BREATHWORK + SOUND HEALING
Aug
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

BREATHWORK + SOUND HEALING

This is a transformative experience which combines a powerful breathwork meditation with deep sound healing. The breathwork aspect connects breath to movement in a way that clears deeply held energy blockages. You will then be washed over, lying in shavasana by Baba Doc, master percussionist & Healing Sound Bath facilitator.

This Sound Bath is designed to go beyond relaxation and stimulate healing, bringing self awareness, realigning mind, body, and spirit. through deep relaxation, letting the sound ”wash” over the body.

The sounds are created by playing gongs, cymbals, meditation bells, and drums, a hand-pan, an ocean drum, a kamale Ngoni, and other healing instruments, which generate a “path” to relaxation and meditation.

This workshop is 90min long. 

8:00pm -9:30pm

$30 (members receive 25% off)

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ACRO SOLAR YOGA
Aug
19
4:45pm 4:45pm

ACRO SOLAR YOGA

Solar acro yoga is where the flyer is actively holding a posture while they balance on or with a base. If you're having fun your doing it right! This class will teach safe and effective progressions to build strength and stability to create surprisingly easy balances. Partner acrobatics is a large discipline so here we'll focus on the broad fundamentals which are needed for higher level tricks. Graceful entering and exiting poses and transitions are the focus. Spotting (third person assists) are emphasized. All levels welcomed. No partner required. We play in groups of 3 or more.

 

"Acro yoga has given me an ability to express my research of yoga anatomy and physiology in partner balancing format. Joint manipulation, bone stacking, therapeutic muscular engagements, and breath all come together in beautiful shapes and geometries between two or more people. I completed my Lunar Acro Yoga Immersion training with Justin Caruso in 2015 and my Solar Acro Yoga Immersion with Jason Nemer in 2016. Since 2015 I have taught dozens workshop or retreat style events which were focused on lunar or solar acro yoga, plus countless classes and private lessons. Many are capable but there is a knowledge base for teaching progressions and a sense of communication and community that is needed to compassionately guide an acro yoga enthusiast to the next levels of their practice. Communication, community, and compassion are actually the cornerstones to acro yoga practice and teaching, and these practices are what keeps me coming back to acro yoga."

- Chris De Vilbiss

Please don't be afraid to sign up for this workshop alone!

$30 for one day or $55 for both Saturday and Sunday

(As always, members receive 25% off. Email us for the code.)

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Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo Workshop
Aug
19
8:00pm 8:00pm

Solar Eclipse New Moon in Leo Workshop

Tap in your SuperPower + Open to Receive your Inner Lioness/Lion + Give back to the World with your Empowered Truth!

A special eclipse workshop for powerful cosmic downloads with Aspasia.

R e v i v e  your superpowers while working with the Inner Lion + Lioness archetypes

R e l e a s e old habits, self-limiting behaviors and beliefs 

R e a l i g n with your core values, the deep connection to your purpose 

R e c l a i m your birthright to feel empowered + happy + balanced for this 6 months eclipse phase until Jan 2018!

"Solar eclipse is like unplugging our wifi for a few minutes; this simple reset makes our connection even faster!

New Moon is when we open to new beginnings and plant seeds!" - Aspasia

 

Light shines brightest in the dark. During this solar eclipse reconnect with your inner power, reboot connection to life, play with the eclipse’s darkness and transform it into beneficial light as we work through the mind chatter, clear blockages, use ritual to let go and unleash the wisdom that resides beneath. Transform energy with intention and allow the inner lion and lioness to roar.

 

Take advantage of our Solar Eclipse Workshop and ReSet for the next six month cycle!

Let go of anything that slows you down during a step by step ceremony with the help of essential oils, crystals and pranayam breathwork, meditation and the gong!

Plant intentions of prosperity for this New Moon with a guided kundalini meditation and activate your Lioness/Lion archetype. 

Explore your newfound royal empowerment with the deep relaxation of our gong sound bath!

$25 (members receive 25% off)

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ACRO LUNAR YOGA
Aug
20
4:45pm 4:45pm

ACRO LUNAR YOGA

Lunar acro yoga is a passive flyer experience, where surrender and comfort are the goals. You're doing it right if it feels good! We emphasize the key massage techniques for basing as well as partner communication during this therapeutic partner acrobatic practice. Partner stretches and partner Thai basics included. No partner needed. All levels welcomed. Should be able to lay supine with legs straight vertical. We'll play in groups of 3 or more.

