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Community Clinic: Thai Bodywork
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Basics Yoga
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Chair Yoga
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Community Acupuncture
Core & Restore Yoga
Flow & Restore Yoga
Gentle Yoga
Gentle Yoga - By Donation
Intermediate / Advanced Yoga
Intermediate / Advanced Yoga
Meditation for Queer and Trans People of Color
Meditation, by donation
Open Level Yoga
Open Level Yoga
Open Level Yoga - by donation
Prenatal Yoga
Queer & Trans Yoga
Reiki & Restore
Restorative Yoga
Roll & Restore (By Donation)
Roots -n- Seeds: Foundations in Herbalism & Medicine Making
Yoga for Survivors
Yoga for Your Back
Yoga with Wee Ones - Crawlers & Tots (Crawling - age 4)
Yoga with Wee Ones - Infants & Creepers (6 weeks - early crawling)
Teacher
Alicia Allison
Avi-Rose
Calia Marshall
Danielle Medina
Emily J. Kramer
Hyunhee Shin
Jackie Wolff
Jamie Tzioumis
Jeesoo Park
Julia Bennett
Kate Werning
Keren Rosenbaum-Cooks
Kiki Williams
Maisah Hargett
Marcia Song
Mistral Hay
Prema Kelley
Rachael Zafer
Rachel Casiano
Shelley Nicole
Shri Devi Diehl
Sophia Holly
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3/25
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3/28
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3/29
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3/31
9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
867196
170985
Core & Restore Yoga
with Emily J. Kramer
1 hour 30 minutes minutes
Core and Restore is an open-level class that utilizes core-targeted poses and exercises for the wellness of abs, internal organs, and the back. Long held poses and breath work for deep relaxation. Great for postnatal students and those with low back pain.
About Emily J. Kramer
Emily J. Kramer is a yoga teacher and collective member at Third Root, where the crossroads of her work as a movement professional, social justice activist and spiritual seeker joyfully meet. She leads a breath-centered yoga practice that gently challenges students to stay present while working in and through our comfort zones. She offers mindful, organic movement that is both meditative and vigorous. She invites students to pay attention to subtleties of sensation and alignment in order to create space internally, making way for healing and discovery. In her classes, she encourages students always to honor their own bodies and beings, while valuing the community aspect of the space. She weaves strategic sequencing and thoughtful thematic focus that bridge movement on the mat and practice beyond it. Emily's training emphasizes anatomical precision and structural alignment along with compassionate observation and adjustment. She has specialized training in anatomy, backcare, anxiety/depression, addiction, trauma-sensitivity, and yoga for young people. She studies with Alison West at Yoga Union where she earned her 300-hour Certification in 2014. She studied with Off the Mat, Into the World, Street Yoga, Bent on Learning, Leslie Kaminoff / the Breathing Project, Jyll Hubbard-Salk, Elena Brower, Larry Yang and many inspired teachers on this path. She received her 200-hour certification from SchoolYoga Institute on location in Playa Marsella, Nicaragua in 2010.

Monday, March 25 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
2334450
716998
Open Level Yoga
with Keren Rosenbaum-Cooks
1 hour 30 minutes minutes
‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome
About Keren Rosenbaum-Cooks
Keren is passionate about the power of yoga as a vehicle for personal growth and healing. She trained at Phoenix Rising School of Yoga Therapy pryt.com, a therapeutic yoga style that focuses on connecting to the wisdom of the body as a tool for positive life change. Phoenix Rising Yoga is explicitly trauma informed and body positive and has a focus on making yoga accessible to all people, regardless of fitness level, age, differ-ability or body type. Keren invites students to bring their whole selves into class and believes that the union or yoking in yoga includes tapping into mind-body- spirit connections. Keren is a queer cis woman and uses the pronouns she/her/hers. In addition to teaching yoga, Keren is a psychotherapist in private practice, reiki practitioner, visual artist and has 10 years of experience facilitating mindfulness and embodiment experiences for individuals and groups. To learn more about her work visit krcLCSW.com.

Tuesday, March 26 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
867031
247475
Basics Yoga
with Shelley Nicole
1 hour 30 minutes minutes
Basics is a welcoming hatha class for those new to yoga. Gain familiarity with basic yoga poses (asana) and breath work (pranayama) through this supportive practice.
About Shelley Nicole
Shelley Nicole is epitome of artist/healer. She is a vocalist, songwriter, bassist, Reiki Master, crystal energy healer and yoga instructor. Shelley has been practicing Reiki for 10 years and is trained in the Usui System of Natural Healing. In addition Shelley is a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor. In her healing practice she combines the elements of touch, sound and smell to create Rock ‘n Reiki™, an innovative powerful healing experience that includes aromatherapy, crystals and sound/breath energy to heal the mind and body of energetic blockages. Shelley began her yoga journey when she learned that she had a hiatal hernia and was told that there was nothing she could do except take medication for the rest of her life. Upon hearing this, she did some deductive reasoning and realized that her issue could be resolved by strengthening her diaphragm with breath. Yoga seemed like the logical answer and she was correct. That was 10 years ago and in 2012 Shelley became a 200-hour Kripalu Certified yoga instructor and a member of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association. Shelley considers music part of her healing practice. As the leader of her band Shelley Nicole’s blaKbüshe, and a featured member of the bands the Burnt Sugar Arkestra Chamber and Reblleum, her lyrics and style are a powerful force. She brings this same vibrant energy to her yoga student and Reiki clients. Shelley has also created a private practice called Yoga for Unlocking Your Inner Creative™ designed specifically for creatives who are facing blocks or those who would like to open the channels to reignite their creative passions. Shelley is excited to be joining the Third Root family.

Wednesday, March 27 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 15 minutes
morning
3214991
703595
Roll & Restore (By Donation)
with Jackie Wolff
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
This is an open level class that utilizes a combination of yoga poses, self massage with therapy balls, breath strategies and somatic exercises to help you discover the underpinnings of your body and decrease pain, improve mobility and gain a greater understanding of your embodiment.
About Jackie Wolff
Jackie Wolff (E-RYT 200 +). Jackie teaches yoga in the vinyasa flow style with additional expertise and teaching in gentle yoga, chair yoga, prenatal yoga, yoga for special needs populations, kids and family yoga and restorative yoga throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. Her teaching is informed by conscious breathing and movement, using the chakra system and subtle body as a map for discovery and biofeedback. She is the founder of Brooklyn Balasana (RTM), providing yoga for families with special needs. Jackie is trained in trauma informed yoga, to which she applies through language and creating safe spaces in all of her classes from her prenatal classes in the nursery of Rikers Island to teaching yoga for wellness in the NYC public school system, to chair yoga with older adults at my YMCA classes to restorative yoga for parents living in the Ronald McDonald House to my signature playful musical vinyasa flow class I teach in studios throughout the city. Jackie is eternally grateful to her teachers and mentors: Dana Flynn, Kenneth Frisby, Ariel Kiley, Mia Borgatta, Christine Chen, Victor Colletti, Abby Galvin and Anneke Lukas.

