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Gentle Yoga - By Donation
Herbal Tarot: Using cards to connect plant allies
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Introduction to Kundalini Meditation & Chanting
Meditation, by donation
Mindful Play Yoga (ages 3 - 6)
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Queer & Trans Yoga
Restorative Yoga
Roots -n- Seeds: Foundations in Herbal Medicine Making
Yin Yoga
Yoga for Survivors
Yoga for Your Back
Yoga with Wee Ones - Crawlers & Tots (Crawling - age 4)
Yoga with Wee Ones - Infants (6 weeks - early crawling)
Teacher
Alison Rollman
Andrew Belcher
Ariel Lim
Avi-Rose
Avita Bansee
Calia Marshall
Danielle Medina
Emily J. Kramer
Jamie Tzioumis
Julia Bennett
Kate Lynch
Kate Werning
Keren Rosenbaum-Cooks
Kiki Williams
Laura Ruocco
Maisah Hargett
Prema Kelley
Rachel Casiano
Shelley Nicole
Shri Diehl
Sophia Holly
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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 (she / her) 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, October 21 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
2334450
716998
Open Level Yoga
with Keren Rosenbaum-Cooks
1 hour 30 minutes minutes
‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome
About Keren Rosenbaum-Cooks
Keren (she / her) is passionate about the power of yoga as a vehicle for personal growth and healing. She trained at Phoenix Rising School of Yoga Therapy pryt.com, a therapeutic yoga style that focuses on connecting to the wisdom of the body as a tool for positive life change. Phoenix Rising Yoga is explicitly trauma informed and body positive and has a focus on making yoga accessible to all people, regardless of fitness level, age, differ-ability or body type. Keren invites students to bring their whole selves into class and believes that the union or yoking in yoga includes tapping into mind-body- spirit connections. Keren is a queer cis woman and uses the pronouns she/her/hers. In addition to teaching yoga, Keren is a psychotherapist in private practice, reiki practitioner, visual artist and has 10 years of experience facilitating mindfulness and embodiment experiences for individuals and groups. To learn more about her work visit krcLCSW.com.

Tuesday, October 22 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
866267
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 (she / her) 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, October 23 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 15 minutes
morning
867205
886930
Open Level Yoga - by donation
with Avita Bansee
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Suggested donation $8. ‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome.
About Avita Bansee
Avita Bansee (she / her) is a graduate of Yogaworks 200 hour RYTT and completed her postnatal and prenatal yoga training with Carrie Parker Gastelu of Baby Moon Prenatal Yoga. Avita has also taken various continuing education trainnings such as a minimal props restorative training with Jilian Pransky and a women's health training with Tiffany Cruikshank of Yoga Medicine. She teaches Prenatal, Postnatal, Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga. Her classes are centered on breath, strength and active rest while maintaining a sense of playfulness. She has been working for 5 years with private clients, aiding them with pain management, birth recovery or general well being through yoga and exercise. In addition to teaching yoga, Avita has a Masters in Political Science from the New School of Social Research and continues to be passionate about social justice, feminism and anti-racist activism through yoga and within the yoga community. Avita lives in Brooklyn with her partner, two kids and cat. She teaches group and private lessons.

Thursday, October 24 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 (she / her) 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, October 25 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 15 minutes
morning
867031
171646
Basics Yoga
with Shri Diehl
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 Shri Diehl
Shri Diehl (she / her) is a certified yoga teacher (E-RYT 500, YACEP) and recipient of the Yoga Alliance Advanced Training Scholarship. Her additional training in trauma-informed wellness complements how she facilitates and uses hands-on adjustments. Her inspiration comes from the dedication of living yoga beyond the postures. She studied yoga and Ayurveda in Rishikesh, India, and has been teaching in cities across the United States since 2007. She gives much respect to her teachers who lovingly keep her heart in the space of being their student. She also greatly appreciates the invaluable lessons learned from her grandmother related to healing. Shri practices yoga to reaffirm body and spirit. She teaches yoga to hold space for others as they navigate their own journey of self-care.

Saturday, October 26 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
2334450
906628
Open Level Yoga
with Ariel Lim*
1 hour 30 minutes minutes
‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome
About Ariel Lim*
Ariel Lim (YA-E-RYT200, RYT500) (She / her) Known for her engaging and nurturing personality, she approaches her students with authenticity and humor. Her creativity and ability to pay attention to details make for excellent verbal cues and allows her to help students reach their full potential and work around constraints. She completed her first 500hr Teacher Training at Radiantly Alive in Ubud, Bali, and an additional 200hr Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Yinspiration. She is also a certified Swedish Thai massage therapist and Co-Teacher Trainer at the Ashram Om Yoga Inbound 200hr Yoga Teacher Training Program in Spain. Her intention is to inspire others to use yoga as a space to nurture mind, body and spirit. Visit http://www.yogalumino.com to learn more.

