Balancing on Your Hands and Beyond
Aug
25
2:00 PM14:00

Balancing on Your Hands and Beyond

Arm balances and inversions can be a moment in class where your heart jumps, or your heart drops. If you've ever taken a class and asked yourself "Where do I go from here?", you're not alone. Whether you are working on getting your feet off the floor in crow or trying to float your feet off the ground into a handstand, there will be something for everyone.
In this 2 1/2 hour workshop we will explore the nuances of these postures from a technical and anatomical perspective to see how the whole body can work together to begin to make these sometimes daunting but ultimately empowering postures a part of your practice. Bring with a your curiosity, determination and a sense of humor to learn how to defy gravity, with a greater sense of ease and stability. All levels welcome!

:: Exchange ::
Early bird $30
Day of $35

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Basic Sound Healing for Yoga & Wellness Instructors
Sep
7
to Sep 8

Basic Sound Healing for Yoga & Wellness Instructors

BASIC SOUNDHEALING FOR YOGA AND WELLNESS INSTRUCTORS WORKSHOP

With Andrea Baquero

No previous knowledge of Sound healing is required to attend this workshop

Sound has been used throughout human history and across cultures as part of healing, spiritual, ritual and religious practices. While the world of sound healing is multifaceted and very broad, I believe that everybody can have some awareness and understanding of it. Anyone can receive extraordinary benefits from delving into this form of healing, and learning to use sound and vibration for stress and pain reduction, relaxation, sleep, meditation, and much more.

During our two day workshop we will explore the theoretical and practical aspects of sound healing. We will delve into the fundamentals of sound, intention, perception, music theory, and the science behind these concepts. Attendees will also learn practical exercises to use sound healing on themselves and others, through the sound of their own voice, Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls and percussion instruments (gong, drums, shakers) and a guide to continue exploring other instruments and resources.

PROGRAM

1. Myth V.S Fact. Developing a critical ear and critical thinking

There are mass-marketed speakers, articles in the New York Times, segments on national TV shows, podcasts and radio shows imparting knowledge about the power of sound to heal and transform. It is important for audiences exposed to this information, as well as for wellness practitioners to be able to discern what’s valid about sound from what isn’t (science v.s perception and emotion).

Practical Exercise: Soundbath critical listening and exploration of the “magic frequency” and “chakra equivalence” myths.

2. Vibration medicine and science

Where mystics and physicists agree: Frequency, and the phenomena of resonance and entrainment. Basic music theory concepts, the importance of silence and how sound affects the human brain and body.

Differences and similarities between vibration medicine and traditional western medicine.

Case study examples of medical conditions that benefit or worsen with sound and vibration.

Safe and unsafe, ethical and unethical practice.

How sound can be used to heal and transform.

Practical listening meditation. 3D listening exercise.

3. Intention

The importance of our thoughts, beliefs, feelings and purpose and the relevance of individuality and perception. The spiritual approach behind sound healing and an overview of its different sub-areas

Tibetan tradition

Australian tradition

South American tradition

North American tradition

European tradition

Catholic, Hindi, Buddhist, Islamic, pagan and non-conventional traditions

Practical exercise: The power of words and intention experiment

Mantra singing, Tibetan syllable singing and Jonathan Goldman’s Chakra singing exercise.

4. Main Practical applications of sound healing today: a broad overview

Mantras, toning, music therapy, resonant-frequency therapy, sonic-entrainment technology, aural-enhancement technology, voice-analysis therapy, vibroacoustic therapy, tuning-fork therapy, sonopuncture, natural acoustic instruments, CDs and recordings.

5. Applied musical elements that serve a soundhealing session

Harmony, frequency, resonance, consonance, dissonance and silence.

-Instruments and their function in soundhealing: Tibetan singing bowls, Crystal Singing Bowls, Harmonium, Drums and Shakers, “Sound Effects”, The Human Voice, String instruments, Wind Instruments, Percussion Instruments (Bells).

6. Basic overview on how-to play certain instruments in a sound healing session

Practical approach to playing instruments and singing

7. Self-care and preparation

The power of mediation, prayer and continuous curiosity and exploration.


ABOUT ANDREA BAQUERO

Andrea Baquero is a professional musician and music instructor. She is the founder of AB Music, has taught music for over 20 years, is a Steinway & Sons Educational Partner, vibroacoustic therapist and sound healer. Andrea has performed as a pianist and singer around the world and is a member of the vibroacoustic therapy association of London and American Guild of Music.

I believe that sound and vibration are essential to human development because both are a direct path to discovering ourselves and connecting with others. If we practice listening to all the noises in the

world, inside and outside of us, we will eventually allow ourselves to focus on all the noises of our mind, and learn to discern all sounds. We will be able to tune into a world of vibration and to choose selectively that which is nurturing.

:: Early bird $300; Day Of $350 ::

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Kirtan Training with Kishor Chandra & Doyal
Sep
27
to Sep 29

Kirtan Training with Kishor Chandra & Doyal

:: Kirtan Training at Daya ::
led by Kevin (Kishor Chandra) Tobar & Doyal Gauranga

Kirtan can be described as music of the soul and has become a fast-growing movement in NYC. Come learn how to sing, play instruments and lead your own Kirtan in a loving, supportive, and nurturing environment. You will have hands on practice with a harmonium, learn simple melodies and mantras, and have time to practice individually as well as with the group. Small groups sizes and multiple facilitators will ensure that each participant can receive individual attention and focused learning. Elements of the training will include movement and vocal exercises, understanding the different styles of kirtan, basic rhythm, overcoming stage fright, and how to hold space for others.

In addition to learning practical music skills, we will dive into the deeper meaning of Kirtan and its powerful spiritual potencies, as well as yoga lifestyle practices that can enhance our kirtan experiences. We will also explore the history of kirtan, connecting you to the ancient traditions and rich cultures in which this practice has been performed for centuries. By the end of the weekend, you will have a much more intimate connection to Kirtan as a personal practice and be equipped with tools and knowledge to share Kirtan with others.

