New Moon in Cancer Eclipse Ritual Circle
With Astrologer and Jungian Analyst, Sherene Vismaya
Thursday July 12th
8:00pm - 9:30pm
This New Moon kicks off the triple-threat eclipse series that is summer 2018. We’ll discuss the implications and remedies for navigating the stormy emotional weather.
Themes we’ll be conjuring, cleansing and clearing:
The Divine Feminine
Feelings (with a capital F)
Water Ritual + Tarot
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 and teaching. 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 Magazine for the past decade. Sherene teaches classes and workshops internationally.
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. Classes include Pranayama, Asana, and open discussions on topics such as:
1. Shamanic and Historical Roots of Yoga and the connection to other ancient cultures: Egyptian, Mayan, North and South American Native, Chinese, Polynesian
2. Healing Processes of Yoga, and other Native/Indigenous traditions.
3. Spiritual Intelligence and Evolution.
4. Personal Responsibility, Personal Authority, Fulfilling Personal Destiny and Yoga
5. Medical Intuition: Understanding the processes that create disease and healing and the relationship to Chakras and glandular systems.
6. Yogic and Shamanic perspectives on Aging and Transition.
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.