Yoga + Figure Drawing
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga + Figure Drawing

::Yoga + Figure Drawing::
October 20th from 2-4pm

In this class we honor our bodies with love by exploring movement, shape, and balance through yoga while also practicing to the draw the body in different yoga positions.

This class is a great way to flex your creative muscles while toning your physique, and gaining a deeper understanding of embodied form as the sacred artwork that you are.

Artistic direction will be lead by the artist Madeline Lynch, complimented by yoga instruction of Isaac Krauss.

::Exchange::
Early Bird: $25
Day Of: $30

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About Our Facilitators:

MADELINE LYNCH
Madeline Lynch is a New York based artist who creates artwork inspired from her own life, nature, and that resides behind the vail of consciousness. Madeline works with all mediums that she can get her hands on and believes art is living experience that is a conversation of souls.

Madeline studied studio art and philosophy from American University in Washington DC and spent 4.5 years traveling to various countries around the world to develop herself and her craft as an artist, and person. Madeline is currently enrolled at Teachers College, Columbia University studying the bridge between Spirituality and Psychology from a western perspective.

In the world of healing, Madeline is a trained massage therapist, Reiki practitioner, and works with plant based medicines, crystals, mediation, and the subtle energies of the Universe.

Madeline is currently designing classes, workshops, and retreats in New York City and abroad that blend both wellness and art making for self exploration and wellness.

Madeline has exhibited her paintings in Costa Rica, Colombia, Japan, and the United States.


ISAAC KRAUSS
Isaac Krauss is a New York based Yoga teacher, Thai Yoga Bodyworker, Reiki & Acupressure practictioner. Through his interest and activity in the arts and his travels, he is inspired to explore and create ways to combine various forms of art with yoga.

His mission is to dive deeper into, and integrate, all that he loves creatively, physically, spiritually and energetically, in eclectic and accessible ways. Seeing through a broad lens, he enjoys making the connections between passions visible and active. Invoking, uniting Shiva & Shakti in one space to share whomever feels called to join.

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BodyRoll Workshop
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

BodyRoll Workshop

Viva Soudan is the founder and creator of Bodyroll.
She is a New School dance graduate, choreographer, performance artist, motivator, and certified fitness instructor who believes fitness must be fun and fabulous.

Bodyroll is an inclusive dance-aerobixxx experience powered by body positivity. The werkshop combines Viva’s love of iconic + timeless pop music, vintage fashion, and mission to spread the sweat to make dance and movement easy and accessible for
every Body. Viva loves using Bodyroll as a vehicle to take participants on a comedic theatrical ride where all are encouraged to commit to the delusion and move as one to ignite collective joy!

Bodyroll integrates functional fitness training, dance techniques, ball/drag culture, and embodiment practices. Participants will learn how to bodyroll, booty pop, serve the curve, and dominate the dance floor (literally and metaphorically)! This experience is
dedicated to shedding emotional weight and indulging in the art of aerobixxx.

Please bring h20, towel or mat. Dressing up in retro aerobics fashion is highly encouraged to feel the fame. Wear sneakers. Let’s Bodyroll!

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:: Exchange ::

Early bird $20

Day of $25

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Ayurveda Self- Care Workshop with Kevin & Youssef
Oct
28
2:00 PM14:00

Ayurveda Self- Care Workshop with Kevin & Youssef

Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga and is an ancient technique for self-healing and harmonizing the mind and body with its own natural intelligence.

Utilizing these timeless techniques we will tune into our psychophysiological state and learn practical hands-on methods for bringing balance into our lives. 

During our time together we'll explore various practices to help us transition through the Fall with vitality. Learn how to move, eat, and nourish the body with daily rituals such as abhyanga (self-massage), marma (ayurvedic channel clearing), and mantra. A hearty vegan kitchari will be served at the end of our experience. 

:: Exchange :: 
Early bird $45
Day of $55

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Moon Women's Circle
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

Moon Women's Circle

::October’s Full Hunter’s Moon::

The moon is an important element in the life of this Earth, it pushes and pulls the tides in the oceans and the waters inside of all of us.

Now more than ever, it’s important to connect to this magnificent and loving energy in a good way, a way that allows us to use it for our personal growth and the benefit of all life on this amazing planet.

The Full Moon is a time to nourish ourselves, to acknowledge our efforts, and recognize the energies that are not serving our mission in this life, to let go.

The FULL MOON CEREMONY it’s a journey inwards, a ritual to connect to our grandmothers, our ancestors and the Ancestral knowledge we carry within.
A moment of union with our divine feminine and a powerful connection to our direct line to the Universal knowledge, our intuition.

We invite you to celebrate your sacred feminine by connecting to our sister Moon and see her in all her facets, recognizing our own cycles and learning to respect them and use their energy in this way.

The moon is an important element in the life of this Earth, it pushes and pulls the tides in the oceans and the waters inside of all of us.

Now more than ever, it’s important to connect to this magnificent and loving energy in a good way, a way that allows us to use it for our personal growth and the benefit of all life on this amazing planet.

The Full Moon is a time to nourish ourselves, to acknowledge our efforts, and recognize the energies that are not serving our mission in this life, to let go.

The FULL MOON CEREMONY it’s a journey inwards, a ritual to connect to our grandmothers, our ancestors and the Ancestral knowledge we carry within.

A moment of union with our divine feminine and a powerful connection to our direct line to the Universal knowledge, our intuition.

We invite you to celebrate your sacred feminine by connecting to our sister Moon and see her in all her facets, recognizing our own cycles and learning to respect them and use their energy in this way.

:: Regular Class Exchange $18:: 

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Science of Self - 50 HR Acupressure Certification
Nov
3
to Nov 7

Science of Self - 50 HR Acupressure Certification

This course is a deep and practical immersion into the human energetic and physical anatomy leading to development of powerful skills and techniques for genuinely helping others. It is a prerequisite for the Level 2 (100-hr) certification.
Included : 12 organ meridians, 3 main Spiritual channels, 7 main Chakras, 5 Elements and 5 Spirits, Intro to Trigger Point Theory and Application, Physical Anatomy and Disease Processes, Intro to Acupressure Techniques and Practice, Healing techniques and tools : GuaSha, Cupping, Moxa, Intro to Herbs and Diet for Healing, Daily Yoga Asana, Pranayama & Meditation, Powerful Mantras for Healing and Self-Realization.

This training is a total of 5 days with 10 hours a day.

TUITION:
$925- Early Bird (by September 30)
$1100- After September 30

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ABOUT

Rose Erin Vaughan, MSAc, is an experienced  Acupuncturist, Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist, Yoga Teacher, and Anatomy specialist.  Her extensive training in a variety of modalities, techniques, sciences and philosophies has helped her to establish a contemporary and unique approach to heal her clients on an individualized basis in the New York City Metropolitan area.  She is the author of 2 books on energy anatomy and yoga.  She currently teaches Yoga classes in NYC and worldwide and run a Yoga teacher training.

