Led by: Ellen Saltonstall
January 27, 2018
2:00 pm–5:00 pm
As we age, we often live with multiple health factors that challenge our movement range, but yoga can come to the rescue. You're never too stiff or too fragile to practice yoga, and regular practice can lubricate your joints, strengthen your bones, and improve your balance.
In this workshop we'll practice basic poses specially selected and adapted for those with osteoarthritis and/or osteoporosis...
Led by: Jennifer Dopierala
January 26, 2018
6:00 pm–3:00 pm
Coming Home: A meditation retreat to connect with the body, mind and spirit. As we reach the depths of winter, there can often feel as if there is a disconnection from ourselves and our community. By learning somatic meditations and basic sitting practice, we begin to find the sense of warmth and contentment of home within our very selves. Meditation times will consist of instruction, guided meditation, reflection and discussion...
Led by: Sophia Holly
January 13, 2018
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
We receive so many messages from society in regards to how we should look, feel, exercise, and eat. We are not encouraged to learn how to listen to our bodies, and trust that it knows what it needs. Even in profoundly healing spaces, these voices and messages can creep in. Around the holidays and the new year - these messages can be overwhelming. There is hope! Join Sophia, body image healer and yoga teacher, in a healing circle to practice body love and compassion...
Led by: Cari Friedman
January 7, 2018
10:00 am–10:00 am
Welcome to the beginner's series. This series is for the brand new yogi and for those seasoned practitioners who are looking to deepen their imagination. Cari's teachings are influenced by the Katonah Yoga Method using sacred geometry that serves to develop stability and dimension. It offers each student the opportunity to reflect into their unconscious by introducing informed and efficient patterns using archetypes and metaphors to metamorphose their body & mind...
Led by: Tara Glazier, Carmen Morcos & Harmanjot
December 31, 2017
10:00 pm–12:30 am
Restorative Yoga & Ritual - Ring in the New Year! Yoga, Meditation, Contemplation, Ritual and Crystal Bowl sound Healing with Tara Glazier, Carmen Morcos, and Harmanjot. Join Tara and Carmen in meditation and silent recognition of the abundance of 2017, followed by restorative yoga allowing us to rest in the peace of our own hearts. Prior to midnight, under the arriving full moon in Cancer, ruled by the element of water- guiding us toward our emotions, release, and forgiveness, we will convene in a ritual circle to release all that no longer serves and make space for the new...
December 10, 2017
1:30 pm–3:30 pm
When things feel impossible and intense, we need to remind ourselves of who we are, and the bigger picture ofour life. It replenishes our reserves, and helps us continue to care and move forward with the work we feelcalled to do. Sitting with ourselves, and connecting to our hearts and basic goodness resets our perspectiveand inspiration to do good in the world...
Led by: Nancy Rich
December 9, 2017
3:00 pm–5:00 pm
This nourishing workshop calls on the healing practices of Classical Yoga Nidra for deep relaxation and powerful transformation. Yoga Nidra is an altered state of relaxed awareness which dissolves obstacles and supports us on our path to discover our True Nature.The benefits of this practice are:- Bringing a greater sense of health and wellness into our lives- Cultivate relaxation- Reduce chronic stress- Boost the immune system- Promote a restful sleep- Create a greater sense of ease in our relationships- Allow us to take responsibility for creating our own reality Come experience the deep peace that lives within you...
Led by: Tara Glazier
December 8, 2017
2:00 pm–5:30 pm
The Artful Sequence Friday, December 8th, 2-5:30PM An asana sequence can be a journey or a task. A well developed sequence can not only open up the body properly and prepare for more advanced postures, but it can draw the student into an experience. What a gift it is as a student to be able to let go and enjoy the waves of the sequence instructed by the teacher...
Led by: Zhenja LaRosa
December 3, 2017
12:15 pm–3:45 pm
In this 3 hour workshop for teachers, Zhenja will focus on how to assess for therapeutic issues. Teachers will learn specific skills to observe patterns in the body for the lower body and upper body. Learn how to spot issues for ankle, knee, hip and low back as well as upper back and neck, with clarity. Offering skillful means to observe patterns, Zhenja will then move into specific exercises...
December 2, 2017
Known and sought after for her precision, clarity, and delight in detail, Zhenja is a true teachers’ teacher. Spend the afternoon practicing arm balances while immersed in the stories of The Mahabharata. 0
10:00 am–12:00 pm
Zhenja encourages students to explore the vast potential of their own hearts and bodies by sharing insights from her dedicated personal practice and the revelations of everyday experience. In this 3 hour workshop, explore backbends as she weaves stories and life lessons from The Mahabharata into this transformational asana practice.
December 1, 2017
4:00 pm–6:00 pm
In this Open Level 2-hour workshop, Zhenja will share some of her favorite stories from the Mahabharata and use these to inform a transformational asana practice. 5
Led by: Maraliz Campos
November 18, 2017
3:30 pm–5:00 pm
Soundscape is a deep listening experience where you are supported by a community of practitioners. There are multiple components to this workshop so be prepared for aceremonious journey. Together, we'll drink a uniquely blended tea, breathe through guided meditation, practice group resonance, learn to listen for your unique soul song, relax in savasana, and release tension while bathed in calming crystal bowl vibrations, vocal improvisation, and carefully curated instruments...
Led by: Jonathan FitzGordon
November 11, 2017
Therapeutics Workshop: Yoga for the Knees, Hips, Shoulders and Spine (And Feet Too!) Jonathan's philosophy rests on the rock solid belief in our ability to change and evolve as we age. He learned this first hand. After stubbornly suffering through three knee surgeries and repeatedly re-injuring himself, Jonathan decided to step back a take a good look at how the body works...
November 10, 2017
7:00 pm–9:00 pm
A free and happy psoas allows the body to move with peak efficiency and little strain. Your psoas muscle is the main hip flexor of the body and the main engine of walking. It is essentially responsible for holding us upright while standing. Issues with the psoas can lead to any number of problems throughout your body—both physical and emotional...
Foundational Standing Poses, Hip Openers, & Backbends Friday, November 10th, 2-5:30PM Offering a student a powerful, healthy, adjustment in an asana can positively shift the experience and open up a whole new realm of understanding. On the flip side, a poor adjustment can create imbalance, or worst case scenario- an injury. As yoga teachers, we hold the deep responsibility to touch with care and skill (or better to not do so at all!)...
Led by: Eduardo Martinez Diaz
November 4, 2017
1:30 pm–3:00 pm
Roll+Restore combines Eduardo’s sixteen-plus years of practice in wellness, yoga and engineering to access this embodied self-awareness. The workshop takes the best aspects of Biomechanical Alignment Principles, Therapeutic Yoga, Bodymind Ballwork© and Metaphysics to experience a unique and holistic approach to understanding your body.In this special Lower Back edition of Roll+Restore you will learn techniques that involve therapeutic yoga postures and laying/moving on rubber balls to self-massage tight fascia, strengthen your core and sooth the energy/tension around your lower back...
October 21, 2017
10:00 am–5:00 pm
October 20, 2017
October 13, 2017
The Power of Clear Seeing and Speech; Observation & Verbal Instruction Friday, October 13th, 3-5PM How we really see our students affects how we verbally instruct. With the power of clear seeing, a new perspective may come to life; seeing the student that stands with all the weight on one foot, seeing how the class is holding their breath, seeing many students having wrist pain in a full wheel pose...
September 23, 2017
2:30 pm–3:30 pm
An opportunity to allow yourself the time and space for the body mind and spirit to become more settled and in tune with what you want from life rather than the stress that can arrive with the Fall.The Reboot + Reset course is taking time out of your overwhelming routine to meet your current and upcoming needs using Ayurveda and Yoga guidelines to reconnect and feel great...
September 10, 2017
Our breath is what connects us to life itself, and it is through our breath that we bring life force into our bodies.By focusing the breath, we can connect further with our bodies, waking up the areas that are storing unresolvedemotion. This allows us to let go of what we are holding onto, but no longer need. So often it's these areas thatrule us without us even realizing, and when we bring our shadows into the light, they no longer have the powerthey can when they are hidden...
Led by: Abhaya Teachers
September 1, 2017
9:00 am–8:00 pm
Embark on a journey of self discovery! Deepen your personal practice or prepare to become a yoga teacher in this comprehensive, 100-hour course. The Abhaya Immersion delves into the many aspects of yoga: asana, alignment, therapeutics, philosophy, history, anatomy, Ayurveda, pranayama, meditation and more. The immersion is a prerequisite for Abhaya’s teacher training, and all class time counts toward the 200-hour, Yoga Alliance-certified program...
July 22, 2017
July 8, 2017
So many of us move through our day without pause. Often, we can feel a disconnection from ourselves and feel off-balance or run-down. We forget to connect to a deeper meaning and bigger space. Working with the body, and opening the central channel (sushumna nadi) brings in the life force energy we all need to thrive. Learning how to run your energy through it brings in creativity and connection to the bigger space within andwithout...
Led by: Kenny Graham
July 2, 2017
12:30 pm–3:30 pm
Restore the Prana - Ancient yoga teaches us that Prana is the vital life force energy within the body. Restorative postures, pranayama (breath work) and meditation all help to revitalize the life force within the body, calm the nervous system, opens the heart and still the mind. In this class we will practice forms of posture, breath and meditation that help to balance the entire system, leaving us feeling calm and aware...
July 1, 2017
The Heart of the Practice - Kenny's yoga journey began with an image of a monkey that to this day continues to inspire his practice. In this workshop you will gain greater perspective into the reality of your true nature via the myths of Hanuman, inverted yoga poses, purifying pranayama, meditations that move mountains and chants that create connection...
June 30, 2017
Yoga for a Healthy Low Back - the low back is meant to be stable and supportive. There are many reasons for low back pain, from acute injury to structural instability, from unexpressed emotions to general stress. Inspired by Kenny Graham's personal journey from debilitating back pain to healing and revitalization through yoga. This workshop will teach you how to begin to unwind the emotional threads of low back pain and offer clear instruction for proper low back alignment in yoga poses...
June 25, 2017
12:00 pm–4:00 pm
When? Saturday, June 24th 2017, 2pm-5pmSunday, June 25th 2017, 12pm-4pmSaturday: An overview and explanation of the most common conditions seen in the senior population, such as heart disease, sarcopenia, arthritis, hyperkyphosis and osteoporosis. You will receive and practice a yoga syllabus of poses known to help improve balance, bone and muscle strength and coordination...
June 24, 2017
June 17, 2017
Therapeutic Assessment and Applied Therapeutic Skills - Part 2 Focus: Wrist, Shoulder, Neck Issues Saturday June 17, 2-5pm In this 3 hour workshop ( a perfect development from the Hands On Part 1, 2 and Therapeutics Part 1 workshop), we will dive into Refined Therapeutic “assessment” specifically for the upper body issues . This workshop is perfect for teachers desiring to become more skillful in private yoga sessions or looking to sharpen their eye for their public classes...
June 10, 2017
The energy of the full moon is often associated with our power of creativity. Join us for a Full Moon Shakti Sadhana, in which we engage in ritual, mantra and meditation practices, creative visualization, and self-expression in the form of journaling and drawing. As a group, we will connect with the power of the full moon to make our generative energies flow, releasing what blocks us and stepping more fully into our creative power...
Led by: Kathryn Robinson
May 28, 2017
Practice is prayer, an expression of honoring your own life and life itself. In this three hour workshop Kathryn will guide you through a devotional practice to awaken your own divine identity. Together we will invoke sacred space through intention, ritual, movement, restoratives, meditation, and devotional chanting. Please bring a photograph or artifact that you worship to place on the altar so we may collectively devote our time together out to something greater...
