PLaY is so happy to offer you this fun and interesting day here in the beautiful Catskill Mountains!

Start your day with a wonderful Yoga class at 10am with none other then our beloved @YogaDan. Yoga Dan (Daniel Gottlieb) is a NYC-based Detroit transplant specializing in Sports / Performance / Recovery Programming. NPI-Certified Posture Specialist (NPI-CPSTM) With 20+ years’ experience, YD started his athletic career playing college basketball. Due to a severe back injury his basketball career was cut short. Frustrated with the lack of progress using conventional methods YD discovered yoga and healed himself back to recovery and full strength. It is through this experience that he honed his knowledge of bio-mechanics. Today he’s developed a practice that brings together his passions for sports and yoga to create a wholistic approach to wellness with a focus on injury prevention and rehabilitation.

https://www.sproga.com/about

Then we’ll break feeling restored and renewed and share a meal and stories with like minded friends.

After lunch , we follow the inimitable Moe Lemire for a fascinating snowshoe through his beloved catskill mountains.

MOE LEMIRE, OWNER & LEAD GUIDE

Moe Lemire is a Licensed Guide by the State of New York (#7788).

Moe is an experienced hiker and camper with experience hiking and camping throughout the eastern and southwestern United States, along with experience hiking a number of long distance hiking trails.

In 2016 Moe thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. On his thru-hike of the entire trail, he spent 179 days traversing a total of 2189 miles. He has also hiked the 358 mile Long Path, the 170 mile Cohos Trail, and the 138 mile Northville Placid Trail.

Moe is a Catskill 3500 Club member, having climbed all 35 peaks in the Catskills above 3,500 feet, both in the summer and in the winter. He is currently working on his Catskill Park All Trails Patch and the Catskills Grid.

Moe is the New York State Advocate for the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics. His goal in this role is to spread knowledge about the seven Leave No Trace principles in New York.

Learn the ins and outs of snow showing, the catskill mountains, and the wildlife that makes its home here.

Expect the day to end by 4 PM

Learn More about Moe Lemire and Hikes on Guides!

https://hikeonguides.com/about

Cost $75 preregister and $85 day of.

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As the name suggests, this style of yoga “restores” the body to its parasympathetic nervous system function, which, in turn, helps the body rest, heal, and restore balance.The main focus of Restorative Yoga is that by relaxing in poses, with the aid of props, without strain or pain, we can achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Restorative yoga classes are very relaxing and slow paced.

The beauty of Restorative yoga is that we don’t have to contract our muscles. Though we often believe we have to ‘work’ to increase our flexibility, we can in fact, achieve more opening by softening and relaxing.

Restorative yoga is suitable for practitioners of all levels. By definition, restorative yoga is a restful practice that holds yoga poses (asanas) for a longer duration using props like yoga blocks, blankets, and bolsters. It is a practice of deep relaxation that emphasizes the meditative aspect of yoga—the union of body and mind. Through the use of props for support, many of the postures are held almost effortlessly.

When the body enters a state of relaxation the mind can also consciously relax as tension is released from both body and mind. The only work that’s required on your part during a restorative yoga practice is to pay attention to your breath and become aware of any sensations or thoughts that may arise.

The benefits of restorative yoga are similar to the many benefits of other styles of yoga, including:

  • Increased relaxation: Deep breathing calms the nervous system to promote relaxation, and research supports a restorative yoga practice as an effective way to relax. A 2014 study suggests that restorative yoga is more effective at inducing relaxation than regular passive stretching.
  • Better sleep: The more relaxed you are, the better your chances are of getting a good night’s rest. A 2020 meta-analysis looked at 19 different studies on how different types of yoga—including restorative yoga—can impact sleep quality. Researchers determined that yoga is an effective intervention for managing sleep problems by increasing melatonin and reducing hyperarousal.
  • Improved well-being: Yoga practices, in general, are commonly associated with improved physical and mental well-being in the general population.
  • Better mood: Research shows that yoga can help those with stress, anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders manage their symptoms.
  • Reduced pain: Studies show that different styles of yoga including restorative yoga are helpful interventions for the management of musculoskeletal pain.
  • Gentle on the body: Restorative yoga practices are gentle on the joints, and consistent practice can strengthen the connective tissues that surround the bones and joints.

Additionally, clinical research into restorative yoga has found that the practice can be a good resource for those with cancer, noting improvements to psychological well-being.Research shows that restorative yoga can decrease depression in cancer survivors; improve symptoms of anxiety, depression, and pain symptoms in cancer patients; and help patients manage the toxicity of cancer treatments.

Coming this Fall to PLaY-Yoga for teens! This has been an incredibly stressful year and we are all learning ways to live happily in our “new normal”. Yoga is a 5000 year old method for strengthening the body and building resiliency, as well as an inner peace.

Join us as we explore what yoga is, why its survived and thrived over 5000 years, and how yoga is the perfect practice for modern times. Email us for more info!

playoga2018@gmail.com

You might have noticed the 4 electric charging stations we have at Peace Love and Yoga. Why did we take the step to install these charging stations when the need is currently low?

The largest source of climate pollution in the United States? Transportation. To solve the climate crisis, we need to make the vehicles on our roads as clean as possible. We have only a decade left to change the way we use energy to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

Emissions from cars and trucks are not only bad for our planet, they’re bad for our health. Air pollutants from gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles cause asthma, bronchitis, cancer, and premature death.

The long-term health impacts of localized air pollution last a lifetime, with the effects borne out in asthma attacks, lung damage, and heart conditions.

As the COVID-19 pandemic — a respiratory disease — continues to spread, a study by Harvard University found “a striking association between long-term exposure to harmful fine particulate matter and COVID-19 mortality in the United States,” explains Rashmi Joglekar, a staff scientist at Earthjustice’s Toxic Exposure & Health Program. One of the primary causes of fine particulate matter pollution (PM2.5) is combustion from gasoline and diesel car engines.

An earlier study by Duke University underscored the health costs: each gallon of gasoline purchased at the gas station carries with it up to $3.80 in health and environmental costs. The diesel in big rigs and farm equipment is worse, with an additional $4.80 in social costs to our health and climate per gallon.

The very good news? Because electric vehicles are more efficient in converting energy to power cars and trucks, electricity across the board is cleaner and cheaper as a fuel for vehicles, even when that electricity comes from the dirtiest grid.

Running electric or hybrid cars on the grid in any state has lower greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline-powered cars, as revealed in a study by experts at the Union of Concerned Scientists. And as states clean up their energy grids, the benefits of electric vehicles become stronger.

Try out their “How Clean is Your Electric Vehicle?” online tool to see how electric vehicle emissions measure up where you live — get a personalized report on how much carbon pollution you save by going electric, based on your ZIP code and electric vehicle make/model.