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Beyond Resolutions: Overcoming Obstacles
Chair Yoga
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Flow & Restore Yoga
Gentle Yoga
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Intermediate / Advanced Yoga
Meditation, by donation
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Open Level Yoga
Open Level Yoga - by donation
Prenatal Yoga
QTIPOC Sangha & Meditation
Queer & Trans Yoga
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The Magic of (Re)membering
Yoga for Survivors
Yoga for Your Back
Yoga with Wee Ones - Crawlers & Tots (Crawling - age 4)
Yoga with Wee Ones - Infants & Creepers (6 weeks - early crawling)
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Alicia Allison
Calia Marshall
Danielle Medina
Geleni Fontaine
Jackie Wolff
Jamie Tzioumis
Jess Turner
Julia Bennett
Kate Werning
Keren Rosenbaum-Cooks
Kiki Williams
Mecca Nelson
Mya Spalter
Nicole Myles
Nicolette Dixon
Prema Kelley
Rachael Zafer
Rachel Casiano
Shelley Nicole
Shri Devi Diehl
Sophia Holly
Tara Johnson
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1/27
9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
867196
308768
Core & Restore Yoga
with Calia Marshall*
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 Calia Marshall*
Calia Marshall first encountered yoga as a college gym class and hated it. Soon after, she was introduced to a teacher who chanted and spoke about yoga philosophy- then she was hooked. Calia received her 200 training at Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in 2002 and has since taken trainings with Johnathan FitzGordon and Alison West in alignment and back care health. She is currently studying with Saul David Raye for her 500 hour certification, steeping herself in the practice of Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of love and devotion. Calia is also a member of Kirtan Soul Revival, a funky NYC band who shares mantra music. Calia’s objective is to create experiences where students can heal, transform themselves from the inside out, and deepen their connection to breath, body and spirit. She strives to create a safe space for people of all genders, races, abilities and sizes to practice yoga in a supportive environment. As a teacher, Calia is playful, thoughtful, and open-hearted. Her practice of Bhakti yoga and kirtan, dance, and Reiki greatly inform her teaching. Through a mix of vinyasa, pranayama, restorative, chanting, and yogic philosophy, she balances flow, prana-centered movement, and healthy alignment to help students move through physical and emotional challenges and to attune to their own wisdom. www.caliamarshall.com www.kirtansoulrevival.com

Monday, January 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 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, January 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, January 23 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 15 minutes
morning
867205
703595
Open Level Yoga - by donation
with Jackie Wolff
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Suggested donation $8. ‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome.
About Jackie Wolff
Jackie Wolff (E-RYT 200 +). Jackie teaches yoga in the vinyasa flow style with additional expertise and teaching in gentle yoga, chair yoga, prenatal yoga, yoga for special needs populations, kids and family yoga and restorative yoga throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. Her teaching is informed by conscious breathing and movement, using the chakra system and subtle body as a map for discovery and biofeedback. She is the founder of Brooklyn Balasana (RTM), providing yoga for families with special needs. Jackie is trained in trauma informed yoga, to which she applies through language and creating safe spaces in all of her classes from her prenatal classes in the nursery of Rikers Island to teaching yoga for wellness in the NYC public school system, to chair yoga with older adults at my YMCA classes to restorative yoga for parents living in the Ronald McDonald House to my signature playful musical vinyasa flow class I teach in studios throughout the city. Jackie is eternally grateful to her teachers and mentors: Dana Flynn, Kenneth Frisby, Ariel Kiley, Mia Borgatta, Christine Chen, Victor Colletti, Abby Galvin and Anneke Lukas.

Thursday, January 24 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
867203
527191
Yoga for Your Back
with Mecca Nelson*
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 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, January 25 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
867031
171646
Basics Yoga
with Shri Devi Diehl
1 hour 30 minutes minutes
Basics is a welcoming hatha class for those new to yoga. Gain familiarity with basic yoga poses (asana) and breath work (pranayama) through this supportive practice.
About Shri Devi Diehl
Shri Diehl is a certified yoga teacher (E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP) and recipient of the Yoga Alliance Advanced Training Scholarship. Her additional training in trauma-informed wellness complements how she facilitates and uses hands-on adjustments. Her inspiration comes from the dedication of living yoga beyond the postures. She studied yoga and Ayurveda in Rishikesh, India, and has been teaching in cities across the United States since 2007. She gives much respect to her teachers who lovingly keep her heart in the space of being their student. She also greatly appreciates the invaluable lessons learned from her grandmother related to healing. Shri practices yoga to reaffirm body and spirit. She teaches yoga to hold space for others as they navigate their own journey of self-care.

