Adeline Cleveland

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Adeline Cleveland began practicing yoga in an Environmental Studies & Dance class called “Body and Earth” at Middlebury College. Her love for movement and interest in anatomy led her to take a semester away from school and dive more deeply into Yoga, Ayurveda, and meditation in the Berkshires.

Adeline received her teaching certification from the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 2011, and she has been teaching ever since. Since receiving her 200-hour certification, she has returned to Kripalu numerous times to assist yoga teacher training programs and to continue her own education, studying pranayama, meditation, asana, and the mysteries in between! She specializes in creating a safe and calm atmosphere where any and all feel welcome, regardless of previous experience. Her passion for dance and improvisation add creative layers to her own practice and to her teaching style. She encourages participants to show up exactly as they are, emphasizing the importance of whole-body awareness, deep listening, and personal safety.

Her gentle, mixed-level classes and guided meditations provide lessons in mindfulness and ways to live with intention and presence both on and off the yoga-mat.

Adeline’s Classes:

Meditation  (Beginners Welcome)

Tuesdays from 7:15 to 7:45 pm

During these half-hour sessions, we will dive deep and experience different approaches to meditation and mindfulness practices. This class will expose a variety of ways to sift through and let go of mental clutter and busyness. We’ll practice seated meditation, guided visualizations, body-scans, walking meditation, and breath meditation (maybe not all in one night!). There’s space for you whether you have meditated before or are thinking of trying it for the first time. The first step is to arrive!

Gentle Yoga  (All Levels, Beginners Welcome)

Tuesdays from 8:00 to 9:00 pm

This gentle yoga class aims to balance movement with stillness, ease with effort, focused attention with relaxation. Join Adeline for an hour of meditative asana practice to get out of your head and into your body at the end of the day. We’ll start with a meditation/centering, warm the joints and muscles of the body, balance, and stretch together and finish with a guided relaxation/sweet savasana. With a focus on personal safety and whole-body awareness, you’ll find a way to dive deep, connect with your breath, and feel that sweet yoga glow.