WORKSHOPS & KIRTAN
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!


Restorative, Pranayama, Meditation & Props

Cost:

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

ITINERARY
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
March 1
- Airport pickup and check in to hotel in Delhi (Rest or shop)
- Meet in lobby at 6:30 pm for orientation and dinner

March 2
– Depart for Rishikesh (approx. 6.5 – 7.5 hours of driving).

Rishikesh- Accommodation: Divine Ganga Cottage or similar
March 3
- Morning Yoga/Kirtan
- Early Evening Meditation/Kirtan

March 4
– Morning Yoga/Kirtan & Breakfast
- Sacred bath in Ganges with Mantra chanting
- Evening Yoga/meditation & Dinner

March 5
– Morning Yoga/ Kirtan & Breakfast
- Ganga Puja ceremony and dinner

March 6
– Breakfast & Holi festivities
- Early evening Yoga/Kirtan & Dinner

March 7
- 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
March 8
- Train to Vrindavan (Approximately 8 hours in AC compartment)
- Settle into Hotel in Vrindavan
- Evening visit to local temple

March 9
- Visit Sandipani Muni Charity School & cow shelter
- Visit Kusam Sarovar & Radha Kund!! in afternoon (meet some interesting Yogis)

Taj Mahal:
March 10
- Visit Taj Mahal at sunrise, enjoy breakfast and drive to Jaipur

Jaipur – Hotel: Mahal Khandela Or Similar
March 11
- Visit pink city, Amber Fort, City Palace museum, observatory

March 12
- Drive to Delhi (6 – 7 hours) & airport drop off. Please schedule your flight for late evening after 8pm.

PRICING INFORMATION
Price: $1,797 USD on twin share basis
Single supplement: $395 USD for 12 day tour

Price Includes:
- 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

Price Excludes:
- 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 April 24th, 6:45pm-8:45pm
Monthly Restorative w/ Joanne

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!

UPCOMING:
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

Upcoming Series:

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!

Friday Feburary 7th, 8:30pm
KIRTAN! Gaura Vani & As Kindred Spirits
w/ Ananta, Acyuta, and more!

Cost:

$25

Gaura Vani & As Kindred Spirits helped us give birth to Yogamaya, playing a kirtan on our opening night over 3 and a half years ago!
An evening of kirtan, singing, and dancing that will make you so happy.


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.