Saturday, January 26 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
2334450
407076
Open Level Yoga
with Sophia Holly*
1 hour 30 minutes minutes
‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome
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, January 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, January 23 at 10:30 am
10:45 am
10:45 am
1 hour
morning
1198481
703595
Chair Yoga
with Jackie Wolff *
1 hour minutes
Nourish your mind and body with a gentle yoga class that uses a chair for support.The poses are done while sitting on or holding onto a chair.The gentle movements encourage better circulation and the standing poses with the support of the chair help build bone density. Awaken areas of the body that have been inactive, strengthen muscles and calm your mind with this gentle flowing practice. The class is open to all levels of students.Modifications are offered to ensure that students with physical challenges can practice comfortably and safely.
About Jackie Wolff *
Jackie Wolff (E-RYT 200 +). Jackie teaches yoga in the vinyasa flow style with additional expertise and teaching in gentle yoga, chair yoga, prenatal yoga, yoga for special needs populations, kids and family yoga and restorative yoga throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan. Her teaching is informed by conscious breathing and movement, using the chakra system and subtle body as a map for discovery and biofeedback. She is the founder of Brooklyn Balasana (RTM), providing yoga for families with special needs. Jackie is trained in trauma informed yoga, to which she applies through language and creating safe spaces in all of her classes from her prenatal classes in the nursery of Rikers Island to teaching yoga for wellness in the NYC public school system, to chair yoga with older adults at my YMCA classes to restorative yoga for parents living in the Ronald McDonald House to my signature playful musical vinyasa flow class I teach in studios throughout the city. Jackie is eternally grateful to her teachers and mentors: Dana Flynn, Kenneth Frisby, Ariel Kiley, Mia Borgatta, Christine Chen, Victor Colletti, Abby Galvin and Anneke Lukas.

Monday, January 21 at 10:45 am
10:45 am
1 hour 15 minutes
morning
1862913
802400
Yoga with Wee Ones - Infants & Creepers (6 weeks - early crawling)
with Jamie Tzioumis
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Third Root’s Wee Ones classes foster a warm and welcoming community for all caregivers and children ages 0-3, helping little ones and grown-ups connect with their bodies, each other, and the physical world. Through imaginative play, singing, movement games, prop and toy exploration, and partnering, students engage in a developmentally-appropriate yoga and pranayama (breathwork) practice. Caregivers also have the opportunity to make connections with each other that can carry over outside the classroom. Our experienced teachers offer classes that are nourishing and fun for all, in a supportive and lighthearted environment. From mommies to daddies, aunties, nannies, and grannies, any caregivers of all ages are welcome. “Infants & Creepers” class is for babies who are 6 weeks through pushing back on the belly. Class focuses on developing babies’ ability to regulate their new and sensitive nervous system, introducing sensory stimulation of all kinds in a supportive way. Special attention is paid to tummy time and helping babies develop the foundation of a strong and healthy relationship of limbs to spine for future postural support and cognitive development. All activities emphasize the baby-caregiver bond, and attention is paid to supporting self-care for caregivers’ stressed minds and bodies.
About Jamie Tzioumis
From the moment I got into my first downward dog pose in 2001, I knew yoga was going to change my life and the way I connected physically with the world around me. The university I was attending as a dance and choreography major had certified an assistant to teach Ashtanga. I took her classes, and I was hooked. As my practice progressed, so did my sincerity for yoga. In 2007 while living and farming in Italy I began the discipline of practicing yoga every day, going beyond the poses and into their meanings, cultivating breathing practices and meditation. In 2013 I found a program that I connected deeply with, through which I received comprehensive training and certification to instruct yoga. I discovered in 2014 how much I love combining yoga and dance, using organic movement to inspire choreographed flows to create space and deepen my practice. I am passionate about exploring the world of teaching and sharing accessible, fun, energizing yoga with others. The incorporation of study, practicing, dancing and teaching into my life has allowed me to genuinely enjoy multitasking so that I can maximize the potential of every day.