Thursday, March 28 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
867203
170985
Yoga for Your Back
with Emily J. Kramer
1 hour 30 minutes minutes
Nourish a positive relationship with your back in this therapeutic yoga class designed especially for chronic back concerns. We will strengthen the core and supporting muscle groups, increase range of motion, improve posture, and draw awareness to the inner-healer through breath control (pranayam) and meditation (dhyana). Whether you’re recovering from a specific injury, have “desk neck,” or simply prefer a gentle & healing yoga class, all are welcome to Yoga for Your Back.
About Emily J. Kramer
Emily J. Kramer is a yoga teacher and collective member at Third Root, where the crossroads of her work as a movement professional, social justice activist and spiritual seeker joyfully meet. She leads a breath-centered yoga practice that gently challenges students to stay present while working in and through our comfort zones. She offers mindful, organic movement that is both meditative and vigorous. She invites students to pay attention to subtleties of sensation and alignment in order to create space internally, making way for healing and discovery. In her classes, she encourages students always to honor their own bodies and beings, while valuing the community aspect of the space. She weaves strategic sequencing and thoughtful thematic focus that bridge movement on the mat and practice beyond it. Emily's training emphasizes anatomical precision and structural alignment along with compassionate observation and adjustment. She has specialized training in anatomy, backcare, anxiety/depression, addiction, trauma-sensitivity, and yoga for young people. She studies with Alison West at Yoga Union where she earned her 300-hour Certification in 2014. She studied with Off the Mat, Into the World, Street Yoga, Bent on Learning, Leslie Kaminoff / the Breathing Project, Jyll Hubbard-Salk, Elena Brower, Larry Yang and many inspired teachers on this path. She received her 200-hour certification from SchoolYoga Institute on location in Playa Marsella, Nicaragua in 2010.

Friday, March 29 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
867031
171646
Basics Yoga
with Shri Devi Diehl
1 hour 30 minutes minutes
Basics is a welcoming hatha class for those new to yoga. Gain familiarity with basic yoga poses (asana) and breath work (pranayama) through this supportive practice.
About Shri Devi Diehl
Shri Diehl is a certified yoga teacher (E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP) and recipient of the Yoga Alliance Advanced Training Scholarship. Her additional training in trauma-informed wellness complements how she facilitates and uses hands-on adjustments. Her inspiration comes from the dedication of living yoga beyond the postures. She studied yoga and Ayurveda in Rishikesh, India, and has been teaching in cities across the United States since 2007. She gives much respect to her teachers who lovingly keep her heart in the space of being their student. She also greatly appreciates the invaluable lessons learned from her grandmother related to healing. Shri practices yoga to reaffirm body and spirit. She teaches yoga to hold space for others as they navigate their own journey of self-care.

Saturday, March 30 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
2334450
170985
Open Level Yoga
with Emily J. Kramer
1 hour 30 minutes minutes
‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome
About Emily J. Kramer
Emily J. Kramer is a yoga teacher and collective member at Third Root, where the crossroads of her work as a movement professional, social justice activist and spiritual seeker joyfully meet. She leads a breath-centered yoga practice that gently challenges students to stay present while working in and through our comfort zones. She offers mindful, organic movement that is both meditative and vigorous. She invites students to pay attention to subtleties of sensation and alignment in order to create space internally, making way for healing and discovery. In her classes, she encourages students always to honor their own bodies and beings, while valuing the community aspect of the space. She weaves strategic sequencing and thoughtful thematic focus that bridge movement on the mat and practice beyond it. Emily's training emphasizes anatomical precision and structural alignment along with compassionate observation and adjustment. She has specialized training in anatomy, backcare, anxiety/depression, addiction, trauma-sensitivity, and yoga for young people. She studies with Alison West at Yoga Union where she earned her 300-hour Certification in 2014. She studied with Off the Mat, Into the World, Street Yoga, Bent on Learning, Leslie Kaminoff / the Breathing Project, Jyll Hubbard-Salk, Elena Brower, Larry Yang and many inspired teachers on this path. She received her 200-hour certification from SchoolYoga Institute on location in Playa Marsella, Nicaragua in 2010.

Sunday, March 31 at 9:00 am
10:30 am
10:30 am
30 minutes
morning
866260
247475
Meditation, by donation
with Shelley Nicole
30 minutes minutes
Meditation is a still class to bring you home to your breath and the quietest place within. We work with different styles of meditation each week. We meditate together for 20 minutes, and then talk about our experience to build community and common language around our practice.
About Shelley Nicole
Shelley Nicole is epitome of artist/healer. She is a vocalist, songwriter, bassist, Reiki Master, crystal energy healer and yoga instructor. Shelley has been practicing Reiki for 10 years and is trained in the Usui System of Natural Healing. In addition Shelley is a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor. In her healing practice she combines the elements of touch, sound and smell to create Rock ‘n Reiki™, an innovative powerful healing experience that includes aromatherapy, crystals and sound/breath energy to heal the mind and body of energetic blockages. Shelley began her yoga journey when she learned that she had a hiatal hernia and was told that there was nothing she could do except take medication for the rest of her life. Upon hearing this, she did some deductive reasoning and realized that her issue could be resolved by strengthening her diaphragm with breath. Yoga seemed like the logical answer and she was correct. That was 10 years ago and in 2012 Shelley became a 200-hour Kripalu Certified yoga instructor and a member of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association. Shelley considers music part of her healing practice. As the leader of her band Shelley Nicole’s blaKbüshe, and a featured member of the bands the Burnt Sugar Arkestra Chamber and Reblleum, her lyrics and style are a powerful force. She brings this same vibrant energy to her yoga student and Reiki clients. Shelley has also created a private practice called Yoga for Unlocking Your Inner Creative™ designed specifically for creatives who are facing blocks or those who would like to open the channels to reignite their creative passions. Shelley is excited to be joining the Third Root family.

Wednesday, March 27 at 10:30 am
10:45 am
10:45 am
1 hour
morning
1198481
170985
Chair Yoga
with Emily J. Kramer
1 hour minutes
Nourish your mind and body with a gentle yoga class that uses a chair for support.The poses are done while sitting on or holding onto a chair.The gentle movements encourage better circulation and the standing poses with the support of the chair help build bone density. Awaken areas of the body that have been inactive, strengthen muscles and calm your mind with this gentle flowing practice. The class is open to all levels of students.Modifications are offered to ensure that students with physical challenges can practice comfortably and safely.
About Emily J. Kramer
Emily J. Kramer is a yoga teacher and collective member at Third Root, where the crossroads of her work as a movement professional, social justice activist and spiritual seeker joyfully meet. She leads a breath-centered yoga practice that gently challenges students to stay present while working in and through our comfort zones. She offers mindful, organic movement that is both meditative and vigorous. She invites students to pay attention to subtleties of sensation and alignment in order to create space internally, making way for healing and discovery. In her classes, she encourages students always to honor their own bodies and beings, while valuing the community aspect of the space. She weaves strategic sequencing and thoughtful thematic focus that bridge movement on the mat and practice beyond it. Emily's training emphasizes anatomical precision and structural alignment along with compassionate observation and adjustment. She has specialized training in anatomy, backcare, anxiety/depression, addiction, trauma-sensitivity, and yoga for young people. She studies with Alison West at Yoga Union where she earned her 300-hour Certification in 2014. She studied with Off the Mat, Into the World, Street Yoga, Bent on Learning, Leslie Kaminoff / the Breathing Project, Jyll Hubbard-Salk, Elena Brower, Larry Yang and many inspired teachers on this path. She received her 200-hour certification from SchoolYoga Institute on location in Playa Marsella, Nicaragua in 2010.

