This month at the studio

Everyday Healing for Families

August 6th 3-5pm
Know what it feels like to be grounded and centered as a family.
Kids these days are highly sensitive. Its important as a family to know how to soothe sensitivities and dissolve anxiety.
There are so many ways we can avoid medicating our children, but we need an expansive tool box.
This workshop will empower you with practical healing tools the whole family can use to release tension, anxiety and
honor sensitivity.
This workshop is open to anyone who works with kids in any capacity. The last hour will be open for children and other family members to come and experience healing techniques.
You will learn:
How to move, clear and balance energy
Essential oils and their proper dilution for kids
Tools and Techniques for relaxation
A deeper compassion for children’s challenges
Summer Quashie is mother to an 8 year old bright being. She has trained 100s of yoga teachers in NYC, led retreats around the world and is committed to a lifetime of mastering the art of awareness through healing, meditation and movement. She currently lives on the Jersey Shore, where she has a private practice in healing and guiding others on their path.
Exchange: $50
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Healing Circle In solidarity with the Orlando LGBTQ Community

What the world needs now is more love. Love connects us more deeply to ourselves, to each other, to community, to the world.

Come join us for a HealingCircle at Daya Yoga Studio, we will use the power of guided meditation to open our hearts and send love & healing into the world.

Following our guided meditation work, all participants will receive the healing gift of reiki, as a way to help us heal and embody the love that we are and that the world so desperately needs right now. Lokah Samatsah Sukhino Bhavantu

This event is by donation (suggested donation of $30) and all funds raised will bedonated to The Center in Orlando, to help support the LGBTQ community and loved ones affected by this tragedy.

All are welcome to attend this event, including allies of the LGBTQ community.

Tickets and info here.

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Daya Summer Retreat – June 15-17th – Rockaway Retreat House

Daya Summer Retreat

It is a time to be nourished by deep yet accessible teachings, the peace and splendour of the summer countryside and the joy of community.

The plan is:

Friday :
Bike ride to the beach/optional
dinner and yoga

Run/ walk at the beach 
Yoga , breakfast , brunch , beach , restorative yoga session , dinner and fire outside with myths and mantras

yoga, brunch, beach walk,bike ride back home

Location 91st and Rockaway Blvd
Rockaway beach house :)
Block away from the beach
Meals and yoga are included in the price
Bike ride is optional
Massage session is an option ( need to book in advance)
Also there is a possibility to come in for day for session too

Early bird is $400 if you sign up until June 20th

Space is for 10 people only so it will be small and private

Daya Beach
Summer Yoga Retreat with Daya Yoga

Meghan Conway and Anna Lesniak

email us for more details:



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Urban Tantra Workshop Sunday June 26th 3-6pm

Urban Tantra Workshop Sunday June 26th 3-6pm


During this immersive workshop led by partners Katie Cercone and David Jason Williams, we will practice the Venus Kriyas from Kundalini Yoga. Venus Kriyas are a “white” form of Tantra used to cultivate loving compassion and deep presence. These ancient alchemical techniques for total 2nd chakra health and healing involve eye gazing into your partner’s soul, gentle asanas done as a pair & sending one another positive energy through the hands, all of which we’ll followed up with gentle partner massage.
During the second part of the workshop, led by “urban monk” David Jason Williams, we’ll explore cypher-style vocalization techniques to inspire the conscious speech of loving commitment. Led by one of hip hop yoga’s founding fathers, these activities will including writing and reciting your own mantras in rhyme. Trust-building activities and sacred dance conclude the workshop.

URBAN TANTRA is great to practice with a partner, lover or friend and will inspire deep connection and healing, tantric touch as well as high vibration imaginative play. Sign up with a partner or come solo and we’ll pair you up. All welcome!
$25 pre-registration and $30 day of tickets available at

About the Instructors

A practicing yogi of over 18 years, Katie Cercone’s Shakti Fusion yoga is a creative blend of Hatha, Vinyasa and Kundalini styles. Incorporating asana, mudra, mantra, pranayama (breathwork) and meditation, Katie’s unique philosophy is a contemporary constellation honoring female power based in ancient Yonic cosmology. Shakti Power Fusion links the art of yoga to the indigenous Great Mother whereby the body in motion is a medium of the spiritual universe. A radical proponent of Kundalini-Shakti energy, Katie’s transformational work lies under a sacred canopy of co-created ritual and magic to align the practice with a student’s deepest soul intention. Katie is also an interdisciplinary artist and co-leader of the radical feminist collective Go! Push Pops, having led Yoga & Sacred Arts workshop internationally including in Japan and the UK.

For over twenty years, David Jason Williams a.k.a. U.N.D.A.K.O.V.A. (Universe. Naturally. Delivers. All. Knowledge. Of. Vitality. Automatically.) has been awakening audiences with his special brand of insightful & knowledge ­infused hip hop. Urban monk and teaching artist, his seasoned background in yoga and meditation has allowed him to develop a yoga hip hop curriculum for urban youth through the non-profit BEAT NYC. UNDAKOVA believes self­love and artistic expression are the utlimate tools for empowering communities.

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Creating Safe Spaces in Yoga Communities

Hosted by Ximena Savitch & Tamar Samir

“The family is the most tragic site for drama because the greatest horror arises when cruelty is done, where the presence of love is assumed.” —Aristotle

Yoga teachers and leaders of spiritual communities are called upon to create safe and welcoming environments in which all practitioners can investigate their unique life circumstances with care and support. In order to create a safe and trauma-sensitive practice environment, it is important to clarify the ethics of the student-teacher relationship, through ethical principles and an ongoing discussion about the application of those principles.

In this meeting, we will discuss and define ethics, spiritual bypassing, and different forms of spiritual abuse. We will discuss ways that students and teachers can support each other and identify and prevent abuse of power in yoga communities.

June 25 7:30-9pm

This discussion is free.

More information here

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Yoga for Runners and Bikers

This workshop is geared toward Bikers and Runners but open to all!

Running and biking have been described by many as acts of “meditation in motion”. Both require us to cultivate an awareness of our bodies, ourselves and the world around us. We zone out, we go in, witnessing our patterns and our physical and mental edges and potential.

Come join ex-pedicab driver, long time runner and biker Liz Post and learn about how to balance the practice of Yoga with Running and Biking, physically and mentally. Learn poses that help stretch and strengthen certain muscles in the body and help aid and prevent injuries and how to get the most out of your Running, Biking, and Yoga Practice.

This workshop will incorporate lecture, discussion, break downs of asanas, meditation and a short practice intended for you to incorporate into your daily routine.

June 25 3-5pm

$30 pre-registration
$35 Day of

more information here.

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Medicina de Amor Workshop // June 5th!

Sunday June 5th 3-5pm

Join Caity Flanagan, herbalist, healer, and founder of love and alchemy ( for a sensuous evening of meditation and medicine making. Explore the use of sacred plants and stones as allies for mending broken hearts, aids in helping us to find the courage to love again, and
warriors that call us forth to love wildly and abundantly. Part meditation, part hands on medicine making, and full of love. You’ll walk away with an overview of 10 powerful healing plants and stones, the opportunity to create your own “love potion”, and a deeper sense of connection to your heart and to others.

Please RSVP by emailing

Pre Register $30
Day of Event $3512036475_873550332772829_7471236168432345917_n

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