Restorative Yoga w/ Cilla
Saturday, Dec. 16th, 8:30-10am
This style of yoga is great for any level of ability who wish to find deeper relaxation and more ease in the body and the mind. Restorative yoga uses props to support the body in gentle postures, held for longer periods, to allow the body to open through passive stretching. Postures are typically seated, supine or prone and their shape is modified w/ blocks, blankets, bolsters, straps or sandbags to alleviate any muscular effort. Each restorative posture is held for several minutes. Different body parts are stimulated or relaxed throughout the practice leading to overall balance. Some of these postures, when combined with breath, have an overall calming and balancing affect on the mind and the body, while others are more specific to a certain area of the body i.e. the chest or spine. This practice is great for the physical body but it allows us to move our awareness deeper- into the more subtle breath body or pranic body, consciousness and intuition. Restorative yoga can help us move through illness, exhaustion or emotional pain.
The emphasis in Restorative Yoga is on “being” not “doing”. Use the long holds as a chance to explore the body and it's sensations. The practice will allow you to refine your ability to be aware and present, while also being able to slow the mind. Restorative yoga can help enhance our vinyasa practice by heightening awareness and becoming more intone with the subtle body (pranic body).
90 minute class for $15 if you register in advance
Maha Sadhana Master Class w/ Raghunath
Saturday, December 16th 4:30-6:30pm
If you haven't had a chance to take a class with Raghunath at our studio or missed Wanderlust last year, you're in for a treat. Traveling yogi and servant of servants, Raghunath, will inspire you to take flight. Launch your practice to the next level with Raghu in a powerful and playful class filled with inspiration and insight. Discover and excavate the subtle strength needed to fly up to handstands, float to inversions, and enter deep into the heart of the pose. Let your own dynamic signature practice take shape, as you push your edge and realize your potential. In authentic Raghu style, class will be interlaced with chanting, an underpinning of down-to earth spirituality, and instructions for contemporary yogic lifestyle. Change your mind, strengthen your practice, open your heart.
Activating your subtle strength: masters vinyasa, chanting, pranayama & philosophy
Raghunath is…Ex-punk, ex-monk, husband, father of five, inversion ambassador, bent on Bhakti, detox junkie, evolution assistant, coalesced by kirtan, cacao consumer, puranic story teller, reciter of Gita, potential excavator, beyond birth and death. He is prana hunter, animal friendly, transcendence in training, born to give - to live today; full contact fighter, devours durians, loves to chant, likes a challenge, servant of the servants, harmonium hugger, conscious of Krishna.
Raghunath born Ray Cappo was a Lower East Side hardcore-punk singer songwriter icon, touring the globe in his teens. In a decadent music scene infested with hard drugs, negativity and intoxication he was an anomaly and a light propounding clean living, positive attitude and vegetarian lifestyle, inspiring tens of thousands of fans internationally. Since his youth he was fascinated with Eastern thought and took his inspiration from Emerson, Ghandi, Thoreau, The Buddhist Sutras, The Bible and the Bhagavad Gita. He started practicing yoga in NYC in 1987 with the esteemed Sri Dharma Mittra as well as Shivananada Yoga. The pettiness of the business of music and the untimely death of his father led him to India in 1988 where he dove deeper into the lifestyle and spirituality of India. He became a celibate monk at a Krishna Bhakti Ashram for 6 years where he intensely studied, meditated and lived the ancient yogic texts. In 1991 in the sacred village of Vrindavan he was awarded the name Raghunath and two years later in that same holy town awarded diksha or the sacred thread, for his study. Now, 23 years later, he's an accomplished yogi in many styles, and married with five children. He leads retreats, workshops and yoga teacher trainings around the world. He is an expert at taking the esoteric yoga philosophy and making it understandable and practical for the contemporary world.
Recent press includes Details, Rolling Stone, the New York Times & New York Magazine, Yoga Journal Italy & Germany, Modern Day Dads as well as Time Out New York.
Full Body Roll out w/ Dawn Mauricio
Sunday, Dec 17th 2-4pm
Join us for special guest teacher Dawn Mauricio as she guides us through a therapy ball rolling workshop to release tension in the whole body. From the soles of the feet to the crown of your head and everywhere in between, you will explore micro-regions of your body with the therapy massage balls and excavate tension from your joints and tissues. A full body 'rolling' session followed by a guided meditation which will allow you to leave feeling refreshed in body and mind.
**This workshop is included in the 200 Hour Teacher Training.
Eary bird rate of $35 if you bring your own therapy balls (Lacrosse or tennis balls cannot be used), $50 inludes therapy balls to take home. Price goes up closer to the event.