 

"Acro yoga has given me an ability to express my research of yoga anatomy and physiology in partner balancing format. Joint manipulation, bone stacking, therapeutic muscular engagements, and breath all come together in beautiful shapes and geometries between two or more people. I completed my Lunar Acro Yoga Immersion training with Justin Caruso in 2015 and my Solar Acro Yoga Immersion with Jason Nemer in 2016. Since 2015 I have taught dozens workshop or retreat style events which were focused on lunar or solar acro yoga, plus countless classes and private lessons. Many are capable but there is a knowledge base for teaching progressions and a sense of communication and community that is needed to compassionately guide an acro yoga enthusiast to the next levels of their practice. Communication, community, and compassion are actually the cornerstones to acro yoga practice and teaching, and these practices are what keeps me coming back to acro yoga."
- Chris De Vilbiss

Please don't be afraid to sign up for this workshop alone!

$30 or Saturday and Sunday for $55 (As always, members receive 25% off. Email us for the code.)

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STRESS LESS - How To Take Your "Om" Off Your Mat
Aug
26
11:30am11:30am

STRESS LESS - How To Take Your "Om" Off Your Mat

 

Do you often feel stressed, overwhelmed or wrung-out at the end of a busy week? Would you like to learn how to stress less and feel healthier, happier and more productive throughout the day? If so, this workshop is for you. Join celebrity trainer and health coach Jennifer Dene to learn the five essential techniques that will help you lower your stress, achieve more by doing less, and make free time every day to reconnect with yourself.

$25 admission (25% off for all studio monthly members - email us for the code or register in person)

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MANIFESTATION YIN + ELECTRIC SOUND BATH (LIVE)
Sep
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

MANIFESTATION YIN + ELECTRIC SOUND BATH (LIVE)

The first Friday of every month.

A deeper yin yoga experience...with live performance by Electric Soundbath artist duo.

Sound Baths are immersive experiences that incorporate Eastern Gongs and Singing Bowls to balance the neurons of the brain and vibrate the body's molecules in tandem. The effects are relaxing and euphoric. An Electric Sound Bath is a variation on Drone music with a light, New Age, spiritual nod.

ManifestationYin is a ritual for honoring our feminine yin energy by giving yourself space to tune inward, and form new intentions for what you wish to create and manifest in the current and future phases of your life. This is a time for accessing deeper parts of yourself so that you can flow forward as an integrated whole being.

> for all bodies and levels

> poses are held longer to access deeper tissues of body and mind

> YIN is the feminine principle of the universe associated with the subconscious, slowness, yielding, the moon, the intuitive receiving force; and that combines with YANG our masculine forward moving energy for the manifestation of all that comes to be

$30 (members receive 25% off)

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MANIFESTATION YIN + ELECTRIC SOUND BATH (LIVE)
Oct
6
8:00pm 8:00pm

MANIFESTATION YIN + ELECTRIC SOUND BATH (LIVE)

The first Friday of every month. 8-9:30pm.

A deeper yin yoga experience...with live performance by Electric Soundbath artist duo.

Sound Baths are immersive experiences that incorporate Eastern Gongs and Singing Bowls to balance the neurons of the brain and vibrate the body's molecules in tandem. The effects are relaxing and euphoric. An Electric Sound Bath is a variation on Drone music with a light, New Age, spiritual nod.

ManifestationYin is a ritual for honoring our feminine yin energy by giving yourself space to tune inward, and form new intentions for what you wish to create and manifest in the current and future phases of your life. This is a time for accessing deeper parts of yourself so that you can flow forward as an integrated whole being.

> for all bodies and levels

> poses are held longer to access deeper tissues of body and mind

> YIN is the feminine principle of the universe associated with the subconscious, slowness, yielding, the moon, the intuitive receiving force; and that combines with YANG our masculine forward moving energy for the manifestation of all that comes to be

$30 (members receive 25% off)

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MANIFESTATION YIN + ELECTRIC SOUND BATH (LIVE)
Nov
3
8:00pm 8:00pm

MANIFESTATION YIN + ELECTRIC SOUND BATH (LIVE)

The first Friday of every month.

A deeper yin yoga experience...with live performance by Electric Soundbath artist duo.

Sound Baths are immersive experiences that incorporate Eastern Gongs and Singing Bowls to balance the neurons of the brain and vibrate the body's molecules in tandem. The effects are relaxing and euphoric. An Electric Sound Bath is a variation on Drone music with a light, New Age, spiritual nod.

ManifestationYin is a ritual for honoring our feminine yin energy by giving yourself space to tune inward, and form new intentions for what you wish to create and manifest in the current and future phases of your life. This is a time for accessing deeper parts of yourself so that you can flow forward as an integrated whole being.

