Join us for stories about yogis abound in Indian literature, although they are little known in the contemporary West. These tales give us a fuller picture of how yogis were regarded in Indian popular culture, and often present us with a somewhat different picture than is conveyed by the more idealized portrayals found in the philosophical literature more familiar to the West. In this evening of story-telling—accompanied by works of Indian art—we will sample a range of yoga stories: tales of sinister yogis who use their spiritual powers to lie, cheat, steal, seduce, and even murder!; gods and goddess—and even demons—who practice yoga; deities who commission celestial nymphs to seduce the most accomplished yogis; stories of flying troops of semi-divine yoginis who consort with male yogis in dark forests, mountain caves, and cremation grounds to share with them both their bodies and their yogic wisdom. And lots more! Visit his website at kileyyogahistory.com
Image credit: Yogi Jallandharnath and Princess Fly Over Palace Pool (detail) Amardas Bhatti, 1830 Mehrangarh Museum Trust
Timothy Gus Kileyreceived his master’s degree in religion from Harvard University and for several years taught Hinduism and Indian religions in the public program series of the C.G. Jung Institute in Boston and the C.G. Jung Foundation in New York. In 1987 he helped to start Zone Books, a publisher of academic books in the arts, philosophy, and humanities, and served as its publisher until his recent retirement. A former editor of Parabola: The Magazine of Myth and Tradition, he has served on the advisory panel for Mythosphere: A Journal of Image, Myth, and Symbol and on the board of directors of both The Society for the Study of Myth and Tradition and Urzone, Inc. He was also consulting editor and a contributor to The Book of Symbols: Reflections on Archetypal Images (Taschen, 2010). For the last several years he has been teaching the history and philosophy of yoga to yoga teachers in New York and Boston. He is currently at work on a concise history of Indian yoga for a general audience.
photo courtesy of Ariel Kiley
To Be Announced
Master Yoga Class with Miriam Wolf at YogaSole
Master Yoga Class Led by Miriam
Freestyle Vinyasa Flow A vigorous, creative, dynamic style that links breath and movement through heat building sequece of postures. This class is designed specifically for stamina & strength of alignment. In this class students will explore more advanced postures longer, and deepen their understanding of the asanas. This class is meant to provide an opportunity for investigation, challenge, and surrender. For the physically active.
Community Creative Potluck 'Salon'
Fear & Fearless
with Cathy Brown
Celebrating Community... An evening of art, music, poetry, proses and conversation
Saturday, February 4th, 2017 6:30pm
$10 Suggested Donation (All proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer research Fund)
Chase away your fears—and the winter blues—and join us for an evening of food and fellowship.
Please bring a dish to share with our awesome yoga community.
And if you are so moved, please share your best five minutes with us on fearlessness (or fear)—it could be a poem, a song, an essay, a thought, a joke, a piece of art, a reflection…the possibilities are endless.
In honor of the memory of the brave and fearless spirit of our dear sister in yoga, Nicole Haran.
Valentine's Day Yoga Event
Partner Yoga Class
Led by Merav & Evalena TBA 2018 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Share the joy—practice yoga together. Explore restorative and challenging partner yoga postures. Deepen your practice by adapting classic poses that combine two bodies instead of one. Enjoy a fun, creative, playful partner sequence.
Absolute beginners are welcome, a prefect chance to introduce someone you love to the healing art of yoga.
Organic Chocolate Covered Strawberries & Glass of Champagne served after Class.
Cost: $65 per couple*
*Monthly Auto-Renew Members receive 10% discount
Costa Rica Rainforest Conservation- Salon & Dinner
Come to the Table:
Salon and Dinner
Supporting the White Hawk Foundation:
Saturday, October 29th, 2016
Think great thoughtful conversation, amazing food and like-minded community making a difference.
Hosted in the private home of Sally Charnow in Windsor Terrace.
We raised over $1000! Thank You
Connecting Brooklyn to the rainforest and culture of Costa Rica.
Free Yoga in Prospect Park
Photo by Maya Blume
Experience the Joy of Summer
FREE Summer Yoga in Prospect Park
Sunday Mornings in July 2017 10am - 11am (July 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th)
In this class, students will explore their strength and flexibility through a flow series of postures that incorporates twists, balancing, and some inversion. We will exploring the body's subtleties, celebrate and honor our connection to the natural world. Build your endurance through breath, deepen your stretches, and increase self-awareness.
