On Inauguration Day come together at Daya Yoga Studio to raise your vibrations, grow love and positivity with a group of other love minded ones.
Jennifer MacFarlane will lead a meditation, followed by a ritual, that will flow into a Kirtan led by Alyssa Easterly.
For the ritual, you will offer up something that inspires you!
What to bring: Bring some inspiration of the heart to share to the group!! A song, poem, quote, story, an instrument, a prayer.
What to wear: something comfy
What is a Kirtan?
Devotional call and response group singing and chanting of mantras. Led by a singer playing the harmonium accompanied by drums and guitar.
All proceeds go to 596 Acres: a local organization creating community gardens. More info about 596 Acres http://596acres.org/
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, helping you to 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 Lesniak has been practicing yoga since 2003 and has been a teacher since 2009, during which time she created Daya Yoga Studio in Ridgewood. Ania has 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 $25 if you preregister through MindBody or on our website:www.dayayogastudio.com
$30 on the day of the event
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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 second session on knees:
The Bees Knees!
Learn about anatomy from the ground up.
This session will be an integrated discussion and exploration about the largest and perhaps the most complex joint in the body: the knee. The way we work with the positioning and movement of our knees can either help or hinder us during our yoga practice. Get curious about how your knees can influence the rest of your body.
We will address topics such as the bones, ligaments, and muscles that comprise the knees, as well as how the knees work to help the body move 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 knees 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
Friday November 18th
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,
A two hour headstand [inversion] immersion. Flow through a preparatory vinyasa sequence, spend time working on building a solid headstand foundation, play with different variations and the energetic magic behind headstand practice. How do we find more freedom by turning our viewpoint upside down?
All levels welcome.
Bring a pen and a notebook.