What does the word surrender mean to you?
We live in a world that doesn’t recognize the amazing power of surrender. As a result, we are anxiety ridden, unbalanced, and stressed out. In this fast paced society, our central nervous systems are on constant overdrive, which can create mental, emotional and physical illness. We run too fast, too hard and for too long creating stress, anxiety and tension in our minds and bodies. When we take the time to gift ourselves with moments of surrender that is when are able to heal and when we heal we are able to receive and let joy and abundance flow freely.
Join Instructor Yarrow Bucans – and Sound Healer Hiko Konami – as they guide you on a powerful journey to surrender. In this workshop you will experience deep energetic, emotional, and physical release through yin postures and sound healing.
Yin yoga postures are designed to open up the body by prolonged holds of deep stretching techniques – typically between 1 to 5 minutes in length. These techniques put both your body and mind in a state of deep relaxation. Sound baths move the brain into deeper Alpha and Theta brain wave frequencies, inducing meditative and peaceful states that allow for clarity of mind and intuition. A few benefits of sound healing are: Improved sleep; deep sense of tranquility; relieves stress, anxiety, depression and emotional pain.
Put together – Yin led by Yarrow and Sound Healing by Hiko – this event will guide you into a meditative state, allowing you to surrender, release, let go, and heal.
Yin Yoga Sound Bath – The Power of Surrender
Sunday, February 26th – 5:30pm to 8:00pm
182 5th Avenue – Flatiron
$45 through 2/22 – $50 After
Yarrow is a yoga teacher, reiki healer and writer with teaching certificates from both Bikram Choudhury and Dharma Mittra. In 2002, when Yarrow walked into her first class she was studying for the LSAT, anxiety ridden, losing a battle with obsessive-compulsive disorder, and on a frustrating journey searching for her elusive self. Today, Yarrow is on her path; she has healed her obsessive-compulsive disorder and eradicated her anxiety. Most importantly, she knows who she is. Through her writing and yoga teaching she aims to help people heal so that they are able to uncover their unique poetry the way she has uncovered hers. She believes that through yoga and meditation we can transform our pain into light, into love, so that we can give that back to the world.
Hiko Konami is a certificated yoga instructor, reiki master and sound healer living and working in NYC. For over ten years, she has dedicated her practice to understanding the inherent connection between the anatomical body, the interplay of its senses and the relationship to self-actualization and growth. Collectively, she has studied music as a healing tool, learned ancient wisdom on how to use and to create sounds technically and scientifically. She’s has the honor to learn from distinguished teachers from diverse backgrounds such as, music therapists, psycho musicologists and ethnomusicologist.
Our new Yin Nidra class begins with 55 minutes of Yin Yoga postures and then leads into 20 minutes of Yoga Nidra. The class is conducted in a warm room (Approx. 80-90F), with the Yin portion accompanied by music.
Yin yoga postures are designed to open up the body by prolonged holds of deep stretching techniques – typically between 1 to 5 minutes in length. These techniques are designed to put both your body and mind in a state of deep relaxation. Yin yoga focus on the connective tissues of the body – tendons, fascia, and ligaments – with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Often referenced as more meditative approach to yoga, Yin aims at cultivating awareness of inner silence, and bringing to light a universal, interconnecting quality.
The second part of the class, Yoga Nidra, builds upon the relaxed physical and mental state from the preceding Yin postures. Yoga Nidra – also known as Yogic Sleep – is a state of consciousness similar to the process of drifting off to sleep. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of their inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. This state of consciousness is different from meditation in which concentration on a single focus is required.
Yoga nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness.
We are excited to offer these classes as a great complement to your Bikram Yoga practice with over 20 of our instructors have been trained to lead them.
See our full schedule below.
Yin Nidra Yoga
Last week we announced the addition of Yin Nidra classes to the November schedule at Bikram Yoga NYC. If you missed the announcement (or want to read it again), please see this page with a full explanation of Yin Nidra. Still not sure if these classes are right for you? We’re offering them FREE OF CHARGE for the entire month of November!
The Schedule linked above is live. Reserve your spot today.
Starting November 1st, we’ve expanded our Hot Pilates schedule from 8 classes a week to 12. Havent tried a class or curious to know more? Visit this page to read an overview of the practice and see the live schedule. Short overview: Hot Pilates is a training system that combines High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Pilates principles. It combines muscle toning and cardio in a room heated to around 100 degrees.
We are thrilled to welcome back Cynthia Wehr – International Yoga Asana Champion and owner of Bikram Yoga Mountain View – to lead the next installment of our Master Class series on Saturday, November 12th. Cynthia will lead the 26&2 core postures of the Bikram method series attending to specific details and posture alignment to improve and re inspire your current yoga practice. Read more about this event and/or reserve your spot.
Yesterday we uploaded our Thanksgiving 2016 schedule. Please take a moment to see which classes are being cancelled Wednesday, November 23rd and Friday, November 25th. This year, on Thanksgiving Day itself, we are offer 11 classes that begin as early as 7am, with the last class of the day at 1pm. While the schedule below does not yet allow reservations in these classes, we encourage you to make a note to login and book your class on Friday, November 18th.
These classes fill up quick!