LOVE SPOTLIGHT: Yoga in the Adirondacks


To celebrate the release of our print issue themed LOVE, we reached out to our amazing community to share with us a few thoughts on love. This week we celebrate Yoga in the Adirondacks which sits in the Adirondack State Park of New York, and founder Rhodella Hughes. Pick up your free copy of Yoga Love Magazine at Yoga in the Adirondacks  today!

Share with us what you love about what you do:
I love teaching yoga and feel extremely blessed for the opportunity in the practice. I love creating a “safe space” to embrace the practice of yoga. Our yoga shala, The Divine Acres, home to Yoga in the Adirondacks (YitA), where yoga embraces nature. We are located in upstate NY, in Bakers Mills of the Adirondack Park. Our gardens are a labor of love that source our farm to table meals at our seasonal retreats. I love working with my husband, Patrick who manages The Divine Acres farm. In addition to our miniature donkeys, sheep (most of them born here on the farm) ducks, chickens and turkeys; we have a farmstand after our morning yoga practices. I love our story and our mission. Yoga in the Adirondacks is a journey in the current moment, changing in harmony with our focus to enhance our community in the highest and greatest of good. 

Our vision is to bring positive living to light in our community and ourselves using healthy living, yoga, essential oils and more. We offer the opportunity to find the courage to seek within ourselves the seed of change for any new beginnings using our individual tool boxes.  Yoga can bring us growth, peace, and gratitude within ourselves, connecting with our beautiful and majestic Adirondack Mountains and all they have to offer. 

I love always being a student. I am currently in study for Yoga Therapy. I have initiated a 3rd grade yoga and mindfulness program in our public school and I am very excited to be delivering my first workshop at our school staff day on Yoga & Mindfulness for Educators. I love that yoga continues to grow and I love to be the witness of how the practice is beneficial for our overall health. A big piece of my heart is the love for our children, the youth, the future of our tomorrow. YitA will be offering an after school yoga program for our students. The things I love to say when I teach yoga “our palms, the extension of our own heart”, “our neck, the bridge between our heart and mind”, “softness in the strength”, “find your breath”, “find your feet.”  

I love educating and sharing essential oils and bringing them through practice along with chakra singing bowls for supporting the balance of our vibrational frequencies. I love teaching Yoga Nidra, Veterans Yoga and AromaYoga.

Share with us what you have learned about LOVE:
When we align ourselves with love the lessons speak for themselves. A lesson in LOVE is about our alignment with a full, open, strong and clear heart. A lesson of compassion, understanding, kindness and peace with the calm in a human journey knowing that love is stronger than fear. Love is Divine. Divine is here to shine. The authentic you shines love. 

What inspired you to support Yoga Love Magazine?
My initial inspiration to support Yoga Love Magazine was through the connection of trust. I was delighted to be a part of something bigger than myself. So grateful to be a studio partner and look forward to continuing