May 27, 2017
Has your practice dulled? Do you feel a lack of connection in your life? If passion for your practice has dried up, you may be lacking rasa. Rasa means juice or essence. Bhav means true feeling state. By connecting to how we are actually feeling and tuning into our inner bhav in any given moment, we create fertile ground for the seeds of our practice to mature and fully ripen...
Led by: Cat McCarthy
May 6, 2017
“Out beyond the ideas of wrongdoing and righting, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”- RumiConflict happens, so learn to handle it well. Disputes typically occur when opposing strategies clash while trying to get needs met. Learn to compassionately understand why you do what you do and to unpack your judgments, so that you can begin to shift your awareness...
Led by: Jennifer Pettit E-RYT 500
April 29, 2017
Learn how to modify a regular asana practice for the prenatal and postpartum yoga student in an open class.When?Saturday, April 29th, 2pm-5pmCost:5/0 Early Bird (before 4/28)
April 15, 2017
Thematic Integration Saturday April 15, 2-5pm Have you ever desired to bring your yoga class to the next level by integrating philosophical, qualitative, poetic, Ayurvedic, or deeper life lessons into class? As yoga teachers, we all know there is a fine line where a yoga class can easily sound like a self help book or a cheesy quote book. We have all been there...
Led by: Sue Neufeld
April 2, 2017
April 1, 2017
The Prana Vayus are the pathways of energy in our body. There are five pathways, each directing a different flow of our energy. Students will learn to identify which pathways are open and which are stuck, as well as learn breathing practices and meditations for opening the vayus to life force energy.When? Saturday 4/1, 2pm–5pmCost: 5/0 Early Bird (before 3/25)
March 18, 2017
Therapeutic Assessment & Applied Therapeutics for Teachers Part 1 Focus: Knee, Hip, Low Back Pain. In this 3 hour workshop ( a perfect development from the Hands on workshop), we will dive into Therapeutic “assessment”. This workshop is perfect for those desiring to become more skillful in private yoga sessions or for those teachers looking to sharpen their eye for their public classes and etc...
Led by: Christopher Hareesh Wallis
March 11, 2017
12:00 pm–8:00 pm
What does it mean to truly recognize yourself, seeing your innate divinity and your connection to everything? This question is answered in the classic text of Tantrik Yoga, The Recognition Sutras (also known as The Splendor of Recognition). This spiritual masterpiece explores the nature of consciousness, suffering, the mind, and our conditioning, unerringly guiding us to awakening and liberation...
March 9, 2017
8:15 pm–9:45 pm
All the ancient masters of yoga without exception say that this practice has a purpose: full awakening to our real nature and radical freedom from all mind-created suffering. So why is there so little discussion of that goal and how we can realistically attain it? This provocative workshop will present powerful teachings from the yoga traditions that clarify the nature of the path, the goal, and the obstacles along the way...
February 11, 2017
February 4, 2017
January 21, 2017
January 14, 2017
Holidays take a toll. Hit the reset button.Join the Abhaya community in an 8 day nourishing cleanse, rooted in the wisdom of Ayurveda.Cleanse Dates: January 14, 2017 - January 22, 2017SPECIAL WORKSHOP: Saturday January 14, 2017 2:00-4:00pmRebuild your Immune System by gently eliminating toxins from the body to support deep rejuvenation and well-being...
January 1, 2017
12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Sunday January 1, 2017 with Live music12-2pm 0 at the door, 0 onlineIn times of destruction, division, and darkness, we are reminded of Vishnu’s tale of Rebirth, Re-Creation, and Reconnection.After a period of complete destruction caused by division and darkness, the entire Universe dissolved. We see Vishnu, the Preserver, floating on his infinite Ocean of possibility dreaming up the next cycle of manifestation...
December 30, 2016
10:00 pm–11:30 pm
Saturday December 31st. From: 10:00 PM - 2 AMBring in 2017 intentionally, with body, mind, and heart. Join Joy, Keely, and Aaron Angel, Kathryn Robinson, and more! as they lead you through an evening of yoga asana, meditation, and devotional chanting to celebrate the new year. Some light non-alcoholic drinks and snacks will be served. Feel free to offer a beverage or a food...
Led by: Mr Ryan
December 27, 2016
3:30 pm–4:30 pm
Yoga for Pirates! A special music and movement workshop for kids ages 1 to 102...When: Tuesday December 27 3:30pm- 4:30pmMr. Ryan is a Seattle music teacher and performer. His music classes blend stories, sing alongs, rhythm activities, and movement. He is the author of the book and companion CD Mr. Mop and the Mountain of Muck and is currently working on his second release, Yoga for Pirates...
Led by: Nina Rao
December 10, 2016
Abhaya Yoga Foundation Holiday, Satsang and KirtanWith live music and chanting by Nina Rao accompanied by Tom Cucinottaon drums and Sundar Das Ruben Giron on bansuri.When:Dec 10, 2016 2-5pmJoin the Abhaya Yoga community and support Abhaya Yoga Foundation Scholarship efforts as we join forces with the incomparable bhakta, Nina Rao and her fellow musicians...
December 4, 2016
2:15 pm–3:45 pm
In this 90 minutes workshop Yoga Teaches and Teachers-in-Training will learn how to reach out and teach yoga to populations that typically wouldn’t have access to yoga classes. This workshop will help you master ways to make your classes accessible and enjoyable for those with restrictions while handling the special circumstances of teaching in non-profit environments...
Led by: Melissa Paschke
November 19, 2016
Gain new perspective and shift your perception by turning upside-down, opening your heart and flying into your yoga practice. By dissolving fear and inviting play, we will safely explore these sometimes avoided, often admired, and always magical offerings. Have you ever wanted to go upside down but felt fear or uncertainty? Have you ever wished you had more time in your flow class to figure them out, with guidance and space? Inversions are some of the most beneficial and strengthening of the asanas, but can also be the most intimidating...
Led by: Dr. Naina Marballi
November 13, 2016
12:00 pm–3:45 pm
The 7 Chakras are the energy centers in our bodies through which energy of awareness flows. It’s important to understand what each Chakra represents and what we can do to keep energy flowing freely. The chakra balancing is one of the most effective spiritual and physical therapy to access the Peace and love in the awareness.Chakras are energetic centers in the body that represent the different elements from which our every cell is made and which govern us...
October 15, 2016
October 9, 2016
6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Seeing is understanding. Cultivating the ability to diagnose injuries and ailments by looking at posture and movement patterns is a hallmark of developing a practice for helping people deal with pain issues and improve athletic performance. In this workshop we will learn what to look for and how to correct common imbalances that most yoga students and people in general carry through life...
The psoas is the most important muscle in the body that most people have never heard of. The psoas connects the upper and lower body physically; and the body and mind emotionally. Learn the anatomy and function of the psoas as well as the visual clues that tell us the psoas might be a problem in life. Get to know your psoas and take your teaching to another level...
Led by: Sally Kempton
August 23, 2016
In this two hour class, we’ll explore meditation as a path of love and intimacy with your inner divine Self. We'll invoke the inner Beloved as a personal archetype, as an inner state, and in our encounters with others. You'll learn practical applications of some classical devotional practices, and how you can empower your own meditative energy...
July 30, 2016
June 23, 2016
Respectfully in honor of the recent events in Orlando and current status quo of our society at large, it is NOW time to RE- Connect. It is time to re-connect to ourselves, to one another, to other groups we disagree with, and to those we don't understand. When we finally realize we aren't separate, only then can LOVE, be deeply felt. Yoga, for 5000 years has been the bridge TO realizing deep interconnectivity...
Led by: Ross Rayburn
June 18, 2016
Ross will teach a full-spectrum vinyasa-style class, including standing poses, hip-openers, backbends, forward bends, pranayama and meditation. The level of the sequence will be intermediate/advanced, but as with all of Ross’ classes, modifications and safety instructions will be given in order to include all levels of students.0/5 (after June 11)
June 11, 2016
April 17, 2016
12:00 am–9:00 pm
Ayurvedic Studies applied to teaching and healing others.
April 16, 2016
Class will be held at 68 Jay Street. 1pm- 3:45pm: Hands on Adjustments for Upper BodyLearn formulas for hands on adjustments dealing with shoulders, neck, arms and head in this informative, interactive segment. Focus will be on learning hands on adjustments for standing poses, downward dog, inversions, backbends and twists. Become more skillful, experienced, and confident in your hands-on work...
Led by: Doug Keller
March 20, 2016
12:00 pm–9:00 pm
The biomechanics ideas introduced by Myers and Sahrmann can be incorporated into a deeper, more comprehensive understanding of embodiment and movement at the heart of the Hatha Yoga tradition — which includes consciousness, feeling/emotion, and the work-in-progress building of a healthy Ahamkara or ‘I-sense’ that is at the heart of Hatha Yoga as a spiritual process...
March 19, 2016
The fascial trains identified by Tom Myers in his book ‘Anatomy Trains’ gives teachers a useful tool for recognizing postural imbalances at the root of chronic pain, as well as insights into the use of asana to undo the ‘knots’ of these imbalances. We will cover the basic myofascial lines and their postural influence, as well as basic actions essential to asana practice that address these lines — and can be incorporated simply into general asana classes without exhaustive explanation, for the benefit of these insights into posture based on Myer’s work will be blended with insights into movement — or ‘Movement Impairment Syndromes’ at the root of chronic pain — identified by Shirley Sahrmann...
March 17, 2016
The Hatha Yoga tradition is a combination of the discipline of asana and pranayama, and the realm of deeper work that takes place in ‘Laya Yoga’ — the gateway to which is pranayama, and the fulfillment of which is deep, spontaneous meditation. The evening session will visit the practice of Yoga Nidra as central to the ‘Laya’ experience — which means to ‘dissolve’ or become ‘spacious’ — through simple pranayama, culminating in guided meditation...
Led by: Mukti .
February 27, 2016
10:00 am–5:30 pm
To register go HERE. What is the most essential you that is present regardless of thought or emotion? Who or what has been present for all of your life experience? How does this spirit of constancy touch your life? Mukti will speak on these compelling topics and explore them with the audience through questions and answers pointing directly to the true nature of self...
February 25, 2016
7:30 pm–9:30 pm
What is the most essential you that is present regardless of thought or emotion? Who or what has been present for all of your life experience? How does this spirit of constancy touch your life? Mukti offer a period of meditation and then will speak on these compelling topics, followed with satsang, the opportunity for dialogue with Mukti pointing directly to the true nature of Self...
February 7, 2016
12:00 pm–3:00 pm
with Nina Rao
Led by: Aaron Angel
January 30, 2016
2:00 pm–3:30 pm
There are so many places to try yoga with so many different styles. There often is also the stigma of trying something that seems alienating from everything that you have ever experienced. For these reasons, Aaron has made it his mission to make yoga approachable and applicable for EVERYONE, not based on how tight or flexible you may be. Despite what you may have heard about yoga, you do not need to be limber, strong, balanced, or even pain free to reap the benefits of this ancient, healing practice...
January 15, 2016
10:15 am–10:15 am
Come for a transformative weekend designed to help you uncover your unique dharma, the purpose of your soul. Take charge of your life, tap into your potential and control your destiny by:Formulating a code to live your life byUncovering false desires that prevent you from living your ideal lifeLearning techniques to dissolve unwanted behavior patternsPracticing yoga nidra, yogic sleep with awareness, to build vital reservesCourse will include journaling, reflection and meditation, with short asana breaks...
December 5, 2015
November 14, 2015
Learn how to modify a regular asana practice for the prenatal and postpartum yoga student in an open class.0/0 (after 11/7)
November 8, 2015
6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Abhaya Yoga Foundation Cordially invites you to our FREE Reception and Night of AwarenessJoin us from 6-7pm for drinks, food, and a Silent Auction all donated by local merchants and artisans. Come and join the excitement around our new future 4600 sq foot health and wellness facility at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5. While we gather in community and share good company, food and drink, learn about the success of the Abhaya Yoga Foundation, see detailed photo renderings of the future space, share in the expanded vision for Abhaya, and join us for an evening of Kirtan with Krishna Das (tickets sold separately)...
