Class Schedule

Please note:

Because of the COVID-19 public health emergency, our regular schedule of classes has been interrupted. Our classes are offered on Facebook and Zoom until it is safe hold in person classes at Trillium.

 

Monday

  • Dynamic Gentle YogaThe practice of gentle yoga is not only about feeling better; it is an invitation to feel more, to go where your body is tight and see where you can let go. Be inspired to practice at the level where you are comfortably challenged. We work intuitively, learning to slow down the mind, opening our awareness of what the body and the heart need in the moment. Enjoy an opening meditation, pranayama/breath work, warm ups, yoga poses, and a lovely deep relaxation. Leave feeling refreshed and ready for whatever life has in store for you.     with Terry de la VegaTerry de la Vega became an RN, then a Nurse Practitioner because of her passion for women’s health. Terry felt drawn the deeper aspects of mind/body health and healing through yoga and meditation. Since she completed the 200-hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, Terry has taken specialized training in creating yoga classes for pregnancy and childbirth preparation, back care, meditation, addiction recovery, and anxiety and depression. In 2013 Terry was delighted to become a Certified YogaNurse®. This brand new specialty combines the ancient wisdom of yoga with the modern science of nursing. 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Tuesday

  • Tai Chi BasicsAt North Country Tai Chi LLC, no class is more important than our Tai Chi Basics course. All Tai Chi movement is an expression of layered simplicity and our basics course introduces you to the logic of how to do that intelligently and in balance. This is a time-tested Chinese tradition and it is taught one step at a time with Master Sean. The sequences you learn in Tai Chi Basics sets the foundation for the simple grace for which Tai Chi is known and from which all the health benefits are ultimately derived. Semester System and Academic Calendar: North Country Tai Chi LLC structures its academic calendar just like a university or college, ordering classes around a semester calendar. Students are asked to submit a full tuition payment at the start of each semester, either in cash or a personal check payable to North Country Tai Chi LLC. TUESDAY and THURSDAY, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Sean BoutinMaster Sean Boutin is an independent tai chi teacher using space at Trillium Center for Yoga and Health as the Potsdam campus for his North Country Tai Chi LLC academy. Master Sean teaches two bi-weekly classes at Trillium, Tai Chi Basics and Intermediate Tai Chi. Classes are organized into three semesters: spring, summer, and fall. For more information about Master Sean and Tai Chi, northcountrytaichi.com Contact Master Sean 11:15 am to 12:15 pm - Autumn semester: September 1 - December 17, no class September 8.
  • Intermediate Tai Chi
    Intermediate Tai Chi invests the skill developed in Tai Chi Basics into stylized sequences of movements called “Forms.” As a group, we will learn two Forms, the very symmetrical “Gate of Life” and the flowing and energizing “Simplified 24”. Our practice alternates between these forms in order to focus the mind and balance the body. This class cultivates skill while preserving the playfulness that permeates practice at North Country Tai Chi LLC.
    Semester System and Academic Calendar: North Country Tai Chi LLC structures its academic calendar just like a university or college, ordering classes around a semester calendar. Students are asked to submit a full tuition payment at the start of each semester, either in cash or a personal check payable to North Country Tai Chi LLC.
    TUESDAY and THURSDAY, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    with Sean BoutinMaster Sean Boutin is an independent tai chi teacher using space at Trillium Center for Yoga and Health as the Potsdam campus for his North Country Tai Chi LLC academy. Master Sean teaches two bi-weekly classes at Trillium, Tai Chi Basics and Intermediate Tai Chi. Classes are organized into three semesters: spring, summer, and fall. For more information about Master Sean and Tai Chi, northcountrytaichi.com Contact Master Sean 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm - Autumn semester: September 1 - December 17, no class September 8.

Wednesday

  • Yoga For Strength and StabilityStart your day with a practice designed to focus on strength and stability of body and mind. We begin with gentle warm ups and centering breathwork. The asana practice will emphasize stability in the center of the body. Suitable for yogis of all levels, beginners are welcome! with Jennifer McDonald, PT, DPT, MSAs a devoted distance runner, Certified running coach, and yoga student of many years, Jennifer McDonald was inspired to pursue yoga teacher training after attending a course in Teaching Yoga to Athletes, with Sage Rountree, at Kripalu Center For Yoga and Health. Jen completed the 200-hour certification at Just Breathe Yoga Studio in Rome, NY, September 2019. Jen has over 30 years experience as a Physical Therapist and is a Professor in the PTA program at SUNY Canton. Her background in anatomy and movement science inform her alignment focused teaching style. Seeing how the connection of body, mind, and spirit grew from her yoga practice impacted her own life, Jen is passionate about sharing the benefits of these connections with others. She believes that all people can benefit from a yoga practice to find a balance of movement and rest in both body and mind leading to a more peaceful sense of being. Jen is a US Army veteran, serving on active duty as a Medical Specialist Officer at Ft. Benning, GA from 1988 - 1992. Jen is especially interested in sharing the benefits of yoga with veterans, students, and athletes. 7:30 am to 8:30 am - First class October 14.
  • Dynamic Gentle YogaThe practice of gentle yoga is not only about feeling better; it is an invitation to feel more, to go where your body is tight and see where you can let go. Be inspired to practice at the level where you are comfortably challenged. We work intuitively, learning to slow down the mind, opening our awareness of what the body and the heart need in the moment. Enjoy an opening meditation, pranayama/breath work, warm ups, yoga poses, and a lovely deep relaxation. Leave feeling refreshed and ready for whatever life has in store for you.     with Terry de la VegaTerry de la Vega became an RN, then a Nurse Practitioner because of her passion for women’s health. Terry felt drawn the deeper aspects of mind/body health and healing through yoga and meditation. Since she completed the 200-hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, Terry has taken specialized training in creating yoga classes for pregnancy and childbirth preparation, back care, meditation, addiction recovery, and anxiety and depression. In 2013 Terry was delighted to become a Certified YogaNurse®. This brand new specialty combines the ancient wisdom of yoga with the modern science of nursing. 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm First class October 28.