Sunday, October 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 (she / her) 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, October 23 at 10:30 am
10:45 am
10:45 am
1 hour
morning
1198481
170985
Chair Yoga
with Emily J. Kramer
1 hour minutes
* No one turned away for lack of funds (NOTA) * Nourish your mind and body with a gentle yoga class that uses a chair for support.The poses are done while sitting on or holding onto a chair.The gentle movements encourage better circulation and the standing poses with the support of the chair help build bone density. Awaken areas of the body that have been inactive, strengthen muscles and calm your mind with this gentle flowing practice. The class is open to all levels of students.Modifications are offered to ensure that students with physical challenges can practice comfortably and safely.
About Emily J. Kramer
Emily J. Kramer (she / her) 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, October 21 at 10:45 am
10:45 am
1 hour 15 minutes
morning
1862913
802400
Yoga with Wee Ones - Infants (6 weeks - early crawling)
with Jamie Tzioumis
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
* No one turned away for lack of funds (NOTA) * 2nd child is half the fee. Third Root’s Wee Ones classes foster a warm and welcoming community for all caregivers and children ages 0-3, helping little ones and grown-ups connect with their bodies, each other, and the physical world. Through imaginative play, singing, movement games, prop and toy exploration, and partnering, students engage in a developmentally-appropriate yoga and pranayama (breathwork) practice. Caregivers also have the opportunity to make connections with each other that can carry over outside the classroom. Our experienced teachers offer classes that are nourishing and fun for all, in a supportive and lighthearted environment. From mommies to daddies, aunties, nannies, and grannies, any caregivers of all ages are welcome. “Infants & Creepers” class is for babies who are 6 weeks through pushing back on the belly. Class focuses on developing babies’ ability to regulate their new and sensitive nervous system, introducing sensory stimulation of all kinds in a supportive way. Special attention is paid to tummy time and helping babies develop the foundation of a strong and healthy relationship of limbs to spine for future postural support and cognitive development. All activities emphasize the baby-caregiver bond, and attention is paid to supporting self-care for caregivers’ stressed minds and bodies.
About Jamie Tzioumis
(She / her pronouns) From the moment I got into my first downward dog pose in 2001, I knew yoga was going to change my life and the way I connected physically with the world around me. The university I was attending as a dance and choreography major had certified an assistant to teach Ashtanga. I took her classes, and I was hooked. As my practice progressed, so did my sincerity for yoga. In 2007 while living and farming in Italy I began the discipline of practicing yoga every day, going beyond the poses and into their meanings, cultivating breathing practices and meditation. In 2013 I found a program that I connected deeply with, through which I received comprehensive training and certification to instruct yoga. I discovered in 2014 how much I love combining yoga and dance, using organic movement to inspire choreographed flows to create space and deepen my practice. I am passionate about exploring the world of teaching and sharing accessible, fun, energizing yoga with others. The incorporation of study, practicing, dancing and teaching into my life has allowed me to genuinely enjoy multitasking so that I can maximize the potential of every day.

Tuesday, October 22 at 10:45 am
10:45 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
2334453
171646
Intermediate / Advanced Yoga
with Shri Diehl
1 hour 30 minutes minutes
Intermediate/Advanced is a class for those with a long-standing yoga practice who wish to deepen their practice through more advanced inversions, binds, arm balances, meditation, and breath work.
About Shri Diehl
Shri Diehl (she / her) is a certified yoga teacher (E-RYT 500, YACEP) and recipient of the Yoga Alliance Advanced Training Scholarship. Her additional training in trauma-informed wellness complements how she facilitates and uses hands-on adjustments. Her inspiration comes from the dedication of living yoga beyond the postures. She studied yoga and Ayurveda in Rishikesh, India, and has been teaching in cities across the United States since 2007. She gives much respect to her teachers who lovingly keep her heart in the space of being their student. She also greatly appreciates the invaluable lessons learned from her grandmother related to healing. Shri practices yoga to reaffirm body and spirit. She teaches yoga to hold space for others as they navigate their own journey of self-care.