Where Enter at the Bartel Pritchard Lot, 15th St. (adjacent to 15th St F train station). Just across from the Pavilion Movie Theater. Walk straight ahead, down the drive. You will come to the main loop. Gaze slightly to the left. We will practice under the big trees. See you there.
Join our community in connecting Brooklyn to the diverse natural and cultural ecology of Costa Rica, by supporting the White Hawk Foundation. We are helping them to raise 2 million dollars needed to purchase and preserve 1250 acres of precious rainforest in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. (Last year we raised $44,000!)
The Osa is home to a unique and imperiled combination of biodiversity and ancient cultural heritage which National Geographic calls “the most biologically intense place on the planet.”
These lands are for sale. RIGHT NOW the area is in danger of being developed—destroying trees, fauna and the critical migration pathways for jaguars, tapirs and many other endangered species birds and animals as well as potentially destroying Ancient Indigenous history.
What happens there happens here!
Where: Enter at the Bartel Pritchard Lot, 15th St. (adjacent to 15th St F train station). Just across from the Pavilion Movie Theater. Walk straight ahead, down the drive. You will come to the main loop. Gaze slightly to the left. We will meet under the big trees. See you there.
Celebrating Community & YogaSole's 7th Anniversary Live Music & Yoga w/ Hannah Gruber & Tyler Sussman Date: TBA Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm (after party 8:30 - until)
Join Hannah & Tyler Sussman for an inspiring evening of yoga and live music. A very special evening celebrating community, yoga, music and the sixth Anniversary of YogaSole. Enjoy a gentle flow class to the sounds of live saxophone, flute, clarinet, and didgeridoo. Join us after for a community party.
Cost: $35 Includes class, wine and snacks
or Call 718 541-1382
Tyler Sussman is musician specializing in saxophone, flute, clarinet, and didgeridoo. Born in California, Tyler attending the University of California, Santa Barbara and studied psychology in addition to music. He became fascinated with the mind/body connection and music's impact on the psyche. Tyler moved to New York City in 2008 and founded the Didge Project in collaboration with AJ Block. In 2009, Tyler produced the brainwave entrainment recording entitled “Didgeridoo Meditation: An Odyssey through Consciousness." In 2011, Didge Project released an jazz/world fusion of original music entitled "As One." Tyler formed and recorded original music with his own band WawaAlchemy in 2013 and will release the debut album in 2014. Tyler collaborates with a variety of musicians and performs in clubs, schools, yoga studios, and meditation retreat centers. Tyler has studied western music with Dann Zinn, Joe Bonfiglio, Mark Turner, Bob Sheppard, and Oliver Lake. He has also studied therapeutic use of sound with Joshua Leeds, Judith Steves, and One Tribe Australia.
Tyler currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. He teaches out of his home studio and at St. Ann’s School.
Hannah Gruber came to yoga from a stressful, jam-packed life with debilitating allergies and asthma. Tired of medication, inhalers, doctors, and caffeine, she was willing to try anything and through yoga learned that she was in charge of her own health and life. Yoga practice continuously brings her confidence and peace and she believes that everybody deserves to live a life they love. She started teaching yoga to help people find their own power and peace. Her distinct and playful yoga classes challenge you to be your best self: through curiosity, play, and a willingness to evolve. Hannah is a yoga teacher, trained in Anusara yoga and Yogahour®, Reiki practitioner, and avid student of Ayurveda. She is also a private holistic chef and has been featured on the Food Network. She teaches yoga and cooking classes throughout New York City and also leads a farm-to-table Supper club. You can learn more about her work athannahgruber.com.
Yotam & Merav
Summer Celebration of Community, Yoga, & Music Live Music & Yoga Resonate with Merav & Yotam TBA 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join Merav & Yotam for an evening of deep relaxation and live music. A very special class celebrating community and the coming Spring. Enjoy a gentle flow class to the sounds of live oud, guitar, vocals and beats.
Cost: $35 Hurry Space is limted.
click photo to view Resonate video
Karma Yoga Spring Clothing SWAP
Date: TBA Time: 1pm - 3pm Invite your family & friends
All are most Welcome! It is a Community Day. The is no Fee and you don't have to practice here (although we'd love for you to join us!)
Make cleaning out your closet FUN (bubbly will be served) Recycle & Give Back
SWAP (recycle) clothes, shoes and accessories you no longer need or wear with your friends and neighbors. We will spend the afternoon exchanging our wears and happily donate whatever is left over...