Thursday

  • Tai Chi BasicsAt North Country Tai Chi LLC, no class is more important than our Tai Chi Basics course. All Tai Chi movement is an expression of layered simplicity and our basics course introduces you to the logic of how to do that intelligently and in balance. This is a time-tested Chinese tradition and it is taught one step at a time with Master Sean. The sequences you learn in Tai Chi Basics sets the foundation for the simple grace for which Tai Chi is known and from which all the health benefits are ultimately derived. Semester System and Academic Calendar: North Country Tai Chi LLC structures its academic calendar just like a university or college, ordering classes around a semester calendar. Students are asked to submit a full tuition payment at the start of each semester, either in cash or a personal check payable to North Country Tai Chi LLC. TUESDAY and THURSDAY, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm with Sean BoutinMaster Sean Boutin is an independent tai chi teacher using space at Trillium Center for Yoga and Health as the Potsdam campus for his North Country Tai Chi LLC academy. Master Sean teaches two bi-weekly classes at Trillium, Tai Chi Basics and Intermediate Tai Chi. Classes are organized into three semesters: spring, summer, and fall. For more information about Master Sean and Tai Chi, northcountrytaichi.com Contact Master Sean 11:15 am to 12:15 pm - Autumn semester: September 1 - December 17, no class November 26
  • Intermediate Tai Chi
    Intermediate Tai Chi invests the skill developed in Tai Chi Basics into stylized sequences of movements called “Forms.” As a group, we will learn two Forms, the very symmetrical “Gate of Life” and the flowing and energizing “Simplified 24”. Our practice alternates between these forms in order to focus the mind and balance the body. This class cultivates skill while preserving the playfulness that permeates practice at North Country Tai Chi LLC.
    Semester System and Academic Calendar: North Country Tai Chi LLC structures its academic calendar just like a university or college, ordering classes around a semester calendar. Students are asked to submit a full tuition payment at the start of each semester, either in cash or a personal check payable to North Country Tai Chi LLC.
    TUESDAY and THURSDAY, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    with Sean BoutinMaster Sean Boutin is an independent tai chi teacher using space at Trillium Center for Yoga and Health as the Potsdam campus for his North Country Tai Chi LLC academy. Master Sean teaches two bi-weekly classes at Trillium, Tai Chi Basics and Intermediate Tai Chi. Classes are organized into three semesters: spring, summer, and fall. For more information about Master Sean and Tai Chi, northcountrytaichi.com Contact Master Sean 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm - Autumn semester: September 1 - December 17, no class November 26
  • Iyengar YogaIyengar Yoga is a Hatha Yoga class that is meant for beginners and yoga students at all levels. The style of instruction is based on the teachings of BKS Iyengar. Mr. Iyengar's methodology emphasizes good alignment within the yoga postures/asanas. Students will explore the fundamentals of this style of yoga, using props, such as belts, blocks, and blankets, as aids in performing and holding a variety of asanas. Props enable students to perform the asanas correctly and safely, making the postures accessible to all bodies, at any age. Classes will build on the previous week, and drop-ins are welcome. No prior yoga experience is necessary.      with Mary Page WattsMary Page Watts has been teaching and practicing yoga for ten years. In 2014, upon completion of a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco, Mary Page traveled to Pune India to study with the Iyengar family at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Institute. During 2015- 2016, she continued her yoga studies with Usha Devi. Mary Page is now a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor at the Intermediate I-II Level. She is currently pursuing a Master's in Occupational Therapy at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY.     5:30 pm to 6:30 pm First class October 15.