Saturday, October 26 at 10:45 am
10:45 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
2334453
694626
Intermediate / Advanced Yoga
with Kiki Williams*
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 Kiki Williams*
Kiki (she / her / they / them) grew up in sunny southern California, but has lovingly called Brooklyn home since 2011. She is a body-oriented person in all facets of her life- a dancer, yogi, figure model, tree-climber, hiker, and meditator. She received a BFA in dance from The Ohio State University, and has been able to work professionally with several choreographers, both in college and in NY. While yoga has been infused through Kiki’s dance life, her post-graduation move to New York began her intentional yoga practice. She then started her yoga teaching journey after receiving a 200-RYT from Greenhouse Holistic in December 2014. One year later, Kiki completed a training with Bent On Learning, and has been teaching yoga and mindfulness to both students and faculty in NYC Public Schools since. It is Kiki’s greatest joy to hold space for people to find freedom through the breath and the body, and to ultimately expand past the edges of the vessels we currently reside.

Sunday, October 27 at 10:45 am
11:00 am
11:00 am
45 minutes
morning
2342166
802395
Yoga with Wee Ones - Crawlers & Tots (Crawling - age 4)
with Danielle Medina
45 minutes minutes
* No one turned away for lack of funds (NOTA) * 2nd child is half the fee. Third Root’s Yoga with Wee Ones classes foster a warm and welcoming community for all caregivers and children ages 6 weeks– 6 years.Little ones and grown-ups can connect with their bodies, each other, and their environment through a variety of developmentally appropriate asana (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing), singing, shared touch and movement, prop and toy exploration, games, imaginative play, and partnering.The Wee Ones program is divided into “levels”, to support little yogis’ rapidly changing minds, hearts, and bodies at different stages of development, as well as the changing nature of the child-caregiver bond. Caregivers also have the opportunity to make connections with each other that can carry over outside the classroom. Our experienced teachers offer classes that are nourishing and fun for all, in a supportive and lighthearted environment. From mommies to daddies, aunties, nannies, and grannies, any caregivers are welcome. “Crawlers & Tots” classes are appropriate for babies who are scooting on their tummies through almost walking. Class focuses on supporting these babies’ new ability to move through space – rolling, scooting, creeping, crawling, and cruising – as well as introducing more socialization with others. Playful partner activities with caregivers help develop babies’ growing sense of balance, verticality, and relationship to gravity. Asana for caregivers also supports a sense of lightheartedness, community, and the skill of not forgetting oneself while tending to a newly mobile baby. “Crawlers & Tots” classes are appropriate for children who are walking up to age 4. Class focuses on developing toddlers’ growing independence and mobility, body awareness, early language skills, ability to follow directions and be part of a group, and increased socialization and communication with others. Caregivers and toddlers play together, as caregivers often demonstrate and toddlers imitate recognizable yoga postures. As toddlers do more on their own, caregivers have more and more opportunities to move and stretch their own bodies.
About Danielle Medina
Danielle Medina (she / her) is a Brooklyn College graduate with a B.S. in nutrition science and health promotions. She has over 10 years experience working in private and corporate health club facilities. She has worked adults and children around the metropolitan area. In her classes, Danielle looks to motivate and inspire her students to reach their personal goals. Danielle holds certifications with the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America, the American Council of Exercise, 200 hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga, Karma Kids Yoga, Zumba, Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness and Pilates Essential.

Friday, October 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
Suggested donation $8. ‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome.
About Shelley Nicole
Shelley Nicole (she / her) 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, October 23 at 11:15 am
12:00 pm
12:00 pm
3 hours 30 minutes
afternoon
1898804
171710
Community Acupuncture
with Julia Bennett
3 hours 30 minutes minutes
:: Sliding Scale Fee $20 - $45 :: Now by appointment, same day bookings welcome. Visit http://pocapoint.com/pp/thirdrootca/ Community Acupuncture takes place in our community room, where patients lay in comfortable, zero-gravity reclining chairs and receive acupuncture in places on their bodies that require minimum disrobing (mostly on arms, legs, and sometimes their heads.) Practitioners can needle these distal point to affect change throughout the body. This treatment model allows for a lower sliding scale charge per patient because several people are treated at once. It’s an affordable and supportive way to address health care needs, while getting the chance to relax and enjoy some quiet time. Patients can be treated alongside friends, partners, and family members. The community experience is soothing and helps break the isolation many of us deal with when seeking care.
About Julia Bennett
Julia Bennett (she / her) 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, October 21 at 12:00 pm
12:30 pm
12:30 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
866253
602851
Open Level Yoga
with Prema Kelley
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome
About Prema Kelley
(She / her pronouns) 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, October 22 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 (she / her) 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, October 24 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 (she / her) 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, October 25 at 12:30 pm
12:30 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
866253
694626
Open Level Yoga
with Kiki Williams
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome
About Kiki Williams
Kiki (she / her / they / them) grew up in sunny southern California, but has lovingly called Brooklyn home since 2011. She is a body-oriented person in all facets of her life- a dancer, yogi, figure model, tree-climber, hiker, and meditator. She received a BFA in dance from The Ohio State University, and has been able to work professionally with several choreographers, both in college and in NY. While yoga has been infused through Kiki’s dance life, her post-graduation move to New York began her intentional yoga practice. She then started her yoga teaching journey after receiving a 200-RYT from Greenhouse Holistic in December 2014. One year later, Kiki completed a training with Bent On Learning, and has been teaching yoga and mindfulness to both students and faculty in NYC Public Schools since. It is Kiki’s greatest joy to hold space for people to find freedom through the breath and the body, and to ultimately expand past the edges of the vessels we currently reside.

