Make Your Own Mala with Jacquelyn Rose
Dec
1
3:00 PM15:00

Make Your Own Mala with Jacquelyn Rose

Create your own one-of-a-kind Mala! A Mala is a traditional garland of 108 beads. Every bead represents a truth, and meditating on them with an affirmation, or mantra, is known to bring peace of mind.

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During this creation ceremony, you will learn the structure and use of a 108-bead Mala. You will be led through a Japa meditation of ancient roots creating the space to set the intention for your Mala. Using a combination of rudraksha and gemstone beads, you will design and create your Mala, an empowering tool for you to manifest the life you envision!

Choice of gemstone and discount with advanced registration!

PRICING:

  • $40 advanced registration includes choice of stone: Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Onyx, or Rose Quartz

  • $50 at door

Note: All materials are included. Workshop will be limited to 25 people.

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About Jacquelyn Rose

Jacquelyn Rose, RYT200, is a passionate yogi and artist that loves creating and inspiring others to try new things as well.  She grew up in the scenic Hudson Valley region of NY on an apple farm where her love of nature began and currently resides in Bergen County, NJ. When not involved in a creative endeavor or DIY project, she can be found working at her town library, at a coffee shop pondering the miracles of life or by a lake with a book. After walking into a hot yoga class in 2015, Jacquelyn Rose knew right then and there that this would be a life-long practice. She knew this was not only a personal journey, but a practice that she was inspired to share with others. Jacquelyn Rose received her 277-hour Yoga Teacher and Reiki Level 1 & 2 Certifications from Bliss Yoga Academy and Wellness Studio in Northvale, NJ.

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A JOURNEY into the HEART: Exploring Your Sacred Space Within through Sound Healing and Guided Meditation
Nov
17
3:00 PM15:00

A JOURNEY into the HEART: Exploring Your Sacred Space Within through Sound Healing and Guided Meditation

Join Jenna Jacobs and Kellie Walsh for a journey through the labyrinth of your heart. A sound expression of love and resonance. 

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The labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It represents a path into our own center and back into the world again. The crystal sound bowls will activate your body, transmitting waves of frequency and healing.

Through the combination of guided meditation, sound and the intention of the labyrinth, each person will weave a message of universal love and compassion during this sacred workshop. Gather with us as we circle the depths of our hearts together. In harmony. In frequency. In connection with the one heart. The universal awakening. 

Saturday, November 17th
3-5pm

$25 in advance
$30 at the door

About Kellie

Kellie is the founder of The Divine Hive and is originally from the Boston area. She has studied and taught in the worlds of spiritual and physical health and fitness her entire life. For the last 6 years she has been studying Quantum Meditation with Dr. Joe Dispenza. She spends time daily in quiet meditation to connect to her own 'authentic self' and to develop a deeper relationship to the 'Divine.' 

About Jenna

Jenna has trained in high frequency energetic healing with her many spiritual teachers internationally and locally. She is an advanced IET (Integrated Energy Therapy) practitioner, working towards her certification in Universal Rays Healing, a hands-on healing process that assists you to shift your consciousness and release old karmic energy. For the last ten years, Jenna has co-led a young women’s meditation group with Janet O’ Shea, LCSW, in Pearl River, NY, incorporating their many teachings and healing practices. 

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SOUL JOURNEY towards Higher Consciousness and Healing: An experience in hypnotic travel across the dimensions led by Sharon Azogue
Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

SOUL JOURNEY towards Higher Consciousness and Healing: An experience in hypnotic travel across the dimensions led by Sharon Azogue

Embark on a journey where you will be guided into a state of hypnotic trance in which your body and conscious mind are relaxed, and from which your soul can soar into other dimensions.

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Connect with your inner-child, watch scenes from a past-life, and visit the heavenly realms where you will receive messages from higher beings and experience energetic healing and clearing. Learn more about the process of hypnosis and past life regressions, and hear remarkable stories about peoples' journeys and the resulting benefits. 

Saturday, November 3rd
3-5pm

PRICING:

  • $30 advance registration or for unlimited members

  • $35 at the door

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About Sharon Azogue

Sharon is certified in trans-personal hypnosis and past-life regression through The International Association of Counselors and Therapists and the Michael Newton Institute. She is also a certified Reiki practitioner, a Tarot card reader and an Astrologer. Coming from a scientific background (M.S in Cell Biology and Molecular genetics from the University of Maryland), she fell in love with the metaphysical sciences in 2007 and has been pursuing her passions ever since. Sharon completed an Intensive Yoga course at the Swami Vivekananda Yoga University in Bangalore, India in 2009 and studied Vedanta in 2010-2011 with Swami Dayananda Saraswati and his instructors both in India and in the US. A former teacher in El Salvador, Sharon offers her sessions in Spanish, in addition to English and Hebrew. She sees clients privately at her home-office in Tuxedo Park, NY, where she lives with her husband and son.

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KIDS YOGA Fall Session II Starts October 23rd!!
Oct
23
to Oct 28

KIDS YOGA Fall Session II Starts October 23rd!!

Yay! Kids Yoga at PYS continues this fall with 2 4-week sessions designed to get the kids moving and using tools to channel energy, release stress and make healthy choices!

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We are offering 2 back-to-back 4-session programs for 5-7 year-olds, 8-10 year-olds and we are introducing TWEEN YOGA for 11-13 year-olds! Each session lasts 45 minutes and we offer two different days of the week for the younger age groups. Tween Yoga will only meet one day, Wednesdays at 5:30pm.

