Workshops & Events
Wednesday, September 20th at 8:00am-9:15am
In September, yoga studios nationwide are coming together to increase awareness and understanding surrounding substance abuse and offer hope to those who are suffering.
Join us in changing the dialogue surrounding drug and alcohol addiction – from one of isolation to one of community and growth. Every dollar raised goes directly toward teaching Ashtanga yoga classes in treatment centers and providing yoga tuition scholarships for individuals in recovery.
Saturday, September 23rd at 6:15pm-8:15pm
This workshop incorporates YogaTune Up® Therapy Balls, Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga to peel away layers of stress.
The Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Ball System provides targeted self-massage trigger point therapy by using specially designed high grip rubber balls and focused movement routines that help penetrate through layers of skin and muscle to massage deeply into high tension areas. Combined with the quiet practice of Yin Yoga (holding floor-based poses for time) and the healing bliss of Restorative Yoga, breath work and meditation, you’ll experience relief from stress and complete surrender.
Sunday, September 24th at 2:00pm-4:00pm
Understanding that our physiology informs our psychology, Divine Your Story workshops use dynamic movement, Katonah-inspired yoga, and physical theatrical devices to provide you with insight into your “character”–the character you play in your life, and the stories you’ve been unconsciously telling yourself about yourself. From there, through self-reflection and the use of writing prompts, we work together to redesign your “character” with a sense of purpose, and rewrite your life story in the direction of joy from a place of conscious authorship, empowering you to the be hero of your own journey. Each workshop ends with a deep meditation to guide you through the process of manifesting your best life using imagination, taping into desire, and aligning with the laws of universal nature.
Saturday, September 30th at 6:15pm-7:15pm
Join us for our FREE monthly guided meditation series!
All are welcome. A yoga mat is recommended but not required. Rent for $2 or bring your own.
Sunday, October 1st at 1:30pm-4:00pm
Our workshop, usually held on the first Sunday of every month, conjures the bridge between yoga and writing. Yoga and meditation practice peels back the layers of experience, allowing you to note the movements of the mind and body. This kind of mindfulness roots you to the present, and returns you to your authentic voice. As writers, we must know our own voices first in order to know the voices of our characters and speakers. Transcendentalists, Surrealists, Beats, and many other writing collectives all used meditation, dreams, and/or other states of altered consciousness to support their creative work. Expect to be taken on a journey.
Friday, October 13th – Friday, November 3rd
Series 2: Sensory Small World
Ages: Sitters – 3
Do you know sensory play promotes heathy brain development of our children? Children’s natural inclination of touching, smelling, tasting, and all the movements that help them to feel, create and investigate provides us with great opportunities for language learning. Let’s all immerse in the amazing sensory world and learn Mandarin Chinese!
Saturday, October 14th at 6:15pm-8:15pm
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, October 21st 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, November 5th at 2:00pm-4:00pm
Want to replace your feet with your hands? Join us and explore the foundations of arm balances. These funky looking poses are less about arm strength and more about knowing how to shift your body weight (and your mind), connecting to your core power, and applying proper alignment.
Do not worry if you think you cannot do this; we will guide you safely step-by-step. We will begin our practice with a short warm-up and an overview of the basic arm balance, Bakasana (crane pose) and then move onto the more challenging, Parsva Bakasana, Astavakrasana, Dragon Fly, Bhujapidasna, Tittibhasana, Eka-Pada Koundinyasana A & B, and Vishvamitrasana. If time allows we may cover Galavasana and Eka-Pada Bakasana.
Come and be inspired to take the next step in your yoga practice!
Saturday, November 18th at 6:15pm-8:15pm
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.
Saturday, December 16th at 6:15pm-8:15pm
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.
Saturday, January 27th at 6:15pm-8:15pm
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.
Saturday, February 17th at 6:15pm-8:15pm
Visshuddhi Chakra is our centre for purification, detoxification, and the manifestation of our words and speech. When under active, or Tamasic, we are unable to properly clear toxins and impurities from our bodies and minds. We may develop speech problems, nervousness, and an inability to express ourself fully. When overactive, or Rajasic, we may be overly extroverted and unable to listen to others’ words, often speaking over people and shutting down others’ opinions. A balanced and harmonious Visshuddhi chakra keeps us healthy and vibrant and allows us to be honest with ourselves and others. We are able to express our selves creatively and confidently without shame or embarrassment.