The Practiced Recollection of Who You Are NYC
Nov
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Practiced Recollection of Who You Are NYC

Yoga often becomes the practiced recollection of where you are.  Starting with where are my body parts? Where is my breath? Where is my mind? When we start to recognize the transient nature of all of this- it’s far less tempting to identify yourself as any one of them. In this master asana class students will be led through a dynamic, thoughtful Hatha Tantra flow and meditation to experience the unbound infinite potential of who they really are. 

Early Bird (Before October 20) -$25

Late Bird (After October 20) -$35

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The Divine Feminine Retreat with Sarah Platt-Finger and Kristin Leal
Nov
16
to Nov 19

The Divine Feminine Retreat with Sarah Platt-Finger and Kristin Leal

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“Tantric traditions tell us that all power comes from an essentially feminine inner source. The masculine in its purest, most essential form is the source of consciousness, of awareness. So when the masculine wants power, it must draw it from the feminine, just as when the feminine wants to be conscious, to reflect, she must draw that capacity from her inner masculine source.” 

― Sally Kempton

Come reclaim your inner seat of power as we explore the Divine Feminine in this luxurious and transformational weekend retreat.

In this intimate women-only retreat, Sarah and Kristin will lead you through the practice of yoga, asana, pranayama, meditation, and chanting (Kirtan) to help you connect to the spark of the sacred feminine energy that lies within all of us.

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The Yoga Sanctuary Punta Gorda FL
Dec
16
12:00pm12:00pm

The Yoga Sanctuary Punta Gorda FL

The Embodied Heart

Take a few moments to place your hands over your tender heart. Can you feel its precious song? This is, quite literally, the visceral participation with who you are. It is the very first place that feels the rush of excitement and the sorrow of separation and it is time to reconnect and listen to its inherit wisdom. Join me for a workshop utilizing chanting, breath work, asana and Yoga Nidra to return back to the intelligence of our hearts.

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Awakening the True Power of Yoga: Sun, Moon and Fire with Yogarupa Rod Stryker
Jan
27
to Jan 28

Awakening the True Power of Yoga: Sun, Moon and Fire with Yogarupa Rod Stryker

My beloved teacher Yogarupa Rod Stryker makes a very rare appearance in NYC!!! You do not want to miss this!

The ancient tradition of Tantra maps the entire spectrum and sacred journey of Hatha Yoga. According to these teachings there are three stages of practice: Moon, Sun, and Fire. The ancient wisdom describes the stages as a progression, a path of evolution for practice and the practitioner. Understanding this progression is vital to meet your individual needs or the needs of your students. These teachings key to unlock the potential of practice, realize the ultimate promise of yoga: lasting happiness and success.

Join master teacher, Yogarupa Rod Stryker for an inspiring, informative and revolutionary weekend. Each class includes theory and practice. All levels welcome.

Saturday AM

Sun Practice: Awakening the Force of Transformation

We focus on the approach to practice that links us to and allows us to master prana, or life force. Sun practices increase vitality, subtle awareness, passion, and power. They unlock the subtle forces that lead to the final stages and highest goals of practice. “Solar” energy leads to shining, both internally and externally and is the foundation for the final and most powerful stage of practice.

Saturday PM

Moon Practice: Centering and Balancing

Activation of the lunar force creates healing, peace and wisdom. These practices stimulate the nurturing energy that allows us to remain calm in the midst of turbulence, steady in the midst of change. They also lead to mastery of mind and are key to awakening hidden intelligence and intuition.

Sunday AM
Fire Practice: Discovering and Living the Ultimate Aim of Practice

The ultimate aim of Yoga practice is to awaken our inner fire­­––the force of Spirit. Activation of the subtle force of fire leads to extraordinary perception and living. Practice focuses on generating the energy that dissolves inertia and the final obstacles to the highest state of Yoga.

Sunday PM

Yoga, Tantra and the Heart Lotus

Unlocking the wisdom and power of the heart leads to supreme glory, peace and capacity. According to the traditions of yoga and tantra the heart holds the keys to the “highest fortune.” The heart lotus, and the soul secrets it holds, are closed until we begin to nurture the heart through the practice of inner worship. As it opens, its unique capacities, including complete understanding of our own mind as well as the teachings is awakened. The eight unique shaktis (powers) of the heart grace our inner and outer life with extraordinary gifts. This master class will weave a journey into the heart lotus through different methodologies––including asana, bandha, mudra, pranayama and meditations––that unveil the qualities of the awakened heart: unsurpassed joy, complete stability, mastery of mantra and the highest light of discernment.

Early Bird Rate*: $325 (paid by November 4, 2017) | Regular Tuition: $350 

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Bio: Yogarupa Rod Stryker is the founder of ParaYoga® and the author of The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Happiness, Prosperity, and Freedom. He has taught for more than 35 years, dedicating his life to improving lives through his lectures, writing, creativity, leadership, service and family life.

After decades of study, intensive practice and apprenticeship with internationally-renowned Yoga masters, Rod founded ParaYoga® to create a resource for the time-tested wisdom of the yoga tradition.  As part of ParaYoga’s Master Training program, he recently launched one of the most comprehensive online yoga teacher trainings in the world.

Renowned for his depth of knowledge, practical wisdom, and unique ability to transmit the deepest teachings to modern audiences, Rod is a leading spokesperson for living a life of purpose, fulfillment and freedom on two fronts. One, he offers accessible wisdom and practices to wide audiences, those who simply want to live more joyfully and effectively; he is also a leading authoritative source for experienced students and teachers of yoga and meditation.  Rod is mentor to hundreds of teachers and thousands of students worldwide.