> for all bodies and levels

> poses are held longer to access deeper tissues of body and mind

> YIN is the feminine principle of the universe associated with the subconscious, slowness, yielding, the moon, the intuitive receiving force; and that combines with YANG our masculine forward moving energy for the manifestation of all that comes to be

$30 (members receive 25% off)

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MANIFESTATION YIN + ELECTRIC SOUND BATH (LIVE)
Dec
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

MANIFESTATION YIN + ELECTRIC SOUND BATH (LIVE)

The first Friday of every month.

A deeper yin yoga experience...with live performance by Electric Soundbath artist duo.

Sound Baths are immersive experiences that incorporate Eastern Gongs and Singing Bowls to balance the neurons of the brain and vibrate the body's molecules in tandem. The effects are relaxing and euphoric. An Electric Sound Bath is a variation on Drone music with a light, New Age, spiritual nod.

ManifestationYin is a ritual for honoring our feminine yin energy by giving yourself space to tune inward, and form new intentions for what you wish to create and manifest in the current and future phases of your life. This is a time for accessing deeper parts of yourself so that you can flow forward as an integrated whole being.

> for all bodies and levels

> poses are held longer to access deeper tissues of body and mind

> YIN is the feminine principle of the universe associated with the subconscious, slowness, yielding, the moon, the intuitive receiving force; and that combines with YANG our masculine forward moving energy for the manifestation of all that comes to be

$30 (members receive 25% off)

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THE ART OF ACTIVE NETWORKING
Aug
16
6:45pm 6:45pm

THE ART OF ACTIVE NETWORKING

At this event you will make some amazing connections and you will learn why Networking is not about what you get, but what you give and what I call my #MyGive4. You really only need to meet one person to make your entire night worthwhile if you know what you are doing. You will have an opportunity to speak to everyone in the room, and you will absolutely meet people you might otherwise never have an opportunity to meet and you will see that's it's not what you are selling or how you sell it that matters. Instead, learn the importance of building 'know, like and trust' relationships!

With that in mind we ask that you consider helping yourself and each other with those struggles by attending our events and sharing yourself and your knowledge, and practicing what we call #MYGIVE4 where we ask each of you to consider helping others for 4 hours a week in the following 4 ways.

1. GIVE of your ideas and talent freely! Share your vast life experience to help another.

2. GIVE of your time! Volunteer! Help a neighbor with a chose, carry someones groceries, volunteers at a soup kitchen or for a non-profit!

3. GIVE of your money! I'm not asking for your fortune, even 25 cents in a hat or 5 dollars to a crowdfunding campaign or in the basket at church can go a long way to someone struggling.

4. GIVE of your network through referrals! I now folks, you know folks, and the way we really do business is by building “Know, like and trust” based relationships! If I refer you and someone knows, likes and trusts the person, they will call you back or offer help when referred.

Come see why over 15,000 people have attended in 5 countries and 17 cities worldwide! Each event starts at 6:45pm and ends about 9:45pm!

 

PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW TICKET PRICING:

Regular Tickets: $20 (The week of the event)                                                        *HYPERSLOW members receive 25% with code: HYPER

Day of the Event Tickets: $25 (24 hours before the event)

Tickets are always available on our website until 6:15pm the day of the event and walk-ins are 30$ CASH at the door until 7:15pm!

All tickets on our Meetup Groups will remain $20 in advance!

As always Veterans are FREE, thank you for your service.

Our Mantra: "The power of us all working together is so much greater than anything each of us can accomplish on our own."

Call Mark E. Sackett with any questions at all: (415) 602-9500.

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Play Unleashed: JUMMEE Method® - How to Meet the Best Version of Yourself
Aug
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Play Unleashed: JUMMEE Method® - How to Meet the Best Version of Yourself

What if there was a place where you could just play? A place where you could move your body with no levels, no competition, and no goals. A place to simply explore. A place to move your body, breathe, make noise, be loud, roll around, dance, wiggle, and laugh. Fearlessly express yourself, dive into your inner fountain of youth, and embrace life NOW with this JUMMEE Method® workshop! Explore how good your body can feel with just a simple seamless interweaving of breath, sound, movement, and stillness. Leave with a blissful bod' and new tools to take home and integrate into your daily routine. Escape ordinary, and play extra-ordinary.

$40 (hyperslow members receive 25% off with code: playnow)

 

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RESTORING BALANCE
Aug
12
11:30am11:30am

RESTORING BALANCE

During this workshop, we will focus on creating balance in the body, mind, and spirit during the summer season. This workshop will use yoga poses, breath work, mediation and Ayurvedic practices that allow us to ground, connect, and go inward.