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You can sign up for one of the 4-session programs or register for both! Cost is $60 for each 4-week session or just $100 if you sign up for both sessions! 

If you are registering your child for both fall sessions, please be sure to choose that package for the discount!

Please note that we cannot refund the cost if your child registers and misses a session, so please be sure you register for the sessions that work for your schedule. :-)

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The 2018 Fall Session Schedule:

SUNDAYS: 5-7 year-olds

Session I
September 23rd - October 21st (no class 10/7)

1:30-2:15pm

Session II
October 28th - November 18th

1:30-2:15pm

SUNDAYS: 8-10 year-olds

Session I
September 23rd - October 21st
2:30-3:15pm

Session II
October 28th - November 18th
2:30-3:15pm

TUESDAYS: 5-7 year-olds - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Session I
September 25th - October 16th
4:30-5:15pm

Session II
October 23rd - November 13th
4:30-5:15pm

WEDNESDAYS: 8-10 year-olds - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Session I
September 26th - October 17th
4:30-5:15pm

Session II
October 24th - November 14th
4:30-5:15pm

TWEEN YOGA! - REGISTRATION CLOSED
WEDNESDAYS: 11-13 year-olds

Session I
September 26th - October 17th
5:30-6:15

Session II
October 24th - November 14th
5:30-6:15pm

If you have any questions about our Kids & Tween Yoga programs or schedule or you prefer to do this in studio or over the phone we are happy to accommodate you, please contact us at 845.977.5276.

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About the instructor: Liane Kolesar

Liane first fell in love with yoga about 5 years ago. The practice changed her life and mindset and she continues on her spiritual journey to finding her true self. Liane knew that receiving her 95-hour children's yoga certification at Yoga Synthesis in Chestnut Ridge, NY would be the perfect balance of her love for teaching children and her love for yoga. A school teacher of 9 years, she shares her practice with the children in the classroom and through a morning yoga program. She's excited to continue to share her love of yoga to help children cope with stress and daily pressures and find peace and love within. Oh, and to have fun while doing it! 

Read more about Liane

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OILS, YOGA & YOU with Dr. Hayley Nathanson and Naomi Camilleri
Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

OILS, YOGA & YOU with Dr. Hayley Nathanson and Naomi Camilleri

Come learn about the power of essential oils, how to incorporate them into your yoga practice and integrate them into a healthy lifestyle on and off the mat!

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Dr. Hayley and Naomi have both been working with essential oils for years and are excited to share their many benefits and applications in your yoga practice, your home and everywhere else.

In this workshop we will use the oils in a yoga practice led by Naomi and learn about the connection of certain oils with specific asanas to aid in release, opening and healing. We will also discuss the many uses of various oils to create a healthy home, car and work environment, as well as how to incorporate the oils regularly into a healthy lifestyle for ourselves and our families.

Saturday, October 13th
3-5pm

PRICING:

  • $20 advance registration or for unlimited members

  • $25 at the door

Attendees will receive some oil samples and other goodies!

Disclosure: Please note that this workshop will be focused on the Young Living® brand of essential oils, but there is no obligation to purchase any product and much of the information offered will be applicable to all therapeutic-grade essential oils.

About Hayley Nathanson

Hayley is a chiropractor, wife, mom of three, yoga lover and an essential oil enthusiast. Her passion is to empower others to find wellness through inspiring them to take ownership of their own heath journey by introducing people to health through chiropractic care, neuro-feeeback, nutrition, yoga, mindfulness, and the amazing world of essential oils. She has been using essential oils for over 20 years and is excited to share how oils can enhance a yoga practice and healthy lifestyle! She has her own oil business and is a Gold Leader with Young Living® Essential Oils – the purveyor of the finest and most pure essential oils on the planet. 

About Naomi Camilleri

Naomi is the founder and owner of Playful Yogi Space and has been an essential oil enthusiast for years, incorporating the oils into her practice, her teaching and her life off the mat. She is also a Distributor for Young Living® Essential Oils and is excited to share her knowledge and experience of using oils to enhance your yoga practice and your life off the mat. Read more about Naomi

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FOCUS with YIN & YOGA NIDRA: An Inward Journey with Naomi
Sep
29
3:00 PM15:00

FOCUS with YIN & YOGA NIDRA: An Inward Journey with Naomi

Take a journey inside, exploring your inner landscape

Experience deep opening in the body through a gentle Yin Yoga practice, as you shift your awareness deeper and deeper within in preparation for profound relaxation and inner connection in Yoga Nidra.

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Yin is a gentle practice in which we target the connective tissues and joints along with the energetic systems of the body, bringing the body into balance and increasing its natural range of motion.

Yoga Nidra, or Yoga “Sleep,” is a guided relaxed meditation in which we withdraw the senses to connect more deeply to our own inner consciousness, experiencing a state between wakefulness and sleep that opens deep phases of the mind.

We will close with a seated meditation practice, fully emptying the mind and quieting the spirit. 

Saturday, September 29th
3-5pm

PRICING:

  • $25 advance registration or for unlimited members

  • $30 at the door

About Naomi

Naomi began practicing yoga and meditation in 2001, and immediately fell in love. From her very first class she knew that yoga was more than just a practice on the mat, but a way of life, an opening and awakening of the mind, and a vehicle to self-realization of the spirit. With over 600 hours of training in various yoga and meditation techniques, Naomi enjoys guiding others inward, to a place of deep release and union.

