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Balanced Boundaries: a Compassionate Pre-holiday Yoga and Meditation Practice with Laura Grant
Basics Yoga
Basics Yoga
Beginner's Yoga
Community Acupuncture
Community Acupuncture
Core & Restore Yoga
Flow & Restore Yoga
Gentle Yoga
Intermediate / Advanced Yoga
Intermediate Yoga
Meditation, by donation
Open Level Yoga
Open Level Yoga
Open Level Yoga
Open Level Yoga - by donation
Prenatal Yoga
Savvy Flow Yoga
Tai Chi
Yoga for Abundant Bodies
Yoga for Your Back
Yoga w/ Wee Ones Workshop. Babies &Toddlers:6wks - crawling
Yoga with Wee Ones - Tots (walking - age 4)
Teacher
Alicia Allison
Alicia Ohs
Calia Marshall
Elizabeth Gonzalez
Emily J. Kramer
HanaKyle Moranz
Jackie Wolff
Jomo Alakoye-Simmons
Julia Bennett
Kate Werning
Lara Hocheiser
Laura Grant
Mecca Nelson
Nicolette Dixon
Prema Kelley
Regina
Shelley Nicole
Shri Devi Diehl
Sophia Holly
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12/22
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7:00 am
7:00 am
1 hour 5 minutes
morning
1871868
524644
Open Level Yoga
with Kate Werning
1 hour 5 minutes minutes
‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome
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, December 19 at 7:00 am
7:00 am
1 hour 5 minutes
morning
1871868
415251
Open Level Yoga
with Nicolette Dixon
1 hour 5 minutes minutes
‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome
About Nicolette Dixon
Nicolette is so pleased to be taking on the role of administrator at Third Root! She began her relationship with TR almost 3 years ago by taking a New Year’s Eve yoga class. She continued to attend classes, finding power, inspiration, and growth in her yoga practice. Her involvement at TR deepened as a volunteer and community member, and she continues to find this relationship extremely enriching. In addition to being an administrator, she is also a proud rising yoga teacher after recently receiving her 200 hour teaching certificate from Kripalu School of Yoga. She is also a theater maker, an educator, and an advocate for LGBTQ issues and sex worker’s rights. She loves to ride her bike under foliage and open skies during all seasons; to dance with abandon; to strive for true dialogue in diverse communities; and to cook up delicious meals at home with loved ones. She’s interested in always learning more about herself, others, and how to create more beauty, healing justice, and compassion in the world.

Wednesday, December 20 at 7:00 am
7:00 am
1 hour 5 minutes
morning
1871868
524644
Open Level Yoga
with Kate Werning
1 hour 5 minutes minutes
‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome
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

Thursday, December 21 at 7:00 am
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, December 18 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
2334450
171643
Open Level Yoga
with Laura Grant*
1 hour 30 minutes minutes
‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome
About Laura Grant*
Laura was introduced to yoga at a summer dance festival in 2005. Since then, she has completed an Anusara Level I training, an Abhyasa Yoga Center 200-hr certification (charter member, International Association of Yoga Therapists), an Asana Alphabet Youth Yoga certification (through which she currently leads Kids’ Yoga Teacher Trainings), and a GoGoBabies Infant Developmental Movement and Yoga for Babies certification. She has also studied Embodied Anatomy and Yoga through the School for Body Mind Centering. Laura has been teaching bodies of all ages in a variety of public and private settings since 2006, and currently teaches yoga and movement to students ages 2-72 at schools, studios, and privately throughout NYC. Laura has also performed as a professional contemporary dancer in NYC and Minneapolis. She brings her lifelong passion for movement, and her varied experience with modern dance, contact improvisation, Alexander technique, Pilates, and other mind/body practices to her yoga teaching. Laura’s movement practice has helped her listen and be kind to herself, and work intelligently in her own body, and she strives to offer the same to her students. Her teaching for adults focuses on breath and body awareness as the foundation of a balanced practice – between sthira (effort) and sukha (ease). She is passionate about engaging her students in a process of observing their patterns in order to make more intentional choices. Through Laura’s therapeutic approach, students learn how to listen to their body’s needs and develop a practice that feels appropriate for them. Even while working with strength and a steadfast attention, the focus is on being self-nurturing, rather than self-punishing, finding efficiency in movement. Laura’s young students remind her of what is essential about being human, in a body, in the world. They keep her curious and playful, and counter her overly-analytic tendencies. She is passionate about engaging even the youngest movers and yogis in learning about themselves, their bodies, others, and the world around them. Laura is currently following her passion for early childhood by pursuing a Master’s of Science in Education at Bank Street College of Education in NYC.