Essential oils and abhyanga (yoga bodywork) oil will be provided beforehand to apply to the arms and legs at the beginning of the workshop. It's recommended that you wear shorts and bring a towel to place on top of your mat if choosing to use the abhyanga oil during your practice. This workshop is open to all levels.

$25 (members receive 25% off)

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FULL MOON MEDITATION + SOUNDBATH
Aug
7
8:30pm 8:30pm

FULL MOON MEDITATION + SOUNDBATH

This workshop will help you to release, let go, and get back to your inner wisdom. You will be guided through breathwork, while being washed over with the sounds of gongs and the sweet hum of crystal bowls. A reiki healer will help you balance your energy so you will leave feeling ready for the next moon cycle and reach your maximum potential.

 

$30 admission (25% off for all studio monthly members - please email us for the code or sign up in person)

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KUNDALINI WORKSHOP
Aug
5
11:30am11:30am

KUNDALINI WORKSHOP

Synchronization & vastness of the Prana with breath, movement and sound.

Led by Sachprakash Singh

Sach grew up practicing in competitive environments of sports; swimming, basketball, soccer and tennis. By the end of high school, he started practicing Mixed Martial Arts and focused his energy on Muay Thai Kickboxing and the Grappling Art of Jiujitsu and took part in many battles and tournaments at the most prestigious environments of martial arts today. These experiences built his body and ability to go beyond his mind’s limitations.
After training with the most well knows fighters in the world and following their finite ways he realized through experiencing traumatic injuries that he had to change his training regime and get in touch with his soul.
Sachprakash decided to go deeper in to the teachings of Ashtanga & Kundalini Yoga to tune inwards and follow his heart to keep growing in all directions of his life. Now he has a strong daily practice of Kundalini Yoga and merges the teachings of Dharma with Martial Arts.

He has been a teacher of the arts for over 7 years and his purpose is to share the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and the way of life which is driven by the soul. He believes in healing and growing as a whole community.

 

$22 (members receive 25% off)

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MANIFESTATION YIN + ELECTRIC SOUNDBATH (LIVE)
Aug
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

MANIFESTATION YIN + ELECTRIC SOUNDBATH (LIVE)

The first Friday of every month.

A deeper yin yoga experience...with live performance by Electric Soundbath artist duo.

Sound Baths are immersive experiences that incorporate Eastern Gongs and Singing Bowls to balance the neurons of the brain and vibrate the body's molecules in tandem. The effects are relaxing and euphoric. An Electric Sound Bath is a variation on Drone music with a light, New Age, spiritual nod.

ManifestationYin is a ritual for honoring our feminine yin energy by giving yourself space to tune inward, and form new intentions for what you wish to create and manifest in the current and future phases of your life. This is a time for accessing deeper parts of yourself so that you can flow forward as an integrated whole being.

> for all bodies and levels

> poses are held longer to access deeper tissues of body and mind

> YIN is the feminine principle of the universe associated with the subconscious, slowness, yielding, the moon, the intuitive receiving force; and that combines with YANG our masculine forward moving energy for the manifestation of all that comes to be

$30 (members receive 25% off)

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EMBVRK: MARCUS AURELIUS "MEDITATIONS"
Jul
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

EMBVRK: MARCUS AURELIUS "MEDITATIONS"

Asher Luzzatto begins his monthly series with a presentation on Marcus Aurelius' legendary work "Meditations". This presentation will focus on how to implement this beautiful, but very ancient philosophy in a way that is accessible for a modern person, drawing on personal experience from his many different career ventures.

Asher graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Political Science. He also earned a Juris Doctor from The University of Chicago Law School. Today, Asher is the owner and co-founder of Hyperslow and the Vice President and General Counsel of The Luzzatto Company, Inc., a real estate development company that focuses on transforming outdated space into inspiring space for the next generation of creatives and entrepreneurs. 

Reading this text prior to the event will be helpful, but not at all necessary.

> FREE

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ACRO SOLAR + LUNAR YOGA WORKSHOPS
Jul
23
4:45pm 4:45pm

ACRO SOLAR + LUNAR YOGA WORKSHOPS

SAT JULY 22ND 11:30AM-1:15PM FOR SOLAR:

This class emphasizes what are called calibrations. This will teach you to play safely with any acro partner of any level and understand each other's center of gravity, anatomy, limitations, and strengths. We will progress to and calibrate the fundamental acro yoga postures of bird, throne, shoulder stand, and high whale. Techniques of a yoga headstand will be included and spotting will be emphasized. We will conclude with a washing machine that links all these postures together. A washing machine is a kind of acro yoga vinyasa the cycles through postures, ending where it began. All levels encouraged and welcome. We will have options for more experienced enthusiasts as well!