Saturday, October 26 at 12:30 pm
12:30 pm
1 hour 30 minutes
afternoon
867201
886930
Prenatal Yoga
with Avita Bansee
1 hour 30 minutes minutes
* No one turned away for lack of funds (NOTA) * Prenatal Yoga is a combination of Hatha Yoga, Breath Work, Intentional Rest and Meditation all designed to support the physical and emotional changes during pregnancy. You can expect to move, strengthen, build community, breathe and rest as you learn about your evolving body. This class also includes insights and tips for labor and an early and gentle postnatal home practice. Third Root Prenatal Yoga is welcoming to all genders and pregnancy and postpartum stages.
About Avita Bansee
Avita Bansee (she / her) is a graduate of Yogaworks 200 hour RYTT and completed her postnatal and prenatal yoga training with Carrie Parker Gastelu of Baby Moon Prenatal Yoga. Avita has also taken various continuing education trainnings such as a minimal props restorative training with Jilian Pransky and a women's health training with Tiffany Cruikshank of Yoga Medicine. She teaches Prenatal, Postnatal, Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga. Her classes are centered on breath, strength and active rest while maintaining a sense of playfulness. She has been working for 5 years with private clients, aiding them with pain management, birth recovery or general well being through yoga and exercise. In addition to teaching yoga, Avita has a Masters in Political Science from the New School of Social Research and continues to be passionate about social justice, feminism and anti-racist activism through yoga and within the yoga community. Avita lives in Brooklyn with her partner, two kids and cat. She teaches group and private lessons.

Sunday, October 27 at 12:30 pm
1:15 pm
1:15 pm
1 hour
afternoon
1198481
963139
Chair Yoga
with Alison Rollman*
1 hour minutes
* No one turned away for lack of funds (NOTA) * Nourish your mind and body with a gentle yoga class that uses a chair for support.The poses are done while sitting on or holding onto a chair.The gentle movements encourage better circulation and the standing poses with the support of the chair help build bone density. Awaken areas of the body that have been inactive, strengthen muscles and calm your mind with this gentle flowing practice. The class is open to all levels of students.Modifications are offered to ensure that students with physical challenges can practice comfortably and safely.
About Alison Rollman*
Alison Rollman (she/her) is grateful to be part of the Third Root team where her passion for wellness and commitment to equity can coexist in a nurturing environment. Raised in Los Angeles, she earned a degree in sociology where her research focused on self-compassion. Alison began her practice of Kundalini Yoga & Meditation at the age of twelve and earned her 200 hour teaching certification in 2013. She is also trained as a Jikiden Reiki practitioner. Passionate about how embodiment and mindfulness practices can support us in collective wellness and action, she has pursued additional training and education through Off the Mat Into the World, Yoga Service Council, and the Accessible Yoga Conference. She has worked as a lead social emotional learning and facilitation trainer with Breathe for Change, a yoga teacher training program for educators. In 2018 Alison moved to Brooklyn to work in community organizing and volunteer coordination, where she supported farms in Central Brooklyn and worked with the Housing Justice For All universal rent control campaign.

