Next Restorative Yoga Teacher Training January 20th & 21st, 2018

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photo by kristen woods

photo by kristen woods

Learn the ABC's of Yoga.  This series is for everyone... whether you are a brand new beginner or have been doing yoga for years and love re-exploring and refining.  Build and strengthen the foundation for your yoga practice through developing proper alignment, breathing and concentration techniques.  You will receive individualized attention to suit your needs and learn ways to modify the practice to your own unique mind/body type.  Starts October 15th 6-7:15pm.  3 Consecutive Sundays, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29.  $50 for the full series - register by 10/12.   REGISTER HERE.

Elevate Your Spirit
with Christina, Chuck & Lauren

Saturday September 23rd, 6:30-8:30pm.  An evening of yoga with live drumming and gong meditation.
Experience the interplay of sound and silence through movement and stillness as you are guided on a journey to raise your vibration. During this class percussionist Chuck Wood will provide a hypnotic groove to Christina's signature, all-level nourishing flow class allowing for a deeper connection to your breath, heartbeat, body and soul. This class will finish with a deep relaxation from vibrations of the gong with Lauren Vasquez.  REGISTER HERE.

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Yoga Anatomy 10-hour Immersion              with Dr. Brian Patullo

October 14th 1-6pm, October 15th 12-5pm.  Brian will guide you in learning about the bones, joints and connective tissues of the body, as well major muscle groups, their actions and types of movement.  You'll also learn about planes of movement and anatomical language in relation to these movements, discuss the muscles and their role in some familiar yoga poses, address bio-mechanics and posture, and identify healthy posture with intention to cultivate injury-free practice.  This course is part of our Yoga Teacher Training Program.  It is open to students of our community by registering at this link:


Ayurveda Workshop: Balance Your Body-Mind-Spirit 

with Deanna Sidoti & Christina Wypijewska

 October 1st, 2017 1-4pm.  Learn ancient techniques for creating balance in your life through Ayurveda, known as the sister science of Yoga.  Christina and Deanna collaborate to share holistic seasonal ways of living and strategies for grounding and balance this Fall.  We will provide an overview of Ayurveda to help you understand your unique personal state of equilibrium (prakruti) and you will learn ways to tailor the use of foods, herbs, spices, pranayama, and asana to cultivate healing and transformation. Space is limited - pre-registration required.   SIGN UP!

 Yoga for Herniation Workshop with Kristen Woods

October 21st, 2-5pm.  This three-hour workshop will teach you how alignment-based yoga can be used to alleviate back pain caused by herniated or bulging discs, or other disc issues such as disc degeneration.  Learn how to establish sound posture, move with a neutral spine, create length and build strength all in safe and accessible ways. Whether you have an established practice and need to learn how to modify or are brand new to yoga, this workshop is for you.

Kristen Woods has been teaching yoga since 2006.  She is currently an instructor at Yoga Union & Yoga Union Backcare & Scoliosis Center, NYC’s leading yoga studio for backcare & scoliosis, where she teaches weekly Alignment & Herniation classes. She has studied with Yoga Union’s director, Alison West, since 2013 and has received her 300-hr yoga masters certification as well as her 100-hr Backcare & Scoliosis Certification from YU. She is also an assistant to Yoga Union’s 500-hr Mandala or Yoga Teacher Training Program.  Early-bird discount before October 14th.   REGISTER HERE.

Photo - Buddha doodles

Photo - Buddha doodles

Intro to Arm Balances
with Tami Rogan

October 22nd, 1-3pm
Curious about arm balances but not sure how to get started?  Join Tami as she guides you in this safe and supportive workshop/(playshop). Lose the fear and find your joy as we begin the journey into arm balancing.  Early-bird discount before October 15th.  REGISTER HERE.

Bhagavad Gita Immersion w/ Dr. Edwin Bryant
10/28 1-6pm & 10/29 12-5pm.  

photo courtesy of Bg sharma

photo courtesy of Bg sharma

This Immersion is part of the 200hr Yoga Teacher Training and is open to the community.

Super Early-bird Discount THIS WEEK ONLY! Receive 10% off with promo code: GITA
Special ends this Sunday, 9/17!

The Bhagavad Gita is one of the most influential and popular texts from the many spiritual traditions of India. It deals with the nature of the self, the world, ultimate reality, the purpose of human existence, and the spiritual paths that can be undertaken to accomplish this purpose.
There are primarily four yoga systems, featured in the BG through which one can unite with the Divine... Explore these paths and how they relate to taking conscious action in the world.
No prior knowledge necessary; the only requirement is to bring an open mind and sincere heart. Students are encouraged to bring any edition of the Bhagavad Gita, particularly versions that have the Sanskrit text, since we will chant some of the Sanskrit verses together.