Tuesday, December 19 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, December 20 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 15 minutes
morning
867205
415251
Open Level Yoga - by donation
with Nicolette Dixon
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome.
About Nicolette Dixon
Nicolette is so pleased to be taking on the role of administrator at Third Root! She began her relationship with TR almost 3 years ago by taking a New Year’s Eve yoga class. She continued to attend classes, finding power, inspiration, and growth in her yoga practice. Her involvement at TR deepened as a volunteer and community member, and she continues to find this relationship extremely enriching. In addition to being an administrator, she is also a proud rising yoga teacher after recently receiving her 200 hour teaching certificate from Kripalu School of Yoga. She is also a theater maker, an educator, and an advocate for LGBTQ issues and sex worker’s rights. She loves to ride her bike under foliage and open skies during all seasons; to dance with abandon; to strive for true dialogue in diverse communities; and to cook up delicious meals at home with loved ones. She’s interested in always learning more about herself, others, and how to create more beauty, healing justice, and compassion in the world.

Thursday, December 21 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, December 22 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 Devi was introduced to yoga in 1995 while searching for a life-changing spiritual practice. While visiting a Bay Area, CA yoga studio, her perception of yoga & meditation changed. It was there, she learned breathing techniques and a physical practice that deepened her meditation. After years of teaching and taking classes, Shri Devi earned her E-RYT certification and traveled to India with her teacher to study Ayurveda. Shri continues to study, teach and practice yoga specializing in prenatal, restorative and community-based activism. She gives much respect to her teachers, both living and passed, who lovingly keep her heart in the place of being their student.

Saturday, December 23 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
867199
352161
Intermediate Yoga
with Alicia Allison
1 hour 30 minutes minutes
Intermediate is a blend of Hatha, Iyengar, and Vinyasa techniques, for those familiar with the poses, and are working to open and strengthen the body. We learn more demanding poses, such as inversions, arm-balances, longer holds and a more complex sequencing.
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, December 24 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, December 20 at 10:30 am
10:45 am
10:45 am
1 hour
morning
2078089
710971
Yoga w/ Wee Ones Workshop. Babies &Toddlers:6wks - crawling
with Lara Hocheiser
1 hour minutes
Third Root’s Wee Ones classes foster a warm and welcoming community for all caregivers and children ages 12wks- crawling, 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.Laura, certified adult, child, and baby yoga teacher, offers 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.
About Lara Hocheiser
Lara Hocheiser E-RTY, RCYT, B.A., has spent the last 15 years working in early education, and 12 of those years studying and living the path of yoga. Lara is the founder and program director of Flow and Grow Kids Yoga, which is based in Boston and NYC. Flow and Grow offers children’s yoga classes, teacher trainings, and professional development workshops. Lara has been invited to speak at universities, schools, childcare centers, and yoga studios as the expert on yoga for early childhood. She manages a team of instructors, a busy yoga-teaching schedule working with schools, yoga studios, and private clients. Lara has come to understand yoga as an important tool in building a culture of wellness, empathy, and connectedness. She continues to share yoga through education directly to the child, and perhaps more pivotally, to the educator, clinician, and parent who plant the seeds for the children of the world to harvest.