::Exchange $400:: 

::$350 for first 3 students who sign up::

Schedule: 

Friday 9/27 6pm-9pm

Saturday 9/28 2pm-9pm

Sunday 9/29 2pm-9pm 

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::ABOUT OUR FACILITATORS::


Doyal Gauranga is a lover of music and kirtan who finds his deepest spiritual connections through musical prayer. Having spent 10 years living in ashrams on both the East and West coasts, he now lives in Brooklyn with his wife and serves as a Program Manager at the The Bhakti Center. In 2017 he completed his 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training from Supersoul Yoga. He also studies Social Work and Mental Health Counseling at CUNY Hunter.

Kevin (Kishor Chandra) Tobar:
I am a lover of life and seeker of wisdom. That search started in the body through movement and quickly began to include the philosophical and spiritual. As a teenager I practiced and performed Martial Arts and studied Buddhism at the Shaolin Temple. After an injury, I turned to yoga as a healing aid and fell in love with the physical practice. In 2010 I lived in India for a year and began studying various schools of Vedanta. The experiences I had there launched a life-long passion for Vedic knowledge. After a lot of traveling I came back to New York in 2015 and was introduced to the path of Bhakti Yoga, which completely changed my life and the way I teach.

My intention is to make the Vedic teachings and Bhakti philosophy available to everyone. I endeavor to make this sacred ancient wisdom applicable to our everyday life. I teach to the body and spirit and create space for deep revelation. I lead monthly Kirtans at Daya and all over New York. Being fully engaged in the practice of mantra and chanting I often bring this element of yoga to my teachings. My hope is to bring light to the shadows of our existence. To remove the veils of ignorance and illusion so that we may connect to the soul. To create space and freedom in the heart so that we may move away from the things that hold us back, and embrace all that uplifts and connects us.

Hari Om Tat Sat

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 Traditional Chinese Medicine Food Therapy
Oct
5
2:30 PM14:30

Traditional Chinese Medicine Food Therapy

Hosted by Zoey Gong

During this workshop, Zoey will talk about:
How to identify TCM body type;
Basic ideology of Traditional Chinese Medicine Food Therapy, from food energetics to meridian affinity;
Recommended foods and healing rituals for the Fall;
A sample meal plan for different body types;

The workshop will also include a small tasting.

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Bio of Facilitator

Born in Shanghai, China, Zoey started her journey as a healer by healing herself, who once had two breast tumors, constant skin rashes, amenorrhea, and joint pain. Living in New York City since 2015, she now holds a B.S. in nutrition and public health from New York University, 200-hr yoga instructor certification, Meridian Yoga Therapy certification, and is currently pursuing her registered dietitian credential (R.D.) at Hunter College and her M.S. in Traditional Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. With her background in clinical nutrition, professional kitchen, and Chinese medicine, Zoey specializes in mostly plant-based Chinese medicinal cuisine and food therapy for holistic wellness.

As the founder of Table 81 NYC, a dining experience that offers plant-based medicinal dinners, he has partnered with Two Hands NYC, Good Thanks Café, Great Sanxiang Camelia Oil, Subculture Dining by Russell Jackson, Museum of Chinese in American, and so on.

With an eye for aesthetics and attention to detail, Zoey is dedicated to modernize ancient wisdom to create truly unique and inspiring art of cuisine and healing. She is beyond excited to share her knowledge with you and help you find your inner balance.

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Yin Yoga Teacher Training
Nov
8
to Dec 8

Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Yin Yoga Teacher Training

led by Alana Kessler


The purpose of this training is to offer and guide your understanding of basic principles in anatomy, energetics, breathing, sequencing and language. These skills will be applied using the Yin Yoga method through lecture, practice, self study, and asana laboratories. As a result your engagement with the subtle body will deepen and a new and more refined relationship to your practice and teaching will unfold.
Yin Yoga is a method of practice where the actions of pulling and compression are applied to the connective tissues of the body through passive postures held for 3 – 5 minutes. By careful and intentional application of the methods, the organs and related systems find continuous balance.

What’s Involved:
4 days of class time.
Home work.
Practice teaching & support

In this advanced and comprehensive course, you will learn:
The foundational Yin Yoga postures for organ health & variations
An introduction to the 5 elements of Chinese Medicine
The concepts and application of Yin Yoga & The relationship to the nervous system
How to teach simple and informative anatomical and energetic principles
The anatomy & technique of proper breathing
Proper utilization of props and how to teach your students to use them
10 of the most useful pose adjustments
How to create a sequence & a theme
The art of holding space while teaching
How to troubleshoot the effects of people’s expectations.

Recommended Reading:
Insight Yoga by Sarah Powers; An innovative synthesis of traditional yoga, meditation, & Eastern approaches to Healing & Well-being.Gil Fronsdal - The Issue at Hand

2 weekend training: November 8-10 & December 6-8

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Reiki Level 2: with Nicole Lynne Hooley
Nov
16
to Nov 17

Reiki Level 2: with Nicole Lynne Hooley

Reiki II is an initiation into sending Reiki across time and space. Whereas level I focuses on a hands on treatment, level II focuses on the alchemy of reiki, the power of intention, and the spirit of the sacred. This is a class full of experimentation and play with Reiki, tailored to your needs and to the needs of the group. It will be a joyous, inspiring, empowering, and love-filled day. Take your Reiki magic and lightwork to the next level.


LEARN:
Three Reiki symbols and mantras
Techniques to personalize your Reiki alchemy, empowering your creativity
How to give a distance Reiki session
How to Reiki the past
How to Reiki your relationships
How to Reiki the world

RECEIVE:
One attunement containing four times the energy of Reiki level I
Time to experiment, create, and practice using sacred symbols and mantras.

Saturday November 16- 2pm-6pm
Sunday November 17- 2pm-6pm

EXCHANGE // $222

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Led by Reiki Master, Nicole Lynne Hooley,
founder of Glowing Heart Reiki School.