Wednesday, October 23 at 1:15 pm
2:00 pm
2:00 pm
1 hour 45 minutes
afternoon
2062573
815555
Community Acupuncture
with Rachel Casiano
1 hour 45 minutes minutes
:: Sliding Scale Fee $20 - $45 :: Now by appointment, same day bookings welcome. Visit http://pocapoint.com/pp/thirdrootca/ Community Acupuncture takes place in our community room, where patients lay in comfortable, zero-gravity reclining chairs and receive acupuncture in places on their bodies that require minimum disrobing (mostly on arms, legs, and sometimes their heads.) Practitioners can needle these distal point to affect change throughout the body. This treatment model allows for a lower sliding scale charge per patient because several people are treated at once. It’s an affordable and supportive way to address health care needs, while getting the chance to relax and enjoy some quiet time. Patients can be treated alongside friends, partners, and family members. The community experience is soothing and helps break the isolation many of us deal with when seeking care.
About Rachel Casiano
Originally from Western Maryland, Rachel (she / her) is a DiaspoRican acupuncturist living in South Brooklyn. Before her training in acupuncture, she worked as a health educator and patient navigator in HIV services at a community health clinic and did outreach on a mobile testing van. Primarily serving queer and trans sex workers and transient people, this experience solidified her view that centering the health needs of the most marginalized people means better care for everyone. She learned about acupuncture while volunteering with syringe exchange programs in upper Manhattan and the Bronx and seeing how acupuncture was used for detox, PTSD, and stress. The history of radical/collective uses of acupuncture, harm reduction philosophy, and her witness to the opioid epidemic in her hometown inspired her to pursue learning acupuncture. All these influences continue to guide her practice. She received her Master of Science in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture, and is continuing her studies of classical Chinese herbal medicine. Rachel enjoys visiting bookstores and libraries, talking to birds, making zines, and doing prisoner support work in her spare time.

Tuesday, October 22 at 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
2 hours
afternoon
3436535
841887
Herbal Tarot: Using cards to connect plant allies special event
with Laura Ruocco
2 hours minutes
Sliding Scale $20-$50 Herbs and tarot cards can both be used as guides and allies for emotional and spiritual growth. In this class we'll explore tarot cards as a tool for divining plant allies that can support you on your path. We will cover the basics of using tarot cards for divination, and an overview of plant spirit medicine. Using the cards, we will create a custom plant formula for each participant to take home. Open to beginners as well as experienced tarot readers. If you have a favorite tarot deck, please bring it, but we will have some available to share.
About Laura Ruocco
Laura Marie Ruocco (she / her) is a Brooklyn based herbalist. She believes that helping to reconnect people with plant medicine is an integral to the work of healing ourselves and healing the earth. She has studied herbal medicine in NYC since 2010, and more recently learned from the plants in the forests, open fields, and wetlands of upstate New York. More info at www.lauramarie.org

Saturday, October 26 at 2:00 pm
2:30 pm
2:30 pm
1 hour
afternoon
2988823
407076
Yoga for Survivors special event
with Sophia Holly*
1 hour minutes
Suggested donation $5 - $25. Exhale to Inhale (ETI) is a non-profit organization that uses the healing practice of trauma- informed yoga to empower survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The ETI approach is based in choice-making, safety, and simplicity. Third Root regularly hosts weekly ETI trauma-informed yoga classes. These classes will create space for trauma survivors to reconnect to their bodies and their ability to make choices for themselves. Everyone is welcome and anyone can benefit. Classes are offered on a sliding scale, $5-25. Contributions will go towards supporting Exhale to Inhale programming and Third Root.
About Sophia Holly*
Sophia (she / her) is a 500 hour RYT with special certifications in trauma informed yoga, prenatal yoga, and reiki healing. She has been teaching private and public classes since 2013. Sophia aims to create a yoga classroom where everyone feels welcome, offering plenty of options and variations that allow the students to be kind to their bodies and meet themselves on the mat. Her teaching is supportive and lighthearted (hopefully a little fun now and then too!) Sophia also teaches for and manages Exhale to Inhale, an organization that bring yoga to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Sunday, October 27 at 2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:00 pm
2 hours
afternoon
3152141
171710
Community Acupuncture
with Julia Bennett
2 hours minutes
:: Sliding Scale Fee $20 - $45 :: Now by appointment, same day bookings welcome. Visit http://pocapoint.com/pp/thirdrootca/ Community Acupuncture takes place in our community room, where patients lay in comfortable, zero-gravity reclining chairs and receive acupuncture in places on their bodies that require minimum disrobing (mostly on arms, legs, and sometimes their heads.) Practitioners can needle these distal point to affect change throughout the body. This treatment model allows for a lower sliding scale charge per patient because several people are treated at once. It’s an affordable and supportive way to address health care needs, while getting the chance to relax and enjoy some quiet time. Patients can be treated alongside friends, partners, and family members. The community experience is soothing and helps break the isolation many of us deal with when seeking care.
About Julia Bennett
Julia Bennett (she / her) 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, October 23 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 (she / her) 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, October 25 at 3:00 pm
3:30 pm
3:30 pm
45 minutes
afternoon
3253123
802395
Mindful Play Yoga (ages 3 - 6) special event
with Danielle Medina
45 minutes minutes
This class can be a drop off or with caregiver. Our time together would provide a nurturing introduction to yoga poses, breath work and relaxation through play, games, partner/ team work, music and storytelling. We will also explore how to apply our yoga practice into our daily life. No one turned away for lack of funds.
About Danielle Medina
Danielle Medina (she / her) is a Brooklyn College graduate with a B.S. in nutrition science and health promotions. She has over 10 years experience working in private and corporate health club facilities. She has worked adults and children around the metropolitan area. In her classes, Danielle looks to motivate and inspire her students to reach their personal goals. Danielle holds certifications with the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America, the American Council of Exercise, 200 hour Hatha Vinyasa Yoga, Karma Kids Yoga, Zumba, Prenatal and Postpartum Fitness and Pilates Essential.