SUN JULY 23RD 4:45PM-6:30PM FOR LUNAR: 

Mounts and dismounts, meaning getting on our partners feet and then back to the ground, are the trickiest part of a gentle, easeful lunar acro yoga experience. We will study the basic mounts and dismounts for the three fundamental acro yoga positions - lifted baddhakonasana, backward leaf, and high flying whale. From here almost every lunar acro yoga pose can be transitioned to. We will include other lunar poses time permitting and of course end with leg love (i.e. small dose of thai massage). Spotting and therapeutic communication will be emphasized. No partner required. Participants should have the ability to lay on their back with their legs straight vertical (give or take). All levels encouraged and welcome.

"Acro yoga has given me an ability to express my research of yoga anatomy and physiology in partner balancing format. Joint manipulation, bone stacking, therapeutic muscular engagements, and breath all come together in beautiful shapes and geometries between two or more people. I completed my Lunar Acro Yoga Immersion training with Justin Caruso in 2015 and my Solar Acro Yoga Immersion with Jason Nemer in 2016. Since 2015 I have taught dozens workshop or retreat style events which were focused on lunar or solar acro yoga, plus countless classes and private lessons. Many are capable but there is a knowledge base for teaching progressions and a sense of communication and community that is needed to compassionately guide an acro yoga enthusiast to the next levels of their practice. Communication, community, and compassion are actually the cornerstones to acro yoga practice and teaching, and these practices are what keeps me coming back to acro yoga."

- Chris De Vilbiss

$30 for a single workshop or $55 for both (per person).

Please don't be afraid to sign up for this workshop alone!

As always, members receive 25% off.

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MANIFESTATION YIN
Jul
15
7:30pm 7:30pm

MANIFESTATION YIN

deeper yoga experience to replenish, reflect, transform... 

ManifestationYin is a ritual for honoring our darker feminine yin energy (that exists in all of us), abou honoring who you are and where you are at this current moment of transition in your life amidst the complexity and haos of daily mentally exhausting excessive action based living. This is a ritual that gives you the space of sanctuary to tune inwar, and create space for ew intentions for what you desire to create and manifest in the next phase of your life. This is a time for accessing deeper parts of yourself so that you can flow forward as an integrated whole being.

> suitable for all yoga levels and body types

> poses are held longer to access deeper tissues of body and mind

> YIN is the feminine principle of the universe associated with the subconscious, slowness, yielding, the moon, the intuitive receiving force; and that combines with YANG our masculine forward moving energy for the manifestation of all that comes to be

 

$25 (members receive 25% off)

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YOGA AS A METAPHOR: INSPIRED BY KATONAH YOGA
Jul
15
11:30am11:30am

YOGA AS A METAPHOR: INSPIRED BY KATONAH YOGA

Join Naomi Zelin and Emma Goldman for an hour and a half of pranayama, physical asana, partner work and adjustments for days, as we share our favorite nuggets from Katonah Yoga. 

We'll take you deeper into postures than you have every gone before. We’ll open up your lungs and help you plug in to your roots so you can expand out into the world with clarity and grace! Get ready to use blocks, straps, blankets and bolsters as we set up the architecture to support our bodies and minds. 

We Are All Practicing: This workshop is open to all levels. So whether you have a consistent practice or are new to yoga, join us and let us love on you! 

$27 - members receive 25% (email us for the code)

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FULL MOON MEDITATION + SOUNDBATH
Jul
9
8:30pm 8:30pm

FULL MOON MEDITATION + SOUNDBATH

This workshop will help you to release, let go, and get back to your inner wisdom. You will be guided through breathwork, while being washed over with the sounds of gongs and the sweet hum of crystal bowls. A reiki healer will help you balance your energy so you will leave feeling ready for the next moon cycle and reach your maximum potential.

Please reserve your spot ahead of time! (We reached capacity last month!)

$30 admission (25% off for all studio monthly members - email us for the code or register in person)

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FULL MOON MEDITATION + SOUNDBATH
Jun
9
8:00pm 8:00pm

FULL MOON MEDITATION + SOUNDBATH

This workshop will help you to release, let go, and get back to your inner wisdom. You will be guided through breathwork, while being washed over with the sounds of gongs and the sweet hum of crystal bowls. A reiki healer will help you balance your energy so you will leave feeling ready for the next moon cycle and reach your maximum potential.

Please reserve your spot ahead of time! (We reached capacity last month!)

