Mar
30
1:30 PM13:30

Double Trouble (Growth Edition!) :: A Yin / Reiki Lab

They're baaaaack -- Double Trouble (Growth Edition!) is a two hour yin and reiki laboratory co-led by Conor Valentino and Sam Wilensky. Our doublemint dreamteam is bringing you intelligent yin sequencing to melt your body accompanied by unreal hands-on reiki healing. Regenerate your body and mind, start to stir and water among the seeds you've been planting. Spring is springing forth, and so can you. GET SOME - click through to sign up!

Mar 30
1:30 - 3:30pm
$50 per participant

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Apr
27
1:30 PM13:30

VIBE :: The OM Lab

If you're that one kid who's vinyasa-obsessed with a boss flow but sits all silent and uncomfortable, enduring the OM at the end of the class because it seems as though you have to but you'd really rather not, hi, welcome! If you're the other kid who maybe doesn't super get what's going on with the OM but you've tried it a few times and hate to admit that you kinda like it, this one's for you! And if you're 100% all in on some body-shaking OMs and want to sing and vibrate and sound-heal and make noise, let's fucking do this.

Please join our very own Sam Wilensky and our dear friend cellist Dan Bindschedler for this 90-minute introduction to OM and its healing properties. In this workshop, we will practice, explore, and discuss a different style of meditation that occurs physically through vocal chords and vibrations to counteract stress on the body and mind. This workshop is suitable for all human beings and maybe your dog, too.

This workshop is a three-parter:

Part 1:
The history of OM, its function and place in our practice

Part 2:
Guided Meditation - An exploration of the OM chant and its vibrations led by Dan on cello

Part 3:
Closing Yin Yoga Practice - a 30-minute grounding class led by Sam, accompanied by live cello

An audio recording of cello drones will be available to all students sign up for the workshop

Saturday, April 27, 1:30 - 3:30pm, $40, click HERE to sign up.

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May
4
1:30 PM13:30

HANDS-ON :: Touching for Teachers

Do you like touching people in a non-creepy way, and also being touched? Are you a yoga teacher/ninja looking to hone your ninja assisting skills for privates or group classes or just being an asset in your friend group? Well, have we got the workshop for you! Keela has agreed to crack open the books (and her hands) on hands-on assisting and adjusting in the yoga classroom. Touching people appropriately and confidently is a powerful way to deepen the relationship between teacher and students and furthermore, between students and their practices. This workshop is intended for 200hr trained teachers, but open to all interested students. Bring your pretty paws and your open hearts for a two-hours of hands-on lovin.'

Click here to sign up! $50 per student, write it off on your taxes. K?

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Feb
16
2:00 PM14:00

Trust the Teacher :: A Lab for Gurus

Be Shakti is back in action this February with Trust the Teacher :: A Lab for Gurus, wherein she wanted to do a workshop but didn't have the content planned out just yet and we decided that was kind of cool in and of itself. Teachers and teaching moments present themselves when we get quiet and allow, surrender, trust, whatever you want to call it - we have to shut up before we can listen, learn. Workshops often come from a place of ego - we want to nail the handstand, to find the hand balances, to untangle the things we don't understand; we want out of the dark and into that advanced practice. The true advanced practice comes not from mastery of shapes but from the ability to abandon our fear of the darkness, to relinquish attachments to end result and trust the unfolding. The advanced practitioner is the purest student, one who allows their mind to be blown on the daily, who learns something in every scenario and knows that what they need most may be something they never could have imagined on their own. 

Be is my teacher; she has taught vinyasa, yin and ashtanga yoga for many years. She is a bhakti yogi and a storyteller, a runner and a ruthless adventurer. She has taken my limited joint mobility and short hip flexors and called me perfect, shown me and my practice places I never thought possible. 

Trust the Teacher :: A Lab for Gurus comes to NLC on Saturday, Feb 16, from 2 - 4pm. $50 in advance or at the door. Click here to reserve in advance!

