This month at the studio

Men’s Rejuvenation Workshop-August 20th

Saturday August 20th 12pm

$10

The future of feminism and the healing and progress of our society is integrally connected with the healing of men. All beings, not just womyn, are victims of the patriarchal, capitalistic society in which we live, and creating safe containers and communities in which men are nurtured and supported in sharing, connecting, and expressing in ways they may have never been encouraged to before due to strict, oppressive standards of “Masculinity,” is a beautiful and important revolution within reach. 13934816_10103716998516998_1044027470774768186_n

What shackles or blocks would you like to ritually shed? What new beliefs would you like to be supported in integrating into your being and life? Let’s work to build a paradigm where “being a man” also includes experiencing, processing, and articulating feelings, sharing with and consciously listening to others, following the intelligence and pleasure of our own unique bodies and sensations. We have all internalized body and heart inhibiting poison due to “toxic masculinity,” let’s cleanse it from our systems and feed ourselves nectar that supports our growth and happiness.

From Susannah:

After years of leading women’s circles and being devoted to female healing and empowerment, I feel it is deeply imperative that men are given similar containers in which to expand, connect, and heal. Feel free to write me with any questions. Please come if this stirs just the slightest spark inside of you, this work is good for the entire planet.

♥ $10 ♥

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PlayGrounded Journey Circle-August 19th

At PlayGrounded Journey Circle, we co-create a sacred space where we can access our inner guides. To flow inside the supportive energy of our peers, we generate our circle’s collective container for Universal (CORE) Shamanic Journeying. We begin by setting our personal intentions, singing and sharing medicine songs, and calling in the directions. Utilizing rhythm & movement, or “dancing the animals,” we play & invite the animal guides and ancestors into the space. During individual drum journeys, you will encounter your power animal, who has been waiting patiently for your return! This practice is in the style of Michael Harner, directly inspired by Barnaby Ruhe and Shamandome.

When we awaken from individual journeys, those who would like may share their journey experience via Fluid Sculpture, where group members co-create an interpretive performance, expressing the journey with improvisation, sound, movement, & dance. Fluid Sculpture utilizes methods from Augusto Boal’s “Theatre of the Oppressed.”

Then, we team up for partnered journeys for healing, connection, and soul retrieval! Find the mirror of your soul’s yearning in another in a supportive community setting. With help from the medicine of another’s power animal, inner mysteries can be uncovered through intuition and unity. All the tools necessary for effectively doing this work will be provided.

All levels of experience welcome. Newcomers for peace of mind and general awareness please read: http://www.shamanspath.org/index_ShamanicJourneyIntro.htm

More details can be found in our Facebook grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/playgroundedjourneycircle

Please arrive 5-10 minutes early and bring (if you have): intention or question, drum/rattle, notebook, something to write with, anything sacred or silly for the altar, open heart.

$15 Pre-Registration
$20 Day of event
(No one will be turned away for lack of funds)

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail playgroundedjourneycircle@gmail.com
You can also contact me directly at (917) 974-4363.13901597_927306024063926_3426722816834269518_n

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Kirtan at Daya!- September 9th

Led by Alyssa Easterly

Friday, September 9th
7:30-9:30pm

Free, with a suggested donation of $5-10

The night will begin with some gentle yoga movement and flow and then we will chant and sing mantras. Music and mantras led by Alyssa playing the harmonium, and others playing a drum, guitar, tambourine, and whatever instrument you might like to bring.

Come sing, chant, dance and play!

…and you may be wondering, what exactly is a Kirtan?

Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting with roots going back many centuries in India. It is a primary practice on the path of Bhakti Yoga. The singing is accompanied by musical instruments and rhythmic drumming and the audience is encouraged to participate by chanting, clapping and dancing. In its heartfelt expression kirtan can induce profound states of meditation and bliss.

Feel free to come and go as you please.

See you there,
Namaste ♥13913654_927318927395969_1612565557822371881_o

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Yoga & Alchemy Camping trip-September 16-18th

13912696_920974528030409_4973228420319217986_nJoin Meghan and Liz for a Yoga and Camping trip where we will highlight the 4 classic elements, earth, water, air and fire to experience the full spectrum of nature.

We will work with the elements provided to us in nature to build fires, forage, gather all Mother Nature has to offer for us. And of course, practice yoga.

What this retreat includes:

-Your own platformed and sheltered camping area, complete with all your basic needs except for a tent/ sleeping bag. You may share this area with another person! (3+ persons is $20 extra per person)

– 3 meals a day (you may bring any additional snacks or grilling foods you have, everyone will have access to a grill)

– 4 beautiful Yoga classes led by Liz and Meghan

– Camping skills to connect you with your primitive self!

We will be hosting this retreat on a campground in beautiful upstate, Beacon New York. Transportation is available but not included so please contact us directly regarding this. If you don’t have a tent/ sleeping bag we can also help to set you up with one.

Exchange is $200 if you sign up before August 20th!

Join us for this rare and rustic experience in honoring Prithvi, Mother Earth.

JAI Bhagwan

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Yoga Sutra Studies

Friday August 5th 6-8pm

As you may have heard from one of your many teachers, Yoga is a practice that happens on and off the mat. We are inviting you to participate in a group discussion and study of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. We will be skimming the surface of this dense perfected literary text, and we welcome everyone to come and explore and discover for yourself the meaning that lies hidden in these ancient aphorisms.

Your facilitators will be Graeme Lithgow, CYT of the Sivananda School, and Alexis Cabrera, Daya yoga instructor and mental health clinician. While we have our own set of spiritual and professional experience, this study will be an exercise in bringing your own sacred consciousness to identify answers for yourself, taking what feels right for you.

Study will run approximately two hours long, with a 10$ suggested donation. Bring everyone- actualization is available to you in this lifetime.

With infinite gratitude and compassion for each being,
Daya

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African Dance//Soca August 5th, Friday 7pm

Life Drums!
Kiara Ross will finally show us how to Dance!!!

Join us for a high intensity DANCE fitness class that fuses aerobics with movements and music from the Carribean and African diaspora!!

 

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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.

Save a date!!

Namaste

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