3:00 pm–6:00 pm
A vehicle for profound transformation. This intimate setting will allow participants to delve deeper into the powerful practice of Kirtan—chanting The Name. In this workshop we spend time with Krishna Das as he shares his own experiences of being on the Path as well as stories of his beloved Guru, Neem Karoli Baba. The workshop format provides for question and answers, and chanting...
October 18, 2015
12-3:45pm & 6-9pm There are so many yoga traditions, spiritual teachings, and forms of practice that it can be overwhelming. How to make sense of it all? Drawing on 25 years of experience and study, this workshop presents the key essential features that make the journey of yoga successful and joyous. The seven stages of the path and the seven indispensable practices will be clearly presented, with immediately actionable information...
October 17, 2015
Yoga is a living tradition arising from the ancient meditative disciplines of India, yet has forgotten much of its own history. There is a new wave of work by scholars who are also practitioners whose goals are to reintegrate some of what has been forgotten, clarify the roots of many ideas and practices that are around today, and chart clearly the varied landscape of Indian spiritual thought...
October 15, 2015
8:15 pm–9:30 pm
October 10, 2015
September 10, 2015
8:00 pm–10:00 pm
An Evening of Meditation and Book Signing of Shift Into Freedom Learning to move awareness within your body and mind to shift out of a thought-based way of knowing and into the freedom of living from open-hearted awareness.Check out the short guided audio meditations from his book, Shift Into Freedom: The Science and Practice of Open-Hearted Awareness, HERE...
August 25, 2015
Meditation isn’t all about peace! At its deepest level, meditation not only gives you a place to stand during times of upheaval. It also sets in motion a deep transformation process that can give you access to the divine humanity in yourself. Sally, an expert in the yoga of transformation, offers a map as well as a series of practices for navigating the true meditative journey...
August 22, 2015
Take Yoga off the mat and onto your bike path. You’ll learn how to incorporate breathing, mantra,basic yoga postures, and philosophy into your daily bike commute to be a more enlightened cyclist. This two-hour workshop will show you how to prepare body and mind to safely be on your bike · Recover from wear and tear brought on by biking · Cultivate an ethos of community and connection all essentials for safely navigating the roads of NYC by bike...
Led by: Tracy Atkinson
July 11, 2015
Open your eyes to the value and purpose of the Vedic system of astrology!Cognized by sages and saints, Vedic astrology has been used through the millennia by astrologers and yogis, gurus and priests, as a tool to relieve suffering and to offer insight into such subjects as life direction and purpose, marriage, education, family, health, wealth, and spirituality, and other subjects both internal and external...
Led by: Jonas Westring
June 20, 2015
Learn some therapeutic and amazingly feel-good techniques from the Thai tradition.This workshop emphasizes hands-on skills and confidence with therapeutic touch, while also improving your understanding of anatomy and the body’s relationship to yoga. Thanks to its large repertoire of powerful and therapeutic techniques, the Thai tradition is becoming increasingly popular in yoga communities around the world...
Led by: Prema Hara
June 4, 2015
8:15 pm–10:00 pm
“One of the greatest kirtan groups today… Prema Hara makes some of the sweetest mantra music you’ll Awaken the fullness of your heart with this dynamic duo who have dedicated their lives to their love of kirtan (mantra music) and living that joy with others! Prema Hara's mellow, meditative songs build into ecstatic rhythms, creating a jubilant celebration of the spirit...
May 22, 2015
Daylong classes onMay 22-25, July 3-6 and July 31-Aug. 3Full and partial scholarships are available for the 200 Hour Teacher Training through the Abhaya Yoga Foundation.Deepen your personal practice or prepare to become a yoga teacher in this comprehensive, 100-hour course. The Abhaya Immersion delves into the many aspects of yoga: asana, alignment, therapeutics, philosophy, history, anatomy, Ayurveda, pranayama, meditation and more...
Led by: Bhakti Dojo
May 14, 2015
8:00 pm–9:30 pm
Please join us following Bhava Friday class for an evening of deeply heart opening and devotional Kirtan. We will dive into the practice of chanting the Divine Names in a call-and-response format with musical accompaniment. While it is an age-old tradition from India, no prior experience is required only an intention to stay with the chanting for the time that we are together and allow the mind to quiet down into the heart-space...
May 9, 2015
Detox is not a fad. This is a chance for you to pave the way for a healthier you. Do you love food and care about what you put into your body? Real foods for 11 days. Real Results. Real People.Do you want to:Ditch the sugar cravings – put the sugar addiction to rest and stop chasing the next fix.Naturally lose weight – and maintain a healthy weight...
Led by: Kylin Holistic
April 25, 2015
In one afternoon, learn the basics to balance, clear & transform your spaces. •What is Feng Shui? •How to Identify Beneficial & Harmful Energy •The Ba’gua – Finding Your Love, Money, Family & Career “Zones” •Elemental Properties Within a Space •Balancing Elements with Color and Form •The Basics of Placement & Furniture Arrangement •Techniques for Clearing •Techniques for Reducing and Managing Clutter •Energy Cleaning •Creating Sacred Space 5/5 (after 4/18)
Led by: Devadas !
April 16, 2015
April 15, 2015
6:30 pm–10:00 pm
Just us for Tara's final class at 10 Jay. Stay after class for an informal gathering and potluck with the Abhaya community to celebrate what was and what is to come. James, Keely and Marisa will provide sweet sounds. We end the evening with a ritual procession. Classes begin at our new satellite space at 50 John on Thursday April 16th!Regular class prices apply sign up<a href=https://clients...
April 11, 2015
Waiting for a superhero to sweep you off your feet and rescue you from life’s frustrations? Wait no more; in this 2 hrs workshop-style practice Eduardo will help you build confidence, release blocked energy and re-discover the hero in you. Through a dynamic and fun yoga practice you will learn how to use your inner-hero and spiritual power to handle everyday obstacles...
April 5, 2015
1:00 pm–3:00 pm
No matter what kind of meditation practice you have – mantra, visualization, breath, walking, etc. – this workshop will provide you with the theory, concepts and explicit directions to take your meditation to a new level. Based on the Buddhist master Kamalasila’s Stages of Meditation, you will learn the way meditation training develops through Ten Stages of increasingly effective attention, more powerful mindfulness, joy, tranquility and equanimity...
Led by: Joy Nirenstein Radish
March 14, 2015
2:30 pm–5:00 pm
Willpower, faith, knowledge and direct experience.
March 7, 2015
2:00 pm–4:30 pm
Place the name of RAMA as a jeweled lamp at the door of your lips and there will be light, as you will, both inside and out. - Tulsi DasKeely and Aaron have a profound love for chanting. Singing our hearts out is a gateway to the soul, allowing us to move from the limiting aspects of the mind's judgements and concerns into the serenity found in the flux between vibration and silence...
February 21, 2015
1:30 pm–5:00 pm
February 14, 2015
Exploring notions of dharma, spiritual bypass, selfless service, and authenticity in life path (sva-dharma).
February 6, 2015
Open to the entire community but designed to offer yoga teachers and healers (musicians, body-workers etc.) a time and place where they can slip deep into the practices of asana, chanting and meditation. Two hours of Light. Come practice together this Saturday evening 7-9p at Abhaya yoga. Teachers, staff, members etc by donation, general public regular class rates apply (8 pre-reg 0 at the door).
February 1, 2015
12:00 pm–2:30 pm
Our health is very much incumbent upon the free flow of energy through our bodies. Breath, bones and emotions were all meant to provide optimum pathways.Come and learn how and why your breathing, your bones and your emotions affect each other and the key role these relationships play in your physical and emotional well-being.Take away some new self-discoveries and a wonderful, new tool to carry forever with you on this healing journey known as life...
January 24, 2015
Arjuna is everyone. Identifying the self as hero, the obstacle/crisis, and the guide.
January 16, 2015
January 10, 2015
Holidays take a toll. Hit the reset button. Join the Abhaya community in an 8 day nourishing cleanse, rooted in the wisdom of Ayurveda.Pre-cleanse Workshop: Saturday January 10, 2-5pmCleanse dates: Monday, January 12- Monday September 19.Rebuild your Immune SystemUse your Kitchen more intelligentlyEnjoy nourishing soups, stews, veggies, and teas to help you gently cleanse and revive your body after the holidaysFall in love with your life and foodCreate healthy daily habits and routinesAlign your eating & habits with the seasonsLearn which foods and habits are best for your body This is a Community Cleanse...
January 3, 2015
Ayurveda, the 5000-year-old medical system of India, states that poor nutrition is the main cause of disease. This system uses food to heal and prevent illness. Ayurveda is also called the ‘science of longevity’ because it offers a complete system to live a long healthy life without medication. Ayurveda is based on the belief that nothing is right for everyone and everything is right for someone...
December 30, 2014
10:00 pm–11:50 pm
Led by: Scott Blossom
December 14, 2014
What are the keys to a life long yoga practice? How do we maintain a dynamic practice without creating “wear and tear” injuries, instability, or exhaustion? The Hatha Yoga and Ayurvedic traditions articulate systematic practices for healing and strengthening the bones, nerves, and joints. Scott will share simple Ayurvedic dietary and lifestyle techniques and guide a yoga class based on introductory practices of Shadow Yoga to orient students of how this can be done...
December 13, 2014
7:30 am–5:00 pm
At her first period a girl meets her wisdom. Through her menstruating years she practices her wisdom, and at menopause she becomes her wisdom. -Native American saying While practicing yoga has many benefits for a woman, developing the strength and balance of a women's reproductive system is possibly the most important. This is primarily done by keeping her blood strong through the cycles of menstruation, pregnancy and menopause and serves to ensure a women's over-all health...
Led by: Bill Mahony
November 23, 2014
One of the most important of yogic texts, the Bhagavad Gita, the “Song of the Lord,” can be understood from many perspectives. In this set of teachings we hear how Lord Krishna leads his disciple and beloved friend Arjuna to his heart so that Arjuna can live a life of responsible service to the world in the embrace of divine love. Accordingly, we will focus on the Bhagavad Gita’s teachings regarding a yogic life oriented toward dharma and infused with bhakti...
November 22, 2014
Heart-centered forms of yoga recognize the value of our emotions as gateways to deeper experiences of Spirit. Yet, we can also get ensnarled in our emotions and seemingly stumble in our progress in the yogic life. This afternoon we will explore the nature of the emotions from a yogic perspective. We will focus on the concepts of bh?va and rasa. Bh?va means not only “emotion” but also “inner state, mood, attitude...
November 14, 2014
10:00 am–12:30 pm
Abhaya Yoga is hosting a special VIP tour and yoga class at the Rubin Museum of Art to help raise funds for our new Abhaya Community Wellness Center.Your ticket to this exclusive event includes:10AM – 10:30AM: A private tour of The All Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide exhibition before the Museum opens for the day and a special gift copy of the exhibition catalog10:30AM – 12PM: Tara Glazier teaches a yoga class at the Rubin Museum of Art theater, with live music by James Fideler and Keely AngelAfter 12 PM: Gallery exploration, lunch and shopping at the Rubin at your leisureThis unparalleled event at The Rubin, a leading cultural institution focused on the arts and cultures of the Himalayas, India and neighboring regions, offers students a unique opportunity to explore Asian arts and culture, and participate in a one of a kind yoga event and help us raise money for the New Abhaya Community Wellness Center in DUMBO! Space is limited to 20...
