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Alicia Allison
Elizabeth Gonzalez
Emily J. Kramer
Geleni Fontaine
Jomo Alakoye-Simmons
Julia Bennett
Kate Werning
Laura Grant
Mecca Nelson
Nicolette Dixon
Olivia Quiroz
Rachael Hudak
Shelley Nicole
Sophia Holly
Vinny Peterson
Walda Laurenceau
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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, August 22 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

Wednesday, August 23 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, August 24 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, August 21 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, August 22 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, August 23 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, August 24 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
867203
171643
Yoga for Your Back
with Laura Grant
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 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.

Friday, August 25 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
867031
352161
Basics Yoga
with Alicia Allison*
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 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

Saturday, August 26 at 9:00 am
9:00 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, August 27 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, August 23 at 10:30 am
10:45 am
10:45 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

Saturday, August 26 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, August 27 at 10:45 am
11:00 am
11:00 am
1 hour
morning
1862913
171643
Yoga with Wee Ones - Infants (6 weeks -crawling)
with Laura Grant
1 hour 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. “Infants” 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 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, August 22 at 11:00 am
11:00 am
45 minutes
morning
2342166
171643
Yoga with Wee Ones - Crawlers and Tots (Crawling - age 3)
with Laura Grant
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. Laura, certified adult, child, and baby yoga teacher, and MSEd candidate, 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 are welcome. Crawlers (crawling – early walking) “Creepers and Crawlers” class is 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. Tots (walking – age 3) “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, 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 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.

Friday, August 25 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, August 23 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, August 21 at 12:00 pm
12:30 pm
12:30 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
866253
527191
Open Level Yoga
with Mecca Nelson*
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome
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"

Tuesday, August 22 at 12:30 pm
12:30 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
867200
524644
Intermediate / Advanced Yoga
with Kate Werning*
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 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, August 24 at 12:30 pm
12:30 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
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.

Friday, August 25 at 12:30 pm
12:30 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
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.

Saturday, August 26 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, August 27 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, August 23 at 12:45 pm
1:45 pm
1:45 pm
30 minutes
afternoon
866260
302889
Meditation, by donation
with Elizabeth Gonzalez*
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 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.

Friday, August 25 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, August 22 at 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
1 hour 45 minutes
afternoon
2062573
171000
171714
Community Acupuncture
with Geleni Fontaine 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 Geleni Fontaine
I’m a fat, queer, Latina/o transperson raised and thriving in Brooklyn, New York. I’m a graduate of the Swedish Institute School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine where I studied Traditional and Classical Chinese Medicine with Jeffrey Yuen, 88th generation Taoist priest and healer. I’m also a registered nurse and use knowledge of Western allopathic medicine to support my holistic East-Asian practice, helping individuals navigating both healthcare systems. I’m a member of the Rock Dove Collective, a group of healers, providers, and activists coordinating a radical community health exchange in NYC; a former board member of the Audre Lorde Project, the first queer people of color center for community organizing in the U.S.; and NOLOSE, an organization dedicated to ending the oppression of fat people and creating vibrant fat queer culture. I have a 13-year history of trainingand teaching martial arts and have worked many years with the Center for Anti- Violence Education (CAE) as a youth educator, anti-violence activist, and crisis intervention worker. This experience has lent to my understanding of healing as a mind / body / spirit construct that includes support for individuals as well as radical responses to the institutional oppression we face as communities. In 2011 I began studying Western medicinal herbs, first with Lauren Giambrone (Good Fight Herb Company) and Ben Schwartz (Wassaic Community Farm), and in the Herbal Education Program of Third Root (with Jacoby Ballard, Karen Rose, and Stephen Switzer.) My goal is to help empower individuals to create personal and social change toward a more just and loving world for us all. I’m thrilled and honored to join Third Root in this work!

Thursday, August 24 at 2:00 pm
2:15 pm
2:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
1168762
407076
Beginner's Yoga
with Sophia Holly
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 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

Sunday, August 27 at 2:15 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, August 23 at 3:00 pm
3:00 pm
3 hours 30 minutes
afternoon
1898804
605955
Community Acupuncture
with Walda Laurenceau*
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 Walda Laurenceau*
Walda Laurenceau is a New York State licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) with national board certifications in acupuncture from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is certified in clean needle technique by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM). Walda received her Master of Science degree in Acupuncture from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City through a full-time four-year graduate program with an emphasis on classical Chinese medicine theory and protocol. Her training involved over 3000 hours of education and 900 hours of clinical training. Under this educational training and NCCAOM certification, Walda is a Diplomate of Acupuncture (Dipl. Ac.). Prior to entering the field of acupuncture, Walda earned degrees from Rutgers University (BA in English) and Pace University (MS in Publishing). She is a member of the Acupuncture Society of New York (ASNY), and the American Acupuncture Association of Oriental Medicine (AAAOM). Walda’s clinical acupuncture experience includes intensive externships at Housing Works, Grand Meridian Clinic in Chinatown, NYC, and internships at Pacific College Wellness Center. She travelled to Peten, Guatemala to study and volunteer as an acupuncturist with the organization Healer 2 Healer where she completed clinical rounds to serve local residents, as well as learning traditional healing modalities from local indigenous healers. Outside of East Asian medicine, Walda is an avid student of nutrition, diet & lifestyle, breadth work and western herbology where she also studied with Peeka Trenkle at the New York Open Center. During her studies at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Walda founded TeaFèy Infusions, a local Brooklyn-based herbal tisane and tea brand focusing on “Tea For The Urban Lifestyle”. Walda created this bespoke tea brand based on her Haitian roots and a strong desire to personalize every cup of tea according to each individual. Walda incorporates East Asian medicine, Haitian (remèd) remedies, and her experience with western herbs and tea leaves to create custom blends for patients.

