Knead out your Knots: A Therapy Ball Rolling Workshop with Dawn Mauricio
Sunday, August 20 9-11:30am
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.
If you have your own therapy balls (tennis and lacrosse balls cannot be used) the early bird price is $35. If you do not own therapy massage balls the cost is $55 and includes a set for you to take home.
SUNSET YIN and YOGA NIDRA w/ Cilla
Thursday, August 24th, 7:30-9pm
Join us for a Sunset Yin Yoga practice followed by Yoga Nidra or "Yogic Sleep". An hour of Yin Yoga to work connective tissues, and tap into our subtle energy body w/ breathing techniques and self reflection. Class concludes with a Yoga Nidra session, moving through the Koshas and setting a Sankalpa.
Every one of us could benefit from positive change, and many of the seeds for positive change can be planted in your yoga practice. When we practice mindfulness and demonstrate self love and compassion we are able to pass these same qualities to those around us. When are own needs are met and we have a better understanding of our Self, we are able to see the bigger picture- We can look past ourselves and find ways in which we can help others and the planet. In this 90 minute class we begin with a Yin Yoga sequence to release tension stored in the body, stimulate and balance prana, and calm the mind. Yin Yoga is done primarily on the floor, sometimes with support from props. We hold deep stretches for longer periods of time, stressing the joints and connective tissues. This style of practice can increase range of motion, increase flexibility, calm the nervous system and lead us into a more relaxed state. From our final resting posture, Shavasana, we begin the journey of Yoga Nidra. 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 inward, away from outer experiences. Scientifically, Alpha brain waves are present in deep relaxation, heightening our imagination, visualization, memory, and concentration. It is the ideal time to influence your mind for positive change and success. 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 other benefs including reduced physical, mental and emotional stress. It can lead to more restful sleep and help manage psychological and psychosomatic disorders. It also increases learning capacity, lowers blood pressure and balances the nervous system. Yoga Nidra is truly a powerful, transformative mental practice that improves a person's overall health and wellbeing.
Register by August 10th for $15 early bird. $20 after
Raghunath is back this Fall/ Winter!!!
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.
Flight School w/ Raghunath
Sunday, November 19th 10am-12pm
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.
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