Led by: Paul Muller-Ortega
November 1, 2014
12:30 pm–8:30 pm
Register for Initiation HEREPaul offers formal instruction, or “initiation” into the practice of Neelakantha Meditation as part of an 18 month course of study, practice, community, and life-enriching foundation for a lifetime of deeper unfolding. These two days of formal, personalized, and intimate teachings and practice will usher in an increased amount of depth, insight, steadiness of heart and mind, and the realized possibility of transformation on every level...
October 31, 2014
7:30 pm–9:45 pm
To register go HERE. Join us for an evening of Satsang as Paul takes us on a journey into the experience of the Tantric practices of the heart. This night will be an introduction to the elegant and effective practices that enhance daily life, and include japa (recitation of mantras) and Meditation. We will consider the truths of life, of Consciousness, and spiritual practice known as Sadhana as the journey into a deeper wisdom of existence...
October 22, 2014
In this monthly practice, a guest teacher will share their latest insights into a life and practice of yoga. Geared toward the Advanced student or teacher, this class is an intensive practice spaced over two hours to adequately reach more of the level 2 and 3 poses. It is recommended that students have a strong practice and are relatively fluent in bio-mechanic principles to maintain safety within challenging postures...
October 18, 2014
Tara Glazier seamlessly guides students through a yoga movement sequence while DJ, yogi, Michael Hewett weaves a journey of electronic music braiding classics, progressives, and surprise tracks to send you right back into your nostalgic heart. This co-created experience places emphasis on both the music and the movement expressing both as vehicles into a deeper experience...
October 4, 2014
Open your eyes to the value and purpose of the Vedic system of astrology and learn what karma you are working with in this life!Cognized by sages and saints, Vedic astrology has been used through the millennia by astrologers and yogis, gurus and priests, as a tool to relieve suffering and to offer insight into such subjects as life direction and purpose, marriage, education, family, health, wealth, and spirituality, and other subjects both internal and external...
Led by: Susanna Harwood Rubin
October 2, 2014
Myths offer us access to the hidden parts of our consciousness and are at the heart of the yogic tradition. Entering the world of myth is like stepping into a deeper part of ourselves, a landscape in which our dreams and desires mingle and where we encounter different characters who tell us something about ourselves. Join us for an evening of Goddess myths, mantras, mudras, and meditation to celebrate the last night of Navaratri, the annual celebration of the Nine Nights of the Goddess...
September 20, 2014
Do you… Feel stressed from the summer? Need a break? Need more sleep? Suffer from Seasonal Allergies? Feel tired? Get ready to press the reset button. Join the Abhaya community in an 8 day cleanse, rooted in the wisdom of Ayurveda.Feel clear, light and uplifted - Crave healthier foodReduce or end allergies -Rebuild your Immune SystemUse your Kitchen more intelligently -Fall in love with your life and foodCreate healthy daily habits and routines -Make better food choicesSlow aging -Uncover brighter skinThis is a Community Cleanse...
September 17, 2014
September 14, 2014
These two workshops are for all levels of students to progress in their practice from the starting point of their own capacity. Innovative sequencing and a focus on good alignment will lead everyone to grow in their practice and approach some of these more challenging poses.5/5 (after 8/9)00/20 (after 8/9) for both workshops
September 13, 2014
These two workshops are for all levels of students to progress in their practice from the starting point of their own capacity. Innovative sequencing and a focus on good alignment will lead everyone to grow in their practice and approach some of these more challenging poses.5/5 (after 9/6)00/20 (after 9/6) for both workshops
August 27, 2014
August 24, 2014
Sridaiva is an alignment system which can be applied to all yoga, dance, athletics, and daily in our most common dynamic postures - sitting, standing, and walking.Every posture or movement in Sridaiva aligns toward an optimal “bow-spring” template for the spine. The bow-spring neutral form has a circumferential fullness in the thoracic mid-back, a deep curve in the lower back, and a uniform arch in the neck...
August 23, 2014
August 12, 2014
6:30 pm–9:30 pm
The Vijnana Bhairava (‘Wisdom of the Fiery One’) is a manual for Self-realization and one of the most famous and powerful meditation texts in tantric literature. In this highly experiential class, renowned meditation teacher Sally Kempton will guide you through a series of powerful contemplations and immersions in the inner yoga of tantric meditation...
July 26, 2014
July 12, 2014
Int/ Advanced - Quick review of basics and assisting safety, with a focus on the middle of the room, wild entries and exits, leg, hands and arm variations, with and without partners, geared to 'out of the box' handstanding around off the wallPre-requisites: Ability to kick up and hold a one minute handstand unassisted at the wall; Can or wants to learn to stick it without a wall...
All Levels, In this three-hour workshop, we will review basics, safety & partner assisting, as well as exercises and technique exploring entries, exits, leg variations, to play on and off the wall. Pre-Req's *Must have a yoga or fitness practice, and be able to kick up to handstand at the wall on their own.0(0) Both events 0(105) (after7/5)
July 3, 2014
The fireworks are back on the East River, which means we at Abhaya have front row seats. Stay after a special Bhava Friday, featuring live music by Kevin Nathaniel and asana taught by TaraGlazier, for a dance-filled, potluck. Following the class Kevin is joined by his new project The Peace Department [a psychedelic, tribal, trance percussion group] guaranteed to keep our bodies moving and our spirits high...
June 29, 2014
What are the keys to sustaining a lifelong yoga practice? How do we maintain a dynamic practice without creating wear and tear injuries, instability, or exhaustion? Like the pillars of a sacred temple, the bones, joints, and nerves comprise the foundation of the body and mind. The hatha yoga and Ayurvedic traditions articulate systematic practices for healing and strengthening this ground of our being...
June 8, 2014
12:15 pm–4:00 pm
May 31, 2014
Join Tara and DJ Kevin Spyker for an evening of super charged, dynamic yoga and electronic music. After the 1 and 1/2 hour class filled with progressive house beats, trance and ambient music, students are encouraged to stay for a community social. The DJ will keep playing AND dancing is welcome. Abhaya will provide some light snacks and students are welcome to pitch in with light foods and non-alcoholic drinks...
May 17, 2014
Inversions help to bring an alert calm to the mind, restore the body and enliven the spirit. This class will turn perspective upside down and give fun and new ways to explore inversions and their variations.5/5 after May 10
May 3, 2014
May 1, 2014
8:15 pm–10:45 pm
A CONSCIOUS KIRTAN & DANCE PARTY FEATURING-SHEELA BRINGI • BHAKTI DOJO • SRIKALOGY • DJ TAZ RASHID8:15 PM KirtanBhakti Dojo: Bhakti Dojo is a Brooklyn-based kirtan group hosted by Srikala and Jesse Johnson. Their mission is to spread the joys and blessings of the holy name and offer support for the life transformations that come along with regular practice...
April 24, 2014
Join us for a sound meditation lead by Youri Defrance on the Mongolian fiddle horse with Tibetan Tantric Chant and Mongolian Overtone. Through living with an Tsaatan family (a community of reindeer herders living in Northern Khövsgöl Aimag of Mongolia) in the Altai mountains and steppes, Youri received the transmission of shamanic knowledge and ancestral secrets...
April 12, 2014
2:00 pm–4:15 pm
In this workshop, Carla will guide you into a mindful awareness of how your breath optimally flows through the body. You will discover the ways in which we all inadvertently prevent our breath from flowing freely both in stillness and in movement. Unencumbered respiration is the best gift we can give ourselves as we move towards a more healthful lifestyle...
March 29, 2014
Join the Abhaya community in an 8 day cleanse, rooted in the wisdom of Ayurveda. Shed old habits, latent sludge, and extra weight of all kinds to make space for a fresh luminosity this spring! Uncover brighter skin, improved digestion, more balanced emotions and a fully refreshed outlook. Registration deadline: Friday, March 28th, 8:00 PMPre-Detox meeting for registered students: Saturday, March 29th, 2:00 - 4:00Cleanse dates: Wednesday, April 2nd - Wednesday, April 9th...
March 27, 2014
We will be working on Swadhisthana, the 2nd sacral chakra which will release frustration and shame. Our sexual energy, our creative power is constantly blocked by the expression of these energies.Let go of your old patterns in a labyrinth of love!As you go within yourself allow the emotion connect to the experience, the pattern loses its strength and healing occurs...
March 9, 2014
Join us for one of the leading teachers and scholars of yoga philosophy and bhakti yoga. Bill Mahony's spirit emanates pure love. This afternoon, he will offer teachings based on the Bhakti Sutra and how bhakti sensibilities can infuse the teaching of yoga. The afternoon will be consist of Bill's comments as well ample time for group discussion. We will focus both of the philosophy of bhakti and on teaching skills that can enable us as teachers connect lovingly and easefully with our students...
March 8, 2014
Bill returns to Abhaya Yoga to continue the discussion on yoga as a way to experience and express a deep spiritual connection with Love as our source energy. Attendance at Bill’s previous workshops at Abhaya is not required. All are welcome.We will talk about yogic ways of living in our hearts. As a way to do this, in these sessions we will focus again on selected passages from the Narada Bhakti Sutra, an 10th-11th- century text from India on the nature of a divine love that can serve as the basis of a deep yogic practice...
March 7, 2014
7:00 pm–9:30 pm
We will reflect on the ways in which a life based in a yoga oriented toward higher levels of spiritual love can inform, and fulfill all other aspects and goals of our lives. Join us for this evening session of lecture, meditation, and celebration! Bhakti is defined as the sharing in or participation of love. What better way to embrace the teachings of bhakti than to share company, food, and chanting the names of the divine in the joyful practice of kirtan...
February 17, 2014
Join Tara, owner of Abhaya yoga, and Kenny Graham, founder of the Simha Yoga School,on this 6 day, 7 night renewal retreat in Playa Grande on the northern pacific coast of Costa Rica. Enjoy peace and quiet right outside town, in a private beachfront villa surrounded by the natural beauty of the land.During this week we will revel in the “Rasas” or flavors/ essence of experience...
February 16, 2014
While it has been traditional to emphasize both alignment and action in yoga poses, as well as the importance of how you go into and come out of a pose, what has not received enough attention is the actual ‘firing order’ of the muscles themselves. What the body is meant to learn — or relearn — through yoga is the right sequencing of muscles needed to support itself safely in demanding maneuvers...
February 15, 2014
In this practice we’ll pay attention to the longitudes and latitudes of the upper body, from hand placement and the finer points of arm rotations when the arms are weight-bearing (think Downward Dog and onward) to the subtleties of the actions of the neck and head. Special attention will be paid to ways in which to strengthen then neck, particularly to work with the ‘Forward-Head’ syndrome as well as other neck problems, such as a flat cervical spine...
February 13, 2014
The ‘Vayus’ or ‘forces/functions’ of the Prana are among the oldest and most enduring concepts of yoga. We will look at their evolution, both within the context of meditation as we find it in the Upanishads, and the later transformation of these concepts in Ayurveda into a focus on health in terms of ‘Vata’ health...
January 31, 2014
January 25, 2014
Flip your paradigm upside down and connect to your inner source of power in this focused handstand workshop. Learn the precise biomechanical tools it takes to begin balancing on your hands freely and the practices you can do at home that will take your handstand to the next level. Participants will leave with a specific routine that can be done at home (or even in the office)...
