Education Duration Price
  • Buddhist Studies 1 hour 15 minutes $0.00 Book Now
    When we open our hearts to the process of sharing more love, we will inevitably confront people who are hard to love and moments when it’s hard to even love anybody. This month-long course will focus on “loving the difficult person” as a facet of Metta (kindness) practice. We will unpack what it means to struggle to love those who don’t meet our expectations such as treating us with respect. We will use teachings, perspectives, and meditation practices from various Buddhist traditions and other faith traditions as well as emerging 21st Century social practices to learn new ways of maintaining healthy boundaries and a soft heart simultaneously.

    Third Root holds a Secular Buddhist Studies Program on Monday nights with a talented pool of Buddhism and meditation teachers that resonate with the teaching styles and philosophy and style at Third Root! Each month will feature a pair of teachers for 4 consecutive Monday nights, and topics will change monthly. Each evening will feature a dharma talk, meditation, and a question and answer period.

    $20 suggested donation.
  • Gentle Support Yoga Therapy: Creating Mind-Body Balance 1 hour 15 minutes $0.00 Book Now
    In this 75 minute workshop we will practice gentle restorative poses, focus and center the mind through guided meditation and finalize the session with a community sharing of experiences. Yoga instruction will offer techniques to transform symptoms of mild depression, anxiety and SAD (seasonal affective disorder).

    Class will include a sequence of yoga postures to physically de-stress, a guided meditation to calm the mind and breathe work to mindfully relax into the heart center.

    Through a gentle and supportive practice we begin to balance emotions and regulate energy. In this workshop we will create a meaningful and personal mind/body experience to relax and renew.

    Gentle support of yoga therapy provides a safe and supportive space to help tap into our toolbox of inner resources, becoming better equipped to deal with challenges in daily life.

    Yoga therapy is the integration of apersonal yoga/meditation practice while engaging and exploring the emotions. Students are invited to experience yoga within a community of shared participatory experiences. Within this interactive group students can dialogue with others in an environment of supportive listening.

    $15 Suggested Donation

    Facilitator: Estelle Miller, RYT-200; LCSW, Ed. D.
  • Healthy Boundaries: Conscious Relationships & Joint Stability 2 hours $25.00 Book Now
    Designed for all levels of experience, this movement oriented session primarily addresses those of us who are "double jointed," exhibit an excess range of motion in the joints, or are just curious about how to create stable, supportive connections on and off the mat. Your practice can be sustaining and not degenerative!

    Hyper-mobility of the joints is a commonly overlooked issue in yoga asana, which tends to overvalue flexibility. We'll address this condition through isometric strengthening, alignment instruction & embodied awareness.

    This exploration of joining places of bone will also extend metaphorically to relationships: where do unconscious patterns wear us down over time? Are we creating stability? or are we hanging on unconsciously?

    Practice healthy boundaries inside & out!
  • New Year, renewed YOU for Inner & Outer Growth: Upgrading with Ayurveda 2 hours $25.00 Book Now
    Still feeling heavy and funky from the holidays?Craving change but don’t know how or where to begin? Waking up exhausted?
    Its never too late to get back on track.

    The holidays have come and gone.Another new year, another set of new year resolutions or intentions.The key question or challenge is common:how do I maintain my enthusiastic desire and commitmentto feel happier, more energetic, aligned, meet all my goals, and …… (here, you fill in the blank with your truest desire.)

    Ayurveda, ancient India’s 10,000 year old healing tradition and Yoga’s sister science, offers simple yet profound practices for lasting energy, optimal health, wealth, and happiness.
    Just like we each look different, we each have a unique pattern of energy – an individual pattern of physical, mental and emotional characteristics – which makes up our constitution.In Ayurveda, these energetics are called vata, pitta, and kapha, based on Nature’s 5 elements.By intentionally interrelating our unique metabolic & mental constitutions in relation to Nature’s rhythms, we can support the reprogramming and rejuvenation of our cells and tissues - according to who you are.We can BE the balanced health, prosperity and happiness that we all yearn for in a consistent day-to-day, sustainable manner during this lifetime.We experience moment-to-moment awareness, consciousness, and healing.You can SELF-Heal.