Monday, March 25 at 10:45 am
10:45 am
1 hour 15 minutes
morning
1862913
802400
Yoga with Wee Ones - Infants & Creepers (6 weeks - early crawling)
with Jamie Tzioumis
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Third Root’s Wee Ones classes foster a warm and welcoming community for all caregivers and children ages 0-3, helping little ones and grown-ups connect with their bodies, each other, and the physical world. Through imaginative play, singing, movement games, prop and toy exploration, and partnering, students engage in a developmentally-appropriate yoga and pranayama (breathwork) practice. Caregivers also have the opportunity to make connections with each other that can carry over outside the classroom. Our experienced teachers offer classes that are nourishing and fun for all, in a supportive and lighthearted environment. From mommies to daddies, aunties, nannies, and grannies, any caregivers of all ages are welcome. “Infants & Creepers” class is for babies who are 6 weeks through pushing back on the belly. Class focuses on developing babies’ ability to regulate their new and sensitive nervous system, introducing sensory stimulation of all kinds in a supportive way. Special attention is paid to tummy time and helping babies develop the foundation of a strong and healthy relationship of limbs to spine for future postural support and cognitive development. All activities emphasize the baby-caregiver bond, and attention is paid to supporting self-care for caregivers’ stressed minds and bodies.
About Jamie Tzioumis
From the moment I got into my first downward dog pose in 2001, I knew yoga was going to change my life and the way I connected physically with the world around me. The university I was attending as a dance and choreography major had certified an assistant to teach Ashtanga. I took her classes, and I was hooked. As my practice progressed, so did my sincerity for yoga. In 2007 while living and farming in Italy I began the discipline of practicing yoga every day, going beyond the poses and into their meanings, cultivating breathing practices and meditation. In 2013 I found a program that I connected deeply with, through which I received comprehensive training and certification to instruct yoga. I discovered in 2014 how much I love combining yoga and dance, using organic movement to inspire choreographed flows to create space and deepen my practice. I am passionate about exploring the world of teaching and sharing accessible, fun, energizing yoga with others. The incorporation of study, practicing, dancing and teaching into my life has allowed me to genuinely enjoy multitasking so that I can maximize the potential of every day.

Tuesday, March 26 at 10:45 am
10:45 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
2334453
171646
Intermediate / Advanced Yoga
with Shri Devi Diehl
1 hour 30 minutes minutes
Intermediate/Advanced is a class for those with a long-standing yoga practice who wish to deepen their practice through more advanced inversions, binds, arm balances, meditation, and breath work.
About Shri Devi Diehl
Shri Diehl is a certified yoga teacher (E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP) and recipient of the Yoga Alliance Advanced Training Scholarship. Her additional training in trauma-informed wellness complements how she facilitates and uses hands-on adjustments. Her inspiration comes from the dedication of living yoga beyond the postures. She studied yoga and Ayurveda in Rishikesh, India, and has been teaching in cities across the United States since 2007. She gives much respect to her teachers who lovingly keep her heart in the space of being their student. She also greatly appreciates the invaluable lessons learned from her grandmother related to healing. Shri practices yoga to reaffirm body and spirit. She teaches yoga to hold space for others as they navigate their own journey of self-care.

Saturday, March 30 at 10:45 am
10:45 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
2334453
352161
Intermediate / Advanced Yoga
with Alicia Allison
1 hour 30 minutes minutes
Intermediate/Advanced is a class for those with a long-standing yoga practice who wish to deepen their practice through more advanced inversions, binds, arm balances, meditation, and breath work.
About Alicia Allison
Alicia Allison believes that self-care and community are the keystones to health and happiness. She has over 10 years of experience teaching yoga in New York City. She brings a rich awareness of varied yoga traditions and of our incredible anatomy to each class. Since 2012 she has been studying Iyengar Yoga and Embodied Anatomy with senior Iyengar teacher Genevieve Kapuler. Her studies in this therapeutic approach to the practice have instilled in her a deep respect for tradition. Her classes focus on precise alignment and attention to breath; postures are held longer so as to allow reflection and repose. Through deep focus on the physical body, she teaches students to use asana practice as a means of self-development and understanding. In addition to her ongoing studies in Iyengar Yoga, she has assisted and studied Yoga for Backcare and Scoliosis with Deboarh Wolk and was trained in Prana Yoga by Dr. Jeff Migdow. Alicia is also Prenatal Yoga Teacher and Postpartum Doula & Chef; she feels especially called help to empower families through the transformative experiences of pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood. She studied Prenatal Yoga with Mia Borgotta and trained with renowned birth educator Debra Pascali-Bonaro to become a Birth and Postpartum Doula. In addition to her work in yoga and birth, Alicia is an Herbalist in the Western Tradition and a student of Ayurveda. She runs her own herb and wellness company, Clover and Timothy, nurtures people with healing foods and herbs in the early days postpartum and handcrafts organic herbal teas and skincare products. Third Root has been an integral part of her development as both a practitioner and a person and she feels honored to be a teacher at this special healing center. To learn more about her work, please visit: www.cloverandtimothy.com

Sunday, March 31 at 10:45 am
11:00 am
11:00 am
45 minutes
morning
2342166
802395
Yoga with Wee Ones - Crawlers & Tots (Crawling - age 4)
with Danielle Medina
45 minutes minutes
Third Root’s Yoga with Wee Ones classes foster a warm and welcoming community for all caregivers and children ages 6 weeks– 6 years.Little ones and grown-ups can connect with their bodies, each other, and their environment through a variety of developmentally appropriate asana (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing), singing, shared touch and movement, prop and toy exploration, games, imaginative play, and partnering.The Wee Ones program is divided into “levels”, to support little yogis’ rapidly changing minds, hearts, and bodies at different stages of development, as well as the changing nature of the child-caregiver bond. Caregivers also have the opportunity to make connections with each other that can carry over outside the classroom. Our experienced teachers offer classes that are nourishing and fun for all, in a supportive and lighthearted environment. From mommies to daddies, aunties, nannies, and grannies, any caregivers are welcome. “Crawlers & Tots” classes are appropriate for babies who are scooting on their tummies through almost walking. Class focuses on supporting these babies’ new ability to move through space – rolling, scooting, creeping, crawling, and cruising – as well as introducing more socialization with others. Playful partner activities with caregivers help develop babies’ growing sense of balance, verticality, and relationship to gravity. Asana for caregivers also supports a sense of lightheartedness, community, and the skill of not forgetting oneself while tending to a newly mobile baby. “Crawlers & Tots” classes are appropriate for children who are walking up to age 4. Class focuses on developing toddlers’ growing independence and mobility, body awareness, early language skills, ability to follow directions and be part of a group, and increased socialization and communication with others. Caregivers and toddlers play together, as caregivers often demonstrate and toddlers imitate recognizable yoga postures. As toddlers do more on their own, caregivers have more and more opportunities to move and stretch their own bodies.
About Danielle Medina
Danielle Medina is a Brooklyn College graduate with a B.S. in nutrition science and health promotions. She has over 10 years experience working in private and corporate health club facilities. She has worked adults and children around the metropolitan area. In her classes, Danielle looks to motivate and inspire her students to reach their personal goals. Danielle holds certifications with the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America, the American Council of Exercise, 200 hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga, Karma Kids Yoga, Zumba, Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness and Pilates Essential.

Friday, March 29 at 11:00 am
11:15 am
11:15 am
1 hour 15 minutes
morning
867205
247475
Open Level Yoga - by donation
with Shelley Nicole
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Suggested donation $8. ‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome.
About Shelley Nicole
Shelley Nicole is epitome of artist/healer. She is a vocalist, songwriter, bassist, Reiki Master, crystal energy healer and yoga instructor. Shelley has been practicing Reiki for 10 years and is trained in the Usui System of Natural Healing. In addition Shelley is a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor. In her healing practice she combines the elements of touch, sound and smell to create Rock ‘n Reiki™, an innovative powerful healing experience that includes aromatherapy, crystals and sound/breath energy to heal the mind and body of energetic blockages. Shelley began her yoga journey when she learned that she had a hiatal hernia and was told that there was nothing she could do except take medication for the rest of her life. Upon hearing this, she did some deductive reasoning and realized that her issue could be resolved by strengthening her diaphragm with breath. Yoga seemed like the logical answer and she was correct. That was 10 years ago and in 2012 Shelley became a 200-hour Kripalu Certified yoga instructor and a member of the Kripalu Yoga Teachers Association. Shelley considers music part of her healing practice. As the leader of her band Shelley Nicole’s blaKbüshe, and a featured member of the bands the Burnt Sugar Arkestra Chamber and Reblleum, her lyrics and style are a powerful force. She brings this same vibrant energy to her yoga student and Reiki clients. Shelley has also created a private practice called Yoga for Unlocking Your Inner Creative™ designed specifically for creatives who are facing blocks or those who would like to open the channels to reignite their creative passions. Shelley is excited to be joining the Third Root family.