For the teacher training students, we will be using the translation by Winthrop Sargeant.

PLEASE NOTE: There are NO REFUNDS for this workshop.


Edwin Bryant received his Ph.D in Indic languages and Cultures from Columbia University. He taught Hinduism at Harvard University for three years, and is presently the professor of Hinduism at Rutgers University where he teaches courses on Hindu philosophy and religion. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, published six books and authored a number of articles on Vedic history, yoga, and the Krishna tradition. In addition to his academic work for the scholarly community, Edwin's Penguin World Classics translation of the Srimad Bhagavata Purana, the traditional source for the story of Krishna's incarnation, is both for Indology specialists as well as students and those interested in Hinduism from the general reading public and the yoga community.  Read more about Edwin...

Mantras & Mythology with Betsy Davis

11/4, 2-5pm.  Want to dive into chanting, mantras and the fascinating mythology of India?  There are rich philosophical and mythical underpinnings from the Hindu philosophy which are at the source of yoga. They are not necessarily held by all Hindus to be literal accounts of historical events, but are taken to have deeper, often symbolic, meaning. These stories have been given a complex range of interpretations.  In this immersion learn some of the stories behind the deities that are a part of this rich mythology along with the mantras that correspond to each deity. Mantras are sacred syllables that are repeated as an invocation in meditation or as a prayer. We will work our way through the 7 chakras, or energy centers and correlate them to those areas, while also chanting a mantra for each of those deities and chakra centers.

Intro to Yoga for Scoliosis Series

Next series starts soon TBA.  Contact us for details.

Yoga for Teens and Pre-Teens

Contact us for the next 5-Week Series, which we run regularly.  Age 11+.  This yoga series provides a safe and fun environment to explore mindfulness through movement and other forms of creative expression. We will learn yoga poses and sequences to build strength and flexibility, and simple breathing exercises and relaxation techniques for reducing stress and finding balance. Advanced Registration required.  





Tweens & Teens Yoga Teacher Training with Caprice Abowitt March 17th & 18th, 2018

Click for details.  Yoga is an excellent way for Teens to build a foundation for lifelong healthy skills. This training, geared specifically on teaching ages 12 and up, will include the following:

  • developmental milestones
  • introducing meditation and mindfulness practices for teens
  • the benefits of yoga for tweens and teens
  • asanas (poses) and sequencing
  • creating boundaries for classroom management
  • practice teaching (and practice being a kid)
  • introducing yoga philosophy to teens
  • games and activities
  • the business and ethics of teaching yoga to children
  • teaching in different environments and a brief overview of inclusive classrooms
  • constructing lesson plans
  • adjusting and assisting


Next training will be January 2018.  This in depth, comprehensive, 85 hour Yoga Alliance Certified training is for those who want to confidently and responsibly dive into the world of conscious birthing and prenatal yoga and work with this very special population. Our traveling teacher training is designed for the student to learn independently through multi-media options, as well as attend 2 three-day long weekend intensives with Deb Flashenberg and Caprice Abowitt from the Pre-Natal Yoga Center, NYC.  Click here for details.


Light on Sun Salutations ~ Clarity in Alignment & Modifications in Surya Namaskar

photo by kristen woods

photo by kristen woods

Expand your Sun Salutation Horizons!  with Deanna Sidoti

NEXT ONE coming first week in January! 

Ever feel like your practice of Chaturanga, Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog), and Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog) would benefit from some fine-tuning?   Want to go to Flow classes but feel that they move too vigorously or that your shoulders and low back feel pinchy?  There are many ways to practice Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) and to make them accessible to all levels.  Whether you are a Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Student, you will learn ways to refine your alignment, modify your practice when needed (including modifiying for injuries), and make intelligent choices in Surya Namaskar so you can practice with longevity, avoid injury, and have fun in the Suns! 

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  • Pre-registration for workshops is required.

  • If you need to cancel out of a workshop, it must be done 7 days in advance.  Refunds will be processed with a 10% cancellation fee.  *PLEASE NOTE: there are some workshops that have a no refund policy, which is specified in the workshop description when registering through MindBody.

  • Dhyana Yoga Arts cannot provide refunds if cancelling less than a week before the workshop.