    In this workshop, you will learn and practice:
    - An Overview of Ayurvedic theory & principles, focusing on understanding and feeling your Fire of Life (Agni), digestion and elimination.
    - Explore your sensate awareness to listen to Nature withinand nourish whatever it is that we wish to strengthen and grow this year.

    - Importance of Food Combinations
    - Daily routines to manage Winter Blues and strengthen your body, will and devotion to your dharma and wellness.
    - Activate YOUR UNIQUE Diet & Lifestyle Plan to get back on track
    - Healthy Recipes for Winter Wellness
    - Rejuvenation from Post-Holiday Fatigue

    Sliding Scale $18-35. Pre-register online, in person or over the phone.
    Bio: Shweta Parmar’s mission to heal from polycystic kidney disease and her endless search for her True Self is driven by her reverence and love for Mother Nature, Ayurveda, Yoga and Universal Oneness. As an Ayurveda practitioner/therapist of GutsierLiving, she supports people who eat organic and healthy and still feel like crap, regain lasting energy in their day to day. She is passionate of healing the planet by healing birthing as an AyurDoula of BabyTheMama.She has served as a former community organizer for immigrant rights issues, Programs Director at Edgar Cayce’s Association of Enlightenment NYC, and Ayurveda Center of Balance NYC.
  • Open Heart/Closed Embrace: A beginner's introduction to tango through partner yoga 2 hours $25.00 Book Now
    Both Partner Yoga and Traditional Argentine Tango are practices shared by two people that are relaxing, exhilarating and just plain fun. We will start off with a basic series of individual and partner yoga exercises, learning to breath and stretch in tandem with a friend to get more out of your yoga practice. We will then build up to a basic lesson in the fundamental elements of tango, including musicality, the embrace, lead, follow, and improvisation. This class is for absolute beginners—dancers and non-movers alike! Come on your own or bring a friend to practice with you!

    Romina Rodriguez-Crosta is a yoga teacher, dancer, arts educator and former Third Root cooperative member. Her teaching style is warm, fun and engaging. Her devotion to tango began at home, where her family listened to tango music regularly, and continued when she began to study the dance in 2004. She travels yearly to Buenos Aires to study and dance in the birthplace of tango, and performs tango and contemporary dance at various venues in San Francisco and New York.Romina believes tango, like yoga, is a way of life; a practice that teaches confidence, communication, patience and sensitivity.

    Shandoah Goldman is a Brooklyn based choreographer and shiatsu practitioner holding a B.A. from Bennington College (2001) and an M.A. from London Contemporary Dance School (2007). She has presented her work at Joyce SOHO, Wassaic Festival, Ailey Citigroup Theatre, S.L.A.M. Warehouse, Anita's Way, Spoke the Hub, Wild Project CPR, Rabbithole, Dixon Place, and well as many site-specific locations.She has been an artist in residence at Art Omi, chashama and Residencias del Sur in Buenos Aires (with Romina), and has been dancing tango since 2003.She is the artistic director of Carte Blanche Performance as well as the founder of The Artsy Yenta, a weekly listing connecting
  • Play: Art Healing Workshop 2 hours $25.00 Book Now
  • Survivors on the Mat: Asana Practice & Book Reading 2 hours $25.00 Book Now
    This yoga practice is designed to incite energy, encourage relaxation, and inspire healing. There will be marvelous music and time for us to stretch, breathe, and dance together. No fancy clothes or special props. Next, hear the author read from her inspiring collection of essays that reveal the healing power of yoga, Survivors on the Yoga Mat: Stories for Those Healing from Trauma is an ideal companion for trauma survivors and yoga teachers alike. Weaving together stories from her classes, travels, and workshops, author Becky Thompson shows the brave and unique ways that survivors approach yoga: the creative ways that they practice, the challenges they face, and the transformative experiences they discover. Thompson skillfully draws connections between yoga and social-justice activism, demonstrating how a trauma-sensitive approach to yoga makes room for all of us—across race, class, gender, religion and nationality. Book talk, discussion and signing for Survivors on the Yoga Mat to follow. All are welcome.
  • TREE Presents: Domestic Workers United 15th Anniversary Health Forum 4 hours $0.00 Book Now
  • Upside Down Is Right Side Up: Inversions Explained 2 hours $25.00 Book Now
    Are you curious about inversions? Do you get panicky whenever the teacher announces "If you have an inversion practice . . . "? Inversions are fun, empowering and incredibly powerful. They cab also be downright scary and intimidating. In this workshop we will break down inversions to their basic elements and explore exercises to make our inversions safe and fun! We will focus on the principal yoga inversions including handstand, headstand and shoulderstand. Whether you are brand new to inversions, or have an established practice, this workshop will help you gain confidence and practical skills to take it to the next level.