 

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Feeling and Freeing Your Emotions with Kristin Leal & Sarah Platt-Finger
Oct
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

Feeling and Freeing Your Emotions with Kristin Leal & Sarah Platt-Finger

All proceeds will be donated to United For Puerto Rico

Ayurvedic teacher Dr.Vasant Lad has observed:

 “Emotions are like mangos. We have to learn to ripen them and then juice them. When emotions are juiced, they are deeply nourishing. Even sweet.”

Emotions can be our greatest teacher. They have a way of whispering, or sometimes shouting, when we are aligned or disconnected with our Truest Self. Just like mangos, they need to be consumed and then through the assimilating process of digestion, use what is needed and release what is no longer nutritious. 

In this 2 hour preview to Sarah and Kristin’s 4th annual Women’s retreat we will utilize the practice of chanting, asana and meditation to help bring awareness to our emotional intelligence. And- through the process of feeling- create healing and freedom.

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The MetaAnatomy 5 / CORE
Jul
10
to Jul 14

The MetaAnatomy 5 / CORE

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Let's get to the CORE of the body's support with these 5 MetaAnatomy lectures/practices

Psoas - Psoas I was saying...

Abdomen- Let's get to the core of the issue

Hips- Hip Hip Horray

Breath and Diaphragms - Your inner jellyfish 

Digestive system - It's alimentary my dear

Each day we will immerse ourselves in a gross (meaning large, not yucky) anatomical lecture. Using real bone specimens and hands on "body testing" we will impart concrete ways to help assess the differences in our own (and our students) skeletal anatomy. We will look at common injuries and ways to work with all students in a meaningful and safe way. And what makes this training so unique is that each day will also include the poetic energetic correlation to each structure and a full and fulfilling therapeutic asana and meditation class that weaves it all together.

Join me for what I promise will be a deep, informative and fun exploration of all things MetaAnatomy!

Full completion of the MetaAnatomy 5 CORE (25 hours) can be credited towards the MetaAnatomy 100-Hour Training

Individual class $125 

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 The Gayatri Immersion with Kristin Leal and Susanna Harwood Rubin
May
21
10:30am10:30am

The Gayatri Immersion with Kristin Leal and Susanna Harwood Rubin

The Gayatri is one of the oldest known mantras in the Yogic tradition, as well as being the name of a Hindu goddess. An offering to the sun, the Gayatri connects us deeply to nature’s energy and power. Join Kristin Leal, author of MetaAnatomy, and Susanna Harwood Rubin, author of Yoga 365, for a rich exploration of the Gayatri through yoga asana, mantra, and mudra practices. We will explore the Gayatri in our bodies, voices, and hearts.

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Early Bird (before May 13) $45

After May 13 $55 

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The MetaAnatomy 5 / Essentials
May
1
to May 5

The MetaAnatomy 5 / Essentials

The Top 5 MetaAnatomy Topics Essential For Every Yoga Teacher And Serious Student!

Knees

Sacrum

Low back

Shoulder

Reading the Energy Body

Each day we will immerse ourselves in a gross (meaning large, not yucky) anatomical lecture. Using real bone specimens and hands on "body testing" we will impart concrete ways to help assess the differences in our own (and our students) skeletal anatomy. We will look at common injuries and ways to work with all students in a meaningful and safe way. And what makes this training so unique is that each day will also include the poetic energetic correlation to each structure and a full and fulfilling therapeutic asana and meditation class that weaves it all together.

Join me for what I promise will be a deep, informative and fun exploration of all things MetaAnatomy!

Full completion of the MetaAnatomy 5 Essentials (25 hours) can be credited towards the MetaAnatomy 100-Hour Training

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$525 Early Bird (register by April 18, 2017) // $625 Late Bird (after April 18, 2017)

Individual Drop In $135/class

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Tranquil Space DC
Apr
29
to Apr 30

Tranquil Space DC

Guest teaching in the Tranquil Space 200/300 Hour teacher training program
Workshops now open to the public!

Saturday April 29, 2017 11-2:30pm Anatomy of Stress

Saturday April 29, 2017 3:30-7:00pm Yoga Nidra

Sunday April 30, 2017 10:00-2:00pm Mantra, Chanting and Kirtan
Please visit the Tranquil Space website for more details and registration

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Breaking Free with Yoga Nidra
Mar
18
5:00pm 5:00pm

Breaking Free with Yoga Nidra

Have you noticed certain patterns in your relationships or life that seem to be stuck on repeat? Of course! You're human! One of the beautiful benefits of a yoga practice is that we strengthen the ability to be self-reflective and notice these grooves that form in our minds....but then what? How do we break free of the patterns that no longer serve us? 

In this workshop through a guided journalling exercise, gentle freeing movement and a practice of Yoga Nidra (guided deep relaxation) we will find the tools to liberate ourselves once and for all. You will also leave with an audio recording of the Yoga Nidra so you can continue the practice at home.

$30 in advance//$40 day of workshop

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The Embodied Heart
Feb
18
6:15pm 6:15pm

The Embodied Heart

Take a few moments to place your hands over your tender heart. Can you feel its precious song? This is quite literally the visceral participation with who you are. It is the very first place that feels the rush of excitement and the sorrow of separation and it’s time to reconnect and listen to its inherit wisdom. Join me for a workshop utilizing chanting, breath work, asana and Yoga Nidra to return back to the intelligence of our hearts.
$40 day of // $30 in advance // PURCHASE ADVANCE TICKET

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