January 23, 2014
Led by: Desirée Rumbaugh
January 11, 2014
Learn more about stiffness in the hips and lower back. Many people have patterns of unconscious holding or tightness from strong athletic endeavors and too much sitting. Hip openers free the body and meditation frees the mind. Who could ask for anything more?0/0 after 1/3/14
January 10, 2014
1:15 pm–3:45 pm
Learn how to feel stronger and safer in your yoga practice. Most people have energy leaks in weaker areas of the body. Learn how to close off all escape routes and have more power in your poses and less neck and shoulder tension.0/0 after 1/3/14
January 4, 2014
December 30, 2013
10:00 PM- 12:15 AMWe invite you to bring in 2014 with your full unleashed potential! Close out 2013 and bring in the new year with deep asana, meditation and visioning, and kirtan at Abhaya Yoga.Aaron Angel and Adriana Rizzolo will lead you through contemplative hip openers and restorative poses intended to shed old layers and open to a luminous new year, with live music and ambiance by SWF and Keely...
December 19, 2013
8:15 pm–11:00 pm
Join us for community celebration, snacks, a raffle and kirtan!8:30pm: Raffle to benefit The Lineage Project Raffle ticket price: 0. Purchase tickets at the front desk or online HERE. Enter today for your chance to win one of five amazing gift baskets! Each is worth more than 00 and includes a private yoga lesson, a 10-class card to Abhaya and other goodies such as a massage, a designer haircut, jewelry, skin care products and consultation, an interior design consultation, private music and Pilates lessons, and more! All proceeds go to The Lineage Project to bring yoga and other mindfulness practices to incarcerated youth and youth at risk of incarceration...
December 8, 2013
The evening session will continue our study on the Bhagavata Purana. Time permitting, meditation on devotional mantras will also be included. 5 for one session, 0 for both
The Bhagavata Purana is focused exclusively on the various modes of bhakti yoga, devotion, to Isvara, God, featuring most especially the stories pertaining to Isvara in the form of Sri Krishna. All the teachings of the Yoga Sutras and Gita are to be found in these narratives, along with so much more, but in far more developed ways, and embodied in the form of charming and delightful tales that capture the heart and mind, the goal of bhakti yoga...
Led by: Luke Simon
December 7, 2013
Breathwork is a simple yet powerful practice that helps you go beyond your thoughts and into the energy body. This rhythmic breath brings in life-force to help clear and release stuck emotions and beliefs, revealing our constantly shining heart! The holidays are an important time of year to pause and take care of ourselves: releasing feelings of stress, overwhelm or sadness and getting grounded for the rest of the month...
November 24, 2013
More Details, times and prices to comeArising out of a year-long collaboration, in 2013 Desi and John systemized a new set of paradigm-shifting alignment principles under the name of Sridaiva yoga, a new school of hatha yoga. The optimizing alignment principles of Sridaiva present a radical, alternative view for ‘neutral pelvis’ and spinal alignment...
November 9, 2013
The Sweetness of Attention; the Power of Concentration - A Three Hour Meditation Workshop in the Shamatha TraditionShamatha refers to the training of settling the body, breath, and mind in their natural states. When these techniques are practiced and mastered, we experience a deep stillness, which is not only the foundation for all insights, but also a very useful platform upon which to build a more peaceful and happy life...
Led by: Jennifer Reis
November 3, 2013
12:00 pm–10:00 pm
Become skilled at leading your students and clients into deeper levels of freedom and health than they ever imagined possible. In this meditation practice, there is nothing required but to lie down and listen. Learn how to offer the gift of deep rest, balance, and transformation with Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra.During this training you will:Relax into openness, freedom and bliss as you are masterfully led in Divine Sleep Yoga NidraLearn in depth about Divine Sleep within yogic tradition and western scienceDevelop skills by practicing leading a partnerDiscover the power of Intention- SankalpaExplore the Body Scan in detailNourish yourself and othersAn inspired and inclusive practice, Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra is one of the most accessible forms of yoga and will become a favorite for your students and clients...
October 19, 2013
An authentic yoga practice invites us into greater intimacy with reality. This entails two challenges: how do we show up with all of ourselves for the more difficult moments, and how do we stop our mind's stories from distorting reality as it is? We will explore these themes in this dynamic interactive workshop that draws on the ancient wisdom of nondual Śaiva Tantra for deeper insight and support...
October 17, 2013
8:15 pm–9:00 pm
Ever wondered what original ancient Tantric tradition actually taught? An exciting opportunity awaits Friday night as internationally trained Sanskrit scholar Christopher Wallis (aka Hareesh) will summarize the essential teachings of original Tantra in a totally accessible way. This 45-min session following the Bhāva class will include practice as well as wisdom teachings...
October 3, 2013
Indian classical bansuri flute duet with maestros Steve Gorn and Eric Fraser accompanied by Naren Budhakar on tabla drums. Hear the effortless weaving of Indian melody through serene meditation to ecstatic splendor, rendered by masters in tradition.Eric Fraser- bansuri (www.ericfraser.com)Steve Gorn- bansuri (www.stevegorn.com)Naren Budhakar- tabla 5 pre-reg 0 at the door
September 28, 2013
Led by: Natanaga Zhander
September 20, 2013
7:00 am–9:30 am
NRTTA SADHANA EIGHT PALMS & ASANA WITH ZHANDERRhythmic dance and its practiceNrtta is that sadhana through which the sadhaka (aspirant) rediscovers the rhythmic life currents hidden in the body’s folds and limbs by means of unimposed natural positioning.Out of the one hundred and eight karanas mentioned in the Natya Shastra, not more than thirty-six karanas are used for the purpose of self cultivation...
September 7, 2013
As we segue into the dark and fertile season of the fall, we have a chance to plant bright seeds of intention. The seed contains everything needed for growth within its outer shell. Inside there is inherent power. However, both inner terrain and external factors play a role in whether the seed is nourished enough to express its fullest potential. The yoga practice invites us to blossom with creativity, resiliency, and economy of effort...
August 22, 2013
Join us as we create time and space for women to join together in an empowered community and connect to ourselves and each other in a way that brings out our highest visions as women. Through a facilitated conversation we will explore specific topics that invite us to reflect on our experience as a woman and how our connection to our feminine power is manifesting in our life...
August 7, 2013
The tantric goddess traditions offer some of the most profound transformative technologies on the planet. In this workshop, we’ll enter deeply into goddess practice, especially with the practices of the fierce goddesses Kali and Durga.When we connect with the divine feminine, we awaken inner powers of self-actualization, divine love and liberating wisdom...
August 3, 2013
Do you feel twinging in your back? Irritation in your hips? Pinching in your shoulders? Is the yoga you thought was healing you, hurting you? It is true; yoga can be the absolute best thing we do for our body and spirit or it can be the absolute worst thing we do, since we are using our own body weight and ego in full range of motion. Why do we put so much value on the burn, on the sweat, on the over muscling? The body has the capacity to heal, but often we get in the way of that process...
July 27, 2013
July 20, 2013
Explore how yoga and Ayurveda are interrelated. Ayurveda is the science and yoga is the practice of the science - yoga and Ayurveda are an integrated part of each other. Both yoga and Ayurveda are based upon the principles of Omni substances and five elements theory. Yoga and Ayurveda also have common an understanding of how the body works. Ayurveda Nutrition Encompasses the Four Pillars of Diet, Yoga, Pranayama, Sleep and Meditation...
June 26, 2013
Darren Rhodes, master asana teacher and practitioner guides students to their potential by sharing his personal findings and secrets of the practice. Join Darren for the Intermediate level practice focused on hips, quads and backbends.Please also join Darren for an open level class at 6:30 focused on forward folds, twists and hand balances. Regular class prices apply to the open level class...
June 22, 2013
Ladies join us to dance, flow & access your inner and outer radiance!The Goddess Embodied method is a tool that relies on the wonder of creativity & female connection. Raise your physical, mental, emotional & spiritual energy. Imprint your being with the truth that YOU ARE ENOUGH NOW & learn to respond to yourself with unconditional love...
June 9, 2013
12-4 pm and 6-9 pm
June 8, 2013
June 1, 2013
Thai Yoga is one of the best ways for yoga teachers to learn how to effectively and safely assist, touch, and adjust their yoga students. While drawing its techniques mainly from the traditional Thai massage repertoire, Thai Yoga also informed by yoga therapeutics and biomechanical alignment principles. This workshop emphasizes hands-on skills and confidence with therapeutic touch, while also improving your understanding of anatomy and the body’s relationship to yoga...
May 18, 2013
May 16, 2013
8:00 pm–9:00 pm
Led by: Master Zhongxian Wu
May 11, 2013
Saturday May 11th 2:00pm-5:00pm & 7:00pm-9:00pm Sunday May 12th 12:00 noon-5:00pmTaiji, commonly translated as “supreme ultimate”, is a style of internal martial arts practiced for physical training, health benefits and spiritual cultivation. The BaGua (“8 symbols”) - the buildingblocks of Daoist philosophy - are used to represent the fundamental principles of the universe...
Led by: Michael Fergot
May 4, 2013
In this topsy-turvy time how do we skillfully navigate circumstances that could pull us down and bring suffering in order to reveal that capacity to fearlessly expand our perspective? Yogis expand their perspective to meet challenges and turn great burdens into transformative experiences. What better way to strengthen our ability to do this, than to enter into the fearlessness (Abhaya) and courage to do INVERSIONS! Let's see things from another vantage point...
Led by: Sianna Sherman
April 28, 2013
12:00 pm–3:30 pm
The Art of Teaching explores the essentials of becoming an effective, inspirational teacher. A sanctuary space is collectively created so each participant can feel held in a safe environment and be called to the power of the voice rooted in the heart’s truth. Some areas of focus will include: teaching from the heart, weaving themes and philosophy into classes, sequencing to unlock freedom for all all levels of students, therapeutic adjustments and direct feedback from Sianna...
April 27, 2013
4:30 pm–7:00 pm
Following the rhythm of the day, this afternoon session turns inside with a more introspective practice of hip openers, twists and forward folds. Inner awareness opens the gateway of revelation inside the practitioner and ultimately inspires the collective shift of consciousness. The Tantric spiritual practices of yoga, calledsadhana, assist every practitioner in seeing the truth in the mirror of the heart...
The Bhagavad Gita teaches yoga as Skill in Action. Skill must be cultivated both on and off the mat. The tapasya (fiery discipline of yoga) of this advanced practice is dedicated to transformation for the embodied practice of life. This class will focus on skillful biomechanics, clear intention and loving presence. The asana sequence will progress through standing poses, arm balances, backbends and hip openers...
April 26, 2013
6:30 pm–8:30 pm
Come on a mythic journey and activate your asana practice with myth, mantra and music. Sianna will tell stories of the gods and goddesses as your story too. This fluid form vinyasa practice will garland a full sequence of standing poses, arm balances, backbends and hip openers. Join the sacred pilgrimage in the temple of your own being. Special Guest Deity will be revealed at the beginning of class...
Learn powerful tools of alignment and effective biomechanics for greater health and vitality in your body. Radiant Health is an interactive experience with therapeutic emphasis and a hands-on approach. Bring your questions, notebooks and willingness to help each other. There will be some asana and adjustments with partners. Live with radiance!0/ 0 (after 4/20)75 For the entire weekend (5 sessions)/25(after 4/20)
Led by: Manoj Chalam
April 20, 2013
We will bring in statues of Hindu/Buddhist deities and relate their symbolisms to archetypes within us. We are going to analyze the great statement in the Vedas “Tattavamasi,” which, literally translated, means “You are That.” In order to understand the significance of this statement we will analyze each aspect of it. The goal of analyzing and understanding the self is self-realization, or liberation from worldly bondages...
April 18, 2013
We will bring in statues of Hindu/Buddhist deities and relate their symbolisms to archetypes within us. Discover how these ancient teachings have practical relevance to your life bringing peace of mind as well as uncovering our underlying common spirit. The deepest understanding of these symbolisms along with the non-dualistic teachings of Vedanta lead to the ultimate goal on the spiritual path: Moksha...
