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Wednesday’s 11:15am - 12:15pm in May
Yoga Sutra Chanting & Philosophy
with Kiki Flynn

Tuesday May 28, 8:30pm - 10pm
Jungian Authentic Movement workshop

with Sherene Vismaya

Thursday May 30th, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
“Channeling the Akashic Records” workshop

with Sherene Vismaya

June 1, 2, 3 & 4
Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda & Cooking
with Christine Hoar

Friday June 14, 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Brazilian Music Concert, Live at New Vibe Yoga

w/ Augusto Leal

July 11, 12, 13 & 14
Ashtanga Yoga for the Rest of Your Life
with David Williams


Chanting The Yoga Sutras
4-Part Course with Kiki Flynn

Wednesday’s 11:15am - 12:15pm in May

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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.

Kiki Flynn:
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. 

 


Jungian Authentic Movement Workshop
w/ Sherene Vismaya

Tuesday May 28, 8:30pm - 10pm

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We are all longing for an experience with the “numinous” – a feeling we are in the presence of something greater than ourselves. We ache for that feeling of being totally alive, in awe or in the presence of something powerfully sacred. When this is lacking, we feel restless, bored, unfulfilled, and crucified by a belief that nothing is changing. When life feels devoid of meaning, we can work with archetypes and resolve to discover new ways of feeling purposeful and alive.

Sherene Vismaya brings us an evening  of Jungian movement, astrology and flower essences to guide us to that place of “numinous.”

Imagine combining the feeling you get at the end of yoga with the feeling of being at your favorite rock concert, (only with the ability to dance full-out to your favorite songs), and this will give you the feeling of Jungian Authentic Movement workshops. The music is selected by the current planetary forces so that the song choices resonate with what is happening both personally and collectively.

We will also be combining meditation, mantras and flower essences into Ritual.

** No dance experience required. Come as you are!

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.


“Channeling the Akashic Records”
workshop with Sherene Vismaya

Thursday May 30th, 8 - 10pm

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Join Jungian Analyst and Metaphysician, Sherene Vismaya for an immersion in Active Imagination techniques, astrology and Tarot to access our soul records, past life wounds, and narratives all up for healing and resolution more than ever before. With Saturn and Pluto both diving into the South Node of the Moon, there has never been a more powerful time delve into our soul contracts and resolve unfinished karmic patterns.


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.


Ashtanga Yoga, Ayurveda & Cooking
with Christine Hoar

June
1, 2, 3 & 4
2019

Join Christine Hoar at New Vibe Yoga for a fabulous weekend of Yoga, Ayurveda and Cooking.

SINGLE CLASSES:

Saturday 8am - 10am
LED PRIMARY “AS IT WAS”, Q&A—ASANA MODIFICATIONS
The Primary Series in Ashtanga Yoga is called Roga Chikitsa, or “Disease Treatment/Therapy.” Over the years, this name seems to have evolved later into Yoga Chikitsa, that is “Yoga Treatment/Therapy. The name “Primary Series” is significant in that primary means not only first, but also important.The Primary Series is meant to provide a foun- dation for neuromuscular alignment and overall strength for the nervous system. This series can be performed in a variety of manners, depending on a person’s health, strength, stamina, age, etc. In this class, we will explore the series as it was originally taught to Nancy Gilgoff, one of the first Westerners to study with Sri K Pattabhi Jois. It is a wonderful way experience the nurturing aspects of Primary Series for all practitioners, new and experienced.

Saturday 11am - 12:30pm
DIET, DIGESTION AND NUTRITION—AN AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE
This introductory session will explore the concepts of diet and nutrition from an Ayurvedic perspective. Ayurveda holds that each of us has a unique constitution. When our unique constitution is in balance, we experience and enjoy health, vitality and wholeness. When our constitution is out of balance, we can experience a range of conditions and symptoms that lead to discomfort and disease. Ayurveda prescribes unique regimens of diet, exercise, herbs and gentle cleansing techniques to maintain optimal health by restoring balance. In this class, we will cover the basic principles of the 6 tastes, the 20 qualities, and food compatibility.

Sunday 8am - 10am
INTRO TO 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 fo- cused primarily on “base” postures that are forward-bending intensive, the intermediate series moves practitio- ners 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.

Sunday 11am - 2pm
AYURVEDIC COOKING CLASS & LUNCH—BALANCE YOUR DOSHAS WITH FOOD
Traditionally Ayurveda heals with a combination of foods and herbs prepared and cooked for the season. This class will addresses our need for a strong digestive re (Agni) to enable proper assimilation of foods and elimination of waste products. We will use a wide variety of spices and herbs and other ingredients with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients, local farms, and doshic balance. We will taste, touch, see, and smell all the goodness that goes into cooking. We will cook several dishes to please the all of the senses, and then share the meal that we create together!


Monday & Tuesday 7am - 9:30am
MYSORE CLASS (free for members)
Join Christine for mysore style class.

Monday & Tuesday 9:30am - 10am
PRANAYAMA (free for members)
Join Christine for a guided pranayama practice.


Brazilian Music Concert,
w/ Augusto Leal
Live at New Vibe Yoga

Friday June 14,
8:30pm - 9:30pm

An intimate concert of Brazilian music at New Vibe Yoga. Enjoy a culture rich in musical diversity as we explore bossa nova classics, samba, forro, música popular brasileira and more. We will travel through Brazil’s musical history and the rhythms unique to Brazil. An evening catered to those interested in expanding their musical palate.

