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Flow & Restore Yoga
Gentle Yoga
Gentle Yoga - By Donation
Intermediate / Advanced Yoga
Intermediate / Advanced Yoga
Meditation for Queer and Trans People of Color
Meditation, by donation
Needles & Nidra
Open Level Yoga
Open Level Yoga
Open Level Yoga - by donation
Prenatal Yoga
Queer & Trans Yoga
Restorative Yoga
Roll & Restore (By Donation)
Song of the Spirit: Freeing the Silenced Voice
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
Ariel Lim
Avita Bansee
B. Anderson
Calia Marshall
Danielle Medina
Emily J. Kramer
Hyunhee Shin
Jamie Tzioumis
Julia Bennett
Kate Lynch
Kiki Williams
Lindsey Dean
Maisah Hargett
Paola Volquez
Prema Kelley
Rachel Casiano
Shelley Nicole
Shri Devi Diehl
Sophia Holly
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9/15
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, September 9 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
2334450
896062
Open Level Yoga
with Kate Lynch
1 hour 30 minutes minutes
‘Open Level’ classes are Hatha Vinyasa where people of any yoga experience are welcome
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

Tuesday, September 10 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, September 11 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 15 minutes
morning
3214991
886930
Roll & Restore (By Donation)
with Avita Bansee
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
This is an open level class that utilizes a combination of yoga poses, self massage with therapy balls, breath strategies and somatic exercises to help you discover the underpinnings of your body and decrease pain, improve mobility and gain a greater understanding of your embodiment.
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, September 12 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, September 13 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 15 minutes
morning
867031
171646
Basics Yoga
with Shri Devi 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 Devi 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, September 14 at 9:00 am
9:00 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
2334450
170985
Open Level Yoga
with Emily J. Kramer
1 hour 30 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.

Sunday, September 15 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, September 11 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, September 9 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, September 10 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 (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, September 14 at 10:45 am
10:45 am
1 hour 30 minutes
morning
2334453
170985
Intermediate / Advanced Yoga
with Emily J. Kramer
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 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.

Sunday, September 15 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, September 13 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, September 11 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, September 9 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, September 10 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, September 12 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, September 13 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, September 14 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 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 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, September 15 at 12:30 pm
1:15 pm
1:15 pm
1 hour
afternoon
1198481
906628
Chair Yoga
with Ariel Lim
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 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.

Wednesday, September 11 at 1:15 pm
1:45 pm
1:45 pm
30 minutes
afternoon
866260
170985
Meditation, by donation
with Emily J. Kramer
30 minutes minutes
Meditation is a still class to bring you home to your breath and the quietest place within. We work with different styles of meditation each week. We meditate together for 20 minutes, and then talk about our experience to build community and common language around our practice.
About Emily J. Kramer
Emily J. Kramer (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, September 13 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 (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, September 10 at 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
3 hours
afternoon
3152100
815555
2nd Saturdays Community Acupuncture
with Rachel Casiano
3 hours minutes
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.

Saturday, September 14 at 2:00 pm
2:30 pm
2:30 pm
1 hour
afternoon
2988823
887403
Yoga for Survivors
with Paola Volquez
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 Paola Volquez
Paola Franchesca Volquez (she / her) was born in the city of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and was raised in New York. She was first introduced to yoga over 10 years ago through community based yoga classes. As her practice progressed, she developed a desire to share her knowledge, particularly with children and communities with limited access to yoga. Paola completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Three Sisters Yoga in New York City and she is in the process of finalizing her children’s yoga certification with Asana Alphabet. As a social worker she is passionate about empowering people and being of service to others. Yoga has enabled Paola to create harmony in her life. She seeks to inspire others to thrive and cultivate physical, emotional and spiritual wellness both on and off the mat.

Sunday, September 15 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, September 11 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, September 13 at 3:00 pm
3:45 pm
3:45 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
afternoon
867239
407076
Restorative Yoga
with Sophia Holly
1 hour 15 minutes minutes
What could be more challenging in NYC than breathing deep and staying with that breath? Challenge yourself to restore. This class is appropriate for all students seeking the benefits of a relaxing, gentle, and nourishing practice. Slow, flowing movements and supported poses held for longer periods of time restore the nervous system and encourage the body and mind to release deeply held tensions.
About Sophia Holly
Sophia (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, September 15 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, September 9 at 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 (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.

