Events

EVENTS

NADA YOGA:  On the first Sunday of each month we invite a new artist to play as you practice in our Flow and Restore evening class. As with all our F&R classes, expect to move your body through a slow flowing vinyasa for the first half of class, then winding down into deeply relaxing and restorative poses for closing.
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Sept 7th:  TBA
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FREE  Runners  Alignment  Clinic

First Sunday of Each Month, 12-12:30pm

Just prior to Yoga For Runners (weekly at 12:45,) the goal of this 30 minute session is to provide information about optimal running alignment.  Form in running is as important as form in yoga. Incorporating proper foot-strike, stabilizing posture, purposeful use of the arms and legs, stride length, and optimal breathing are some of the components involved in form. The bio-mechanics of running will be deconstructed in this free runners clinic.

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Class is lead by Owen Kendall, founder of Forest Hills Runners.
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ItalY  Yoga  Retreat  with  Ame  Wren  and  Daniel  Max
September 20-27, 2014, In Sabina, about an hour north of Rome.
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Join seasoned teachers Ame Wren and Daniel Max for a 7-day trip to the Italian countryside. Two beautifully restored 17th century stone buildings overlook an incredible panorama of olive groves and fruit trees. Most days will include a morning and evening practice, with the afternoon free to roam the surrounding hills and olive groves, lounge by the pool, get a massage or take a trip to one of the nearby villages.
In addition you will have one full day to visit Rome, options for wine and oil tastings in Orvieto and all the Italian home-cooking you can eat. The asana, pranayama and meditation practices will take different shapes, being a unique blend of vinyasa flow, Yin and Restorative yoga.
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$2650 for private room ($2750 after August 15th)
$1675 for shared room ($1750 after August 15th)
$1550 for single yurt ($1600 after August 15th)
*includes lodging, yoga and all meals at the retreat center
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A $500 deposit is required to hold your spot and is non-refundable barring emergencies. Full payment is due one month before we leave.


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Heart over Head   10/24 6:15-8:15pm

Backbends can be scary and intense as we unsheathe our hearts and drop into the space behind us- the unknown. So they make a dynamic playmate for inversions which require courage and a sense of playfulness and unknowing. In these practices we are truly and actively learning to surrender because ultimately they don’t allow us to control much. Join us for a smoldering inversions and back bending practice. We will play with a challenging, creative flow to warm up the body in a way that is organic and mindful so that the back bends and inversions feel delicious, whether you are building them from the ground up or playing with dropping them back. The flow will be accompanied by sweet chants on the harmonium. You may walk out a bit lighter and more available. It’s a risky proposition, but might be worth it. ALL LEVELS welcome!

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Hands Down: Arm Balances  10/25 12:30-2:30pm

If you are newer to spending time on your hands or are having trouble catching the balance, or even if it scares you, come! Arm balances have more to do with balance and alignment than strength. Much like any building or piece of architecture, if you stack the bones up properly and create a good foundation, the rest will follow because it has to. It will be like the A-Z of arm balancing. We will break them down starting with crow and moving through the canon. There might even be some wild and less known arm balances to catch along the way, you never know what can happen. We will explore fun, safe, aligned ways to begin or continue what you’ve already started. There is nothing more refreshing than what artists call “breaking your eye” and getting to see things, literally, from a new perspective.

BIO: Miles has has probably spent more time on her hands in the last few years than she has on her feet.  This turn of events has had deeply positive effects on her spirit and mood and she believes it might affect you in just that way!  These poses shape not only our bodies, but more interestingly, our hearts and our minds.  Changing your perspective is a sacred tool for keeping the mind, soul and body open. The basic human right to move in ways you never thought you could can merge into the richest space of quiet, uncovering the depth of our essence. The sweet spot- that moment of balance- is the purest expression of joy and calm. Miles was born in Brazil, raised in Colombia, and is a Master of the Fine Arts, ex-rocker, harmonium hugger, horseback rider, climber, skateboarder, filmmaker, jedi, transformer, shape shifter, yogi and peaceful activist. Miles is currently a full time teacher in NYC working at Kula and Pure Yoga. She leads retreats and teacher trainings both here and internationally and has been featured in many publications including Om Yoga and Mantra Magazines.

ABOUT MILES
$35 for 1, $60 for 2
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