For the past 15 years, she has devoted herself to rectifying the physical and emotional ailments plaguing New Yorkers.  Utilizing her athletic background, devotion to yoga, acute intuition and scientific research on anatomy, diet and herbs, she has developed a revolutionary way to repair and rejuvenate the spirit and body.  Her faith in the body’s incredible ability to transform through patience, touch, breath, diet, herbs and movement has enabled her to treat and heal thousands of patients.

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From The Source: A Group Healing Experience
Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

From The Source: A Group Healing Experience

Join Reiki Master & Teacher, Nicole Lynne Hooley for this 2 hour integrative group healing experience. 

This offering will begin with a community share, followed by a short lecture on the practice before a 90 minute Reiki Restorative Group Healing. Using universal life-force energy known as Reiki and restorative yoga poses, Nicole will lead you through a journey of self-healing, charka alignment, soul connection and sacred spiritual care. This is a beautiful practice that is intended to allow one to go deep within and grasp one’s true nature and workout blockages, fears, anxieties, fatigue and other causes of physical discomfort. 

Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite essential oils, crystals, and totems to incorporate during the offering as well as anything they would like to charge on or contribute to a co-creative altar.

:: Exchange : Early Bird $33 until 10/22 : After $44 ::

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: ABOUT :

Nicole Lynne Hooley

Reiki Master/Teacher and the founder of Glowing Heart Reiki School. In undergrad she began her search for truth and the nature of reality as a student of Philosophy & Religion at Stockton University in Southern New Jersey. In 2006, while still in college she became a student of yoga and has been professionally teaching Vinyasa & Restorative Yoga since 2011. Nicole studied Yoga, Women's Moon Practices, Ayurveda and Meditation for 2.5 years under the tutelage of Summer Quashie and Leigh Evans. She is now a Yoga Alliance 500HR E-RYT, 85HR RPYT as well as a Continuing Education Provider.

Cole's offerings come from her connection to source and her personal journey toward wholistic healing and self empowerment. She takes from her Reiki practice, a lifelong astrological education, her background in philosophy & religion, over half a decade of teaching yoga asana, a foundational understanding Ayurvedic Food Science and Chinese medicine, as well as her intuitive wisdom. Her goal is to create a sense of self-reliance in all of her clients. She wants to awaken the natural healing & empowerment process in as many people as she is blessed to work with. She believes in being guided by a personal awareness of subtle energy and does not follow any particular dogma or creed other than that which has organically risen from direct life experience. She believes that this process allows for one to live from a place of personal awareness and accountability, without harboring unnecessary shame and guilt.

Cole's intentions as a yoga, reiki & healing guide is to assist in releasing ancestral wounding and lifetime conditioning in hopes manifesting and inspiring more freedom, sweetness and compassion in her students and clients. Her goal is that through this subtle work, she and those who work with her can live their best lives and pass their blessings forward to those they love, the world and future generations.

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Tracing the Energetic Body, An Afternoon of Meditation and Intuitive Art Making
Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

Tracing the Energetic Body, An Afternoon of Meditation and Intuitive Art Making

Please join Visual Artist Alice Shockey and Art Therapist Robyn Olds for an afternoon of meditation and art making in collaboration with Daya Yoga Studio.


We invite you to develop your creative process as we lead you through a body tracing exercise that will help you to visually map your meditative experience. This map can be used as a play space to explore what colors, images, and sensations arise in the energetic and physical body as we fluctuate between a body scan and clairvoyant grounding meditation and creative art making. We hope that you’ll be able to walk away with a new understanding of how embodied meditation and visual art can be integrated into your daily lives.


We will be providing paper and drawing supplies, however we would need blankets to use during the meditation.

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

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::ABOUT::
Robyn Olds, MPS, LCAT is a New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and Advanced Reiki Practitioner. She received her master's degree in Creative Arts Therapy and Creativity Development at Pratt Institute and her advanced Reiki training at Maha Rose Center for Healing in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She has been combining both of these modalities in monthly groups devoted to exploring the healing potential of visual Intuition and image making in Reiki treatment. She also leads I Ching art groups exploring synchronicity and archetypal patterns.

Alice Shockey is a Visual Artist and Reiki Practitioner. She graduated from Oberlin College with a BA in Studio Art and received her Reiki level 1 and 2 Attunements at Maha Rose Center for Healing, where she also leads Art Themed Community Reiki. During a Healer Mentorship with Lisa Levine, Alice began to combine her visual art and Reiki practice, exploring a creative process of image making that emerged more from the body directly than from the mind.
Alice has suffered from Lyme disease since early childhood, and it wasn’t until she began practicing Reiki and integrating it into her creative process, that she found empowerment and confidence in her ability to heal. Alongside her partner and Creative Art Therapist Robyn Olds, Alice is currently holding workshops in Brooklyn that combine Reiki and embodied meditation with a body tracing exercise that visually maps the individual experience.

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Sadhana & Satsang with Jes Allen & Kevin Tobar Fall Edition
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

Sadhana & Satsang with Jes Allen & Kevin Tobar Fall Edition

A daily practice or discipline is essential for growth in our development of self, spiritual experience and overall goodness in our life. There are infinite paths to the peak of the mountain. There are infinite ways to practice and actualize love, peace and joy in our lives. This workshop is about exploring some of the many ways we can do this and empower us all to have a daily spiritual practice on our own. 

Sadhana means you are using everything as a tool for your wellbeing. We will create an immersive experience where we will explore various tools each session. In our Fall edition we'll explore asana, mantra and reflective practices that assist us in our ability to flow through the changes of fall, ground our bodies and spirits with tools to consistently bring us into our center, our home.

::Exchange::
Super Early bird $35
Early bird $40
Regular $45

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ABOUT:
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::Jes Allen::
I have a lifetime of experience in movement and the arts. I grew up dancing, drawing, and competing in gymnastics. I was unquestionably rebellious, seeking freedom in everything. Following college I worked as a designer for several fashion brands in New York City only to soon return to my movement roots. I grounded myself in personal liberation and self expression. Yoga was the “aha” switch to all things transformative. I am an inspiration seeker, a leader and a student. The things we practice each day constantly shape the directions of our lives. I wish to see people practicing feeling free within their own body and mind. I wish to see people practicing connecting with and expressing themselves. I wish to see people practicing facing fears and allowing the courage within to surface. I aim to help others move free, be playful, lead inspiring lives and enjoy the ride.

::Kevin 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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Copy of Couple's Cacao with Romany & Eduardo
Nov
24
3:30 PM15:30

Copy of Couple's Cacao with Romany & Eduardo

Experience Romany and Eduardo's couple's cacao ceremony and learn how creating a daily ceremonial practice with your partner can transform your relationship.
How to prepare: To get the most out of the experience, have a light lunch 2 hours before the ceremony and drink plenty of water throughout the day. Please let us know if you have a heart condition, are pregnant, or taking SSRIs so we can adjust your cacao dose :)

*Space limited to 6 couples only!
**Couples = Romantic partnership or significant other.
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::Exchange ::

Early-bird $30 :: Day Of $40 - per couple.

