Sunday July 19th, 1pm - 7pm
Asana Workshop w/ Kevin Gardiner
We have one magical day with Kevin this summer.
Sunday July 19th
1pm – 7pm
*This will sell out so please register early. Once registered, there will be no refunds on this at anytime. Since this workshop is less than 2 weeks away, we cannot refund your fee if you are not able to attend.
Kevin has been practicing yoga since 1970 and was given his senior certification by BKS Iyengar himself. Kevin lives very far away in Budapest so do not miss this! We encourage early sign-up as this workshop has limited space and WILL SELL OUT in advance.
Kevin teaches in a way that transforms your existence. His teaching is highly detailed and textured, seamlessly incorporating components of yoga philosophy and the sutras, while challenging students to gain greater sensitivity and awareness in each asana. He has a tremendous practical understanding of the living anatomy of the human body, and a lighthearted and off-beat sense of humor. We are VERY honored to host him at Yogamaya and hope you take advantage of this experience.
Kevin is a native New Yorker studying yoga since 1970, and teaching since 1982. He is a Senior Intermediate 1 Iyengar teacher.
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Saturday June 27, 1-3:30pm
Divine Pride: Dharma, Movement and Meditation with Deborah Bagg & Jess Huon
This afternoon practice session will include movement, meditation and a dharma talk. We will Honor your mind, body and spirit through these teachings. Together we will explore the Buddhist tantric empowerment teachings on ‘Divine Pride.’ These teachings call us to dig deeper than passing insecurities and social pressures to project a certain appearance. They encourage us to ‘let go,’ and relax the grip of self-consciousness. Divine pride celebrates and affirms what both the Buddhist and yogic traditions point to – the natural depth of who we are and our radical capacity for freedom. This month Is Pride Month in New York. Come as you are. Relax into yourself. This is the first collaboration between fellow yoginis, (an international duo), Debs and Jess.
Come celebrate ‘Divine Pride’ with us!
Jess Huon is a published author who has been engaging in meditative and embodiment practices since she was seventeen years old in Asia, Australia, Spain, and the USA. She has trained in traditional Buddhist monastic settings and also within long periods of solitary forest practice. Jess holds a bachelor of Creative Arts, (VCA), and a post grad in the therapeutic arts practice, (RMIT). Jess teaches retreats internationally, bringing traditional discourses alive in a fresh, accessible, and transformative manner. A natural orator, her talks have been described as “street language for the soul.”
Deborah Bagg began practicing Yoga in 1998. She received her Masters in Somatic Psychology from Naropa University in 2005. Deborah met her lifelong teacher, Sofia Diaz in Boulder who taught her the depth of Sacred, feminine yoga and how to live open-heartedly. Deborah has been teaching yoga since 2006, both in class format, teacher trainings and privates. She leads Sacred feminine groups called Fertile Ground in NYC. She is a birth doula and a Bach Flower practitioner and combines her therapeutic skills with her knowledge of these healing remedies.
Saturday June 13th 1:00pm-3:30pm
Here Comes the Sun Salutations! w/ Lisa Tilch
The Surya Namaskar sequence serves as a salute to the life giving energy of the sun and a prayer for that energy to vitalize the body, mind, and soul. To refine the sun salutation sequence, we will break down the individual asanas, explore proper alignment, energetic actions, and use of breath. We will also address variations and modifications for individuals. Once the foundations of the Sun Salutation are established, the practice will open with more clarity, structure, and mental freedom!
April 23rd - April 27th
Yoga Journal LIVE!
Stacey & Bryn are honored to be presenting at this years Yoga Journal Conference. We will be giving a talk on having and running a yoga studio. All Yogamaya students can receive an early bird special price of $50 off on the Full Event or Weekend Passes Only! USECODE “AWAKEN” to save $50: www.yjevents.com/ny!! See you there!
