This month at the studio

FREE INFO SESSION July 29th, Friday 3:30pm

Come and find out everything about our Fall 1 month Intensive Teacher Training.
October 13th – November 15th, 2016

Ania will be here to answer all your questions.

If you sign up after the session, we offer $200 discount as well.

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Anatomy Workshop Series with Maggie Stapleton

First of Series- Sunday July 31 3-5pm


Are you curious to learn more about anatomy? Have you ever wondered what happens on a physical level during your yoga practice? Do you wonder how your natural body mechanics off the mat can shape your practice? Join us for an immersive anatomy experience in which we will explore bones, joints, muscles, and more.

Below is the description of the first session on feet:

Meet Your Feet!
Learn about anatomy from the ground up.

This session will be an integrated discussion and exploration about your foundation: the feet. The connection to our feet can either help or hinder us during our yoga practice. Get curious about how your feet can influence the rest of your body.

We will address topics such as the bones, joints, and muscles that make up the feet, as well as how the feet work to move the body efficiently. A Q&A will help clarify concepts and engage with new ideas as a group. We will also play together with a moving exploration of the feet through asana and energetic breathing practices.

This workshop is open to both teachers and students alike. No previous anatomy experience is necessary: the material covered will be accessible to all.

Maggie is a teacher at Daya and a second year student in a clinical occupational therapy program at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Alongside anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology academics, she has studied with Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews at the Breathing Project, the authors of Yoga Anatomy. She hopes to facilitate a dynamic conversation about yoga anatomy with the Daya community!

Pre Register $20
Day of Event $25


Posted in Meditation, People, Teacher Training, Workshops, Yoga

Cosmic Butter- The Essential Self

With Jes Allen and Jayne Ebner

July 9th 2-4pm

An hour of deep vinyasa followed by restorative yoga and meditation.

Cosmic butter is an intense duality of practices; deep flow and mind-bending meditation. It is both liberation and grounding. Experience your individual self melt into the divine as you find the connection between the singular and the whole.

The Essential Self Edition:

In this workshop navigate and harness the core of your individual self. Detach from what is unnecessary and explore what is essential. Knowing that once you embody home in your being you can never be lost.

Please bring a pen and a notebook for your recordings.

Pre Registration $30
Day of $35

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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
Posted in People, Workshops, World Around Us, Yoga

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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