Tuesday, January 22 at 10:45 am
10:45 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
2334453
171646
Intermediate / Advanced Yoga
with Shri Devi Diehl
1 hour 30 minutes minutes
Intermediate/Advanced is a class for those with a long-standing yoga practice who wish to deepen their practice through more advanced inversions, binds, arm balances, meditation, and breath work.
About Shri Devi Diehl
Shri Diehl is a certified yoga teacher (E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP) and recipient of the Yoga Alliance Advanced Training Scholarship. Her additional training in trauma-informed wellness complements how she facilitates and uses hands-on adjustments. Her inspiration comes from the dedication of living yoga beyond the postures. She studied yoga and Ayurveda in Rishikesh, India, and has been teaching in cities across the United States since 2007. She gives much respect to her teachers who lovingly keep her heart in the space of being their student. She also greatly appreciates the invaluable lessons learned from her grandmother related to healing. Shri practices yoga to reaffirm body and spirit. She teaches yoga to hold space for others as they navigate their own journey of self-care.

Saturday, January 26 at 10:45 am
10:45 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
2334453
352161
Intermediate / Advanced Yoga
with Alicia Allison
1 hour 30 minutes minutes
Intermediate/Advanced is a class for those with a long-standing yoga practice who wish to deepen their practice through more advanced inversions, binds, arm balances, meditation, and breath work.
About Alicia Allison
Alicia Allison believes that self-care and community are the keystones to health and happiness. She has over 10 years of experience teaching yoga in New York City. She brings a rich awareness of varied yoga traditions and of our incredible anatomy to each class. Since 2012 she has been studying Iyengar Yoga and Embodied Anatomy with senior Iyengar teacher Genevieve Kapuler. Her studies in this therapeutic approach to the practice have instilled in her a deep respect for tradition. Her classes focus on precise alignment and attention to breath; postures are held longer so as to allow reflection and repose. Through deep focus on the physical body, she teaches students to use asana practice as a means of self-development and understanding. In addition to her ongoing studies in Iyengar Yoga, she has assisted and studied Yoga for Backcare and Scoliosis with Deboarh Wolk and was trained in Prana Yoga by Dr. Jeff Migdow. Alicia is also Prenatal Yoga Teacher and Postpartum Doula & Chef; she feels especially called help to empower families through the transformative experiences of pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood. She studied Prenatal Yoga with Mia Borgotta and trained with renowned birth educator Debra Pascali-Bonaro to become a Birth and Postpartum Doula. In addition to her work in yoga and birth, Alicia is an Herbalist in the Western Tradition and a student of Ayurveda. She runs her own herb and wellness company, Clover and Timothy, nurtures people with healing foods and herbs in the early days postpartum and handcrafts organic herbal teas and skincare products. Third Root has been an integral part of her development as both a practitioner and a person and she feels honored to be a teacher at this special healing center. To learn more about her work, please visit: www.cloverandtimothy.com

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

Friday, January 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 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, January 23 at 11:15 am
12:30 pm
12:30 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
866253
602851
Open Level Yoga
with Prema Kelley
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome
About Prema Kelley
Since I was a young girl, I was exposed to and cultivated yogic principles that value meditation and movement as a way of life. My birth name Prema, meaning 'love and compassion' in sanskrit, sets the tone for my practice -- the more love I can offer myself, without conditions, the more I can offer others both on and off the mat. Since these values have been a part of my life from the very beginning, I have sought training to enunciate and deepen my understanding of self through movement and contemplation. Recognizing the impact of yoga, movement, and body awareness on my physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being, my desire to support others in this practice is what fuels me. I received my yoga teacher training from YogaWorks in New York City, and have specialized training with Jillian Pransky in Restorative and Therapeutic modalities of yoga. I have studied salsa, tango and contact improvisation extensively for the past decade which inform my approach of creatively "being with" others. I am a student of Body-Mind Centering and continue to train and learn from my mentors, Amy Matthews and Roxlyn Moret, of the Breathing Project and the Kinesthetic Learning Center. Language and singing, other passions of mine, contribute to my work as an adjunct professor at Hunter College in the Bilingual Education Department and my choral work with the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.

