Yin Yoga For Intention Setting and Letting Go
Dec
30
2:00 PM14:00

Yin Yoga For Intention Setting and Letting Go

::Yin Yoga for Intention Setting & Letting Go::
Saturday, 12/30 from 2-4pm
with Yves Cedano

Sometimes what we are feeling is not just physical sensations in the body but strong and deeply held emotions. Our organs house our emotions from fear, to kindness, anger and frustrations. Our issues are in our tissues that make up our bodies.

Join Yves Cedano, LMT, E RYT 500, in exploring the practice of Yin Yoga for releasing deeply held emotions and patterns that contribute to stress and overwhelm in our daily lives and hold us back from coming to our full potential. Set an intention in 2019 to understand what your emotions like fear, anxiety and frustrations mean, where they come from and how to access the organ systems that correlate to them. Release rigidity, develop a personal practice of self-care that is appropriate for you in 2019.

In this two hour practice you'll learn to release specific channels and organ systems according to the emotions you normally experience. Unwind yourself and free your tissues so that you may enter into the new year with grace, free from restrictions, and ready to commit unrelentingly to yourself, your self care practice and your potential.

::Exchange $25::

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CBD SoundDreams at Daya
Jan
5
6:00 PM18:00

CBD SoundDreams at Daya

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 of beautiful colors and/or other worldly symbols and visions
- OoB Experiences and/or WombRecreation
- 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!

Wear comfortable clothes (yoga mats and blankets will be provided) and bring an eye-mask or shawl if you like.
Please arrive 10 mins early. The event will start promptly at 6:05pm.

::EXCHANGE::
Early Bird- $30 Day of- $35

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Resolutions Sound Bath
Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

Resolutions Sound Bath

New Years is a special time of the year, where collective consciousness takes a step forward to better the self.

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When we take conscious action to leave behind what no longer serves us, we see light in the darkness, and become a phoenix of our own consciousness. 

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Letting go of what no longer serves is so the light can shine from within.  We better the self so that you can improve the lives of others, and that they too will pass that light onward.

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Please bring a journal, pen/paper, for we will be writing our intentions for the year. We will meditate, write, and journey inward with sound. We will create a step by step program to get you to the goal while being of service to others. Commit to yourself and hold yourself accountable for who you are and who you are meant to be.


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Heart & Mind Festival at Daya- Changing Tides
Dec
15
3:00 PM15:00

Heart & Mind Festival at Daya- Changing Tides

::Changing Tides - A Fundraiser for Our Underwater Relatives and the Salish Sea::
Saturday, December 15th
3-10pm

Featuring Taino Elder Maestro Manuel Rufino, Grandmother Clara Soaring Hawk of the Deer Clan, Theresa Bear Fox, Kurt Russo, Peia, Dream Seed and Ecstatic Dance.

::TICKETS $35::

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In 1970, over 40 orcas were brutally captured from the Salish Sea in Northwest Washington and taken to marine parks around the world. During that capture, at least five of the orcas were killed. Tokitae, who was just three years old at the time of capture, is the sole survivor, living alone in a small and isolated tank at Miami Seaquarium where she has been performing acts for food rewards for 48 years. Tokitae has not seen another orca since 1980. The Lummi Nation intend to change this by returning her to her home pod at the Eastsound, Orcas Island. Bring Tokitae Home!

This event will raise funds to support the Lummi Nation’s plight to return Tokitae to the Salish Sea.

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The day’s events will include:

Special Opening Ceremony
Ecstatic Dance
Shamanic Sound Journey with Dream Seed
Delicious Vegetarian Food for Purchase
Panel Discussion on Conservation & Spiritual Ecology
Concert with Peia
Closing Ceremony

*Vegetarian Food from Jungle Cafe will be available for sale*

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Holiday Fair at Daya!
Dec
15
to Dec 16

Holiday Fair at Daya!

Let us gather at Daya 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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December 15-16 :: Saturday & Sunday :: 3-7PM

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Offerings:

  • Astrology

  • Reiki healing

  • Tatot reading

  • Local made jewelry, clothing, artwork & more!

