Aries/Harvest Full Moon Circle
with Astrologer Sherene Vismaya
Monday September 24th
8:00pm - 9:30pm
Join astrologer and Jungian analyst, Sherene Vismaya on the Full Moon in Aries—the Harvest Moon! We’re just coming off the Fall Equinox, or Mabon. We’re moving back towards the darker days, longer nights and the call for introspection and depth work is upon us. We’re seeking balance now and looking to bring more supportive structures to our lives as this Full Moon squares Saturn, Lord of Time, Karma, Discipline and Structure. It’s a time to celebrate the Harvest, the abundance in our lives! It’s also a time to appreciate how far we’ve come since the New Moon in Aries last April. Aries is cardinal fire and this Full Moon conjures the archetype of the Emperor, the 4th Major Arcana in the Tarot. After a summer of retrogrades and eclipses, we are ready for full-on action mode, while also craving stability.
Spell Work for:
Initiation - Taking the Initiative
The I Am Principle
Structure and Discipline
Healing relationship with Father / Inner Father
Working w the 4th Major Arcana:
Emperor Archetype/ Tarot Card
Sherene Vismaya, M.A. is a Jungian astrologer and psychoanalyst in private practice in NYC and San Francisco for the past eighteen years consulting, writing, teaching and leading ritual circles both domestically and internationally. She specializes in depression, shadow work, anxiety, creative blocks, eating disorders, and relationships. Sherene has pioneered her own unique approach to Jungian and somatic healing modalities combined with her background in metaphysics inspired by her yearly pilgrimages to India.
She is the author of several books including collaborations on: Speculation Now; Transpersonal Astrology: Explorations at the Frontier, & Surviving Saturn's Return (McGrawHill), Dog Stars, and Fate of your Date. She holds a Master's Degree from New York University in Clinical Psychology, a Masters in Developmental Psychology from Pace University and post-graduate work in psychoanalytic studies from The New School and ISAP, Zurich. She has been the resident astrologer for Elle UK and Anne Taylor, LOFT for the past decade.
Zodiac Dance: Authentic Movement as Meditation
with Astrologer Sherene Vismaya
Tuesday September 25th
8:30pm - 10:00pm
Join Astrologer Sherene Vismaya for Zodiac Dance:: Authentic Movement as Meditation.
Movement as Meditation for the Soul meets mosh pit for the Ego. Inspired by the current planetary energies, get in touch with your authentic self through this moving meditation set to a soundtrack ranging from Stravinsky to Interpol to Mazzy Star, Cat Power, Lana & Radiohead. Let go, move free, go deep.
"Fly with Jai” Inversion workshop
with Jai Sugrim
Sunday September 30th
11am- 2pm, $45
Jai will teach the bandahs, or “internal locks” at the core of the body, that are responsible for self control while the body is inverted in the air. Students will practice many exercises aimed at sensitizing the inner aspect of the legs, and the arms, in order to draw the appendicular skeleton (the legs and arms,) inwards, to the axial skeleton (the mid-line.) With awareness of our center, the workshop will then focus on exploring headstand and handstand, forearm stand, and shoulder stand in stages that feel safe for each practitioner. Bring your childlike attitude of play, your sense of adventure, and warrior focus to the mat.
Jai Sugrim is a yoga teacher, athletic trainer, public speaker and recognized men’s health expert. Jai has practiced Ashtanga Yoga for 12 years and teaches Jivamukti Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga methods internationally. He is the creator of the Jai Sugrim Method, a scientific approach to bringing the human body and mind into harmony. Jai has worked with many professional athletes, including the New York Yankees, during the 2000 and 2001 seasons. He earned a 2000 world series championship ring as the Yankees defeated the Mets in the world series. As a health & wellness educator, Jai enjoys sharing his healthy lifestyle and the enlightened teachings with students through his international retreats, speaking engagements, teacher trainings, television appearances, one on one coaching, corporate wellness programs, and his writing.
Chanting The Yoga Sutras
4-Part Course with Kiki Flynn
$55 for 4 classes
October 3, 10, 17, 24
The Yoga Sutra is a foundational text for yoga practice and yoga mind. Chanting the sutras is a transformational vibrational experience and a catalyst for understanding how ancient yoga supports a contemporary platform for daily well-being. Our class will include lots of chanting as well as some discussion.
All levels of students are welcome.
We will begin with Samadhi Pada, the first chapter of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and work through chronologically.