Tuesday, January 22 at 12:30 pm
12:30 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
867200
527191
Intermediate / Advanced Yoga
with Mecca Nelson*
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 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"

Thursday, January 24 at 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"

Friday, January 25 at 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"

Saturday, January 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, January 27 at 12:30 pm
1:45 pm
1:45 pm
30 minutes
afternoon
866260
527191
Meditation, by donation
with Mecca Nelson*
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 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, January 25 at 1:45 pm
2:00 pm
2:00 pm
1 hour 45 minutes
afternoon
2062573
815555
Community Acupuncture
with Rachel Casiano
1 hour 45 minutes minutes
:: Sliding Scale Fee $20 - $45 :: Now by appointment, same day bookings welcome. Visit http://pocapoint.com/pp/thirdrootca/ Community Acupuncture takes place in our community room, where patients lay in comfortable, zero-gravity reclining chairs and receive acupuncture in places on their bodies that require minimum disrobing (mostly on arms, legs, and sometimes their heads.) Practitioners can needle these distal point to affect change throughout the body. This treatment model allows for a lower sliding scale charge per patient because several people are treated at once. It’s an affordable and supportive way to address health care needs, while getting the chance to relax and enjoy some quiet time. Patients can be treated alongside friends, partners, and family members. The community experience is soothing and helps break the isolation many of us deal with when seeking care.
About Rachel Casiano
Originally from Western Maryland, Rachel is a DiaspoRican acupuncturist living in South Brooklyn. Before her training in acupuncture, she worked as a health educator and patient navigator in HIV services at a community health clinic and did outreach on a mobile testing van. Primarily serving queer and trans sex workers and transient people, this experience solidified her view that centering the health needs of the most marginalized people means better care for everyone. She learned about acupuncture while volunteering with syringe exchange programs in upper Manhattan and the Bronx and seeing how acupuncture was used for detox, PTSD, and stress. The history of radical/collective uses of acupuncture, harm reduction philosophy, and her witness to the opioid epidemic in her hometown inspired her to pursue learning acupuncture. All these influences continue to guide her practice. She received her Master of Science in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture, and is continuing her studies of classical Chinese herbal medicine. Rachel enjoys visiting bookstores and libraries, talking to birds, making zines, and doing prisoner support work in her spare time.

Tuesday, January 22 at 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
1 hour 45 minutes
afternoon
2062573
171000
Community Acupuncture
with Geleni Fontaine
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, January 24 at 2:00 pm
2:30 pm
2:30 pm
4 hours
afternoon
3170470
872875
872882
The Magic of (Re)membering special event
with Mya Spalter and sara abdullah
4 hours minutes
The Magic of (Re)membering Rituals and practices rooted in connection to the earth, observing the moon, and honoring alignment with natural cycles abound across cultures and histories. From witchcraft to conjure, the transformative power of magic and ritual exists in all lineages. This workshop will touch on the foundations of crafting altars, creating ancestral connection, and honoring the power of attuning to the lunar cycle. Through embodied practices and exploring other magical tools, we’ll support you to feel empowered to create your own personal, magical rituals. Please feel welcome to bring an object of significance or to write an intention to co-create an alter and be ready to bring home some new inspiration for making magic! Mya Spalter is the author of Enchantments: A Modern Witch's Guide to Self Possession and longtime employee of New York City's oldest occult shop.She writes poems and stories about science and mystery. sára abdullah is an indigenous SWANA/Pinay non-binary femme Muslima descended from nomadic dreamweavers, kitchen witches, tricksters, and storytellers. She honors those who came before and those who gather with her in circle through a life's work in plant medicine, healing, pleasure activism, magic, writing, and nurturing the creative spirit in herself and others. As a poet, storyteller, cultural organizer, and healing artist, she is committed to uplifting radical tenderness, (re)membering embodied knowledge, and building collective liberation. She is the creator of earth seed holistic, a healing practice and consultancy that provides botanical offerings, herbal consultations, creativity coaching, energy work, full-spectrum doula companionship, and workshops centered in plant medicine and nurturing the creative spirit. $40 - $100 sliding scale, NOTA $20 Deposit
About Mya Spalter
Mya Spalter is the author of Enchantments: A Modern Witch's Guide to Self Possession and longtime employee of New York City's oldest occult shop. She writes poems and stories about science and mystery.
About sara abdullah
sára abdullah is an indigenous SWANA/Pinay non-binary femme Muslima descended from nomadic dreamweavers, kitchen witches, tricksters, and storytellers. She honors those who came before and those who gather with her in circle through a life's work in plant medicine, healing, pleasure activism, magic, writing, and nurturing the creative spirit in herself and others. As a poet, storyteller, cultural organizer, and healing artist, she is committed to uplifting radical tenderness, (re)membering embodied knowledge, and building collective liberation. She is the creator of earth seed holistic, a healing practice and consultancy that provides botanical offerings, herbal consultations, creativity coaching, energy work, full-spectrum doula companionship, and workshops centered in plant medicine and nurturing the creative spirit.