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1st ANNIVERSAY CELEBRATION & OPEN STUDIO Event!!
Sep
15
to Sep 16

1st ANNIVERSAY CELEBRATION & OPEN STUDIO Event!!

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PYS is turning 1!!! Join us Saturday & Sunday, September 15th & 16th, to celebrate with us, learn more about PYS, and enjoy the annual Open Studio event at Bell-ans!

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We can't believe it, yoga studios grow up so fast! We are already celebrating our 1st anniversary of rocking yoga in Rockland! Come take a free class, enter to win prizes, learn more about what we do, all day Saturday & Sunday, September 15th & 16th.

AND on September 15th, 2-6pm, enjoy the FREE annual Open Studio & Barn event at Bell-ans, exploring the artists studios, and even saying hello to our animal friends in the stable! 

Playful Yogi Space is happy to be a part of such a fun, creative and interesting community and we want you to come experience it! So check back soon for updates on our FREE CLASSES and of course... yoga and meditation on the great lawn! :-)

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SOLSTICE CELEBRATION!
Jun
23
5:00 PM17:00

SOLSTICE CELEBRATION!

Join us Saturday, June 23rd for a celebration marking the longest days of the year and the start to summer 2018!

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Playful Yogi Space and Bell-ans Center for Creative Arts are joining up to kick off summer with a great time for all! Bring the kids for this family-friendly event, enjoying healthy food and drink, fun family activities, face and body painting and of course... yoga and meditation on the great lawn!

Come stretch, breathe, then eat and drink and hang out as the fun really gets going when DRIVE takes the stage and rocks us into summer! 

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Just $10 for adults, kids (under 15) and seniors come free! Click below to register in advance and save a spot for the yoga and meditation (psst! Bring your own mat! ;-)), or you can also RSVP on our Facebook event: 

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OILS, YOGA & YOU with Dr. Hayley Nathanson and Naomi Camilleri
Jun
16
3:00 PM15:00

OILS, YOGA & YOU with Dr. Hayley Nathanson and Naomi Camilleri

Come learn about the power of essential oils, how to incorporate them into your yoga practice and integrate them into a healthy lifestyle on and off the mat!

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Dr. Hayley and Naomi have both been working with essential oils for years and are excited to share their many benefits and applications in your yoga practice, your home and everywhere else.

In this workshop we will use the oils in a yoga practice led by Naomi and learn about the connection of certain oils with specific asanas to aid in release, opening and healing. We will also discuss the many uses of various oils to create a healthy home, car and work environment, as well as how to incorporate the oils regularly into a healthy lifestyle for ourselves and our families.

Saturday, June 16th
3-5pm
$20 - attendees will receive some oil samples and other goodies!

Disclosure: Please note that this workshop will be focused on the Young Living® brand of essential oils, but there is no obligation to purchase any product and much of the information offered will be applicable to all therapeutic-grade essential oils.

About Hayley Nathanson

Hayley is a chiropractor, wife, mom of three, yoga lover and an essential oil enthusiast. Her passion is to empower others to find wellness through inspiring them to take ownership of their own heath journey by introducing people to health through chiropractic care, neuro-feeeback, nutrition, yoga, mindfulness, and the amazing world of essential oils. She has been using essential oils for over 20 years and is excited to share how oils can enhance a yoga practice and healthy lifestyle! She has her own oil business and is a Gold Leader with Young Living® Essential Oils – the purveyor of the finest and most pure essential oils on the planet. 

About Naomi Camilleri

Naomi is the founder and owner of Playful Yogi Space and has been an essential oil enthusiast for years, incorporating the oils into her practice, her teaching and her life off the mat. She is also a Distributor for Young Living® Essential Oils and is excited to share her knowledge and experience of using oils to enhance your yoga practice and your life off the mat. Read more about Naomi

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YIN GATHERING of the Divine Hive
Jun
15
7:30 PM19:30

YIN GATHERING of the Divine Hive

Join Us For Our Third Gathering of Women of All Ages to Share, Inspire and Support

Wherever we are on our life path, we need sisterhood to support and empower us. Join us in this sacred circle of inspiration, sharing, education and bonding, led by Kellie Walsh and Naomi Camilleri. 7:30-9pm, Friday, June 15th. NO FEE, we ask only that you come ready to share and receive!

Come at 6 and enjoy a gentle Yin Yoga class led by Naomi, followed by an hour of inspired discussion and sharing, closing with a brief guided meditation led by Kellie. 

Our discussion will be open and organic as we explore some concepts surrounding freedom as women, and what does it mean to be free. What are the kinds of freedoms that women crave and should expect in our professional, romantic and family lives?  

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ACTIVATING your DIVINE VOICE through Sacred Sound Healing and Guided Meditation
Jun
9
3:00 PM15:00

ACTIVATING your DIVINE VOICE through Sacred Sound Healing and Guided Meditation

Join Kellie Walsh and Jenna Jacobs as they lead a powerful healing workshop to help you reclaim and activate your divine voice. Both have mastered the art of divine channeling through guided words and voice activation.

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Gathered around the crystal sound healing bowls, the waves of vibrational frequency will awaken, activate, and transform any blocks in the body. A specific focus on the throat chakra will harmonize and open your divine sound.

Come sit and receive with Kellie and Jenna as they anchor the Hive of awakening. BEEing the divine being of creation for The Divine Hive through Sacred Sound Healing (learn more about The Divine Hive). 