April 13, 2013
Led by: Jennifer Burch
April 10, 2013
“Qi” means vital or life energy, and “gong” means work or cultivation.An ancient word for Qigong, Guan, emphasizes that it is a path of observation. The forms of Qigong provide ways to access a powerful, gentle energy that has a profound capacity to heal and to create balance, or harmony. Classical Chinese medicine, acupuncture, taiji, and some forms of martial arts are rooted in Qigong...
April 6, 2013
Today’s men face unique challenges. How can we be conscious, compassionate, and loving and still be masculine, potent, and ready to take care of the business in our life? Too many of us walk our path alone, in isolation from other men and without the support we need. This 3 hour workshop will introduce some of the central themes relevant to those who are taking up the challenge of being empowered men in today’s world...
Led by: Suzin Green
April 4, 2013
Take Friday Night Bhava to the next level! Experience chanting with a master teacher and kirtan singer. Chanting with Suzin will take you into the heart of stillness and send you soaring in the night. Beginners to advanced, all are welcome. Touch the bliss that lives inside you. Discover the power of kirtan chant. Chanting accompanied by DavidFreeman, tabla & Mustafa Bhagat, sitar...
March 23, 2013
Led by: Tony Giuliano
This full spectrum asana class will focus on the hips and shoulders and the therapeutic effects on the body. Our body is our temple. Our Asana practice has the power to deepen the connection of the heart, mind, and body. When we are rooted in our body (hips) and open in our heart (shoulders), it gives us the ability to live from that expansive place in the center...
March 9, 2013
1:45 pm–3:45 pm
What is it that you truly love?Loyal friend and dedicated yogi, the sweet monkey-faced Hanuman is unwavering in his devotion. Through his commitment to his truth, his responsibilities, to his Dharma, Hanuman models for us how to live from a place of integrity in which our actions and words are one. Hanuman invites us into the fullness of our embodied experience so that we can more clearly articulate what we really care about and what is truly of value in our lives...
March 8, 2013
7:30 pm–9:00 pm
Come support the lineage project this saturday night with the Abhaya crew for this special chill n chant event. This class will include 45 minutes flow & restore followed by devotional chanting led by Stevie Weinstein-Foner, Keely Graber, Aaron Angel & Adriana RizzoloPlease join us for this love-fest!0 dollar suggested DonationThe Lineage Project uses mindfulness practices to break the cycle of poverty, violence and incarceration in New York City...
March 1, 2013
February 26, 2013
BodyTalk is an astonishingly simple and effective holistic therapy that allows the body's energy systems to be re-synchronized so they can operate as nature intended. Each system, cell, and atom is in constant communication with each other at all times. Through exposure to the stresses of day-to-day life, however, these lines of communication can become compromised or disconnected, which then leads to a decline in physical, emotional and/or mental well-being...
February 23, 2013
Intuition for YogisWith Constantina Rhodes, Ph.D.Saturday, February 23, 20132-5 p.m.5 until Feb. 18; 5 thereafterIntuition is a key component to living a rich, full life, yet many overlook this precious gift that is innate in us all. Yoga helps to enhance and expand this gift, yet many practitioners find that their ability to become more attuned to this source is enhanced but not harnessed...
February 16, 2013
Thai Yoga is a sacred and ancient form of bodywork that involves stretching and deep massage. This workshop is designed for couples who want to work together to help each other open and align nadis, which are the channels through which the energies of the subtle body ﬂow. Through gentle, non-invasive touch and stretching techniques, couples will learn how to release tension and activate prana, which is our life force energy in the body...
February 2, 2013
2013, for many, is a new beginning. Isn't that something we all wish for, a chance to start anew? But can we truly begin again? And is it wise to try? I'm not sure. I do think our past is a part of who we are. And, part of healthy beginning is accepting and honoring who we are because of it. Then, the yearning to be given another chance is predicated on something closer to the truth...
January 20, 2013
Join the Starry Mountain Singers for a delicious, high energy, powerful singing workshop. Drawing from a dynamic repertoire of Appalachian, American Old Time and Gospel Traditions, Shape Note, Corsican, Bulgarian, and Georgian songs, we will come together in voice and in spirit, and learn some nice songs to boot! No experience necessary.0-20 suggested donation
January 19, 2013
Please come and join the Starry Mountain Singers for a warming concert in a wintery month. The songs come from various vocal traditions around the world: Caucusus Republic of Georgia, Corsica, New England, and Cowboy trails. Take a break from modern city living with this timeless music, and some friendly folks.1/20/13, 7:00pm-9:30pm 0
January 14, 2013
Simple elimination diet, maintain eating and healthy foods while integrating 1 green juice / day ( available at abhaya)10 day cleansebegins Jan 14, 2013This New Year's Cleanse is less of a “cleanse” and more of an opportunity to start cultivating healthier eating habits and conscious lifestyle choices. This is a simple elimination diet that asks us to maintain healthy winter diet of warm healing foods while integrating 1 green juice / day, yoga, and more alkaline foods into our diet...
January 6, 2013
This class will build on the principles and poses that were taught throughout the weekend and provide an upbeat, challenging atmosphere to bend, stretch and open the heart as a means of worship and celebration. Advanced options will be given for people with advanced backbend practices. Preliminary steps and stages will also be outlined for those who need them...
January 5, 2013
Class 10:00-11:30am- Discipline:Standing poses and arm balancesThis all-levels class will build a bridge between the the foundational aspects of standing poses and the sometimes challenging hand balancing postures. Learn step by step methods for accessing the inner and outer strength required to confidently explore these empowering poses. Expect strong work, detailed alignment and creative dynamic sequences...
January 3, 2013
8:15 pm–9:15 pm
Yoga, as much as it offers promises of unbounded freedom and delight, also demands that we anchor ourselves in our dignity with discipline through our dedicated efforts over a long period of time. Explore your own relationship to yoga in this dynamic, challenging and inspiring weekend of asana studies.The Breath and the Spirit: Introduction to Pranayama 8:15-9:15pmPranayama is known for its soothing and calming effects on the nervous system...
December 26, 2012
This class meets you where you are and takes you to your next level. Through an intelligent, sequential template this class tones and elongates the entire body through accessible hip-openers, repetition, one-leg balances and extension and compression holds. This work recalibrates the neuroendocrine system resulting in increased clarity, and stamina, and immunity...
December 16, 2012
12- 3:45pm Teaching from the heart, verbal skills, chanting, and creating a sacred class.Join Kenny Graham for an uplifting afternoon on how to create a sacred class. Kenny is known as one of the most creative and inspiring teachers who has the gift to lift people up. Learn from Kenny’s energy and his secrets to creating a sacred and transformational yoga class...
December 15, 2012
The definition of Sage is one venerated for experience, judgement and wisdom. There are many poses named after the great sages of yoga, vasisthasana, visvamitrasana and matsyendrasana to name a few. With the knowledge of alignment we will take the postures dedicated to these great beings, unveiling our own deep inner wisdom with clarity and calm.5 before 12/8/12 5 thereafter
Led by: Sara Neufeld
December 9, 2012
12:15 pm–9:00 pm
12:15- 3:45pm - Teaching therapeutic yoga/ private yoga/ super beginners/ older folksThis day training will offer the skills necessary to teach a basic therapeutic class for general upper and lower body ailments. Tara will train teachers for the Yoga Beyond program that is being implemented in DUMBO, bringing yoga into the businesses. Students will learn how to teach super beginners effectively, the older population, and the different skills necessary for private and semi-private work...
10:00 am–11:30 am
Sharon Rudy and Tara Glazier teach Dec 9, Sunday 10am class at Abhaya Yoga which is dedicated to our dear friend Woody, his amazing spirit and his cause. Just a short time ago Woody was paralyzed in a hit and run motorcycle accident. The proceeds from this class will be donated to him and his family as they create a new life and a new home with proper construction for wheelchair access...
December 5, 2012
Are you looking for ways to deepen your yoga practice? Do you want to reduce stress, sleep better, manage chronic aches and pains and improve the quality of your daily activities? By adding the MELT Method® to your life, you can do all of this, and more.Join Deanne in this 3-part series of introductory classes and discover MELT self-treatment techniques that feel great and are easy and fun to learn...
December 2, 2012
6-9pm-Sequencing Part 2 dissects more advanced asana practices and explores creative ways to easefully up level your students’ asanas and take them to the next level. Learn the art of demonstration and why, when, and how it can most effective to empower students.5, email email@example.com to apply
12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 2, 12-3 p.mAlthough yoga began as a practice for men only, 21st century yoga students are predominantly women. Yoga can help women to navigate the hormonal shifts that occur over a lifetime. With the varied practices of asana, pranayama and meditation, women can maintain steady physical and mental strength, yet soften at times in their life cycle when that is appropriate...
December 1, 2012
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2-5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2, 12-3 p.mAlthough yoga began as a practice for men only, 21st century yoga students are predominantly women. Yoga can help women to navigate the hormonal shifts that occur over a lifetime. With the varied practices of asana, pranayama and meditation, women can maintain steady physical and mental strength, yet soften at times in their life cycle when that is appropriate...
November 29, 2012
8:30 pm–10:30 pm
withDavid Freeman, tablaMustafa Bhagat, sitarTake Friday Night Bhava to the next level. Experience kirtan with a master teacher and kirtan singer. Chanting with Suzin will take you into the heart of stillness and send you soaring in the night. If you like chanting, you’ll love kirtan with Suzin.0 suggested donation.
Led by: Ruthie Streiter
November 18, 2012
Upper and Lower Body Therapeutics with Tara Glazier and Anatomy w/ Ruthie Streiter12-3:45pmJoin Tara while she teaches basic therapeutics and hands on therapy for upper body issues that include shoulder, head, neck, arm, and / or wrist pain. Ruthie Streiter, Iyengar trained and professional Rolfer teaches us anatomy from the perspective of a body worker and her vast experience with healing injuries...
November 17, 2012
Restorative Yoga is a retreat from your everyday life, a journey into tranquility and well-being. It is the Yoga that gently reminds your nervous system to relax, your adrenals to restore, and your organs to be nurtured. Of all the yogic practices, Restorative Yoga is the only one to build Ojas, your vital reserves. The workshop includes guided deep relaxation, healing breathing, and meditation...
Led by: Sharon Rudy
November 11, 2012
12:15- 3:15pm - The Art of StorytellingJoin Sharon Rudy to explore some of the essential myths of yoga, plus how to effectively incorporate storytelling and myth into yoga teaching.6-9pm Theme Development Part 2 with Tara GlazierRefining how to teach a powerful theme or story connected to a sequence. This evening segment will focus on linking and weaving language skills that makes asana come to life and take an inspired form...
November 4, 2012
October 27, 2012
3:00 pm–4:45 pm
Sound Healing Meditation with Rest of the River.......5 if paid in full by October 20, 0 thereafterCome immerse yourself in sounds to accent silence and deepen meditation. With instruments from around the world including Chinese guzheng, Native American flutes, hammer dulcimer, frame drum, and other forms of percussion, Rest of the River creates a blanket of meditative sound which allows you to go deeper into yourself and to move closer to the witness inside...
October 21, 2012
Join us for one of the leading teachers and scholars of yoga philosophy and Bhakti Yoga. Bill Mahony’s spirit emanates pure love . He offers teachings on the Bhakti Sutras and how Bhakti relates to the service of teaching yoga. The afternoon will be filled with lecture, meditation, and focused teaching skills that will enable the student teacher to connect to their students with more ease...
October 20, 2012
In this evening segment, we will go deeper into the Bhakti Sutras detailing and contemplating the later part of the text. It will be a continuation of the afternoon however earlier attendance is not required. The evening portion will conclude with a sweet kirtan ( devotional chanting) offered by Claudine Hickman as well as meditation led by Bill. Open yourself to the teachings of Bhakti and inspire your life your love...