:: 21 days are recommended in between taking Reiki Level 1 and Reiki Level 2---we do not advise taking Reiki Level 1 until you have completed those 21 days ::

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Reiki Level 1: Self Healing with Nicole Lynne Hooley
Nov
23
to Nov 24

Reiki Level 1: Self Healing with Nicole Lynne Hooley

Reiki Level 1: 21 Day Self Healing Journey

THIS REIKI LEVEL 1 INTENSIVE INCLUDES:
-The History of the Usui System of Natural Reiki Healing
-A lesson on the Reiki Principles
-An introduction to the 7 chakras as a GPS for healing
-A lesson on sensing Reiki as it flows through your hands
-A lesson on how the mind/body/spirit connection relates to dis-ease/healing in the body
-A lesson on how to offer reiki to yourself, others, animals, food & water
-An introduction to Energetic Hygiene Practices
-Private Glowing Heart Reiki Attunements
-A kickstart to your Daily Self Practice
-A Workbook, Manual, and Email Support to guide you through
your 21 Day Self Healing Journey

Saturday November 23rd- 2pm-6pm
Sunday November 24th- 2pm-6pm

EXCHANGE // $200 Early Bird (before 9/30) // $222 Full Price

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Led by Reiki Master, Nicole Lynne Hooley,
founder of Glowing Heart Reiki School.


The Glowing Heart Reiki Level 1 Intensive focuses primarily on self healing and the importance of developing a daily practice.

While practitioners will leave this two day long course with everything they need for a lifetime of connection to Reiki and the tools they need to heal and support others, they are urged to spend the first 21 days after their attunements taking time to work on themselves.

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Cacao Immersive : Resonant Reflections with Erika Laila
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Cacao Immersive : Resonant Reflections with Erika Laila

We will be tuning into the Art of Observing Presence.
Through attaining lucid awakened states of consciousness, we will practice Listening and Seeing various dimensions of existence with the eyes of a child (innocence/purity).

Full ceremonial serving of ceremonial cacao will be served in ritual format.

Please bring Water, your journal and your favorite pen.

Modes of Connection to include :

Guided meditation/Sound Entrainment
Haiku
Movement with Wind/Air Elements and Animals

Will include Energetic Cleansing and Alignment


::Exchange:: $44

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CBD Sound Dreams
Aug
17
6:30 PM18:30

CBD Sound Dreams

Come clear out that Vortex, bring in the things that are really you and let's begin a new journey!

Being a powerful stress reducer, CBD also lessens pain, inflammation, anxiety, and depression. It is said to have antipsychotic effects and is a potent antioxidant.
In this SoundDreams Workshop, the effects of the CBD will be supported and amplified. The Sound Bath itself is designed to help you access parts of the mind, which are usually closed; resulting in an expanded sense of awareness and higher consciousness.

Frequencies of powerful Gongs, Tuning Forks, Crystal Singing Bowls, and other over-tone instruments induce altered states to release blockages and restore the flow of your Qi.
Your entire energy field will vibrate, be shaken up and reset.

Side effects of SoundDreams may be:
- spontaneous states of Bliss
- seeing beautiful colors and/or otherworldly symbols and visions
- OoB Experiences and/or Womb recreation
- a sense of Peace and Serenity
- a possible arising of Trauma or Karma so it can be worked with and dissolved
- an overall feeling of Connectedness and Love!
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Wear comfortable clothes (yoga mats and blankets will be provided) and bring an eye-mask or shawl if you like.
Highly encouraged to bring items you'd like to charge during the Sound Bath and a Journal is never a bad idea.
Please arrive 10 mins early.


:: Early bird $30 Day of $35 ::

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:: Bio of Facilitator::


Shunny is a big Quantum Physics Enthusiast. She finally received her life-changing "proof" of those studies and the things she believed in, by attending a Reiki Session in 2013.
Two months later she was at her first attunement ceremony to become a Reiki practitioner, knowing she finally found her calling.


Delving into the field she is now a NY-based Reiki Master, Sound, and Energy Healer a.k.a. Space Neutralizer, Kundalini Goddess, Happiness Coach, and conscious living-space Creator.
She loves nothing more than to follow her Happiness Breadcrumb Trail, see what life has to offer in the present and create adventures with all the beautiful souls she meets on her path.
"Follow your Bliss" is her motto and to create Love is her mission!

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Reiki Level 1
Aug
10
to Aug 11

Reiki Level 1

Reiki Level 1: 21 Day Self Healing Journey

THIS REIKI LEVEL 1 INTENSIVE INCLUDES:
-The History of the Usui System of Natural Reiki Healing
-A lesson on the Reiki Principles
-An introduction to the 7 chakras as a GPS for healing
-A lesson on sensing Reiki as it flows through your hands
-A lesson on how the mind/body/spirit connection relates to dis-ease/healing in the body
-A lesson on how to offer reiki to yourself, others, animals, food & water
-An introduction to Energetic Hygiene Practices
-Private Glowing Heart Reiki Attunements
-A kickstart to your Daily Self Practice
-A Workbook, Manual, and Email Support to guide you through
your 21 Day Self Healing Journey

EXCHANGE // $222

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Led by Reiki Master, Nicole Lynne Hooley,
founder of Glowing Heart Reiki School.


The Glowing Heart Reiki Level 1 Intensive focuses primarily on self healing and the importance of developing a daily practice.

While practitioners will leave this two day long course with everything they need for a lifetime of connection to Reiki and the tools they need to heal and support others, they are urged to spend the first 21 days after their attunements taking time to work on themselves.

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5Elements Ecstatic Dance & Cacao Ceremony
Aug
4
4:00 PM16:00

5Elements Ecstatic Dance & Cacao Ceremony

In this prayerful, playful, and expressive ceremony we will honor our inner polarities, using the map of the 5 elements to come together in ecstatic celebration!

Attending a ceremony with Malaika is a life changing and heart opening experience! Through guided movement and spontaneous movement, let yourself be drawn into connection with the elements, dropping into the field of ONENESS. Be prepared to move, groove, sweat and smile all over.


In ritual we create Sacred Space, a held container to explore the depths and freedom of spontaneous elemental healing through somatic movement and dance. We find liberation through movement, release through ritual and deep connection through community and collective consciousness.


