Workshops & Events
Sunday, February 4th – Sunday, February 25th at 2:00pm-3:30pm
Taught by Hunt Parr, this 3-week introduction into the fundamentals of yoga practice is anything but basic. This workshop is perfect for anyone looking to learn how to begin a new yoga practice or for experienced practitioners looking to refresh on alignment and modifications. Whatever the reason, please join us for this 3-week introduction! Beginners yoga is not “easy yoga”; you will find it challenging and still be asked to move. We will spend time on a each category of posture practice, proper alignment and breath work but the class will flow and build throughout the 3 weeks. You’ll also learn about the different styles of yoga available to you, the best way to approach your practice, and the fundamentals of safety and self-awareness. When you’ve completed our workshop series, you’ll be familiar with most of the “basic” poses of yoga and be able to join any level of class while knowing how to modify accordingly.
Saturday, February 24th at 6:15pm-8:15pm
Unwind, rest, and restore your being with a delicious restorative yoga practice designed to soothe the nervous system, calm the mind, and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. Relax in nourishing yoga poses while singing bowls, tuning forks, and other overtone emitting instruments harmonize your subtle body in a powerfully nourishing sound healing experience. Cultivate inner listening and insight through chanting and meditation.
Join Leigh for this deeply restorative sound healing yoga workshop, and nourish the Water element and our Winter organs, the kidneys. According to Chinese Medicine, Winter is the time to deeply nurture the kidneys which are the root and foundation of the body–the seed of our energy. This deep Winter’s rest nourishes our kidneys, consolidates our essential energy (qi/prana) and preserves our roots. By nurturing and tonifying the kidneys in Winter, we replenish and nourish the sap of body to prepare the body to flourish in the spring to come.
Saturday, March 10th at 7:00pm–9:00pm
During the first hour, we’ll spend time in heaven, or in the aerial hammock, to help release muscular tensions. We’ll explore going upside down and allow the gravity of earth help us elongate the spine while being supported by the hammock. If you are afraid of heights, the earth, or your mat on the floor, is within your arm’s reach. During the second hour, we’ll quietly transition onto the mat for yin yoga practice to help lengthen tight, contracting connective tissues. When we surrender ourselves to the support of heaven and earth, we will find not only the physical body restored and relaxed, but also our mental, emotional and spiritual well-being renewed. This workshop is suitable for all levels–from those brand new to yoga to experienced practitioners.
Sunday, March 18th at 2:00pm-4:00pm
Ajna Chakra is often called our third eye and is our psychic center of intuition. Ajna chakra is what we use to make sense of the world around us. While we use our eyes to see the external world, we use Ajna to interpret, understand, and give meaning to what we see. When out of balance, we get stuck in our own belief system and see the world through a biased sense of perception. When Ajna is balanced and harmonious, we are able to see and understand what the yogis call Satya, truth. We are able to connect to our true nature – peace, bliss, and love. When our “third eye” is “open,” any questions we might have are wordlessly answered, and we are able to move through life with a sense of purpose and clarity.
Sunday, April 8th at 2:00pm-4:00pm
If you are looking to build strength and confidence in your inversion practice–whether it’s learning the basics of Sirsasana (headstand), Adho Mukha Vrksasana (handstand) or Pincha Mayurasana (forearm balance)–either against the wall or in the center of the room, join us. Rejuvenate the mind and body while learning the fundamentals of inversions!
Sunday, April 15th at 2:00pm-4:00pm
Slideshow, discussion, gentle stretching and meditation.
Useful to bring a tarot deck but not necessary. We will be looking at the Smith-Waite deck.
Sunday, April 22nd at 2:00pm-4:00pm
Sahasrara, our crown chakra is the center of divine energy and wisdom. When all 6 of our major chakras are in balance and harmonized, our seventh blossoms open. Grounding and stability of our first, happiness and freedom of our second, strength and courage of our third, love and compassion of our fourth, purity and self expression of our fifth, and mental clarity of our sixth come together to awaken the divine knowledge and wisdom that sleeps within Sahasrara. When Sahasrara is in harmony, we experience true peace and contentment. We understand and know our true nature, our purpose in life, and are able to align our actions to this purpose. In this special workshop we will balance all 6 of our major chakras to awaken our 7th, the divine center, Sahasrara.
Friday, April 27th – Monday, April 30th
The Bleecker Street Ashtanga Program at Sacred Sounds Yoga is proud to host Louise Ellis a second time! Louise is one of the few women ever certified to teach the Ashtanga method by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Our time with Louise consists of 4 morning Mysore style practices and 3 afternoon Yin and Yoga Nidra practices. There is limited space, and it is expected to go quickly.