Augusto Leal joined New Vibe Yoga when it first opened on East 2nd st. After a few years of teaching yoga in New York he moved to Hawaii to pursuit larger surf. For the last 9 months he’s been traveling through Europe and Brazil in search of his roots accompanied by his guitar. This evening will encompass his musical discoveries from Andalusia to Amazonia. Join us!



Ashtanga Yoga for the Rest of Your Life
with David Williams

4 Days 5 Classes

July
11, 12, 13 & 14
2019

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This is a rare and wonderful opportunity to study Yoga with the man who brought Ashtanga Yoga out of India.

Full workshop $250

Thursday 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Talk and practice.

Discussion of how David thinks Ashtanga Yoga should be taught and practiced based on his 45+ years of daily practice and teaching. This class is the foundation for all students, and particularly teachers, who want a greater depth of understanding of the "big picture" of the most beneficial way to practice and teach Ashtanga Yoga.  Primary series practice led by David.

Friday 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Talk and practice.

Continuation of Primary series led by David with thorough explanations of every step not covered on Thursday.

Saturday 10:00am - 12Noon
Questions and complete primary series led by David's commentary.

Saturday 4:00pm - 6:00 pm
History of Yoga, description and the history of Ashtanga Yoga, David's travels and adventures in Yoga, and his bringing Ashtanga Yoga to America and its eventual spread to the entire world.  Introduction and practice of the Ashtanga yoga pranayama, as taught by Pattabhi Jois, led by David.

Sunday 10:00am - 12Noon
An introduction to Intermediate series in a way that everyone at all levels can try and enjoy. 2nd session of the Ashtanga yoga pranayama led by David. 


David Williams
David Williams has been practicing yoga daily, without interruption, since 1971. In 1972, David met K. P. Manju , the son of K. Pattabhi Jois, and saw him demonstrate the Ashtanga Yoga Primary series. This was at Dr. Swami Gitananda's Ananda Ashram in Pondicherry, South India, where David received his Six Month Yoga Teachers Training Course Certification.

In 1973, David began learning Ashtanga Yoga from K. Pattabhi Jois at his home in Mysore, India, and he became the first non-Indian taught the complete Ashtanga Yoga system of asanas and pranayama directly from Jois. In 1974, David became one of the first non-Indians certified to teach the Ashtanga Yoga asanas.  He is also one of the few people ever certified by Jois to teach the Ashtanga Yoga pranayama.

In 1975, David introduced K. Pattabhi Jois and Manju Jois to America when he, along with Nancy Gilgoff, organized and sponsored their first visit to Encinitas, California.

David is responsible for teaching the Ashtanga Yoga system to many of today's leading teachers and practitioners, including David Swenson, Danny Paradise, Cliff Barber, Baptiste Marceau, Bryan Kest, Jonny Kest, Clifford Sweatte, Ricky Tran, Kathy Cooper, and Andrew Eppler.

David is 69 years old. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has lived on the island of Maui, Hawaii, since l976.  

AN OPEN LETTER FROM DAVID TO NEW YORK YOGA STUDENTS
Greetings and Salutations from Maui!

When I teach Yoga, I am always reminded that there are some major concepts about how Ashtanga Yoga is taught and practiced, based on my personal study, observation, and uninterrupted practice, that I feel are important to share with my classes.

First, and foremost, I hope you can learn from me that in your practice, "If it hurts, you are doing it wrong." Through the years, I have observed that too many people are hurting themselves and hurting others. Yoga practice can be (and should be) pleasant from the beginning to the end. What is important is the mula bandha and deep breathing. With daily practice, it is inevitable that one will become more flexible.

From my own practice and observation, I learned that pushing your current limitations to get into a position could result in injury, which results in one needing to rest the injury to recover so they can resume their practice. This entire sequence of events is not only unpleasant, it is contrary to my belief that through slow, steady, daily practice one can achieve greater flexibility by generating one's own internal heat to relax into positions, rather than being forced into a position. I have observed this slower, steadier method is not only healthier, but it allows one to develop greater flexibility of a more lasting nature, than the kind that is forced. Unfortunately, as many have found, pushing one's current limitations can result in having to severely curtail or limit activity during recovery. This cycle can lead to unpleasant associations with one's Yoga practice, rather than the pleasant experiences I work to instill, and that I feel are necessary for a lifelong practice.

In my workshop, I want to show each of you how you can do the Ashtanga Yoga series in a lifelong practice that is a completely pleasant experience.

I suspect that when you first saw the practice, you said to yourself, "If I did this, it would be great for me!" So, here you are--you have observed the practice, and you want to continue it. The key is being able to continue practicing Yoga for the rest of your life. From over 45 years of observing thousands of people practicing Yoga, I realize that those who continue are the ones who are able to figure out how to make it enjoyable. They look forward to their daily practice and nothing can keep them from finding the time to do it. It becomes one of the most pleasant parts of their day. The others, consciously, subconsciously, or unconsciously, quit practicing. It is my goal to do everything I can to inspire you to establish your Yoga practice, not just for the few days we are together, but for the rest of your life.


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