I have been practicing yoga for 36 years and Ashtanga Yoga since 1993. In 1995 I first traveled to Mysore, India to study further with Ashtanga founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. After a few trips to Mysore, Jois told me to learn Aditya Hrdayam, a passage from the Ramayana known as the Surya Namaskara prayer. This sent me on a journey to find a Sanskrit teacher and led me to the door of my professor, Dr. M.A Jayashree. From that day forward my daily studies expanded to include 2-4 hours of Sanskrit chanting and philosophy. I learned in the old way – without books – just by listening, repeating and memorizing. Chanting in this way flooded my heart and mind in a vibrant and meditative experience while illuminating a more profound understanding of yoga.
What is Ashtanga Yoga?
A Practical Journey through the 8 Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga w/ Alex Schatzberg
Founder, New Vibe Yoga
Saturday October 13th, 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Yama Niyama Asana Pranayama Pratyahara Dharana Dhyana Samadhi.
These are the 8 Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga. Most of us are familar with the third limb of Ashtanga Yoga, “Asana,” literally translating to “seat,” but most commonly referring to the physical postural practices of Yoga. Join Alex on a practical journey to discover the other 7 limbs and uncover the magic of Ashtanga Yoga. See how it can act as a tool to enhance your life and bring about greater well being, peace of mind, energy and concentration. Our workshop will include a physical practice, breathing practices, seated meditation, and lecture.
SHAMANISM, EVOLUTION, FREEDOM AND YOGA
with Danny Paradise
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
October 26th, 27th & 28th, 2018
Danny Paradise has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since 1976 and teaching in 41 countries since 1979. It has been over 15 years since Danny last taught in NYC and we are happy to welcome him to New Vibe Yoga. Danny initially studied with David Williams and Nancy Gilgoff, the first Western teachers and adepts of Ashtanga Yoga. In 1978 and 1980 he also studied with the Indian teacher Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. He was an early advanced practitioner and pioneer who played a seminal role introducing people around the world in public classes to the Ashtanga Yoga form. He was the first Western ‘Traveling Teacher’ Of Ashtanga Yoga and continues each year to introduce his style of the exploration of Yoga in new countries.
Danny has taught some of the world‘s most renowned and talented musicians, actors, sports champions, artists, designers, film directors and dancers including The Mime Marcel Marceau, Graham Nash, Sting, Trudie Styler (Film Producer/Director, Rainforest Foundation Founder with Sting), Madonna, Paul Simon, Edie Brickell, Eddie Vedder and Jeff Ament (of Pearl Jam), Bob Weir and Mickey Hart (of the Grateful Dead), Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam), Donna Karan (Founder of DKNY), Lyle Lovett, Luciano Pavarotti, Mira Nair (Film Director), Chris Botti (Jazz Trumpet), Dominic Miller (Sting’s longtime guitarist and band member), Andrea Griminelli (classical flutist), John McEnroe (World Tennis Champion) Patti Smyth, (Rock and Roll singer) and many others.
Danny teaches the Ashtanga Yoga sequences with emphasis on an expanding, evolving practice as well as showing derivative poses, modifications and variations. He strives to create independence from teachers and systems.
Danny draws from the teachings of Krishnamurti, Buddhism, ancient Egypt, contemporary teachers such as Carolyne Myss and Marianne Williamson, as well as many shamanic nature based indigenous native cultures including Mayan, Hawaiian and Native Americans.
He communicates the teachings of ancient traditions in a non-dogmatic, contemporary, compassionate, humorous way. He passes on how to experience and create a meditative, therapeutic and ritualistic Yoga practice.
Danny recognizes Yoga as an ancient Shamanic practice and relates Yoga to all Shamanic, nature based, indigenous explorations from North and South America, Polynesia, Tibet, Africa and Asia. The Yogis and Shamans were the early pioneers of consciousness, healing knowledge, and communication with the spirit realms. The basic premise of Shamanism is that nature is our spiritual guide and teacher. Danny’s main objective is guiding people to evolutionary consciousness as well as to help people develop a healing, sacred, personal, meditative, joyful, non-dogmatic Yoga practice.
Yoga is designed to create well-being, help people fulfill personal destiny and learn to age with vitality, energy and grace. Danny teaches Yoga as a means of creating personal authority, personal responsibility leading to universal responsibility.
Danny also has studied Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Karate. He is a musician, singer, songwriter, performance artist, Human Rights Activist, film maker and film producer.
Danny teaches all the Ashtanga Sequences with emphasis on an expanding evolving practice. He shows derivative poses, modifications and variations, Egyptian Root Yoga positions, Elements of Tai Chi and Kung Fu within the structure of all the sequences of Ashtanga Yoga.
Yoga and Shamanism: Journey of the Soul, Connections of Yoga to Sacred Indigenous Spiritual Traditions, Fulfilling Personal Destiny, Your Dream As Your Masterpiece.
Practice: An Introduction to Danny’s approach using traditional sequencing of the Ashtanga Standing positions with derivative routines, modifications, variations from Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Egyptian Yoga.
