Bhava 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 “bhav”. 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!

Bhava Schedule – Abhaya Gowanus

Date
Teacher
Musical Talent
Description
November 17th
Tara Glazier
Sophia Holly
Make peace with your body through yoga movement, meditation, and guided relaxation. Sophia enjoys singing and chanting as part of her practice. Sophia’s soulful and devotional voice allows for surrender and calm. Website
November 24th
Tara Glazier
Keely Angel
Keely Angel is an artist and teacher of contemplative and embodiment practices. She is inspired by the Indian wisdom traditions of non-dual Tantra and Bhakti yoga. She has taught Hatha yoga in New York City for the last 5 years, guiding people of all ages and physical capabilities to find a deeper sense of mind/body integration. Website
December 1st
Tara Glazier
Clinton Greenlee
Bassist, Composer, and Alexander Technique Teacher in New York City. Website
December 8th
Tara Glazier
Essie Jain
Essie Jain is an English singer-songwriter born and raised in London, who is now based in New York. She comes from a vibrant family of musicians, artists and healers, plays multiple instruments and is classically trained in voice. She has drawn critical acclaim for her work as a singer, writer and performer, and has released five studio albums worldwide. Website
December 15th
Tara Glazier
Clinton Greenlee
Bassist, Composer, and Alexander Technique Teacher in New York City. Website
December 22nd
Tara Glazier
Clinton Greenlee
Bassist, Composer, and Alexander Technique Teacher in New York City. Website

Origins of the word Bhava

“Bhava 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