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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 we open the class.  The password for all drop-in classes is 72729 (except advance registration classes such as the Tuesday Term class).
  • Our donation based model is a spirited effort towards a shared and sustainable economy. For entry to class, all donations must be made no later than 15 minutes prior to class time.  We prefer  ZELLE: shriyoga@shriyoganyc.com  If you must use VENMO our handle is @shriyoga but you must email us prior for instructions on how to label your attendance. 
  • New students, please email to introduce yourself at least 24 hours prior to participating, and note any physical concerns including pregnancy.  We require everyone practicing with us to understand proper modifications to support safety first.
  • Please: one adult human being per screen in all group classes. 
  • 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 any questions at the start of class. 
  • Please set up your practice space with your video off and then it ON when you are ready to practice.  Those practicing in the Shriyoga space must have their videos ON in order for Elizabeth to guide the practice and teach effectively.   This class is not a “show and tell class” and therefore,  will not need to look at the screen at all.  The intention is for you to be fully absorbed in your direct inner experience.
  • 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.  Elizabeth/teacher will give options which will serve those needing to leave exactly on time and those desiring a longer savasana and parting chant. 
  • 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, make your way on to your back for savasana. 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:  

ZELLE:  shriyoga@shriyoganyc.com

VENMO:  @shriyoga
 
Donations/offerings are to be made no later than 15 minutes prior to class time for entry.
 
Donations/Offerings are an important element to the sustainability of the group classes.  No amount is too small and is sincerely appreciated.
 
The 15 minute rule is in order to find the right balance between stability/boundaries and freedom/ease. 
 
Those of you who have been offering more than the typical class amount, thank you for making it possible for Elizabeth to donate her teaching services to those experiencing extreme financial hardship.  Your extra generosity also has supported Elizabeth’s on-going education with her teachers who are now seniors experiencing the new challenges presented by on-line teaching.
 
It has been amazing to experience the flow of sharing resources this past year.   Your donations have been reached many communities through Elizabeth’s outreach.
 
If you need to make other arrangements or have questions, please email us at shriyoga@shriyoganyc.com

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

Community Yoga For All:

Mondays 6:00pm 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 9:30am-10:50am 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 for at least a year.  All new people and those who have never attended this class before must email the studio at least 48 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.  When her schedule permits, Elizabeth sometimes allows 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 15 minutes before the start of class.

 

Meditation

Guided Meditation + Self Inquiry:  Mondays  7:15pm-8:15pm ET:  https://zoom.us/j/92139948526

Breath-centered Meditation:  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 will teach any additional classes (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:  

 

Shriyoga 9:30am-10:50am Tuesday Term Class (with optional 10:50am-11:30am Pranayama)

Next Term, “Summer Part Deux” begins July 20th, 2021 and continues 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!  

 

Super Subtle Yoga Sunday Term Class

Dates To Be Announced for Fall 2021

This new Super Subtle yoga class will be geared toward those people who are skilled practitioners AND have injuries, surgeries and illness, whether acute or chronic. 
 
It will be a quieter and much deeper healing experience than other open classes available on the schedule.  Those of you with active injuries are encouraged to attend.  This is not a “beginners class”, it is a class allowing more space, detail and internal focus to actually figure out what your body-mind needs to experience freedom and health. 
 
Please email us at shriyoga@shriyoganyc.com with any questions or interest in joining this class.
 

Shriyoga Private Pod 

Scheduled by request

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 to request a spot. 

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

 

A BEGINNER’S MIND Early Morning Series: Finding your Inner Sun Salutation

with Elizabeth Rossa

Dates TBA
Fridays, 7:15am-8:30am 
Minimum of 7 people, maximum of 12
$135 for 3 weeks
 
Venmo @Shriyoga or Zelle at shriyoga@shriyoganyc.com

An introspective study of the ritual of Sun Salutations.

For more information, click here.

 

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 and 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.