Get the personal attention and hands-on assists of a private session in this intimate workshop setting. Good alignment is therapeutic; In the Yoga Lab, you will learn the key actions and alignment that keep you safe, strengthen and tone your body, and ultimately offer you the ability to expand your yoga horizons. Each week we will focus on a different region of the body. Students with injuries as well as those who are looking to gain more knowledge about poses or advance their practice are welcome.
Feb 26: Lower body: feet, ankles, knees, legs March 12: Upper body: hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders March 26: Hips and Lower Back April 9: Upper Back, neck, shoulders, head
$65 per session or $240 for Entire Series (save $20) Each workshop is Limited to 8 people
In this workshop, we will use aromatherapy and asana to bring more harmony into each of the seven chakras, or energy centers of the body. The practice will include elements of rigor laced with yin and restorative. We will be diffusing the essential oils as well as using them topically in order to more fully benefit from the medicinal aspects of these naturally occurring aromatic compounds. ALL LEVELS WELCOME!
Join Us and Start the Day
with an Oasis of Quiet
Meditation led by Genno Linda King
Thursday Mornings 8:00-9:00 AM
We will sit in 20min intervals. Please feel free to join in/leave at 8:00 or 8:30am. If you are NEW to the practice please arrive for 8:00am session. (there will be a brief introductory discussion)
Zen Meditation (Zazen) We will have 2 periods of sitting meditation, alternating with walking meditation and a short reading.
All are welcome. No previous experience is required. Class is FREE
Genno Linda King
The practice will be led by one of your Yoga Sole classmates Genno Linda King who has been practicing Rinzai Zen Buddhism for 15 years under the guidance of Eido Shimano Roshi, Abbot of the Zen Studies Society.
To Be Announced
Pelvic Floor Yoga Workshop
The Root Lock with Georgia TBA
A pelvic floor workshop for everyone.
You may have heard about the pelvic floor. Like JD Salinger, it gets a lot of accolades but is generally reclusive. One of the classic "body locks" of Hatha yoga, the pelvic floor is a network of muscles that has the power to inform every yoga pose, promote continence, aid childbirth, improve sex, and help any body age gracefully -- a pretty spectacular list.
-But which muscles do make up the pelvic floor? -How do I know if they're working? -What is a "body lock" and what does that have to do with it? -Can I really work on my pelvic floor in public?
The answer to the last question is: yes! This is a muscle group like any other, just one surrounded by a lot of hype and mystery. So let's answer those other questions -- and demystify -- together.
Suitable for yogis and non-yogis, men and women, this two-hour workshop will use anatomical information to shine a light (figuratively) on the muscles of the pelvic floor. We'll talk about the role they play in yoga poses and everyday movement. We'll try some some visualization exercises and classic Kegels to tune into our own beautiful pelvic floor muscle group, and then we'll put them to use in a variety of yoga poses, learning to strengthen and stretch the muscles for optimum efficiency. Finally, we'll see if we can discover for ourselves why the ancient yogis thought this "root lock" was so very special.
Well Being Workshop
Hands on Heaven
Led by Miriam
A two hour Yin (slow,sweet, long held poses) Class in which you will be manually adjusted, cued, and guided in every single pose. Think the attention of a semi private class, within the community of a small group. If you enjoy learning through hands on guidance, if you always crave that personal manual attention during pigeon pose...this is your class.
Class size will be limited to 10 people maximum, to ensure that every student receives personal attention- first my eyes on you're alignment, then hands on adjusting in each pose. Think a Restorative Iyengar pace rather than Vinyasa. Meaning we won't be flowing, I'll be leading you through a series of poses you'll hold for several minutes each (don't worry, we'll be using plenty of prop support) We'll close with an extra long Savasana (and yes that does mean extra long head massage for everyone...)
You'll deepen you're practice in a mindful, meditative way, calm the nervous system, get the feeling of bodywork and yoga intertwined...and leave feeling like you've learned something, And that you've had a massage.