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Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Love Hangover :: Live DJ Yoga

This is the live DJ, day-after-Valentine's, love hangover flow of your dreams, with Keri Setaro and her partner, DJ Lee Mars, on the ones and twos. Untz untz untz untz untz, you guys. Love songs, breakup jams, they'll run the love hangover gamut to soothe the soul on the day after the worst holiday of all time. 

This is billed as a regular class, so use your CP or your unlimited and come one, come all! Since it's a long class and a special edition, we're asking for a $10 cash donation at the door for the DJ.

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Dec
16
1:30 PM13:30

Double Trouble (Holiday Edition!) :: A Yin and Reiki Lab

Back ‘atcha :: Double Trouble (Holiday Edition!) is a two hour yin and reiki laboratory co-led by Conor Valentino and Sam Wilensky. Our doublemint dreamteam of dreamboats is bringing you intelligent yin sequencing to melt your body accompanied by ooey-gooey hands-on reiki healing. Winter is coming, kiddos - you make the list, we’ll check it twice, we honestly don’t need to know if you’ve been naughty or nice.

Click HERE to reserve your spot!

Dec 16
1:30 - 3:30pm
$50 per participant

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Dec
8
1:30 PM13:30

HANDS-ON :: Touching for Teachers, Part II

Do you like touching people in a non-creepy way, and also being touched? Are you a yoga teacher/ninja looking to hone your ninja assisting skills for privates or group classes or just being an asset in your friend group? Well, have we got the workshop for you! Keela has agreed to crack open the books (and her hands) on hands-on assisting and adjusting in the yoga classroom. Touching people appropriately and confidently is a powerful way to deepen the relationship between teacher and students and furthermore, between students and their practices. This workshop is intended for 200hr trained teachers, but open to all interested students. Bring your pretty paws and your open hearts for a two-hours of hands-on lovin.'

Click here to sign up! $50 per student, write it off on your taxes. K?

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Nov
3
1:30 PM13:30

THE UPSIDE-DOWN :: An Inversions Lab

Buckle up and get ready to wrangle your demogorgons, kids, because Keela's bringing you two hours of inversions play to get you out of your heads and into your hands. Everything you ever wanted to know about building inversions - technique, strength-building, and all the silly playfulness that make hand-balancing such a thrill, jam-packed into an afternoon of lab time. Never balanced before? This is the perfect place to learn, with some personalized attention from the gal herself, outside of the chaos of a class. Start by starting - let's get upside-down! $50 for two hours with the queen herself, ready steady go.

Click HERE to reserve your spot.

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Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

YOGA DAAAAAAANCE

Yoga Dance is an hour of wild raw movement with Emily, set to a chakra-driven arc of music. No joke, it is easily the best thing you will ever do in your life. No mats, no yoga poses, just you and your feet and your voice and your glorious bod. Click HERE to reserve your spot!

Emily is certified in Yoga Dance Instruction through the Nosara Yoga Institute in Nosara, Costa Rica, so basically you will feel like a jungle creature by the time the hour is up.

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Oct
20
1:30 PM13:30

Double Trouble :: A Yin / Reiki Lab

Double Trouble is a two hour workshop co-led by our very own Conor Valentino and Sam Wilensky. Two hours of intelligent yin sequencing to melt away physical tension. Two hours of anatomy informed adjustments and hands-on Reiki. Two hours of prop-pampering support to give yourself a real treat.

2x dreams + 2x dreamboats = <3

Click here to save your spot!

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Sep
23
11:30 AM11:30

MEET ME IN THE NOW

Unleash & harness the full scope of your power, RIGHT NOW. 

Join MindFULL3 creator & fitness leader Jess King and her team of experts, Jen Hoy & Jen Jones, for a day of yoga, conversation and life re-design. Jen Jones, yoga goddess and owner of New Love City kicks off the workshop at 11:30am with an hour of sweaty, empowering vinyasa yoga. We will enjoy some nourishment and at 1pm huddle up with Jess for a no-bullshit conversation about your life and what’s actually going on. Together we will identify what is present right NOW, create the ideal desired outcome and collaborate on a simple plan for you to step into the power of your own life. Jen Hoy, shamanic healer and holistic nutritionist, will guide us through the messy process of growth, Bless the Mess, and will close the day by leading us in an intentions ceremony. Intend to connect and create. Be ready to move your body and listen to a different voice within you that echoes love, right now. 

