This month at the studio

108 Sun Salutations – Last Day of Summer Celebration – September 21st, Sunday at 12pm

The Autumn Equinox is a point of union and balance between the Light and the Dark, between Fire and Water, between the Yang and the Yin.

Lets Celebrate with a vigorous Yang practice before moving from outward achievement to inner reflection and contemplation(Yin)

All together we will do 108 Sun Salutations followed by long Shavasana

lead by Ania Lesniak

For more info:
or 7184067912


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Learn how to fly with Jes Allen -Sunday, September 14th

Learn how to fly!
From the inversion master herself, Jes Allen will guide you through a playful flow in order to enhance your inversion practice.
Feel confident and safe while upside down…oh right and having fun too!

Presale $35
Day of Workshop $40

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Mantra Workshop – September 13th, 2014


Spirituality meets psychology in an exploration of the esoteric practice of chanting mantra. In this workshop, we will touch upon the origins and purpose of mantra in the context of yoga history, as well as a more modern scientific understanding of the practice. As we chant together, students will be encouraged to explore the effects of mantra in their own minds and bodies, building their intuition. Though many cultures around the world have their own version of the practice, we will be focusing on the three main types of Vedic mantras most commonly encountered in yoga classes. Each individual mantra we recite will be explained in terms of its spiritual significance as well as practical application. My hope is that students will leave with the knowledge, inspiration and confidence to incorporate mantra into their own yoga practice.
Om shanti.

Saturday, Sept 13th

6pm – 8pm

presale $30
day of workshop $40







Sound, originating as a vibration, not only shapes our individual consciousness, but is said to be the creative force underlying the evolution of the entire universe. It is this creative power of sound that is the basis of mantra yoga, the path to enlightenment through mantra repetition.


Posted in Meditation, Music, Workshops, Yoga

Modern Dance Workshop

The open level modern dance workshop at Daya Yoga will touch base on a fusion of several modern techniques to create a class that is focused on stretching and strengthening the body through expressive movement. The class will start with a warm-up and introduction to technique, move into a study on improvisation and finish with a short choreographed piece that brings all elements together.

When: Saturday, September 6th .:6pm – 8pm:.
Where: 360 Jefferson Street

$30 early bird sign up
$40 day of workshop

Little bit about Elizabeth :
Elizabeth NeSmith began her dance training at a young age in her hometown of Panama City, Florida.
She went on to study ballet and jazz at Pofahl’s Dance Studio in Gainesville, Florida, where she performed with the resident professional company, Dance Alive, and junior company, Next Generation, under the instruction of Judy Skinner.
After moving to Athens, Georgia, Elizabeth spent many years dancing competitively as a part of Freedom of Movement Dance Company, under the instruction of Dawn Hudson, where she was awarded many 1st place awards and special recognition for technique and performance. In addition to dancing competitively, a love for modern dance was also cultivated during her time at Freedom of Movement.
At which point, she had the privilege of working closely with the dance department at the University of Georgia and their alumni, under the instruction of Bala Sarasvati. During this time, Elizabeth also attended The Alvin Ailey School as a part of the summer intensive program where she worked with choreographer Astrid von Usaar for her workshop performance.
Since that time, Elizabeth has continued an independent study of dance at various studios in NYC, while completing a Bachelors Degree in Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. As a student at F.I.T., she performed and choreographed dances for the school’s dance team.
Currently, Elizabeth also teaches children, Ballet and Modern, at Creative Arts Studio in Brooklyn.


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Love and light and movement!