October 17, 2012
October 14, 2012
12-3:45pmLearn how to skillfully sequence to adequately prepare the body for apex poses, more advanced poses, specific classes of poses, while leading students through an artful journey. This segment will focus on how to build a class from a concept, a bio-mechanic principle, or how to work backward toward a pinnacle pose. Basic anatomy will be covered to understand in greater detail how the body warms effectively...
October 13, 2012
Care for the Subtle Body with Pranayama and MeditationThe wisdom tradition of yoga speaks of our subtle body the multi-layered energy field that permeates and surrounds our physical body. Our health, our mental and emotional well-being, our sense of connection to Spirit and our experience of deep Happiness have a great deal to do with our subtle body...
October 6, 2012
2:00 pm–8:30 pm
Break from 5:00pm-6:30pm Imagine being plugged into an infinite supply of powerfully healing and loving energy. Not only does this power source enhance your own energy bank, but it could also be used to help others. This is the gift a “Level One Reiki Attunement” will give you. During the day you will: • Learn and practice the boundless possibilities of how to use this energy • Be attuned and receive a sacred symbol for your own use • Learn and practice self healing • Have plenty of time for questions and hands-on practice • Leave the day with a new found knowledge and confidence surroundingthe world of energy and healing • Receive a comprehensive book and certificate 75 if prepaid by Oct...
Led by: Nihāl Sevillano
September 19, 2012
For the Absolute Beginner to YogaBreaking Through: A Yoga Workshop for Beginners and Beginners at Heart Join Jorge Sevillano for this exploration of the practice of Hatha Yoga. Each class will give you the tools to become more familiar with:-Classic yoga postures.-Modifications that may apply to you.-The philosophy and bio-mechanics that support the postures...
September 15, 2012
September 9, 2012
Come get empowered with information and practical yoga techniques to heal and prevent injuries in this series with renowned teacher Ellen Saltonstall. Classes will include some lecture, the practice of poses adapted for particular conditions or areas of the body, and a discussion of common conditions that cause pain and dysfunction. 0 with preregistration/5 at the door
August 18, 2012
Within every advanced yoga pose lives a basic one. When you understand theelements embedded in each pose, then you gain access to ones that might seemoff limits…until now. Through methodical deconstruction, you can discern theneeded foundation upon which to clearly reconstruct your asana. Excavatingdaunting poses then become playful fodder to empower your practice...
August 5, 2012
2:00 pm–3:45 pm
5 with preregistration by July 27, 5 thereafter
August 4, 2012
August 2, 2012
8:15 pm–10:15 pm
0 with preregistration by July 27, 0 thereafter
July 21, 2012
Come expand your mind, heart, and body. Only when you agree to see and tell the truth to yourself you assist your growth and break free from the past. Begin to imprint a new pathway in your nervous system. Choose a relationship with yourself that opens you fully to the power of love, of knowing you belong in the world, and to knowing that you are enough...
July 19, 2012
July 18, 2012
July 15, 2012
Come get empowered with information and practical yoga techniques to heal and prevent injuries in this series with renowned teacher Ellen Saltonstall. Classes will include some lecture, the practice of poses adapted for particular conditions or areas of the body, and a discussion of common conditions that cause pain and dysfunction. 5 with preregistration/0 at the door
11:45 am–1:00 pm
We are excited to launch a series of conversations about some of our favorite yoga philosophy books! Deepen your understanding of various concepts behind our practice as we join together in community for brunch and discussion after Tara's Sunday class. Book 3: Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea JudithConversation led by Sara NeufeldSunday, July 15 More to come later in the year -- let us know if you have book suggestions!Cost: 0 plus an offering for a potluck brunch.
July 14, 2012
June 23, 2012
From India’s great epic poem, The Mahabharata, we inherit the story of the burning of the Khandava Forest. Come for an afternoon of tantric storytelling, and intermediate asana, and discover why—as a yogin—you must be willing to set your own metaphorical forest aflame. 0 online/5 at the door
June 17, 2012
Come at 6 for refreshments, kirtan begins at 7.Arjun is currently considered one of the leading kirtan singers in the western world. With his newest kirtan releases Bhajan Anandi Vol 6 (2010) and Vol 5 (2008) and annual tours through all of Europe, the US, and UK he is been helping hold the deep tradition of this profound music and practice to share with the west...
June 13, 2012
June 10, 2012
Nataraja in the Tillai Forest is the story of stories in the Tantric tradition. Beginning where the tale of the Pine Forest Sages ends, it is a stunningly beautiful exploration of desire, love, devotion, and artistry, culminating in Nataraja’s Ananda Tandava, his Dance of Bliss. Encompassing many of the major concepts in tantric yoga, from Karma & Lila, Maya, Adhikara, Kalyana Mitra, and embodied freedom, the Tillai Forest story elevates artistry and the creative process to the realm of myth...
June 9, 2012
What do you really care about? Why do you want to create? Sometimes we get blocked because we fail to recognize the rich subject matter of our day-to-day lives. The pivotal tantric story of Nataraja and the Pine Forest Sages explores this very notion. Through Nataraja’s dance, he reveals his Five Acts, demonstrating how, through the cycle of Destruction-Creation-Maintenance-Concealment and Revelation, we transform our daily lives into artistic expression...
June 8, 2012
8:15 am–10:15 am
Writing Your Practice combines the practices of asana and writing through two intense and exuberant workshops. Each session will explore Shiva Nataraja from a Tantric point of view, using asana, storytelling, writing, and discussion to unlock and give voice to our creativity. As we weave our way through the beautifully moving story of Nataraja’s Dance, we will find the stories within ourselves, connecting with our innate creativity and generating new written work...
June 3, 2012
Come get empowered with information and practical yoga techniques to heal and prevent injuries in this series with renowned teacher Ellen Saltonstall. Classes will include some lecture, the practice of poses adapted for particular conditions or areas of the body, and a discussion of common conditions that cause pain and dysfunction. Sunday, June 3, 12-4 p...
Come get empowered with information and practical yoga techniques to heal and prevent injuries in this series with renowned teacher Ellen Saltonstall. Classes will include some lecture, the practice of poses adapted for particular conditions or areas of the body, and a discussion of common conditions that cause pain and dysfunction.0 with pre-registration/5 at the door
June 2, 2012
Most of the time, we can achieve what our body, mind, heart and life need in broad, generalized strokes and sweeping words and gestures. We do fundamental principles and postures, and they serve our basic needs as spiritual, embodied beings. But at times, it's worth approaching our practice with more precision. Join Allison for an afternoon of poses requiring a high level of preparation, awareness, insight and attention...
May 20, 2012
Yin yoga, as opposed to yang yoga (the kind where you work to your edge and leave all sweaty) is a practice of releasing energy and emotion stored in the connective tissue of the body. Yin practice is said to allow the practitioner to stretch not merely the muscles, but also the fascia (the tissue that sheathes muscles) of the body. In Yin, we experience semi-supported postures that we hold for minutes at a time to engender deep release...
Expand your practice by adding flight to your transitions! This workshop will connect upper-body strength and alignments to your lower-body control so that you can explore arm balances with ABHAYA (fearlessness). By strengthening and conditioning the core, you will expand yourself to new levels of development and understanding. By employing mechanics found in physics, applying leverage and focal points, your load will be lessened and stabilization will increase, making more complex arm balances accessible...
May 19, 2012
In this workshop, aromatherapy teacher, Kyle Nuse would like to share her secrets to health and well-being with therapeutic grade essential oils. Essential oils, or plant essence/blood, have life-enhancing qualities that can heal the body, deepen your meditation and yoga practice, and calm or stimulate the mind. She will pass around several of these oils for you to smell and experience while talking about their healing properties in depth...
May 16, 2012
May 12, 2012
This three-hour movement and dance experience begins by entering your body in a relaxing and rejuvenating way, followed by some sweaty, soul-shaking, hip-groovin’, heart opening, joyful dance! Enjoy the freedom and power that Shake Your Soul: The Yoga of Dance will give you. All levels of fitness and movement experience are welcome.Experience a transformative expressive arts and mindfulness-based process that allows you to learn the most valuable guidance that your soul is urging you to know even through your difficulties...
May 6, 2012
May 5, 2012
Doing group work and meditation on the full moon is one of the most powerful times to align our consciousness with our highest selves. As the full moon exerts a gravitational pull on the tides, it also affects the ebb and flow of our daily lives. The full moon is a potent time to bring healing into ones life, a time where we can acknowledge what we must let go of, and deeply transform...
Led by: Lois Nesbitt
April 25, 2012
Recommit to expanding your practice and join our open-hearted community of yogis growing together on Wednesday afternoons. We are delighted to welcome back Lois Nesbitt, one of Anusara's most seasoned teachers, to lead us through these two master classesThis practice is perfect for intermediate and advanced yogis and teachers of all traditions.5 online/0 at the door
April 18, 2012
April 15, 2012
Join us for our first Abhaya Community Ayurvedic Cleanse! This week of transformation and renewal is tailored to people with an active life and work schedule. By combining a gentle whole food and herbal cleansing regimen with yoga provided by some of your favorite Abhaya teachers and Ayurvedic guidance provided by Scott Blossom and his team at DoctorBlossom...
April 7, 2012
7:00 pm–8:30 pm
Join Lila for four Saturday night party classes followed by a workshop to introduce yourself to Acro! AcroYoga draws on the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the loving kindness of Thai massage. You don't have to be terrifically bendy, a massage expert, or a Dutch Acrobat. AcroYoga is tailor-made for yogis and yoginis, and no partner is necessary! Each of the classes in this series will focus on one or two aspects of the AcroYoga practice, and the series and workshop together will allow you to experience its breadth of transformative potential!Saturdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 287-8:30 p...
This detailed program will be geared toward more experienced teachers and/ or those who have completed Level 1. This program will include a deeper examination of observation skills, hands-on adjustments, class/ theme development, as well as articulating instruction and therapeutics. * Program can assist in moving students further in their Inspired or Certified Anusara status...
March 31, 2012
Sometimes dubbed adult naptime, restorative yoga is a series of completely supported passive postures held for minutes at a time. It offers a blissful respite from the demands of daily life. Full of big comfy pillows, warm blankets, and massage-like hands-on adjustments, the practice allows you to slide deeply into the relaxation response. It is the ideal complement to any Yang practice such as vinyasa, sports, or acrobatics...
March 22, 2012
8:15 pm–8:30 pm
March 21, 2012
Sianna Sherman, one of the top Anusara instructors in the world, will again visit Abhaya during a trip to NYC! Jump in and expand your edge in this lively and up-tempo practice of arm balances and deeper backbends. Be ready to shift your perspective and see what’s possible with the eyes of evolution. Evolve LOVE! Cost: 0 with preregistration, 5 at the door
March 14, 2012
March 11, 2012
Sunday 12:30-3:30 p.m. REFINE: Backbends and inversionsBackbends open your heart and have the ability to reveal the highest. Refine your expression of backbends and inversions as you move from inside out and upside down.0 with preregistration, 5 at the door
March 10, 2012
Saturday 2-5 p.m. DEEPEN: Hand balances, forward bends and twistsThe power of transformation is your own inner power. Hand balances to deepen your awareness and understanding of your own inner strength. 0 with preregistration, 5 at the door
Saturday 2-5 p.m. DEEPEN: Hand balances, forward bends and twistsThe power of transformation is your own inner power. Hand balances to deepen your awareness and understanding of your own inner strength. 0 with preregistration, 5 at the doorSunday 12:30-3:30 p.m. REFINE: Backbends and inversionsBackbends open your heart and have the ability to reveal the highest...
