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Align Again Yoga

Do you want to feel better?

 

 

Align Again Yoga is Greenwich's
only studio dedicated solely to the
practice of yoga and all things related
to yoga and your health. 

Owned and Managed by Zaidee Bliss

Yoga is fast becoming a lifestyle for many people because it helps them feel better.  We offer classes for all levels at a variety of different times.

 

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Phone

(518) 692–7041

 

Location

70 Main Street
Greenwich, NY 12834

 

Email

alignagain@yahoo.com

 

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Class Schedule, Pricing and Descriptions

Yoga for Women’s Health- Goddess Energy and Your Health

with Zaidee 6-7:30pm Mondays, April 10th through May 15th

  • students with knowledge of asana and Zaidee’s teaching style, and an ability to modify for skill and fitness level without much prompt.
  • beginners will find this class too challenging
  • students with consistent practice will get the most from it
  • these class are sequential. Dropping in is discouraged without permission from Zaidee.

This 6 week session you will immerse in the energy of the Goddesses of the Yogic Tradition to tap into your own Goddess energy for better health and well-being. Men are welcome since yoga is good for everyone, but be aware the language and direction will be aimed toward women’s particular health issues such as – PMS, Menopause and all the stuff that goes with it, hormone balancing and stress relief and anything else that comes up as we go along. Classes will always include asana, chanting, pranayama and meditation.

Tuesday morning express basics

Ongoing every Tuesday with Zaidee: 7:30-8:30am

  • beginner centered
  • all levels of fitness, skill, age, physical ability welcome
  • prenatal friendly
  • Dropping in is encouraged in this class. Stop in anytime.
  • pay by donation

This class is to teach and refine poses at the basic level of yoga. Nothing complicated or overly challenging will be taught in this class.

Afternoon Destress Express

with Zaidee: 4:15-5:15pm Tuesdays, April 11th – May 16th

  • all levels welcome
  • beginner friendly
  • prenatal friendly
  • If class has minimum, drop ins are welcome
  • people with limited mobility welcome. Chairs and props will be used

A slow gentle class filled with movement and supported poses meant to help you unwind from your day in a sweet and gentle way. All class will have restorative poses as well as movement that targets the joints and connects breath with movement to encourage the parasympathetic nervous system to do its job of calming you down.

Midweek Refersh and Nourish

with Carol 6:15-7:45pm Wednesdays, April 12th- May 17th

  • beginners centered
  • other levels welcome
  • if class meets minimum, drop ins are welcome

Join Carol in this candle-lit and nourishing mid-week class. Carol’s class will center you to your breath and to a present state of mind. The asana practice will be a total body practice focused on strengthening, increasing flexibility, reducing stress and reaping the benefits of a regular yoga practice. We will build heat and be challenged but wind down to a restorative yoga pose and restful savasana. You will leave ready for the rest of your week and a good night’s sleep. Props are used and modifications for all poses are offered to help people at all levels of fitness, flexibility and experience.

Thursday morning express

Ongoing every Thursday with Zaidee 7:30-8:30am

  • all levels of fitness, skill, age, physical ability welcome
  • beginner friendly
  • prenatal friendly
  • dropping in is encouraged. Come by anytime.
  • pay by donation

This class is designed to get a little yoga in your morning. Easy going sequences with a little challenge and a little rest sprinkled throughout. This class will follow the theme of the Monday night Yoga for Women’s Health class.

Functional Movement: low back pain relief

with Zaidee 9-10am Thursdays April 13th – May 18th

  • all levels of fitness, skill, and physical ability welcome
  • designed for those with limited movement due to injury – chronic or acute – age, energy level, pregnancy, or illness, or the after care of long term illness.
  • drop-ins are welcome

Using chairs and other props, Zaidee leads students through movement designed to help relieve stress, pain and boost an overall sense of wellness. Students will learn valuable tools to maintain healthy movement outside of class in order to better manage the issues brought on by injury, illness, age and general wear and tear from poor posture. Zaidee helps students at any level enjoy therapeutic exercise and develop their own home practices. This session we will focus on low back pain relief.

Eclectic hatha Yoga

9-10:30am Saturdays, April 15th- May 27th (no class May 6th)

  • all levels of fitness and age welcome
  • not recommended to students brand new to yoga
  • If class minimum is met drop in students are welcome

This class builds slowly in the classic Hatha tradition of linking breath with movement of the body in asana. Meditation and pranayam are included, as are hands on alignment assists. Given the instructor's background, likely additions to class may include Yin yoga, Thai yoga, Qigong, and the philosophies of Eastern wisdom traditions.

Sunday Morning Community Class

Ongoing every Sunday with Zaidee 9-10:30

  • all levels of fitness, skill, age, physical ability welcome
  • modifications are provided
  • beginner friendly
  • prenatal friendly
  • this class is for dropping in any time. No preregistration necessary
  • pay by donation

Sunday’s class is varied in its theme and intensity. Zaidee teaches to who is in the class and what she thinks they all need that day. Some classes can be challenging and some nice and gentle and you never know what you are going to get. But don’t worry! Zaidee can help you modify or offer challenges and reminds you to go at your own pace no matter what she is teaching.

