Yoga classes at Lansing Yoga Farm arrived via a roundabout route
Long before we came here, the farm located at 404 Conlon Rd. was in the Paine family of Lansing for many generations.
In the early years of our stewardship of this land it was known as Indian Chimney Farm or ‘the alpaca farm’ and had many open house agritourism events. Later a horse barn was built as polo and equine recreation dominated the farm scene.
In 2014 the focus of the farm shifted to ‘growing people’, and now is becoming a well-known yoga center in the greater Ithaca area, offering an accessible form of yoga suited to people of all ages and experience in Lansing, New York.
There are two goats, two horses and friendly dogs keeping us all company on the farm.
Two beautiful private gorges full of waterfalls run down the north and south borders of this 65 acre farm. The farm has a 30 acre organic hay field, 25 acres of mixed hard- and soft-woods, and lush pastures for livestock.
In summer 2014 we were encouraged by supporters in Lansing to start offering our holistic yoga classes, as there were very few regular yoga classes in the area. Our pilot easy, light and fun yoga classes were well received by people of all ages, and so we rolled out a full schedule of classes on 11/11/14. The winter that followed saw intensive study of yoga therapy and private yoga lessons as well as refining and expansion of the group class schedule.
In spring, 2015 we began renovating our large, solid barn into a beautiful wellness center, which opened in June, 2015.
Now, a full roster of weekly classes in yoga, qi gong, the MELT method, and much more are delivered by a team of a dozen instructors and advisors. Each month, special workshops bring even more educational wellness offerings to the region.
New and seasoned yoga students from Lansing, Ithaca, Freeville, Dryden, Spencer, Newfield, Etna, King Ferry, Aurora, Whitney Point, Groton, Rochester, New York City and many other cities and towns and cities and Finger Lakes Region have visited for yoga, meditation and wellness classes.