If you've ever taken a class from Miriam before, you know that cuing through touch, hands on adjusting, and bodywork are integral parts of her class. This is taking that to the next level. (In addition to teaching Yoga, Miriam is a trained Thai Massage Practitioner as well.)
led by Parker
Six week Series $135.00* (come any 6 classes out of 8 week series)
Full 8 week Series $160.00*
*Auto Renew Monthly Members receive 10% off
PREGNANCY is an ideal time to start a yoga practice, or to deepen an ongoing practice. The pregnant body changes from day to day, offering a unique opportunity to continually refresh the beginner’s mind. This series will offer mommies-to-be tools to mindfully experience pregnancy.
We will focus on developing the specific types of strength and suppleness required for pregnancy and birth, including the pelvic floor, abdomen, low back and hips. Students will cultivate self-awareness and confidence in their own intuition.
Asana and transitions will be carefully chosen to serve the needs of the particular women in the class, taking into account the stages of pregnancy and any specific concerns or diagnoses. We will practice gentle standing sequences as well as seated and restorative poses. Modifications will be offered to address issues such as nausea, fatigue, swelling and soreness.
The SERIES will foster a community spirit, giving pregnant moms the opportunity to share their experiences and learn from each other.
Beneficial at Any Stage of Pregnancy. No Previous Experience Necessary. (Beginners to Yoga Most Welcome)
Reboot Your Health with an Ayurvedic Cleanse
Ayurvedic Cleanse Series
Led by Hannah Gruber (Private Ayurveda Nutrition Consultant)
(*Please note: the duration of the actual cleanse is 9/11-9/25, 2 workshops: 9/11, 9/18)
Fear is at the root of most of our problems - anxiety, depression, insomnia, physical and emotional pain. We often get stuck in life not because of lack of talents or abilities, but because of fear, which paralyzes and impairs our cognition and action-taking process. There are two ways of dealing with fear: being subdued by it or overcome it. In this workshop you will be introduced to the latest research on neuroplasticity as we explore brain's innate ability to reshape itself and create new thoughts and habits that will serve you better in achieving your life goals. You will be given practical tools like the 3R-Technique, a step-by-step practice to help you identify your deepest fears, free your mind from old unhealthy patterns, build new neuropathways, and turn the fear into the fuel for achieving your goals and dreams.
Beginners Series Enjoy, Explore, Transform with Evalena
Saturdays, July 9th -July 30th 2:15 pm - 3:45pm Drop-Ins Welcome: $25 per class
Strengthen your body, calm your mind and become flexible. Come enjoy and explore the healing art of yoga.
Are you new to yoga or tried yoga before but haven't started back up in a while? Come see what yoga is all about in this gentle, beginner yoga class. Commit for the month and come every Saturday. Each week we will do something very different yet still build off of the week before, welcoming questions and discussion.
This series will introduce you to the basic alignment in the asanas (poses), pranayama (breathing exercises) and many, many of the body, mind and spirit benefits of Yoga. Yoga is for everyone. Today is the perfect day to begin!
The weather is warming up, sandals are coming out of hibernation, and school is slowing to its annual close. It is time to get rid of all the stress of homework, finals, and SATs. Come work it out of your body through the breath, movement, and dance of yoga!
We’ll explore the calming, tension-relieving effects yoga can have on the body. Using different breathing techniques and creative flowing movements – pranayamas and vinyasas – together we investigate just what it is about this ancient practice that has soccer moms everywhere stressing to make it to their weekly class. We will learn classic yoga poses and add our own creative twists to them, building each class to an awesome peak pose. We use yoga to get out of our heads and come back to our bodies and body mind. This class is similar to a regular class but with mucho more Maroon 5 and a few misplaced Beyoncé jokes (Praise to the Queen). What’s not to love!
Welcome to beginners and those with experience. This is a non-judgmental environment wherein everyone can get school out of their bodies and prep for a fabulous summer! Come live, play, sweat out the small stuff.
Take the wise advice of Janelle Monae and lemme see you do that yoga!
Emily Pantaloneis a sometime yoga instructor and actor, full time lover and shower dance free-styler. Her deepest desire is to inspire her students to live with joy.
led by Parker Leventer
TBA Cost: $99 series (3 sessions)
Awaken a fresh perspective by turning your world upside down! The benefits of lifting the legs above the heart and lowering the head towards the floor are tremendous, whether you’re lying in viparita karani (legs up the wall) or balancing on your forearms in pincha mayurasana.
In this three-week series we will build the foundations of a safe inversion practice. We will explore a wide range of preparation poses and restorative inversions so that yogis of all experience levels will benefit. “Homework” assignments will inspire a daily practice between sessions.