Thursday, October 24 at 3:30 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 (she / her) is a 500 hour RYT with special certifications in trauma informed yoga, prenatal yoga, and reiki healing. She has been teaching private and public classes since 2013. Sophia aims to create a yoga classroom where everyone feels welcome, offering plenty of options and variations that allow the students to be kind to their bodies and meet themselves on the mat. Her teaching is supportive and lighthearted (hopefully a little fun now and then too!) Sophia also teaches for and manages Exhale to Inhale, an organization that bring yoga to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Sunday, October 27 at 3:45 pm
5:15 pm
5:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
867031
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 (she / her) 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, October 21 at 5:15 pm
5:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
867205
601641
Open Level Yoga - by donation
with Maisah Hargett
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Suggested donation $8. ‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome.
About Maisah Hargett
(She / her pronouns) I started practicing yoga whilst looking a better to maintain my body for my work as a modern dancer. Though I have not always as enthusiastic about yoga as I am currently, I found my real love when I began to study Vinyasa. The linking of breath with a flowing practice really hit home with me, so these are the two main anchors for both my personal practice and my teaching. I completed my Viinyasa 200hr certification in 2011 (Yoga to the People, NYC), and set forth on my teaching journey. I decided to quit my full-time 9-5 in 2012 to pursue dance and yoga more fully; while unemployed I had more time to discover different styles of yoga, AcroYoga and Aerial Yoga being amongst those. From 2012 to 2014, I lived and breathed teacher trainings (TTs), completing my Kid's Yoga TT (Alphabet Asana), my Aerial Mellow Flow TT (Om Factory), my Restorative Yoga TT (Mary Aranas), and my Aerial Yoga TT (Om Factory). During this time I was also slowly, but surely, expanding my AcroYoga practice and assisting various teachers (Adam Rinder, LInda Mittel, Mary Aranas). This past December (2015) I finally took the plunge and completed my AcroYoga TT with AcroYoga Montréal (Yay!) My adult classes center on linking breath and movement (however slow that movement may be), and on the importance of safe alignment, plus mindful progression with self-awareness. My dancer's heart in body is also in love with flow and movement exploration, so get ready to feel the influences of Pilates, Feldenkrais, Body-Mind Centering, and whatever else I'm physically processing at the moment. For my AcroYoga classes I strive focus on all of these things, plus fostering a sense of community with others. My Kid's class focus on giving my students the foundation to be life-long lovers of yoga, via exposure to asana (poses), breathwork as a tool for stress control, and structured creative play :) For all of the styles I teach, I firmly believes in a “safety first” approach; when we take care of the body, it will take care of us!

Tuesday, October 22 at 5:15 pm
5:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
866256
694626
Queer & Trans Yoga
with Kiki Williams
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
* No one turned away for lack of funds (NOTA) * Queer and Trans Yoga is a class specifically for LGBT community that leaves heterosexism and transphobia outside the classroom and allows for you to be fully present and embodied. This class builds community as we create space to reach each other and all of our different bodies and genders.
About Kiki Williams
Kiki (she / her / they / them) grew up in sunny southern California, but has lovingly called Brooklyn home since 2011. She is a body-oriented person in all facets of her life- a dancer, yogi, figure model, tree-climber, hiker, and meditator. She received a BFA in dance from The Ohio State University, and has been able to work professionally with several choreographers, both in college and in NY. While yoga has been infused through Kiki’s dance life, her post-graduation move to New York began her intentional yoga practice. She then started her yoga teaching journey after receiving a 200-RYT from Greenhouse Holistic in December 2014. One year later, Kiki completed a training with Bent On Learning, and has been teaching yoga and mindfulness to both students and faculty in NYC Public Schools since. It is Kiki’s greatest joy to hold space for people to find freedom through the breath and the body, and to ultimately expand past the edges of the vessels we currently reside.