Friday, August 25 at 3:00 pm
3:45 pm
3:45 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
867239
407076
Restorative Yoga
with Sophia Holly*
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 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

Sunday, August 27 at 3:45 pm
5:15 pm
5:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
866267
524644
Basics Yoga
with Kate Werning*
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 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

Monday, August 21 at 5:15 pm
5:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
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.

Tuesday, August 22 at 5:15 pm
5:15 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.

Thursday, August 24 at 5:15 pm
5:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
866256
440308
Queer & Trans Yoga
with Rachael Hudak*
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 fo reach other and all of our different bodies and genders.
About Rachael Hudak*
Rachael Hudak is a yoga teacher, educator, writer, and facilitator with extensive experience teaching yoga and meditation classes in community and carceral spaces. Rachael received her 200 hour certification in 2011 from Chi-Town Shakti in Chicago, a Shambhava Yoga Center, and has received additional certifications to teach prenatal yoga, advanced hip openers, and advanced arm balances. Rachael infuses her classes with both compassion and challenge and her teaching encourages students to notice and examine the subtle qualities of the breath, mind, and physical body. She invites every student to explore an individual experience of yoga through body awareness, inner focus, and surrender while providing support and guidance. When she’s not on her mat, Rachael is the Director of the NYU Prison Education Program.

Sunday, August 27 at 5:15 pm
6:45 pm
6:45 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
867200
524644
Intermediate / Advanced Yoga
with Kate Werning*
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 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

Monday, August 21 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, August 22 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, August 24 at 6:45 pm
6:45 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
866253
440308
Open Level Yoga
with Rachael Hudak*
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome
About Rachael Hudak*
Rachael Hudak is a yoga teacher, educator, writer, and facilitator with extensive experience teaching yoga and meditation classes in community and carceral spaces. Rachael received her 200 hour certification in 2011 from Chi-Town Shakti in Chicago, a Shambhava Yoga Center, and has received additional certifications to teach prenatal yoga, advanced hip openers, and advanced arm balances. Rachael infuses her classes with both compassion and challenge and her teaching encourages students to notice and examine the subtle qualities of the breath, mind, and physical body. She invites every student to explore an individual experience of yoga through body awareness, inner focus, and surrender while providing support and guidance. When she’s not on her mat, Rachael is the Director of the NYU Prison Education Program.

Sunday, August 27 at 6:45 pm
8:15 pm
8:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
1673917
527193
Flow & Restore Yoga
with Olivia Quiroz
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 Olivia Quiroz
Olivia Quiroz is a Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher and a Holistic Heath Counselor. She is passionate about health and wellness bringing harmony to the body, mind and spirit. Olivia is a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist. She received her Associate Degree in Occupational Studies at the College of Massage Therapy at the Swedish Institute in New York City in January 2002. There she trained in both Eastern and Western forms of massage therapy and bodywork. Olivia has worked as an Adjunct Instructor and continues to work as a Student Supervisor at the Swedish Institute. She holds certifications in working with individuals with cancer and geriatric massage. Olivia is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor who graduated in 2007 from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She uses holistic counseling to help individuals balance their lives focusing on the areas of nutrition, physical activity, spiritual practices, profession and relationships. Olivia received her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification in the summer of 2015 from Revolution Yoga in Long Island. She will begin teaching here at Third Root in the Rising Teacher program in July 2016. Olivia enjoys working with individuals helping them use their yoga practice to heal on multiple levels. Olivia participated in the Yoga in Action workshop in May 2016 which is drawn from Off the Mat. There she learned to work in community with other activists powerfully linking yoga with social justice work. Olivia is a practicing Nicherin Buddhist and grew up in the faith. The ideals of the practice are to help each individual tap into and achieve their highest potential and to create peace on earth with people from all walks of life and faiths. Massage and Yoga naturally flow with this premise of peace and happiness as it helps to bring the body, mind and spirit to balance and harmony. Olivia states massage, yoga and counseling are her callings; she loves helping people feel better mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Olivia is on a journey of personal transformation and social change; she is passionate about using affirmations as a powerful aid in manifesting the life that you want. She follows the teachings of Iyanla Van Zant, Louise Hay, Marianne Williamson and Melodie Beattie just to name a few. Olivia plans to provide lectures on self love and empowerment in the near future. Namaste…

Tuesday, August 22 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, August 23 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, August 24 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, August 25 at 8:15 pm
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