Ashtanga Yoga and Ayurveda
w/ Senior Ashtanga Teacher Christine Hoar
Saturday & Sunday
November 10th & 11th, 2018
8:00am - 12:30pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
November 12th, 13th & 14th, 2018
Weekday Mysore Classes
7:00am - 9:30am
8:00am - 10:00am
LED PRIMARY CLASS, PRANAYAMA & CHANTING
11:00am - 12:30pm
ASHTANGA ESSENTIALS – TRISTHANA, VINYASA AND SHRADDHA
Embarking on the journey of transformation requires that we follow a path. On the Ashtanga path, we make use of and rely upon certain tools. We will discuss these tools as they relate to our daily practice. Tri means three in Sanskrit; Sthana means standing place. The Tristhana are breathing, posture, and gazing point. These important places of action should always be practiced simultaneously in asana practice. Vinyasa means breathing and move-ment system; for each movement, there is one breath. The purpose of vinyasa is internal cleansing. Breathing and moving together while performing asanas purifies the body. Shraddha means faith, a special faith that comes from personal and prolonged experience. This aspect is crucial to maintain practice for dirga kala, a long time.
8:00am - 10:00am
INTRO TO THE INTERMEDIATE SERIES OF ASHTANGA YOGA
Second series, also known as intermediate series or nadi shodana (energetic channel purification or cleansing) moves the asana practice from the more physical plane into a more energetic plane. While the first series is focused primarily on “base” postures that are forward-bending intensive, the intermediate series moves practitioners into more back-bending, deeper twisting and arm-balancing. The primary and intermediate series are very complementary in nature. Participants in this workshop should have a working knowledge of primary series. We will break apart the series slowly and look at the intention and modifications to some of the more challenging postures.
11:00am - 12:30pm
CREATING BALANCE FOR THE WINTER SEASON – AN AYURVEDIC APPROACH
A New York winter can be beautiful, but it can also be a challenging time. The season is dry, cold, windy and rough. All of these attributes can contribute to the accumulation and agitation of the vata dosha (energy of movement) in our systems, and can result in our feeling dry, agitated, anxious and/or depressed. Creating a seasonal routine can help pacify this dosha and alleviate the symptoms. Come learn about daily regimen, diet, yoga and breathing techniques that can help make the winter season a true joy!
Monday, Tuesday Wednesday
7:00am - 9:30am
Morning Mysore Class with Christine Hoar
Join Christine for 3 days of morning mysore practice in NYC at New Vibe Yoga.
All levels and students welcome.
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.
Immersive Sound Bath Experience
at New Vibe Yoga
w/ Molly Spaulding, Scott Williams & Alex Schatzberg
Friday November 30th
When we get to listen deeply, we can hear ourselves.
Allow resonance and vibration to bring you back into tune, get you grounded and experiencing a deeper sense of inner peace and well-being.
Instruments such as gongs, Himalayan bowls, crystal bowls, crystal pyramids, tuning forks, flutes, shruti boxes, chimes, rattles, and other percussive instruments are played in fluid and layered progression. With them, an amorphous blanket of sound is created, with no structure to grab hold of, the mind gives up, gives in and gives way to a meditative state and deep relaxation.
Join Molly Spaulding and Scott Williams for an immersive sound experience. We will begin with a guided breathing practice led by Alex Schatzberg to calm our nervous systems and prepare us to rest comfortably. Then we encourage you to experience your sound in whichever way feels most comfortable. Most bathers enjoy receiving their sound lying down. Mats, blankets, and other support will be provided.
Chanting The Yoga Sutras
4-Part Course with Kiki Flynn
$55 for a 4 class course
October 31, November 7, 17, 21
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.
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.
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.
Yin Yoga – Cultivating a Quiet Practice
w/ Sarah Marie Lowe
Saturday Oct 20th, 2018
4:00pm – 5:15pm
Yin yoga is an elegant, effective practice combining intentionally held postures with meditative pranayama and can be approached as a compliment to the traditionally Yang style of Ashtanga Yoga. Targeting the interior muscular areas that encompass a joint (hips, sacrum, spine), yin yoga helps access the body in a deeper way. This class is designed to increase mobility and flexibility, and provide articulated tools for discomfort and stress – in short, ease tension in the body, and cultivate a sense of calm in the mind! Join us for 75 minutes of total relaxation, and develop a complimentary tool set to support your yoga practice.
Sarah Marie Lowe
With 14 years of practice, nearly 10 years of teaching, and 3 years of studio ownership, Sarah brings experience and compassion to her classes. Her teaching weaves together a wry sense of humor, theory, and safe, tailored asana. She teaches people, not poses, and combines pranayama alongside practical movement and structural integrity. She has taught workshops, retreats and classes internationally, as well for a successful online model.
Sarah has completed four teacher trainings, including Ashtanga with David Swenson, and most recently Teaching Yoga for Vulnerable Populations. Her educational background is in creative writing, and before landing in NYC in 2016, she lived and worked in Shanghai, China. She likes pie and soup dumplings.
Above all, she finds yoga to be an incredible means of connection, and loves helping people find ways to access and build a relationship with a practice.