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
December 6th
Kathryn Robinson
Kevin Vertrees
December 13th
Tara Glazier
Sarthak Mudgal
Classical Indian Tablist/Guitarist
December 20th
Tara Glazier
Kirtsen McCord
New York City-based composer, cellist, and producer
December 27th
Tara Glazier
Tomek Regulski
Manhattan-based composer of classical music, and sitarist

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