Friday

  • Rise and Shine YogaWake your body up in a healthy way with this early morning yoga practice. Start your day with your mind focused and your body energized, Rise and Shine Yoga will benefit students of all levels, including beginners. We will begin with centering breathwork, then we will move into an alignment focused asana practice, designed to develop stability in holding and movement. Class will end with savasana relaxation to integrate the practice, allowing you to carry the mind/body/spirit connection with you as you move into your day. with Jennifer McDonald, PT, DPT, MSAs a devoted distance runner, Certified running coach, and yoga student of many years, Jennifer McDonald was inspired to pursue yoga teacher training after attending a course in Teaching Yoga to Athletes, with Sage Rountree, at Kripalu Center For Yoga and Health. Jen completed the 200-hour certification at Just Breathe Yoga Studio in Rome, NY, September 2019. Jen has over 30 years experience as a Physical Therapist and is a Professor in the PTA program at SUNY Canton. Her background in anatomy and movement science inform her alignment focused teaching style. Seeing how the connection of body, mind, and spirit grew from her yoga practice impacted her own life, Jen is passionate about sharing the benefits of these connections with others. She believes that all people can benefit from a yoga practice to find a balance of movement and rest in both body and mind leading to a more peaceful sense of being. Jen is a US Army veteran, serving on active duty as a Medical Specialist Officer at Ft. Benning, GA from 1988 - 1992. Jen is especially interested in sharing the benefits of yoga with veterans, students, and athletes. 7:30 am to 8:30 am Last class October 9.

Saturday

  • Community YogaSaturday morning Community Yoga offers students an opportunity to enjoy yoga with a variety of Trillium teachers. Special drop-in rate $5 to $10 PLEASE NOTE: Community Yoga, will meet outdoors, starting Saturday, August 29. For the next month of Saturdays Community Yoga will meet in Ives Park, behind the Farmer's Market, weather permitting. Please bring your mat and wear a mask. Mats will be spaced for social distancing, masks will be worn at all times. Suggested donation, $5-$10.    with A Variety of TeachersTrillium Yoga teachers rotate teaching Community Yoga. 9:00 am to 10:00 am On hold, will return soon.

Sunday

  • Sound Bath Meditation
    Experience a new kind of meditation as Becky plays Tibetan singing bowls. The sound is created to sooth jangled nerves and encourage deep relaxation. Lie on the floor, cover yourself with a blanket, and allow yourself to be emersed in a soothing sound bath.
    Studies have shown that when we are around sounds that are loud, grating and irritating, we experience a higher level of stress. When we are around sounds that are peaceful, stress can dissipate. Given the overwhelming amount of noise we may experience in a day, it is important to foster times in our life when we can come back into “tune” as with the healing sounds of traditional Tibetan singing bowls.
    Becky Harblin creates a Sound Bath monthly, on the first Sunday.
    with Becky Harblin
    In the last eighteen years I have been incorporating my studies with Peruvian Amazonian Healing and spirituality into all of my work from reflexology to painting, poetry, and now Sound Baths. It is my great hope to be a positive element in our community, either one on one, or in a group such as the sound emersion experiences.
    4:00 pm to 4:30 pm - First and third Sundays, on Becky\'s FB page.
  • Sacred Rest, Yoga NidraKnown as "yogic sleep," Yoga Nidra is a deeply restorative, ancient meditation practice. Begin the inward journey with a brief mindfulness meditation and pranayama breath work.Then lie down, supported with blankets and pillows, be guided to release chronic, deeply held stresses and tensions in body, mind, and spirit. Yoga Nidra practice, soothes the nervous system. renews vital energy, and increases well-being in body, mind, and spirit. We work hard, we play hard, and we worry about never having enough time. We may develop chronic pain or illness because of this stress. Taking time to cultivate deep relaxation can relieve anxiety and depression, improve sleep, lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain, and bring many other benefits and blessings. All you do is.....nothing.   Sacred Rest, Yoga Nidra meets monthly, on the second Sunday. with Terry de la VegaTerry de la Vega became an RN, then a Nurse Practitioner because of her passion for women’s health. Terry felt drawn the deeper aspects of mind/body health and healing through yoga and meditation. Since she completed the 200-hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, Terry has taken specialized training in creating yoga classes for pregnancy and childbirth preparation, back care, meditation, addiction recovery, and anxiety and depression. In 2013 Terry was delighted to become a Certified YogaNurse®. This brand new specialty combines the ancient wisdom of yoga with the modern science of nursing. 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm - Second and fourth Sundays , live on our Facebook page.

How to register for classes

During the COVID-19 closure

Students simply email the teacher of the class you want to attend, at least 30 minutes prior to class time.
– If you have a class card, the teacher will accept your registration after checking your card.
– If you are dropping in, please pay the drop-in fee at our Trillium Store before you email the teacher.

When we are back in person at Trillium

When you come to Trillium for the first time, you will sign a registration/liability form. You may pay for your class as a drop-in student or the you may purchase a class card. The class card will be initialed by the teacher every time you take a class and are good for one year from the date of purchase. Class cards stay at Trillium.

On-going classes: Most classes at Trillium are on-going, meaning they meet every week, or twice weekly, with no fixed ending date. No pre-registration is required to attend on-going classes.

Session Classes: Session classes meet for a specific number of classes. Most session classes require pre-registration with payment for the session by the first day. You may register and pay on line, at our Trillium Store or contact the teacher and pay at the first class. Some session classes are open to drop-in students. Please check with the teacher.