Click HERE to reserve your space!

SUNDAY, SEPT 23RD, 2018 
11:30AM-4:00PM

NEW LOVE CITY 
4th Floor, 68 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
$150

Take the NYC Ferry from 34th and 1st Ave to Greenpoint!

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Sep
9
2:00 PM14:00

DELIBERATE + UNAFRAID :: An Intentions Lab w/ Jen Jones

This cute little lab is a doozy in disguise, wherein instead of working with power through strength and mobility training, we brain-hack using language and declaration for creating bold, specific and attainable purpose-driven goals. I've got two and a half hours to set you up with tools to harness your demons, state your intentions and then get out of your own way. Bring a journal/something to write in, something to write WITH and get ready to gaze lovingly at your own damn fine self in the mirror, you powerful beast. Ain't nobody out there bigger than you. 

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Aug
12
2:00 PM14:00

LIQUID SPINE FLOW :: A Movement Lab w/ Justin Wolfer

This little ditty is the second in a two-part weekend of movement exploration with guest teacher Justin Wolfer, dropping some hot hot knowledge on us before he and his family take off for the UK. Lucky us, amirite?

This lab is an extended format vinyasa-style flow that will teach you how to massage and nourish the facet joints, intervertebral discs and nerve channels that flow through the spinal column. You will learn the fundamentals of good spinal health and mobility and then we will add it to a powerful flowing movement practice. This lab will be fun, informative and physically challenging for all levels of practitioners.

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Aug
11
2:00 PM14:00

UNSHAKEABLE :: A Handstand Lab w/ Justin Wolfer

We are beyond psyched and honored to welcome my teacher JUSTIN WOLFER to NLC for a full weekend of workshops this summer, starting with an afternoon of handstand play.

This lab is an inquiry into how mindset influences our physical training. While physical stillness in the handstand is impossible, we can train our mindset to be unshakeable while the body catches on. You’ll learn the anatomy of the handstand and physical exercises to prepare your joints to be strong and stable in the position. All levels are welcome and you will leave with all the tools to consistently progress in your training.

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Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

SUPERHERO :: A Balance Lab w/Jen Jones

SUPERHERO is the ninja-based breakdance-floating strength and balance-building workshop of your dreams. Hand and arm balances are based in confidence and mathematics and I can confidently say I got a strong 5 on my AP calc exam, STRONG 5. We'll start by powering up your hands and turning on your core; we'll fine-tune chaturanga AND THEN apply that structure to building hand and arm balances (free teaser content :: they're the same thing). Two hours of baller balance play with yours truly, coming right up.

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Jun
30
8:00 PM20:00

YOGA DAAAAAANCE

Yoga Dance is an hour of wild raw movement with Emily, set to a chakra-driven arc of music. No joke, it is easily the best thing you will ever do in your life. No mats, no yoga poses, just you and your feet and your voice and your glorious bod. 

Emily is certified in Yoga Dance Instruction through the Nosara Yoga Institute in Nosara, Costa Rica, so basically you will feel like a jungle creature by the time the hour is up.

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Jun
29
8:30 PM20:30

SONIC EXPLORATION :: with John Thayer

Friday evening, June 29, we are hosting my friend John Thayer of Drunken Sufis for a sound-bath-esque evening of ambient music and droning vibration and general sweet spacey-ness. We're going to lay on the floor and listen to and FEEL some music and it sounds weirder than it is, or maybe it sounds as weird as it is but either way I think you'll enjoy. 8:30 - 10pm, $10 suggested donation, no sign-up necessary. Bring your friends.