Saturday, June 9th
3-5pm
$25 if you pre-register and for unlimited members
$30 the day of the workshop

About Kellie

Kellie is the founder of The Divine Hive and is originally from the Boston area. She has studied and taught in the worlds of spiritual and physical health and fitness her entire life. For the last 6 years she has been studying Quantum Meditation with Dr. Joe Dispenza. She spends time daily in quiet meditation to connect to her own 'authentic self' and to develop a deeper relationship to the 'Divine.' 

About Jenna

Jenna has trained in high frequency energetic healing with her many spiritual teachers internationally and locally. She is an advanced IET (Integrated Energy Therapy) practitioner, working towards her certification in Universal Rays Healing, a hands-on healing process that assists you to shift your consciousness and release old karmic energy. For the last ten years, Jenna has co-led a young women’s meditation group with Janet O’ Shea, LCSW, in Pearl River, NY, incorporating their many teachings and healing practices. 

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MESSAGES from SPIRIT: A Channeling Workshop with Dr. Pam Denton
Jun
2
3:00 PM15:00

MESSAGES from SPIRIT: A Channeling Workshop with Dr. Pam Denton

This workshop has been cancelled and will be rescheduled in the fall. Please check back for more information. Thank you!

 

Join Dr. Pam at Playful Yogi Space and experience opening your chakras to receive intuitive guidance!  

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Learn how you can open, allow and receive guidance from higher self and higher communication of Spirit. Learn how spirit communicates with you every day and discover how to listen to messages.

Pam will take you through a series of foundational channeling exercises for opening your body and chakras to receive higher vibrational energy and guidance. You will breathe, meditate, experience spirit energetically and journal with Dr. Pam, discovering how your nervous system is the conduit for energy flow and spiritual information.

The exercises will OPEN the flow of spirit, ALLOW you to receive intuitive information, and ALIGN your energy flow with the power of a spirit-guided life. You do not need to believe in spirit guides to attend! However, a curiosity of the other side and conscious expansion is a benefit.

A powerful, intuitive and energetic presence is awakened during this workshop—and you’ll enjoy being completely present in the heart to experience the power of spiritual guidance. 

Saturday, June 2nd
3-5pm
$30 if you pre-register - or for unlimited members
$35 at the door


About Dr. Pam Denton

Dr. Pam has communicated with spirit since being a young child however her spiritual powers awakened fully when she was working on Nervous Systems as a Chiropractor. As she navigated the healer world, she was guided to different experiences and lessons that would heighten her awareness, opening her to channel as a platform for world peace and change.

Dr. Pam channels spiritual insight and higher communication that moves you into new strategies for living a healthy and prosperous life. Her communication with spirit helps you remove obstacles, get unstuck, and receive insight to difficult and challenging situations.

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Within Pam's work as a spirit messenger, you’ll discover and define what empowerment looks like On the Other Side, with source power and universal guidance. Working with spirit guides, you will learn how to pass through the wall of stuck and sabotage to get to the true form of your purpose and abundance.

Dr. Pam is a Speaker, Author and Intuitive, and has earned the trust of many people who had limited solutions to life's challenges until they experienced spirit guidance. Her work has influenced incredible positive change and includes rock-stars, actors, business owners, women, millionaires, families, children and animals. She is a positive influence in many people’s lives and her skills range from intuition and spirit communication to medical medium communication. 

Dr. Pam believes we all can access higher positive communication to expand consciousness and PLAY BIG, and her work involves teaching and training people how to channel positive life-force and spirit guidance for health, purpose, money and business.  She is the founder of The Intuitive Expo, author of On the Other Side: Messages from Spirit for Women and is the visionary for a wave of positive spiritual change on earth. You can check out more about Dr. Pam Denton at www.pamdenton.com and www.theintuitiveexpo.com.

 

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SPRING THING: Open House and Community Day at PYS!
May
19
to May 20

SPRING THING: Open House and Community Day at PYS!

Spring is truly here, the season of planting seeds, blossoming intentions and enjoying the sun's radiance once more!

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Join us at Playful Yogi Space Saturday and Sunday, May 19th and 20th for our Springtime Open House! FREE classes both days! Bring your friends, try a new class! 

Saturday afternoon come for our Open House & Bazaar, get to know the PYS team of instructors, enjoy healthy refreshments, check out some cool items for sale, join in open chanting/kirtan and connect with community. Kids welcome! 

Super discounted package specials available IN-STUDIO ONLY!!

FREE CLASSES (bring your friends!):

Saturday, May 19th:
9:30am: Yinyasa with Naomi
11am: Ashtanga with Sandi
1pm: Animal Flow with Naomi

Sunday, May 20th:
9:45am: Vinyasa with Naomi
11:30am: Hatha Flow with Suzie
4pm: Yin with Naomi

Saturday, 2:30pm - 5pm: OPEN HOUSE & BAZAAR (come hang out and play!)

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FOCUS with YIN & YOGA NIDRA: An Inward Journey with Naomi
May
12
3:00 PM15:00

FOCUS with YIN & YOGA NIDRA: An Inward Journey with Naomi

Take a journey inside, exploring your inner landscape

Experience deep opening in the body through a gentle Yin Yoga practice, as you shift your awareness deeper and deeper within in preparation for profound relaxation and inner connection in Yoga Nidra.

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Yin is a gentle practice in which we target the connective tissues and joints along with the energetic systems of the body, bringing the body into balance and increasing its natural range of motion.

Yoga Nidra, or Yoga “Sleep,” is a guided relaxed meditation in which we withdraw the senses to connect more deeply to our own inner consciousness, experiencing a state between wakefulness and sleep that opens deep phases of the mind.

