KIRTAN with Devadas & Roshni

Sunday May 18th & June 1st 3:30pm - FAMILIES WELCOME - $10 donation

We are very excited to welcome back Devadas & Roshni for a special afternoon of call and response chanting, called kirtan, at Prema!
FAMILIES WELCOME!  We have scheduled this special weekend kirtan earlier so that families can attend.
By Donation $10 Suggested
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KIrtan is call & response singing of mantras, usually in Sanskrit, but not limited to. The root of the word kirtan means “to cut”. So, in singing together we are cutting through layers of sadness or disconnection, and opening up to inner peacefulness and joy. You don’t need to have any kirtan experience to attend. Join us!

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POWER & PRECISION Workshops with Todd Tesen

Friday July 18th 7-9pm $30, Saturday July 19th 1:45-4:15pm $45

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The path to embodying our richest potential lays is our ability to create a harmony of power and precision.

A life devoid of precision and we force the issues at hand. Life lived too precise and we make ourselves a precious mess. Our asana practice is that proving ground where we can meld together the very power we possess with great attention, self exploration and expression.

Join Todd Tesen as he weaves instruction and myth alike, leading you in this spirited comprehensive practice from Handstand to Hip Opening and everywhere in between.

TODD TESEN, LICENSED E-RYT500 AND CERTIFIED YOGA INSTRUCTOR, formerly with Anusara Yoga, was already practicing hatha yoga & meditation for 10 years when he dove into the graceful and precise methodology of Anusara Yoga in 2001. Todd recognized the efficacy of the biomechanical alignment principles and empowering psychological approach to healing and dedicated his teaching to the transformational power of body and spirit in harmony. At the same time, he embarked on his philosophy studies with Dr. Douglas Brooks, one of the world’s leading scholars of Tantra. Todd has taught nationally in the USA and Mexico, as well as in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Greece and Turkey. After teaching abroad for 5 years, in 2009, Todd returned to the United States and opened Rasa Yoga, his studio in Novi, Michigan. His teaching is playful and uplifting, creating a supportive foundation where the student can discover what is truly possible and how deeply they wish to mani- fest their infinite potential. 

CHANT, CHALLENGE & CHANGE with Raghunath

Saturday August 9th 4:30-6:30pm $40

Get the authentic yoga feeling. Float around the room with this challenging vinyasa workshop.

Have your practice climb to new heights as Raghunath dissects the challenging postures allowing them to be approachable and thus mastered.
This is all blended with transcendental chanting, inspirational practical dharma talks, & pranayama leaving the practitioner encouraged, motivated and glowing.
*This workshop will be followed by a Kirtan with Raghunath at 7pm.
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RAGHUNATH IS…Ex-punk, ex-monk, husband, father of five, inversion ambassador, bent on Bhakti, detox junkie, evolution assistant, coalesced by kirtan, cacao consumer, puranic story teller, reciter of Gita, potential excavator, beyond birth and death. He is an accomplished yogi in many styles and leads retreats, workshops and yoga teacher trainings around the world. He is an expert at taking the esoteric yoga philosophy and making it understandable and practical for the contemporary world. Recent press includes Rolling Stone, the New York Times & New York Magazine, Yoga Journal Italy & Germany as well as Time Out New York. www.raghunath.org

INVERSION WORKSHOP with Adam Vitolo

Sunday August 10th 2-4:30pm $40 in advance / $45 same day

In this workshop we will examine the main intermediate inversions: Head-stand, Hand-stand, Forearm-stand, and Shoulder-stand. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned practitioner, this Iyengar Yoga workshop will break down each pose to build a strong foundation, and with clear and comprehensive instruction each and every student can feel the confidence to overcome the fear and difficulty often associated with these poses.

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Adam teaches the Iyengar Method through his own experience with clear and mindful instruction. He incorporates Yogic Philosophy into his teaching to give his students the opportunity to understand that Yoga is not just a practice that takes place on the mat in class, but an opportunity to develop an internal awareness that can truly transform their life.

 

PREMA WEEKEND MOM’S RETREAT with Amanda Harding & Alice Kaltman

Friday November 7th - Sunday November 9th

THIS RETREAT IS SOLD OUT.  STAY TUNED FOR MAY DATES!

Join Amanda Harding & Alice Kaltman for a weekend of yoga, restoration, renewal and reconnection—exclusively for moms. Through a combination of morning yoga, afternoon discussion, chanting, journaling, meditation and much needed relaxation, we will create space to replenish. Take some well deserved and nourishing time nestled in the beauty and warmth of nature and the Waterfall House – just 90 minutes from Brooklyn in the Catskill mountains.

3 delicious, vegetarian, family-style meals will be prepared daily by Prema’s own Bobbie Marchand

Includes:  3 day 2 night accommodations, all meals, yoga and discussion.

Does not include, transportation to Waterfall house. We will help to arrange carpools if possible. In addition, you may take Amtrak to Hudson stop or the Adirondack Trailways bus to Grand Gorge. For both, arrange taxi to retreat center or pick-up. For driving directions, email info@premayogabrooklyn.com

Pricing: Single: $595 / Double/Triple: $475 / Loft: $375