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May
20
1:30 PM13:30

STRIPPED :: A Psychosomatics Lab

Be is joining us this spring for the ultimate body-as-laboratory workshop, an inquiry into the way the body physically holds and processes our contexts, traumas and memories. Psychosomatics is the science of mind-body interaction (sounds familiar, don't it?), the intricacies of the body as a shield and storehouse for our personal histories. Starting with the basest, most animalistic of physical triggers, the fight or flight response, we'll strip away the surface and see what we can start to unlock, seeing the body as both a tool and archaeological playground for discovery.

This workshop is included in the 200HRTT program, so if you're a TT participant, you're already signed up! We are opening a limited number of spaces to the public to join us for this session. Click here to sign up!

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May
19
1:30 PM13:30

SLOW + DEEP :: The Yin Yoga Lab

We're psyched to welcome Be to our spring lab roster with SLOW + DEEP, her signature Yin yoga workshop.

As New Yorkers, we're notorious for walking fast, moving quickly and getting things done. In fact, we're experts. Often, the hardest thing for us to do is pause, notice the breath and BE with it, without needing to change or alter the present circumstance or outcome. It is when we slow down, though, that layers of our body armor soften and we are able to sink in to the depths of our true, authentic, real selves. In this YIN workshop, we will address the layers beneath the physical body by holding postures for an extended period of time to melt away tension and liberate the flow of qi that moves through the meridians of the subtle body.

YUP. Click here to sign up!

If you're signed up for TT, you're already enrolled! We are opening a limited number of spaces to the public so hop on them while they're hot!

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May
13
1:30 PM13:30

Master of One :: The Self-Practice Lab

Because we can't always make it to a class, and sometimes a group class isn't always what we need.

In this self practice lab, Josie will work with you to develop an innate awareness of how to move with purpose, with your own self as teacher.

Ultimately, our practice can inform what we do off our mat and how we do it. It's all in the approach, on our mats and in our lives. Come and explore the vast world of what a self practice can offer. Click here to reserve a mat!

This workshop is included in the 200HRTT program, so if you're a TT participant, you're already signed up! We are opening a limited number of spaces to the public to join us for this session.

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May
12
1:30 PM13:30

Well-Adjusted :: Moving Smarter

It's not always about getting deeper into a pose, but rather about getting deeper into a state of embodiment.

Develop new technique to become more efficient in your physical practice, and essentially in your life. Josie will be here to guide you through poses with intelligence by way of using measure in many forms.

We will explore sacred geometry, props, and hands on assists to help us on our path to embodiment. Click here to reserve a spot.

This workshop is for ALL curious practitioners. This workshop is included in the 200HRTT program, so if you're a TT participant, you're already signed up! We are opening a limited number of spaces to the public to join us for this session.

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May
5
8:00 PM20:00

YOGA DAAAAAAANCE

Yoga Dance is an hour of wild raw movement with Emily, set to a chakra-driven arc of music. No joke, it is easily the best thing you will ever do in your life. No mats, no yoga poses, just you and your feet and your voice and your glorious bod. 

Emily is certified in Yoga Dance Instruction through the Nosara Yoga Institute in Nosara, Costa Rica, so basically you will feel like a jungle creature by the time the hour is up.

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May
5
2:00 PM14:00

The Kindness Lab :: Meditation from the Heart

We are honored to be once again hosting my teacher Megan Mook for an afternoon spent exploring mindfulness and loving-kindness meditation with all of you.

Learn how to dig in deeply to a meditation practice from a place of lightness and joy, so you can relate to yourself and others with more love and compassion. If you have tried to meditate before and failed, learn some possible reasons why, along with NYC-friendly tips and tricks to stay grounded in a meditation practice that makes sense for you.

The secret to meditation is in the sauce: love.

If you're part of our teacher training, you're already signed up for this workshop! Opening just a few spots to the public so click through to snag one before they're gone.

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Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

DREAMWORKS :: The Acro Lab

Coming in hot this March, we are so excited to be hosting Johanna Wise for an afternoon of human connection, partner play and TEAMWORK. Making the... you get it. Yup.