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Healing Perspectives of Yoga, Shamanism, and Indigenous Traditions Worldwide, Personal Authority, Personal Responsibility, Freedom, Developing a Lifetime Sacred, Healing Practice.
Practice: Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Pranayama, Extended Standing sequence with derivative routines, Egyptian Elements, Taoist Positions, modifications & variations. Introduction to Primary Series and 2nd series with derivative explorations, variations & modifications for all levels of practitioners of all forms of Yoga. Expanded finishing sequence.
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Chakras: Balancing Life Force, Yoga, Shamanism and Aging, Approaching Transition with Vitality, Clarity and Peace.
Practice: Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Pranayama. Ritualistic, Meditative and Therapeutic exploration of Asanas, Martial Arts Positions, Egyptian Yoga with Ashtanga Yoga for all levels. Extended standing sequence, exploration of 2nd series, 3rd series and derivative routines.
Ashtanga Yoga and Ayurveda
w/ Senior Ashtanga Teacher Christine Hoar
Saturday & Sunday
November 10th & 11th, 2018
8:00am - 12:30pm
8:00am - 10:00am Asana Practice
10:30am - 12:30pm Lecture: Principles of Ayurveda
8:00am - 10:00am Asana Practice
10:30am - 12:30pm Lecture: Principles of Ayurveda
Christine Hoar is the founder and director of Bristol Yoga, VT and Ashtanga Montauk, NY.
Christine has been a practitioner and teacher of the Ashtanga Yoga System for over 20 years. From 1997-2014, she served as the founder and director of Vermont’s only dedicated Ashtanga Yoga studio, Bristol Yoga. She has now moved and created a new practice space in Montauk, New York. Specializing in the integration of the Ashtanga system of asana with the principles of Ayurveda and the depth of Yogic philosophy, Christine offers students unique insights into discovering greater joy, freedom, and self-transformation. Christine has made many trips to Mysore, South India to study with her Guru, the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, and she is honored to have received his blessing and authorization to teach the Ashtanga Yoga system. Christine travels regularly to Mysore, India to continue her studies with the Jois family.
Christine is also a certified Ayurvedic life style consultant and educator by the Kripalu College of Ayurveda in Lennox, MA. As a teacher and practitioner, she is devoted to creating health and joy by fostering a sense of interconnectedness with our natural environment. Combining the practices of Yoga with that of Ayurveda, she offers students a body of wisdom designed to help them achieve vitality while realizing their full potential.
When you take a class with Christine, you will find yourself engaged with a teacher that integrates alignment and intuition, strength and fluidity, mindfulness and humor. Christine is passionate about the teachings, and brings a gentle, compassionate, and light-hearted, yet powerful, hands-on approach.
In addition to her classes, she offers workshops ranging in subject, from the Yoga Sutras to Ayurveda, pranayama and mediation techniques.
Detox and Renew with Kiki Flynn
The Healing Power of Oils: Ashtanga Yoga “Castor Oil Bath”, Castor Packs, and more.
January 13, 2019
11:00am – 1:00pm
India has a rich tradition of daily home Ayurveda for vitality and self-care. Oils and herbs are precious ingredients for nourishment, detox, and balance.
Our class begins with delicious Golden Milk. We’ll learn how to make this adaptogenic, nourishing and anti-inflammatory brew.
Once settled, we'll discuss the power of castor oil applications for detoxing, reducing pain, stiffness, and fatigue while aiding in weight loss, hormone balancing and boosting digestion. We will learn all the steps and benefits of the “Ashtanga Yoga Oil Bath” as well as castor oil packs. Finally, we'll take a look at the use of Nasya Oils (nose oils) for healthy sinuses and beauty as well as Oil Pulling for oral care.
This 100% organic workshop is offered for 1 day only. Sit back, sip Golden Milk and relax (no effort required).
Kiki Flynn is an expert in organic, sustainable and natural Wellness and Beauty practices. Kiki traveled to Mysore India more than a dozen times to study Ashtanga Yoga and Sanskrit and also delved into daily Ayurvedic self-care. Ashtanga founder Pattabhi Jois emphasized a weekly South Indian practice called “Castor Oil Bath”. Kiki worked with Pattabhi Jois to write up the authoritative overview of this detoxing practice, which has since been shared on blogs around the world for more than a decade.
Kiki has written about herbs and superfoods for Healthysih and Bon Appetit and was Natural Beauty Expert for About.com, and has over 200 videos on her YouTube channel Kiki Says.
In addition, Kiki teaches our Yoga Sutra Chanting classes here at New Vibe Yoga, Wednesday nights beginning October 3rd, 2018.