Classical Yoga by Donation
Happiness is who we are. Yoga simply helps us to find it.
Chosen Best Yoga 2011 by New York Magazine
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For the month of January this year, join our #MokshaChallenge on Instagram. Each day we will be posting a new yoga photo from our teachers practices for you to photograph yourself in! Moksha ( मोक्ष ) is most often translated from Sanskrit as "liberation" and is one of the primary goals of the path and practices of Classical Yoga. Post your photos each day of the challenge and tag @BrooklynYogaSchool with the hashtag #MokshaChallenge with your post.
Led by Sharon Salzberg
Join us for 28 days exploring the practices of meditation! The challenge follows Sharon Salzberg’s book “Real Happiness” and also “Real Happiness at Work” during the month of February. The BYS team of 20+ members who are sitting daily at home and blogging online about their experiences. Whether you are brand new to meditation
or looking to renew your practice, we hope you will join! This year we are also hosting weekly gatherings on each Sunday of the month - including a launch party with Sharon Salzberg on February 1st. Learn all about the challenge events and how you can be apart of it HERE.
New $10 Minimum per class
Over the past six months we have been saddened to see the class donations decreasing. We have stretched our resources as far as we possibly can, but unfortunately are no longer able to fully compensate our staff and operational costs at the current pricing structure. After several months of hard consideration, we have decided that our only viable option is to raise our minimum donation amount to $10. We hope that this increase will not affect your capacity to take class with us and that you will continue to enjoy our many offerings. This new donation structure still offers quality yoga classes at BYS for less than HALF THE PRICE of most other NYC yoga classes! The new pricing takes effect on January 1st, 2015, so please help us spread the word.
Friday / February 6th / 8 - 11pm
The Vanaras return to BYS for a three-hour kirtan on Friday, February 6th. The evening celebrates Shiva and the upcoming Hindu holiday "Shivaratri" (known as the night of Shiva). Different melodies and mantras explore the different aspects of this fierce and compassionate deity! Chanting led by Ambika Cooper, Anjula Prasad, Jeremy Frindel, Lily Cushman, and Shyama Chapin! For complete details, click HERE.
Exploring the first limb of classical Yoga
The Yama Series is an ongoing series of articles on the BYS blog written by BYS Founder, Lily Cushman. The Yama Series explores the first step of Classical Yoga and it's relevance to practice and life. Each month, Lily will be posting in-depth articles on the five different Yamas, looking at both how they present in ancient texts, and how to work with them as practical tools for today. This first stage of yoga is often overlooked or misunderstood, however it can be a extremely helpful to understand the nature of our own suffering - not only the role we play in this suffering, but also a pathway to find freedom from it. Check out the series HERE.