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Bushwick Astrology Club
Dec
12
2:00 PM14:00

Bushwick Astrology Club

Bushwick Astrology Club lead by Daniela Reul Vega will be happening at Daya every second Wednesday of the month starting December.

It's the end of the year, and the beginning of magical things. At the Bushwick Astrology Club we want to hear about your year, your experiences, thoughts and insights. What is the meaning of all of it? Through the use of astrology we are going to be sharing thoughts and experiences around planets in retrograde, saturn return, eclipses, new and full moons, as well as talking about the sign of the month. 

This is a great opportunity to get in-tuned with what's going on in the sky and in yourself "as above, so below".

Even if you don't know much about astrology or are a professional, we are opening this space for all of you who want share and learn from each other. 

Astrology is a science with many meanings; meanings that rise from each individual human experience, is an art that was meant to be explore in community.

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Kirtan Training
Dec
7
to Dec 9

Kirtan Training

:: Kirtan Training at Daya ::
led by Kevin Tobar & Doyal Gauranga

12/7- Friday- 6-9pm
12/8- Saturday- 2-9pm
12/9- Sunday- 2-9pm

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::
Early Bird $350
Day Of $400

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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 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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Water Ceremony & Conversation on the (Meta)Physics of Water
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Water Ceremony & Conversation on the (Meta)Physics of Water

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Water is Life.” But what does that exactly mean?



99.9% of the parts of your body is structured Water, making it the most vital substance for health and vitality. Are you providing your body with the best?



Whether it’s from your Water store, bottled, or from the tap, most Water is filtered under high pressure, treated with chemicals and UV light, and then travels long distances using straight pipes, the opposite from Nature.



In this workshop, learn about the physics and meta-physics of Water., and understand what kind of Water our bodies use. Gain insights into how Water relates to long life, DNA, and consciousness. We’ll close with a Water blessing ceremony, taste-test different water samples (bring your favorite water/bottle), and become more integrated with our most precious resource.

::FREE EVENT::


::ABOUT::
James Sharcot is co-founder of California based BioHack Energy company BeLifeWater, has studied Water extensively for over 3 years, and has multiple speaking engagements around NYC. His passion is to share expertise in Water, energy, health, and wellbeing, in order to elevate the collective Human Consciousness and spread the message of being (for)giving and not (for)getting.

We, at Be Life Water, transform the way the world thinks about and interacts with water by providing the most natural and highest quality Water technology and educational resources available, healing the physical, mental, and emotional levels maximizing the spirit of Life.


For more information please email

info@belifewater.com

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Sonic Meditation & Sound Bath
Dec
1
4:00 PM16:00

Sonic Meditation & Sound Bath

During the sonic meditation and sound bath event at Daya Yoga Studio, we will be bringing together a sound bath with Tibetan singing bowls and a sonic meditation based on the work of Pauline Oliveros.

To open the session, there will be a performance of a brief composition created for this During the sound bath and sonic meditation event at Daya Yoga Studio, we will be bringing together a meditation based on the work of Pauline Oliveros, and a sound bath with Tibetan singing bowls. Musicians are welcome to perform if they wish to improvise. Please notify in advance if you’re playing your instrument.

Andrea Baquero and participant musicians will perform a composition created for this gathering. This will be followed by a guided meditation and a sound Bath. No special (musical) skills are necessary to participate. 

Some of the following become possible with sonic meditations and sound baths:

Heightened states of awareness or expanded consciousness, changes in physiology and psychology from known and unknown tensions to relaxations which gradually become permanent. These changes may represent a tuning of mind and body. The group may develop positive energy, which can influence others. Participants may achieve greater awareness and sensitivity to each other. Music is a welcome by-product of this activity.

Our mind, body and spirit will be tuned into a new frequency and we will calibrate the harmony of these three areas.
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::EXCHANGE::
Early Bird $25
Day Of $30

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ABOUT ANDREA BAQUERO

Andrea Baquero is a musician with over 25 years of experience and a Steinway & Sons Educational Partner. Andrea is a certified vibroacoustic therapist, member of the Vibroacoustic Therapy Association of London.

