1/01/18 New Year’s Day Sound Healing Bath
w/ Denise Mihalik 
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm $40/$35 YM Member Price (Infinity + Warrior 5) View More

Relax, Rejuvenate, Heal –
Set an intention for 2018 and let it powerfully vibrate through your whole being. Quantum physics tells us that everything is a vibrating energy, and just as a musical instrument falls out of tune, we also can fall out of tune.

What to expect:
Participants lie on the cushioned floor in a comfortable, supported Savasana (yoga mat, blankets, bolsters). Chairs will be provided for those who prefer to be seated. Himalayan Protocols for Deep Relaxation, Healing and Balance are offered, and often bowl placement on the body. Participants are asked to focus on their personal intention for the session.

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Re-tuning
Our bodies have a pulse, rhythm and vibratory signature of health and wellbeing. Over time, life situations can cause imbalances in our energy fields. Stress, negativity and trauma can prevent a healthy flow of energy.

This blocked energy becomes stored in our system and just as a beaver builds a dam in a river, we build our own dam, and free flowing energy, breath, blood, thought, etc., becomes slowed or fully blocked. This occurrence first shows up in the energy field around the body, and later can manifest as illness in the physical body.

Sound healing therapy helps us shift from a lower vibrational frequency (negative energy, stress, anger, fear, dis-ease) to a higher one. We are reminded of our perfect tuning at the cellular level, creating harmony that radiates through the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies.

Who Benefits from Sound Healing Therapy?
Sound healing is for everyone- from those in perfect health to those with serious conditions.

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1/06/18 The Science of Energy
Justin Ritchie 
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm $45/$40 Member Price (Infinity + Warrior 5) View More

The experience will be some asana and some asana-like exercises, including a little partner work. The discussion will focus on the scientifically validated phenomenon that underly what we call “energy work.”

“Energy” is Yoga’s practical description of what we now call the psychosomatic connection. This is the blurry edge between physical feelings and emotional feelings and the grey area of where they affect each other. Esoteric yoga theory and the cutting edge of neurobiology are starting to say a lot of the same things. Where do they meet, where do they differ and how do we use both on and off the mat?

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1/19/18 Monthly Restorative w/ Sound Bath
Amanda McDonald 
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm $30 / $25 Member Price View More

Special Sound Bath Experience!

Maggie Hui joins us for this special evening of restorative yoga experienced with a singing bowl Sound Bath. Soothe and bathe your body-mind with restful postures and healing vibrations and leave with a greater sense of well being.

Our most gentle class is appropriate for everyone! No Yoga Experience Necessary!

Bolsters, blankets, blocks, and the occasional chair help to organize the body 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!

Please arrive safely and on time. NO LATE ENTRY TO THIS CLASS! 48 Hour Cancellation policy.

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2/10/18 Better Together!
w/ Frank & Halima 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm $65 / $58 Member (Price per Duo) View More

A steady, sweaty and sweet workshop for you and a friend.

In this active two hour workshop, we will warm up our bodies moving through the sun salutations in unison with our partners to sharpen our focus. We will re-discover familiar asanas in playful and creative ways with the support of our friends.

Lastly, we will give one another clear and thoughtful hands-on assists in some final restorative poses.

This class takes two, so grab a buddy!

Open to all levels.

Fine Print:
Advanced Registration Recommended!
Only one member of the duo needs to reserve a spot and only one member of the duo needs to be a Member to get the Member price.
All workshops have a 48-hour cancellation policy!

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1/27/18 Yoga w/ Live Music
Frank Wildermann 
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm $30 / $25 Member Price View More

Join Frank and his pal and professional Broadway musician, Michael Preen for a 90min yoga class to the backdrop sounds of Michael’s fretless bass.

Similar to many traditional Indian instruments, the bass’ frequencies travel slower and longer and will provide a hypnotic, ethereal and mediative soundtrack to a deep and mindful asana flow. Come get your groove on!

*This class is for students with an ongoing yoga practice.

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2/04/18 What is Bhakti Yoga?
Julie Pasqual 
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Donations - Will be given to Healthy Humor Inc. View More

In the ancient Yoga text, The Bhagavad Gita, the main character
Arjuna, asks a very good question, “How does one live a life that is
not tied into materialism, a life where one can connect to their
compassionate nature, while at the same time actually live in a
material world?”.

The answer is Bhakti!!!!! Participants will hear about the path and practices of Bhakti Yoga, a system designed to reconnect ourselves to that which is higher than
ourselves, while living right here, in the “real world”.

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All proceeds will go to Healthy Humor Inc, an arts organization whose professional performers create moments of joy, wonder, laughter, and comfort for hospitalized children. www.Healthyhumorinc.org

4/07/18 -
4/08/18
Yoga Sutra Study
Prof. Edwin Bryant 
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm $50 One / $90 Both View More

Professor Edwin Bryant, Bhakti yoga practicioner, PhD Scholar and Head of Religious Studies at Rutgers, joins us for an illuminating weekend studying Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Saturday + Sunday 1230-6pm

Professor Bryant wrote wonderful this wonderful book:

His book teaches us the words, history and deep interpretations behind the words of the ancient teachings of “what is yoga, how to approach and practice yoga and what you get from yoga”.

Best if you can bring a copy of Prof. Bryant’s Yoga Sutra commentary for reference. Any copy of the Yoga Sutras would work also!

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4/14/18 -
4/15/18
Asana Weekend w/
Kevin Gardiner 
  $200 Wknd / $80 Sat Only $150 Sunday Only View More

Saturday 1-4pm Asana, Sunday 1-4 Asana and 4-6 Restorative.

Kevin is one of the most inspiring yoga teachers in the world today, but lives very far away in Budapest so do not miss this. We encourage early sign-up as this weekend has limited space and will sell out in advance.

All participants are encouraged to attend the entire weekend as it is cohesive, but for those who can only attend a portion it with charged by day.

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.