This dreamy two-hour workshop is an intro to therapeutic partner and acroyoga, with some thai massage mixed in just because. We'll slow it way, way down so you can reconnect with yourself and others through play, movement, and touch. Explore how connecting breath and movement with another person can help you relax and open in ways you could not do alone, as well as become more confident in your ability to give therapeutic touch. Bring a partner or come alone, and yes, you ARE strong enough so don't even give me that. 

SUPPORT EACH OTHER FAM. Literally. Click here to sign up!

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Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

SLOWER + DEEPER :: Sequencing Elixir for Teachers (or whoever!)

Join us and my teacher Be Shakti for SLOWER + DEEPER, a 20-hour training for yoga teachers and enthusiasts alike, all levels welcome. We'll set you up with three weekends of Be time to get deep and melty with your movement, sequencing and beyond. Click HERE to reserve your spot.

The task of a yoga teacher is to connect students to their highest sense of self. Consciousness. Universal energy. Love. Whatever you want to call it or name it (or not!)

To guide students to this space, we hold the torch through the excavation all of the life-wound layers that keep one from accessing this rich center of healing, truth, and ultimately bliss. This path is particular, it’s precise, and it’s purposeful. Just as vinyasa yoga was intended to be.

This training will cover :

  • Defining the true meaning of VINYASA
  • The anatomy and importance of building FIRE within a Vinyasa practice
  • The relationship of WATER within the Vinyasa practice
  • The importance of the element EARTH within a Vinyasa practice
  • Finding the magic of METAL in your sequencing
  • Exploring the shamanic and animals threads of WOOD within the practice
  • How to intelligently and intuitively sequence a vinyasa class structure
  • Sequencing a Yoga class using CHAKRAS as the focus
  • Sequencing a Yoga class using each of the FIVE ELEMENTS as the focus 

This lab meets Friday evenings 7 - 9pm and Sunday afternoons from 1:30 - 4:30pm on the following dates:

March 2nd & 4th
March 9th & 11th
March 16th & 18th

Coursework will include 5 hours of homework, to be completed on your own time.

Cost: $450

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Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

The Hygge Lab :: A Night of Heart

Honored to be hosting Megan Mook for an evening of mindfulness and love with all my NLC Valentines. HYGGETOWN, population US.

We're in the thick of winter and it's time to cozy up and brighten up the love in our hearts. Join my teacher Megan  for an evening of compassion-mediation and thought-provoking discussion about how we can make real love and compassion - as opposed to the Hollywood, neurotic love we know so well - grow in our hearts and minds. Candles, cozy blankets, and inspiring meditations will leave you feeling loved, motivated, and super "hyggelig".

Come alone, come with loved ones, bring an open mind and heart and maybe a notebook. Click here to reserve your spot!

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Jan
6
to Jan 27

Radical Presence :: A Meditation Technologies Lab Series

We are so honored to be welcoming Ralph de la Rosa for a 4-week residency in January 2018. Ralph De La Rosa is the author of The Monkey is the Messenger: Meditation and What Your Busy Mind is Trying to Tell You (Shambhala, 2018). He is a psychotherapist and life coach who began practicing meditation in 1996 and has been teaching since 2008. He is a trauma, addiction, and depression survivor who now lives happily in Greenpoint with Emma Goldman and Henry, his two cats. He's also a real cool dude and friend of the studio and we have some matching tattoos. Workshop content below, click HERE to reserve your spot. Buy the full series for a discounted rate or you can purchase single sessions as well.

The stress and hustle of our lives too often force us to disconnect from our bodies, shut down our emotions, forsake our connection to nature and betray our deeper intentions and values. And then we wonder why we’re anxious. Or why our relationships aren’t working. Or why we can’t focus. Or sleep at night. Or figure out what we’re really meant to do with our lives.

When we turn around to reclaim that connection, something almost magical happens: we discover our innate ability to let go, to achieve true rest, and navigate our lives in profound, new ways. We reclaim our deeper nature.