Proceeds will be donated to help those affected by the El Fuego Volcano catastrophe in Guatemala.



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HOW TO PREPARE

Please wear comfortable clothing to sit in and bring a journal & pen if you'd like.

ABOUT
Romany is a Kundalini Yoga teacher, blossoming herbalist and Reiki practitioner. Eduardo is an avid meditator, marathon runner and entrepreneur. For the past two years, they have been exploring mindful daily practices as a couple, with the help of pure cacao.

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Grief Circle Workshop
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Grief Circle Workshop

Open to anyone dealing with loss and grief. Not just for deaths of loved ones, grief can be profound with the loss of a job, loss of health, a relationship, lifestyle, pet, marriage... 
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Session includes:
-Spoken word and tools for honoring your grief, Reiki energy work to ease emotional and spiritual pain.

-Guided energy meditation to bring you to the tree of life for peace, hope, and relaxation.

With Reiki Master Healer Ashley Gwyneth Imonetti


Exchange: 
Early Bird: $20
Day of: $25

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::ABOUT::
Ashley Gwyneth grew up in York, Maine as a very athletic and school-oriented child. She was a gymnast, on sports teams, an honors student, and served on an HIV/AIDS awareness education team for New England. After a severe back injury, she began a downward spiral for years of physical "dis-ease" with partial paralysis of the digestive system, endocrine system imbalance, among many other side effects and ailments. Having to trade out sports, school, extracurriculars, and a regular kid life for constant testing/treatment in hospitals and excessive prescription medications, her emotional/spiritual strength and courage began to wain as well. After feeling largely failed by western medicine's approach to her, she sought help from a Chinese Acupuncturist that changed her life. She has since been guided and mentored by her Shaman/MD, her Reiki masters, and many gurus along the way that have provided traditional medicines and methods for her own health and the teachings for the health and well being of others.

The ocean and surfing has been her meditation and respite since her childhood accident, leading to a life of teaching surfing to all walks of life in USA, Canada, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The transition from teaching surfing to providing healing with Reiki happened organically over the years as she began to see her students needing not only surfing technique instruction but also life guidance, support, love, acceptance, and release.


She completed her Reiki training in Puerto Rico and New York and started her first practice in Manhattan, NY in conjunction with Rolfers, Pilates Instructors, and Physical Therapists. She continued her private practice in St Augustine, Florida and became a professor in the continuing education program at Flagler College in 2017 teaching Eastern energy medicine philosophies. She currently practises in Montreal, Canada.


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Kirtan at Daya!
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Kirtan at Daya!

Come sing, chant, dance and play!

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Music and mantras led by beautiful Alyssa Easterly, Kevin Bhakta and The Bhakti Center Kirtan Wallahs.

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Kirtan is a musical meditation accompanied by eastern instruments like the harmonium, mrdanga drum, and kartal cymbals as well as guitar, tambourine, and whatever instrument you would like to bring.

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...more about Kirtan

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Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting with roots going back many centuries in India. It is a primary practice on the path of Bhakti Yoga. The singing is accompanied by musical instruments and rhythmic drumming and the audience is encouraged to participate by chanting, clapping and dancing. In its heartfelt expression kirtan can induce profound states of meditation and bliss.

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Feel free to come and go as you please.
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See you there,
Namaste ♥
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::Suggested donation of $5-10::

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Womxn's Rejuvenation Circle
Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

Womxn's Rejuvenation Circle

Women's Rejuvenation Circle has been a long running experience with a rotation of talented facilitators aiding women supporting women in reclaiming our bodies, beings, and sexualities as our own. We draw power from the archetype of the triple goddess:
the Maiden, Mother, and and ever-wise Crone that lies within each of us, and in gathering together, we are able to tap into our deep reserves of wisdom, and healing potential. Through our structure of forming a sacred circle, guided meditation, emotional check-in, ritual, and honoring our bodies' sacred sensuality, we create a
healthier, juicier means of being.

This class involves sensual movement, yoni exercises, and self breast massage. Participants will be guided through a series of Taoist massage techniques that work out
tissues in the breast and stimulate energetic flow and connection to the body. Students have the option to participate topless, underneath a shirt, or to opt out of this portion of
class. 

All decisions are respected!

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ABOUT

Libby Mislan is a poet and community-based artist living in Queens, NY. She began attending Womxn's Rejuvenation Circle in 2012, and she was personally transformed by the practices of group meditation, listening and sharing from the heart, and daoist breast massage in community with other womxn-identified beings. In 2015 she was trained in facilitating the circles and has been leading since in collaboration with the communities at Otion Front Studio, and Daya Yoga Studio. Libby brings a unique approach to the circles through her incorporation of improvisational movement and song. She hopes that the circle provides a sanctuary from the New York City hustle, a space to find support, love, and juicy embodiment.

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Demystifying Meditation (Learn How to Meditate)
Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

Demystifying Meditation (Learn How to Meditate)

DEMYSTIFYING MEDITATION
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Learn how to cultivate your own Meditation Practice that is tailored specifically to your lifestyle. Meditation is a tool that will help, reduce stress, relieve anxiety, and heal physical discomfort. You will learn about posture and how to find the perfect position for your body type, the origin of Meditation, and 4 different Meditation Styles. With this knowledge you will have all the ingredients to create your own master recipe for a Daily Meditation Practice. 
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MEDITATION TECHNIQUES YOU WILL LEARN: 
Body Scan Meditation
Mindfulness Meditation
Mantra Meditation (Vedic)
Visualization
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ABOUT OUR HEALER:
Jules is born and raised in Los Angeles, having recently moved to New York, she has found Meditation a beautiful tool in the city. Growing up in a family with a long history of drug abuse, and mental illness she suffered from severe anxiety. It was not until her adult life that she began to cultivate a Daily Meditation Practice to find a place of solace and love within. Jules is a nurturer and a community builder who found her passion by founding Meditation Monday's in her garden in Los Angeles. She has taught many individuals how to Meditate, and finds joy in life through sharing her practice and cooking for others. 

Jules has a B.A. in Communication & Journalism at USC, a Certified Thought Coach at The Institute of Transformational Thinking, a Certified Meditation Facilitator, and Reiki Practitioner. She currently Coaches individuals one on one, teaches Meditation in Corporate Offices throughout Manhattan, and works closely with a Rooftop Urban Farm in Brooklyn. 