    Romina Rodriguez-Crosta is a yoga teacher, dancer, arts educator and former Third Root cooperative member. Her teaching style is warm, fun and engaging. As a teacher, she loves teaching all students, especially beginners and folks recovering from illness or injury.
  • Worth More: Love Justice & the Fair Wage Movement 2 hours $25.00 Book Now
    Sliding Scale by donation $18 - $35

    “We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.” — Thich Nhat Hahh

    When any of us earn poverty wages, everyone’s hearts are on the line. Please join us on Saturday April 4th for a teach-in exploring the dharmic values expressed in the campaign for fair wages — a push initiated by fast food workers in the US that has blossomed into a global movement for economic justice.

    We will learn about this movement as an extension of civil rights work, work together to articulate its relationship to our spiritual practice, and discuss concrete, creative and meaningful ways to get involved in the upcoming day of action on April 15th.
Yoga Duration Price
  • Interlocked: bandha workshop 2 hours $25.00 Book Now
    Both subtle & powerful, the bandhas are the body's interlocking, built-in support system. This workshop will be an exploration of the 3 primary bandhas (Mulabandha, Uddiyanabandha, Jalandharabandha) using anatomical awareness & practice of asana, pranayama & kriya. In the physical body, bandhas or "locks" stabilize the torso & affect postural support while cleansing the digestive and respiratory tracts keeping you upright & detoxified; in the subtle body, the bandhas regulate & contain prana, steering you toward precision & power in your practice.

    Participants must have knowledge of basic pranayama technique, this workshop is not recommended for beginners. Please arrive on an empty stomach.
  • Basics 1 hour 15 minutes $15.00 Book Now
    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.
  • Basics 1 hour 30 minutes $15.00 Book Now
    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.
  • Beginner's Yoga 1 hour 15 minutes $15.00 Book Now
    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.
  • Core & Restore 1 hour 30 minutes $15.00 Book Now
    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.
  • Flow & Restore 1 hour 15 minutes $15.00 Book Now
    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.
  • Gentle 1 hour 15 minutes $15.00 Book Now
    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
  • Intermediate 1 hour 30 minutes $15.00 Book Now
    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.
  • Intermediate / Advanced 1 hour 15 minutes $15.00 Book Now
    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.
  • Live Music Open Level 1 hour 15 minutes $15.00 Book Now
    Practice with Live Music! Join TR yoga teacher Lily Balsen for this vibrant open level class accompaniment by Eddie Grupper.

