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Shriyoga Zoom Details, Practice Guidelines + Etiquette:

All classes are currently being taught online at Zoom.  Class times listed are in Eastern time as we are in NYC.  Please adjust accordingly for your local time zone.  Our etiquette and guidelines for the practice of yoga in a community/group setting is offered with respect for the tradition as a sacred study and a focused experience for all.

  • All classes on the Schedule are linked to our Zoom room, 5-10 minutes prior to the start of class  click on the class you wish to join and you will be directed either straight to the Zoom room or to a waiting room until Elizabeth (or Elyse the co-host) opens the class.  The password for all classes (except for the Tuesday 10am and Special Workshops) is 72729.
  • All donations must be made no later than 15 minutes prior to class time by VENMO:  @shriyoga or ZELLE:  shriyoga@shriyoganyc.com. Our donation based model is an ongoing experiment in moving towards a shared economy without the typical paywall.
  • New students, please email to introduce yourself to us a few days prior to participating, and note any physical concerns including pregnancy.  We require everyone practicing with us to understand proper modifications to support safety first. Feel free to check in via email after your first class to clarify anything that might have surfaced during the class. 
  • Please: one adult human being per screen in all group classes.  Elizabeth is very specific with alignment details.  The online format is challenging when there are more than one body in what is a postage stamp size box.  
  • We honor our virtual practice space with the same respect as a physical practice space.  Upon entry your mic will be muted to establish a quiet focus.  Please use the CHAT function to ask questions at the start of class. 
  • Please turn your video on when you are ready to practice.  When your video is on, Elizabeth/teacher can see everything, which is a positive for specific teaching; a negative, when there are a lot of distractions in your personal physical space drawing the teacher’s attention away from the other students. 
  • At the end of class, Elizabeth/teacher will give options which will serve those needing to leave exactly on time and those desiring a longer savasana and parting chant.
  • It is recommended to practice on an empty stomach.
  • Please stay for the final savasana (resting pose) at the end of class as it is the most healing part of the class. The savasana is short in the Zoom format. If on occasion you know that you must leave prior to the official end of class, set an alarm for 5 minutes prior to the time you must leave and when it goes off, immediately lay on your back. When the teacher sees you in savasana they will turn off your video and you will be able to exit freely without disruption.   
  • If you have any questions regarding the Zoom platform, please email us at shriyoga@shriyoganyc.com

 

Donations for Classes:

Donations/Offerings are on a sliding scale dependent on financial ability via:

VENMO:  @shriyoga
 
Donations/offerings are to be made no later than 10 minutes prior to class time for entry.
 
No amount is too small and is sincerely appreciated.  Elizabeth wants everyone included as maintaining community and heart-felt connection is important to our well-being. Let’s remain spirited!
 
If wish to make one offering for multiple classes, please do so at the start of the week and make mention of the dates in your Venmo or Zelle transaction. (If you end up missing a class, you are always welcome to make it up on another day.)
 
If you need to make other arrangements or have questions, please email us at shriyoga@shriyoganyc.com

It is very important that we find the right balance between stability/boundaries and freedom/ease. 

Please see below the descriptions for the classes currently live on our online schedule.  All are Eastern time.

 

Community Yoga For All:

Mondays 5:15pm ET https://zoom.us/j/92139948526

Saturdays 11:00am ET https://zoom.us/j/289482607

Any class that is listed as “Community” on the schedule is OPEN to all levels and is 1 hour.  The password for all of the above classes is 72729.  Elizabeth will remain available for anyone interested for an additional 10 minutes of meditation and connection.

 

Deep Dive  

Thursdays 10:00am-11:20am https://zoom.us/j/995644248 (password is also 72729:  however, permission from Elizabeth to attend is required. Please read below.)

This DEEP DIVE class is for skilled practitioners and/or for those who have been studying with Elizabeth “in person” for at least a year.  All new people and those who have never attended this class before must email the studio at least 24 hours prior with your interest in attending.  Elizabeth will discern if it is advisable for you to attend as the class is geared towards more experienced practitioners so it is imperative for her to protect those of you who are not ready for this kind of class.  We will confirm your invitation to attend.  This class is 80 minutes long like the Term Classes.  Elizabeth does allow for a little extra time at the end of class for those wishing to meditate for a few minutes and then ask questions.  Like all of the community classes, a donation of any amount by Venmo/Zelle prior to class is appreciated and required no later than 10 minutes before the start of class.

 

Guided Meditation and Self Inquiry:  Alive + On-line

Mondays  6:30pm-7:15pm ET:  https://zoom.us/j/92139948526

Thursdays  11:30am-12:00pm ET:  https://zoom.us/j/995644248

Saturdays 10:30am-10:55am ET:  https://zoom.us/j/289482607

Classes are open to ALL! The password is 72729.