We will close with a seated meditation practice, fully emptying the mind and quieting the spirit. 

$25 pre-registration or for unlimited members
$30 day of the workshop

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About Naomi

Naomi began practicing yoga and meditation in 2001, and immediately fell in love. From her very first class she knew that yoga was more than just a practice on the mat, but a way of life, an opening and awakening of the mind, and a vehicle to self-realization of the spirit. With over 600 hours of training in various yoga and meditation techniques, Naomi enjoys guiding others inward, to a place of deep release and union.

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CREATING SPACE for INNOCENCE: A Guided Meditation of Self Discovery with Kellie Walsh & Lee Farber
May
5
3:00 PM15:00

CREATING SPACE for INNOCENCE: A Guided Meditation of Self Discovery with Kellie Walsh & Lee Farber

Join us for this journey of healing and discovery, through sound and word, guided by Kellie Walsh and supported by the music of Lee Farber. 

In this workshop we will channel the energies of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Chakra to transform our inner child to the Phoenix Child of Rebirth. Creating a space for the innocence of our youth, to integrate within the wisdom of our maturity. Regaining the playfulness we once felt, becoming more joyful and loving. Manifesting our destiny from a place of love, compassion and freedom when we let go of our own self-imposed limitations. 

Lee will intuitively guide us with crystal and singing bowls and percussion, as Kellie channels through opening to the heart center to take you on a journey of self discovery.  

$25 pre-registration or for unlimited members
$30 day of the workshop

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About Kellie

Kellie is the founder of The Divine Hive and is originally from the Boston area. She has studied and taught in the worlds of spiritual and physical health and fitness her entire life. For the last 6 years she has been studying Quantum Meditation with Dr. Joe Dispenza. She spends time daily in quiet meditation to connect to her own 'authentic self' and to develop a deeper relationship to the 'Divine.' 

About Lee

A versatile musician, Lee had a Buddhist Initiation in 1998 and since then has followed a daily practice in prayer, yoga, and meditation. For over 20 years he has been teaching, passing on the knowledge and the joy he has for music and healing. 

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BEGIN a YOGA PRACTICE with Vanessa Spina
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

BEGIN a YOGA PRACTICE with Vanessa Spina

Being a beginner can be fun and engaging!  

In this workshop you will receive individualized attention from Vanessa while learning basic postures for flexibility, strength, and balance. You will also learn ways to modify these postures in an open level class to make them feel right for you.

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Participants will learn how to skillfully use yoga blocks, blankets, and belts to ease places of tightness and support themselves in a healthy practice. You will learn some of the basic techniques of meditation and relaxation, which bring the mind into stillness and silence.

This workshop is a perfect opportunity for a beginner to learn the basics of yoga in a safe, slow, encouraging and gentle atmosphere.

$25 pre-registration or for unlimited members
$30 day of the workshop

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About Vanessa

Vanessa Spina is an experienced and passionate teacher whose classes both empower and inspire students of all levels. Teaching since 2001, her intelligent, playful, and nourishing sequencing is informed by years of studying alignment through Anusara yoga.

In addition to her ongoing classes in New York City, Vanessa works with private clients and teaches a course she created called "Yoga For Performance" as an adjunct faculty member in the nationally ranked New Studio/Drama division of the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

Some of her most influential teachers are Mary Dunn, John Friend, Ellen Saltonstall, Jimmy and Ruthie Bernaert, Christina Sell, and Peggy Spina (her Mom). Her students are also an unlimited source of inspiration and creativity.

Vanessa is known for her nurturing yet perfectly challenging practices.

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FLOW and CREATE: Movement and Mandala Making with Cat
Apr
21
3:00 PM15:00

FLOW and CREATE: Movement and Mandala Making with Cat

Join Cat Farrell for an afternoon of movement and mandala making to facilitate optimum flow state, destress and tap into the creative potential that is within us all! 

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Centered on individual intentions, this workshop will begin with a yoga flow sequence to unleash our divine Shakti energy (creative power) then move into an hour of mandala making fun!  No previous yoga or art experience necessary.  Art materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own as well!

$25 pre-registration or for unlimited members
$30 day of the workshop

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About Cat

Drawing from over a decade of experience teaching, mentoring, leading workshops and guest lecturing for numerous teacher trainings, Cat brings a joyful balance of knowledge, energy, rhythm and mindfulness to each and every class and workshop. Cat’s style of asana sequencing encourages students to focus on breath and alignment while safely and gradually exploring their personal boundaries within every pose. A NY State licensed and board certified creative arts therapist, Cat filters her teachings through a therapeutic and trauma-informed lens in order to support healing and growth in all students.

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KIDS YOGA SPRING SESSION with Liane Kolesar
Apr
15
1:30 PM13:30

KIDS YOGA SPRING SESSION with Liane Kolesar

We are SO excited to announce the continuation of the Kids Yoga Program at PYS! 

Playful Yogi Space is happy to announce the Spring Session of our Kids Yoga program, with an expanded six-week class series now including ages 5-7! 

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Classes will teach children ways to stay healthy and happy in a fun and engaging way, including games, breathing techniques, visualizations to quiet the mind, partner yoga and flow sequences that will teach balance and focus. Kids Yoga is non-competitive with no winners or losers, and the long-term benefits are endless!