Students will leave the series with the tools to invert with ease and confidence. Through mindful breathing and gentle acceptance we will welcome the possibility of profound transformation. Join us for a paradigm shift!
Practicing inversions can help to…
·Calm the mind
·Inspire fresh perspective
·Reduce fatigue and insomnia
·Strengthen and stretch the shoulders
·Tone the legs and hips
·Open the lungs and sinuses
Major Back Tune Up Retrain your Pain
with Special Guest Dinneen Viggiano
Date: TBA, 2015 1:00m to 3:00pm
One in four New Yorkers report having back pain (me included!) This workshop is a Major Back Tune Up that will completely change the way you approach back pain.
In this workshop we will: • Review postural habits that can make or break the pain cycle • Practice how to soothe cranky back muscles with specialized Yoga Tune Up® therapy ball sequences • Activate, mobilize and stabilize your back, abdominals, butt and breathing muscles
You will go home with the tools and techniques to keep your back feeling strong, supple and pain-free.
This workshop is appropriate for all back pain sufferers as well as those who care for them
All levels welcome.
Dinneen Viggiano An experienced movement educator with over 15 years’ experience, Dinneen blends her knowledge of anatomy, kinesiology and holistic therapies to empower others to heal themselves. She is a Yoga Tune Up® Senior Teacher Trainer, a NeuroKinetic Therapist, a CranioSacral Therapist and a Certified Nutrition Counselor.
Dinneen is a featured teacher at Yoga Works, Pure Yoga, Equinox, EvenFlow Yoga, and Kripalu. She advocates, educates and coaches for holistic living through her company, Phytolistic. www.phytolistic.com
Anti-Anxiety Movements & Meditations
A Yoga Tune Up® Workshop with Ariel Kiley
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Investment: Investment $40 (purchase both of Ariel's workshops $75)
Anxiety is more than just an inconvenience - it is a serious hazard to your long-term health. Anxiety floods the body with an excess of cortisol and adrenaline which taxes digestion, lowers immunity, raises blood pressure, weakens muscle tissue, decreases bone density and literally slows down brain function. Basically, anxiety saps your body of its ability to restore and regenerate while making you dumber. Bummer.
In this one of a kind workshop with Ariel kiley you will learn movement, breath and meditation techniques to reduce Anxiety and its accompanying toxicity. You will deeply massage your abdominal organs on a soft Coregeous® sponge ball, dissolve trigger-points in high-stress areas with Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls, do dynamic stretches to inspire healthy blood flow, perform harmonizing pranayamas (breath techniques) and learn simple meditation techniques to reduce the effects of Anxiety in your daily life. Through this workshop you will reorient your mind to a calmer state and reset your system to a "new normal" where peace prevails.
All ages/bodies welcome.
The Yoga of Self Confidence
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Self confidence gives you the strength to speak your truth, heal broken relationships, stop worrying, earn more money, share your creative work, connect with people who inspire you, attune to your highest purpose and boldly walk your path.
In this one-of-a-kind workshop you will confront imprints of low self-esteem and low self-worth, locate where you need more confidence in daily life and learn techniques to engender a bolder, freer, completely unapologetic sense of self. There will be a combination of written work, breath work, yoga postures and meditation techniques.
Shed your fears, drop your doubts, get on with your life.
All levels/bodies/ages welcome.
Recreate Your Core An Abdominal Massage & Twisting Workshop with Ariel Kiley TBA
Remodel your core from the inside out! Explore and awaken the many layers of your abdomen with a methodical series of massage, strength and twisting exercises.
At this highly unique 2-hour Yoga Tune Up® style workshop you will venture deep within your guts to remove pockets of pain and tension, then wring yourself out with a progressive series of uddiyana bandha (abdominal vacuum) exercises and deep twists. Using Yoga Tune Up® techniques including therapy balls and Coregeous® sponge balls for targeted massage and myofascial release you will create a "new normal" of awakened ease in your core. Plan to walk away feeling light, free and trusting of your center.
All levels welcome. Please refrain from eating two hours prior to the workshop.