Can't make it on April 19th? Feel free to bring your clothes beginning April 1st.
Community Creative Potluck 'Salon' Celebrating Community... An evening of art, music, poetry, proses and conversation
Date: TBA Cost: $10 (incudes a glass or 2 of wine) It's a potluck, so bring a dish to share!
Invite your friends and neighbors to gathering at YogaSole. Connection, community and conversation.
If you are an artist, bring a piece of work to talk about. If you are a musician bring a song or a tune. There will be no sound system, all acoustic. Writers bring your poetry, proses, excerpts, etc. It is a night to share our creativity with each other.
Let Your Yoga Dance®
New! Let Your Yoga Dance®
Let Your Yoga Dance® is where Joy and Fun meet the Deep and Sacred. You will be led through the 7 chakras while we dance to awesome music. The class starts slow, goes through a warm up, builds energy and then cools down. You will leave having had a lot of fun. You don't need any special dance skills. It's for Everybody, All Bodies.
The mission of Let Your Yoga Dance® is to spread joy and consciousness throughout the world by transmitting body health, brain health, heart health, and soul health to all populations.
Sylvia Brewster is a certified Let Your Yoga Dance® teacher. She received her training from Megha Nancy Buttenheim at Kripalu. She has been studying the Chakras for 10 years and has been a yoga student for 15 years. Besides her involvement in the yoga community, she is an artist, musician, gardener and dog walker.
New Year's Day Yoga Event
New Years Day Event Community Celebration Sunday, January 1st, 2017
w/Merav & Evalena
Class SOLD OUT! But please come to the party!!!
The Party 12 Noon 'til 1:30pm Invite your family/kids, friends & neighbors Come share with us (FREE) Fruit & cheese and special "Yoga" (champagne) Mimosa
The Practice Join Us and Start the Year with an Oasis of Quiet
Zen Meditation (Zazen) 9:00am - 9:30am Setting intention for a peace filled 2017. All are welcome, meditation (FREE)
Gentle Flow Class 10am to 11:45am
led by Evalena & Merav
Light your body & Still your Mind
Start the New year off with an inspiring “meditation in movement” sequence. Cost: $25* SOLD OUT! (*Monthly auto-renew members attend for free, but still must register.)
Spring Gong Bath & Yoga Nidra
Spring Celebration Equinox Gong Bath & Yoga Nidra
Cost: $40 All Ages all bodies
Join us for the Vernal Equinoxas we come to celebrate together the first day of Spring with a Gong Sound Bath and Yoga Nidra practice.
Immersing oneself in sacred sounds is a practice that invokes peace and healing, expansion of awareness and connectedness with the inner Self and the pervading cosmic consciousness. The sound of a gong is “a musical engine releasing cosmic power” that restores the harmonious flow of life energy throughout the body. In particular, the Symphonic Gong unites all harmonic sounds, which organically induce one to a meditative state. Combined with the Yoga Nidra guided meditation, the healing effect of mind, body, and soul is amplified so that you will leave restored, renewed, energized, harmonious, and satiated.
with Anthony Vigorito
$10 Wine & Light Snacks provided
Anthony Vigorito is a proud, second generation Italian-American, a lifelong Brooklynite, a proud product of the New York State educational system, and a retired New York City school teacher. He lives with his wife Ann in Windsor Terrace. He was mentored by Ken Siegelman, Brooklyn’s third Poet Laureate. Vigorito is the author of three chapbooks: 17 West, Clefs & Palettes and Pier 48 South Brooklyn.
Anthony released his fourth collection of poetry, Seeing in 17 — Art Haiku, in Autumn of 2014.
Anthony continues to host Ken Sielgelman’s Brooklyn Poetry Outreach at the Park Slope branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. He also hosts Tom Kane’s Bookmark Bards at The BookMark Shoppe in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
When not writing poetry, Anthony likes spending time with his grandchildren.
#makeitanamazingday for yourself and someone else... AMAZING DAY YOGA PARTY CLASS…
For A Great Cause! TBA
Join Ariel Kiley and play your way through a challenging, upbeat 2-hour class designed to push the limits of your practice and mind. And the best part is that it’s all for an amazing cause…
Proceeds from the Amazing Day Yoga Party go straight to fund basic supplies for Mr. Gianninoto’s middle school classroom in the seriously under-funded IS-171 school district in East New York. These basic supplies, like pencils and paper, will help motivate students to grow and succeed by learning crucial life skills such as how to write and read.