March 4, 2012
February 26, 2012
This in depth program is geared toward beginner teachers who would like to refine basic skills. This program will include segments on observation skills, hands-on adjustments, sequencing, and class/ theme development.Sunday afternoons plus select Wednesday nights for semi-private sessions with TaraFeb. 26, 12-3 p.m.March 4, 1-4 p.m.March 18, 12-3 p...
February 22, 2012
February 18, 2012
AcroYoga is a blend of partner yoga, partner balancing and Thai massage. It draws on the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics and the loving kindness of Thai massage. You don't have to be terrifically bendy, a massage expert or a Dutch Acrobat. Acroyoga is tailor-made for yogis and yoginis.The workshop experience will include circle ceremony, partner flow, assisted inversions, partner acro, flying and Thai massage...
February 11, 2012
Beautiful, gracious Lakshmi is the beloved goddess of prosperity, harmony and exquisite well-being. According to tradition, everywoman is an embodiment of this goddess. How do traditional texts guide women to live in alignment with their Lakshmi-nature? Howcan these teachings empower you as a 21st-century New York woman? The answers may surprise you...
February 4, 2012
Practice of the didgeridoo strengthens the core, expands lung capacity, and has recently been cited as an active treatment for sleep apnea. Explore the power of vibration, and gain the basic skills necessary for embarking on the journey of didgeridoo playing. Both beginners and experienced didge players are welcome. Didgeridoos will be provided.0 online/5 at the door
February 1, 2012
January 18, 2012
January 15, 2012
12:00 pm–1:30 pm
We will come together for an ancient pranayama practice that is at once invigorating, relaxing and healing. We will set clear intentions for the year that lies ahead of us and we will consciously let go of whatever we need to let go of. Come nurture the gift that is your breath, and open blocks for energy to flow freely within your body and in exchange with the universe...
Led by: Myda El-Maghrabi
January 7, 2012
2:00 pm–3:15 pm
This 2 week series is designed for the absolute beginner. This short series will familiarize the novice with the basic concepts incorporated in a yoga class. Students will learn vinyasa ( linking movements and breath), foundation, and basic form of the most common poses. The Anusara Universal Principles of Alignment will be lightly introduced. After this series, students will feel comfortable joining in a basic or basic/ open class offered on the regular schedule...
December 22, 2011
8:15 pm–11:30 pm
Please join us for a holiday kiran with Gaura Vani and experience this sacred, world music and discover the uplifting power of chanting.Prior to the kirtan, we will be offering an asana practice with live music from 6:30 - 8:00 led by Tara Glazier and other talented teachers from Abhaya. 0 with pre-registration or if taking the 6:30pm asana practice (Bhava Fridays, regular class price applies)5 at the door
December 18, 2011
6:30 pm–8:00 pm
Sunday, Dec. 186:30-8 p.m.Join Sara for a year-end class to benefit the Lineage Project, helpingexpand the reach of the practice we love to some of New York City'smost vulnerable young people. We will be announcing a specialpartnership between Abhaya and Lineage, which provides yoga andmeditation to incarcerated youth and youth at risk of incarceration...
March 12, 2011
Blow wide open your capacity to listen within through an experiential journey of your Ayurvedic energy anatomy. Ayurveda is the holistic living science/art that has co-evolved with yoga over that last 5,000 years. This workshop will offer an experiential dive through the elements and doshas with yoga and dynamic conversation. All levels welcome. 0
February 20, 2011
Experience deeper levels of inner freedom than you ever imagined possible. Give yourself permission to rest, balance and restore, tapping into new sources of energy. This inspired,meditativepractice will awaken your senses and allow you to enjoy life fully.Nothing is required of you but to lie down and listen. Be supported, held and nourished as you discover profound peace and vibrant health...
January 22, 2011
In this workshop you will learn how applying Anusara's alignment principles can consistently alleviate chronic pain, tightness and weakness in the lower body. The therapeutic application of Anusara yoga helped Ashleigh to overcome an acute spinal condition that caused her severe chronic pain for most of her childhood. Now she is pain free and with this blessing, honored to help others do the same...
January 20, 2011
The Starry Mountain Trio (Avery Book, Gideon Crevoshay and Suzannah Park) was recently born from the critically acclaimed nine voice ensemble, The Starry Mountain Singers. The trio specializes in four traditional vocal genres: polyphonic singing from Corsica and from the Republic of Georgia, ballads from the British Isles and Appalachia, and shape-note music...
January 8, 2011
Join Sheri and Deborah in the sacred circle of a woman's yoga practice. Come share your bodies, hearts and minds as we take you through a three-hour practice focusing on the divine form that is feminine yoga. Practice the art of being a woman, fully embraced in your body. We will explore the art of self-acceptance, seeing ourselves as inherently beautiful, receptive and powerful...
January 5, 2011
December 18, 2010
December 11, 2010
In this afternoon workshop, Harshada will dive into Bhakti Yoga, the path of Love, Service, and Surrender. Come along and bring your heart! We will discuss the core teachings of Bhakti Yoga, explore key verses from Bhakti Scriptures, and enjoy the ecstatic practices of kirtan (chanting), and sweet bhakti meditation. Come and learn how to bring more Bhakti in your life...
Led by: Julie Dohrman
December 4, 2010
The Therapeutic Approach of Anusara YogaIn Anusara Yoga, we celebrate the boundless freedom of Shakti (creative energy) available to all people, and the foundation of practice is based on the concept of opening to this flow and engaging in it more often. Yet sometimes this freedom becomes cloaked, veiled, or limited in our experience, especially when we suffer physical injury or discomfort, and even unhappiness...
November 4, 2010
Chanting, Meditation, Gathering of like minded people and nourishing food
October 23, 2010
Using simple exercises we will explore our most primary source of energy, the breath. In this workshop you will learn how your breathing works physically, and the effects of different types of breathing on your physiology, physical posture, strength and perception. Ultimately we will move towards aligning with our breath as a path for personal transformation...
October 16, 2010
The Bliss Brothers Shake Up Brooklyn! Join Peter Goodman & Primo Lombardi for a bliss filled practice of energetic arm balances, standing poses, back bends and inversions. Grace speaks through our heart. She connects us to our deeper self through our practice. The heart helps us along the heroic journey and brings forth who we are and what we might be...
October 9, 2010
When loved ones pass, do they really leave us?Often they remain connected to our hearts, longing for a way to reconnect and share their sweet, wise, and sometimes hilarious advice!Join Brenda for a moving and unforgettable hour when she bridges the gap of hearts and connects us to our loved ones in spirit. Some will receive personal messages from the spirit plain, others will simply be blessed by the power of love and healing that is created just by coming together and sharing in this extraordinary evening...
October 2, 2010
with Bhavani Lee and Jorja Rivero The Goddess or Devi is as courageous and powerful, as she is soft and compassionate.Join us and reveal these qualities within yourself! This fun and expressive practice will unlock your hips, free your mind and support your heart.We will incorporate yoga flow, ancient Indian dance, mudra and meditation. No dance background is required...
September 25, 2010
In this workshop we will explore our relationship to the core of the body, mind, and heart through the practice of asana, awareness, and meditation. The core of the asana practice will consist of both standing and hand balances. This balance practice will be supported and augmented by sequences of hip and shoulder openers, to maximize the ability to balance with graceful ease...
August 21, 2010
Join us for an evening of Anusara-Inspired Yoga with Elias Lopez. Hear the chanting of the group Prema Hara while we practice asanas. Class will be from 6:30 - 8 pm and will be followed by a short Kirtan. This event is open to all levels of students, from beginners to advanced. We'll enjoy a full spectrum practice as we explore what it means to allow Grace to Lead the Way! Together we will raise our energy with chanting, asana, meditation and powerful envisioning for our highest alignment...
Gateways in - Bridges across This is a full spectrum class that is about exploring the access points to freedom in the body, mind and heart. Come play, pose and chant with us as we build bridges of connection and community and open ourselves to our highest potential. 5 online/0 at the door
August 14, 2010
Through abhyasa, our dedicated and persistent practice over time, we prepare the ground of our being for radical transformation. Join Zhenja on two Saturdays this summer in intensely playful practices that will inspire and ignite your commitment to your practice. 0 online. 5 at the door.
July 31, 2010
Confront your fear...summer is here! Along with more daylight, we have the chance to align ourselves with more lightness of being. It can be scary when life turns us upside down and stops us in our tracks. But luckily with yoga, we practice embracing these mental barriers with more levity of heart. Through playful inversions and arm balances, we will explore the inner trust, which grounds us enough to cultivate skillful aviation in body, mind, and spirit...
July 25, 2010
1:00 pm–9:00 pm
Two Texts on Yoga and the Cultivation of Spiritual LoveIn Celebration of Gurupurnima Session I: The Bhagavad Gita 1:00-4:00 pm In this, one of the most important of yogic texts, Lord Krishna leads his beloved friend Arjuna to his heart so that Arjuna can live a life of responsible service to the world in the embrace of divine love. In this session we will hear teachings from this Song of the Lord that can give us guidance in refining our own harmonious, balanced, powerful yoga of divine love in the context of the challenges and opportunities of life...
July 22, 2010
With Ekayani and the Tom Glide Space Yoga themed concert and dance party with live vocals inspired by the bhakti tradition of India Live DJ playing House/dance electronica with reggae dub world beat flavor Suggested Donation of 0 if you have been in Deb's 6:30pm Yoga-Dub Vibe class http://www.EkayaniandtheTomglideSpace.com Yoga on the Dance Floor with Ekayani and the Tom Glide Space have been setting dance floors on fire by offering an integrative experience combining guided meditation that leads seamlessly into a concert and full blown dance party...
July 17, 2010
Join us for an exploration of the inner dimensions of yoga: meditation, heart-expansion and Soul-centered living. Living Meditation founder Harshada Wagner will lead us in an exploration of Soul. Learn to use yoga as a means to know your Soul and bring that power into every aspect of your life. Enjoy Harshada's user-friendly/deep-impact guided meditations learn some super-simple super powerful ways to connect and stay connected to Soul...
July 10, 2010
June 24, 2010
8:00 pm–11:00 pm
June 19, 2010
June 18, 2010
Join yoga teacher extraordinaire Jordan Mallah and sommelier Owen Kotler for a lush offering of Yoga and Wine Tasting.-Step into the flow and enjoy an unforgettable evening with a powerful yoga practice followed by a fun an exporatory wine tasting.-Relieve stress, take a much needed break, and learn how to integrate the gift of yoga to experience the fullness of your own consciousness...
June 9, 2010
June 4, 2010
6:00 pm–8:30 pm
Scott Mormorstein, a dear friend of John Friend's and many of ours in the Anusara community, suffered a massive heart attack on April 21st while on his way home from teaching a workshop in Santa Fe, NM. Scott is a unique and sparkling member of our community and is one of the most powerful energetic healers many of us have ever had the honor of working with...
May 15, 2010
With Carrie Cegelis, L.Ac, and Coni Lewis Lopez, LMT, Himalayan Singing Bowl PractitionerThe Resonant Midline is an experiential exploration of the subtle anatomy and its foundational organizing principle. While Coni invokes a rich and harmonic tapestry of sound using Himalayan Singing Bowls, Carrie will administer acupuncture to each individual that resonates and opens the central meridians...
May 9, 2010
Bring gratitude into your body and into your life in this focused 2-hour practice of pranayama, asana and meditation. Learn to actively weavegratitude into everything you do. price: 0
May 5, 2010
April 29, 2010
6:00 pm–10:00 pm
Join us for a very special event in the evening. Tara Glazier is honored to teach alongside Garth Stevenson, musical talent. It promises to be a full and rich evening of yoga, music, food, dancing and good company. Yoga class with Tara and Garth 6-7:45Kirtan with Bryn Chrisman 7:45-8pmParty directly to follow!This event will sell out, to reserve your space please email tara@abhayayoga...