Tuesday, December 19 at 10:45 am
10:45 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
867199
171646
Intermediate Yoga
with Shri Devi Diehl
1 hour 30 minutes minutes
Intermediate is a blend of Hatha, Iyengar, and Vinyasa techniques, for those familiar with the poses, and are working to open and strengthen the body. We learn more demanding poses, such as inversions, arm-balances, longer holds and a more complex sequencing.
About Shri Devi Diehl
Shri Devi was introduced to yoga in 1995 while searching for a life-changing spiritual practice. While visiting a Bay Area, CA yoga studio, her perception of yoga & meditation changed. It was there, she learned breathing techniques and a physical practice that deepened her meditation. After years of teaching and taking classes, Shri Devi earned her E-RYT certification and traveled to India with her teacher to study Ayurveda. Shri continues to study, teach and practice yoga specializing in prenatal, restorative and community-based activism. She gives much respect to her teachers, both living and passed, who lovingly keep her heart in the place of being their student.

Saturday, December 23 at 10:45 am
10:45 am
1 hour 15 minutes
morning
866253
352161
Open Level Yoga
with Alicia Allison
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome
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, December 24 at 10:45 am
11:00 am
11:00 am
45 minutes
morning
867231
703595
Yoga with Wee Ones - Tots (walking - age 4)
with Jackie Wolff
45 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.Laura, certified adult, child, and baby yoga teacher, offers 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. “Tots” class is for children who are walking up to age 3.Class focuses on developing toddlers’ growing independence and mobility, body awareness, early language skills, and increased socialization and communication with others.Caregivers and toddlers play together, as caregivers often demonstrate and toddlers imitate recognizable yoga postures.
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.

Friday, December 22 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
‘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, December 20 at 11:15 am
12:00 pm
12:00 pm
3 hours 30 minutes
afternoon
1898804
171003
171710
Community Acupuncture
with Jomo Alakoye-Simmons and 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 Jomo Alakoye-Simmons
Acupuncturist and Qi Gong Therapist In 2005 I began studies under Jeffrey Yuen in Classical Chinese Medicine and Taoist spirituality. I completed the required studies and received a Masters of Science in Acupuncture in 2008 and still study under Jeffrey Yuen, my beloved Taoist teacher. I’m a practitioner of alchemy (utilizing numerology, essential oil blends and meditation), Qi-gong utilized in massage work and moving and still meditation work. I’ve studied in China, receiving transmission of the Emei Qi-Gong healing system. Additionally, I have studied and am a practitioner of Kundalini yoga/tantra and Tantric energy healing. Along with offering overall wellness support I have experience working with with childhood/adult traumas (PTSD), dietary and nutritional counseling from Taoist healing traditions which embrace aspects of local food justice and sustainability, sports/dance/physical injuries of acute and severe traumatic nature, reproductive issues (fibroids, menstrual irregularities, and male sexual health), sleep disorders, and relationship-building in regards to family and romantic partnerships. I consider myself a holistic medical practitioner embracing many modalities of ancestral tradition such as acupuncture, massage, diet awareness in regards to local and seasonal foods, meditation, mantra, essential oil therapy (medical and aromatic), and herbal tincture therapy. In Harlem, I direct and practice at Harlem Village Community Acupuncture Healing Center (HVCAHC), now in its fourth year. HVCAHC is a vision that came to me when I was 17 years old, simply to create a safe space run by Harlemites (community residents of Harlem) along with practitioners dedicated to community work around the healing arts holistically. I pray this year with the work I’m doing at Third Root to officially move the practice into community ownership and make it a financially sustainable venture for myself and other practitioners. I’m very grateful and appreciative to be a worker-member of TR. I intend that my skills be in support of the TR community and grow the community. If you see me you won’t miss me, tall 6’9.5″ black man. Say hi, I’m always open to chat a bit if I’m not sticking a needle in someone, cleaning up, making an oil blend or having a quick meal. Thanks and look forward to seeing you soon.
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, December 18 at 12:00 pm
12:30 pm
12:30 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
866253
191787
Open Level Yoga
with Alicia Ohs
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome
About Alicia Ohs
licia has been practicing yoga for over half her life and teaching for over 10 years. She certified through OM Yoga in 2005, and studied as an advanced anatomy student with Leslie Kaminoff, author of ‘Yoga Anatomy’ and founder of The Breathing Project, NYC. As a professional dancer, she has worked through many injuries using a myriad of modalities and continues to study movement through Klein and Alexander techniques and physical therapy. Alicia’s classes pay careful attention to alignment and anatomy, using imagery and awareness to deepen into the body. She has taught workshops in anatomical awareness, myofascial release and personal empowerment through wellness practices at Third Root Community Health Center, The Audre Lorde Project, Satya Yoga Center and The Leadership Program. She still loves the pool-o-sweat on the mat practice and dips her toe in the power Vinyasa waters by taking and subbing classes at Kula Yoga Project. She believes personal wellness is a practice that all should have access to, and has taught throughout the US, from privates to prisons. Alicia often gears her teaching practice towards those dealing with injury. She has taught workshops in anatomy awareness, myofascial release and personal empowerment through wellness practices at Third Root Community Health Center, The Audre Lorde Project, Satya Yoga Center and The Leadership Program. She still loves the pool-o-sweat on the mat practice and dips her toe in the power Vinyasa waters by taking and subbing classes at Kula Yoga Project. She believes personal wellness is a practice that all should have access to, and has taught throughout the US, from privates to prisons. www.ayoyoga.com