Wednesday, March 27 at 11:15 am
12:00 pm
12:00 pm
3 hours 30 minutes
afternoon
1898804
171710
Community Acupuncture
with Julia Bennett
3 hours 30 minutes minutes
:: Sliding Scale Fee $20 - $45 :: Now by appointment, same day bookings welcome. Visit http://pocapoint.com/pp/thirdrootca/ Community Acupuncture takes place in our community room, where patients lay in comfortable, zero-gravity reclining chairs and receive acupuncture in places on their bodies that require minimum disrobing (mostly on arms, legs, and sometimes their heads.) Practitioners can needle these distal point to affect change throughout the body. This treatment model allows for a lower sliding scale charge per patient because several people are treated at once. It’s an affordable and supportive way to address health care needs, while getting the chance to relax and enjoy some quiet time. Patients can be treated alongside friends, partners, and family members. The community experience is soothing and helps break the isolation many of us deal with when seeking care.
About Julia Bennett
Julia Bennett is a Board certified licensed acupuncturist trained in both Chinese and Japanese acupuncture. She has also completed extensive studies in Chinese herbal medicine and Native American herbal medicine. Julia’s particular passion is community health and the health concerns of women with particular emphasis on working with women who have tested positive for HIV and AIDS. Julia ardently believes that the health challenges of our humanity must address wellness as a birthright. Through the process of self actualization, communities are able to access their potential for transformation, make informed health care choices, and become well. With the use of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and the divine healing of compassionate touch, Julia stands as a committed vessel for the manifestation of wellness for all.

Monday, March 25 at 12:00 pm
12:30 pm
12:30 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
866253
602851
Open Level Yoga
with Prema Kelley
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome
About Prema Kelley
Since I was a young girl, I was exposed to and cultivated yogic principles that value meditation and movement as a way of life. My birth name Prema, meaning 'love and compassion' in sanskrit, sets the tone for my practice -- the more love I can offer myself, without conditions, the more I can offer others both on and off the mat. Since these values have been a part of my life from the very beginning, I have sought training to enunciate and deepen my understanding of self through movement and contemplation. Recognizing the impact of yoga, movement, and body awareness on my physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being, my desire to support others in this practice is what fuels me. I received my yoga teacher training from YogaWorks in New York City, and have specialized training with Jillian Pransky in Restorative and Therapeutic modalities of yoga. I have studied salsa, tango and contact improvisation extensively for the past decade which inform my approach of creatively "being with" others. I am a student of Body-Mind Centering and continue to train and learn from my mentors, Amy Matthews and Roxlyn Moret, of the Breathing Project and the Kinesthetic Learning Center. Language and singing, other passions of mine, contribute to my work as an adjunct professor at Hunter College in the Bilingual Education Department and my choral work with the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.

Tuesday, March 26 at 12:30 pm
12:30 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
867200
170985
Intermediate / Advanced Yoga
with Emily J. Kramer
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Intermediate/Advanced is a class for those with a long-standing yoga practice who wish to deepen their practice through more advanced inversions, binds, arm balances, meditation, and breath work.
About Emily J. Kramer
Emily J. Kramer is a yoga teacher and collective member at Third Root, where the crossroads of her work as a movement professional, social justice activist and spiritual seeker joyfully meet. She leads a breath-centered yoga practice that gently challenges students to stay present while working in and through our comfort zones. She offers mindful, organic movement that is both meditative and vigorous. She invites students to pay attention to subtleties of sensation and alignment in order to create space internally, making way for healing and discovery. In her classes, she encourages students always to honor their own bodies and beings, while valuing the community aspect of the space. She weaves strategic sequencing and thoughtful thematic focus that bridge movement on the mat and practice beyond it. Emily's training emphasizes anatomical precision and structural alignment along with compassionate observation and adjustment. She has specialized training in anatomy, backcare, anxiety/depression, addiction, trauma-sensitivity, and yoga for young people. She studies with Alison West at Yoga Union where she earned her 300-hour Certification in 2014. She studied with Off the Mat, Into the World, Street Yoga, Bent on Learning, Leslie Kaminoff / the Breathing Project, Jyll Hubbard-Salk, Elena Brower, Larry Yang and many inspired teachers on this path. She received her 200-hour certification from SchoolYoga Institute on location in Playa Marsella, Nicaragua in 2010.

Thursday, March 28 at 12:30 pm
12:30 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
866253
251622
Open Level Yoga
with Mistral Hay*
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome
About Mistral Hay*
Mistral was initially drawn to yoga as a way to supplement her career in dance and help cope with an injury. She quickly learned how much more yoga was able to offer her not only in her physical practice, but also her mental practice. Mistral has been taking yoga for over a decade. She has taught all kinds of movement based classes for about as long, continuing into teaching yoga for a few years. Her classes come from an anatomical perspective to help provide students with information towards building a strong foundation in their practice. Her aim in teaching yoga is to help bring students to a place of comfort, understanding, and acceptance in their own body and practice, whether it is a rigorous physical class or a more restorative one. The ability to move one’s body in space is a gift, and should be shared!

Friday, March 29 at 12:30 pm
12:30 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
866253
694626
Open Level Yoga
with Kiki Williams
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome
About Kiki Williams
Kiki grew up in sunny southern California, but has lovingly called Brooklyn home since 2011. She is a body-oriented person in all facets of her life- a dancer, yogi, figure model, tree-climber, hiker, and meditator. She received a BFA in dance from The Ohio State University, and has been able to work professionally with several choreographers, both in college and in NY. While yoga has been infused through Kiki’s dance life, her post-graduation move to New York began her intentional yoga practice. She then started her yoga teaching journey after receiving a 200-RYT from Greenhouse Holistic in December 2014. One year later, Kiki completed a training with Bent On Learning, and has been teaching yoga and mindfulness to both students and faculty in NYC Public Schools since. It is Kiki’s greatest joy to hold space for people to find freedom through the breath and the body, and to ultimately expand past the edges of the vessels we currently reside.

Saturday, March 30 at 12:30 pm
12:30 pm
1 hour 30 minutes
afternoon
867201
352161
Prenatal Yoga
with Alicia Allison
1 hour 30 minutes minutes
Prenatal Yoga will support you through the journey of pregnancy and birth with modifications on common poses for your body and the baby within that you can bring into general classes as well.
About Alicia Allison
Alicia Allison believes that self-care and community are the keystones to health and happiness. She has over 10 years of experience teaching yoga in New York City. She brings a rich awareness of varied yoga traditions and of our incredible anatomy to each class. Since 2012 she has been studying Iyengar Yoga and Embodied Anatomy with senior Iyengar teacher Genevieve Kapuler. Her studies in this therapeutic approach to the practice have instilled in her a deep respect for tradition. Her classes focus on precise alignment and attention to breath; postures are held longer so as to allow reflection and repose. Through deep focus on the physical body, she teaches students to use asana practice as a means of self-development and understanding. In addition to her ongoing studies in Iyengar Yoga, she has assisted and studied Yoga for Backcare and Scoliosis with Deboarh Wolk and was trained in Prana Yoga by Dr. Jeff Migdow. Alicia is also Prenatal Yoga Teacher and Postpartum Doula & Chef; she feels especially called help to empower families through the transformative experiences of pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood. She studied Prenatal Yoga with Mia Borgotta and trained with renowned birth educator Debra Pascali-Bonaro to become a Birth and Postpartum Doula. In addition to her work in yoga and birth, Alicia is an Herbalist in the Western Tradition and a student of Ayurveda. She runs her own herb and wellness company, Clover and Timothy, nurtures people with healing foods and herbs in the early days postpartum and handcrafts organic herbal teas and skincare products. Third Root has been an integral part of her development as both a practitioner and a person and she feels honored to be a teacher at this special healing center. To learn more about her work, please visit: www.cloverandtimothy.com