Sunday, October 27 at 5:15 pm
6:30 pm
6:30 pm
2 hours 30 minutes
evening
3387753
830240
Roots -n- Seeds: Foundations in Herbal Medicine Making
with Avi-Rose
2 hours 30 minutes minutes
This program is by application. For more details, copy and paste this link into your browser: https://thirdroot.org/herbal-medicine/program/
About Avi-Rose
Avi-Rose, MS, E-RYT 200 (they / them), is a queer community-based educator, multi-modal health & wellbeing clinician, herbal researcher, and project coordinator. Their roots & realities include a tangle of working class lessons, artistic lineage, inter-generational trauma, white-skin privilege, and immeasurable resilience and laughter. Rising from and growing within these contexts, Avi-Rose dedicates their efforts to cultivating justice & joy in all they do. The seeds of respect for learning with & from plants were first planted here at Third Root in 2009: Countless seasons, mentors, classroom & earth based lessons later, Avi-Rose has woven a vitalist herbal framework with multiple modalities and an anti-oppression approach in their work of supporting individual & collective healing. As an educator and clinician, they value creating accessible & generative space to both offer knowledge and support others in accessing their own insights & relationships with political analysis, their bodies, and the earth. You can learn more about their work and offerings at www.avi-rose.com

Wednesday, October 23 at 6:30 pm
6:30 pm
2 hours
evening
3426597
896062
Introduction to Kundalini Meditation & Chanting special event
with Kate Lynch
2 hours minutes
$25 in advance, $30 day of, No one turned away for lack of funds. If you’re curious about Kundalini meditation and chanting, please come try this empowering practice. Kate explains these techniques in an approachable, gentle, no-nonsense way. Learn some warmups you can do to relieve discomfort around your spine. Then try a few different meditations interspersed with breathing patterns and progressive relaxation. You don’t need to be able to sit for long periods, but you can if you want to. You can also sit in a chair or lie down. Kate trained with Yogi Bhajan and Hari Kaur in 2002, and specializes in demystifying the practice for beginners. Questions are encouraged in this interactive workshop. The aim of all yoga is to awaken the creative potential you already carry within you, and this is one accessible and powerful pathway.
About Kate Lynch
Kate Lynch (she / her) has been teaching yoga and meditation, and cultivating community, since 2002. Her first 40 years were spent making art, wandering, and eventually remembering to come home to Brooklyn and put down roots. She endeavors in each class to co-create inclusive space for self nurturing and unfolding. Her classes are welcoming, friendly, creative and intuitive, and reflect her core values: empathy, integrity, equity and respect. She offers accessible variations and encourages nonjudgmental awareness. Her intense drive to serve the greater good currently manifests as advocating for inclusion alongside atypical and marginalized families; and encouraging a collective sense of belonging. In her role as Ocean’s mama, she continues to learn about advocacy, patience and neurodiversity. Kate has specialized training in meditation, mindfulness, anxiety, trauma, prenatal, postpartum and yoga for kids (including differently abled kids). Recent trainings: Center for Racial Justice PD for educators, and Integrating Equity with Susanna Barkataki. Her influences include Hari Kaur, Seane Corn, Dianne Bondy, Bo Forbes, Yogi Bhajan and Thich Nhat Hanh. Healthyhappyyoga.com Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/healthy-happy-yoga/id1449863064?mt=2