Tuesday, December 19 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, December 21 at 12:30 pm
12:30 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
866253
170985
Open Level Yoga
with Emily J. Kramer
1 hour 15 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.

Friday, December 22 at 12:30 pm
12:30 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
866253
703595
Open Level Yoga
with Jackie Wolff *
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome
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.

Saturday, December 23 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, December 24 at 12:30 pm
12:45 pm
12:45 pm
1 hour
afternoon
2063490
452732
Tai Chi
with Vinny Peterson
1 hour minutes
Sick and tired of being sick and tired? Need more balance and pep in your step? Is stress your BFF? Try tai chi, an ancient Chinese mind-body exercise that is performed as a series of gentle, flowing movements. Tai chi is an ancient Chinese mind-body practice performed as a series of gentle, flowing movements. It calms the spirit, strengthens the body, and focuses the mind by developing a more supple awareness of the body’s energy. The results can include better balance, increased circulation and less stress. This class will study the Yang-style 24 short form integrating qigong and flexibility exercises with step by step instruction of fundamentals and the subtle circular gestures that are tai chi. All are welcome. *Series is ongoing, participants are welcome to join for at any point during 6 week session! Series purchases do not roll over, missed classes may be made up with any regular adult yoga class for the duration of the series.
About Vinny Peterson
Instructor Vinny Peterson has practiced tai chi for nearly three decades, studying qigong, open hand forms, and weapons with Sifu Shia Lum Din and Ruben Torres of Morning Tai Chi/KIDO Martial Arts. He is a certified instructor of Dr. Paul Lam’s evidence-based Tai Chi for Arthritis and a graduate of the New York Institute of Herbal Medicine and Nutrition.