Shamatha (mindfulness) meditation is the most widely practiced and scientifically studied form of meditation. This will be a four week exploration into the deeper, yet accessible aspects of shamatha meditation. Together, we will find a home in our bodies and an ability to restore and rewire our nervous systems. We will discover that the inner quietude and wakefulness we desire from meditation (that many come to believe is impossible for them) are attainable when we practice from a holistic perspective.

Please bring pen and paper. Please come prepared to meditate lying down. All workshops recorded in case you miss a class, so you will have our guided meditations to use at home.

Beginners to meditation welcome.

Those who have previously found meditation to not work for them are encouraged.

Those struggling with mental and behavioral health issues also encouraged. This will be a safe(r), trauma sensitive space.

Four Saturdays, 2 - 4pm
January 6th, 13, 20, 27

Full series: $130
Drop in $35

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Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

YOGA DAAAAAAAAANCE

Yoga Dance is an hour of wild raw movement with Emily, set to a chakra-driven arc of music. No joke, it is easily the best thing you will ever do in your life. No mats, no yoga poses, just you and your feet and your voice and your glorious bod. CLICK HERE TO RESERVE A SPOT.

Emily is certified in Yoga Dance Instruction through the Nosara Yoga Institute in Nosara, Costa Rica, so basically you will feel like a jungle creature by the time the hour is up.

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Dec
3
4:30 PM16:30

THE VEDIC PATH :: A Life Lab

NLC is honored to welcome Raghunath to our lab roster in winter 2017 for The Vedic Path :: A Life Lab. We'll spend an afternoon exploring advanced asana, sequencing, mantra, mudras and breath and I'm pretty sure you'll blow your own collective minds, guaranteed. This guy is the GUY - my teacher's teacher, one of my first teachers and a truly amazing spirit soul and servant. Following up on Friday night kirtan, we'll sing together and if he's standing in front of your mat, get ready to go upside-down.

This workshop is included in the 200HRTT program, so if you're a TT participant, you're already signed up! We are opening a limited number of spaces to the public to join us for this session. So definitely grab a spot NOW - this one is certain to sell out.

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Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

KIRTAN with Raghunath

Experience bliss through vibratory sound meditation, using sacred mantras and call and response chanting. Translated: Raghunath will be here, we're going to sing our faces off and get high as kites on pure love.

No sign-up necessary, just show up and bring all your friends. Suggested donation $10 - $20 for the musicians. 

 

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Nov
18
8:00 PM20:00

YOGA DAAAAAAAAAANCE

Yoga Dance is an hour of wild raw movement with Emily, set to a chakra-driven arc of music. No joke, it is easily the best thing you will ever do in your life. No mats, no yoga poses, just you and your feet and your voice and your glorious bod. Click here to sign up.

Emily is certified in Yoga Dance Instruction through the Nosara Yoga Institute in Nosara, Costa Rica, so basically you will feel like a jungle creature by the time the hour is up.

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Sep
23
8:00 PM20:00

YOGA DAAAAAAAANCE

Yoga Dance is an hour of wild raw movement with Emily, set to a chakra-driven arc of music. No joke, it is easily the best thing you will ever do in your life. No mats, no yoga poses, just you and your feet and your voice and your glorious bod. Sign up NOW to reserve your spot!

Emily is certified in Yoga Dance Instruction through the Nosara Yoga Institute in Nosara, Costa Rica, so basically you will feel like a jungle creature by the time the hour is up.

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Sep
17
1:30 PM13:30

Master of One :: The Self-Practice Lab

Because we can't always make it to a class, and sometimes a group class isn't always what we need.

In this self practice lab, Josie with work with you to develop an innate awareness of how to move with purpose, with your own self as teacher.

Ultimately, our practice can inform what we do off our mat and how we do it. It's all in the approach, on our mats and in our lives. Come and explore the vast world of what a self practice can offer.

This workshop is included in the 200HRTT program, so if you're a TT participant, you're already signed up! We are opening a limited number of spaces to the public to join us for this session - click here to grab a spot!

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