EXCHANGE:
$20 Early Bird
$25 Day of

**Jules will be baking bread to share**

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Psychic Fair + Bushwick Open Studios
Sep
30
3:00 PM15:00

Psychic Fair + Bushwick Open Studios

::PSYCHIC FALL EQUINOX FAIR::
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Let us gather at Daya during the time of the year when our hearts & nature unravels- Fall Equinox- to share our magical healing skills for guidance into our future with the awareness & consciousness that is within us — our intuition! 
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Let's have fun with the magic that is always surrounding us!
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This is an all inclusive event // free entry
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Offerings:


Astrology Birth Chart Readings - Leslie Galbraith

Natal /Astrology Chart Readings - Daniela Reul Vega

Tea & Tarot - Patrick Manian

Acupuncture - David Santander

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Goodbye Class with Kiersten Cregger
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Goodbye Class with Kiersten Cregger

Our beloved teacher Kiersten Creggeris teaching one last class before moving to Seattle.
Come practice with her and give her a big hug!
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"I have been a part of the Daya Yoga community since July 2014, when I was graciously gifted charge of two weekly classes. This studio has been my spiritual home for 4 years, seeing me through ups, downs and upside downs. I have learned, practiced and taught a variety of styles here over that time and was eventually given the opportunity to create my own class: Yin - Yang - Nidra. Our high on yoga this week will be in this format, beginning with opening, aching, meditative Yin, incorporating some fire and strength to create a Hatha segment, and concluding with a long Yoga Nidra meditation with breath, body scanning and chakra visualizations.

This class is to say goodbye. My father was recently diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer, which is very likely terminal. I have chosen to move back to Seattle to help my family care for him and to learn everything I can from him before he goes. All proceeds will be donated to cancer research, I am open to suggestions for a specific organization. 

Students are welcome to stay afterward and hang out. Even if you can't come to class, I would love to see some familiar faces and make sure I take time to appreciate each of my wonderful students and friends for everything you have given me."

* Donation Based

Our beloved teacher Kiersten Creggeris teaching one last class before moving to Seattle.
Come practice with her and give her a big hug!
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"I have been a part of the Daya Yoga community since July 2014, when I was graciously gifted charge of two weekly classes. This studio has been my spiritual home for 4 years, seeing me through ups, downs and upside downs. I have learned, practiced and taught a variety of styles here over that time and was eventually given the opportunity to create my own class: Yin - Yang - Nidra. Our high on yoga this week will be in this format, beginning with opening, aching, meditative Yin, incorporating some fire and strength to create a Hatha segment, and concluding with a long Yoga Nidra meditation with breath, body scanning and chakra visualizations.

This class is to say goodbye. My father was recently diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer, which is very likely terminal. I have chosen to move back to Seattle to help my family care for him and to learn everything I can from him before he goes. All proceeds will be donated to cancer research, I am open to suggestions for a specific organization. 

Students are welcome to stay afterward and hang out. Even if you can't come to class, I would love to see some familiar faces and make sure I take time to appreciate each of my wonderful students and friends for everything you have given me."

* Donation Based

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Bushwick Open Studios
Sep
28
to Sep 30

Bushwick Open Studios

:: DOORS OPEN ::

:: HEARTS OPEN ::

:: CREATIVE POTENTIAL AWAKEN WITHIN ::

:: KUNDALINI RISING ::

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Come check out Daya Yoga Studio!

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During BOS, Daya will host the following artists in our community:

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:: YEZICA TUTIC :: (IG : @tutic.studio)

:: GUTE BRANDAO :: (GuteBrandao.com)

:: DOMENICA GARCIA :: (domenicagarcia.com)

:: DEREK MILHEM :: (dmmpnyc.com)

:: MARIYA DIMOV ::(IG: @mariyadimov)

:: ZOOB FERNANDEZ ::(IG: @zoobtron)

:: ALEXANDER DESCHAMPS ::(Alexanderdeschamps.com)

:: CRISTINA TURNOVEAN ::

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Block Party with House of Yes!

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Outdoor meditation with Daya Mama Ania Lesniak!

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Come take a class!!

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Throughout these days of BOS all yoga classes for new students are only $5. Please look at the website for our schedule!

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www.dayayogastudio.com

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The Happenings:

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FRIDAY 9/28- SUNDAY 9/30

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:: FRIDAY 9/28 :: Doors open for Yoga and BOS ::

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7p - High on Yoga with Kiersten Cregger

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:: SATURDAY 9/29 :: Doors open for Yoga and BOS ::

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8a - Get up and Flow

10a - Yin Yoga

10:30a - Dynamic Flow

12:30p - Beginner's Yoga

2p - Power Yoga (Advanced)

5:30p - Kundalini and Meditation 

7p - BOS Saturday Cacao Ceremony

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:: SUNDAY, 9/30 :: Doors open for Yoga and BOS ::

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8a - Get up and Flow

10a - Yin Yoga

10:30a - Vinyasa

12p - Dynamic Flow

12:30p - Power Hour (Intermed.)

2p - Beginner's Yoga

3p - Daya Psychic Fair!! Open until 7p

7p - Yoga and Sound Healing

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Master Class Acupressure with Erin Rose
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Master Class Acupressure with Erin Rose

This course is designed for Yogis who are curious how acupressure, points and pathways can deepen the practice of Yoga. Yogis and Yoga teachers will gain powerful tools in a short time : including windgate abdominal points, points to deepen the breath, open the hip flexors, shoulders and spine.

Exchange:
$20 Master Class (10am-12pm)
$77 Accupressure (1pm-5pm)
$88 (Master Class + Accupressure)

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ABOUT

Rose Erin Vaughan, MSAc, is an experienced  Acupuncturist, Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist, Yoga Teacher, and Anatomy specialist.  Her extensive training in a variety of modalities, techniques, sciences and philosophies has helped her to establish a contemporary and unique approach to heal her clients on an individualized basis in the New York City Metropolitan area.  She is the author of 2 books on energy anatomy and yoga.  She currently teaches Yoga classes in NYC and worldwide and run a Yoga teacher training.

For the past 15 years, she has devoted herself to rectifying the physical and emotional ailments plaguing New Yorkers.  Utilizing her athletic background, devotion to yoga, acute intuition and scientific research on anatomy, diet and herbs, she has developed a revolutionary way to repair and rejuvenate the spirit and body.  Her faith in the body’s incredible ability to transform through patience, touch, breath, diet, herbs and movement has enabled her to treat and heal thousands of patients.

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Space between: Unlock the Source of Femininity
Sep
22
4:30 PM16:30

Space between: Unlock the Source of Femininity

Channel your personal deep space between and learn to be a tantric woman, the one who is in peace and complete harmony with her own body. Discover a source of feminine sexuality and challenges on the way to access pleasure. We will learn to surrender, be vulnerable and sensual as only a woman can be.


- Pelvic Floor Structure
- 5 Sacred Yoni Spots and 7 Types of Orgasms
- Kegel Exercises, Pelvic Movements

- 4 Phases of Moon-strual Cycle

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

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Yin Yoga Fall Equinox Workshop
Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

Yin Yoga Fall Equinox Workshop

As the sun crosses the celestial equator to usher in longer nights and shorter days, our essential nature is to move with the rhythm of our environment. This transition allows for the darker (Yin) aspects of ourselves to take the lead in preparation for the months ahead. When we don't accept this transition as a necessary and natural one, we may become resistant, saddened, and overwhelmed. This emotional state has the potential to manifest as physical restrictions.

In this workshop we will

- Explore emotional causes for physical limitations.

