Workshops & Events
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.
Sunday, July 8th at 2:00pm-3:30pm
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, July 14th 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, July 29th at 10:00am-12:00pm
In this workshop, the teacher will guide you through a typical Unnata® Aerial Yoga class that has been stretched out over twice the amount of time usually allotted. This will allow the teacher to devote special attention to each student for each position and exercise. We will explore standing postures such as the Warrior Poses and Triangle Pose, Backbends such as Wheel and Bow Pose, Inversions, Twists and more!
Sunday, July 29th at 2:00pm-4:00pm
This workshop is for anyone interested in understanding how Hatha Yoga works, and how we can use the yoga hammock as a tool to enhance a yoga practice. We’ll do side-by-side comparisons of floor versions with aerial versions, then flow through a complete Unnata® Aerial Yoga class using the postures we just learned in detail. From the simple, such as Chair and Downward Facing Dog, to the more complex, such as Bow and Handstands, we will learn a range of ways to use the hammock to support and better understand Yoga postures.
Sunday, August 5th at 2:00pm-4:30pm
The Tarot cards can serve as an interesting and fun tool to look at “packets of experience” that illuminate hidden and not-so-hidden aspects of the self. The cards can assist us in understanding Yoga theory regarding the Self through their pictorial symbolism. Their visuals can aid in concentration. Lastly, the cards can serve as useful guides in cultivating mental calm throughout our busy daily lives.
In this workshop, we’ll have a relaxing and interesting time watching a slide-show to get us familiar with the cards, have a discussion of their symbolism and application to Yoga theory, do some light movement, chanting and meditation. We’ll end with a chakra-based reading spread that you can “draw” from anytime you’d like to use the cards for guidance and insight.