events & workshops

David Garrigues ASHTANGA WEEKEND WORKSHOP

In his workshops David offers a combination both traditional counted vinyasa led classes and clinic style led classes that investigate specific aspects of the practice in varying levels of detail.

march 28-29, 2020
$160 for all workshops, $45 for mysore
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ALL LEVELS WELCOME —

He offers clinic style led classes that investigate specific aspects of the practice that help students come to new perspectives on how to practice more intelligently, safely and joyfully.

In his workshops David offers a combination both traditional counted vinyasa led classes and clinic style led classes that investigate specific aspects of the practice in varying levels of detail. These important classes feature more verbal instruction; they give students a chance to slow things down, see new ways to orient during practice, get explanations of elusive, often unspoken aspects of the practice, and understand the Ashtanga method in greater, more subtle detail. Mysore, chanting and kirtan classes are also frequently included in a workshop. During the weekend David weaves together studies of asana, pranayama, bandhas, vinyasa, chanting, bhakti yoga, yoga sutra’s and other elements to help develop Ashtanga Vidya (knowledge).

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE  OVERVIEW

Full workshop descriptions available at davidgarrigues.com/events/new-york-city-ny

SATURDAY
10:30-12:30 — EXTRACTING STRENGTH THROUGH STANDING POSTURES $50
BREAK
1:00-2:30pm — YOGA SUTRAS TALK ON BOOK 1, SUTRA 20   $40
 
3:00-5pm — Semi-Private Mysore Class (separate fee from full weekend workshop – limit 20 people) $45
 
SUNDAY
12:30-3:00pm — INTRODUCTION TO SECOND SERIES $50
BREAK
3:30-5pm — PRECISION, PURIFICATION, AND PRANAYAMA $40
 
Full weekend  $160.00 minus mysore (with 20.00 discount for buying the full weekend) 

Kirtan!

Join us for monthly kirtan gatherings in Fort Greene. Free and open to all.

saturday, oct 26, 6-7pm
fort greene

Kirtan is a practice of devotional singing in community. We sing the names of the gods and goddesses and contemplate what these deities represent: love, joy, grace, beauty, perseverance, strength, and truth.

Next up: Saturday, October 26, 6-7pm

Save the dates (all Saturdays, 6-7pm):

November 16
December 14: Kirtan + Potluck
January 18
February 29
March 28
April 25
May 16

Sit With It: A Monthly Meditation + Discussion Series

Topic for November: Joy
In this session we’ll make inquiries into the nature and practice of joy.
Organized and hosted by Barbara and Melanie, with monthly guest speakers.

One saturday a month, starting Saturday, Nov 9, 6-7:45pm
$15
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In these gatherings, we will focus on a meaningful topic through discussion, readings, and meditation. We will turn inward to observe thoughts and feelings, and together consider how meditation practice can lay the groundwork for skillful action. The themes of privilege and justice will underpin and inform all of our conversations.

Organized and hosted by Barbara and Melanie, with monthly guest speakers.

  • Saturday, November 9: Joy

In this session we’ll make inquiries into the nature and practice of joy. How do we define joy and contentment from a contemplative viewpoint? What is the relationship between privilege and joy? Why is joy relevant, or even important, in times of struggle and conflict?

Homework: Joy is a Radical Act — Scott Tusa, Tricycle

  • Saturday, December 7: Identity
  • Saturday, January 11: Extinction
  • Saturday, February 8: Civility
  • Saturday, March 7: Compassion
  • Saturday, April 4: Anger
  • Saturday, May 2: Power

 

**This series was inspired by “Inwards” .

yoga in the park

Connect with the Earth, the sky and the trees at the Monument Greene Lawns in Fort Greene Park. Shala teachers will lead an all level one-hour Vinyasa class every Saturday morning at 11:00am from April through mid-October, weather permitting.

saturdays at 11am
free
monument greene lawns in fort greene park
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Schedule

  • May
    • 5/18 Sasha Ginnetti assisted by Susan Raposo
    • 5/25 no class
  • June
    • 6/1 Jenny Campbell
    • 6/8 Sasha Ginnetti / Christine Hou
    • 6/15 Kristin/Barbara assisted by Mary Chan, Peyton Biederman, Jules, Workneh, Jonathan Sabbagh
    • 6/22 Mary Chan
    • 6/29 Susan Raposo assisted by Lauren Pecorella
  • July
    • 7/6 no class
    • 7/13 Anna Vomacka
    • 7/20 no class
    • 7/27 Jenny Campbell
  • August
    • 8/3 Braeden Lentz
    • 8/10 Braeden Lentz
    • 8/17 Lara Torsky
    • 8/24 Angilique Campbell
    • 8/31 no class
  • September
    • 9/7 ashley dorr
    • 9/14 Maria Margolies assisted by Jonathan Sabbagh
    • 9/21 Mary Chan assisted by Jenny Meyer
    • 9/28 Susan Raposo
  • October
    • 10/5 Lara Torsky assisted by Robin Newman
    • 10/12 Alana Kessler assisted by Alba Arrando
    • 10/19 Annie Piper assisted by Vanessa Tanicien
    • 10/26 Jenny Cambell assisted by Robin Newman

the intersection of philosophy & practice: meditations suggested by the Yoga Sutras

Oct 26-27: Saturday & Sunday, 12:30-3:00pm
$35 for one, $65 for both
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oct 26-27: saturday & sunday, 12:30-3:00pm
$35 for one, $65 for both
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Join Maria Rubinate and Barbara Verrochi for an exploration of the Yoga Sutras and the art of meditation.
These workshops will include an overview of the four chapters (padas) of the Yoga Sutras and a discussion on specific, universal, and applicable themes found therein. All levels are welcome and no specific background is necessary.
Discussion will be punctuated by practical instruction, including practice with various (15-20 minute) meditation techniques to develop focus and cultivate qualities like kindness and equanimity. These practices promote equilibrium in the mind from which a strong meditation practice can flower.