Wednesday, December 20 at 12:45 pm
1:45 pm
1:45 pm
30 minutes
afternoon
866260
170985
Meditation, by donation
with Emily J. Kramer
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 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, December 22 at 1:45 pm
2:00 pm
2:00 pm
1 hour 45 minutes
afternoon
2062573
171003
171714
Community Acupuncture
with Jomo Alakoye-Simmons and Third Root
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 Jomo Alakoye-Simmons
Acupuncturist and Qi Gong Therapist In 2005 I began studies under Jeffrey Yuen in Classical Chinese Medicine and Taoist spirituality. I completed the required studies and received a Masters of Science in Acupuncture in 2008 and still study under Jeffrey Yuen, my beloved Taoist teacher. I’m a practitioner of alchemy (utilizing numerology, essential oil blends and meditation), Qi-gong utilized in massage work and moving and still meditation work. I’ve studied in China, receiving transmission of the Emei Qi-Gong healing system. Additionally, I have studied and am a practitioner of Kundalini yoga/tantra and Tantric energy healing. Along with offering overall wellness support I have experience working with with childhood/adult traumas (PTSD), dietary and nutritional counseling from Taoist healing traditions which embrace aspects of local food justice and sustainability, sports/dance/physical injuries of acute and severe traumatic nature, reproductive issues (fibroids, menstrual irregularities, and male sexual health), sleep disorders, and relationship-building in regards to family and romantic partnerships. I consider myself a holistic medical practitioner embracing many modalities of ancestral tradition such as acupuncture, massage, diet awareness in regards to local and seasonal foods, meditation, mantra, essential oil therapy (medical and aromatic), and herbal tincture therapy. In Harlem, I direct and practice at Harlem Village Community Acupuncture Healing Center (HVCAHC), now in its fourth year. HVCAHC is a vision that came to me when I was 17 years old, simply to create a safe space run by Harlemites (community residents of Harlem) along with practitioners dedicated to community work around the healing arts holistically. I pray this year with the work I’m doing at Third Root to officially move the practice into community ownership and make it a financially sustainable venture for myself and other practitioners. I’m very grateful and appreciative to be a worker-member of TR. I intend that my skills be in support of the TR community and grow the community. If you see me you won’t miss me, tall 6’9.5″ black man. Say hi, I’m always open to chat a bit if I’m not sticking a needle in someone, cleaning up, making an oil blend or having a quick meal. Thanks and look forward to seeing you soon.

Tuesday, December 19 at 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
1 hour 45 minutes
afternoon
2062573
171714
Community Acupuncture
with Third Root
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.

Thursday, December 21 at 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
2 hours
afternoon
867202
171646
Yoga for Abundant Bodies special event
with Shri Devi Diehl
2 hours minutes
Sliding Scale $20-45 Welcome to a yoga class specially designed to celebrate practitioners of all shapes and sizes. Using empathy, respect and a few yoga props, we’ll be exploring yogic techniques in a warm safe space.
About Shri Devi Diehl
Shri Devi was introduced to yoga in 1995 while searching for a life-changing spiritual practice. While visiting a Bay Area, CA yoga studio, her perception of yoga & meditation changed. It was there, she learned breathing techniques and a physical practice that deepened her meditation. After years of teaching and taking classes, Shri Devi earned her E-RYT certification and traveled to India with her teacher to study Ayurveda. Shri continues to study, teach and practice yoga specializing in prenatal, restorative and community-based activism. She gives much respect to her teachers, both living and passed, who lovingly keep her heart in the place of being their student.

Saturday, December 23 at 2:00 pm
3:00 pm
3:00 pm
3 hours 30 minutes
afternoon
1898804
171710
171714
Community Acupuncture
with Julia Bennett and Third Root
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.