- Delve into how these common restrictions result in injuries, aches and pains.

-Learn how to develop a steady and effective home practice to support transition.

- Bring balance and ease into our day to day, and glide into the coming seasons free from restrictions and full of grace.

Therapeutic Yin Yoga is a slow paced practice. As with all styles of yoga, emphasis is placed on mindful self assessment and breathing.

::Exchange::
Early Bird $25
Day Of $30

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108 Sun Salutations in celebration of Fall Equinox
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

108 Sun Salutations in celebration of Fall Equinox

The earth is always in motion, the universe is dynamic and so are we. 

The Fall Equinox is the crossing of the sun over the celestial equator causing the day and the night to be nearly equal in length and marking the first day of fall. 

Lets honor our sun and the lessons it teaches us, explore our internal transitions and find grounding through this festive practice of 108 sun salutations. 

* open to all levels *

Lead by: Adee Levy & Karrie Larsson
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Why 108?

Renowned mathematicians of Vedic culture viewed 108 as a number of the wholeness of existence. This number also connects the Sun, Moon, and Earth: The average distance of the Sun and the Moon to Earth is 108 times their respective diameters. Such phenomena have given rise to many examples of ritual significance.


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Teacher Training 100hr Immersion+
Sep
10
to Sep 16

Teacher Training 100hr Immersion+

Explore all possibilities of becoming a Yoga Teacher
Deepen your personal practice and dive in traditional Hatha Yoga, it's  Philosophy and History.

The course includes:
-Understanding the 8 Limbs of Yoga
-Pranyama
-Asana
-Ayurveda - Seasonal Approach


-50 hours of lecture covered on the weekends
-50 hours of practice and mentor-ship

Open to all levels.

::EXCHANGE::
Early Bird- $700 (Available until September 1st)
Regular- $1,000

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Tarantella Dance at Daya
Sep
8
to Sep 9

Tarantella Dance at Daya

::TARANTELLA DANCE::

Join us for a two day intensive at Daya Yoga Studio for a very special weekend of experiencing the healing power of Southern Italian tarantella rhythms and dance with internationally renowned singer, percussionist, and teacher, Alessandra Belloni.

Saturday, 9/7 at 6-9pm
Sunday, 9/8 at 6-9pm

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.

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.

This weekend workshop focuses on using rythym and dance to release emotional blockages, break the imaginary "spider web" of the subconscious mind and expel depression and repression. It aims to involve women of all ages in a collective ritual dance of liberation from the spider web of entrapment in today's society.

In ancient times worship of the Mother Earth Goddess (Cybele/Demeter/Gaia) was predominant, and connected to a strong matriarchal society. There is a vestige of this tradition today in the worship of the Black Madonna. Their drumming tradition is a direct continuation of the ancient rites where women priestess played the large tambourines and frame drums in Honor of the Great Mother to bring healing.

DESCRIPTION
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.

TAMMORRIATA - This elegant and sensual dance from Naples is performed by couples playing castanets to the rhythm of the large drum, called the Tammorra. The dance movements have a strong Spanish and Middle Eastern flourish, with many recognizable movements of the Flamenco and Belly Dance traditions. These movements are set to the beat of African 4/4 rhythms. The Tammorriata is based upon an improvisational style of drumming and singing usually enacted during the summer rituals in honor of the Black Madonna.

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.”

The workshop will take place on two separate days. Saturday will be focused on learning the rhythms and on Sunday we will focus on learning the movement/dance.
 

Exchange:
$50- One Day
$90- Two Days

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::Bio::
Alessandra Belloni 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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Womxn Rejuvenation Circle
Sep
2
7:00 PM19:00

Womxn Rejuvenation Circle

Womxn Rejuvenation Circle is a co-created experience of women supporting women in reclaiming our bodies, beings, and sexualities as our own. We draw power from the archetype of the triple goddess: the Maiden, Mother, and and ever-wise Crone that lies within each of us, and in gathering together, we are able to tap into our deep reserves of wisdom, and healing potential.

We believe that the healing and empowerment of women is vital for the healing and empowerment of the world. Through our structure of forming a sacred circle, guided meditation, emotional check-in, ritual, and honoring our bodies' sacred sensuality, we create a healthier, juicier means of being, healing the earth and inviting a more kind and conscious society, one empowered woman at a time.


*This class involves a self breast massage technique. Participants will be guided through a series of Taoist massage techniques that work out tissues in the breast and stimulate energetic flow and connection to the body. Students have the option to participate topless, underneath a shirt, or to opt out of this portion of class.

All decisions are respected!

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ABOUT

A yogi of over 20 years, Katie Cercone is a radical creative, scribe, priestess and spiritual gangsta hailing from the blessed coast. She received her 200-hour yoga and reiki certification in 2011 with Deborah Hanekamp @Mamamedicine and has led classes in studios, gardens, women’s shelters and arts venues throughout the US, UK and Asia.

Her practice today fuses Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini and Shamanic styles of yoga; encompassing the sacred alchemy of asana, mantra and pranayama breath work. Katie’s transformational work lies under a sacred canopy of co-created ritual and magic to align with higher consciousness. Katie is also co-leader of Go! Push Pops feminist collective and creative director of ULTRACULTURAL OTHERS: Urban Mystery Skool.

A known pioneer with her partner UNDAKOVA of Hip Hop Yoga, the two lead seasonal hip hop yoga retreats in the magical jungle of Thailand, turn up at high vibration sacred arts festivals worldwide and throw a monthly new moon wellness ritual called Dream Beat. Follow her on instagram @0r__nah

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Spiritual Warrior with Kiret Singh
Sep
2
2:00 PM14:00

Spiritual Warrior with Kiret Singh

The Spiritual Warrior Workshop is a 3 part series that takes you on a journey into planetray awakening as we move from the Age of Pisces into the Age of Aquarius. It will be a crash course on what this new paradigm intails and how we can utilize the inner-technology of Kundalini Yoga to match the outer technology of the Information Age. The goal of this workshop is to give you the blueprint that will enable you to meet this transition with grace and effectiveness. 

This workshop is for anyone with an interest in consciousness expansion and development from seasoned yogis to the novice All will bennnefit profoundly, I hope to see you this September ! 

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Early Bird $25
Day of $30

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ABOUT
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Kiret Singh's Bio : Kiret Singh is a KRI certified Kundalini Instructor and has been a practitioner for the past 7 years.
In 2011 I began studying under the tutelage of the Sat Jivans of NYC, eventually graduating from their studio Kundalini Yoga East in 2014. I haven't stopped once to look back. Since my early childhood I've had a innate "knowing" that there are deeper layers to reality then what we where being told. This urge to know lead me down the rabbit hole into humanities ancient past, Hermetic Wisdom, quantum physics, geopolitics and it wasn't until I came across this God Send of a technology, Kundalini Yoga, that I finally got the experience of what I was only reading about before. An experience of deeper layers within myself, Ek Ong Kar, where creator and creation are one. This lit a flame inside of me and my aim is to use that fire to light the wic that is already inside of you. It is my hopes and dreams that you stay woke and stay lit.

