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Fourth Of July Workshop

  • Daya Yoga Studio 360 Jefferson Street Brooklyn, NY, 11237 United States (map)

Freedom in Confinement: Exploring Freedom in our Bodies and Minds

What does it mean to be free ? What is freedom ? How can we find freedom in our bodies ? How we gain freedom from the chatter of the mind? How can our yoga practice help us live more freely ?

Come explore these questions with Rob McCormick on the Fourth of July at 12:30. The workshop will begin with a circle discussion about freedom, where we will explore what it means to be free, and how we can find freedom in our bodies through movement and breath. We will explore the concept of surrender, and the paradox of surrendering to our limitations as human beings, while seeking freedom and liberation. Discussion will be followed by a yoga practice where we will explore concepts brought up in our discussion. During the practice, we will explore binds and twists, which may in the moment feel limiting, but can actually help us to practice yoga (and live) more freely. 


Rob began doing yoga in college to help find balance amidst the rigor of university life. He immediately fell in love with the mental and physical benefits of yoga, and ever since his first class, has been on a mission to deepen his practice and gain a better understanding of self. Rob views yoga as a way of life, and not simply as a physical practice. Through yoga and meditation, Rob seeks to cultivate greater awareness, love, and compassion. Yoga continues to guide Rob through a process of self-reflection and self-transformation, and Rob believes yoga can be a powerful tool for self-empowerment and self-realization. Rob believes in the power of yoga to liberate ourselves from the endless chatter of the mind, so that we may live freely, authentically, and peacefully. 

Rob recently completed his 200-HR Vinyasa Teacher Training at Daya in 2018. His personal practice is inspired by the Hatha, Vinyasa, and Kundalini schools. He continues to draw inspiration from many of his fellow Daya teachers, and has devoted himself to being a student and teacher of yoga. Rob's classes focus extensively on alignment, breathwork, and intention to allow each student to gain greater awareness and mastery of self. He seeks to create a healing space for his students where they can explore the depths of body and mind through asana, pranayama, and meditation. Rob's intention is to serve as a guide for his students so they may experience peace, balance, and harmony on and off the mat.
:: Suggested Donations $10-$20 dollars- Half of all proceeds will go the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)::

Earlier Event: July 1
Imaginary Body