Yoga Studio 101
Stacey Brass & Bryn Chrisman – Course ID: BIZ102
Thursday, April 23 — 9:45am – 11:00am
Business of Yoga
Yoga Studio 101 How do you stand out, attract students, and build your studio in a marketplace filled with an abundance of studios and teachers? It begins with a clear vision of how you wish to share the practices and teachings of yoga in the classroom and in your business. Join Yogamaya studio owners Stacey Brass and Bryn Chrisman to discuss and learn how they have built a thriving community in the heart of New York City by staying true to their ideals, evolving with their business, and creating a healthy and aligned work environment for their teachers and staff.
Fridays March 13, Apr 10 and May 15, 6:45-7:30pm
Monthly Meditation Club w/ Cristina
Do you want to feel grounded, spacious, calm, and connected? Join Cristina for Monthly Meditation Club – It’s like a book club but for meditation! Meditating is so important but most people think it’s too hard or they don’t have time. Developing a steady home practice is totally possible- you just need some tools and 5 -10 minutes a day. Meditating is a great way to manage stress and improve your mood, your sleep and even strengthen your immune system.
Meditation Club will be a space to start or deepen your home practice. Sessions will include discussions about a variety of techniques and styles, deep guided meditation, silent mediation and some open time for questions and sharing. Sign up for one at a time or all 3!
Saturday September 19th, 8pm
Kirtan w/ Bhagavan Das
Bhagavan Das is one of the last living cultural icon of the 60’s. As Ram Das’s mentor (author of Be Here Now) he ushered in the New Age Spiritual Movement being the first Kirtan Artist in America. His groundbreaking album “Ah” (1971), produced by Jimi Hendrix’s manager Michael Jeffrey, was the first World Music album from Electric Ladyland. Bhagavan Das has also toured with Allen Ginsberg, opened for the Grateful Dead and sang with Bob Dylan. Kirtan with Bhagavan Das is always a deep experience.
Living as a sadhu in India for six years, Bhagavan Das studied the ancient science of Nada Yoga under the guidance and direction of his Guru, Neem Karoli Baba. Nada Yoga is the path of devotion to the inner sound current as a means to God Realization. Alan Watts himself said in a Rolling Stone review of the Album “Ah” that “Bhagavan Das is truly a Master of Nada Yoga”.
To experience Bhagavan Das in concert is to receive Darshan of the Guru himself, to touch and be touched by the immortal essence of his Guru Neem Karoli Baba—as the Light of the Guru is delivered through the mystical and potent voice of Bhagavan Das. His devotion to his Guru as that living inner sound is what he shares and transmits to all that wish to receive this blessing. Bhagavan Das’s rare and sacred offering to this world is his singing open heart, heralding the Guru’s Grace through the vehicle of Sound.
March 1-March 12
Journey of the Heart INDIA TOUR
w/ Bryn, Visvambar & Kish from The Mayapuris!!
Delhi – Rishikesh – VRINDAVAN – Taj Mahal – Jaipur
Kirtan & Ambassadorship & Stories with Vish & Kish
Yoga with Bryn
~ Yoga overlooking the sacred Ganges River
~ Hiking in the stunning Himalayan Foothills
~ Stories & Satsang from Advanced Teachers
~ Soul Rejuvenating Kirtan & Meditations in Sacred Locations
~ Finely flavored vegetarian and vegan food in laid back cafes
~ Wash away your karma in Mother Ganga’s healing waters
~ See MAJESTIC palaces, temples and monuments of India
~ Celebrate HOLI, the Festival of Colors, in Rishikesh
Note: Please allow for some flexibility in this itinerary. That’s how things go in India. We sometimes get inspirations which are worth following through on.
Delhi – Accommodation: Hotel Surya International or Hotel Gulnar
– Airport pickup and check in to hotel in Delhi (Rest or shop)
– Meet in lobby at 6:30 pm for orientation and dinner
– Depart for Rishikesh (approx. 6.5 – 7.5 hours of driving).