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Women’s Moon Circle with Lili Flaming Feather
Aug
26
7:00 PM19:00

Women’s Moon Circle with Lili Flaming Feather

The Moon Women’s Circle at DAYA Yoga led by Lili Flaming Feather will offer our Community the opportunity to grow together, learn from each other, connect to other women and help build this support system that we need so much.

During our circles we will:
- Work on connecting ourselves to the energy of the moon cycles, understanding the power that we can harvest from this knowledge.

- Learn and practice rituals and strategies to set up our goals, visualize them as a reality and materialize them in our lives.

- Identify our current inprinted patterns ans limitations and understand the way they are created, so that we locate and potentially change them.

- Exchange stories and information on subjects that affect women, and learn from each other’s experiences.

- Understand the power of our intuition, our connection to the Universal knowledge and learn how to listen to ourselves and how to understand our own signals.

- Learn to use tools that can enhance our own magic and skills, like crystals, prayer, meditation, visualization and rituals.

::Exchage $18 Drop-in::
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ABOUT

Lili Flaming Feather grew up in Colombia, where she was exposed from a very young age to the cruelty of war. Experiencing the difficulties of warfare as a child and living through two terrorist attacks marked her path her. She always strived to acquire tools to remain stable and find the good that lives in all. Lili then discovered her passion for the Arts and continued to graduate as a Visual Artist. Throughout this path she produced numerous paintings, objects and installations as she explored this concept. Her love for beauty and longing for healing the cruel world she grew up in, led her to became a sound healer and energy practitioner. Throughout her life she’s had many teachers who have enriched her practice and her life. She’s constantly finding ways to share this with as many people as possible and that’s how she became a Women’s Circle facilitator. For her, this mission is about connecting women to their true nature and to the magic that they are all capable to create in their life when they open up to who they really are.

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Couple's Cacao with Romany & Eduardo
Aug
25
3:30 PM15:30

Couple's Cacao with Romany & Eduardo

Experience Romany and Eduardo's couple's cacao ceremony and learn how creating a daily ceremonial practice with your partner can transform your relationship.
How to prepare: To get the most out of the experience, have a light lunch 2 hours before the ceremony and drink plenty of water throughout the day. Please let us know if you have a heart condition, are pregnant, or taking SSRIs so we can adjust your cacao dose :)

*Space limited to 6 couples only!
**Couples = Romantic partnership or significant other.
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Early-bird $30 :: Day Of $40 - per couple.

Proceeds will be donated to help those affected by the El Fuego Volcano catastrophe in Guatemala.



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HOW TO PREPARE

Please wear comfortable clothing to sit in and bring a journal & pen if you'd like.

ABOUT
Romany is a Kundalini Yoga teacher, blossoming herbalist and Reiki practitioner. Eduardo is an avid meditator, marathon runner and entrepreneur. For the past two years, they have been exploring mindful daily practices as a couple, with the help of pure cacao.

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 Sacred Earth Women’s Circle
Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

Sacred Earth Women’s Circle

Yoga’s simple definition is Union; the Circle symbolizes Unity in Consciousness.

The Sacred Earth Women’s Circle with Joelle Danant offers heart-centered experiences for women to come together in sacred space to remember and honor the Divine Feminine Consciousness within and around for Self-Renewal, Transformation and for the benefit of Mother Earth and All Life. 

Each monthly Circle is anchored in Yoga Wisdom, the Way of the Sacred Feminine, and/or a theme that is typically related to Gaia’s Natural Rhythms, Elements, and/or to a stage in our evolution. 

Activities may include: 

Meditation
Creative Visualization
Chanting (in Sanskrit and/or English)
Vocal Toning
Dancing/Movement
Grounding Practices
Rituals. 

::ABOUT::

Joelle Danant is a transformational artist/musician/singer, meditation teacher, certified Integral Yoga Teacher (Hatha Yoga & Pranayama, level 1 – RYT 200); certified Music for People (MFP) Instructor in Music Improvisation, Interfaith (inter-spiritual) Minister, educator, and writer. Joelle’s primary path can be summed up with her two main mottos “Balance is Bliss” and “I play to remember who I am.” Joelle has been guided by many spiritual teachers from various wisdom traditions; she practices meditation, dreamwork, chanting, Hatha Yoga and sacred ceremonies, all grounded in remembering and honoring her sacred Union with the One, All-Loving Source of All Life. Joelle loves to contribute to empowering others to find and enjoy their own unique vision and voices, including in sacred community. For more information, visit .

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Regular Class Exchange $18

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Tye Dye Workshop
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Tye Dye Workshop

Come have fun with color and pattern through tie dye! In this workshop, participants will learn how to put beautiful color on their white dyeables. We will explore different methods of folding, twisting, and binding to create unique patterns on our fabric. All of these methods come from traditional dyeing techniques and are adjusted to suit the modern day.
Please bring along a couple items to dye that are 100% cotton.

Early Bird $35 Day Of $40
**Limited Space**

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ABOUT
Jessi Highet is a textile artist, soft goods fabricator, and teacher. She studied textiles and clothing design at Parsons before going on to work as a fabrication artist and teacher. Her personal work is an experimental study of color and pattern through clothing, textiles, and illustration.

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Complete Vinyasa Practice with Rose Erin Vaughan
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Complete Vinyasa Practice with Rose Erin Vaughan

Our Friday night special High on Yoga class presents:
A Complete Vinyasa Practice with Rose Erin Vaughan
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Hip opening, Backward bending, Twists, Inversions, Strength, Organ and Energy Awareness, Relaxation, Plus Chanting!
Come experience this very powerful teacher!

::ABOUT::
Rose Erin Vaughan, MSAc, is an experienced Acupuncturist, Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist, Yoga Teacher, and Anatomy specialist. Her extensive training in a variety of modalities, techniques, sciences and philosophies has helped her to establish a contemporary and unique approach to heal her clients on an individualized basis in the New York City Metropolitan area. She is the author of 2 books on energy anatomy and yoga. She currently teaches Yoga classes in NYC and worldwide and run a Yoga teacher training.

Read more about Rose Erin here:
http://www.bodyawarenewyork.com
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This is a donation based class
Suggested- $18
(Daya members can use their membership)

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Intro to Traditional Reiki Practices
Aug
12
2:00 PM14:00

Intro to Traditional Reiki Practices

Learn traditional Reiki energy medicine practice techniques for self healing and energetic cleansing of negative and stagnant energies such as, stress, emotions, traumas, and physical illness. Learn the importance of energetic boundary setting, how not to absorb other's energy, and how to manage other's vibrations. We will finish the workshop with a deep energetic meditation to the Tree of Life that will strengthen your connection to both Earth and Astral energies.

