This month at the studio

Tribulation / A Performance by Carlos Vazquezz / BOS 2016

Take a visual, audial and emotional journey through the life of a woman—
An interactive, live music, video, installation and performance piece


Valentina Vaccarella, Performer
Libby Mislan, Poetry
Anaïs Delsol, Installation
Mauro Refosco, Music
Directed by Carlos Vazquezz

Two nights only
Oct, 1 & 2 at 7pm
@ 360 Jefferson St,
Bushwick, NYC
Daya Yoga Studio

Tickets here!

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Yoga Retreat in Guatemala with Jes Allen and Ania Lesniak February 18-25, 2017

Week of Yoga, Hiking Volcanos and eating avocados straight from the tree with Jes Allen and Ania Lesniak.

Lake Atitlán is an endothermic lake, feeding into two nearby rivers rather than draining into the ocean. It is shaped by deep surrounding escarpments and three volcanoes on its southern flank. The lake basin is volcanic in origin, filling an enormous caldera formed by an eruption 84,000 years ago. The culture of the towns and villages surrounding Lake Atitlán is influenced by the Maya people.

Yoga Retreat will take place in a beautiful location right by the lake called Isla Verde
( here is a link to the place

Pricing based on Accommodation:

Yoga, Workshops, Trip to San Marcos, Cacao Ceremony
Shuttle to and from the airport.

$1400 – Private Room with Private Bathroom
$1200 – Shared Room with 4 people with private bathroom

Breackfast is included, Dinner is optional

Plain Ticket is not included.
Please arrive in Guatemala City on Saturday

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Arm Balancing Workshop with Rebekah Nagy – September 18 2-4pm-$20

In anticipation of Autumnal Equinox, join Daya teacher Rebekah Nagy for an arm balancing and inversion workshop during the House of Yes Block Party on Sunday 9/18 from 2-4pm, out on Jefferson Street in front of the studio.

Since Midsummer, the days have been drawing shorter. Autumnal Equinox marks a fleeting moment of relative balance between darkness and light, tunnamedhe dusk of the astrological sun cycle as we move winterward. Honoring natural rhythms offers powerful resonant and symbolic opportunities to unify seemingly contradictory forces within us, so that we may remember our intrinsic alignment with our innermost selves, our communities, the planet, and a greater universe at large, within the ceaseless homeostatic play of force and counterforce. In this workshop we’ll briefly discuss the simple physics of arm balancing and inverting, exploring a friendly, rather than adversarial relationship with gravity. We’ll cultivate balance as defined by the American Heritage Dictionary: “a state of equilibrium or parity characterized by cancellation of all forces by equal and opposing forces.” We’ll investigate the embryological and developmental movement patterns that contribute to or inhibit our strategies for going upside down. Most of all, we’ll flow, play, and have fun!

While intermediate and challenging postures will be offered, this workshop is suitable for those with at least several months of yoga practice.

Exchange- $20

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THE RED THREAD – Sacred Journey Back to Love – Caity Flanagan Saturday, September 17th

What would be possible from a foundation of self love?
What could you create in your life if you intimately knew the place where your power lives?
Who would you be in the world, in your relationships, in your work if you were connected to your purpose and heart?
What if you felt safe in your vulnerability, your power, and your body at all times?
What would shift if you made an unbreakable vow to yourself to cultivate and nourish the parts of you that make you feel most alive?
What would happen if you had access to an unending wellspring of love?

You are a divine being, come back home to yourself, and give yourself an abundance of love.

The red thread is an intimate and sacred place for women to journey back home to their hearts, to discover their inner purpose, and to be in the relationships they deserve, beginning with themselves.

Through guided meditation, sacred ceremony, and ritual you’ll create a divine union with yourself and your heart. Witness your heart and power, be held by other women, and create a unshakeable bond to yourself, your heart, and others.