Rishikesh– Accommodation: Divine Ganga Cottage or similar
– Morning Yoga/Kirtan
– Early Evening Meditation/Kirtan
– Morning Yoga/Kirtan & Breakfast
– Sacred bath in Ganges with Mantra chanting
– Evening Yoga/meditation & Dinner
– Morning Yoga/ Kirtan & Breakfast
– Ganga Puja ceremony and dinner
– Breakfast & Holi festivities
– Early evening Yoga/Kirtan & Dinner
– Morning Yoga/Kirtan
– Breakfast then departure for Himalayan foothill trek (approx 3hrs roundtrip) to waterfall
– Evening Yoga & Kirtan & Dinner
Vrindavan– Accomodation: MVT or Ananda Krishnavan
– Train to Vrindavan (Approximately 8 hours in AC compartment)
– Settle into Hotel in Vrindavan
– Evening visit to local temple
– Visit Sandipani Muni Charity School & cow shelter
– Visit Kusam Sarovar & Radha Kund!! in afternoon (meet some interesting Yogis)
– Visit Taj Mahal at sunrise, enjoy breakfast and drive to Jaipur
Jaipur – Hotel: Mahal Khandela Or Similar
– Visit pink city, Amber Fort, City Palace museum, observatory
– Drive to Delhi (6 – 7 hours) & airport drop off. Please schedule your flight for late evening after 8pm.
Price: $1,797 USD on twin share basis
Single supplement: $395 USD for 12 day tour
– Airport transfers
– Double Occupancy Accommodation($395 extra for private accommodation)
***Note: Single supplement payment is required if it’s not possible to arrange a roommate.
– Transportation within India (AC trains, taxis, buses)
– 2 Vegetarian meals daily (breakfast and dinner for the entire tour) (with Vegan options)
– Experienced and friendly English speaking tour guide for the entire tour
– Himalayan Foothill trek
– Your international airfare
– Visa for India
– Tips for Indian guides, drivers
– Entry fees for tourist attractions / monuments. (total about $60)
– Laundry services
– Snacks and bottled water
– Transportation costs which are outside of the tour activities
– Any activities or items not mentioned in the itinerary
There are limited spots on the tour so sign up ASAP!
To book your spot on this trip or if you have any questions contact Bryn here!
See you in India!
Vish & Kish & Bryn
Friday June 26th, 6:45pm-8:45pm
Monthly Restorative w/ Deb
This class is our most gentle and is appropriate and recommended for everyone! Using bolsters, blankets, blocks and the occasional chair, the body is organized in relaxing poses that create space, openness and awareness. Restorative poses align the breath, decompress the inner body and leave you feeling refreshed and perfectly at ease!
Different teachers rotate to teach our monthly class and all of them bring something special and unique – essential oils, reiki, meditations – the experience is always guaranteed to leave you feeling perfect!
THERE IS NO LATE ENTRY TO THIS CLASS! PLEASE ARRIVE SAFELY & ON TIME!
Friday, July 24th w/ Deb
Friday, August 21st w/ Rachel
Friday, September 25th
Friday, October 23rd
Friday, November 20th
Friday, December 18th
PLEASE NOTE: Infinity Members need to sign up with the front desk directly to get Infinity Price.
Specific Sunday's - 9:15am - 10:45am
3-Week Total Beginner’s Series w/ YOGAMAYA Teacher
April 12, 19, 26 w/ Rachel
May 3, 10, 17 w/ Jen Grims
This class is Yogamaya’s deep and thoughtful introduction to Yoga. YOGAMAYA classes are dynamic yoga classes in the tradition of Vinyasa Yoga. Vinyasa yoga is to flow or move, with intention, from one asana to the next, to arrive at a particular point, physically and spiritually. A YOGAMAYA yoga class combines alignment, flow, and attentive movement.
In this series you will learn the basic poses, gain an understanding of what Yoga is, and be ready to jump into our on-going Level 1 classes.
PLEASE NOTE: This series is open to everyone. No previous experience (or flexibility) necessary. As this is a 3-week series, the classes build on each other and you must register for the entire course. There are no make-up classes for missed dates within a series & no refunds.