Olean Meditation Center
Yoga at OMC
Integrated Hatha Yoga
Mondays, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Tuesdays, 5:30 - 6:45 pm
Saturdays, 8:30 - 9:45 am
Single class $20, half-block (five classes) $75, whole block (10 classes) for $120
YogaBetsy (Betsy Afton) has over 25 years of yoga teaching experience. As one of the yoga pioneers in the area, she has owned and operated YogaBetsy Yoga since 2000, offering quality affordable yoga instruction for all ages and ability levels. She completed 200- and 500-hour plus yoga teacher trainings from the Himalayan Institute and is a licensed Vishoka meditation instructor (Himalayan Institute). She is also a NYS certified teacher with a Master's degree in English.
Classes include the full yoga experience of breathing practices, postures (modified as needed for individuals), and the full Vishoka Meditation at the end of each class. Clear, concise instruction is coupled with full easy-to-understand and apply explanations of everything. This kind of yoga provides multiple amazing physical and mental health benefits when done once or twice a week; stress management techniques are also emphasized every step of the way in class. We also offer stress-management and meditation workshops for individuals and groups. All are welcome, first class is free!
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:45 pm
Single class $10 or 6-class pass $50
Join certified yoga teacher Kimberly LaMendola on Wednesday evenings in the very spacious community room for a yoga practice to restore a sense of balance and relaxation to the end of your day. Slow flowing sequences combine with held poses to isolate core muscle groups and help build strength and stability. The emphasis is on the 3 A’s: Alignment of the physical and energetic bodies; Activation of prana energy, and Awareness of the subtle self. Appropriate for all levels; sessions include guided relaxation and intro to meditation.
Please bring your own yoga mat; other props will be available at the studio.
Your first class with Kimberly at the Olean Meditation Center is always free.