::Exchange::
Early Bird $25
Day of $30

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::ABOUT OUR HEALER::
Ashley Gwyneth grew up in York, Maine as a very athletic and school-oriented child. She was a gymnast, on sports teams, an honors student, and served on an HIV/AIDS awareness education team for New England. After a severe back injury, she began a downward spiral for years of physical "dis-ease" with partial paralysis of the digestive system, endocrine system imbalance, among many other side effects and ailments. Having to trade out sports, school, extracurriculars, and a regular kid life for constant testing/treatment in hospitals and excessive prescription medications, her emotional/spiritual strength and courage began to wain as well. After feeling largely failed by western medicine's approach to her, she sought help from a Chinese Acupuncturist that changed her life. She has since been guided and mentored by her Shaman/MD, her Reiki masters, and many gurus along the way that have provided traditional medicines and methods for her own health and the teachings for the health and well being of others.

The ocean and surfing has been her meditation and respite since her childhood accident, leading to a life of teaching surfing to all walks of life in USA, Canada, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The transition from teaching surfing to providing healing with Reiki happened organically over the years as she began to see her students needing not only surfing technique instruction but also life guidance, support, love, acceptance, and release.

She completed her Reiki training in Puerto Rico and New York and started her first practice in Manhattan, NY in conjunction with Rolfers, Pilates Instructors, and Physical Therapists. She continued her private practice in St Augustine, Florida and became a professor in the continuing education department at Flagler College in 2017 teaching Eastern energy medicine philosophies. She currently practices in Montreal, Canada.

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Yoga Nidra Workshop w/ Kiersten Cregger
Aug
11
5:00 PM17:00

Yoga Nidra Workshop w/ Kiersten Cregger

Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is a deeply restful practice that involves systematically relaxing and withdrawing sense from the body, while maintaining a calm and alert state of mind. It can be practiced by itself to restore an overworked body and mind, or as a precursor to lucid dreaming or astral projection. How deep do you want to go?

Structure ::
1. check-ins / short discussion of Nidra
2. gentle 30-minute asana practice
3. Nidra meditation, lying down

::EXCHANGE $20::

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Bio ::
Despite a strong & dedicated asana practice, four years into my yoga journey meditation remained a struggle for me. Yoga Nidra was the first style of meditation that I was able to practice on my own with minimal frustration. The body scanning and creative visualizations helped me to focus, connect with my body, regulate my emotions, and really let go in a way I never could before. My style of teaching is inspired by Sri Dharma Mittra's teachings, Swami Saraswati's book Yoga Nidra, and my own practice and experience.

My intention is to give you something useful. Something that not only changes your yoga practice on the mat, but changes the way you experience your existence. We are all doing our best to make our way in this world.

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Kirtan at Daya!
Aug
10
7:30 PM19:30

Kirtan at Daya!

Come sing, chant, dance and play!
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Music and mantras led by beautiful Alyssa Easterly, Kevin Bhakta and The Bhakti Center Kirtan Wallahs.
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Kirtan is a musical meditation accompanied by eastern instruments like the harmonium, mrdanga drum, and kartal cymbals as well as guitar, tambourine, and whatever instrument you would like to bring.
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Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting with roots going back many centuries in India. It is a primary practice on the path of Bhakti Yoga. The singing is accompanied by musical instruments and rhythmic drumming and the audience is encouraged to participate by chanting, clapping and dancing. In its heartfelt expression kirtan can induce profound states of meditation and bliss.
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See you there,
Namaste ♥
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::Suggested donation of $5-10::

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Sacred Circle with Jes Allen & Alex Crow
Aug
4
2:00 PM14:00

Sacred Circle with Jes Allen & Alex Crow

Join Jes Allen & Alex Crow in Sacred Circle as they hold a potent, healing space for self-discovery, co-creation & celebration! Alex hails from San Francisco, bringing with her a grounded yet fluid presence that will inspire you to movement. She believes in the magic of the Heart and is inspired by the way that dance can bring one into harmony with one’s inner callings. She will be guiding an improvisational movement experience that has been crafted to bring you into a state of physical & mental fluidity, setting the tone for an intimate heart-talk guided by the beloved Jes. These two soul sisters live to dive deep, and so will seal the ceremony with a sweet & juicy Yin Yoga practice, sending you into your evening buzzing in Bliss and expansive in Heart.
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Super Early Bird (before July 29) : $40
Early Bird (before Aug 3) : $45
Day of (Aug 4) : $50
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::Jes Allen::
I have a lifetime of experience in movement and the arts. I grew up dancing, drawing, and competing in gymnastics. I was unquestionably rebellious, seeking freedom in everything. Following college I worked as a designer for several fashion brands in New York City only to soon return to my movement roots. I grounded myself in personal liberation and self expression. Yoga was the “aha” switch to all things transformative. I am an inspiration seeker, a leader and a student. The things we practice each day constantly shape the directions of our lives. I wish to see people practicing feeling free within their own body and mind. I wish to see people practicing connecting with and expressing themselves. I wish to see people practicing facing fears and allowing the courage within to surface. I aim to help others move free, be playful, lead inspiring lives and enjoy the ride.

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Dance Camp With Susannah
Jul
23
to Jul 27

Dance Camp With Susannah

DANCE CAMP is a weeklong intensive for all ages and levels of movement experience providing a safe, sacred, and JOYFUL container in which to transcend our quotidian realities and routines and experience the magic of our bodies. We use Camp, a summertime portal offering an alternative experience of one's self and reality, as a structure for this rich work of unearthing and celebration.

Each day we will focus on a different set of exercises and techniques that offer tools to explore the endless range of possibilities and information located in our physical bodies, and use these spaces to play, make, and listen to the messages that arise.

We will work with meditation, guided improvisation, Butoh, Authentic Movement, the sensual intelligence, and multi-disciplinary approaches exploring the relationship between vocalization, writing, and embodied practice. In addition, we will use tarot, ancestral guides, and ritual to do the work of honoring our connections to Earth and lineage and channeling the gifts we receive from our own root networks to access greater reserves of nourishment and liberation, knowing that our own investigations and full body awakenings are intrinsic to the health of the whole cosmic web.

DANCE CAMP is a space to play and a collective spell. You will feel your body and whole being in new, curious, remarkable ways. Doing the work of knowing and loving ourselves, starting with the body-- inherently a natural phenomenon, being made of Earth-- is the true work of revolution, and integral to the path that makes such a reality available to all beings.

In the thick of July, we work with heat and all that it has to offer, fire being the element of Creation. You are worthy of burning bright, of knowing the remarkable nature of your own flames and sparks, of learning new parts of yourself and delighting in all that you may find. Reality is ours to create, please come join in the experience of dancing into being, one that that is radical, woke, and delicious.

BLESSED BE!

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::Exchange::
For the Week: Early Bird $125 , Day of $150
Day Drop In: Early Bird $25, Day Of $30::

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Women's Moon Circle
Jul
22
7:00 PM19:00

Women's Moon Circle

The Moon Women’s Circle at DAYA Yoga led by Lili Flaming Feather will offer our Community the opportunity to grow together, learn from each other, connect to other women and help build this support system that we need so much. 

