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!
Restorative, Pranayama, Meditation & Props
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 February 27th, 6:45pm-8:45pm
Monthly Restorative w/ Stacey
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, April 24th w/ Joanne
Friday, May 29th w/ Bridgette
Friday, June 26th
Friday, July 24th
Friday, August 21st
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.
Tuesday Evenings, June 4th - September 24th - 6:30-7:30pm
Summer Yoga in the PARK w/ Yogamaya Teachers!
All Yogamaya Teachers! 14th Street Park at 10th Ave! BE THERE!!
All summer long, we will be teaching FREE YOGA IN THE PARK classes, sponsored by the Chelsea Improvement Company!
Come join us in the “14th Street Park”, 10th Ave b/w 14th & 15th Street for some outdoor yoga fun! Post savasana, hit up a cool Chelsea restaurant or take a walk along the High Line.
There is no advance sign-up, just show up. Some mats will be provided.
If there is rain the class will be cancelled!
Sunday, April 26th 12:45pm-3:15pm (or 10:30am with yoga class)
Sadhu Sunday Satsang & Brunch Feast!
with Dhanurdhara Swami & Bryn
The second of regular Sunday Satsang for the Yogamaya community. Our first event in December was WONDERFUL! The satsang with Dhanurdhara Swami was amazing and left us all wanting him to keep speaking. The prasadam brunch feast was heavenly and abundant and everyone took second helpings as fast as possible! The group of people who came loved being there,loved being together, and EVERYONE is invited!
Schedule of the Day:
10:30am-12:15pm — (Optional) Level 4 Yoga with Bryn
12:45pm-2:15pm — Satsang and Kritan with Dhanurdhara Swami and other Kitaniyas
2:30pm-3:15pm — Prasadam Feast
We are graced to know Dhanurdhara Swami as a friend & spiritual mentor. When he is not in India, he offers talks at YOGAMAYA and many other places. DDS is a dynamic speaker, filled with knowledge and depth of perspective. One of his great gifts is his ability to speak on high subjects in a way that is practical, relatable, and digestible for everybody.
Friday, June 6th 8:30pm- 10:30pm
“Why Govinda?” – Kirtan w/ Radha Govinda Crew
Radha Govinda Crew - Acyuta, Ananta, Gopal, Govinda, Keshav, Gauri Priya, Vasudev, Prema, & etc....
Ananta will speak about 20minutes on “WHY GOVINDA?”, sharing some of his realizations on Govinda and kirtan and giving some context for the practice. We will then JUST DO KIRTAN for a few hours.
Allow your ears to relish in the nectar of sweet voices, your mind to OPEN against the rhythmic clicks of Acyuta’s kartals (hand cymbals), your heart to BEAT & PULSE to the deep pounding of the MRIDUNGA drum…. On top of this, your entire being will be washed into the mood of BHAKTI, hearing why we are chanting, drinking in the potency of the HOLY NAME.