$30 admission (25% off for all studio monthly members - email us for the code or register in person)

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MANIFESTATION YIN W/ SA RA
May
26
7:30pm 7:30pm

MANIFESTATION YIN W/ SA RA

ManifestationYin: A Room Of One’s Own

The sense of being pulled in many different directions by inner and outer forces can have the effect of feeling depleted, cloudy, disconnected, or frozen and unable to flow with ease. 

We use this state as an opportunity to turn inward and activate fierce presence to awaken to the deeper space within, in poses that inspire deeper listening to allow your own innate knowing to rise to the surface. The Buffalo drum will be used to help synchronize with Earth energy.

ManifestationYin is a healing yoga ritual comprised of poses to open the body and mind for inner warriors who wish to awaken to their deeper powers.

$22 for signup in advance

$25 at the door.

(members receive 25% off)

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Humanitas Play LA WORKSHOP
Apr
28
to Apr 30

Humanitas Play LA WORKSHOP

The Humanitas Play LA Workshop is expanding its presence in Los Angeles, it was announced today. After last year's successful partnership with Centre Theatre Group, Play LA is broadening its focus. Each of the six plays developed from the ground up in this year's workshop will be given works-in-progress readings in the inaugural Humanitas Play LA Festival of New Works on April 28, 29, and 30. Six celebrated local theatres will be partnering with Humanitas to give these developing works a physical space in which to grow.

Now in its second year, the Humanitas Play LA Workshop develops plays by Los Angeles writers "from the ground up." This year, four of the plays developed and recognized in the 2016 workshop are receiving their world premieres on local stages -Good Grief by Ngozi Anyanwu (Kirk DouglasTheatre), Lord of the Underworld's Home for Unwed Mothers by Luisa Hill and Driven by Boni B. Alvarez (The Skylight Theatre), and The House in Scarsdale by Dan O'Brien (Theatre @ Boston Court). In addition to a $1500 stipend, each playwright has access to advice from theatre, film, and television professionals throughout the year. The workshop culminates in a festival of new works-in-process plays, produced in conjunction with some of LA's most celebrated local theatres.

Cathleen Young, Executive Director of Humanitas, said, "We are incredibly excited to nurture these amazing Southern California playwrights." Workshop Director Shem Bitterman agrees. "This is a wonderfully talented and diverse group of writers, each working from and expressing their own unique voices. I am thrilled and grateful to have this opportunity to support them," he said.

This year's plays, writers, and participating theatre companies are The Beast by Tatiana Pico Suarez (The Road), The Kid by Patrick Burleigh (The Skylight), Momma Metallica by Sigrid Gilmer (IAMA), Quiver by Meg Miroshnek (Rogue Machine), Uncovered Cities by Cory Hinkle (Circle X), and The Wall and The Dinosaur by Chelsea Sutton, (Playwrights Arena).

In addition, the festival will feature new plays-in-progress readings by two Humanitas honorees - John Sacret Young (China Beach) and Tom Schulman (Dead Poet's Society).The festival will be helmed by PLAY LA Director, award-winning playwright and screenwriter Shem Bitterman. Tim Furlong is co-director and Karen Gaul is associate producer. All events are free and open to the public, but reservations are required. For specific schedule information and to RSVP, go tohttps://www.eventbrite.com/o/humanitas-play-la-festival-13169141186.

Since its inception in 1974, The Humanitas Prize has awarded over $3 million to more than 320 deserving television and motion picture writers whose work affirms the dignity of the human person, probes the meaning of life, and enlightens the use of human freedom. Humanitas exists to encourage, stimulate, and sustain the nation's screenwriters in their humanizing task, and to give them the recognition they deserve. The Humanitas Prize is funded by an endowment established through the generosity of individuals, networks, studios, and foundations.

Past winners of the Humanitas Prize include David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook), Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station), Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious), Steve Levitan (Modern Family and Frasier); Ryan Murphy (Glee), Robert & Michelle King (The Good Wife), David E. Kelley (The Practice and Picket Fences), Ben Affleck and Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting), Steven Zaillian (Schindler's List), David Shore (House), Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing), Tim Robbins (Dead Man Walking), Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights), Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, and Pete Docter (WALL-E), Aseem Batra (Scrubs), Nancy Oliver (Lars and the RealGirl), Eric Roth & Michael Mann (The Insider), Paul Haggis (Crash), Steven Bochco (Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue), and Keir Pearson & Terry George (Hotel Rwanda).

