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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 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 for a pleasant, focused experience for all.

  • All classes on the Schedule are linked to our Zoom room, so 5-10 minutes prior to the start of class you will simply 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 Hayley/Elyse the co-hosts) open the class.  The password for all classes (except for the Spring Term and Deep Dive) is 74745.
  • All donations/offerings prior to class by VENMO:  @ shriyoga or ZELLE:  shriyoga@shriyoganyc.com unless otherwise arranged by email for those who prefer to send a check.
  • Dogs, cats, pigs, birds and hamsters are welcome as guests. 🙂
  • Go to zoom.us to download the app onto your device and ensure that device has video camera and audio capabilities so that you may see the teacher and the teacher may see you, if you wish to be seen!
  • It is very important to have your mat and props set, ready to practice before entering the Shriyoga Zoom room.
  • Once your camera is on, please treat the virtual space with the same respect that you would give to a physical community practice space.
  • Please: one person per practice screen only in the group classes.  Elizabeth gives specific alignment details and in the online format it is challenging to see two bodies in what is a postage stamp size box when many people are in the group class.  In a private lesson format when one screen fills Elizabeth’s entire computer it is workable to have two people in the same room on the same camera.  If by chance, it is unavoidable and you are sharing with a family member in the group format, please understand that less attention will be given to your “space ship” as it requires significant eye strain.
  • Upon entry you will be muted.  It is important for us to create an intention of holding the time set aside to practice as “sacred space”.  Obviously, this can be challenging in our own homes, which is ironic.  Our homes are meant to be safe and sacred havens.  If you need to leave your mat for any reason at all (to take an emergency phone call, receive a food delivery, lengthy conversation with partners/children, etc.)  please turn your video off and turn it back on when you are focused again.  Believe it or not, extraneous activities do detract from the collective intentional space.
  • If you choose to turn your video on for the practice, you will be seen. It is your choice whether to turn your video on or off. Regardless, you will also be able to see Elizabeth and other students who have their videos turned on. Your audio will be muted so that Elizabeth will be the only audio on whilst guiding class to minimize interference. Occasionally, she will un-mute select students to ask a question. There will be a brief time at the end of class when everyone will be un-muted.
  • If someone enters your practice space to speak with you, please step out of view to do so.  Again, we are attempting to create a sacred space with as few distractions as possible (except of course for children, dogs, cats and other pets. :))
  • It is recommended to practice on an empty stomach.
  • Please have water available.  We suggest drinking before class rather than during.
  • If you are new to practicing with us, please inform us by email a day prior to participating with any physical concerns including pregnancy.  Elizabeth wants to make sure to give you modifications.
  • 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 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
 
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!
 
Donations/offerings are greatly appreciated at the time of class: before or just after.  If you 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.)

Please email with any and all questions, including how to send a check if Venmo or Zelle are impossible.

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

 

Community Yoga For All:

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

Tuesdays 1:00pm ET https://zoom.us/j/160969826

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 74745.  Elizabeth will remain available for anyone interested for an additional 10 minutes of meditation and connection. 

 

Deconstruction Flow

Resumes August 12, 2020 

This class is also OPEN to all with the same password: 74745

Elizabeth designed this class with the intention of a slower, more deliberate pace, allowing for the extra details to settle in.

This class will still be challenging.  Elizabeth’s style of teaching will guide you towards deeper listening skills and absorption of the internal forms of yoga as taught to her by her teachers, Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor.

This class might be a good place to land for anyone considering themselves a beginner even if you are, in fact,  an “expert”.

All are welcome!  

Fundamentally Advanced

Resumes in September 2020

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.  

 

Guided Meditation and Self Inquiry:  Alive + On-line

Mondays 7:30pm-8:15pm ET: https://zoom.us/j/92139948526

Wednesdays: Resumes August 12, 2020 

Classes are open to ALL! The password is 74745.

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

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:

 

Deep Dive  

Resumes August 13, 2020

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. Class will be limited to 12 people and is 80 minutes.  In order to register for this class, please email us at shriyoga@shriyoganyc.com  with your intention to join on a Thursday.  We will confirm your spot, direct you to Venmo/Zelle prior to class and a password for the class will be sent.  If you are certain that Thursdays at 10am is a perfect time for you to commit on a weekly basis, we can arrange for a monthly contribution (again, on a sliding scale).

 

Term Classes

The August Summer “Term” begins August 11th, also in the Zoom format.  These classes allow for a rare level of study and focused attention from Elizabeth with a committed group of only 9 students per term.  If you are interested in participating in our terms, please email us at shriyoga@shriyoganyc.com.  It is uplifting to study and create continuity with the same group every week!  

 

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 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 offering in only the “distance” format.  It is still profoundly effective.
 

Workshops

SHRIYOGA’s next 2 1/2 Hour Workshop in the ZOOM format is on Sunday, July 19th.  Please check out our Workshops and Events page for all details.

Please email us at shriyoga@shriyoganyc.com for any and all questions.