Saturday, January 26 at 2:30 pm
2:30 pm
1 hour
afternoon
2988823
854327
Yoga for Survivors special event
with Tara Johnson
1 hour minutes
Suggested donation $5 - $25. Exhale to Inhale (ETI) is a non-profit organization that uses the healing practice of trauma- informed yoga to empower survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The ETI approach is based in choice-making, safety, and simplicity. Current series runs through January 27. The next series begins February 3 - March 31. Third Root will be hosting weekly ETI trauma-informed yoga classes. These classes will create space for trauma survivors to reconnect to their bodies and their ability to make choices for themselves. Everyone is welcome and anyone can benefit. Classes are offered on a sliding scale, $5-25. Contributions will go towards supporting Exhale to Inhale programming and Third Root.
About Tara Johnson
Tara Johnso n completed her 200 - hour yoga teacher certification at The Yoga School New York. During her teacher training, she found Exhale to Inhale and learned to incorporate its healing methodologies into her own personal yoga practice. As a former competitive figure skater, Tara practices yoga to reconnect with her body, breath, and mind. By day, Tara is an attorney practicing civil defense litigation in New York and New Jersey state and federal courts. In her spare time, Tara enjoys playing with her bulldog puppy, reading, and eating all the ice cream. As a survivor of domestic violence herself, Tara is forever grateful and honored to teach on behalf of ETI. You can find out more at www.taraajohnson.com

Sunday, January 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 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, January 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 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, January 25 at 3:00 pm
3:45 pm
3:45 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
867239
440308
Restorative Yoga
with Rachael Zafer
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
What could be more challenging in NYC than breathing deep and staying with that breath? Challenge yourself to restore. This class is appropriate for all students seeking the benefits of a relaxing, gentle, and nourishing practice. Slow, flowing movements and supported poses held for longer periods of time restore the nervous system and encourage the body and mind to release deeply held tensions.
About Rachael Zafer
Rachael Zafer joined the Third Root community in 2015 as a volunteer and began teaching weekly restorative and hatha yoga classes at Third Root shortly after. Rachael started practicing yoga over a decade ago in order to cope with stress and anxiety, and as a tool to prevent burnout while teaching in prisons and jails. Rachael has been teaching yoga since 2011 after completing trainings in Chicago and Colorado. Her teaching is trauma-informed, supportive, and focused on the subtle energetic connections between breath, body, and mind. When she’s not teaching yoga, Rachael is a freelance writer, consultant, and facilitator and is involved in several prison education and justice initiatives. Rachael lives in Flatbush, Brooklyn with her husband and two cats.

Sunday, January 27 at 3:45 pm
5:15 pm
5:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
867205
694626
Open Level Yoga - by donation
with Kiki Williams
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Suggested donation $8. ‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome.
About Kiki Williams
Kiki grew up in sunny southern California, but has lovingly called Brooklyn home since 2011. She is a body-oriented person in all facets of her life- a dancer, yogi, figure model, tree-climber, hiker, and meditator. She received a BFA in dance from The Ohio State University, and has been able to work professionally with several choreographers, both in college and in NY. While yoga has been infused through Kiki’s dance life, her post-graduation move to New York began her intentional yoga practice. She then started her yoga teaching journey after receiving a 200-RYT from Greenhouse Holistic in December 2014. One year later, Kiki completed a training with Bent On Learning, and has been teaching yoga and mindfulness to both students and faculty in NYC Public Schools since. It is Kiki’s greatest joy to hold space for people to find freedom through the breath and the body, and to ultimately expand past the edges of the vessels we currently reside.

Tuesday, January 22 at 5:15 pm
5:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
866256
415251
Queer & Trans Yoga
with Nicolette Dixon*
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
Queer and Trans Yoga is a class specifically for LGBT community that leaves heterosexism and transphobia outside the classroom and allows for you to be fully present and embodied. This class builds community as we create space to reach each other and all of our different bodies and genders.
About 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.

