events & workshops

New York Cares Coat Drive

The Shala Union Square is a drop-off site for coat donations! Thank you to Shala teacher Shevy Katan for organizing this annual New York Cares coat drive.

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
union square
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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) 

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
fort greene
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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: Barbara+ Melanie

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: Remembering: Aimee Cox
  • Saturday, January 11: Identity
  • Saturday, February 8: Civility: Aimee Cox
  • Saturday, March 7: Compassion
  • Saturday, April 4: Anger: Aimee Cox
  • Saturday, May 2: Power: Glenda Carpio

 

**This series was inspired by “Inwards” .

Kirtan!

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

saturday, nov 16, 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, November 16, 6-7pm

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

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