Includes:

*Invocation and group blessing 

* Cacao ceremony 

* Ecstatic dance activation (guided and spontaneous movement)

* Recommended fasting or eating lightly for best results

* Please arrive on time as this workshop begins with a collective blessing 


:: Exchange ::

$25 Early Bird $30 Day of

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About Malaika: 

Malaika MaVeena is the Creatrix of 5Elements Dance Activation™ and has spent the past 30 years committed to her spiritual path as a shamanic Tantrika. As a contemporary Shamanic pioneer, she offers rituals and ceremonies steeped in Ancient Wisdom but adapted to our modern times and needs. Her global events, ceremonies, workshops, retreats and lectures support the Embodied Enlightenment of people around the world, and include Cacao Ceremonies on a grand scale for Bali Spirit Festival, BOOM festival and the Ibiza Tantra Festivals; she delights in taking groups on a magical journey of prayer, into profound states of ecstasy and bliss!

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Sound Bath & Meditation with Adee
Aug
3
4:00 PM16:00

Sound Bath & Meditation with Adee

Sound bath & Meditation class with Adee

Using the tools of sound healing and restorative yoga we will create space for a deep meditation. This practice will help calm and strengthen the mind and balance nervous system activity.

Benefits of meditation:

Increase positive thinking
Promotes healthy metabolism
Balance hormonal activity
Increase immunity
Strengthen Prana
Muscle and connective tissues recovery

Exchange :: early bird $20 :: day of $25

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The Power of Inversions
Jul
27
2:00 PM14:00

The Power of Inversions

:: The Power of Inversions ::
Handstand/Arm Balance Workshop

led by Isaac Krauss

In this workshop we will explore the fundamentals of going upside down, floating and flying. We will break down an inversion practice by focusing on the muscle groups and bone/joint alignment involved. We will also practice pranayama (breathwork) to build heat and move energy, and practice engaging the Bandhas (Locks) that are very useful in handstands. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of inversions through a variety of fun and challenging routines and exercises. Via props and the support of one another, and integrating information through Mind and Body we will form the building blocks for a vigorous inversion practice

:: EXCHANGE ::
:$20 Early Bird $25 Day off

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Friday night High on Hip Hop Yoga
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Friday night High on Hip Hop Yoga

High on Hip Hop Yoga Ciper

led by UNDAKOVA & High Prieztezz Or Nah of ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS Urban Mystery Skool
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A fusion of hip hop yoga led by MC "Make Change" Undakova, a native New Yorker and renown conscious hip hop artist and his partner High Prieztezz Or Nah, aka Katie, a Yoga instructor at DAYA and Shakti Slayer. Based in the 5 Elements of Holistic Hip Hop, this work is a "cipher" (sacred circle) utilizing asana, sound and vibration to create layered soundscapes, simple vocal percussion and righteous rhymes to unlock authentic and bold self-expression.
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Drawing on mantra meditation, positive affirmation and transformative breathwork, participants learn to channel source energy and use their voice as a wand of manifestation. All ages and experience levels welcome.
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Come vibe with us, get your MC-on... no Hip Hop experience necessary. Optimal root chakra medicine for those returning home to indigenous ways. You don't have to be a "rapper" to participate and all levels welcome. Circle work is "heart math”

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FIND YOUR FLOW - Vinyasa x Cacao Activation
Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

FIND YOUR FLOW - Vinyasa x Cacao Activation

led by Jonah Kest & Grant Kellogg

Join us for a heart-opening cacao activation + vinyasa flow experience.

In this 2 hour experience you will break through old habits and barriers that hinder you from connection and unconditional love! Each energetic sequence will explore hip and heart openers as well as inversions and twists!

Jonah & Grant’s incredible music, supportive stories and themes will wring you out - leaving you with a stronger body and calmer, less reactive mind.

The balance of ancient asana, dynamic flow & sacred cup of CACAO will be sure to ignite your spirit!!

::Exchange::
$35 Early Bird $40 Day of

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Jonah Kest

Jonah Kest has been a student of yoga since day one. Surrounded by his mother, father, and uncle, who were mid-western vinyasa trailblazers, he spent his early years observing and learning from the best. His love and passion for the mind-body connection grew and at age 17, Jonah became a yoga teacher under the tutelage of his father, Jonny Kest.

Over the years, his upbringing has translated into a committed asana practice, daily meditation, and consistent cultivation of gratitude. His grace, compassion, and inspiring intensity are evident in everything he does - both off and on the mat. Today, Jonah travels the world practicing and teaching ashtanga and vinyasa classes, workshops, and at retreats in hopes of spreading his intention to generate loving-kindness.



Grant Kellog

Grant is an international cacao ceremonialist and yoga teacher based in Miami, FL and Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. He facilitates high energy experiences and empowers others to use their voice and co-create through movement + breath, music, and human connection.

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Intuitive Sequencing For Teachers
Jul
20
2:00 PM14:00

Intuitive Sequencing For Teachers

Through the practice of yoga asana we bow to the wisdom of the body. Our practice guides us out of the mind and into the heart. As teachers it is easy to get heady about our classes. We want to have an impactful offering and demonstrate our knowledge through peak poses, alignment and structures. Its important to remember we have it all inside and the intelligence of the body always guides the way. Lets drop back into feeling.

Join Jes Allen for an immersion all about letting the practice happen through deep listening. All of her classes are conceived through this trust of movement. Anyone can teach a pose, the ones who offer their heart, offer healing.

Immersion will cover:
Basic structural outline to create within
Threading Shapes
Intuitive techniques
Movement practice
Discussion and Q&A

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Co-Piloting with Consciousness: Ceremonial Immersive
Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

Co-Piloting with Consciousness: Ceremonial Immersive

:: We will be listening to, observing, weaving and working with the Galactic Mayan Signature Energy of 2 White Lunar Wind (Space Wind), the Kiche Mayan Tzol'kin 8 Ajmaq and the oscillation sequencing Frequencies of July 14th (174/417/741) ::
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By letting go of the 9 Levels of Thought that weigh us down, distorting our Path, while simultaneously trusting in Trust; we will:

* Release stagnation, ego patterns, old beliefs and traditions
* Experience ourselves as magnetically irresistible
* Align our individual motives and missions with others of the same integrity
* Connect with our Ancestors and Higher Self thus anchoring into the unified field which sustains us.

