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THANKSGIVING DAY YOGA

SPECIAL THANKSGIVING CLASS at SONIC YOGA
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24th,  10:30am-12:00pm*

Please join Elizabeth in a practice of active remembrance of all that IS currently beautiful and uplifting in our lives.  Gratitude sometimes requires radical attention, especially during challenging life chapters.  This Thanksgiving we will make our way through a comprehensive sequence of asanas which will include twists, backbends and modified inversions.  Our practice will test our inner strength as we cultivate the ability to give thanks.

Please note that this class will include a rigorous and detailed practice, requiring inner focus.

Drop in: $25*

Visit Sonic Yoga directly for registration.

URBAN RETREATING: A PHILOSOPHY INTENSIVE 

BEING AND BECOMING: THE PULSE OF TANTRA
2 DAY PHILOSOPHY MODULE at SONIC YOGA
SATURDAY, APRIL 23rd,  9:00am-6:00pm*
SUNDAY, APRIL 24th,  9:00am-6:00pm*

In this 2 Day Immersion for teachers and dedicated students of yoga, meditation, Self-Inquiry and/or philosophy, we will cultivate curiosity as we examine the unknown through the lens of Tantra, in its non-dual form, as presented by The Yoga Spandakarika. We will learn through key stanzas from this ancient illuminating text how everything and everyone in this manifested reality is a pulsing, creative form of the Divine (Shakti), arising from the Ever-Present Infinite Awareness (Shiva). The Yoga Spandakarika lends itself to exciting contemplations which embrace the world rather than reject it.

Elizabeth, who is a skilled yoga, meditation and Self-inquiry teacher, will also present contemplative exercises for a direct and immediate experience of what will be explored within the text. The contemplative exercises will include Pranayama, journaling, mantra, visualization and an experimental approach to some basic hath a yoga asanas with the intention to use all of the senses to connect to “the holy and hidden heart” of our existence. This weekend is an invitation to encounter your greatest Self.

Drop in: $350*

*Please note that both 9:00am In-Depth Classes are included in the price of the above listed 2-Day Philosophy Module.

The In-Depth 9:00am yoga classes can also be taken “a la carte.” See below for more details.

BEING AND BECOMING
2 HOUR IN-DEPTH CLASSES
FORWARD BENDS + TWISTING: SATURDAY, APRIL 23rd,  9:00am-11:00am
BACKBENDS + INVERTING: SUNDAY, APRIL 24th, 9:00am-11:00am

Our lives, as we experience them, are a constant flow of ideas, exchanges and relationships.

Therefore, the intention to hold space to pause, breathe and notice that our existence is a pulsing, creative, never-ending unfolding of consciousness as everything and everyone. Essentially we are both being and becoming. We are that dynamic pulsation arising from the ground of undifferentiated Consciousness.

This mindful, challenging practice will creatively explore the internal forms of yoga (mula bandha and uddiyana bandha) through a sequence of poses based in the exquisite Ashtanga tradition as taught by the wildly intelligent, Richard Freeman. A variety of contemplative and meditation techniques as taught by Sally Kempton will also be woven through the practice. Both Richard and Sally continue to be vital sources of Elizabeth’s own learning and her intention is to encourage an expansion of awareness through every cell of your body/mind, while cultivating an experimental approach to discovering your Essential Self with curiosity and wonder.

*The In-Depth 9:00am yoga classes can also be taken “a la carte.”  Visit Sonic Yoga directly for registration.

MEDITATION:  BEING + BECOMING

A Weekly Time/Place TBA Soon!

The question, “Why Meditate?”  seems to be a growing topic in conversation, and the simplest explanation might be to just be.

The simplicity of this particular explanation also presents a paradoxical complication, for our lives, as we experience them, are a constant flow of ideas, exchanges and relationships.

Therefore,  the intention to meditate holds the space to pause, breathe and notice that we are both being and becoming.  The great tantric traditions do present our existence as a pulsing, creative, never-ending unfolding of consciousness as everything and everyone.

During our time together we will experiment with a variety of meditation techniques as learned by Elizabeth from her primary meditation and philosophy teacher, master Sally Kempton.  Sally’s much celebrated book, Meditation for the Love of It with be our primary resource.

In this class we will learn and practice a number of subtle and powerful contemplative and meditative techniques, all designed to help us open ourselves to the sacred and equip us with tools we can use to nurture, cultivate, and expand our awareness through every cell of the body/mind . The techniques will include: finding the space or madhya between breaths; mantra chanting; tonglen (a Tibetan esoteric breathing and visualization practice designed to cultivate altruism and universal compassion); grounding and centering methods; and pranayama.  There will also be time for contemplative questions and conscious conversation.

We are open to welcoming all who are interested including seasoned practitioners, brand new beginners, including those skeptical and dubious.

Please email us at shriyoga@shriyoganyc.com with any questions.

REIKI FIRST DEGREE

Dates Coming Soon!

The First Degree of Reiki, commonly known as “Level 1” is the foundational training of a system of healing developed in Japan in the early 20th century. The Japanese words Rei and Ki point to a subtle, wise and healing life force energy which is natural within each of us. The system of Reiki uses an non-invasive touch which greets this natural healing force. It is an excellent self-care practice, bringing balance and vitality. Self-care is a primary focus of Reiki First Degree. When practiced regularly, Reiki has been known to transform mental, emotional and physical health to well-being.

Please note that since Reiki is neither dogmatic nor religious, it can be practiced by anyone.

Elizabeth Rossa received her Reiki Master Level from the esteemed Reiki Master Wendy Miner, who is integral in Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Integrative Medicine Department.

For yoga teachers and massage therapists, Reiki 1 can be a powerful evolution in hands-on assists and practices.

This initiation/training will be limited to 5 registrants. Cost: $250