This month at the studio

Intro to Yoga – Total Beginner with Ania

This workshop is for everyone who feels curious about what Yoga actually is.
You will learn the basic poses, and how to move without developing bad habits, which will avoid injuries as you exercise.
Basic breathing techniques will be introduced.
You will be explained the noncompetitive, healthy and fun approach to Yoga.
After you gain an understanding of what Yoga is, possibly you will be ready to jump into our ongoing group classes right after.

Ania has been practicing yoga since 2003 and has been a teacher since 2009, when creating Daya Yoga Studio in Ridgewood at the time. Studied under many different teachers, in New York and India. She has an Ayurvedic approach to yoga practice and believes that in healthy body there is a healthy soul.

Price $20 if you preregister on our website
$25 on the day of the event

for questions email:

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Goddess Rejuvenation Retreat, November 6-8th

Join your sisters in a ladies-only retreat dedicated to awakening, cultivating, nurturing and celebrating the Divine Feminine Goddess within each of us. This extended weekend is filled with opportunities to:

Rejuvenate ~ Learn ~ Play ~ Connect ~ Laugh ~ Release ~ Move ~ Reconnect ~ Expand ~ Celebrate ~ Journey ~ Thrive

We will retreat upstate in the Catskills in a beautiful and magical place “Somewhere in Time”

~ Reign your world with authentic power and grace ~
~ Awaken and Honor the Goddess within ~
~ Sacred and healing Bonfires ~
~ Empowerment Archery Class ~
~ Breathtaking upstate New York fall foliage hike ~
~ Time for soulful rejuvenation and reflection ~
~ Goddess sharing circles ~
~ Listen and be heard / Conscious communication workshop ~
~ Delicious yoga classes ~
~ Mindful meditation in motion ~
~ Aromatherapy ~
~ Authentic and healing touch with Thai Massage ~
~ Reiki and crystal healing ~

Enjoy the taste of fresh, organic produce.
Exceptional vibrantly healthy and flavorful cuisine.
Meals will be vegan!

(()) Early bird special $350 until October 17th (())

(()) Regular exchange $400 AFTER October 17th (())
*please make note that this price includes all yoga / workshops, lodging and food.
*price does not include transportation

The Daya Goddesses that will be there to help lead this journey will be:

Meghan Conway
Ania Lesniak
Linnea Vedder
Susannah Simpson

email regarding registration questions, transportation questions or just to connect :)


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Waning Moon Party Music

Friday, October 2nd


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Art by Märina Cläire

$5-$10 suggested donation. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Bring yourselves, bring your friends, bring your love, bring a bottle if you like, bring as many of your hearts as you can carry, even bring a personal demon or two we’ll see if we can’t help work it out12014978_10153107277461272_8878308905660357476_o

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“My Womb, My Child”

Join Carlos Vazquezz and Clare Wadsworth for an evening of art and culture.
Share their Multimedia performance on September 26th at 6 o’clock in the evening.

The event is free!

Bring your friends, family and lovers alike.

Any questions, please contact the ladies of Daya Yoga at



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108 Sun Salutation – Autumn Equinox – Wednesday, September 23rd – 5pm

Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox with gratitude for summer’s abundance and honor for the change of seasons and changes within.
Time of growing darkness as the days become shorter.
Traditionally, the equinox is also a time of celebration and gratitude for the harvest of summer’s abundance, as vegetables and fruits are preserved and stored away for the long, cold winter.
108 Sun Salutations is a ritual dating back to Vedic times and is thought to provide both a spiritual and physical cleansing during the change of seasons.
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Join us for 108 Sun Salutation led by Ania L.
Bring water and towel

Price: $10

Members: $5

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Radiant Wellness Workshop Sunday September 13th, 4:30pm

Radiant Wellness Workshop
Sunday September 13th, 4:30pm

$20 in advance // $25 day of

This workshop is for you if:

You want to have more energy, get clear skin, lose weight and feel great.
You’re already eating clean but still not feeling your most energetic or vibrant.
You’re interested in optimizing your lifestyle to decrease stress and add more joy to your everyday.
Join Janira Martinez, health and wellness coach, on Sunday September 13th in order to:

Discover the top nutrients for radiant health/energy
Learn how to feel & look even MORE radiant – even when you’re eating well.
Find powerful lifestyle habits that you can incorporate for a healthier and more radiant life.
To register please visit:

Janira Martinez is a Certified Holistic Health Coach based in New York City. In her practice she utilizes a comprehensive approach to address the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of health. Her belief is that we must handle the underlying causes of our symptoms in order to create lasting change and live a truly radiant life. For more info.

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MUDRA WORKSHOP for Shakti Power & Awareness -Saturday, September 19th, 4:30pm

MUDRA WORKSHOP for Shakti Power & Awareness

Mudras, which have the sanskrit roots “to be liked” and “to lighten/brighten up” are hand gestures used during asanas, meditation, prayer and sacred dance said to delight the deities. Often overlooked in classic vinyasa settings, these powerful and ancient symbols speak the poetry of the earth and creation expressed pictorally with the hands. Coming out of the Tantric Tradition honoring the beauty of Shakti power, sensuality and awareness, mudras are meant to “seal”an asana and carry-out its full expression. In this simple, hands on workshop activating over 35 sub chakras in the hands we will learn mudras for planetary awareness, receptivity, transformation our of suffering, death of the ego, transcendental knowing, ancestral communion, sexual and digestive health and overall mind-body balance and wellness.
Preregistration $20
Day of the Event $25

Katie Cercone has been practicing yoga for sixteen years. Originally from Santa Rosa, California, she became a certified yoga instructor in 2011 at Namaste Yoga & Tranquility Center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Katie believes yoga is a powerful healing modality and potent source of consciousness-raising worldwide. Her approach to teaching incorporates energetic principles and views asanas (poses) as tools for infiinte transformation and mind-body balance. A regular practitioner of Kundalini yoga, some of her classes incorporate elements of Kundalini breath work and meditation. Katie is also a Reiki 1 Healer and incorporates light healing touch into her classes. In addition to teaching Hatha Vinyasa style yoga Katie is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and co-leader of the radical feminist collective Go! Push Pops.

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