events & workshops

Kirtan!

A joyful evening of live devotional singing, including call and response with Shala teachers and live musicians.

Free, all are welcome, no kirtan or singing experience necessary!

Friday, February 16, 7-8 pm
Free
The Shala Ft. Greene
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A joyful evening of live devotional singing, including call and response with Shala teachers and live musicians.

Free, all are welcome, no kirtan or singing experience necessary!

Anatomy with Joe Miller

$35 drop-in/ $195 all 6 courses
Hybrid Nov 4/ Other dates Online via Zoom
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In these sessions, Joe will explore the anatomy of individual body parts and look at how the anatomy can inform your practice, with a focus on a different group of asanas or other practices for each session. These workshops are suitable for students, teachers-in-training, and current teachers. Accessible and applicable for practitioners with or without prior knowledge of anatomy.

Yoga Sutra Workshops with Maria Rubinate

$35 Drop In / $160 Full Course
Online via Zoom
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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is a much revered text that presents the philosophy that underpins the practice of yoga. Whether new to the material or a returning reader, this priceless jewel continues to radiate wisdom for all practitioners. Classes will include chanting, philosophy and discussion.

Restorative Yoga and Soundbath

Join Jenny Campbell and Yvonne Ambree for a nourishing evening of restorative yoga paired with sound healing.

Friday March 1, 2024 7-8:30 pm
$30
The Shala Ft. Greene
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Restorative yoga is a calming and deeply healing system. This relaxing practice nourishes the nervous system by using yoga props to fully support the body in each pose. Experience relief from exhaustion, and tune in to physical and mental harmony by slowing down and giving your body and mind a chance to recharge. This class is suitable for all levels- anyone in need of a bit of self care.

 

A Sage of Steady Mind: How Knowledge Matures into Wisdom through the Teachings of the Bhagavad Gita

In this course we’ll examine the above qualities and how, by the process of reflecting on the knowledge of the Gita in the course of life’s challenges, knowledge can mature into wisdom, a peaceful mind and transformation through deep absorption in meditation.

March 16, 9:30-11AM
Background of the Gita + Evenness of Mind
March 17, 10:30-12PM Equal Vision + Inner Happiness

March 16 9:30-11 am and March 17th 10:30 am-12 pm
$30 single class drop in/ $55 for both sessions
The Shala
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For centuries, the Bhagavad-gita has spoken to those with the inner notion that there must be more to life than the struggle for happiness through external objects of pleasure. Through a series of questions and answers the text lays out a path for elevating the way one can respond to the constant flow of change that characterizes the external world, and finding a steady, spiritual, inner peace. A central theme of the Bhagavad-gita is the hallmarks of the “sage of steady mind” and how that may be achieved through yoga.

In this course we’ll examine the above qualities and how, by the process of reflecting on the knowledge of the Gita in the course of life’s challenges, knowledge can mature into wisdom, a peaceful mind and transformation through deep absorption in meditation.

Kaustubha Das has a special way of making the teachings and practices of yoga very approachable and relevant. He serves as Senior Educator of The Bhakti Center in New York City and is the Co-host of the Wisdom of the Sages daily yoga podcast, which has been ranked #1 in the world on Apple Podcasts in the category of Religion & Spirituality. Between the ages of 21 and 34 he lived as a Vaishnava monk, traveling and studying in ashrams in India and America. He teaches bhakti-yoga philosophy and meditation, which he has practiced for over 30 years in the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition.