Saturday April 12th, 8-10pm
Kirtan w/ Daniel Paul & Gina Sala
You are invited to a great night of kirtan, a musical call to the divine, an opening of the heart and a ton of fun!
Gina Sala is a kirtan singer who captures the sweet and silky essence of traditional Indian vocal traditions, singing with a tenderness that draws the listener deep into the heart of devotion.
Daniel is a super studied and amazing tabla player. He spent over 12 years in a kirtan duo with Jai Uttal and traveling around the world playing tabla with all kinds of other great kirtan leaders!
Saturdays: Mar 22, Apr 26, May 17 - 12:45pm-1:45pm
Monthly Inversion Lab w/ Anna
Monthly Inversion class is designed for you to focus entirely on going upside-down for one hour! Each class will have a short warm up but will mainly focus on one or two inversions each class – handstands, forearmstands, headstands and shoulderstands – using the walls and sometimes partners. Anna will focus on preparations, what to know, ways to work on the pose even if you can’t get up yet and proper alignment.
This class will only have a MAX of 22 students per class so advance sign up is HIGHLY recommended!
If you sign up in advance using your class cards you MUST cancel in advance – no shows WILL be charged (repeated no-shows with unlimited will be restricted from signing up!). This class is designed to fit right after the Sat morning classes and right before Anna’s 2pm! Level 2 and up.
PRICING:$20 Drop In or use a class from your Full-Length Class Card. 1 class + $6 for Hour Class Card holders.
**If you sign up in advance using your class cards you MUST cancel in advance – no shows WILL be charged (repeated no-shows with unlimited will be restricted from signing up!).
Friday January 24th, 7-9pm
The Bliss of Amrita Women’s Workshop w/ Deb Bagg
In this two hour practice, we will dive into the blissful state of Amrita, or the nectar that is produced from your own body. In the intimate company of women, we gain greater access to oxytocin, the hormone of bliss that simply feels good and helps us to stay connected and feel happy. We will meditate, chant, practice deep healing asanas and kriyas, and do hands-on practice with each other to support the great opening that is shared in the great company of women.
The workshop is open to all women. Bring yourself, as you are. If you have a particular poem or song that you would like to share, please bring it to the workshop.
“This is a place for you to go…a place of women, to help you learn the ways of women…a place where you were nurtured from an ancient flow sustaining you and steadying you as you sought to become yourself. A place of women to help you find and trust the ancient flow already there within yourself…waiting to be released… A place of women…” ~ Judith Duerk, Circle of stones.
Sunday January 12th, 1:00-3:30pm
Vinyasa Breakdown: Moving from Level 1 to 2 w/ Lisa Bermudez
Are you just wondering what it takes to make that transition from your level 1 yoga classes into a level 2?
Have you ever been in a yoga class and wondered what the transition from Caturanga into Upward Facing Dog should look like? Do you look around the room and wonder what your knees are doing? What your chest, abdominals, toes, and eyes are doing? Did you know that doing these key asanas incorrectly for a long period of time can cause injuries? This workshop is for you!
Join Lisa for an illuminating workshop breaking down these common poses as well as the transitions into and out of them. Lisa will help you find your proper alignment, move from pose to pose with clarity, and offer up ways to continue to build strength and offer possible modifications so you can move forward and continue to learn and work!
Friday December 6th, 8pm - 11pm
Kirtan w/ Ladies Kirtan Crew
w/ Many Ladies from the Bhakti Tradition
We are hosting a sweet evening of devotional kirtan with a Ladies Kirtan Crew. We will focus our attention and heart to sing for the pleasure of Radha & Krishna.
The crew leading the kirtan will be women of bhakti from all over. Please come and engage your spirit in a night of singing and hearing the holy name. ALL PEOPLE are invited to attend and participate.
Friday March 15th, 7pm - 9pm
Intentional Writing through Asana w/ Emily
Explore the art of your self-expression through both yoga and writing, and use the asana practice as a tool to help you unlock thoughts that may be hiding within.
In this workshop, you will move through a mindful vinyasa flow that is sprinkled with points for you to stop and free-write.
In the second part of the workshop, you will learn about a simple poetic structure, and then use that structure to craft your own poem, which will be rooted in the ideas that sprung forth in the free-writing experience. Everyone will share his/her work in a safe and positive circle at the end of the session and partake in a conversation that explores the relationship of form and meaning.
All participants are welcome – this workshop is open to writers and yoga practitioners of all levels and abilities; all that is required is an excitement about the possibility of uncovering something deep and special along the journey of our time spent in the workshop.
Saturday June 22nd, 12:30 - 3:30pm
Neck & Shoulders w/ Ruthie Streiter
In this afternoon workshop you will explore various ways to work with the shoulders and neck, through carefully sequenced, nuanced activations in asanas designed to liberate, balance and promote comfort.