Wednesday, December 20 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, December 22 at 3:00 pm
4:30 pm
4:30 pm
2 hours
afternoon
2729571
171643
Balanced Boundaries: a Compassionate Pre-holiday Yoga and Meditation Practice with Laura Grant special event
with Laura Grant
2 hours minutes
During the winter holidays, many of us can experience uncomfortable pressures of family, work, and social expectations – or perhaps difficult feelings around our connections to family or other loved ones. Our social environment often calls us outward, to parties, events, and service to others. It can be challenging to maintain our sense of equanimity and connection to ourselves when our routines are disrupted. In this open-level workshop, we’ll take a pause from the busy-ness of the holiday season to check in and make sure we’re nourishing ourselves in this time that can demand a lot of outward attention. Together, we’ll cultivate the twin wings of awareness and compassion needed for wise action towards ourselves and others. When do we need to say “yes”, and when do we need to say “no”? How do we stay grounded in ourselves while attending to others’ needs? How do we create and maintain balanced boundaries between ourselves and the world? We’ll explore these questions in our bodies and minds, through asana (yoga postures), pranayama (breathing), and meditation practice. **
About Laura Grant
Laura was introduced to yoga at a summer dance festival in 2005. Since then, she has completed an Anusara Level I training, an Abhyasa Yoga Center 200-hr certification (charter member, International Association of Yoga Therapists), an Asana Alphabet Youth Yoga certification (through which she currently leads Kids’ Yoga Teacher Trainings), and a GoGoBabies Infant Developmental Movement and Yoga for Babies certification. She has also studied Embodied Anatomy and Yoga through the School for Body Mind Centering. Laura has been teaching bodies of all ages in a variety of public and private settings since 2006, and currently teaches yoga and movement to students ages 2-72 at schools, studios, and privately throughout NYC. Laura has also performed as a professional contemporary dancer in NYC and Minneapolis. She brings her lifelong passion for movement, and her varied experience with modern dance, contact improvisation, Alexander technique, Pilates, and other mind/body practices to her yoga teaching. Laura’s movement practice has helped her listen and be kind to herself, and work intelligently in her own body, and she strives to offer the same to her students. Her teaching for adults focuses on breath and body awareness as the foundation of a balanced practice – between sthira (effort) and sukha (ease). She is passionate about engaging her students in a process of observing their patterns in order to make more intentional choices. Through Laura’s therapeutic approach, students learn how to listen to their body’s needs and develop a practice that feels appropriate for them. Even while working with strength and a steadfast attention, the focus is on being self-nurturing, rather than self-punishing, finding efficiency in movement. Laura’s young students remind her of what is essential about being human, in a body, in the world. They keep her curious and playful, and counter her overly-analytic tendencies. She is passionate about engaging even the youngest movers and yogis in learning about themselves, their bodies, others, and the world around them. Laura is currently following her passion for early childhood by pursuing a Master’s of Science in Education at Bank Street College of Education in NYC.

Saturday, December 23 at 4:30 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, December 18 at 5:15 pm
5:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
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, December 19 at 5:15 pm
5:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
866253
407509
Open Level Yoga
with Regina
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome
About Regina
Regina grew up in a small town in Texas and has resided in Brooklyn, NY since 2004. She holds both a BFA and MFA in dance and has performed with many choreographers and performance artists throughout New York and Europe. She is both an Ayurvedic Health Counselor and 200-hour Kripalu trained yoga teacher and believes in a life philosophy based on empathy, love and compassion. Her yoga teaching style allows for everyBODY to feel free, safe and empowered to practice yoga and to take lessons learned on the mat into their daily lives. wolfmedicinemagic.com

Thursday, December 21 at 5:15 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, December 18 at 6:45 pm
6:45 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
1168762
170985
Beginner's Yoga
with Emily J. Kramer
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 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.

Tuesday, December 19 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, December 21 at 6:45 pm
8:15 pm
8:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
1673917
171639
Flow & Restore Yoga
with HanaKyle Moranz*
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 HanaKyle Moranz*
After years of practicing Vinyasa yoga, HanaKyle turned to Buddhist meditation techniques to slow down and look inside. Trained by Jill Satterfield and the School for Compassionate Action, she loves offering the benefits of yoga and meditation to people who have never considered it before. She has taught in a number of non-traditional ettings, working with specialized populations including people with chronic pain and illness, in addiction recovery, and for stress and anxiety management. Her classes vary in tempo, examining every moment as an invitation to learn from the body and breath through experimentation, humor, and compassion. HanaKyle also draws from several years of experience as a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist, and Non-Violent Communication practitioner. Otherwise, she can be found riding her bicycle around the streets of NYC and dancing with the Rude Mechanical Orchestra. www.hanakyle.com

