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Inspired by the nearby Stony Clove Creek, River Yoga sessions will weave in the element of water through focus on physical postures, breath awareness, and meditation/visualization that relate to the water elements of the body. Taught by Sara Beck, former owner of Catskills Yoga House, River Yoga offers opportunities for stillness, dynamic movement, and deep relaxation. Great for beginners and more established yoga practitioners alike, these classes weave together elements of vinyasa yoga, restorative yoga and contemplative yoga nidra. In addition to the movement practice, participants will be able to spend time reflecting and connecting on the banks of the Stony Clove.

Sara Beck is a certified yoga teacher, breathwork facilitator, life coach, writer, and mother.  Drawing on 25 years of deep study and practice in Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Iyengar yoga as well as Buddhist and Tantric meditation, Sara teaches with a steady warmth and a welcoming manner. Her classes are rooted in conscious breathing and sequenced thoughtfully to support the body in gently opening and moving in a way that settles the nervous system, enlivens creativity, and ignites insight.  It is her great desire to help her students turn inward, to unhook from outer distractions and stress and to tune into the unique wisdom within their own body/heart/mind. Sara has a MFA from The New School and has published essays and poetry in several literary magazines as well as the New York Times. She also publishes a weekly substack called Notes from the Heartland.

Yoga sessions are held at Catskills Yoga Studio, 536 NY-214, Chichester

Session #1: Monday, July 8th, 10:00 am
Session #2: Saturday, July 13th, 4:00 pm

Walk-ins are welcome. Fee of $10 per person.

If this fee is a barrier to your participation, please contact us. If you would like to apply for an environmental justice scholarship to have the registration fee waived, please contact Tim Koch at or 845-688-3047 x118.

Click on the red button above to register. This is a heavily discounted offering from AWSMP to residents of the Ashokan Watershed. Credit card details will be requested. 

This program is part of the 2024 Ashokan Watershed Conference, a series of nature-based experiences surrounding the theme Conservation Through Connection. Visit our website for the full schedule of events. 

For questions, contact Sophie Grant, or Tim Koch, or call our office: 845-688-3047.

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General Terms

Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Programs are designed for residents and landowners of the Ashokan Watershed. If you are interested in participating despite meeting this criteria, please contact our event administrators. 

Please leave pets at home. 

Please arrive promptly so we may begin each session on time.

Refund Policy

Fees are non-refundable, but they are transferable. Email our administrator Sophie Grant ( to switch participant names.

Cancellation Policy

We know that things come up unexpectedly, and cancelations happen. Please be respectful of others who would like to participate, and notify our team as soon as you determine you can no longer attend. Often our events have a waitlist and we work diligently to fill all spots to the best of our ability.