Bhāva Fridays™ offers a live musical & yoga experience. Our special signature class of Abhaya Yoga, is the perfect end to your week. The teacher and the musician collaborate to create the mood, vibe, or “bhāv”. Enjoy a sweet, flowing asana practice attuned to the musical ambience while cultivating devotion and surrender. Let your mind go, be carried by the magical sounds, and allow your heart and body be free to celebrate Friday night, 6:45 – 8 PM!

Bhāva Schedule – Abhaya Gowanus

Date
Teacher
Musical Talent
Description
November 1st
Taylor Jeanne
Corinna Škėma Snyder
Corinna plays the intimate, soulful roots music of Macedonia.
November 8th
Taylor Jeanne
Harmonjot
Sound Healing.
November 15th
Taylor Jeanne
Tomek Regulski
Manhattan-based composer of classical music, and sitarist
November 22nd
Taylor Jeanne
Clinton Greenlee
Clinton Greenlee is a New York City based musician, composer, and educator. As a bassist/guitarist he performs new & original music throughout the city and nationally
November 29th
Bhāva Canceled
Sound Bath & Restore: Post Thanksgiving Self Care with Bree French
Too much food? Family? Not enough “you time”? Come and restore with Bree French for a Sound Bath & Restorative Yoga journey. This workshop will help you find some stillness and recharge through the healing effects of sound. And your tension and tired muscle to melt away in the support of props and restorative postures. This class is appropriate for all levels, including prenatal. $35 Drop In

Origins of the word Bhāva

“Bhāva is a sanskrit word that can be defined as “a way of being, a state of mind, temperament, attitude, personal manner, and also, “mood, feeling, sentiment, emotion”. In some contexts, it also means “inner essence or “spiritual heart”.”
Excerpt Exquisite Love, by Bill Mahony

Mahabhava: “The “great state, sublime state” that is Love; similarly, the devotional love that supports, stands within, and yet also transcends all other states.”
Excerpts from Exquisite Love, by Bill Mahony

Testimonials

Miriam Butterman
“Friday evening Bhava class is deeply integrated and open experience of movement, wisdom and music. It’s evening of letting go with the body, while my mind rests into my heart. I’ve been coming to Bhava classes for six years and the evening never fails me. I leave with a reset into my natural vibe, blissed out each and every time.”
– Miriam B.

On the banks of the Yamuna
The flute was heard.
The Flute-Player has captured my heart,
My soul has not strength to withstand.
Dark Himself,
Krishna is seated on a dark blanket
By the waters of the Yamuna.
On hearing the sounds of the flute
I lose body-consciousness,
My body remaining like a stone.
15th-16th century poet, Mirabai