Sunday, March 31 at 12:30 pm
1:15 pm
1:15 pm
1 hour
afternoon
1198481
703595
Chair Yoga
with Jackie Wolff
1 hour minutes
Nourish your mind and body with a gentle yoga class that uses a chair for support.The poses are done while sitting on or holding onto a chair.The gentle movements encourage better circulation and the standing poses with the support of the chair help build bone density. Awaken areas of the body that have been inactive, strengthen muscles and calm your mind with this gentle flowing practice. The class is open to all levels of students.Modifications are offered to ensure that students with physical challenges can practice comfortably and safely.
About Jackie Wolff
Jackie Wolff (E-RYT 200 +). Jackie teaches yoga in the vinyasa flow style with additional expertise and teaching in gentle yoga, chair yoga, prenatal yoga, yoga for special needs populations, kids and family yoga and restorative yoga throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. Her teaching is informed by conscious breathing and movement, using the chakra system and subtle body as a map for discovery and biofeedback. She is the founder of Brooklyn Balasana (RTM), providing yoga for families with special needs. Jackie is trained in trauma informed yoga, to which she applies through language and creating safe spaces in all of her classes from her prenatal classes in the nursery of Rikers Island to teaching yoga for wellness in the NYC public school system, to chair yoga with older adults at my YMCA classes to restorative yoga for parents living in the Ronald McDonald House to my signature playful musical vinyasa flow class I teach in studios throughout the city. Jackie is eternally grateful to her teachers and mentors: Dana Flynn, Kenneth Frisby, Ariel Kiley, Mia Borgatta, Christine Chen, Victor Colletti, Abby Galvin and Anneke Lukas.

Wednesday, March 27 at 1:15 pm
1:45 pm
1:45 pm
30 minutes
afternoon
866260
251622
Meditation, by donation
with Mistral Hay*
30 minutes minutes
Meditation is a still class to bring you home to your breath and the quietest place within. We work with different styles of meditation each week. We meditate together for 20 minutes, and then talk about our experience to build community and common language around our practice.
About Mistral Hay*
Mistral was initially drawn to yoga as a way to supplement her career in dance and help cope with an injury. She quickly learned how much more yoga was able to offer her not only in her physical practice, but also her mental practice. Mistral has been taking yoga for over a decade. She has taught all kinds of movement based classes for about as long, continuing into teaching yoga for a few years. Her classes come from an anatomical perspective to help provide students with information towards building a strong foundation in their practice. Her aim in teaching yoga is to help bring students to a place of comfort, understanding, and acceptance in their own body and practice, whether it is a rigorous physical class or a more restorative one. The ability to move one’s body in space is a gift, and should be shared!

Friday, March 29 at 1:45 pm
2:00 pm
2:00 pm
1 hour 45 minutes
afternoon
2062573
815555
Community Acupuncture
with Rachel Casiano
1 hour 45 minutes minutes
:: Sliding Scale Fee $20 - $45 :: Now by appointment, same day bookings welcome. Visit http://pocapoint.com/pp/thirdrootca/ Community Acupuncture takes place in our community room, where patients lay in comfortable, zero-gravity reclining chairs and receive acupuncture in places on their bodies that require minimum disrobing (mostly on arms, legs, and sometimes their heads.) Practitioners can needle these distal point to affect change throughout the body. This treatment model allows for a lower sliding scale charge per patient because several people are treated at once. It’s an affordable and supportive way to address health care needs, while getting the chance to relax and enjoy some quiet time. Patients can be treated alongside friends, partners, and family members. The community experience is soothing and helps break the isolation many of us deal with when seeking care.
About Rachel Casiano
Originally from Western Maryland, Rachel is a DiaspoRican acupuncturist living in South Brooklyn. Before her training in acupuncture, she worked as a health educator and patient navigator in HIV services at a community health clinic and did outreach on a mobile testing van. Primarily serving queer and trans sex workers and transient people, this experience solidified her view that centering the health needs of the most marginalized people means better care for everyone. She learned about acupuncture while volunteering with syringe exchange programs in upper Manhattan and the Bronx and seeing how acupuncture was used for detox, PTSD, and stress. The history of radical/collective uses of acupuncture, harm reduction philosophy, and her witness to the opioid epidemic in her hometown inspired her to pursue learning acupuncture. All these influences continue to guide her practice. She received her Master of Science in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture, and is continuing her studies of classical Chinese herbal medicine. Rachel enjoys visiting bookstores and libraries, talking to birds, making zines, and doing prisoner support work in her spare time.

Tuesday, March 26 at 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
3 hours
afternoon
1690647
806485
5th Saturdays Community Acupuncture special event
with Marcia Song
3 hours minutes
:: $20 - $45 Sliding Scale :: By Appointment on 5th Saturday of the Month only - same day bookings welcome. Community Acupuncture takes place in our community room, where patients lay in comfortable, zero-gravity reclining chairs and receive acupuncture in places on their bodies that require minimum disrobing (mostly on arms, legs, and sometimes their heads.) Practitioners can needle these distal point to affect change throughout the body. This treatment model allows for a lower sliding scale charge per patient because several people are treated at once. It’s an affordable and supportive way to address health care needs, while getting the chance to relax and enjoy some quiet time. Patients can be treated alongside friends, partners, and family members. The community experience is soothing and helps break the isolation many of us deal with when seeking care.
About Marcia Song
Marcia Song L.Ac., is a second generation acupuncturist, she grew up in Shanghai China in a oriental medicine household. She was exposed to and healed by Chinese herbs and acupuncture whenever she fell ill as a young child, her mother is also a Chinese medicine doctor. Marcia is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Marcia obtained her Master degree in acupuncture from New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest accredited institution for Chinese Medicine in United States. She received training in TCM style acupuncture as well as Japanese style acupuncture. She also has a Bachelor's degree from Boston University, School of Management where she studied in Business Administration and Management with a concentration in Finance. Areas of Specialization: Infertility Anxiety/Depression Pain Management

Saturday, March 30 at 2:00 pm
2:30 pm
2:30 pm
1 hour
afternoon
2988823
874259
Yoga for Survivors special event
with Jeesoo Park
1 hour minutes
Suggested donation $5 - $25. Exhale to Inhale (ETI) is a non-profit organization that uses the healing practice of trauma- informed yoga to empower survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The ETI approach is based in choice-making, safety, and simplicity. Current series runs through January 27. The next series begins February 3 - March 31. Third Root will be hosting weekly ETI trauma-informed yoga classes. These classes will create space for trauma survivors to reconnect to their bodies and their ability to make choices for themselves. Everyone is welcome and anyone can benefit. Classes are offered on a sliding scale, $5-25. Contributions will go towards supporting Exhale to Inhale programming and Third Root.
About Jeesoo Park
Jeesoo Park is a certified Hot Power & Vinyasa Flow Yoga instructor. She teaches private clients and group classes at Pure Yoga in New York City. A former Division I track athlete and competitive equestrian, Jeesoo ensures her sequences are empowering and challenging, designed to help yogis sweat out the stress and feel strong everyday. Jeesoo is also trained in yoga for trauma survivors, volunteer-teaching informed sessions to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault with non-profit, Exhale to Inhale. Jeesoo is CPR certified, and can incorporate gentler sequences for beginners.

