Workshops & Events
Saturday, August 11th at 7:30pm-9:00pm
Jimmy Reed and Jackie Stewart Reed offer sound meditations to relax and nurture the innate mind-body connection as a modality to transform consciousness and improve well-being. Through attentive listening, participants are guided through a journey beyond the discursive thinking mind and into a clear state of PRESENCE. When daily thoughts are no longer a distraction, the residue that is left by busyness and stress is cleansed. This meditation is an invitation back to BEING and CREATIVITY. Come to relax and let go.
Sunday, August 12th at 1:45pm-3:15pm
Aerial Yoga is a powerful tool that helps us find balance in both our body and mind with the use of gravity. Our core is the center of stability, and in this special workshop you’ll not only ignite the fire of your core, you’ll experience a full body workout (expect to sweat)! We’ll also practice inversions and stretches using the aerial hammock to find mobility and length in your muscles.
Come out feeling stronger and uplifted!
Saturday, August 18th at 7:00pm-8:00pm
Please join us for our FREE Open House on Saturday, August 18th or Saturday, September 8th at 7:00pm-8:00pm, so that we can tell you why our graduates love this program, and love teaching prenatal yoga.
Sunday, August 19th at 2:00pm-4:00pm
Sho Higuchi’s signature Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra workshops are back, and, this time, we are starting off with a very special installment incorporating pranayama techniques for healing.
Class will begin with simple breath awareness and breathing techniques to relax and soothe the mind and nervous system (these techniques can be done anywhere, anytime you need). We will then prepare the physical body through gentle, mindful stretching, explore the ancient breath and pranayama techniques, and end with a healing prana shakti yoga nidra meditation designed to fuel our cells with the necessary prana to restore, rebuild and rejuvenate.
Wednesday, August 22nd at 4:30pm-6:00pm
FREE for expectant moms! An insightful discussion on what to pack when preparing for birth. Lecture and Q&A with Kayann Stephens, RN.
Saturday, September 1st at 10:45am-12:00pm
Unnata is the Sanskrit word for “elevated,” meaning both elevated in spirit and physically elevated. Using a yoga hammock, students work with gravity to explore, refine and advance traditional yoga postures both in the air and on the ground. Relax and realign the body, center the mind and uplift the spirit!
Sunday, September 2nd at 9:15am-10:30am
This is a class focused on finding strength and stamina through coordinated breath and movement. Class begins with connecting to the breath and taking a few grounding postures to release tension, and will transition into an energetic sequence to build heat and endurance. The heart of the class will focus on an exploration of new strength. Open to all levels.
Sunday, September 9th at 2:00pm-3:30pm
Take healing into your own hands! Work with neck tension, tight shoulders, upper back, repetitive movement areas and more.
Whether you’re under constant stress, training for a marathon or healing from injuries, this self-care practice will offer relief and space to breathe. This workshop incorporates YogaTune Up® Therapy Balls & Restorative Yoga to peel away layers of tension.
Sunday, September 16th at 2:00pm-4:00pm
Feel safe and secure within your own body by balancing the Muladhara Chakra, or root center, the first of the major chakras. This is the energy center that governs the way we function on the physical plane. Muladhara is the foundation of our development much like the roots of a tree, and provides us with groundedness, the feeling of being well established–physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and even economically. When it is under active, or Tamasic, we feel a sense of disconnection, instability, lack of focus, unhealthy, or even unsuccessful. When it is overactive, or Rajasic, we feel stuck, lethargic, apathetic, and unable to make changes or move forward in our lives. A balanced and harmonious Muladhara chakra helps us to feel safe, connected, and allows us to move through life smoothly with comfort and ease.
Saturday, September 29th at 7:00pm-9:00pm
Join us for an exquisitely relaxing sound bath designed especially for Fall with restorative yoga poses to deeply nourish and ground your body and quiet your busy mind. Unwind and completely relax while singing bowls, tuning forks, and other overtone emitting instruments harmonize your energy body in a powerfully nourishing sound healing experience. Cultivate inner listening and insight through chanting and sound meditation.
Sunday, October 14th at 2:00pm-3:30pm
Take healing into your own hands! Work with tight hips, low back, hamstrings, calves, and iliotibial (IT) bands and more.
Whether you’re under constant stress, training for a marathon or healing from injuries, this self-care practice will offer relief and space to breathe. This workshop incorporates YogaTune Up® Therapy Balls, Yin Yoga (floor based poses held over time), & Restorative Yoga to peel away layers of tension.
Sunday, October 7th at 2:00pm-4:00pm
Find freedom and joy in your life by balancing the Svadhistana Chakra, our second major energy center in the body. Svadhistana allows us the permission to feel – to let in our emotions, sensations, and pleasures without judgment or attachment. Simultaneously, it allows us to let go–release any tensions or memories tied to these thoughts. When Svadhistana is under active, or Tamasic, we can feel lifeless, out of touch with ourselves, or guilty of our feelings and sensations. When over active, or Rajasic, we are often ruled by these emotions and addicted to pleasure or stimulation. Second chakra also grants us the permission to let go, to forgive and release resentment, so that we can truly be free. A harmonious Svadhistana chakra gives us balance between work and play, allows us the ability to enjoy healthy sensuality and pleasures, and helps to discover the freedom and joy within.
Sunday, November 18th at 2:00pm-4:00pm
Reclaim your inner strength and confidence by balancing the Manipura Chakra, our third major energy center in the body. Manipura chakra is our fire center and governs our strength, courage, passions, and determination. When Manipura is under active, it can be difficult for us to get going or have the drive to move forward in life. We may feel lethargic or feel lost without a purpose. Manipura is the fire that lights the way in our path. If over active however, we may become easily agitated or anxious and feel it is difficult to relax and unwind, or even fall asleep at night. When Manipura is balanced, we have just the right amount of fire to fuel our passions into a healthy lifestyle. It is the solar energy within us that allows our best qualities–and the other chakras–to shine brightly. A harmonious Manipura chakra provides us with the energy and determination to take action, effectively face our challenges and obstacles, and achieve our goals.
Sunday, December 16th at 2:00pm-4:00pm
Open your heart and truly love by balancing the Anahata Chakra, our fourth major energy center in the body. Anahata chakra is our heart center and governs our ability to love and receive love. This practice will help us to invite self acceptance, compassion, and balance into our lives. By balancing Anahata chakra, we can learn to truly love and appreciate ourself and connect to the true self, what the yogis call the Atma, wherein lies our true nature – infinite bliss and unconditional love. A harmonious Anahata chakra helps us to find our purpose in life and leaves us with a deep sense of inner peace and joy.
Wednesday, June 6th – Wednesday, September 12th at 8:30am-9:30am
Thursday, June 7th – Thursday, September 13th at 8:30am-9:30am
Smell the fresh air, feel the sun on your skin and set your drishti on a tree as you practice yoga in Washington Square Park with our teachers Samantha Debicki on Wednesdays and Misha Hajj on Thursdays. Whether you’ve never tried yoga before or you practice regularly, join us!
Classes will take place on the “stage” at Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park. Bring your own mat.
Wednesday, June 6th – Wednesday, September 12th at 10:00am-10:45am
Thursday, July 5th – Thursday, August 30th at 10:00am-10:45am
Join us for kids yoga with our teacher Marisol Torres on Wednesdays and Thursdays amidst the sun and trees in the park! We’ll sing, dance and learn some fun yoga poses too!
Classes will take place near the entrance of the kids playground in Washington Square Park, which is northeast of the fountain. Limited mats will be provided.