Click here to register for $40 w/ your own balls or $55 if buying new balls at Sukha
Christmas Eve Candlelight Yin: Hips and Heart w/ Cilla
Sunday, December 24th, 4:30-6pm
In Yin Yoga we practice postures (primarily on the floor, sometimes with props) that target our connective tissues in the body. Yin is great for creating space in the joints and the fascia but is also a perfect opportunity to practice meditation and pranayama practices. We increase our body awareness and mindfulness when we come into a posture and discover an appropriate edge of sensation. We stay here and experience this sensation while the body and mind heal. This practice allows us to tap into the subtle body. This class will focus on deep hip and heart openers. Let's come together and celebrate unity, connection and love this holiday season.
Led by Priscilla Rybicki E-RYT 500, Certified in Yin Yoga, BA in Psychology
New Year's Day Flow w/ Lauren
Cultivate sweet breath, create space and shed layers of 2017 with a 90 minute practice on New Year's Day. Stoke your internal fire with Lauren, who will offer a class that starts slow and goes deep. Whether you set resolutions or manifest small intentions, this class will offer you an opportunity to connect to yourself and your community on the very first day of the New Year. Treat yourself!
***All other classes canceled for the holiday
Register for $15
Candlelight Reiki and Restorative Yoga w/ Lakshmi
Sunday, January 21st, 5:45-7:45pm
The antidote to stress is relaxation. In a culture that places a lot of focus on “doing” and being “productive”, it’s important that we slow down to find balance. In restorative yoga our body is supported with props on the floor and held for longer periods of time. We relax the mind and body and move toward balance. In an accessible and supported way we are able to move through gentle backbends, twists, forward folds, hip openers and side bends. A restorative practice can be very beneficial when we are tired, weak, injured, stressed, overwhelmed or lead an active or busy lifestyle. The use of props such as bolsters, blocks, sandbags and blankets assures that we can find complete comfort in these postures, regardless of conditions or limitations. We allow the muscles to relax and focus on our breathing to reach deeper states of relaxation and connection. Lakshmi offers reiki and massage assists to guide you deeper into the postures. This practice is open to all levels and has many healing benefits.
Register early for Early Bird Pricing!!!
INTRO TO YIN YOGA
Friday, 2/16 -Sunday, 2/18 Led by Cilla
(12 hour Course w/ 3 hours reading/homework, 15 CEUs)
Yin Yoga is a unique style where we are encouraged to find our individual edge and stay with this edge of sensation in stillness for several minutes. It's very accessible for everyone and teaches us to be calm, still and introspective. There are so many physiological benefits, but the beauty of Yin Yoga lies in the subtle practice of self-study, meditation and yogic philosophy. It can be a great tool to allow us to feel better in our bodies but also to experience a connection between mind, body and spirit.
This 12 hour Yin Yoga course is an introductory level course that will give you the tenants and techniques to practice and teach Yin Yoga. Suitable for Registered Yoga Teachers as well as anyone who wishes to learn more about Yoga and meditative practices. We will cover the anatomy of connective tissue, discussing fascia, joints, and bones. More importantly we will discuss energetic anatomy, exploring prana vayus, pranayama and Chakras. We will go over Yin postures and their contraindications, modifications and benefits. You will learn basic sequencing for your students or home practice and how to cue relaxation techniques and drishti.
This is an Intro Level Yin Yoga Course
**We will offer future courses that will continue to expand on the teachings of Yin- must attend Level 1 to attend future courses.
Friday 2/16 6-8pm Candlelight Yin for hips/spine
Saturday 1-6pm Posture lab, Anatomy of fascia
Sunday: 9-11am Morning Practice Neck and Shoulders
12:-3:30pm Subtle/Causal body Philosophy, Pranayama, and Technique
Tuition investment: Early bird $230
Taught By Cilla Rybicki E-RYT 500, Certified in Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Massage Therapy, BA in Psychology, Co-Founder of Sukha Yoga and Continuing Education Provider
This course is included in the Sukha Yoga 200 hour YTT- limited space. Serious inquiries email sukhayogavt.com to apply
Community Kirtan at Sukha
Monday, March 12th, 7:30-9pm
Let's all come together for a night of Community Kirtan at Sukha Yoga on Church Street!!! We are happy to be working with the Call and Response Foundation to bring mantra music to under-served populations through one-time events, regularly scheduled programs, and grassroots initiatives. Join special guests, The Bhavani Ma Band, as they lead us through an ecstatic night of chanting. One doesn't need to be a singer to participate, just come with an open mind and leave with an open heart :)
Donation based event! Give what you are comfortable giving!