Cost for each 6-week session is $78. Register for both for $150! (Sunday + Tuesday or Sunday + Wednesday) 

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SUNDAYS: 
April 15th - May 20th
1:30 - 2:15pm: Ages 5-7
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2:30 - 3:15pm: Ages 8-12
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TUESDAYS:
April 17th - May 22nd
4:30 - 5:15pm: Ages 5-7
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WEDNESDAYS:
April 18th - May 23rd
4:30 - 5:15pm: Ages 8-12
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Class size is limited to 12 students for ages 5-7 and 15 students for ages 8-12, so early registration is recommended! 

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PLEASE READ: If you are signing your child up for both the Sunday and the Tuesday or Wednesday session, please choose the Double Pass when registering. Also, if you are signing up more than one child, you will need to sign up each child separately. Please register using your name and email, not the child's. Once you register and purchase the pass, we will contact you to get the details about the child or children you are signing up for each session. Please only sign up your child if he or she is the correct age for the program. Please note that parents will be required to drop off their child, we cannot accommodate parents waiting in the studio space during class time. Due to limited class size, participants are required to sign up for all 6 sessions, please understand there will be no refunds for classes missed. 

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About Liane

Liane first fell in love with yoga about 5 years ago. The practice changed her life and mindset and she continues on her spiritual journey to finding her true self. Liane knew that receiving her 95-hour children's yoga certification at Yoga Synthesis in Chestnut Ridge, NY would be the perfect balance of her love for teaching children and her love for yoga. A school teacher of 9 years, she shares her practice with the children in the classroom and through a morning yoga program. She's excited to continue to share her love of yoga to help children cope with stress and daily pressures and find peace and love within. Oh, and to have fun while doing it! 

Read more about Liane

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COLORING & UNCOLORING THE MIND: Indian Music and Ashtanga Yoga with Purbayan Chatterjee and Sandi Higgins
Apr
7
11:00 AM11:00

COLORING & UNCOLORING THE MIND: Indian Music and Ashtanga Yoga with Purbayan Chatterjee and Sandi Higgins

Join us Saturday, April 7th for a class and workshop with international sitar maestro Purbayan Chatterjee and yoga instructor Sandi Higgins!

$25 for the Class or the Workshop (Class is free for unlimited members!)
$40 for BOTH!  

11am - 12:30pm: Ashtanga Led Primary Series Class Accompanied by Live Sitar
$25 (FREE for unlimited members)
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3pm - 5pm: Indian Music & Meditation Workshop with an Introduction to Raga & Tala: The Art of Traditional Indian Melody & Rhythm
$25 for the Workshop or $40 for BOTH (please choose the pass option in the pulldown menu)
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No music experience required, though all musicians are welcome to bring instruments to the afternoon session. 

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About Purbayan

Purbayan Chatterjee is one of the most sought-after musicians in India and a global ambassador for Indian classical music.  An exponent of the Senia Maihar Gharana founded by Baba Alauddin Khan, Purbayan learned the Sitar from his father Pt. Parthapratim Chatterjee and Ud. Ali Akbar Khan, with Vocal training from Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty, and Tabla training from Pt. Anindo Chatterjee. Inspired by the tone and richness of Nikhil Banerjee, Purbayan brings to his music a personal touch of urbane sensitivity. With several of his albums, including “Leher” and “String Struck”, hitting the charts, he regularly collaborates with world class musicians like Shankar Mahadevan, Ud. Zakir Hussain, and jazz legend Pat Metheny.

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About Sandi

Sandi teaches the Ashtanga  program at Playful Yogi Space and has been practicing yoga since 2004. She has also studied Tabla and Indian music for many years. In 2009, Sandi travelled through India, the UK, and the USA to listen and learn from some of the greatest contemporary artists of Indian classical music, or Shastriya Sangeet, in the world today.

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VIBRATIONAL SOUND BATH: A Healing Workshop with Jenna Jacobs
Mar
24
3:00 PM15:00

VIBRATIONAL SOUND BATH: A Healing Workshop with Jenna Jacobs

Feel your way to vibrantly becoming alive through crystal healing bowls and guided meditation! Learn how to tune your body to its own rhythm. During this workshop, you will activate your body and bathe in the sound vibration frequency of the crystals. You will leave feeling energized, cleansed, and alive as you awaken your internal chakra and energy system and release blocks that are preventing you from living your highest potential. 

$25
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About Jenna

Jenna has trained in high frequency energetic healing with her many spiritual teachers internationally and locally. She is an advanced IET (Integrated Energy Therapy) practitioner, working towards her certification in Universal Rays Healing, a hands-on healing process that assists you to shift your consciousness and release old karmic energy. For the last ten years, Jenna has co-led a young women’s meditation group with Janet O’ Shea, LCSW, in Pearl River, NY, incorporating their many teachings and healing practices. 

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Clearing The Path: Love, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity - A yoga philosophy & practice workshop with Sandi Higgins
Mar
17
2:30 PM14:30

Clearing The Path: Love, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity - A yoga philosophy & practice workshop with Sandi Higgins

Join us for this deep journey into Buddhist Meditation and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (Chapter 1)

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How can we stabilize, concentrate, and clear the mind? How can we observe our thinking and take control of our thought patterns? How do we work with obstacles on our path?

In this workshop, we explore the Samadhi Pada, the first chapter of the ancient - yet ever so contemporary - Yoga Sutras, in which sage Patanjali introduces key concepts and skills for unlocking an authentic practice of yoga in our lives. Among these are the 4 sublime attitudes to cultivate towards others (known in Buddhism as the Brahmaviharas, the 4 Immeasurables, or Sublime Abidings): Love (Maitri), Compassion (Karuna), Joy (Mudita), and Equanimity (Upeksha).