Workshop director Shem Bitterman has written over 30 produced plays and screenplays. Awards include PEN USA (Harm's Way), CBS/FDG New Play Program (Iowa Boys), Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays (Beijing Legends), SCR California Playwrights Competition (The Ramp), and the LA Drama Critics Circle Ted Schmitt Award (The Job). His teleplay Betty & Coretta was nominated for a Humanitas Award and his film Whitney, directed by Angela Bassett, aired on Lifetime in January 2015, and garnered him an NAACP Image Award nomination. His play, The Stone Witch starring Judd Hirsch, premiered at Berkshire Rep during the summer of 2016 and will be produced off Broadway this coming fall. In 2011, Bitterman initiated the PlayLab at LA's Skylight Theatre, which has been responsible for mentoring more than 25 original plays from idea to completion.

For more information on the Humanitas Prize, the Play LA Workshop, and the New Play Festival, visit www.humanitasprize.org.

PLEASE NOTE REGULAR CLASS TIMES CANCELED FOR THIS EVENT APRIL 29th + 30th.

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EARTH DAY - TRIBAL SOUND JOURNEY
Apr
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

EARTH DAY - TRIBAL SOUND JOURNEY

Earth Day Tribal Sound Journey & Free Flow Movement to Sacred Drum Presented by Tribal Sound Scape.

EARTH ELEMENT – Celebrate Earth Day with a tuning through the ELEVATION OF SOUND. Join Jahrahzen IAM and Padma Agni for a Special Sound Journey of TRIBAL SHAMANIC VIBRATIONS connecting us with EARTH and a guided FREE FLOW MOVEMENT to the SACRED DRUM RHYTHMS to ground in the Mother Earth Chakra. Allow sacred Earth rhythms to ground, balance, restore and awaken the body while experiencing the gongs, didgeridoo, crystal healing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, Native American flute, kalimba and a variety of world instruments to transform you into a state of peace and meditation.

$35 (members receive 25% off - please email us for discounted registration)

*This is one of many events happening on Earth Day! Please check back for more details!

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MEDITATION W/ SAHIL
Apr
22
4:30pm 4:30pm

MEDITATION W/ SAHIL

The breath is a direct connect to the mind and beyond. It has the ability to make dramatic changes to emotions, brain activity, mental chatter and other numerous mental and physical attributes. The use of the breath is the traditional base for all Yoga and Meditation.
In our session we will use your breath though specific Pranayama exercises to revitalize the body and inversely the mind. With the help of this great tool (breath) we will be able to take ourselves into deeper forms of meditation and self healing. We will also add self healing to the energy centers of the body which will help to increase the energy and circulation in the system. Deep concentrated rest is what will be achieved which is welcomed by our bodies and mind in this day and age of constant exposure to chaos.


The session in simple words entails -


- Short conversation about a topic which will help recondition the mind.

- Breath work and traditional techniques to slow down the mental activity.

- Progrssively deeper Meditation and deep relaxation.

The techniques are all traditional techniques used by me from my teacher when I lived in india and are specifically designed to achieve peace of mind and happiness.

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LAUGHTER for ALL AGES
Apr
22
11:45am11:45am

LAUGHTER for ALL AGES

Neuroplasticity Laughter Workshops are an opportunity to improve the neuroplasticity of the brain. Neuroplasticity is a term that explains the flexibility between neurons in your brain and throughout your body.

The Workshop is an active and fun experience. Itʼs an opportunity to learn about the science of laughter while reaping the benefits of it.

Learn different types of laughter that improve relationships, act as stress management techniques, curb addictions, limit anger, and more.

Indy Rishi Singh has been teaching Laughter Workshops as a life hack for over 2 years, showing people in corporations, law enforcement, and entertainment the power of laughter.

$10 DONATION (proceeds will benefit www.shareameal.net)

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RAISE YOUR VOICE BENEFIT CONCERT
Apr
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

RAISE YOUR VOICE BENEFIT CONCERT

Right now millions of people are displaced from their homes through no fault of their own. Their tragedy should not be observed with silence but met with a global chorus of empathy and support. RAISE YOUR VOICE is an ongoing fundraising campaign that connects concerts to a cause. Local musicians will join their voices with the L.A. community to fundraise on behalf of the International Rescue Committee (IRC). 

The IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping people survive, recover, and reclaim control of their future. They work on all fronts: within countries that refugees are fleeing, in neighboring countries receiving refugees, and here in the United States resettling refugees. 

Proceeds from RAISE YOUR VOICE will go to the local Los Angeles chapter of the IRC. The online fundraiser will continue through the month of April, but a donation at the door is recommended for concert attendance. Money can’t solve all violent conflict, but it can help rebuild lives. Join us at Hyperslow, a cafe + yoga and meditation studio, for a night of music, community, and solidarity.