Tuesday, December 19 at 8:15 pm
8:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
866253
302889
Open Level Yoga
with Elizabeth Gonzalez
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome
About Elizabeth Gonzalez
Cuando Elizabeth González se intereso por la Yoga solo conocía los beneficios físicos de la práctica, pero más tarde aprendió un poco mas acerca de los cánticos, ejercicios de respiración (pranayama), la meditación y la filosofía del yoga en general. Durante su entrenamiento de 200 horas de yoga en Laughing Lotus, ella fue inspirada por sus maestros para llevar una práctica de meditación y yoga regular. Esto marco el principio de una travesia extraordinaria al mundo interno. Despues de practicar y aprender diferentes estilos de yoga, Elizabeth probo su primera clase de Anusara yoga en Ecuador. Ella se enamoro de la filosofia afirmativa de Anusara y de los principios universales de alineamiento que crearon un nivel de profundidad y complejidad que nunca habia experimentado antes. Ella finalizo su entrenamiento de 200hr de Anusara yoga y un entrenamiento para ensenar yoga para ninos en el 2013. Ella crea secuencias que permiten que el cuerpo fluya libremente de una pose a la otra, permitiendo que la respiración se convierta en el puente entre el cuerpo y la mente, y de esta forma enfocando la practica en el aquí y el ahora. Sus clases son una positiva celebración de la vida y ella se inspira en la simplicidad de la vida y la grandeza del alma humana. Ella anima a sus estudiantes a conectarse con los ritmos naturales del cuerpo, prestando atención. y cuidado al alineamiento fisico, permitiendo que las posturas sean una expresion de la energia del corazón. Ella invita a sus estudiantes a experiementar la fuente de la verdad, la consciencia y la felicidad dentro de ellos mismos. Elizabeth Gonzalez was first drawn to Yoga for the physical benefits of the practice; soon after she learned about chanting, pranayama, meditation and the yoga philosophy as a whole. During her first 200 hour yoga training at Laughing Lotus, she was inspired by her teachers to develop her own daily meditation and yoga practices. She now develops sequences that allow the body to flow freely from one pose to the next. She aspires to create a deep connection between the movement and the breath, allowing the breath to become the bridge between the body and the thinking mind; bringing the practice of yoga to the here and now. Her classes are a joyful celebration of living and she draws her inspiration from the simplicity of life and the greatness of the human soul.

Wednesday, December 20 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, December 21 at 8:15 pm
8:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
2236684
527191
Savvy Flow Yoga
with Mecca Nelson
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Savvy Flow is a combination of active & restorative yoga poses, resistance training, core strength, building your Qi (Energy), deep breaths and meditation. This class is designed to recover the body, mind, spirit, soul, and emotions, by releasing all negative energy and building positive energy within you and around you by moving in your own uniqueness. Modifications are provided for all levels, remember you are still moving with integrity.
About Mecca Nelson
Mecca Nelson is a Widow, Mother, and Martial Artist (just to name them Brazilian Jujitsu, Kenpo Karate, Kickboxing, Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts; she loves to use Ninja Sai, Swords, Kali sticks and Bo staff - she has competed in many tournaments). She was badly injured to the point where she couldn't walk (but not by doing anything related to martial arts). In the midst of her journey dealing with injuries, Yoga assisted her recovery. She was determined to use modifications and still have integrity in her poses. Along with the help from her mentors, she became a Yoga Instructor. As you can see the warrior within her still remains; she transitioned into a fierce work of art. She succeeded in working through the changes within her body, life, having the well power, strength and support to continue on her journey. The joyful feeling within her heart helped to understand the purpose in her life. When you attend her class, she wants you to experience transition, will power, strengthening, happiness, peace, love, enchantment, blessings, energy, truth and confirmation. In her words "Hugs & Kisses Be Blessed Yasssss"

Friday, December 22 at 8:15 pm
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