Coming up at Trillium:
Introduction to Life/Health Coaching Open House with Lori Dye, LC, RYT and Carrie Whalen, IIN Health Coach, Saturday, October 1. 1:00-1:30 pm: Introductory remarks, Q and A. 1:30 pm-3:00 pm: Individual 15-minute coaching sessions. Pre-schedule mini-session with Lori or Carrie, or schedule at Open House. More information
Nourish Your Senses, An Ayurvedic workshop in “Dinacharya” with Alison Brant. Saturday, October 22, 1:30-4:00 pm. Pre-registration required by October 16. Email Alison, or call 315-386-3040. More information
Current Class Schedule
With Terry de la Vega
This is a session class with 6 classes, and is open to drop-ins. The session fee is $72 for 6 classes. Drop-in fee $15.
How to register for classes
Session Classes: Contact the teacher of the class you wish to take. Teacher contact information is located on the teacher information page which pops up when you click on the teacher’s name. When you come to Trillium for the first time for a session class, you will sign a registration form and a liability release form. You will pay the teacher for the full session. Please note: Most teachers allow drop-in students to attend their session classes. If the class is closed to drop-ins, it will be clearly stated in the class description.
On-going classes: When you come to Trillium for the first time, you will sign a registration form and a liability release form. You may pay for your class as a drop-in student or the you may purchase a 10-class card. The 10 class card will be initialed by the teacher every time you take a class. You may only use 10-class cards for ongoing classes. Cards will stay at Trillium and you will be shown how to retrieve and use your card.
Our vision is to create a sacred space for yoga and healing arts in the middle of our beloved downtown Potsdam, NY. We welcome people of all ages, from all walks of life, to find a supportive community here.
Trillium Center for Yoga and Health, LLC is open every day to provide services for the community. Founded by three partners, Jean Benvenuto; Terry de la Vega, NP, CYN; and Shannon Miller, LMT who are committed to providing a wide variety of class offerings to fill the needs of students, from beginners to those with years of experience. In addition, we offer our clients access to wellness services including therapeutic massage, medical yoga therapy, and counseling.
Our center offers a variety of yoga classes throughout the day. Classes have been designed for people of all ages and abilities. We invite you to look at the class descriptions to find one that is right for you. The teachers are happy to answer any questions you may have about their style of yoga to help you decide. Most classes are open to drop in students. Feel free to check out different classes!
We also offer classes in different movement styles, such as Tabata, Yoga/Pilates blend, and Yoga Dance. See the schedule for current offerings.
Classes may be ongoing or for a specific number of sessions. Check the schedule and specific class listings for details.
Healing arts practitioners provide therapeutic massage, medical yoga therapy, counseling, and Reiki.
We offer classes in meditation. See our schedule for current class listings.
Our Healing Arts Room is located at the rear of Trillium Center and is accessed privately through our back entrance. Appointments are scheduled with each provider. Please discuss fees with your provider.
Medical Yoga Therapy
- Debra Mitchell, MSW, LCSW-R
- Theresa Samways, LCSW
- Jenna Joya Blondel, Ph.D.
- Alisa Woods, Ph.D., LMHC
- Michael Ayotte, MSTOM, L.A.c., Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist
- Community Acupuncture Details and Fees
Information for Beginners
Just Getting Started?
If you have never taken a yoga class before it might feel a bit intimidating to walk into a yoga center for the first time. So that you will have some idea as to what to expect at Trillium, we offer this introduction. First of all, we are glad you are here! Being curious enough to come in and take a class is a great start. We want you to feel welcome. We are honored to be part of your beginning and continuing yoga journey.
How to choose a yoga class
Choosing a class and a teacher are individual, personal decisions only the student can make. We recommend looking at the class descriptions, taking into consideration if you feel it will fit your needs.
As a beginner, it is probably best to choose a slower, gentler class. Any class called Beginner or one that states it is appropriate for beginners in the description is a good place to start.
If you are not sure if a class is appropriate for you, or you want to know more about the class, feel free to contact the teacher and ask any questions you have. Yoga teachers want to serve their students as best they can. Part of teaching is helping students find a class that is appropriate for them.
Since we are located on a noisy street, we ask that you enter quietly. If a class is in session when you enter, there will be a sign posted at the top of the ramp requesting your silence. Please respect this request.
Arrive a few minutes before the class starts
Arriving early will give you the opportunity to meet your teacher, check-in, gather your gear (see below), and be ready to start class on time. Arriving early is a sign of respect for your self, your fellow students, and your teacher.
Whether you arrive late, or on time, please enter the class as quietly as possible. This helps to set the transition into sacred space.
Students will need to sign a release before their first class.
We offer two options for payment. Students may purchase a 10-class card for $120 dollars or a single class card for $15. A10-class card can be used for any ongoing class, so you may try a variety of classes or go to the same class for 10 sessions. We accept cash or checks.
Yoga is best practiced 1-2 ours after a light meal. If you do eat before class, please limit yourself to something minimal, such as a piece of fruit or a yogurt. Please do not bring food into the studio.
Feel free to bring a closed water bottle with you to class. As a health matter, we encourage people to drink plenty of water. We do not sell disposable water bottles.
Wear comfortable, stretchy clothing. Avoid any clothes or jewelry that constrict movement or breathing, especially at the waist and neck.
Trillium students may use the props provided in the entry area. For most classes you will need a sticky mat, blocks, a blanket, and a strap. You are welcome to bring your own mat or other props if you like.
Changing Rooms and Bathrooms
Please be aware that although Trillium Center class space is handicap accessible via the front entrance, our changing rooms and bathroom are in the basement, accessible only by a flight of stairs.
Starting March 2016, new ten-class cards will be dated and will expire after one year. If you have any questions, please ask Shannon, Terry, or Jean.
We accept cash or check.
We'd love to hear from you!
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Trillium Center for Yoga and Health, P.O. Box 462, Potsdam, NY 13676