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Delve deeper into your spiritual journey with Usui/Tibetan Reiki

Are you interested in promoting healing within yourself or with others?  Are you looking for ways to manage stress and relax more deeply?  Are you curious about expanding your intuitive senses and learning about the energy body?
About the training:
In this two day training at Daya Yoga studio, you will be attuned to channel Reiki energy, learn about the energy body, open your intuition, and practice performing Reiki treatments on yourself and others.
In order to channel Reiki energy, an attunement is given which opens up the student’s crown, heart, and palm chakras to allow Reiki to flow.  After this attunement, the practitioner will always be able to channel Reiki from here on out.  There are 4 levels of Usui/Tibetan Reiki training, although after the first level, you can channel Reiki and legally practice on clients, or even set up your own Reiki business!  Each subsequent level of training has its own attunement, which raises your vibration to more refined levels of Reiki energy, and teaches healing symbols to use in sessions and everyday situations, as well as advanced techniques for strengthening your intuition.

During the training, you will receive:

·       Attunement to Reiki Level I

·       Understanding of what Reiki is and its history

·       Basic knowledge of the energy body

·       Traditional hand positions used during a Reiki treatment

·       Practice on how to give a self-treatment and work on others

·       Muscle testing and intuitive listening

·       Protecting and cleansing techniques for yourself, others, and spaces

·       Legalities of practicing Reiki professionally in your state of residence

·       Homework necessary for Reiki Level II advancement

What is Reiki:
Reiki is a Japanese healing modality wherein the practitioner acts as a channel for higher knowledge, or consciousness to flow through them in the form of life force energy, or Chi.  This guided energy works to remove any negativity or blockages in the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies so as to facilitate whole-person healing.  Although there are many types of energy used for healing purposes, Reiki is a specific type of energy that doesn’t require the practitioner to use their own energy.  Therefore, you are never depleted of your energy after giving a healing session.  You are purely acting as a channel for this higher consciousness to flow through.  It never causes any harm and is always for each individual’s highest and greatest good.  There is no religious affiliation with Reiki although it is spiritual in nature.
Training dates: Saturday, September 20th from 6-9pm and Sunday, September 21st from 4-8 pm.

Tuition:  $250  (includes the cost of the training and two training manuals)* 

*$100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a place in the training.  The full tuition amount must be received by September 13th.

Please contact Corinne directly to reserve your place at or (858) 342-9841.



Posted in Meditation, Workshops

TranscenDance: Rebirth Ritual Dance

TranscenDance: Rebirth Ritual Dance

Sunday, August 24th //4-6pm
Daya Yoga Studio Bushwick
360 Jefferson st

This workshop combines life coaching, dance and the inspiration of Tanya’s pregnancy. For expecting mothers in any stage of pregnancy or those experiencing a relationship break-up. Capture the significance of your current life transition, becoming a new self: be it a mother-to-be or mother of another little one or a more evolved self after a break-up. You will immerse in the process ultimately creating a personal dance that emulates your experience and honors your current “Rebirth”.

Tanya Morgan
is an ICF accredited Life Coach, skilled dancer, daily meditator and healer. A Certified Reiki Master her approach to deep tissue and Thai massage, flexibility sessions, and Life Coaching ( embraces the mind-body connection. Tanya’s meditation practice, spans 11 years of dedication and 5 years training in the teacher training program at KMC NYC ( Tanya’s dance training after Modern dance collegiate training at UW-Madison, lead her into a mentorship with the infamous Ken Swift learning the art of Breaking (Breakdance). Now she sees her dance practice as ritualistic; a conscious lifestyle.


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Aine Art Opening Party

Every month, Daya Yoga Studio will be rotating the artwork in the space.
Up next we have Alan Aine10616591_547509062043626_3470663163590852222_n

Alan Aine is a Haitian American figurative impressionistic artist who began his art career at the age of 12.
Alan is mostly inspired by human emotions, particularly attributed to photography, film, music and other media.
He creates his artwork by means of mixed mediums.

He currently has art on display in many places around the world; mostly on display in people’s homes.
The most incredible thing about Aine is, even though his paintings show an ample amount of technique, he is completely self-taught.

Come join us Friday, August 22nd at 8pm to soak up Alan’s beautiful artwork.
He will displaying pieces from his latest and past collections, as well as a live mural painting in the studio!

For any questions please contact

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