Donations/offerings via Venmo (@shriyoga) or Zelle (shriyoga@shriyoganyc.com)

Please note:  Elizabeth Rossa guides the Monday and Saturday classes, and Ylfa Edelstein guides the Thursday class (please note, Elizabeth will occasionally jump in to teach when Ylfa is unavailable).

The question, “Why Meditate?” is a growing topic in conversation.

The simplest answer is to just be.

However, it isn’t that simple.  Life presents a paradoxical complication for humans who are a constant flow of ideas, exchanges and relationships.

Therefore, the intention to meditate holds a space for us to pause, breathe and notice that we are both being and becoming.

The great philosophical traditions present our existence as a pulsing and creative, never-ending flow of consciousness which manifests in diversity.

During our time together we will experiment with a variety of subtle and powerful contemplative techniques which will encourage a centered, calm and an expanded view of ourselves.  We will cultivate this expansion through awareness of our breath, our senses and imagination.

The Wednesday class will include a contemplation from the powerful and universal wisdom of the Yoga Sutra.  

There will be time for contemplative questions and conscious conversation.

All welcome including the skeptical and dubious.

 

Advanced Registration Classes:  

 

Tuesday 10am-11:20am Term Class

Next Term Beginning January 5, 2021 for 7 weeks.

These classes allow for a rare level of study and focused attention from Elizabeth with a committed group of 12 students per term.  At the moment, this group is comprised of local downtown New Yorkers who were practicing together for years prior.  If you are interested in participating, especially if you are a displaced New Yorker, you might find this group to be a great opportunity to connect “locally” please email us at shriyoga@shriyoganyc.com.  It is uplifting to study and create continuity with the same group every week!  

Shriyoga Pod 

Mondays 10:00-11:30am + Wednesdays 5:00-6:30pm

A focused 90 minute yoga lesson calibrated specifically to a 3 person “pod” at $100 each.  

The lesson, focusing on all limbs of yoga will primarily include asana (postures),  pranayama (breathwork) and dharana (concentration).

If interested in being part of a Shriyoga Pod, please email us at shriyoga@shriyoganyc.com with your interest no later than 24 hours prior to the class each week to reserve your spot. 

Payment by Venmo or Zelle will be required once you receive confirmation from us that a spot is still available.

 

Fundamentally Advanced

Resumes in 2021 TBA.

Fundamentally Advanced is especially geared towards anyone desiring a dose of  “The Beginners Mind”, which is actually an advanced state of mind … approaching Life, your self with a fresh response.

The classes are open to anyone who is willing to move at a slower, more deliberate, detailed pace to study “how” to practice with an internal focus, and potentially learning that yoga is beckoning from within your very own body-mind.

If you have never practiced with Elizabeth “in person” before, it is also a good opportunity as she will assist you in getting the hang of how to listen to the alignment cues and the basic sequencing/Sun Salutations, without having a teacher physically model poses for you.

Join us and let go of the impulse and need to push, strain and “do” your yoga.

If you are brand new and reluctant to join a group, please email us at shriyoga@shriyoganyc.com to set up a private lesson.  Elizabeth is willing to teach two discounted private lessons per month to help ease you into the group classes.  

Private Lessons

A focused, one to one lesson exploring yoga, pranayama (breath work), meditation, mantra and/or Self-inquiry on a more personal level.  Private lessons are a wonderful opportunity to unravel any aspect of your practice that continually challenges you.  Refinement of elements of the practice already known is another gift of one to one study.  Identify exactly what you need to breathe more fully, dive deeper, sit with ease or simply recognize who you really are.

Please email shriyoga@shriyoganyc.com to enquire about availability and the rates, which are dependent on the day and time requested. 

1 hour private lessons are one to one, between one student and the teacher.

1.5 hour private lessons can be shared with 1 other person.

Additional rates apply for private groups of 3 or more.

Please note that when sharing a lesson, all participants must generally be at the same level of ability with no significant injuries or physical limitations.

Elizabeth uses Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp and now, ZOOM for private lessons.

 

Reiki + Healing

Elizabeth Rossa is now available for Reiki sessions as either an “add-on” to a yoga/meditation session or simply on its own.

Reiki is an intelligent, Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation which can promote a sense of profound well-being. The benefits of a Reiki session are now being recognized in many healing centers and hospitals.  The premise is that “Ki” the life force energy moving through us can be improved with a direct intention and openness to the idea of “Rei”, the power of a wisdom of a Universal Presence. Although a spiritual practice, Reiki is non-dogmatic and is in no way a conflict of specific spiritual beliefs, systems or tradition. Reiki is an inclusive, supportive and caring practice; a practice that respects our existence as inherently sacred.

Reiki healings are being offered in only the “distance” format.  It is still profoundly effective.