Upcoming Events and Workshops
Refine Your Flow
with Chrissy Carter. Sunday, April 12, 1:00 – 3:30 pm. In the Bhagavad Gita, yoga is defined as "skill in action”. Skillful action can be cultivated on the mat by connecting to the motivation behind our practice. What is the origin of our actions? Why do we do what we do? Does our approach reflect our greater purpose, in asana and in life? There’s no better place to explore our actions than in repetitive movement. Sun Salutations provide us with a very clear opportunity to examine the why behind the what. Join senior teacher and teacher trainer Chrissy Carter to explore alignment principles that will strengthen your flow and refine your body awareness. You will learn to identify the origin of action for each transition within Sun Salutations, as well as exercises to wake up the body and stay present when it may feel tempting to practice on autopilot. This workshop will help you cultivate an appreciation for mindful movement and a better understanding of how to practice skill in action on your mat and in your life
Chrissy Carter is a passionate yoga teacher, writer, cook and lifestyle expert. She is a senior teacher and teacher trainer at YogaWorks in New York. Her teaching style is influenced by her Iyengar-inspired practice as well as her love for musculosketetal anatomy, asana mechanics and philosophy. Chrissy is known for her razor-sharp clarity, lighthearted approach and keep-it-real attitude. She is the star of two Gaiam DVD’s and is a sought-after expert for various publications, including Shape, Health and Prevention Magazine.
Investment: $45.00 in advance, $55.00 at the door. Click HERE for more information. Click HERE to sign up.
Sound Healing Meditation
with Denise Mihalik. Friday, April 17, 8:00 pm. This ancient healing tradition offers balance and healing at the cellular level. The subtle vibrations of the bowls quiet the ever active mind and recalibrate our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. Investment: $30.00 advanced registration: $35.00 at the door. Click HERE for more information. Click HERE to sign up.
Natural Meditation: Full Immersion in Effortlessness
with Dean Sluyter. Saturday, April 18, 12:15 – 3:00 pm. “There’s no trying in meditation”. Most people equate meditation with trying: trying to concentrate, trying to clear the mind, trying to create some special experience they think they’re “supposed” to have. They sit down, work hard at it, and then — surprise — it’s hard work. But for centuries, sages and buddhas have taught that the most effective meditation is actually effortless. Like water flowing naturally downhill, you can settle naturally into the silence at your core. Investment: $35.00. Click HERE for more information. Click HERE to watch the video. Click HERE to sign up.
Art of Attention Steady Serenity
with Elena Brower. Sunday, May 17, 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Together we’ll explore how to reframe our physiology, rewire our neurology and redesign our thinking. Expect an energizing asana practice focusing on standing, twisting and hip opening poses to create simultaneous awareness of endurance with ease. We will also practice a healing meditation as well restorative rest.
Momma, teacher, speaker, and co-author of Art of Attention, Elena has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1999. After graduating from Cornell University in 1992 with a design degree, she worked as a textile and apparel designer for six years, and has been studying with master yoga teachers since 1997. Influenced by several traditions, Elena offers yoga and meditation as a way to approach our world with realistic reverence and gratitude. Her classes are a masterful, candid blend of artful alignment and attention cues for your body, mind and heart.
From the Museum of Modern Art to the Great Lawn at Central Park, from the Old Port of Montreal to the Eiffel Tower, Elena is honoured to offer larger-scale experiences of yoga and meditation, but her true service is in shifting awareness within the smallest interactions; one family, one household at a time. Elena’s online meditation coursework, intended for beginners and meditators seeking consistent practice, is gaining global recognition for its creativity and accessibility. She’s now offering The Path, a weekly full-spectrum meditation class in NYC, bringing meditation to a broader audience of professionals and creatives.
Investment: $65.00 in advance, $60.00 at the door. Click HERE for more information. Click HERE to sign up.
Foundation Beginners and Beyond
with Ellen and Susan. New six-week series. Wednesdays, April 15 – May 20, 7:45 – 9:00 pm. A modified practice that is perfect for those that want to move more slowly or are brand new to yoga. This class will help align your body and your mind. It s great for new students as well as safe and appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. Foundations is also ideal for those students recovering from injury or have limited flexibility. No experience needed. Investment: $90.00. Click HERE for more information. Click HERE to sign up.
with Michelle Weintraub. New six-week series for tweens, ages 11 – 14. Wednesdays, April 15 – May 20, 3:30 – 4:30 pm. This practice can be the path for tweens to discover their passions, their purpose and their strengths. As we strengthen our bodies on the mat, we also strengthen our minds and our hearts. Since stress can play a considerable role in the lives of tweens, these classes emphasize being happy with the person you are today. Investment: $90.00. Click HERE for more information. Click HERE to sign up.
Kidding Around Yoga
With Tammy Spiewak. New six-week series. Thursdays, April 16 – May 21, 4:15 – 5:15 pm. A unique approach to yoga using music, games, stories and play. In this fun, interactive class, children will be introduced to the yoga practice through music, games, stories and play. Children will: Use meditation, poses, and breathing exercises to calm their minds and bodies. Visit their Secret Garden where they will experience yoga nidra or deep relaxation. Build confidence and respect for themselves and others. Learn to practice mindfulness both on their yoga mat and in their real lives. Investment: $90.00. Click HERE for more information. Click HERE to sign up.
Playtime with My Little Yogi
With Lisa. New six-week series for ages 2 – 5. Saturdays, May 2 – June 13, 11:45 am – 12:45 pm. While playing together, we will use props like: balls, scarves, pinwheels and pom-poms that will help build strength, flexibility, and self-confidence. Through poses, games, partnering, storytelling and music we will learn to release the “sillies” and find the “calm”. Get ready to have fun as we move like different animals, go on exciting yoga adventures and partner up to stretch and expand our bodies and minds. Investment: $90.00. Click HERE for more information. Click HERE to sign up.