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Yoga & Sound Meditation



Date: Fourth Saturday 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Time is suspended as you enter a world of vibration, sensation, and experience. Physical injuries can be healed and old emotional traumas released. Great insights can be accessed. The only pre-requisite is the willingness to receive. Please bring a blanket and pillow for additional comfort.

What to expect:
• The first 45 minutes include a gentle yoga sequence, accompanied by soothing acoustic guitar leaving you open and ready to receive the Yoga Nidra and Sound Healing offerings, fully embodied.
• The following 15/20 minutes take you on an journey into a deep state of relaxation through a guided meditation (Yoga Nidra/Psychic Sleep).
• The remaining hour is spent resting on your back, bathing in a sound experience that will encourage deep relaxation, rejuvenation and an acceleration of your inward journey.


Class Teacher

Susan and Shawn DeRyder

Shawn DeRyder is a inspired individual hailing from the hills of New York State. When he is not chopping firewood, or gathering wild food he wields a set of powerfully healing tools, his instruments….. He’s traveled far and wide to find instruments for restoring health and relieving pain. One of them is a didgeridoo from Queensland, Austrailia. The didgeridoo has been used as a healing tool by Aboriginal Australians for at least 40,000 years. They healed broken bones, muscle tears and illnesses of every kind with their enigmatic musical instrument. Another is a Native American flute, an instrument know to transport people into an oasis of calmness, serenity and introspection. It does this by evoking a deep listening and a state of heightened awareness within the subject.

Susan DeRyder is originally from Edinburgh, Scotland. Now settled in the Hudson Valley, Susan is excited to offer her enriching yoga classes within her new found community. Susan completed her Yoga Teacher Training at The Life Centre in London, UK in 2007. She has deepened her practice with travel to India and South America. She has a strong background in Ashtanga yoga as well as vinyasa, restorative and yin yoga. Back in the UK she offered healing yoga and detox retreats as part of her business 'Twist & Sprout'. Susan is also a trained massage therapist. More recently she has been offering deeply healing yoga and sound meditations along with her partner, Shawn. 

Susan believes the most effective way to become connected to your body is through practice, deep listening and patience leading you to acknowledge and accept the uniqueness of yourself. From here you will always reach your fullest potential.