KYWC News: July-Aug 2021

Happy Summer!

We are happy to offer you Yoga and Tai Chi classes in our air-conditioned facility. You are also welcome to enjoy our grounds. You can explore the “human-sized bird nest”, walk the labyrinth and the 1/2 mile trail, and meditate at the stone circle.

Nancy and Steve in the bird nest

Yoga Classes

We’d love to have you come and experience yoga and Tai Chi with us. Classes are suitable for all levels. Bolsters, blocks, straps, and blankets are props used to help you feel supported in your practice.

Due to COVID, we are asking you to bring your own mat and props if you have them. If you need to use our mats and bolsters, please bring a large towel and two pillowcases (to cover the bolsters). Please bring your own blanket.

Please be mindful that due to NY State covid guidelines, class sizes are limited and safety measures are in place. Please preregister with the teachers if you’d like to attend their class.

At this time, the following classes have openings.

Monday Flow and Restore 6:15-7:30 pm with Carla VanWormer

July: 12, 19, 26, August: 2, 16,  23

This class is designed to cultivate mindfulness, integrate breath and movement, and help you achieve balance for the body and mind.  Flow and Restore is a calming yet stimulating yoga class with a mix of active flowing sequences and more passive restorative release. Poses are held for a longer period of time allowing students to find their edge and soften into restful relaxation.  Pranayama and meditation are also weaved into the class. Props are used as tools to become more aware of the body and listen to its feedback.

Thursday Vinyasa Flow 9 -10:15 am

July : 15, 22, 29, August: 5, 19

Explore the foundational elements of Vinyasa. This approach is designed to help you safely practice the basics while building heat. You will gradually grow into each posture and explore modified versions of poses which allow you to experience alignment in each pose at an intuitive level.

Saturday Sunrise Flow 9:00- 10:15, with Carla

July : 17, 24th, August: 14th, 21st

Wake up and celebrate the start of a new day. This class will lead you through a Vinyasa yoga sequence focused on opening the hips, quads, and hamstrings, while also providing poses to strengthen your core and improve your balance.

 To register for Carla’s classes, click on this link. Select the classes and dates you plan to attend and answer a few questions on the form. You will get a confirmation email with the dates selected.

Carla can also be reached through text at 315-408-7569 (please include name when texting), email:, and Facebook messenger Carla Chase VanWormer.

Relax, Restore, Renew: Yoga for EveryBODY with Jeri Haldeman

Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00-5:30 pm.

Note: No classes in August.

This class is designed to reduce stress, build strength & balance, this is a good class for beginners and a solid foundation class for all levels. This class begins with gentle stretching and continues into a Vinyasa flow (smooth transitions between poses and the breath).  It finishes with Restorative yoga that melts away stress and tension. These are long-held, fully supported postures. You emerge rooted, radiant, and revitalized. All levels.

Contact Jeri at to register.

Beginning Yoga with Jean Tabolt

Tuesdays 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, June 1 – Aug 3, 2021

This class is designed for you whether you are new to yoga or are looking to refine your practice with the fundamentals of yoga. Together, we will learn and practice yoga techniques to promote healing and healthy alignment, relieve stress, and increase energy,
awareness, and concentration.

In addition, by practicing asana, breathing, meditation, and
mindfulness, we will experience increased strength, expanded mobility, and enhanced flexibility.

Today is the perfect day to give yourself the gift of yoga.
Classes will meet outdoors as weather permits.

For more info and to register, email Jean at (preferred)
Or text/call 315-804-4327 (leave a message)

Tai Chi with Laurie Hulbert

Tai Chi is an ancient art that is effective in treating depression, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and hypertension.  Practicing Tai Chi will help you improve your health, improve the quality of your life, help you to develop patience, tranquility, and inner balance.  It is good for the joints and mind and improves balance and mental functions.

We will learn the 24-form tai chi chuan short version of Tai Chi.

$50 for the 7-week course. 

Time: 5 pm-6 pm. Dates: Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021 – Sept 21, 2021.