Sunday, March 31 at 2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:00 pm
2 hours
afternoon
3152141
171710
Community Acupuncture
with Julia Bennett
2 hours minutes
:: Sliding Scale Fee $20 - $45 :: Now by appointment, same day bookings welcome. Visit http://pocapoint.com/pp/thirdrootca/ Community Acupuncture takes place in our community room, where patients lay in comfortable, zero-gravity reclining chairs and receive acupuncture in places on their bodies that require minimum disrobing (mostly on arms, legs, and sometimes their heads.) Practitioners can needle these distal point to affect change throughout the body. This treatment model allows for a lower sliding scale charge per patient because several people are treated at once. It’s an affordable and supportive way to address health care needs, while getting the chance to relax and enjoy some quiet time. Patients can be treated alongside friends, partners, and family members. The community experience is soothing and helps break the isolation many of us deal with when seeking care.
About Julia Bennett
Julia Bennett is a Board certified licensed acupuncturist trained in both Chinese and Japanese acupuncture. She has also completed extensive studies in Chinese herbal medicine and Native American herbal medicine. Julia’s particular passion is community health and the health concerns of women with particular emphasis on working with women who have tested positive for HIV and AIDS. Julia ardently believes that the health challenges of our humanity must address wellness as a birthright. Through the process of self actualization, communities are able to access their potential for transformation, make informed health care choices, and become well. With the use of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and the divine healing of compassionate touch, Julia stands as a committed vessel for the manifestation of wellness for all.

Wednesday, March 27 at 3:00 pm
3:00 pm
3 hours
afternoon
3214909
170985
Community Clinic: Thai Bodywork special event
with Emily J. Kramer
3 hours minutes
Traditional Thai Bodywork has its origins in the yogic tradition and works primarily with the energy lines of the body to increase circulation, provide relaxation and relief. 15 minutes sessions available throughout this afternoon block $20 - $45
About Emily J. Kramer
Emily J. Kramer is a yoga teacher and collective member at Third Root, where the crossroads of her work as a movement professional, social justice activist and spiritual seeker joyfully meet. She leads a breath-centered yoga practice that gently challenges students to stay present while working in and through our comfort zones. She offers mindful, organic movement that is both meditative and vigorous. She invites students to pay attention to subtleties of sensation and alignment in order to create space internally, making way for healing and discovery. In her classes, she encourages students always to honor their own bodies and beings, while valuing the community aspect of the space. She weaves strategic sequencing and thoughtful thematic focus that bridge movement on the mat and practice beyond it. Emily's training emphasizes anatomical precision and structural alignment along with compassionate observation and adjustment. She has specialized training in anatomy, backcare, anxiety/depression, addiction, trauma-sensitivity, and yoga for young people. She studies with Alison West at Yoga Union where she earned her 300-hour Certification in 2014. She studied with Off the Mat, Into the World, Street Yoga, Bent on Learning, Leslie Kaminoff / the Breathing Project, Jyll Hubbard-Salk, Elena Brower, Larry Yang and many inspired teachers on this path. She received her 200-hour certification from SchoolYoga Institute on location in Playa Marsella, Nicaragua in 2010.

Thursday, March 28 at 3:00 pm
3:00 pm
3 hours 30 minutes
afternoon
1898804
171710
Community Acupuncture
with Julia Bennett
3 hours 30 minutes minutes
:: Sliding Scale Fee $20 - $45 :: Now by appointment, same day bookings welcome. Visit http://pocapoint.com/pp/thirdrootca/ Community Acupuncture takes place in our community room, where patients lay in comfortable, zero-gravity reclining chairs and receive acupuncture in places on their bodies that require minimum disrobing (mostly on arms, legs, and sometimes their heads.) Practitioners can needle these distal point to affect change throughout the body. This treatment model allows for a lower sliding scale charge per patient because several people are treated at once. It’s an affordable and supportive way to address health care needs, while getting the chance to relax and enjoy some quiet time. Patients can be treated alongside friends, partners, and family members. The community experience is soothing and helps break the isolation many of us deal with when seeking care.
About Julia Bennett
Julia Bennett is a Board certified licensed acupuncturist trained in both Chinese and Japanese acupuncture. She has also completed extensive studies in Chinese herbal medicine and Native American herbal medicine. Julia’s particular passion is community health and the health concerns of women with particular emphasis on working with women who have tested positive for HIV and AIDS. Julia ardently believes that the health challenges of our humanity must address wellness as a birthright. Through the process of self actualization, communities are able to access their potential for transformation, make informed health care choices, and become well. With the use of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and the divine healing of compassionate touch, Julia stands as a committed vessel for the manifestation of wellness for all.

Friday, March 29 at 3:00 pm
3:45 pm
3:45 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
867239
440308
Restorative Yoga
with Rachael Zafer
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
What could be more challenging in NYC than breathing deep and staying with that breath? Challenge yourself to restore. This class is appropriate for all students seeking the benefits of a relaxing, gentle, and nourishing practice. Slow, flowing movements and supported poses held for longer periods of time restore the nervous system and encourage the body and mind to release deeply held tensions.
About Rachael Zafer
Rachael Zafer joined the Third Root community in 2015 as a volunteer and began teaching weekly restorative and hatha yoga classes at Third Root shortly after. Rachael started practicing yoga over a decade ago in order to cope with stress and anxiety, and as a tool to prevent burnout while teaching in prisons and jails. Rachael has been teaching yoga since 2011 after completing trainings in Chicago and Colorado. Her teaching is trauma-informed, supportive, and focused on the subtle energetic connections between breath, body, and mind. When she’s not teaching yoga, Rachael is a freelance writer, consultant, and facilitator and is involved in several prison education and justice initiatives. Rachael lives in Flatbush, Brooklyn with her husband and two cats.

Sunday, March 31 at 3:45 pm
5:15 pm
5:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
866267
308768
Basics Yoga
with Calia Marshall
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Basics is a welcoming hatha class for those new to yoga. Gain familiarity with basic yoga poses (asana) and breath work (pranayama) through this supportive practice.
About Calia Marshall
Calia Marshall first encountered yoga as a college gym class and hated it. Soon after, she was introduced to a teacher who chanted and spoke about yoga philosophy- then she was hooked. Calia received her 200 training at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in 2002 and has since taken trainings with Johnathan FitzGordon and Alison West in alignment and back care health. She is currently studying with Saul David Raye for her 500 hour certification, steeping herself in the practice of Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of love and devotion. Calia is also a member of Kirtan Soul Revival, a funky NYC band who shares mantra music. Calia’s objective is to create experiences where students can heal, transform themselves from the inside out, and deepen their connection to breath, body and spirit. She strives to create a safe space for people of all genders, races, abilities and sizes to practice yoga in a supportive environment. As a teacher, Calia is playful, thoughtful, and open-hearted. Her practice of Bhakti yoga and kirtan, dance, and Reiki greatly inform her teaching. Through a mix of vinyasa, pranayama, restorative, chanting, and yogic philosophy, she balances flow, prana-centered movement, and healthy alignment to help students move through physical and emotional challenges and to attune to their own wisdom. www.caliamarshall.com www.kirtansoulrevival.com

Monday, March 25 at 5:15 pm
5:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
867205
694626
Open Level Yoga - by donation
with Kiki Williams
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Suggested donation $8. ‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome.
About Kiki Williams
Kiki grew up in sunny southern California, but has lovingly called Brooklyn home since 2011. She is a body-oriented person in all facets of her life- a dancer, yogi, figure model, tree-climber, hiker, and meditator. She received a BFA in dance from The Ohio State University, and has been able to work professionally with several choreographers, both in college and in NY. While yoga has been infused through Kiki’s dance life, her post-graduation move to New York began her intentional yoga practice. She then started her yoga teaching journey after receiving a 200-RYT from Greenhouse Holistic in December 2014. One year later, Kiki completed a training with Bent On Learning, and has been teaching yoga and mindfulness to both students and faculty in NYC Public Schools since. It is Kiki’s greatest joy to hold space for people to find freedom through the breath and the body, and to ultimately expand past the edges of the vessels we currently reside.