Sunday, January 27 at 5:15 pm
6:30 pm
6:30 pm
2 hours
evening
3174022
867862
841887
Beyond Resolutions: Overcoming Obstacles special event
with Jess Turner and Laura Ruocco
2 hours minutes
January 16th: Sleep January 23rd: Heartache & Boundaries January 30th: Food & Digestion Sliding scale $27-$70* per class *NOTA
About Jess Turner
Jess Turner is a Black herbalist, urban farmer and educator who was raised in a working-class family in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay watershed, where her love of the plant world began. Her herbal practice is centered on helping marginalized communities build resilience through land-based healing practices. She has farmed and studied plants in Hawai’i, Saint Croix, North Carolina, Puerto Rico and the Hudson Valley.
About Laura Ruocco
Laura Marie Ruocco 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

Wednesday, January 23 at 6:30 pm
6:45 pm
6:45 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
1168762
171646
Beginner's Yoga
with Shri Devi Diehl
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 Shri Devi Diehl
Shri Diehl is a certified yoga teacher (E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP) and recipient of the Yoga Alliance Advanced Training Scholarship. Her additional training in trauma-informed wellness complements how she facilitates and uses hands-on adjustments. Her inspiration comes from the dedication of living yoga beyond the postures. She studied yoga and Ayurveda in Rishikesh, India, and has been teaching in cities across the United States since 2007. She gives much respect to her teachers who lovingly keep her heart in the space of being their student. She also greatly appreciates the invaluable lessons learned from her grandmother related to healing. Shri practices yoga to reaffirm body and spirit. She teaches yoga to hold space for others as they navigate their own journey of self-care.

Tuesday, January 22 at 6:45 pm
6:45 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
865481
524644
Gentle Yoga
with Kate Werning*
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 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, January 24 at 6:45 pm
6:45 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
2664001
809189
QTIPOC Sangha & Meditation special event
with Nicole Myles
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
QTIPOC Sangha & Meditation
By donation. “Without community, there is no liberation.” -Audre Lorde This donation-based offering is a weekly meditation sangha to give queer, transgender, intersex and/or genderfluid/non-binary people of color a space in which to find stillness, solitude, and community during a time when our lives (and particularly the lives of Black and indigenous people) are more overtly in the crosshairs of violence from multiple fronts. The meditation practice will incorporate space for people to share their struggles and their strategies for self-care and community care, and will facilitate relationship building among people seeking to define “healing” and “wellness” in a context in which true safety is not attainable. The circle will use a politic of radical love as a guiding force, and incorporate spiritual teachings from Buddhism, other religious traditions, and QTIPOC artivists both living and dead.
About Nicole Myles
Nicole came to meditation as a tool for managing chronic pain in 2017. She is a Black, queer femme who values joy, disability justice and our collective liberation. Outside the studio, you can find her redistributing resources through social justice philanthropy, co-hosting Afrofuturist book clubs or deepening her dance practice.

Sunday, January 27 at 6:45 pm
8:15 pm
8:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
1673917
171646
Flow & Restore Yoga
with Shri Devi Diehl
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 Shri Devi Diehl
Shri Diehl is a certified yoga teacher (E-RYT 200, RYT 500, YACEP) and recipient of the Yoga Alliance Advanced Training Scholarship. Her additional training in trauma-informed wellness complements how she facilitates and uses hands-on adjustments. Her inspiration comes from the dedication of living yoga beyond the postures. She studied yoga and Ayurveda in Rishikesh, India, and has been teaching in cities across the United States since 2007. She gives much respect to her teachers who lovingly keep her heart in the space of being their student. She also greatly appreciates the invaluable lessons learned from her grandmother related to healing. Shri practices yoga to reaffirm body and spirit. She teaches yoga to hold space for others as they navigate their own journey of self-care.

Tuesday, January 22 at 8:15 pm
8:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
1673917
524644
Flow & Restore Yoga
with Kate Werning*
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
This open levels class combines an active asana practice followed by relaxing restorative yoga.The flow portion of class will include Hatha, Iyengar and Vinyasa techniques to build heat gently but deeply, preparing the body for the work of letting go & restoration. In the restorative portion of class, students may use props such as bolsters, blocks and blankets to support the body in postures that promote the opening of connective tissues and deeper relaxation.
About Kate Werning*
I have strong appreciation for the need for healing spaces to share who we are and grow in community. All bodies, backgrounds, and levels are warmly welcomed to my classes, and I am trained in creating inclusive spaces attuned to welcoming differences in age, race, gender, sexual orientation, body size, and dis/ability. I am always learning more about how to do this more fully and welcome feedback, dialogue, and learning together. I offer instruction in English or Spanish. My practice is a mindful and detailed Hatha, embracing aliveness of movement while holding postures long enough to explore subtleties and feel full expression. 18 years of ballet training inform my attention to alignment. Having grown up every summer on Lake Michigan, I love to practice outside and embrace nature, and weave reflective themes into the practice, especially those related to community and collective care. katewerning.com

Thursday, January 24 at 8:15 pm
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