Sunday Morning Meditation

Ongoing every Sunday with John 10:45-11:30am

  • prerequisite for this class is encouraged: 6 Week Beginning Meditation Course
  • all levels welcome
  • pay by donation

TEACHERS

Zaidee Bliss

Owner, Align Again Yoga

Owner, Align Again Yoga

Zaidee started teaching back when she was 16 at her local ice skating rink. From then on, teaching became a way for her to learn more about what she loves. Later, while working as a mediation and conflict resolution teacher in New York City public middle schools, she went to school at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition followed by her first teacher training for yoga at Kripalu. Zaidee taught at a few studios in New York City for a while before she moved to New Hope, PA and began her study of alignment based Hatha Yoga. 

Currently, Zaidee is living in Easton, NY and teaching out of her dream studio in Greenwich, NY.  She studies continuously with different teachers and practices meditation with Paul Muller Ortega of Blue Throat Yoga.  

Zaidee’s classes are deeply influenced by her fascination with physics, the human body and the desire to find a sense of peace and real joy in every moment of life.  Her classes are well rounded and designed to suit the needs and levels of her students.  She pays special attention to correct alignment in order to more safely enhance her students’ practice while allowing them to align again with themselves.  Each class is unique and can have themes that relate to daily life or themes that are just kind of kooky and fun.  Meditation and the way we live are important parts of the yoga practice and emphasis is put on this practice in varying ways.  Zaidee wants everyone to love yoga as much as she does and is ready and able to help you integrate yoga and the lifestyle of yoga into your life. You can visit her personal website to learn more about her group programs and private coaching here.


George Green

Instructor, Align Again Yoga

Instructor, Align Again Yoga

After retiring from a career in natural resource aviation, George wanted to find activities that challenge both the body and the mind.  Fortunately he found yoga and was able to develop an asana practice with some excellent teachers in various traditions while exploring his lifelong interest in philosophy and spirituality. George decided the best way to combine his love of the asana class experience and his desire to go deeper into breath techniques and meditation would be to take a teacher training.

He explored various schools of yogic thought and eventually found that Hatha yoga brought to him a sense of curiosity about our human condition as well as contentment with the process.  In the fall of 2011, he started a year long teacher training at Detox Yoga in Saratoga with Mark Kinder and on completion started teaching there, as well as at Align Again yoga in Greenwich.

George says, “I try to bring to my classes the skills helpful in reaching the serenity I experience when I practice, the maintenance of safety through alignment assists, and a curiosity in wondering about the connection of body mind and spirit”


Dawn sharts

Instructor, Align Again Yoga

Instructor, Align Again Yoga

Dawn started yoga when Align Again Yoga just opened its doors and has become an integral member of the Align Again Yoga community. She took teacher training with Zaidee in 2015 and has started teaching regularly this past Fall. Dawn brings her experience and knowledge as a Holistic Health Coach and her studies in psychology to her classes in a refreshing and nuturing way.


Carol Hopper

Instructor, Carol Hopper

Instructor, Carol Hopper

Carol knew for many years that studying yoga was in her future.  It was clear that it was a practice that was good for her body, mind and soul.   When living in Greenwich, Carol practiced with Zaidee at Align Again Yoga and has since completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training.  Through teacher training Carol has extensively studied and practiced meditation as well as focused on the importance of safe and proper alignment in yoga practice.  She has personally experienced the benefits of a regular practice through improved health, greater self-insight, and reduction of stress.   A warm, caring and supportive class that has a combination of challenging and soothing poses is what you’ll find in her classes


John Shoemaker

Instructor, John Shoemaker

Instructor, John Shoemaker

John is a dedicated meditator and teacher who has a friendly, down to earth, and effective way of introducing meditation to students and teaching them ways to integrate the fundamentals of a seated practice into their daily lives. His teaching  comes from a comprehension that meditation is an essential part of helping us to tune into the deep meaning of our life, and thereby better understand our place in the world. He teaches regular multi-week  series for beginners as well as continuing programs and classes for ongoing meditators.  


 Haley Graves      

After living in NYC for three years, Haley re-located back to Greenwich to pursue her passion for health and wellness. Haley began practicing yoga in 2010 and has since completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in New York City under the guidance of Syama and Dhyana Masla. In her teaching, she hopes to inspire others to mindfully utilize and care for their bodies. Having grown up in Greenwich, Haley is very excited to be back in such a wonderful community. Haley can always be found experimenting in the kitchen or working on “Yoga and Toast”, a yoga, travel and food blog created by her and her boyfriend, Mike. Haley looks forward to sharing her practice with friends both old and new and is grateful for the opportunity Align Again has provided her. 

Haley’s classes are a mix of vinyasa and hatha yoga. Practice will often begin with a guided meditation followed by gentle movement to warm-up the body. Building an energetic flow we will focus on utilizing our breath, creating space to go deeper into poses. Haley’s classes allow her students to challenge them selves, while offering modifications for those who are new to their yoga practice.