True healing begins from within... Community Acupuncture Workshop
Date: TBA 1:00 pm - 3:00pm Cost: $40
Come join Yoga Sole student and local acupuncturist, Robin Maza, and learn about the beauty and benefits of receiving acupuncture, and how it helps our bodies return to a place of healing and balance.
This workshop will include a 30 minute lecture about how acupuncture works and heals and what it can treat, followed by a community style acupuncture treatment for all who join. The treatment will take place laying in savansana on yoga mats, accompanied by music and guided imagery. Robin will also be available after for questions and comments after the acupuncture treatment.
Come in loose comfortable clothing.
Register early as space is limited.
Robin Maza is a New York State licensed acupuncturist, and holds a 4-year Masters Degree in Acupucture (M.S.Ac) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. She enjoys treating all kinds of conditions, and has a special interest in prenatal care and labor and delivery acupuncture.Holding a private practice both in Windsor Terrace and Long Island, Robin is also currently in a post-graduate internship at Lutheran Hospital working as an acupuncturist on the labor and delivery ward, assisting women in having optimal and progressive labor and deliveries with acupuncture.
Robin is also a New York State licensed massage therapist, birth doula and placenta specialist.
The Grateful Self w/ Miriam Wolf
Giving thanks for your physical body, your unique mind, and your loving heart.
Join your yoga community for this very special, 2hr workshop
time: 1:30pm - 3:30 pm cost: $35
First warm up your physical body through a moving meditation of asana.
Then reward your mind and body through restorative yoga and self massage/body work. Lastly, give your overworked mind a rest through simple pranayama and meditation.
One hour- flow
50 min- restorative yoga, self massage, meditation and pranayama.
Extra long, hands on sweet Savasana
Open to all levels with a yoga practice (some yoga experience suggested)
Zen Meditation Workshop Date: TBA Time: 2:00pm-3:30 PM
Meditation can calm your mind and body, give you an increased sense of well-being or even provide you with a direct path to enlightenment. Different people need and find different things in this practice, but in the final analysis we all come for the same thing: a more content experience of everyday life.
If you have wondered if meditation is right for you or if you have meditated in another tradition and want to try Zen, please join us.
No experience is required, everyone is welcome. We will have several periods of silent sitting meditation and walking meditation, plus a short talk, discussion, and a question and answer period
The workshop will be led by Genno Linda King, a fellow yoga student at Yoga Sole and Rinzai Zen practitioner of 16 years.
Cost: $30 To reserve your place or for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718. 541.1382
Bring Your Inner Critic to Light Workshop
Led by Evalena & Jane Bliss
1:00pm - 3:00pm
We all have negative, shame-based self talk that keeps us small and limits our ability to be our most authentic and fulfilled selves. Through a combination of yoga and practical personal development tools, we will explore new ways to work with the limiting and often harsh voices of our own “inner critic.” In this workshop, we will work towards a deeper awareness of these voices, allowing them to be fully heard while working toward replacing the underlying negative, shame-based beliefs with more positive, truth-based ones. We will integrate mind and body to bring our inner critic to light.
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I'll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase "each other" doesn't make any sense.
Jane Bliss Coaching + Consulting (JBCC) is a New York-based practice working with professional individuals looking to transform their lives, personal and/or professional. JBCC was founded by Jane Bliss, who has worked in the corporate world for more than 18 years, including six years working in professional development training, coaching and public relations at Google. JBCC offers coaching, mentoring, consulting, and training skills, always with an emphasis on maximizing innate talent and discovering true passion. JBCC partners with clients to help them find clarity, develop critical professional and life skills, and set goals in order to transform into their best selves and lead their most satisfying lives. www.janebliss.com
Yoga Nidra: Sound Sleeping Therapy Led by Oliana TBA 2:15pm to 3:45pm
Cost $35 All ages/bodies welcome.
Sleep deprivation has become a public health epidemic in the U.S. with an estimated of 50-70 million* adults reportedly suffering from it. Studies show that those who experience sleep insufficiency are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as depression, anxiety, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, etc. Additionally, premature aging, hormonal imbalance, and reduced quality of life and productivity are strongly affected by quality and amount of sleep.
Sleeplessness = Fatigue = Stress
Join Oliana for a complete mind-body stress releasing workshop drawing upon the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra, a.k.a. “yogic sleep” and contemporary Positional Therapy, complemented by Ayurvedic advice and learn exercises and strategies on improving your sleep and life quality through daily self-care practices.
