Intro to Yoga Series
with Lori Henry
6-Week Series, September 16th-October 21st
$80 for Series
at our Uptown Location at 57 Crown St.
Learn the basics of yoga with long-time practitioner and certified instructor, Lori Henry, in a warm and welcoming environment. This beginner-friendly class breaks down the fundamentals of a yoga practice. We take it slowly and intentionally, shedding light on foundational yoga poses and taking the time we need to feel them and understand them fully.
Mysore Ashtanga Exploration Weekend
with Susan DeRyder
Saturday & Sunday, 9/8-9/9, 1:00-4:00pm
Day 1: Saturday, September 8th, 1-4pm Open to students new to the Mysore method, including absolute beginners
On Day 1 we will explore the fundamentals of the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series. The Primary Series is the first series we learn in the Ashtanga Yoga system, anyone new to Ashtanga Yoga begins here. We will approach the practice with the intention to start attending the early morning Mysore program. Discover ways to memorize the sequence, which is necessary if we are interested in practicing using the traditional Mysore method. Once you have completed Day 1 and Day 2 of this weekend, you will have the basic foundations needed to join in the early morning practice group which meets Monday, Wednesday, Friday anytime between 6:30-8:30am* (*you may arrive any time and are required to finish your practice by 8:30am).
On Day 1, learn:
- a little about the background of this method, where it comes from and the benefits of practicing Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga
- the foundations for this practice Surya Namaskar A and B, the standing sequence and the closing sequence.
- ways to learn and memorize the sequence.
Those attending Day 1 are welcome to attend the Sunday Led Primary Series class on 9/9 at no extra charge to participate or to just observe.
Day 2: Sunday, September 9th, 1-4pm Open to students who attended Day 1 and to those who have a current Mysore Style practice*. (*If you do not have a current Mysore practice, please attend Day 1)
- Ashtanga Yoga follows the `Tristana` approach to yoga practice ~ Breath, Bandha/Posture, Drishti. We will learn the details of this method and find out why and how it leads to a state of dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation) and ultimately samadhi (liberation/enlightenment). We will practice this method using various postures from the Ashtanga Primary Series in order to experience the breath, the bandhas and the drishti as it happens in your own practice.
- When you attend a Mysore Style class you will primarily receive hands on adjustments with minimal verbal cues. We will learn about this approach, how to assess if a physical adjustment is safe for your body and how receive adjustments in a way that will ultimately benefit your practice.
Summer Pop-Up Kirtan
Led by Seth Lieberman
Tuesdays July through August
Join us at The Yoga House on Tuesday nights in July and August for Kirtan, call-and-response devotional group chanting. Kirtan will primarily be led by Yoga House instructor, Seth Lieberman, who will some (or all) weeks be accompanied by other local musician. In this powerful Bhakti Yoga (The Yoga of Devotion) mantra practice, we repeat the names of the divine in the Sanskrit, accompanied by the harmonium and musical instruments. Like other paths of yoga, kirtan works to calm the mind, open the heart, and bring us into closer union with our Self and with others.
Sacred Circle: An Amazonian Sound Healing
Saturday, August 4th
Join curandera Eda Zavala Lopez for an evening of sacred Amazonian chant and healing. You can also schedule a private shamanic healing session with Eda for Sunday, August 5th, to be held at the uptown studio.
For thousands of years Indigenous Peoples have learned to be deeply connected to Nature and Universe in order to keep our spirits healthy and strong, tuned to the pulse of every being that creates a very refined balance into ourselves to walk in harmony and peacefully. Those sounds in the current times are so needed because people tend to be disconnected and mostly distracted by their minds; it is almost forgotten that beyond physical bodies there is a pure essential vibration that we call SPIRIT. The Amazonian sounds in conjunction with human healing chants help you to connect with your pure essence and creates an incredible opportunity to reconnect with your essential vibration. Come and join us to create together the South Amazonian and Northern Vibration.
Eda Zavala Lopez is a peruvian shaman-curandera, sociologist and environmental activist is in the US to share her profound knowledge about Shamanism, Plant Medicine and Amazonian Conservation. She is a direct descendant of Wari and Ashaninka People from the Amazon.
In December 2014 she was awarded by the Ministry of Environment in Peru for her profound commitment to Indigenous People from the Amazon Jungle to protect their sacred territories and pristine forests. She is also a Cultural Ambassador on behalf of Impact A Village that funds her projects in Peru.
Eda is a Plant Medicine healer that connects with the spirits of the plants and she is an activist that works so hard to preserve Indigenous knowledge and empower Indigenous People regarding future generations. Indigenous Wisdom and Amazonian forests are so important to keep alive in order to conserve the entire Planet.
In the last 10 years Eda has been participated in several venues around the US and participated in 2010, 2017 and 2018 at the United Nations Permanent Forum of Indigenous Issues. She also collaborated on the Stephan Martin’s book “Cosmic Visions: Dialogues on the Nature of the Universe and the Search for Reality” (2010)
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