    Eddie Grupper is a Brooklyn based multi-instrumentalist, performer, music producer and sound engineer. In addition to producing custom music for film, TV and web, he currently records top and up-and-coming artist performances for Billboard Magazine's online original programming. With roots in classical piano, he incorporates the fluid use of both skin and nail for a plucked, relaxing guitar sound that is both varied and intimate. Eddie performs, writes and produces his own music, and is opening a production studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Visit for more details.
  • Morning Flow 1 hour 30 minutes $15.00 Book Now

    Morning Flow is an open level class - which strives to simultaneously move and breathe the body and mind into awakening.Alignment instruction is delivered as an embodiment of the asana practice rather than as an addition. We’ll move in a steady stream, flowing into your day.
  • Open 1 hour 15 minutes $15.00 Book Now
    ‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome
  • Pre / Post Natal Yoga 1 hour 30 minutes $15.00 Book Now
    Prenatal/Postnatal 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.
  • Queer & Trans Yoga 1 hour 15 minutes $15.00 Book Now
    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.
  • Queer & Trans Yoga 1 hour 30 minutes $15.00 Book Now
    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 for each other and all of our different bodies and genders.
  • Restorative 1 hour 15 minutes $15.00 Book Now
    What could be more challenging in
    NYC than breathing deep and staying
    with that breath? Challenge yourself
    to restore. This class is a series of hip,
    heart, and neck openers, emphasiz-
    ing breathing through the spine and
    strengthening the core for folks who
    sit a lot.
  • Sunrise 1 hour $15.00 Book Now
    Bring in a beautiful new day with yoga! We’ll start this short ‘n sweet session with kriyas to cleanse the system, pranayam (breath control) to lift the spirits, and meditative rounds of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) to warm the body. Heart-opening flows and grounding postures form the core of the class, which ends in a 10 minute meditation to ensure you’re ready for anything the day brings you.
  • yamas & niyamas of the yoga sutras 2 hours $25.00 Book Now
    Saturday March 14th, 2015 2 - 4 PM
    $18 - $35 sliding scale, $25 pre-register online

    Ground your physical practice with an exploration of yogic ethical precepts as laid out in the Yoga Sutras. In this summative workshop following 10 weeks of embodied practice, we’ll cover the first & second limb of Astanga yoga, the “eight-limbed” path, as told by ancient sage Sri Patañjali. The Yamas & Niyamas form yoga’s foundational principles: the Yamas (social practices – non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, energetic moderation, non-grasping), and the Niyamas (personal observances – cleanliness, contentment, discipline, self-study, devotion). Discussion will include brief history of Sri Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras & textual context. This workshop encompasses self-inquiry & social justice; while it is study based, the session will include a brief asana practice & meditation.No prior experience or knowledge is required.
  • Yoga en Español 1 hour 15 minutes $15.00 Book Now
    Clase abierta dictada completamente en espanol.
    Es una clasebasada en alineamiento preciso en la que fluiras con gracia de una postura a la otra, conectandote con los ritmos naturales del cuerpo y estableciendo una conexionintima con la esencia de tu Ser. La atencion al alineamiento facilitara la fluidez energetica y de respiracion, creando un ambiente ideal para ganar mas flexibilidad, tonificar los musculos y elevar tu nivel de conocimiento para incluir todos los aspectos de tu Ser y la esencia de la cual se manifiestan.

    Open level class taught fully in Spanish.
    An alignment based graceful flow that will connect you to the natural rhythms and innate wisdom of your body while establishing an intimate connection with the source of your being. The precise alignment cues will allow you to experience a deeper breath and energy flow, creating a suitable environment to gain more flexibility, strength and heighten your awareness to include al aspects of your Self and the essence from which they manifest.
  • Yoga for Abundant Bodies 1 hour 15 minutes $15.00 Book Now
    Welcome to a yoga class specially designed to celebrate practitioners of all shapes and sizes. Using empathy, respect and a few yoga props, we’ll be exploring yogic techniques in a warm safe space.
  • Yoga for Your Back 1 hour 30 minutes $15.00 Book Now
    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.
Packages Duration Price
  • 10 Class Yoga Card 0 $120.00 Book Now
    Expires 90 days from first use
  • 20 Class Yoga Card 0 $220.00 Book Now
    Expires 180 days from first use
  • Community Acupuncture 6 Session Card 0 $100.00 Book Now
    Expires 60 days from purchase.
  • New Student Special 0 $27.00 Book Now
    For first time yoga students only. Expires 30 days from first use.
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