Following a discussion and chanting of select sutras from the Samadhi Pada, we will move into a traditional Buddhist meditation practice on the 4 Sublime Abidings.

Prior experience is not required. Handouts for the sutras will be given! Participants are also welcome to bring their own copies of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.

Saturday, March 17th
2:30 - 5:30pm
, there will be a break in the middle for stretching and chai!
$35 - 10% discount for unlimited members!

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About Sandi

Sandi Higgins grew up in Bergen County, NJ, graduated from New York University TISCH, and lived for a few years in between in Paris, France. Her practice of yoga in its many forms began in 2004 and has since taken her to India and back 4 times. A dedicated Ashtanga student and a dynamic teacher, Sandi has taught yoga and meditation with the NY College of Health Professions, NYC Parks, and several studios in New York and New Jersey. She studied the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with Eddie Stern in NYC and the 4 Sublime Abidings meditation with Ven. Dr. Dhammadipa Sak in upstate NY. Sandi continues to develop her Ashtanga practice under the guidance of R. Sharath Jois, Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor. Read more about Sandi

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ASHTANGA PRIMARY SERIES: Mysore and Led Spring Session with Sandi Higgins
Mar
10
to Jun 30

ASHTANGA PRIMARY SERIES: Mysore and Led Spring Session with Sandi Higgins

Join Ashtangi Sandi Higgins for an early morning Mysore practice during the week, and a led Ashtanga class on Saturdays.

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LED CLASS
Saturdays, 11am - 12:30pm

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MYSORE CLASS
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 6-8am
Students may arrive anytime to start your practice. Opening chant is at 6:15am.

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Mysore is the traditional method for learning Ashtanga Yoga, established by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India, and carried on today by his family and dedicated students all over the world.

In the Mysore tradition, or parampara, each student learns gradually, pose by pose, at their own pace. The Mysore teacher acts more like a guide or personal trainer who observes the studentsʼ individual practice and helps each one to progress through the asanas with personal instruction and assists as needed.  

An experienced teacher certified with Yoga Alliance, Sandi has been devoted to the Mysore Ashtanga practice since 2013 and made her first trip to study at KPJAYI in 2016. Sandi continues to develop her Ashtanga practice with the guidance of R. Sharath Jois, Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor. Read more about Sandi

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GROUNDING TO LIFT: Headstand and Forearm Stand Workshop with Tim Miller
Mar
3
2:30 PM14:30

GROUNDING TO LIFT: Headstand and Forearm Stand Workshop with Tim Miller

In this workshop, we will break down versions of headstand and forearm stand, providing the tools necessary to enter the postures and hold them in place. Through the application of form, paired with the utilization of locks (bandhas) or key engagement centers in the body, we’ll discover the joy of pressing down to lift up. Once inverted, we begin gaining awareness into the balance and control required in these sometimes challenging asanas. All levels encouraged.

Form, Stability, Pressure and Lift Off!

$30 - 10% off for unlimited members (monthly or yearly)

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About Tim

Once I began practicing, I quickly realized that yoga wasn’t merely limited to the physiological, but a complete system or tool that I could use to unwind my mind. In 2014, I received my 300-hour teacher training from The Yoga House (Piermont, NY), led by the steady guidance of Michael Penque. Since then, I have maintained a daily meditation practice influenced by Frank Vogt; In 2016, I completed a 30-hour Adjustments Intensive training with David Regelin; And I continue to study chanting and vinyasa yoga with Barbara Verrochi, the co-owner of The Shala (NYC). I’m humbled and eternally grateful to all my teachers in Rockland, NYC, and beyond. Read more about Tim

 

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KIDS YOGA WINTER SESSION with Liane!
Feb
25
to Feb 28

KIDS YOGA WINTER SESSION with Liane!

OMG! We are SO excited to announce a Kids Yoga Program starting at PYS! 

Playful Yogi Space is happy to announce the launch of our Kids Yoga program! We will be offering an initial 4-week series on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons for 8-12-year-olds, beginning February 25th. 

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Classes will teach children ways to stay healthy and happy in a fun and engaging way, including games, breathing techniques, visualizations to quiet the mind, partner yoga, and flow sequences that will teach balance and focus. Kids Yoga is non-competitive with no winners or losers, and the long-term benefits are endless!

Sunday Session: 
February 25th - March 18th, 1:30-2:15pm

Wednesday Session:
February 28th - March 21st, 4:30-5:15pm


Cost for each 4-week session is $48. Class size is limited to 15 students. 

PLEASE READ: If you are signing your child up for both the Sunday and the Wednesday session, you will need to register for each session separately. Also, if you are signing up more than one child, you will need to sign up each child separately. Please register using your name and email, not the child's. Once you register and purchase the pass, we will contact you to get the details about the child or children you are signing up for each session. Please only sign up your child if he or she is between the ages of 8 and 12. If you have an older or younger child that you would like to register for Kids Yoga, please contact us to discuss before registering. Please note that parents will be required to drop off their child, we cannot accommodate parents waiting in the studio space during class time. Due to limited class size, participants are required to sign up for all 4 sessions, please understand there will be no refunds for classes missed. 

Click here to register for the Sunday session now!

Click here to register for the Wednesday session now!

