/Lecture: Choosing and Maintaining Love in Our Relationships
- Discover mirror neurons and the neuroscience behind empathy and sensitivity
- Discuss practical solutions for dealing with negative people and "energy vampires"
- Learning to set boundaries without being selfish or causing negative backlash
- Accessing internal power with grounding exercises to enjoy deeper connections

03:30p - 04:45p
Yoga Practice & Extended Sound Bath: Our second practice will be gentle and restorative, including an awareness meditation and a full 30-minute sound bath of singing bowls and sound healing accompaniments.

Part III: Cupcakes

04:45p - 05:00p
Relish a slow, relaxing return to center by enjoying an amazing selection of traditional and vegan cupcakes.

Each student will also receive a gift set of items to support their practice hand selected by Johnny.

Suggested Items to Bring: Yoga mat, any props desired for meditation (we have blankets, blocks, and bolsters at the studio), a journal for note taking, a snack or lunch for break, an extra set of clothes (the first yoga practice will make you sweaty), big smiles, and open hearts.

Cost: $75 Early Bird Discount: $65 until 10/21