Saturday, October 26 at 6:30 pm
6:45 pm
6:45 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
867200
308768
Intermediate / Advanced Yoga
with Calia Marshall
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Intermediate/Advanced is a class for those with a long-standing yoga practice who wish to deepen their practice through more advanced inversions, binds, arm balances, meditation, and breath work.
About Calia Marshall
Calia Marshall (she / her) 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, October 21 at 6:45 pm
6:45 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
1168762
524644
Beginner's Yoga
with Kate Werning
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Thoughtful, intelligent & safe, this on-going class guides beloved newbies through an introduction to yoga asana (poses), pranayama (breath), and sequencing.Yoga class etiquette and student/teacher relationship demystified! Students of all ages, levels and abilities are welcome to this slow moving class that speaks to the beginner's mind.
About Kate Werning
(She / her) 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, October 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 (she / her) is a 500 hour RYT with special certifications in trauma informed yoga, prenatal yoga, and reiki healing. She has been teaching private and public classes since 2013. Sophia aims to create a yoga classroom where everyone feels welcome, offering plenty of options and variations that allow the students to be kind to their bodies and meet themselves on the mat. Her teaching is supportive and lighthearted (hopefully a little fun now and then too!) Sophia also teaches for and manages Exhale to Inhale, an organization that bring yoga to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Thursday, October 24 at 6:45 pm
8:15 pm
8:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
2987743
601641
Gentle Yoga - By Donation
with Maisah Hargett
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Suggested donation $8. Gentle Yoga is a slow-paced, attentive, graceful hatha yoga class that moves through asana and is intended to create space in the mind and body. This non-strenuous class is useful for anyone just beginning yoga, for people with injuries or other physical ability differences, and anyone looking to release and relax.
About Maisah Hargett
(She / her pronouns) I started practicing yoga whilst looking a better to maintain my body for my work as a modern dancer. Though I have not always as enthusiastic about yoga as I am currently, I found my real love when I began to study Vinyasa. The linking of breath with a flowing practice really hit home with me, so these are the two main anchors for both my personal practice and my teaching. I completed my Viinyasa 200hr certification in 2011 (Yoga to the People, NYC), and set forth on my teaching journey. I decided to quit my full-time 9-5 in 2012 to pursue dance and yoga more fully; while unemployed I had more time to discover different styles of yoga, AcroYoga and Aerial Yoga being amongst those. From 2012 to 2014, I lived and breathed teacher trainings (TTs), completing my Kid's Yoga TT (Alphabet Asana), my Aerial Mellow Flow TT (Om Factory), my Restorative Yoga TT (Mary Aranas), and my Aerial Yoga TT (Om Factory). During this time I was also slowly, but surely, expanding my AcroYoga practice and assisting various teachers (Adam Rinder, LInda Mittel, Mary Aranas). This past December (2015) I finally took the plunge and completed my AcroYoga TT with AcroYoga Montréal (Yay!) My adult classes center on linking breath and movement (however slow that movement may be), and on the importance of safe alignment, plus mindful progression with self-awareness. My dancer's heart in body is also in love with flow and movement exploration, so get ready to feel the influences of Pilates, Feldenkrais, Body-Mind Centering, and whatever else I'm physically processing at the moment. For my AcroYoga classes I strive focus on all of these things, plus fostering a sense of community with others. My Kid's class focus on giving my students the foundation to be life-long lovers of yoga, via exposure to asana (poses), breathwork as a tool for stress control, and structured creative play :) For all of the styles I teach, I firmly believes in a “safety first” approach; when we take care of the body, it will take care of us!

Monday, October 21 at 8:15 pm
8:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
3297344
171646
Yin Yoga
with Shri Diehl*
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Yin Yoga is a slower paced style of yoga where postures are held for longer periods of time -between 2 to 5 minutes. The energy is directed to the deeper layers of connective tissues (tendon, ligaments and fascia). With special attention to the hips, pelvis, and lower spine, we place moderate stress to these tissues with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. This deep and grounding practice creates space both physically and mentally, the mind is able to quiet and journey inward to a place of stillness, paving the way for meditation to occur. Experience how Yin Yoga can compliment the more energetic and fast paced lifestyle; the result is a profound sense of inner calm and outer strength. All levels welcome.
About Shri Diehl*
Shri Diehl (she / her) is a certified yoga teacher (E-RYT 500, YACEP) and recipient of the Yoga Alliance Advanced Training Scholarship. Her additional training in trauma-informed wellness complements how she facilitates and uses hands-on adjustments. Her inspiration comes from the dedication of living yoga beyond the postures. She studied yoga and Ayurveda in Rishikesh, India, and has been teaching in cities across the United States since 2007. She gives much respect to her teachers who lovingly keep her heart in the space of being their student. She also greatly appreciates the invaluable lessons learned from her grandmother related to healing. Shri practices yoga to reaffirm body and spirit. She teaches yoga to hold space for others as they navigate their own journey of self-care.

Tuesday, October 22 at 8:15 pm
8:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
1673917
778758
Flow & Restore Yoga
with Andrew Belcher
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 Andrew Belcher
Andrew Belcher (he / him) is a social worker, theater artist, and yoga teacher. He explores yoga as a technology for quieting the mind and revealing the authentic self. His classes are a laboratory in which to discover the inner landscape and feel what it feels like to be you. This journey is not about getting something you don’t have but rather embracing your basic goodness in the present moment.

Thursday, October 24 at 8:15 pm
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