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theme of the month: Ashtanga
Ashtanga Yoga is a style of yoga codified and popularized by K. Pattabhi Jois. It coordinates breath and movement to produced an internal heat designed to purify the body.
Come take our Ashtanga-inspired Vinyasa Class (Level 2) with Tobi Kundid every Saturday, 7:45 AM – 9:15 AM. In this class, we will work through some of the series poses while offering a fusion of ideas and asanas.
Join us on Tuesday, February 26 from 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM for a Led Primary Series Class with Stan Woodman, and on Wednesday, March 6 from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM for a Discussion on all things Ashtanga Yoga.
SUPERB ME WITH SUSAN FRIED & SERENA FORZAGLIA
Mar 3 | 3:00 - 4:30 pm
In this workshop, we invite individuals ages 9 to 13 to engage in a mix of yoga with educational self-esteem building activities designed to promote appreciation for their genuine qualities and develop accurate self-awareness.
Kids will explore the different qualities that make them beautiful. They will engage in an interactive activity and will be guided through an engaging yoga session that encourages appreciation and love for their bodies and gratitude for their individual strengths.
Yoga Nidra & Sound Healing with Stephanie Gould & Karin Reetz
MAR 3 | 3:00 - 4:45 PM
Join us for our monthly workshop! This month’s focus will be on Kapha Imbalance and lifting our spirits during the winter months
You will be guided through the meditative practice of Yoga Nidra , or “yogic sleep,” enhanced by Sound Healing with Tibetan bowls. This session combines gentle asana, restorative poses, visualization, and vibrational Sound Therapy -where bowls are placed directly on the body- for restorative, peaceful balance.
The practice is open to anyone!
pose of the week:
humble warrior pose
This week's #TovamiPose is Humble Warrior! Turn your focus inward with this pose, demonstrated here by Michelle Ganpat.
Humble Warrior, also known as Baddha Virabhadrasana, is a hip and heart opening pose that encourages gentle surrender (to gravity and any other forces of the universe). Check out some of our favorite tips!
Explore our workshops in the workshops tab to discover more
on yoga, wellness,meditation,mindfulness & more
All Things Ashtanga: Led primary series class and discussion with Stan Woodman
class: Feb 26 | 12:30 PM - 2:00 pm
discussion: mar 6 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
TWO EVENTS | TWO DATES
Tues, Feb 26th, 12:30-2pm - CLASS
Come experience a led primary Series with Stan Woodman, Level 2 Authorized Ashtanga Yoga teacher for the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI), in Mysore, India.
Class Cost: $30
Wed, Mar 6th, 6:30-8pm - DISCUSSION
Come explore all things Ashtanga Yoga with and the way in which it was taught by Sri K Pattabhi Jois, led by Stan Woodman. We will explore why it was taught in the "mysore" method, led class vs. mysore, the natural progression of the postures, and the connection between what we are doing when we practice yoga and the philosophy taught in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. We will also spend time discussing the asana sequencing for Surya Namaskara and all that follows!
Discussion Cost: $20
Cost for both Class & Discussion: $45 (purchase below).
To register for an individual session, purchase under Workshops.
Monday meditation with cheryl vigder Brause
Mar 4 | Mar 11 | Mar 25 | 7:30 - 8:45 pm
March 4th - Concentration, Insight, Inquiry & Love
Always wanted to establish your own meditation practice or experience the power of meditating with a group? For this interactive evening exploring the power of meditation. This workshop is perfect for both beginner and experienced meditators as we explore the meditation techniques that we can use everyday to live a more awakened, alive, joyful and balanced life. This workshop will include guided meditation practice, discussion of practice techniques and ample time for questions.
March 11th – Meditation as a Spiritual Path
While stress reduction and focused attention are wonderful benefits of meditation, there is much more to establishing a meditation practice that can help us find meaning, purpose and happiness in our lives. This workshop will be a deeper dive into the ancient practices and philosophies that certain meditation practices are built upon, including Buddhist Psychology and Non-dualism, that can be truly transformative in our lives and in our spiritual journey.
