This month at the studio

Therapeutic Acrobatic Partner Yoga Sunday October 26th, 4-6pm

Sunday October 26th, 4-6pm

With Kripalu 500hr Yoga Teacher:
Stephen Masullo

Come and play with the subtle forms of communication, trust, surrender, and the power of connection. The workshop starts by warming the body through a dynamic flow connecting partners through breath and movement. From there move into groups of three to take flight in therapeutic inverted partner postures.

Therapeutic flying involves one person (the base) supporting a partner (the flyer) on their feet while guiding them through therapeutic stretches in a Thai Yoga inspired fashion. It combines the healing power of massage through touch with the powerful practice of surrender and trust. In a fun and supported space, experience how the use of gravity lengthens the spine and releases muscle tension. These therapeutic postures are a fun way to help connect with and assist a partner in the release of daily tension.

All welcome, both long time practitioners and first time students. Receive detailed instructions and demonstrations to explore space and gravity in new dimensions.

$30 Early Sign Up
$40 At the Door

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Verbal awareness Sunday, October 5th 4-6pm

Talking yourself and others into existence


Sunday October 5th, 4-6pm

The latest discovery of the Russian scientist proves, what yogis always new, that human voice has a direct influence on the human body. What scientists call junk DNA, about 90% of all human DNA, responds to vibration of human voice and it is just waiting for directions of what to become (tumor, cancer or catalizator of healing and reconstruction).
*Learn about your verbal habits and how to change them
*Learn how to save life with the right words in an emergency situation.

Hosted by Professional Hypnotherapy Practice

Handouts with all information and science sources will be provided.
$25 /participant

to register:

call 718 406 7912
or email

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People’s Climate March


This Sunday something important is happening.  Tens of thousands of people – mothers, daughters, anarchists, ministers, scientists, stockbrokers, artists, grandparents, immigrants, refugees, children, activists, and labor unions; your teachers and your students and your friends and your family – are marching together.  We are marching for many reasons.  We are marching out of fear, out of determination, out of love and hope.  We are marching with the knowledge that the health and balance of our world is at the tipping point, that our global ecosystem is on the verge of collapse, and that we and our leaders are not just letting it happen, we’re making it happen.

And we are responsible for the solution.

We here at Daya Yoga would like to encourage those of you in our community in Bushwick and Ridgewood and anywhere in New York to join us at the People’s Climate March on September 21st.  We encourage you to add your voice and your body and the love and the strength that you cultivate every day in your yoga practice and in your life to the collective voice.  Together we will call for meaningful, intentional change.

In the Ramayana, Rama’s brother Laksmana is wounded, and in true epic fashion his only hope of survival is a rare herb found only in the heights of the Himalayas. It falls on Hanuman’s shoulders to retrieve the herb and save Laksmana’s life.

But Hanuman is a monkey god, not a botanist, and he has no idea how to identify this herb.  He’s from the jungles of the South, after all, and the plants of the Himalayas are unfamiliar to him.  He fumbles, he doubts.  Then he decides that he’ll just bring Laksmana the whole mountain.

When Hanuman realizes the scope of his power, his commitment, and his strength, he discovers he can literally move a mountain. And in doing so, he saves Laksmana’s life.

A contingent of yogis will be marching at the parade.  They will meet at 9 am between 82nd and 83rd Stpeoples-climate-marchreets on Central Park West to chant, meditate, and practice asana in preparation for the event.  Daya Yoga Bushwick invites you to join them.

Together we can move mountains.


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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.


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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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