– the complex system of shoulder muscles
– remedies for neck and shoulder tension
– the profound impact of stress on the body
– healthy shoulder alignment-in-action
– creating balanced upper body strength
– generating healthy shoulder and neck mobility
– shoulders/neck in context of the whole body
Ruthie Streiter is a NYC based Structural Integration Practitioner (Rolfer) and Structural/ Therapeutic Yoga teacher and is the Founder and Director of Decompression Project. Ruthie has been giving Rolf bodywork for 6 years and teaching Yoga for 10 years. Ruthie’s methodology, Yoga for Structural Balance, brings asana practice to life as a powerful vehicle to harmonize body mechanics and transcend the residue of unhealthy patterns in the body.
Friday February 28th, 6:45pm-8:45pm
Monthly Restorative w/ Keely !!!
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!
PLEASE NOTE: Infinity Members need to sign up with the front desk directly to get Infinity Price.
Friday February 14th, 7-9:30pm
Valentine’s Partner Yoga!
w/ Reagan & Beth
Practice together to go deeper together! In this sweet and playful workshop we’ll focus on what builds the core of our relationships – Nurturing touch, trust, balance, and compassion. Learn partner stretching, massage, and asana assists. Appropriate for all partners; friends, family, and loves. Deeply melt and connect to your heart with live music by Seth Lieberman!
For this special Valentine’s celebration we will have live music for class and sparkling cider and delicious treats after!
*If you do not a have a partner and would like to attend we will do our best to match new friends! email email@example.com to attend as an individual.
2nd Annual Mexico YOGA Retreat w/ Bryn & Deb
Monday May 5th (arrive as early as possible) - Saturday May 10th (leave anytime)
Villas Shanti in Puerto Morelos is our favorite place for a retreat. The love affair with this sweet place runs deep.
Puerto Morelos is located in the Yucatan Peninsula, lined on one side by a gorgeous beach, and on the other side the mangrove jungles. The natural wonders of the Yucatán are countless – the cenotes (freshwater sinkholes), are particularly refreshing and exhilarating to experience! The small fishing village of Puerto Morelos is the perfect blend of old school Mexican village, and beach town. There are restaurants and café’s a short walk from Villas Shanti for morning or mid-day chilling out & exploring and a gorgeous resort down the beach for luxe sun-bathing! For more intense adventures, ancient Tulum Ruins and the even more impressive Coba Ruins are perfect for a day trip. In Puerto Morelos you can have perfect silence, or immerse yourself in the town square vibrations. Villas Shanti is 1 block from the beach and has a lovely swimming pool perfect for evening poolside kirtan!!
Opening the 1st day, we will co-teach a fully intentional yoga class to prepare our minds and bodies for the time to come. Thursday – Sunday we will teach 2 yoga classes/day and maintain a deep overall intention for the retreat. This will be a time of great fun and joy, but also expect a transformative time of focusing inward, being with the beauty of the beach, sun, sand, animals and sky, and connecting with your own profound nature.
Pricing: Early BIRD $1150/$1500 before Feb 20th
There is also a large 2 bedroom house (with 3 showers!) if a family wants to attend, email Bryn for information and to sign up.
~ big delicious brunches DAILY
~ big delicious dinners every night
~ alot of yoga classes
Fly into Cancun airport AND BOOK YOUR TICKET ASAP FOR BEST PRICES AND NON-STOP TRAVEL! We recommend arriving as early as possible to get settled and take in the place before our 1st evening yoga class evening at 5:30pm and our group Welcome Dinner at 7:30pm. Book your tickets early to get the best deals and to use Frequent Flier Miles!!!
Once we gather everyone’s arrival information, we will organize your cab pick-up. The airport transfer is not included in the price, but it is around $50 or less if more people are in the same car. Villas Shanti is less than 30 minutes away from the airport, and you will instantly feel like you’ve arrived in paradise.
Please note our refund policy for retreats:
- There are NO refunds within 30 days of the start of retreat & any other refunds/cancellation fees are specific to the event and at the full discretion of the event leaders. We cannot be held responsible for weather, travel issues, or other things beyond our control. Cancellation before the no-refund date will be be given minus a $250 fee. We recommend that if you forsee any complications to your travel plans you purchase travelers insurance!
YOGAMAYA reserves the right to amend this policy at its discretion.
***Please email Bryn for more details or questions. To sign up, we’d prefer a check written to BRYN CHRISMAN. If you need to pay by credit card, you can call Yogamaya at 212-675-4555 and pay by credit card or sign up on our online site.
Hasta Luego Amigos!