March 25th – How to Relax the Mind and Body – Meditation for Deep Relaxation and Sleep
Why do so many people have trouble falling asleep? Our minds are so active and our attention is being pulled in so many different directions that it is hard to turn off our minds when it is time to go to sleep. Learn how to achieve a better night sleep in this interactive workshop, explore techniques to help you unwind and quiet your busy mind, deeply relax your body and help you drift off to sleep.
Cost: $105 for Series (purchase below) or Drop in $40 per class (purchase under Workshops)
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Budding Buddhas Yoga & Mindfulness - For all ages
The benefits of yoga for kids are many, including increased focus and concentration, heightened body awareness and self-control, increased flexibility and strength. Yoga for kids helps ease stress and build confidence. It encourages children of all ages to create healthy habits for life.
If I could learn one thing each day, it would be how to love myself and others more fully. With yoga, we will all meet there.
Tovami means community - the name can't be found in a dictionary, nor does it have a country of origin, but has been created. A name to mean community, one letter, one idea, one person at a time. We see everyone as unique and special like Yoga. The focus for us is on building this beautiful yoga community, this "Tovami" honoring yoga as an ancient mindfulness art in our welcoming studio.
Tovami Yoga begins its Yoga Alliance registered and approved 200-hour teacher certification program September 22, 2018
Information Session June 2nd 1:30-3:00 learn about the program, ask questions, get to know people, it's free Sign up
Our Alignment Based Hatha Yoga Vinyasa Program offers a variety of Westchester's long-time expert instructors/teachers, handpicked for their knowledge, compassion and ability to inspire. You will receive one-on-one instruction to equip yourself for your personal yoga journey, whether it be cultivating self-knowledge or an inspiring career as a teacher. From multimedia anatomy presentations to deep hands-on asana knowledge, meditation and ancient healing mudras, you will take a giant step towards your personal success and fulfillment. Plus, you’ll have FUN & connect with a wonderful, lighthearted community!
This month's Featured Yoga Teacher
Like our Yoga Practioners, our Teacher's are fun & have a unique view that shines brightly throughout each of their classes.
Meet our featured teacher for this month - Freddie Wyndham! Freddie is a 500-hour E-RYT and has been teaching yoga since 2001. He is a Bhakti Yogi whose creative and challenging classes include a wonderful blend of imaginative sequencing, exploration of asana, pranayama, and meditation. Come experience a journey into the heart with Freddie!
1. Tell us a bit about how you found yoga? I began my yoga practice in 1973 while on the road playing electric bass with a band. The drummer and I were looking for a way to stay fit and happy during the grueling life on the road. We were in a health food store one day, and “happened upon” the amazing book “The Complete Illustrated Book of Yoga” by Vishnudevananda Saraswati of Sivananda Yoga. Needless to say it was a blessing to have been introduced to yoga by this teacher and tradition. We began practicing daily and I’ve been practicing yoga regularly ever since.
2. What can someone expect when coming to your class? My class will be very different from week-to-week, but you can always expect fun, creative and unique movement, and to be challenged to become more strong and mobile. It is my goal for you to leave class feeling inspired and anchored in the innate happiness that is a quality of your true and deeper nature.
3. What’s something about you that no one would expect? I’m a composer and a musician and I was in the music business for 29 years. I was a professional musician who practiced yoga. Now I’m a yoga teacher/practitioner who composes and plays music for the creativity and joy of it. I love cats, apples, and espresso. My favorite sounds are birds singing and children playing.
4. If you had to choose- favorite yoga pose? That’s a tough question because I love lots of poses. But if I had to name two or three favorites they would be: Eka Pada Rajakapotasana, Supine Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana and Lizard Pose.
5. Favorite song? Wow! Very tough question! I have to choose at least two songs and one symphony: Gaucho by Steely Dan, Foolish Heart by Steve Perry and Beethoven’s Symphony No.3.
practice with freddie:
Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, Slow Flow Vinyasa (Level 2,
KARMA YOGI PROGRAM
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We are always interested in you! Please feel free to contact us to see if there are any Karma Yogi positions open today.