You will go from gentle postures and movement - to help free the joints and relax the muscles, to breathing exercises particularly designed to bring your body & mind in a deep state of relaxation. Finally, through expertly guided Yoga Nidra and sound therapy you will leave the class refreshed, recharged and thoroughly relaxed.
*Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Liberate your Knees - Yoga Tune Up® workshop with Oliana
Knee pain is more ubiquitous than we think. Not only does it affect all ages and it is common even among those who are otherwise healthy and physically active, but it also affects one’s most basic and functional movements such as walking and seating. Whatever your condition, it is important to empower yourself with the right knowledge to ensure that your knees remain healthy and learn how to prevent further injuries.
In this workshop, which originates from Oliana's own knee injury, you will learn about the knee architecture and anatomy to help you better understand your own condition and locate the source of your pain or discomfort. You will then gain further knowledge on daily self-care practices with the use of Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls by deeply massaging and awakening surrounding muscles and connective tissues, before venturing into specifically designed corrective exercises aiming at strengthening your muscles in order to provide optimal support for your knees.
Give your knees the Nirvana they deserve – liberation from pain!
Integrity, Body, Energy
with Miriam Wolf
How to weave intelligence, strength, and spirit together to take you're practice to the next level.
from 1:00pm - 3:00pm Drop-in's Welcome: $50* per class
(*Monthly Auto Renew Members receive 10% off.)
This is a four part series diving deeply into the anatomy, alignment, and energetic knowledge vital to a healthy, strong, life long Asana practice, and how to integrate the understanding of that information into a seamless movement practice (Vinyasa flow) Every week will have a different anatomical and energetic focus, and will be divided into two parts. The first half of class will be structured as a workshop, lecture, and exploration of that weeks particular target- gaining a deeper understanding of the where and how and why of the physical body part, how it relates to alignment in yoga asana poses, and how it manifests energetically and emotionally. The second half of class will be an hour long vinyasa class, assimilating the ideas that were broken down in the first half into movement, so that you get the chance to experience the information inside you're own body through flow and breath.
* Week three: psoas and hips (storing emotions and letting go) re-scheduled for Saturday, January 30th, 2016
* Week four: abdominals and hamstrings: (vulnerability and strength) re-scheduled for Saturday, February 6th, 2016
If you know Miriam, you know that she loves to go down rabbit holes of study, is endlessly curious about how the human body moves and feels, and that she is a fully fledged asana addict who loves (and needs) to move every day. This workshop is a combination of these two aspects of her practice, going detailed and nerdy with the body, so that the intelligence provides the structure to move with ease, joy and breath.
Full payment is required to reserve a space in series.
Credit for the cost of the series minus $50 administration fee will be given for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to workshop/series start date and may only be used to purchase yoga classes.
No refunds/credits will be given after workshop/series begin
Yoga Tune Up® Core Workshop
with Ariel Kiley
Awaken your core from the inside out! Build a conscious connection to your center, overcome abdominal weakness, and invigorate your third chakra to inspire bold action in your life.
At this very special 2-hour Yoga Tune Up® workshop you will systematically travel deep within your core to explore the key structures that mobilize and stabilize the spine. Using original Yoga Tune Up® techniques including therapy balls for self-massage, Coregeous® sponge balls for detailed abdominal activation, and powerful core-related pranayamas you will detoxify, strengthen, and stretch every last muscle fiber of your center.
Excellent for people with digestive issues, weak lower back, postural problems.
All levels welcome.
Please refrain from eating two hours prior to the workshop.
Setting Intentions for the New Year
Clear Intentions: Start the New Year Right With Ariel Kiley
TBA 1:30pm - 3:30pm Cost: $45
Energy Flows Where Intention Goes.In this one of a kind workshop with Ariel Kiley, you will declutter your thoughts and dial into your values. Through meditative reflection and simple journal exercises, you’ll get down to the heart of your life here and now.
From here and now, you will form strong intentions for the New Year in the categories of Health, Home, Career, Relationships and Miracles.
With breath, mantra and movement, you will then embody your clear intentions. This embodiment is essential to set the wheels in motion to create the life you intend, instead of one you accidentally stumble into.
Live 2017 on purpose with clear intentions for the New Year...