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Kathleen Hinge to Teach Kripalu Yoga at Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center in Dobbs Ferry

Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center in Dobbs Ferry

Kathleen Hinge, who specializes in Kripalu-style yoga, will be teaching two Saturday classes at Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, in Dobbs Ferry, starting in September. The studio’s fall schedule now offers four weekly classes, all available both in person at its South Church studio (for fully vaccinated students only) and livestreamed via Zoom for students who wish to attend remotely. 

With the new fall schedule, Chris Glover will be teaching two classes: Moderate Yoga on Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m., and Gentle/Moderate Yoga on Fridays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Hinge, who is the founder of Yoga Shivaya Studio, in Tarrytown, will be teaching Intermediate Yoga on Saturdays from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m., and Beginner Yoga on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. 
Anne Day, a yoga student and board member at Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, says the not-for-profit sangha offers contemplative yoga rather than “gym yoga.”

“We believe contemplative practices are essential for our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being, and contemplative, Kripalu-style yoga is the practice we love,” she says. “Our mission is to build a caring community and inspire peace and wellness. Our focus is on supporting embodied, compassionate self-observation. Students are allowed time to move into a pose, truly witness and find themselves in the pose, and experience the sensations and aftereffects of the pose.”

Sacred Spirit offers yoga for all levels, plus special, all-level community events with guest teachers. Unlike most privately owned yoga studios, Sacred Spirit is a 501(3)c nonprofit interfaith community, and largely volunteer operated—or “yoga for the people, by the people,” as Day calls it. 

“Our goal is to create a sacred space for seekers yearning to deepen their connection to body, soul, spirit, life and the moment,” she says. “The vibe is warm, welcoming to all, contemplative, spacious and sacred. 

Location: Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, on the South Presbyterian Church campus, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY. For more info, email [email protected]. To read about the studio’s teachers and safety protocols, or to register for an in-person or Zoom class, visit