Tuesday, March 26 at 5:15 pm
5:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
866256
171646
Queer & Trans Yoga
with Shri Devi Diehl*
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Queer and Trans Yoga is a class specifically for LGBT community that leaves heterosexism and transphobia outside the classroom and allows for you to be fully present and embodied. This class builds community as we create space to reach each other and all of our different bodies and genders.
About Shri Devi Diehl*
Shri Diehl is a certified yoga teacher (E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP) and recipient of the Yoga Alliance Advanced Training Scholarship. Her additional training in trauma-informed wellness complements how she facilitates and uses hands-on adjustments. Her inspiration comes from the dedication of living yoga beyond the postures. She studied yoga and Ayurveda in Rishikesh, India, and has been teaching in cities across the United States since 2007. She gives much respect to her teachers who lovingly keep her heart in the space of being their student. She also greatly appreciates the invaluable lessons learned from her grandmother related to healing. Shri practices yoga to reaffirm body and spirit. She teaches yoga to hold space for others as they navigate their own journey of self-care.

Sunday, March 31 at 5:15 pm
6:30 pm
6:30 pm
2 hours 30 minutes
evening
3179510
830240
872882
Roots -n- Seeds: Foundations in Herbalism & Medicine Making special event
with Avi-Rose  and sára abdullah
2 hours 30 minutes minutes
BY APPLICATION, see thirdroot.org/herbal-medicine/program/ Feb 13 - April 3, 2019 Join us this winter as we use our social justice lenses, open hearts, & inquiring minds to dive into foundational herbalism & medicine making! Our 8-week hybrid in-person/online course is a dynamic, hands-on & empowering space that supports herbal learners in how we learn to relate to plants, healing, caring for ourselves & the earth in ways that center justice, sustainability, and relationship. You will learn what tradition & science can tell us about selected herbal allies, and more importantly, how to use your senses and trust your experience to learn from the plants themselves! The class offers fundamental teachings on energetics, medicine making, synergy, herbal safety, and how to find reliable herbal information online. You will build your own home apothecary that includes vitality balls, herbal tooth powders, honeys, syrups, bath salts, fire cider, alcohol & glycerin tinctures, salves, lotion, liniments, shrubs & cordials!
About Avi-Rose
Avi-Rose, MS, E-RYT 200, is a queer community-based educator, multi-modal health & wellbeing clinician, herbal researcher, and project coordinator. Their roots & realities include a tangle of working class lessons, artistic lineage, inter-generational trauma, white-skin privilege, and immeasurable resilience and laughter. Rising from and growing within these contexts, Avi-Rose dedicates their efforts to cultivating justice & joy in all they do. The seeds of respect for learning with & from plants were first planted here at Third Root in 2009: Countless seasons, mentors, classroom & earth based lessons later, Avi-Rose has woven a vitalist herbal framework with multiple modalities and an anti-oppression approach in their work of supporting individual & collective healing. As an educator and clinician, they value creating accessible & generative space to both offer knowledge and support others in accessing their own insights & relationships with political analysis, their bodies, and the earth. You can learn more about their work and offerings at www.avi-rose.com
About sára abdullah
sára abdullah is an indigenous SWANA/Pinay non-binary femme Muslima descended from nomadic dreamweavers, kitchen witches, tricksters, and storytellers. She honors those who came before and those who gather with her in circle through a life's work in plant medicine, healing, pleasure activism, magic, writing, and nurturing the creative spirit in herself and others. As a poet, storyteller, cultural organizer, and healing artist, she is committed to uplifting radical tenderness, (re)membering embodied knowledge, and building collective liberation. She is the creator of earth seed holistic, a healing practice and consultancy that provides botanical offerings, herbal consultations, creativity coaching, energy work, full-spectrum doula companionship, and workshops centered in plant medicine and nurturing the creative spirit.

Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 pm
6:30 pm
1 hour 30 minutes
evening
3109740
407076
240791
Reiki & Restore special event
with Sophia Holly and Lily Balsen
1 hour 30 minutes minutes
$20 - $45 sliding scale Deep restoration for your nervous system through long held, restful poses. In each pose you will receive Reiki - a form of healing touch, to help move stagnant energy and promote deep relaxation. Support Third Root and yourself in this gentle practice.
About Sophia Holly
Sophia began practicing yoga over a decade ago primarily to treat and prevent injuries from long distance running. Thus began her passion for the practice. It became a way to celebrate life, and aid in her recovery from an eating disorder. Sophia believes in the transformative power of yoga both on and off the mat. She completed a 200 hour teacher training in 2014 at Abhaya Yoga and is currently working towards a 500 hour certification. Sophia’s classes are a blend of easeful vinyasa, longer held poses, and alignment principles. Everyones body is different, so she aims to help students feel comfortable and safe in each pose
About Lily Balsen
Lily’s passion, since a little girl growing up in Upstate NY, has been creative movement and storytelling. Through Yoga she continues to explore the creative mind/body connection. She was certified in Vinyasa Yoga at Laughing Lotus in San Francisco and has deepened her knowledge in Prenatal Yoga through certifications with Mia Borgata at Lila Wellness and Deb Flashenberg at the Prenatal Yoga Center of NY. She currently mentors with Iyengar teacher Nikki Costello. Through her own studies and her search to bring calm and strength to her students, her practice grows and evolves. Lily's classes are infused with meditation and mind/body/breath strengthening techniques, which she has absorbed through her work as an actress, singer, and figure skater. She is drawn to the connection between Yoga and self-care — especially how the practice plays a part in digestive and neurological health. She is deeply grateful to her teachers and for having the opportunity to teach others.

Saturday, March 30 at 6:30 pm
6:45 pm
6:45 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
867200
308768
Intermediate / Advanced Yoga
with Calia Marshall
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Intermediate/Advanced is a class for those with a long-standing yoga practice who wish to deepen their practice through more advanced inversions, binds, arm balances, meditation, and breath work.
About Calia Marshall
Calia Marshall first encountered yoga as a college gym class and hated it. Soon after, she was introduced to a teacher who chanted and spoke about yoga philosophy- then she was hooked. Calia received her 200 training at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in 2002 and has since taken trainings with Johnathan FitzGordon and Alison West in alignment and back care health. She is currently studying with Saul David Raye for her 500 hour certification, steeping herself in the practice of Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of love and devotion. Calia is also a member of Kirtan Soul Revival, a funky NYC band who shares mantra music. Calia’s objective is to create experiences where students can heal, transform themselves from the inside out, and deepen their connection to breath, body and spirit. She strives to create a safe space for people of all genders, races, abilities and sizes to practice yoga in a supportive environment. As a teacher, Calia is playful, thoughtful, and open-hearted. Her practice of Bhakti yoga and kirtan, dance, and Reiki greatly inform her teaching. Through a mix of vinyasa, pranayama, restorative, chanting, and yogic philosophy, she balances flow, prana-centered movement, and healthy alignment to help students move through physical and emotional challenges and to attune to their own wisdom. www.caliamarshall.com www.kirtansoulrevival.com