Format"
Clean: Smoking Urn and personalized purifications
Clear: Emotional and mental extractions of discordant energies
Prepare:

Ceremony & Ritual to include:
* Connection to the 4 Elements, 7 Directions and 1 Love in coherence with Ceremonial grade arriba nacional Cacao by Cacao Laboratory
* Activating and Anchoring:
of Vows and Decrees for Harmony and Grace on our Soul Path by stabilizing our breath and sealing our input to Spirit.
* Sound Journey, Vibratory Stacking, Entrainment
* Guided Meditational Authentic Movement
* Silent Witnessing of Self
* Journaling
* Re-acclimation for Actualization
* Purified, regenerated, collectively synergized, intracellular Water
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:: 2-6 pm; $44 Exchange ::

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Soulful Cacao Ceremony
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Soulful Cacao Ceremony

Join us for soulful cacao ceremony with live music followed by a heart opening vinyasa flow and closing with shamanic sound healing with your guides Florencia Fridman & Grant Kellogg.

:: BIO of Facilitators ::

Florencia is a natural-born healer and self-empowerment artist working with heart opening therapies involving holistic nutrition, Ceremonial Grade Cacao, yoga, sound healing, and breath as the instruments for transformation, creating a safe vessel for self exploration. Her mission is to expand the hearts and minds of those who are ready to wake up. Bringing consciousness to the importance of honoring the indigenous traditions and the indigenous communities living these traditions.
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Grant is an international cacao ceremonialist and yoga teacher based in Miami, FL and Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. He facilitates high energy experiences and empowers others to use their voice and co-create through movement + breath, music, and human connection.

:: $33 Exchange ::
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Partner Yoga Workshop
Jul
13
2:00 PM14:00

Partner Yoga Workshop

:: Partner Yoga Workshop ::

led by Karrie Larsson and Isaac Krauss

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Building & Exploring Connection, Communication, Support and Intimacy through Movement, Sensation, Proprioception & Meditation
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You and your partner will be guided through a series of poses and meditations, to enhance connectivity and awareness. You and your partner will assist each other in and out of postures and shapes, in a synchronized way, moving as one. Cultivating unity through matching, combining, and balancing your breathing, strength, and softness.
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Bring a friend or meet a partner there
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:: Early bird $25; Day Of $30 ::

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Bio Of Facilitators

Isaac completed his 200 HR Yoga Teacher Training at Pranavah Yoga (RYS), his 300 HR YTT with Science of Self YTT and Yoga to the People (RYS), and his 18 HR Yin YTT with Corina Benner at the Integral Yoga Institute (RYS). He is inspired and humbled to share this awesome, ancient union between breath and movement with others. He received his Reiki Attunement with Reiki Master Lisa Levine at Maha Rose, in Brooklyn, NY and his Intuitive Thai Therapy Certifications with Sarah Seely at Maha Rose. He studies Acupressure with his mentor Rose Erin Vaughan. He is incredibly grateful and honored to share these healing modalities and enhance connection and awareness through them.

Karrie has loved discovering through yoga the dynamic power of moving and breathing consciously, and is very thankful for the community of people and places this practice has brought her into contact with. Incorporating her knowledge and experience with different kinds of practices such as hatha, ashtanga and Buddhist meditation, her classes aim to promote strength and gradual opening in the body, as well as space for quiet self-observance. She completed her 200-hour teacher training at Daya Yoga Studio and is attuned to Reiki Level I. 


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High On Kundalini & Retrogrades
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

High On Kundalini & Retrogrades

High on Kundalini Yoga

led by Carla Ashton


Right now we have 6 planets in retrograde. The RE in retrograde stands for REnew, REflect, REvisit, REvive.

Now is the time for deep inner listening as the retrogrades ask that we examine insights, ways of thinking, facts and other information gathered in order that we don’t miss the messages and lessons that are imparted by them. Instead of rushing forward with new plans, the retrograde asks us to pause and reflect on what we have experienced so far.

Loose ends need to tied up, perspectives may be in need of revision. By being attentive to our inner selves we can ensure that we step into an authentic future designed for our highest growth. Learn how to clear yourself ready for a fresh start with Kundalini Yoga, meditation & Healing gong.

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:: Regular class exchange $18 ::

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Mermaid Music & Yoga with Merlyssa
Jul
7
2:00 PM14:00

Mermaid Music & Yoga with Merlyssa

:: Gather at Daya for a Family Friendly Musical Mermaid Event! We will celebrate the summertime and all things mermaid and support the local community, with all donations going to Camba’s Magnolia House, a local women’s shelter. Merlyssa will guide all merfolk, aquatic creatures, sailors, pirates, and all other humans on a 45 min musical journey with bubbles, egg shakers, scarves, and more. ::
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Before music beings there will be Mermaid crafts including coloring, making mermaid crowns, tissue paper flowers, mermaid/mermaid crown.
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To finish off the event we will share some Mermaid, doing gentle stretches and playing with Mermaid and aquatic inspired poses.
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Dress: Wear comfy clothes, also feel free to dress up as merperson, sea creature, pirate, or sailor!
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Come to dance, explore, sing, and celebrate Mermaids and the summertime!
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:: Donation based: all donations will go to Camba's Magnolia House, a local womens shelter. ::

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Link for more info about Camba’s Magnolia House https://www.camba.org/programs/housing/homelessshelters/adultshelters/magnoliahousewomensshelter

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Cacao and the Living Art of Permaculture: Grounding the Heart-Mind Connection
Jul
6
2:30 PM14:30

Cacao and the Living Art of Permaculture: Grounding the Heart-Mind Connection

Led by Dorothy Farrell

Journey from the roots of the Guatemalan rainforest to the creative forces of the heart.


Join Dorothy for a cacao ceremony and permaculture fusion. Cacao is the medicine food of the Gods and opens the heart space. Permaculture is a design system that proposes humans adapt a role of regenerative co-creators on planet Earth. When we connect the heart and mind, the human will becomes an act of beauty. 


