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Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival Debuts This Month at Plattekill Mountain

Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival Debuts This Month at Plattekill Mountain

The one-day, family-friendly event features over 30 classes and workshops for all ages and abilities.
During the last year of the pandemic, many Hudson Valley and Catskills yoga enthusiasts discovered a love of practicing in the great outdoors. But the combo of movement and fresh mountain air was one that Delhi fitness instructor Raegan Reed had long ago realized was the perfect fit. Now, after years of dreaming and a pandemic-driven delay, she's finally realizing her dream of launching the Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival. The inaugural one-day event at Plattekill Mountain on Saturday, July 24 features over 30 indoor, outdoor, and mountaintop classes and workshops for all ages and abilities, as well as a farm-to-table dinner and concert.


Stone Wave Yoga: Tending the Flame of Personal and Communal Wellness

In the summer of 2019, Liz Glover Wilson had just opened the second location of her burgeoning Gardiner yoga studio and wellness campus, Stone Wave Yoga, in Poughkeepsie. Like so many other small business owners in the Hudson Valley, she had no way of knowing that only months later her entire business would fundamentally change. With the pandemic’s economic and personal challenges constantly at her door, however, yoga remained the one thing that Glover Wilson knew she could count on. “A lot of the students who stayed with us this last year are hungry to learn more about the yoga tool kit because they’re seeing that it really does work,” she says.


The Advantages of Being Awestruck

A look at the psychophysiology and health benefits of experiencing awe and other positive emotions.


Has COVID Killed Sex?

Has the stress, grief, and survival-centric state of mind that tanked you libido? You're not alone.


The Power of Being Plant-Based

The most evolved diet for a peaceful, balanced Earth? For Sharon Gannon, the hands-down answer is veganism.
In her new book Yoga & Veganism: The Diet of Enlightenment, Sharon Gannon updates and adds (faux) meat to her 2008 manifesto Yoga & Vegetarianism, bolstering the argument that a vegan diet is the true path to yogic bliss.


A Voice for Choice

It's Time for Women to Reclaim the Narrative Around Later Abortions
Deeply stigmatized and regularly reduced to a political rallying cry, later abortion is in fact a complex predicament—profoundly human, sometimes heartbreaking, and sometimes, surprisingly, hopeful. Often, it’s exacerbated by misconceptions and bureaucracy.


What Is Power of Attorney?

What this important legal document can do and why you need it. Advice from Walden-based law firm Jacobowitz & Gubits
Nobody likes to think about the "what ifs" in life, but according to Michael Wagner Esq., of Walden-based law firm Jacobowitz & Gubits, the road to answering some of life's tough questions—like who will manage your family's finances if something unexpected comes your way—starts with power of attorney, a critical legal document for anyone, regardless of age.


The Thrill of the Chill: Cryotherapy Comes to the Catskills

Looking for an adrenaline rush? Then it’s time to try your hand at cryotherapy. After just three minutes in a chamber that’s been blasting your body with nitrogen gas supercooled to -180 degrees, your brain will think it just snowboarded down a black diamond run. And thanks to the anti-inflammatory and mood-boosting effects of the "fight or response" triggered by cryotherapy, that’s the whole point.


What You Should Know About EMFs in Your Home

Months of pandemic-driven remote work, Zoom classrooms, and endless Netflix streaming have been giving many of us major tech fatigue.


Women's Health 101

Understanding the Full Spectrum of Care
Understanding the Full Spectrum of Care


Dedication at Dedrick's

Small-town Service is the heart of Dedrick's Pharmacy and Gift Shop in New Paltz
Small-town service is the heart of Dedrick's Pharmacy and Gift Shop in New Paltz.


Stress and Release: How This Kingston Chiropractor Frees Up Years of Bound-Up Energy in the Body

At his practice in Uptown Kingston, Family Network Chiropractic, Dr. Marc Ravbinowitz uses a variety of chiropractic techniques to help unlock his patients’ full potential. But the one that changed his own career path was Network Spinal Analysis (NSA), a gentle-touch technique whose dramatic effects he experienced firsthand while in chiropractic college.


Fifty-Three Steps To Invigorated Aging

The following is an excerpt from Small Happiness & Other Epiphanies by Sparrow, which will be published this month by Monkfish Book Publishing Company. A longtime contributor to this magazine and frequent presidential candidate, Sparrow is the author of numerous books on a wide range of subjects, from psychoanalysis to wedding planning to advice on aging, from which the following essay is excerpted.


Quiz: Do You Know How Life Insurance Really Works?

Test your knowledge and get a free consultation with Woodstock-based Wallace & Feldman Insurance
Think you know how life insurance works? Take the quiz below to test your knowledge and receive a free consultation with Wallace & Feldman as a thank you!


Dr. Dunham Integrative Family Health Opens in Clifton Park

This new practice is proving that wellness and traditional preventative care can coexist
With the opening of her practice in Clifton Park this spring, Dr. Amanda Dunham, a family nurse practitioner with over a decade of experience, answered the call for something different in health care.


Quiz: What CBD Product Matches Your Personality?

Find your CBD sweet spot and get 25% off The Hemp Division line of products
Everyone has a CBD sweet spot—the perfect amount that suits you just right. Let us help you find yours! Take this quiz and get 25% off from The Hemp Division to celebrate National CBD Awareness Day on August 8.



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