During our circles we will:
- Work on connecting ourselves to the energy of the moon cycles, understanding the power that we can harvest from this knowledge.

- Learn and practice rituals and strategies to set up our goals, visualize them as a reality and materialize them in our lives.

- Identify our current inprinted patterns ans limitations and understand the way they are created, so that we locate and potentially change them.

- Exchange stories and information on subjects that affect women, and learn from each other’s experiences. 

- Understand the power of our intuition, our connection to the Universal knowledge and learn how to listen to ourselves and how to understand our own signals.

- Learn to use tools that can enhance our own magic and skills, like crystals, prayer, meditation, visualization and rituals.
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ABOUT

Lili Flaming Feather grew up in Colombia, where she was exposed from a very young age to the cruelty of war. Experiencing the difficulties of warfare as a child and living through two terrorist attacks marked her path her. She always strived to acquire tools to remain stable and find the good that lives in all. Lili then discovered her passion for the Arts and continued to graduate as a Visual Artist. Throughout this path she produced numerous paintings, objects and installations as she explored this concept. Her love for beauty and longing for healing the cruel world she grew up in, led her to became a sound healer and energy practitioner. Throughout her life she’s had many teachers who have enriched her practice and her life. She’s constantly finding ways to share this with as many people as possible and that’s how she became a Women’s Circle facilitator. For her, this mission is about connecting women to their true nature and to the magic that they are all capable to create in their life when they open up to who they really are.

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Sound Breath & Pranayama
Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

Sound Breath & Pranayama

Breath is that which carries the universal life force, Prana. Sound is the first element of the universe created by that same force. Breath is an automatic function of the body whereby there is a pressure differentiation between that which is inside the lungs and outside. As we inhale the pressure outside the body is greater, thus the inflow of air. The exhale is when the pressure inside is greater, thus an expelling from the lungs. 

When we control this life force we gain greater clarity for our purpose in life. We become full of energy and refreshed. The sound bath will go deep to recenter your being with that very same force. Both sound and breath will bring you in touch with your own state of primordiality. Following roughly 30-40 minutes of breath, we will rest into the ocean of sound for over an hour. Multiple gongs, tuning forks, and a myriad of other tools will create a safe space to explore your consciousness.

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

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ABOUT
Jarrod Byrne Mayer is a certified Sonotherapist and Melody Balczon is Reiki 2 certified. They are both KRI trained Kundalini Yoga Instructors. Jarrod and Melody bring a practical application of these technologies so it can be fully integrated within your daily life. They have been married for eight years and currently reside in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with their two cats. Together they launched Brooklyn Healing Arts specializing in modern-archaic healing modalities. They like hugs, ice cream, and good times.

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Tea Ceremony & Meditation
Jul
16
10:00 AM10:00

Tea Ceremony & Meditation

Come join us for a new special class at Daya, every Monday at 10am - starting July 16th with the beautiful Patrick Manian

We meditate and drink tea, learn about tea, learn about meditation, drink tea, talk about tea, talk about meditation

Tea is much deeper than Lipton lets on! It is an ancient tradition whose riches are just beginning to bubble to the surface in the west. It is said that “tea brings nature to society” and that it offers us a powerful way to connect with ourselves and with each other. Chinese and Japanese tea mystics have cultivated tea based methods of healing and sustenance for thousands of years. We seek to engage with this wisdom through tea leaves, literature and meditation to let our thoughts settle, clarify our intentions, and retain a receptive heart. We drink all types of teas ranging from young, spritely green teas to aged fermented pu-erh tea harvested from trees that are hundreds of years old! Each week will have its own theme experienced through ceremonial forms such as gongfu, Japanese tea ceremony, and bowl tea.

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ABOUT
Patrick has been practicing Zen meditation for over ten years. In 2016, his friend infected him with the tea bug which has grown rapidly as a result of tea’s ability to intimately convey the meditative spirit. He has also been studying martial arts since 2013 a discipline which also investigates mediation in motion. He looks forward to silence and mind-blowing conversations over innumerable cups of tea!

 

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Women's Circle with Ambika
Jul
15
7:00 PM19:00

Women's Circle with Ambika

A woman’s circle to explore what beeing a woman means today by sharing. Looking at what femininity is its role in our every day living and self-realization. Making time to define priorities in personal and business life. Holding space for one another. We will take a close look at our emotions as well as how we can heal and release blocks and traumas with the help of yoga psychology. We will be sharing our own experiences as well as learning about different grounding practices and ways to bring passion and focus into our lives.

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A mother and a yogini, Ambika is constantly finding balance between a natural calling for self expression in the world and the pleasure of being a full time mom and wife. She is currently exploring ways to simplify her life, to create a life where she is able to give more and to nourish herself and others with greater energy.

Originally from Latvia, Ambika’s yoga journey started at age nine, when she traveled to India and lived with her parents at an ashram in the Himalayas, for a year and a half. She was introduced to the Indian culture and the seeds were planted for her future yoga practice. After practicing hatha yoga for over ten years, and after living and working in New York, in 2011 Ambika received her yoga teacher training and certificate at Ananda Ashram in Monroe, New York. Since then she has been sharing the healing power of yoga through her hatha vinyasa yoga classes, which include pranayama, Sanskrit chanting, yoga philosophy and elements of yoga nidra and meditation.

A few years ago, while pregnant with her daughter, she felt naturally drawn to teach prenatal yoga. She took Ma Yoga Prenatal Teacher Training in NYC, as well as an apprenticeship program with Mia Borgata. With the understanding that birth is a uniquely individual experience, in her prenatal classes Ambika creates a balance between building strength and relaxation.

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Sadhana & Satsang with Jes Allen & Kevin Tobar
Jul
8
2:00 PM14:00

Sadhana & Satsang with Jes Allen & Kevin Tobar

A daily practice or discipline is essential for growth in our development of self, spiritual experience and overall goodness in our life. There are infinite paths to the peak of the mountain. There are infinite ways to practice and actualize love, peace and joy in our lives. This workshop is about exploring some of the many ways we can do this and empower us all to have a daily spiritual practice on our own. 
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Sadhana means you are using everything as a tool for your wellbeing. We will create an immersive experience where we will explore various tools each session. In our first edition we'll explore mantra, meditation, asana and creating a sacred space.

::Exchange::
Early bird- $40
Day of- $45

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ABOUT:
::Jes Allen::
I have a lifetime of experience in movement and the arts. I grew up dancing, drawing, and competing in gymnastics. I was unquestionably rebellious, seeking freedom in everything. Following college I worked as a designer for several fashion brands in New York City only to soon return to my movement roots. I grounded myself in personal liberation and self expression. Yoga was the “aha” switch to all things transformative. I am an inspiration seeker, a leader and a student. The things we practice each day constantly shape the directions of our lives. I wish to see people practicing feeling free within their own body and mind. I wish to see people practicing connecting with and expressing themselves. I wish to see people practicing facing fears and allowing the courage within to surface. I aim to help others move free, be playful, lead inspiring lives and enjoy the ride.

::Kevin 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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