Each one of us transforms energy every moment, whether or not we are aware of it. Collectively this impacts our world. In this ceremony, we will be taking a step back from the humdrum of our lives and into the broader picture of the patterns of nature. Permaculture proposes proven models for a regenerative future. Relax, learn, and align with the tools that upgrade your personal contribution to the planet in a meaningful way.


This is beyond a lecture on recycling; it is a question of immortality. As we expand our awareness for who we are and our potential on this planet, we make the shift into writing a new story for humanity. 

Early bird price (before day of) $25

Day of $30

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Bio: Dorothy is the co-founder of Cacao Source, a project based in Lake Atitlan that distributes cacao and reinvests profits in reforestation and permaculture projects in Guatemala. She has been teaching ecology for six years, and is expanding her teachings to include medicine journeys. Dorothy holds a BS in ecology, has gone in to study permaculture in Costa Rica, and is currently living in Guatemala serving cacao and working on reforestation.

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Tarantella Healing Trance Dances & Rhythms
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Tarantella Healing Trance Dances & Rhythms

:: Join us at Daya Yoga Studio for THE ANCIENT NIGHT OF THE TARANTULA ::

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Experience the healing power of Southern Italian tarantella rhythms and dance with internationally renowned singer, percussionist, and teacher, Alessandra Belloni author of the book HEALING JOURNEYS WITH THE BLACK MADONNA published by Inner traditions with foreword by best selling author Rev Dr Matthew Fox.

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We’ll learn the traditional ancient healing trance dance of the tarantella, used to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula, in use for centuries throughout the Mediterranean. We’ll create a community healing ritual as our bodies move in ways that help us to open the energy points and stay grounded.

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In Italy, the ritual is traditionally celebrated in a church in Apulia on June 29 for the Feast of St Peter and Paul . This will be the third time that Alessandra Belloni makes this a special annual tradition The participants will be invited to join in "releasing the poison and venom from our bodies and souls.

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The ancient Tarantati Trance Ritual, is traditionally celebrated in Italy on June 29 (Feast of St. Paul) for the benefit of people, mainly women, who suffered from a form of depression or psychiatric disorder that was attributed to the bite of the tarantula.

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We’ll also learn a unique style of traditional Southern Italian tambourine playing, including variations of the basic 6/8 rhythm of the Tarantella. These rhythms and movements represent an unbroken chain of inspiration and expression of sound and dance, dating back to the rites of the Mother Earth Goddess Cybele, and kept alive into the present. We will learn the history of this powerful tambourine style, traditionally done by women. Empowering women to get in touch with their ancient frame drumming traditions, achieve inner balance and relief of stress while restoring spiritual and physical energy is a major theme of this work.

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Alessandra will speak about her book:

growing up with the Black Madonna; the universal Mother is everywhere; the hidden continuity, from Cybele and Isis to the Black Madonna; sacred chants of the Divine Feminine; a life-changing vision of the Black Mother, feeling other’s people pain and the pain of the Earth; guided to the dancing and singing rituals of the Black Mother in Southern Italy; tammoriatta, the wild communion with the Divine Mother; the sacred erotic; healing the trauma of sexual abuse with the communal spider dance; Mama Schiavona and the sacred mountain of Montevergine; the ancient tradition of the femminielli; the journey of grief into ecstasy; Black Madonna, revering Mother Earth as a Living Being; a prophetic dream calling to change our relationship with the Earth; joining inner and outer activism.

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ABOUT ALESSANDRA BELLONI::


Alessandra Belloni is author of the new book HEALING JOURNEYS WIT H THE BLACK MADONNA published by Inner Traditions Bear & Company rated 5 stars & No 1 n Folk Dancing by Amazon and author of RHYTHM IS THE CURE published by Mel Bay.

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She studied this ancient healing ceremony, as well as drumming and dance techniques from many old Southern Italian peasants in Calabria, Campania and Puglia and has also studied shamanism in Brazil, Scotland, Hawaii and with Native American elders in North America for the last 20 years. She has worked at Mount Sinai Mental Division with out patients, and has been leading healing drumming sessions at United Hebrew Nursing home in New Rochelle for the last 2 and half years. Alessandra’s original opera The Voyage of the Black Madonna allowed her to be artist in residence at the beautiful Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, where she leads workshops and performances inspired by the Black Madonna, an ancient form of the divine feminine harkening back to the cradle of humanity in Africa. Many of her students have felt the immense healing power of these dances and have reported feeling totally transformed, healed and liberated by the experience.


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Observation on the tarantella. It has been used in Italy and the Mediterranean for centuries to cure people, mainly women, who suffered a form of mental depression known as tarantismo, attributed to the mythical bite of the tarantula. According to what Alessandra observed in her practice and personal experience in teaching healing workshops around the world, “tarantismo” may be defined as depression, suicide mania, hysteria, aggression, and sexual dysfunction resulting from sexual abuse. In modern day music therapy the tarantella rhythm targets especially women who have been abused and suffer from emotional and physical disorders, including cysts, displasia, irregular bleeding, early menopause .


Tambourine and frame drum - Put into practice with frame drum technique. Alessandra as facilitator embraces the Tammorriata- 4/4 rhythm in honor of the Black Madonna with African origins– making a circle of frame drum players. The focus is to give the participants a practical tool to use in their practices, using small percussion instruments such as tambourines together with movement and exercises for grounding and opening the heart chakra.



Trance healing dance of San Rocco RITMO E DANZA DI SAN ROCCO or SPINNING DANCE – This dance originating in Calabria during the Middle Ages evokes the elegant and meditative movements of the Whirling Dervish ceremonies of the Sufis. This dance was used during the time of the plague to heal people and as a release from overpowering fears of death. Due to the trance-inducing movements and incessant spinning many people enter ecstatic states during this dance.


