Family Yoga Workshop
Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone Yoga!
w/Michelle Brook
Sunday,  October 22nd from 1:30-2:30 pm
$20 for 1 adult & 1 child
$5 for each additional family member
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This family yoga workshop will celebrate the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter!

Act out the story of the Sorcerer’s Stone in yoga poses beginning with Happy Baby Harry and Lighting Warrior.  Grab your invitation to Hogwarts, ride on the Hogwarts Express train through the mountains.  Which house will you be sorted into?  Are you a brave Gryffindor Lion or a wise Ravenclaw Eagle?  We’ll learn how to ride a broom and use our magic wands to levitate our family members and much more!

Bring a sense of adventure, and perhaps a wand or magical cape if you have one!  Best for ages 6 and up.

Meditation Series
w/Danielle Franco

Sundays, October  1, 8, 15, 22, 29
From 6:00-7:15 pm
$25 a session

Meditation tunes us into our true SELF, the core essence within all of us that is peace, joy, gratitude and ease.  The physical world in which we live today and the experiences that we go through in life can sometimes make us feel out of touch with that core essence.  Meditation sharpens our mental focus and allows us to begin to see things from a broader lens so that we are not consumed by unwanted thoughts, feelings and emotions.  A wise teacher said, “PAIN is inevitable, SUFFERING is optional.”  A steady meditation practice will allow you to reign in the mind to access your true power and flow more gracefully with life.

This series will combine simple, effective meditation techniques combined with self-healing, and stress management tools.  You will explore practices that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine for more freedom and peace.  This series is open to those who are new to meditation and interested in learning to start a practice as well as more seasoned practitioners who want to deepen their practice in a safe, supportive environment

Sessions will begin with gentle light stretches to open the body and breathing practices to soothe and calm the nervous system.  We will then move into our mindfulness meditation techniques and end with a restorative resting posture.  Discussion and questions are always welcome.  Seated postures will be demonstrated, using props, such as blankets and blocks, so your body is in the most comfortable position with a lengthened spine.  If sitting on the floor presents an issue, please let us know and we can arrange for a chair to be used.

Science has now proved what the ancient spiritual masters have known forever…that the positive effects of meditation are truly endless.

Here are just a FEW of the VAST benefits:
-stress reduction (stress leads to illness)
-cardiovascular & immune health
-improved concentration
-emotional well-being
-elevated mood
-more longevity
-lessens inflammation in the body

Ashtanga 101 – Thanksgiving Workshop

w/Lara Land
Friday, November 24th from 10:00-11:30
$25 advance sign up required
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What is Ashtanga?  In this guided introduction to the style that brought yoga to the West, L2 Authorized teacher Lara Land will show you the practice that started the yoga rage and that is the parent of Vinyasa flow and most modern styles.  Learn from a teacher and method brought to you all the way from India!

 Focus will be on principles: pose, breath, and gaze point throughout every movement.  Following her gentle, concise, and eye-opening instruction you will finally find the magic of being fully in each pose and experience the freedom that brings in body and mind.  Expect to feel transformed and inspired and to drop those Thanksgiving pounds.  Q&A to follow.

 Lara Land is an Level 2 authorized Ashtanga Yoga teacher with nearly 20 years of yoga experience.  She has worked all over the world teaching yoga and mindful living and developing programs to heal and empower.  In 2008-2009 Lara spent three months in post genocide Rwanda bringing yoga as healing to survivors, and from there went to India where she worked with HIV positive children bringing yoga and meditation to their treatment room.  In June 2011 Lara opened Land Yoga, a ground floor Yoga, Arts, & Wellness Center in the heart of Harlem.  Through Land she developed community programs such as Harlem Earth Day, SOULFest NYC and Women Who Wow landing her recognition by the Wall Street Journal, the Daily News, & on Fox5.  In 2015 she founded her own non-profit, Three and a Half Acres Yoga to inspire community healing and activism through yoga.  THAY currently works with Harlem youth and local law enforcement inspiring connection through mindfulness practices.  Lara has made ten trips to India to study with the Guru of the Ashtanga Yoga Method often bringing students with her there and on her Land yoga retreats worldwide.  She is a public speaker, spiritual coach and writer with recent contributions to the Huffington Post, Mantra Magazine, and the New York Yoga + Life Magazine.

Restorative Yoga & Reiki Workshop
w/Danielle Franco & Dana DiGiacomo
Returns this Winter!

Come melt away stress and tension in an afternoon of pure relaxation and renewal.

Join certified Reiki and Yoga Instructors, Dana DiGiacomo and Danielle Franco for two hours of bliss as they assist your body and mind in clearing and releasing stagnant energy that no longer serves you as you create space for fresh new energy to fill your body and life.

Together, Dana and Danielle will instruct you through various gentle, restorative yoga postures and cleansing breathing practices as they perform energy healing reiki on each individual student.  Restorative yoga helps lower cortisol levels, the nasty stress hormone, that is the root of all discomfort and disease.  Reiki is performed to align your body and mind with optimal wellbeing through a light touch of healing energy that is channeled to you through you.  You will be supported with blocks, blankets and bolsters for a most enjoyable experience.

This workshop is perfect for all levels of practitioners: those who are new and seeking to dip their toes in the healing benefits of yoga and reiki in a gentle, supportive environment as well as those more advanced practitioners seeking balance in their practice and life.