Tuesday, September 10 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, September 15 at 5:15 pm
6:30 pm
6:30 pm
2 hours 30 minutes
evening
3179510
902709
Song of the Spirit: Freeing the Silenced Voice
with B. Anderson
2 hours 30 minutes minutes
More details including application, rates and registration: songofthespiritinstitute.org Join us on a six week journey through breath, sound, song and a deeply woven connection to our plant allies working together to encourage the removal of blocks and the shedding of emotional, spiritual and physical binds.
About B. Anderson
B. Anderson, (they / them), is a sound healer, plant medicine stewart, contemplative teacher, ritual leader and community organizer. B. calls up the traditions, legacies and medicine of their southern Black American, Jamaican Maroon, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, and Choctaw ancestry as their healing arts praxis. Their background in sound healing began in their undergraduate studies at The New England Conservatory as a classical musician, exploring with traditional and African American folk songs, improvisation and various music styles from across the world. Their relationship to plant and herbal medicine was initiated informally through the shared practices of her grandmothers and relatives as a teenager. Their traditions live on through B. as they enter into their third level as an apprentice of Spiritual Plant Medicine with Karen Rose at the Sacred Vibes Apothecary and through their continued studies and certification in Ayurvedic Medicine with Dr. Naina Marballi. B. is called to the work of healing, of transformation and of reclamation through their commitment to healing themselves, their many generations past and future, their deep devotion to support liberation of beings and planet earth.

Wednesday, September 11 at 6:30 pm
6:30 pm
2 hours
evening
3194356
815555
170985
Needles & Nidra
with Rachel Casiano and Emily J. Kramer
2 hours minutes
$35 in advance, $40 day of. No one turned away for lack of funds (NOTA) * Join yoga teacher Emily J. Kramer and acupuncturist Rachel Casiano for this workshop! Participants will receive mini acupuncture treatments and practice guided meditation/visualization while lying in supported savasana (face up). A variety of supine positions with props will be offered including mats, blankets, and anti-gravity chairs. If you’d like to reserve a chair, please let us know in advance as there are a limited number available. Nidra is the relaxed state of consciousness between waking and sleeping. Acupuncture is the practice of harmonizing mind/body/spirit through the use of find needles. These healing modalities, practiced together, have gentle and transformative power. Join us in creating this space!
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.
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.

Saturday, September 14 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, September 9 at 6:45 pm
6:45 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
1168762
906628
Beginner's Yoga
with Ariel Lim*
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 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.

Tuesday, September 10 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, September 12 at 6:45 pm
6:45 pm
45 minutes
evening
2664001
809184
Meditation for Queer and Trans People of Color
with Hyunhee Shin
45 minutes minutes
Meditation for Queer and Trans People of Color
By donation. “Without community, there is no liberation.” -Audre Lorde Meditation for Queer and Trans People of Color is a group meditation on Sunday nights in Brooklyn led by and for queer and trans people of color. Our time together will be spent in 5-10 minute meditations, sharing readings by rotating queer and trans authors of color, and sharing our reflections, struggles, and strategies for both self and community care. This group is for queer, transgender, and non-binary people of color only.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 Hyunhee Shin
Hyunhee (she / her) comes to meditation by way of her martial arts practice. She is a class straddling queer Korean survivor of child sexual abuse and family violence. She has worked in anti-violence social justice orgs for the last 5 years and is obsessed with how we care for ourselves and each other as survivors supporting survivors. Her Hapkido and meditation practice are core to her healing journey and she strives to continue learning and deepening her practice in community.

Sunday, September 15 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, September 9 at 8:15 pm
8:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
3297344
906628
Yin Yoga
with Ariel Lim
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 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.

Tuesday, September 10 at 8:15 pm
8:15 pm
1 hour 15 minutes
evening
1673917
897956
Flow & Restore Yoga
with Lindsey Dean*
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 Lindsey Dean*
Lindsey Dean has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. She first came to yoga with an interest in exploring a different kind of movement. She quickly realized how physically, mentally, and spiritually fulfilling an experience it is and how yoga can build communities and bring folks together. Lindsey received her 200-hour training from Lucent Yoga, with Lauren Fecarotta, and her classes are focused on safely finding alignment, moving with integrity, and creating quiet spaces to connect with the breath. She is grateful for all her teachers and students who continue to inspire loving curiosity and passion for the practice.

Thursday, September 12 at 8:15 pm
* substitute

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