THE PIZZICA TARANTATA or Spider Dance– This erotic and dynamic ritual dance originated as a cure for the mythical bite of the Tarantula, a condition causing a mental disease called tarantismo, which afflicted mainly women (tarantate) in Southern Italy. The wild rhythm of the Pizzica, played on medium size tambourines and accompanied by dance was performed as an exorcism ritual which produced a trance-like state beneficial for the healing of many disorders and imbalances. As part of a re-enactment of this healing ritual, Alessandra will lead the participants in a circle dance accompanied by her magic tambourine 6/8 rhythm and singing. During the ritual each student will learn the steps of the Pizzica, which means “ bite,” building up to a culmination where each student will enter the circle and lay down upon a white sheet, surrounded by red ribbons, and emulate "Spider" like movements on the ground, releasing stress and blockages of sexual energy, as well as opening the heart and throat chakras. The dance comes to completion as each participant dances their way out of an imaginary “Spider Web"


::EXHCANGE::

Early Bird $40 :: Day Of $50

***Please wear white or light colors. No black clothes***

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Tarantella Spider Dance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-2VPrBUqdw&lc=yzssJlpJyHf5aAz8zXbyH1ISYghbVf6zM1bpqr-8wDg&lch=

Trance Dance of San Rocco: http://youtu.be/B-EgfFvcZdc

Pizzica Tarantata (Spider Dance): http://youtu.be/jFQ9lNfWEsg

Transformation of Spider Woman http://youtu.be/rmPi2y_PU0g

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Yin Yoga for Menstruation
Jun
29
2:00 PM14:00

Yin Yoga for Menstruation

Yin Yoga for Menstruation

Led by Yves Cedano.

For many women menstruation is painful and debilitating both physically & emotionally.

This 2 hour workshop delves into the phases of menstruation to help you understand hormonal changes that affect your body and emotions.

Learn asanas to practice at every phase of menstruation to help you deal with cramps, bloating & exhaustion.

This workshop teaches how to channel the phases of menstruation into transformative practices that help you to become better aligned with your nature and unlock your divine feminine power.

:: Exchange $30 ::

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Pride Night
Jun
28
7:30 PM19:30

Pride Night

Pride Night

led by Sasha Sigel


Gather in honor and celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride! We will take time to recognize the roots and history of Pride, then celebrate our selves and our bodies through movement. Accompanied by live music, we'll flow through a moderately paced Vinyasa yoga sequence, ending in rest and meditation. From there-- we dance, talk, and drink tea!

The teacher has trained in trauma sensitive yoga, and all ranges of mobility are welcome. Anything that affirms and supports your gender is invited (i.e. binders, chest pieces, packers.) This is a sober event.

Donation based-- suggested $15-20, with no one turned away!

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CBC Sound Dreams with Shunny
Jun
22
6:30 PM18:30

CBC Sound Dreams with Shunny


Come clear out that Vortex, bring in the things that are really you and let's begin a new journey!

Being a powerful stress reducer, CBD also lessens pain, inflammation, anxiety, and depression. It is said to have antipsychotic effects and is a potent antioxidant.
In this SoundDreams Workshop, the effects of the CBD will be supported and amplified. The Sound Bath itself is designed to help you access parts of the mind, which are usually closed; resulting in an expanded sense of awareness and higher consciousness.

Frequencies of powerful Gongs, Tuning Forks, Crystal Singing Bowls, and other over-tone instruments induce altered states to release blockages and restore the flow of your Qi.
Your entire energy field will vibrate, be shaken up and reset.

Side effects of SoundDreams may be:
- spontaneous states of Bliss
- seeing beautiful colors and/or otherworldly symbols and visions
- OoB Experiences and/or Womb recreation
- a sense of Peace and Serenity
- a possible arising of Trauma or Karma so it can be worked with and dissolved
- an overall feeling of Connectedness and Love!
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Wear comfortable clothes (yoga mats and blankets will be provided) and bring an eye-mask or shawl if you like.

Highly encouraged to bring items you'd like to charge during the Sound Bath and a Journal is never a bad idea.
Please arrive 10 mins early.


:: Early bird $30 Day of $35 ::

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108 SUN SALUTATIONS- Welcome the Summer Solstice + International Yoga Day
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

108 SUN SALUTATIONS- Welcome the Summer Solstice + International Yoga Day

Yoga led by Ania Lesniak & Karrie Larsson

 

Join us at Daya Yoga Studio for our seasonal 108 SUN SALUTATIONS to welcome the magical shift into the SUMMER SOLSTICE & to celebrate International Yoga Day !!!

The traditional practice of 108 Sun Salutations, Surya Namaskar, honors the change of seasons and the transitions of nature’s sun and earth energy. 108 has long been considered a sacred number in Yoga and Hinduism. This meditation in motion will help detoxify and reground, as we let go of what no longer serves us and prepare for the start of Summer. Come join us on the longest day of the year for a powerful experience of raising prana life-force energy in yourself and together as a community!

:: Regular Class Exchange $18 ::


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Herbal Workshop
Jun
16
2:00 PM14:00

Herbal Workshop

Wise Women Tradition

led by Joelle Rouen

Join Joelle Rouen, musician, yoga teacher and avid student of the Wise Woman Tradition, for an exciting, hands on Herbal Workshop.
Come enjoy a complimentary glass of oatstraw infusion as we explore a few magical herbs and their amazing benefits!

With step-by-step, hands-on tutorials on how to make your own herbal infusions, oils, and extracts, we will learn about the properties and preparations of a few special herbs that can be used on a daily to weekly basis for increased energy, enhanced vitality, and even flu prevention.

The Wise Woman Tradition welcomes all ages and genders and focuses on nourishing the being as a whole. It teaches us to learn to trust our minds and bodies, to gather information about our health and personal well being, and to use that information to make wholesome choices.

Walk away with resources to further your education in herbal medicine and to deepen your knowledge of the Wise Woman tradition, as well as local shops and online resources to sample and stock up on your favorite herbs!

:: Exchange $30 ::

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Father's Day at Daya : bring your DAD for FREE yoga!
Jun
16
8:00 AM08:00

Father's Day at Daya : bring your DAD for FREE yoga!

Let's celebrate the masculine energy together, our fathers, our brothers, our partners on Sunday June 16th!

