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Healthy Body Workshop In Mountaindale

Core Alignment & Breathing are Key to a Great Workout!

        Many of the critical benefits of a great workout can be lost by not paying attention to simple details like proper body alignment and proper breathing. The Mountaindale Community Development Project hosted a special workshop last month to teach participants how to get the most out of their daily routine. Whether you are exercising in a gym or at home, keeping your core in alignment is vital for good long term body health. Janet Gula, owner of Radiant Yoga in Mountaindale taught a section of the program which helped develop habits of alignment, and smooth flow of motion. Many experts also agree that it is important to correctly breathe through your exercises. Many people make the mistake of holding their breath while focusing on their technique. Alexandra Lalieu of Upstate Karate of Mountaindale taught the second portion of the workshop, which covered Moo Pahl Dan Khum. This is an ancient Chinese breathing meditation performed through a sequence of balanced exercises that promote circulation within body systems and are designed to stretch, tone, and move energy through the body.

        The workshop was presented at 7:15PM at 81 Main Street in Mountaindale on Wednesday, October 27th at a fee of $10 per participant. Program lasted approximately 1 1/2 hours. All adults and teens were welcome. Light refreshments were served. Participants wore loose comfortable clothing and were barefoot during the exercises. No prior experience was required. If you missed this wonderful workshop and would like to be notified about future similar events, please call Barb Schmitt at 845-434-4747.


Participants enjoying a previous Moo Pahl Dan Kuhm class taught at Upstate Karate of Mountaindale.




Directions to Main St. Mountaindale (and the Mountaindale Art Center)

From Points East (Orange County/NYC):

 Route 17 West to Exit 112. Left at stop sign, go about 200 feet to stop. Left at stop sign, go 1.3 miles to signage indicating Mountaindale/Woodridge. Turn Right onto Sullivan County Road 56. Go 7.5 miles to end of the road (Anderman Oil will be in front of you). Make a Right at the light, go .3 miles to 58 Main Street. It will be on your left.

From Points West (Liberty/Monticello, etc.) :

Route 17 East to exit 109. Left at stop sign, continue under Route 17 overpass (Trading Post is on your right). Left at stop sign, and then immediate right towards Woodridge (indicated by sign). Go 5.9 miles to stop traffic light, turn right onto Sullivan County 54, go 2 miles to traffic light (Anderman Oil on left), continue .3 miles to 58 Main Street. It will be on your left.

From Towns of Fallsburg/Neversink:

Route 42 to Fallsburg. East on Sullivan County 53 to Woodridge. Turn right at traffic light, go to next light. Take left fork (Sullivan County 54) towards Mountaindale. Go 2 miles to traffic light (Anderman Oil on left), continue .3 miles to 58 Main Street. It will be on your left.



From Ellenville Area / Ulster County:

Route 209 to Spring Glen. Take Sullivan County 55 6.6 miles to Mountaindale.  58 Main Street will be on your right.

Mountaindale Community Development Project, Inc.

51 Main Street, Suite 1A, Mountaindale, NY 12763

845.434.5446 ∙ fax 845.434.4820 ∙