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About Liane

Liane first fell in love with yoga about 5 years ago. The practice changed her life and mindset and she continues on her spiritual journey to finding her true self. Liane knew that receiving her 95-hour children's yoga certification at Yoga Synthesis in Chestnut Ridge, NY would be the perfect balance of her love for teaching children and her love for yoga. A school teacher of 9 years, she shares her practice with the children in the classroom and through a morning yoga program. She's excited to continue to share her love of yoga to help children cope with stress and daily pressures and find peace and love within. Oh, and to have fun while doing it! Read more about Liane

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YIN GATHERING of the Divine Hive
Feb
24
3:00 PM15:00

YIN GATHERING of the Divine Hive

Join Us For Our Second Gathering of Women of All Ages to Share, Inspire and Support

Wherever we are on our life path, we need sisterhood to support and empower us. Join us in this sacred circle of inspiration, sharing, education and bonding, led by Kellie Walsh and Naomi Camilleri. 3-5pm, Saturday, February 24th. NO FEE, we ask only that you come ready to share and receive!

Enjoy a half hour of gentle yoga and breathwork led by Naomi, followed by an hour of inspired discussion and sharing, closing with a half hour of guided meditation led by Kellie. 

Our discussion will be open and organic as we explore some concepts from the book Women Who Run With the Wolves, by Clarissa Pinkola Estés. There is no need to have read the book before the gathering, though if you have time, we highly recommend it! 

WILD: in the sense of the original meaning, which is to live a natural life with healthy boundaries and integrity.

WOMAN: La Mujer Grande,The Great Woman, who teaches as an ally, and as a leader. Seeing not through the two eyes, but through the eyes of intuition.

Please click here to pre-register for this FREE event!

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YOGA & CACAO: A HEART CEREMONY with Byron
Feb
17
11:15 AM11:15

YOGA & CACAO: A HEART CEREMONY with Byron

Come enjoy a unique experience, open your heart to exhilaration. 

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A cacao ceremony is an opportunity to connect to yourself and open your heart. Because of cacao’s ability to increase your connection to your inner self and your heart chakra, it aids in any transformational shift you are working towards, whether you are looking to deepen your understanding of who you are, release old patterns and traumas, or move into a more self-confident space. Whatever your intention, the cacao facilitates the insight and awareness to move towards that goal.

In this class Byron will lead you through a deep and slow heart opening flow, increasingly connecting within, then moving into a meditation with intention setting. The ceremonial cacao (in liquid form) will be consumed and the intention will be further explored through deeper heart chakra opening.  

FREE class to all members holding an unlimited membership (yearly or monthly)

Cost is $20 for the single class, includes the ceremonial liquid cacao from Guatemala.
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About Byron

A longtime devotee to Martial Arts and personal fitness, Byron discovered yoga by chance when a lower back injury left him close to immobile in 2012. He was introduced to the practice through basic stretches and techniques that allowed him to regain function and strength. Read more about Byron

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FREEDOM in BACKBENDING with Suzie
Feb
10
2:30 PM14:30

FREEDOM in BACKBENDING with Suzie

Freedom, strength, letting go, opening the heart, vulnerability...

Our body’s natural response to danger is to curl in, protecting our most vulnerable part - our heart, both the physical heart and the energetic heart space. Backbends do the very opposite action, opening us up to the world. We are exposing ourselves and that takes courage  - but also builds more of it!

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Our spines are an incredible combination of strength and flexibility. Strong bones and large muscles give us structure and protect sensitive nerves while flexible ligaments and tendons allow the spine to move in all different planes.

With regular backbends we can help to protect this wonderful balance by increasing mobility while strengthening the supporting muscles around the skeleton.

This workshop will focus on backbending techniques designed to heal and strengthen the low back and lengthen the middle and upper back, as we open the hips, heart and the entire front side body. Class will begin with abdominal exercises and a dynamic vinyasa to prepare and unwind the body before moving into basic through advanced backbending postures.

Cost: $30
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About Suzie

A lifelong student, Suzie has completed the 200, 500, & 800-hour Life of a Yogi teacher trainings with Sri Dharma Mittra. In 2014 she completed another 200-hour teacher training with Jared McCann, world asana champion and creator of JMY Vinyasa.  She currently teaches and assists in developing the curriculum for the Science of Self Teacher Training program.  Her experience spans numerous styles and lineages and she teaches all levels of practice. Read more about Suzie

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YIN GATHERING of the Divine Hive
Nov
11
2:30 PM14:30

YIN GATHERING of the Divine Hive

Join Us For Our First Gathering of Women of All Ages to Share, Inspire and Support

Wherever we are on our life path, we need sisterhood to support and empower us. Join us in this sacred circle of inspiration, sharing, education and bonding, led by Kellie Walsh and Naomi Camilleri. 2:30-4:30pm, Sunday, November 11th. NO FEE, we ask only that you come ready to share and receive!

Enjoy a half hour of gentle yoga and breathwork led by Naomi, followed by an hour of inspired discussion and sharing, closing with a half hour of guided meditation led by Kellie. 

Our discussion will be open and organic as we explore some concepts from the book Women Who Run With the Wolves, by Clarissa Pinkola Estés. There is no need to have read the book before the gathering, though if you have time, we highly recommend it! 

WILD: in the sense of the original meaning, which is to live a natural life with healthy boundaries and integrity.

WOMAN: La Mujer Grande,The Great Woman, who teaches as an ally, and as a leader. Seeing not through the two eyes, but through the eyes of intuition.

Please click here to pre-register for this FREE event!

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