ALL DAY:

Bring your DAD to YOGA FOR FREE

7pm:

REIKI CIRCLE OF BROTHERS (FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL) led by Benjamin Lang ::EXCHANGE $25::

As children, we are all seeded from the spark of the creative union between the Father-Mother. This sacred connection lives within the diverse experiences of human beings with every imaginable understanding of who and what a father is. In this special Reiki Circle of Brothers, we recognize the personal and we energize the archetypal - in the spirit of the father. We are all empowered to choose what we prefer to emulate as Brothers, for we are the future’s now.

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DAYA at UNRULY COLLECTIVE -- Yoga + Music
Jun
13
to Jun 14

DAYA at UNRULY COLLECTIVE -- Yoga + Music

Daya Yoga Studio will have a revised schedule next week.
Please check MindBody for any changes

Instead we will be hosting classes at
MARIA HERNANDEZ PARK
(Knickerbocker Ave & Starr Street)
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UNRULY Collective
200 Cooper Street, Brooklyn NY 11207

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Thursday, June 13th
8am- Vinyasa with Daniel Mullaney
in Maria Hernandez Park

10:30am- Cacao & Yoga with Ania Lesniak
in Maria Hernandez Park

7pm- Candlelit Lunar Flow with live music with Ania
at UNRULY Collective

9pm- Daya Dinner cooked by Liza Leonard at UNRULY Collective
RSVP at studio.dayayoga@gmail.com ($20)

9:45pm- Yin Yoga + Movie with DIana at UNRULY Collective
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Friday, June 14th
8am- Kundalini Yoga & Meditation with Diana
in Maria Hernandez Park

10am- Vinyasa with Carmina
in Maria Hernandez Park

7pm- High on Yoga and Sound Bath with Ania
at UNRULY Collective

9pm- Daya Dinner cooked by Ania and Open Mic with Spencer Brisson at UNRULY Collective
RSVP at studio.dayayoga@gmail.com ($20)


::EXCHANGE::
Free Yoga Classes for Daya Members
$18 Regular Drop-in Class

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Secret Yoga with DayaMama
Jun
11
6:45 PM18:45

Secret Yoga with DayaMama

led by Anna Lesniak

Join us this Tuesday for Yoga flow with music + optional free dance jam in the dark after class :)

Our amazing musical guest this week will be a surprise :)

*We understand that delays happen, but if possible try to be on time so we can have as much time together as possible :)

We are a donation based organization, $10 suggested donation, yogis can contribute what you can when you can. All levels welcome, please bring your own mat and water.

Come experience this special evening with us!

:: Suggested Donation $10 ::

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Family Constellations Workshop
Jun
9
2:00 PM14:00

Family Constellations Workshop

led by Marine Selenee

Family constellations was developed by Bert Hellinger during his observation of Zulu tribes. It is an effective way to transform what is holding you back so that you can live your life from your greatest potential. They uncover and dissolve the blockages affecting your relationships, finances, profession and health so you are free to live the fulfilling life you were really meant to live.
This powerful soul work assists in creating positive shifts in:

· Relationships
· Success in life
· Recurring emotions (depression, fear, anxiety, sadness, feeling unworthy or uprooted, blockages, stagnation etc.)
· Achieving life goals
· Finances
· Unexplained symptoms
· Health
· Self-sabotage
· Infertility
· Addictions etc.

Some of the Benefits of Family Constellations:

· Improving your relationships (parents, partner, children, colleagues, etc.)
· Turning your past into a source of strength
· Acquiring a healing inner image of your family
· Freeing you and your descendants from invisible burdens
· Transforming your blockages and self sabotage
· Increasing your empathy, love and compassion for yourself and others
· Opening your heart to love

Note: Please, note that all of the participants may not get their own aspect of constellation. However, through representing or even observing, you will get something powerful from the workshop. Trust that this is exactly what you need at that time in order to grow, blossom and ultimately heal.

:: Early Bird $120 Day Of $140 ::

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Bushwick Astrology Club
Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

Bushwick Astrology Club

Bushwick Astrology Club

led by Daniela Reul

Inflammatory Response and Mars

Inflammatory responses are becoming more and more common. An autoimmune disease is described as "if you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake", and nobody understands the cause.

The immune system is responsible for protecting the body from any harm, but how much of its response is related to our thoughts and emotional state? How many people in your life have you felt that you needed to be guarded from? Sadly, most of those people are people who you once loved.

Are immune diseases related to anger or frustration? Maybe they are related to a wound that never truly healed? That has been perceived as "danger" (meaning, we might re-live that experience) we react and jump into defense mode.

Mars is the planet of action, of war, of masculine energy, and it also rules the immune system.

In this class we will be exploring the Mars of each individual, and see how that translates into our own lives. Mars also rules inflammatory responses in the body, as well as iron in the blood, and the digestive process—interestingly enough gut health is so linked to autoimmune diseases.

What's the antidote? Venus. Yes, the planet of love. But not just any love, unconditional love. Understanding this relationship in our charts change our view in how we love, show our love into the world, and with ourselves. And when we experience our understanding of love, how do we react?

This is the meaning of Mars in our chart.

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BIO of Facilitator
Daniela was born and raised In Mexico City. She began her studying Herbalism in Berkley, Ca in 2012. Since then her mainly focus has been the healing arts. Healing for her has become a philosophy of life; plants as her allies as well as teachers and understanding the metaphysical realm of energetics through bodywork. She has also a background in TCM, Mexican Folk Medicine, Nutrition, Astrology, Zero Balancing and Core Synchronism, nevertheless they all tied together through Alchemy. Her main intention is to empower the true self of a person, their own vital force is the water that gives life and brings health. Daniela specializes in removing the blockages that limit the vital force to fully bloom into what it can be. For further information visit danielareul.com

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High on Conscious Communication
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

High on Conscious Communication

Conscious Communication

led by Jes Allen


Join Jes for an evening of conscious communion. Opening circle discussion on how and why we communicate and the quality of our relationships. We'll center ourselves through a juicy flow that'll roll into some deeper connection and collecting all of our voices.

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:: Regular class exchange $18 ::

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