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Weekly Kirtan at Daya!
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Weekly Kirtan at Daya!

:::NEW:::
Weekly Kirtan now at Daya!
Every Friday evening from 7-9pm

Rotating hosts each week:
Kirtan this week will be led by Kevin Tobar, Jaya, Youssef, Kishor, & more friends from the Bhakti Center!

Come sing, chant, dance, & meet the community!
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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.


Feel free to come and go as you please.

See you there,
Namaste ♥

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Tarantella at Daya
Nov
24
5:00 PM17:00

Tarantella at Daya

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

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.

::EXHCANGE::
Early Bird $40 :: Day Of $50

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::ABOUT ALESSANDRA BELLONI::

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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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"

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Special Thanksgiving Yoga Class & Community Brunch
Nov
22
10:00 AM10:00

Special Thanksgiving Yoga Class & Community Brunch

Join us for a festive community gathering in celebration of Thanksgiving!
Let’s get together, practice, eat, and be grateful for our beautiful tribe.

We will begin with a yoga class led by DayaMama followed by a delicious meal.

Please feel free to bring food, drinks or any other offering!

:: regular class exchange $18 ::

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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::
Early bird $40
Regular $45

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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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Weekly Kirtan at Daya!
Nov
13
4:30 PM16:30

Weekly Kirtan at Daya!

:::NEW:::
Weekly Kirtan now at Daya!
Every Friday evening from 7-9pm

Rotating hosts each week:
Daya Mama Ania, Alyssa Easterly, Kevin Tobar
& friends from the Bhakti Center- Youssef, Jaya, and Kishor!

Come sing, chant, dance, & meet the community!
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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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Moon Women's Circle
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Moon Women's Circle

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 New Moon is a time for new beginnings, a time that energizes all our intentions and enterprises.  

The NEW MOON CEREMONY it’s a ritual of creation and pure manifestation a beautiful way to set true intentions in our life for what we create in this world and what’s truly important for each one of us.  A time to observe ourselves and learn from the mirrors around us. 

As we rebirth and set our intentions for the new cycle, we’ll be also sharing a womb blessing this time around.

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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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 $30
Day of $35

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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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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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Weekly Kirtan at Daya!
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Weekly Kirtan at Daya!

:::NEW:::
Weekly Kirtan now at Daya!
Every Friday evening from 7-9pm

Rotating hosts each week:
Daya Mama Ania, Alyssa Easterly, Kevin Tobar
& friends from the Bhakti Center- Youssef, Jaya, and Kishor!

Come sing, chant, dance, & meet the community!
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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.

Feel free to come and go as you please.

::FREE::

See you there,
Namaste ♥

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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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Corpse Pose: A Yoga Experience of Life, Death, and Rebirth
Nov
2
to Nov 3

Corpse Pose: A Yoga Experience of Life, Death, and Rebirth

What happens when your life ends and you're getting ready to start a new one? Corpse Pose: A Yoga Experience of Life, Death, and Rebirth is part performance, part yoga class imagining the Buddhist concept of bardo - the time between death and rebirth - through movement, yoga, guided meditation, and storytelling. 

Part of the Reimagine NYC festival, a citywide event transforming our view of life through examining death, participants will be taken from death to back again in 90 minutes by Samira, played by Minerva Summer, a hilarious transgender southern Italian dakini, and her snivelling assistant Harry, played by musician and performer Harry Einhorn.

The event will also include live music!

Exchange: $25


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ABOUT:

Minerva Summer is an actor, performer, dancer, and yoga teacher based in New York, whose work combines fun, deepness, and southern Italian folk dance and music to create experiences of belonging and togetherness for their audiences and students.

Harry Einhorn is a devotional musician, performer and Buddhist scholar.

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Tye Dye Workshop
Oct
27
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.
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::EXCHANGE::
Early Bird $35
Day Of $40

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(Space limited to 20 people)

::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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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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Keep updated and inspired @bodybyviva

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Early bird $20

Day of $25

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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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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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