(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Sadhana Center for Yoga celebrates 10 years of yoga instruction with an open-house, featuring free classes, demonstrations, entertainment, food and refreshments, on Saturday, July 13, from 11:30am to 4pm.
The open house will begin with a free yoga class for everyone from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. During the afternoon, the celebration will feature kirtan (devotional chanting), yoga demonstrations, Indian food, desserts, and a raffle for a class card and T-shirt giveaways.
Ten years ago, Sadhana founder Sondra Loring opened the first yoga studio in Hudson. In that time, the studio has grown to include 10 instructors teaching a wide range of yoga styles for all levels, beginners to advanced students. Sadhana offers an annual teacher-training course that enables students to delve deeper into the art of yoga including philosophy, meditation and the study of yogic texts. Sadhana also offers other related body-arts classes: Hip Hop for Kids and Tai Chi, as well as hosting visiting master teachers, lecturers, and entertainers from around the country.
As part of its outreach efforts, Sadhana offers a community class on Wednesday nights for a drop-in fee of only $5.
Sondra Loring fell in love with yoga while dancing professionally in New York City and traveled to India to study yoga more deeply. She first opened Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation in Hudson in 2003, and subsequently opened Satya Yoga Center in Rhinebeck with Jessie Montague in 2005. Sondra has created a center where the community can enjoy all the different and amazing aspects of yoga.
Sondra studied Ashtanga yoga with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, and continued to study Ashtanga in New York City with Eddie Stern. She also studied Iyengar yoga with Genevieve Kapuler, and continues to study regularly with senior Iyengar teacher Carrie Owerko. “My aim is to unite these two forms in my teaching with great respect,” she says.
Sondra co-directs teacher-training with Raghunath at Sadhana. She has returned twice to India to study vedic chanting with M.A. Jayashree; yoga therapy at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram; and to visit holy sites. Her classes emphasize a graceful flow of movement, a quality of devotion, and a place for people to come together in community.
Sadhana Center for Yoga is located at 403 Warren St., 3rd Floor, Hudson, N.Y. Call 518.828.1034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.