Yoga Nidra: Exploring the Chakras w/ Cilla

Saturday, October 21st 4:30-6pm

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Yoga Nidra, meaning "yogic sleep", is a powerful technique which teaches us to relax consciously. We are able to reach a deeper level of relaxation by turning inwards, away from outer experiences. All that is required of participants is that they find a comfortable position (either on the floor with props, or seated) and that they try to remain awake and aware while listening to the "guide" who is speaking. This practice is accessible for everyone, and has many beneifts.
Some benefits of Yoga Nidra include reduced physical, mental and emotional stress. It can lead to more restful sleep and help manage psychological and psychosomatic disorders. It can even improve memory, increase learning capacity, lower blood pressure and balance the nervous system. Yoga Nidra is truly a powerful, transformative mental practice that improves a person's overall health and wellbeing.  

****all props provided, only comfortable clothes required
Class is led by Priscilla Rybicki E-RYT 500, Certified Yoga Nidra Instructor
Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Vermont

Click here for Early Bird Registration $15

Complete Practice with Cilla

Sunday, October 22nd, 8-10:30am

 

Join us for a 2.5 hour complete yoga practice. Class begins w/ centering, grounding and intention setting. As we move through a Hatha flow, we pay careful attention to our engagement, alignment and breath. Postures are held for longer and the class is structured with a building affect, each posture preparing us for something a little bit deeper or more challenging in the practice. Students are encouraged to use their own discernment whether they stay with the foundational variation of a posture or decide that they are ready to push past their comfort zone and challenge themselves by trying advanced asana postures. We will practice a strong standing series, w/ twists, single leg balancing, arm balancing, backbending and inversions. During the flow we build heat, strength and stabilty before winding down the practice with longer held restorative postures to release stored tension and prepare for pranayama and meditation. After a long shavasana, we join together for guided pranayama. Those of us who practice regularly know that an hour can go by so quickly, when we take the time and care to prepare our body and mind w/ this longer style class we are able to go deeper in our pranayama and meditation practice.
Some experience preferred but modifications are offered for those new to the practice. Can be physically and mentally challenging for some, but all levels are encouraged, especially those who wish to deepen their practice, not only of the physical body, but of the more subtle aspects of the breath and mind.

Taught by Cilla Weisman, E-RYT 500

 

Flight School w/ Raghunath                                                              

Sunday, November 5th 10am-12pm

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Flight School: noun \ ˈflīt\ noun \ ˈskül\ (2 hours)
You will literally elevate your physical and spiritual practice with Raghunath, servant of flight, in his famously popular, powerful & playful class – Flight School. Let your own dynamic signature practice take shape, as you push your edge and realize your potential, no matter what level you’re at. Experience Raghunath’s bold approach to encountering sophisticated vinyasa; asanas that once seemed unattainable will be dissected and made approachable. In authentic Raghunath style, class will be interlaced with chanting and stories from classic Indian texts, rooted in down to earth spirituality, and instructions for living a contemporary yogic lifestyle. Change your mind, strengthen your practice, and open your heart, Flight School is in session. 

Early Bird: Click here to register for $45

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.

Community Kirtan at Sukha

Monday, Nov 6th 7:30-9pm

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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, Heidi Champney and Jesse Taylor, as they lead us through an ecstatic night of chanting. Come to this donation based event for all! (Suggested donation $7+) One doesn't need to be a singer to participate, just come with an open mind and leave with an open heart :)

Donation based!

 

Candlelight Restorative w/ Lakshmi

Sunday, November 12th 5:30-7:30pm

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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 hands on assists to guide you deeper into the postures. This practice is open to all levels and has many healing benefits.

Led by Lakshmi Tinker Plasha

Click here for Early Bird Registration for $25

 

A Complete Practice w/ Cilla

Sunday, November 19th 8-10:30am

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Join us for a 2.5 hour complete yoga practice. Class begins w/ centering, grounding and intention setting. As we move through a Hatha flow, we pay careful attention to our engagement, alignment and breath. Postures are held for longer and the class is structured with a building affect, each posture preparing us for something a little bit deeper or more challenging in the practice. Students are encouraged to use their own discernment whether they stay with the foundational variation of a posture or decide that they are ready to push past their comfort zone and challenge themselves by trying advanced asana postures. We will practice a strong standing series, w/ twists, single leg balancing, arm balancing, backbending and inversions. During the flow we build heat, strength and stabilty before winding down the practice with longer held restorative postures to release stored tension and prepare for pranayama and meditation. After a long shavasana, we join together for guided pranayama. Those of us who practice regularly know that an hour can go by so quickly, when we take the time and care to prepare our body and mind w/ this longer style class we are able to go deeper in our pranayama and meditation practice.
Some experience preferred but modifications are offered for those new to the practice. Can be physically and mentally challenging for some, but all levels are encouraged, especially those who wish to deepen their practice, not only of the physical body, but of the more subtle aspects of the breath and mind.

Taught by Cilla Weisman, E-RYT 500

 Click here for Early Bird Registration $25

 


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.

 

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

Click here to register for $45

Full Body Integration w/ Dawn Mauricio

Sunday, Dec 17th  2-4pm

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Happy Teacher, Happy Students: Incorporating Sound Biomechanics Into Your Practice and Classes

In this workshop we'll playfully incorporate the nuts & bolts of sound biomechanics that are often overlooked in traditional asana practice. You'll be able to break through stagnant and habitual patterns with innovative and surprising detours using targeted mini-viniyasas, dynamic stretches and unconventional asana. Feeling the benefits of doing so in your body will surely motivate you to share this with your students. Workshop also includes therapy ball work.

**This workshop is included in the 200 Hour Teacher Training.

Click here for early bird rate of $35 if you bring your own therapy balls, $50 inludes therapy balls to take home.

 

 

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