Monday, March 25 at 6:45 pm
6:45 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
1168762
524644
Beginner's Yoga
with Kate Werning*
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Thoughtful, intelligent & safe, this on-going class guides beloved newbies through an introduction to yoga asana (poses), pranayama (breath), and sequencing.Yoga class etiquette and student/teacher relationship demystified! Students of all ages, levels and abilities are welcome to this slow moving class that speaks to the beginner's mind.
About Kate Werning*
I have strong appreciation for the need for healing spaces to share who we are and grow in community. All bodies, backgrounds, and levels are warmly welcomed to my classes, and I am trained in creating inclusive spaces attuned to welcoming differences in age, race, gender, sexual orientation, body size, and dis/ability. I am always learning more about how to do this more fully and welcome feedback, dialogue, and learning together. I offer instruction in English or Spanish. My practice is a mindful and detailed Hatha, embracing aliveness of movement while holding postures long enough to explore subtleties and feel full expression. 18 years of ballet training inform my attention to alignment. Having grown up every summer on Lake Michigan, I love to practice outside and embrace nature, and weave reflective themes into the practice, especially those related to community and collective care. katewerning.com

Tuesday, March 26 at 6:45 pm
6:45 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
865481
407076
Gentle Yoga
with Sophia Holly
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Gentle Yoga is a slow-paced, attentive, graceful hatha yoga class that moves through asana and is intended to create space in the mind and body. This non-strenuous class is useful for anyone just beginning yoga, for people with injuries or other physical ability differences, and anyone looking to release and relax.
About Sophia Holly
Sophia began practicing yoga over a decade ago primarily to treat and prevent injuries from long distance running. Thus began her passion for the practice. It became a way to celebrate life, and aid in her recovery from an eating disorder. Sophia believes in the transformative power of yoga both on and off the mat. She completed a 200 hour teacher training in 2014 at Abhaya Yoga and is currently working towards a 500 hour certification. Sophia’s classes are a blend of easeful vinyasa, longer held poses, and alignment principles. Everyones body is different, so she aims to help students feel comfortable and safe in each pose

Thursday, March 28 at 6:45 pm
6:45 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
2664001
809184
Meditation for Queer and Trans People of Color special event
with Hyunhee Shin*
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Meditation for Queer and Trans People of Color
By donation. “Without community, there is no liberation.” -Audre Lorde Meditation for Queer and Trans People of Color is a group meditation on Sunday nights in Brooklyn led by and for queer and trans people of color. Our time together will be spent in 5-10 minute meditations, sharing readings by rotating queer and trans authors of color, and sharing our reflections, struggles, and strategies for both self and community care. This group is for queer, transgender, and non-binary people of color only.space in which to find stillness, solitude, and community during a time when our lives (and particularly the lives of Black and indigenous people) are more overtly in the crosshairs of violence from multiple fronts. The meditation practice will incorporate space for people to share their struggles and their strategies for self-care and community care, and will facilitate relationship building among people seeking to define “healing” and “wellness” in a context in which true safety is not attainable. The circle will use a politic of radical love as a guiding force, and incorporate spiritual teachings from Buddhism, other religious traditions, and QTIPOC artivists both living and dead.
About Hyunhee Shin*
Hyunhee comes to meditation by way of her martial arts practice. She is a class straddling queer Korean survivor of child sexual abuse and family violence. She has worked in anti-violence social justice orgs for the last 5 years and is obsessed with how we care for ourselves and each other as survivors supporting survivors. Her Hapkido and meditation practice are core to her healing journey and she strives to continue learning and deepening her practice in community.

Sunday, March 31 at 6:45 pm
8:15 pm
8:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
2987743
601641
Gentle Yoga - By Donation
with Maisah Hargett*
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Suggested donation $8. Gentle Yoga is a slow-paced, attentive, graceful hatha yoga class that moves through asana and is intended to create space in the mind and body. This non-strenuous class is useful for anyone just beginning yoga, for people with injuries or other physical ability differences, and anyone looking to release and relax.
About Maisah Hargett*
I started practicing yoga whilst looking a better to maintain my body for my work as a modern dancer. Though I have not always as enthusiastic about yoga as I am currently, I found my real love when I began to study Vinyasa. The linking of breath with a flowing practice really hit home with me, so these are the two main anchors for both my personal practice and my teaching. I completed my Viinyasa 200hr certification in 2011 (Yoga to the People, NYC), and set forth on my teaching journey. I decided to quit my full-time 9-5 in 2012 to pursue dance and yoga more fully; while unemployed I had more time to discover different styles of yoga, AcroYoga and Aerial Yoga being amongst those. From 2012 to 2014, I lived and breathed teacher trainings (TTs), completing my Kid's Yoga TT (Alphabet Asana), my Aerial Mellow Flow TT (Om Factory), my Restorative Yoga TT (Mary Aranas), and my Aerial Yoga TT (Om Factory). During this time I was also slowly, but surely, expanding my AcroYoga practice and assisting various teachers (Adam Rinder, LInda Mittel, Mary Aranas). This past December (2015) I finally took the plunge and completed my AcroYoga TT with AcroYoga Montréal (Yay!) My adult classes center on linking breath and movement (however slow that movement may be), and on the importance of safe alignment, plus mindful progression with self-awareness. My dancer's heart in body is also in love with flow and movement exploration, so get ready to feel the influences of Pilates, Feldenkrais, Body-Mind Centering, and whatever else I'm physically processing at the moment. For my AcroYoga classes I strive focus on all of these things, plus fostering a sense of community with others. My Kid's class focus on giving my students the foundation to be life-long lovers of yoga, via exposure to asana (poses), breathwork as a tool for stress control, and structured creative play :) For all of the styles I teach, I firmly believes in a “safety first” approach; when we take care of the body, it will take care of us!

Monday, March 25 at 8:15 pm
8:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
1673917
524644
Flow & Restore Yoga
with Kate Werning*
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
This open levels class combines an active asana practice followed by relaxing restorative yoga.The flow portion of class will include Hatha, Iyengar and Vinyasa techniques to build heat gently but deeply, preparing the body for the work of letting go & restoration. In the restorative portion of class, students may use props such as bolsters, blocks and blankets to support the body in postures that promote the opening of connective tissues and deeper relaxation.
About Kate Werning*
I have strong appreciation for the need for healing spaces to share who we are and grow in community. All bodies, backgrounds, and levels are warmly welcomed to my classes, and I am trained in creating inclusive spaces attuned to welcoming differences in age, race, gender, sexual orientation, body size, and dis/ability. I am always learning more about how to do this more fully and welcome feedback, dialogue, and learning together. I offer instruction in English or Spanish. My practice is a mindful and detailed Hatha, embracing aliveness of movement while holding postures long enough to explore subtleties and feel full expression. 18 years of ballet training inform my attention to alignment. Having grown up every summer on Lake Michigan, I love to practice outside and embrace nature, and weave reflective themes into the practice, especially those related to community and collective care. katewerning.com

Tuesday, March 26 at 8:15 pm
8:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
1673917
407076
Flow & Restore Yoga
with Sophia Holly
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
This open levels class combines an active asana practice followed by relaxing restorative yoga.The flow portion of class will include Hatha, Iyengar and Vinyasa techniques to build heat gently but deeply, preparing the body for the work of letting go & restoration. In the restorative portion of class, students may use props such as bolsters, blocks and blankets to support the body in postures that promote the opening of connective tissues and deeper relaxation.
About Sophia Holly
Sophia began practicing yoga over a decade ago primarily to treat and prevent injuries from long distance running. Thus began her passion for the practice. It became a way to celebrate life, and aid in her recovery from an eating disorder. Sophia believes in the transformative power of yoga both on and off the mat. She completed a 200 hour teacher training in 2014 at Abhaya Yoga and is currently working towards a 500 hour certification. Sophia’s classes are a blend of easeful vinyasa, longer held poses, and alignment principles. Everyones body is different, so she aims to help students feel comfortable and safe in each pose

Thursday, March 28 at 8:15 pm
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