Join Caity Flanagan, herbalist, healer, medicine woman, and founder of love and alchemy ( for an intimate, sacred, and sensuous evening of ritual, ceremony, and meditation to help guide you back home to your heart.
Please RSVP by emailing

When: Saturday, September 17 th
Where: Daya Yoga Studio
Time: 2-4pm
Cost: $40
(includes ceremonial bracelet and candle)

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Men’s Rejuvenation Workshop-August 20th

Saturday August 20th 12pm


The future of feminism and the healing and progress of our society is integrally connected with the healing of men. All beings, not just womyn, are victims of the patriarchal, capitalistic society in which we live, and creating safe containers and communities in which men are nurtured and supported in sharing, connecting, and expressing in ways they may have never been encouraged to before due to strict, oppressive standards of “Masculinity,” is a beautiful and important revolution within reach. 13934816_10103716998516998_1044027470774768186_n

What shackles or blocks would you like to ritually shed? What new beliefs would you like to be supported in integrating into your being and life? Let’s work to build a paradigm where “being a man” also includes experiencing, processing, and articulating feelings, sharing with and consciously listening to others, following the intelligence and pleasure of our own unique bodies and sensations. We have all internalized body and heart inhibiting poison due to “toxic masculinity,” let’s cleanse it from our systems and feed ourselves nectar that supports our growth and happiness.

From Susannah:

After years of leading women’s circles and being devoted to female healing and empowerment, I feel it is deeply imperative that men are given similar containers in which to expand, connect, and heal. Feel free to write me with any questions. Please come if this stirs just the slightest spark inside of you, this work is good for the entire planet.

♥ $10 ♥

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PlayGrounded Journey Circle-August 19th

At PlayGrounded Journey Circle, we co-create a sacred space where we can access our inner guides. To flow inside the supportive energy of our peers, we generate our circle’s collective container for Universal (CORE) Shamanic Journeying. We begin by setting our personal intentions, singing and sharing medicine songs, and calling in the directions. Utilizing rhythm & movement, or “dancing the animals,” we play & invite the animal guides and ancestors into the space. During individual drum journeys, you will encounter your power animal, who has been waiting patiently for your return! This practice is in the style of Michael Harner, directly inspired by Barnaby Ruhe and Shamandome.

When we awaken from individual journeys, those who would like may share their journey experience via Fluid Sculpture, where group members co-create an interpretive performance, expressing the journey with improvisation, sound, movement, & dance. Fluid Sculpture utilizes methods from Augusto Boal’s “Theatre of the Oppressed.”

Then, we team up for partnered journeys for healing, connection, and soul retrieval! Find the mirror of your soul’s yearning in another in a supportive community setting. With help from the medicine of another’s power animal, inner mysteries can be uncovered through intuition and unity. All the tools necessary for effectively doing this work will be provided.

All levels of experience welcome. Newcomers for peace of mind and general awareness please read:

More details can be found in our Facebook group

Please arrive 5-10 minutes early and bring (if you have): intention or question, drum/rattle, notebook, something to write with, anything sacred or silly for the altar, open heart.

$15 Pre-Registration
$20 Day of event
(No one will be turned away for lack of funds)

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail
You can also contact me directly at (917) 974-4363.13901597_927306024063926_3426722816834269518_n

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Kirtan at Daya!- September 9th

Led by Alyssa Easterly

Friday, September 9th

Free, with a suggested donation of $5-10

The night will begin with some gentle yoga movement and flow and then we will chant and sing mantras. Music and mantras led by Alyssa playing the harmonium, and others playing a drum, guitar, tambourine, and whatever instrument you might like to bring.

Come sing, chant, dance and play!

…and you may be wondering, what exactly is a Kirtan?

Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting with roots going back many centuries in India. It is a primary practice on the path of Bhakti Yoga. The singing is accompanied by musical instruments and rhythmic drumming and the audience is encouraged to participate by chanting, clapping and dancing. In its heartfelt expression kirtan can induce profound states of meditation and bliss.

Feel free to come and go as you please.

See you there,
Namaste ♥13913654_927318927395969_1612565557822371881_o

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