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THE CLASS + SOUNDBATH
Mar
31
7:00pm 7:00pm

THE CLASS + SOUNDBATH

Join us on Friday, March 31st for a very special evening of The Class by Taryn Toomey followed by a healing soundbath experience. 

We will shed the story of the week with Natalie leading a fiery 60 minutes of The Class by Taryn Toomey right into a deeply cooling 45 minute soundbath led by Kassia Meador. Come prepared to move, sweat, and restore during this ideal balance of physical intensity and complete restoration.

Please visit http://taryntoomey.com/los-angeles/ to register or click below

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NEW MOON MEDITATION
Mar
27
8:30pm 8:30pm

NEW MOON MEDITATION

The nurturing energy of a New Moon is the perfect time to set intentions. This 3 in 1 workshop with breathwork, reiki and a soundbath, creates the perfect place for your intentions to establish roots before your manifestations bloom. You will be guided by Ana Lilia during the Breathwork, Reiki Master Naomi Zelin will  help move stagnant energy, and El Larson will create hypnotic and soothing sounds with her ancient Himalayan singing bowls, tuning forks and modular synthesis. 

Make sure to reserve your spot ahead of time as this event sells out every month.

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HOOLA HOOP WORKSHOP
Mar
25
5:00pm 5:00pm

HOOLA HOOP WORKSHOP

Learn a blissful moving-meditation at Hyperslow’s Hula-Hoop Workshop with Samantha.

This workshop is intended for beginners—so if you haven’t hula-hooped since you were a kid, or if you couldn’t even do it then—this one is for you! Take this opportunity to practice a new art in a safe space as we laugh at our wobbly first steps and bask in the glory of our successes.

In this 2-hour workshop, you will prepare your body with gentle stretching, move into the basics of hula-hooping, practice tricks and illusions, free flow, and wind down. You will walk out knowing how to hula-hoop on your body, create optical illusions with the hoop, and meditate inside of your spinning sacred circle.

If you have a hoop you would like to bring, please do. Otherwise, hoops will be provided for the class and are available for sale. If you plan to borrow a hoop, please email Samantha at sammysunshinehoops@gmail.com with your height, waist size, and experience with hula hoops so she can bring the best hoop selection for you.

Teacher Bio: Samantha Schwartz has been hula-hoopng since 2012 when she learned the hoop could fulfill both her desire to practice self-expression and need to exercise her body. Samantha started practicing yoga in 2014 and believes it has helped strengthen her hooping skills. Samantha loves to share the hoop and is thrilled to welcome you to the circle.

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A BREATHWORK MEDITATION/ PAINTING WORKSHOP
Mar
12
11:30am11:30am

A BREATHWORK MEDITATION/ PAINTING WORKSHOP

"Awaken Your Creativity" 

Sunday, March 12th, 2017
11:30am to 4:30pm

Unlock deeply held emotion, spark profound inspiration, connect to your deepest intuition and access your bodies abundant natural energy.

This Meditation/Painting workshop is designed to awaken your creativity and open the door for you to step into your uniqueness and self expression. Great for beginners and those with more experience who want to explore their creativity in a fun supportive environment.

Taught by Fine Artist, Rachel Shultz, who has over 25 years of experience making, exhibiting and selling her Art.

In the first part of the workshop you will experience an easy yet powerful guided breathing meditation and then from that deeply creative state of mind you will be encouraged to play in the realm of your imagination. Letting your intuition and a sense of adventure guide your brush. You will be shown different techniques such as creating a wash, a ground for your painting, tips on creating interesting patterns and textures. You will be taught about color harmony, blending, how to work with different brushes and much more! All the materials will be provided for you to begin an original 16 x 20 Acrylic Canvas work of Art.

"As and artist Meditation has been a great aid in getting me into the flow of my own creativity~Helping me open to so much more spontaneity and ease with my expression. It's changed my life in so many ways and now it is my passion to help others discover their own unique creativity"!


Cost of workshop~ $195.00 (members receive 25% off)

For registration and sign up information please email me at
Rachel@RachelShultz.com (let her know you are a member)

To read more about me and see my art please visit my websitewww.RachelShultz.com

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MANIFESTATION YIN
Mar
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

MANIFESTATION YIN

Awaken Your ‘Passion Chakra’ Workshop

 

Harness the POWER of your sacral chakra, the energy center of PASSION

for enhanced intimacy, sensuality, connection, creativity, and pleasure.

In this workshop we will dive deep into those forgotten corners of your body 

where you may unconsciously be holding shame and other imprints 

related to feeling Not Good Enough that confines you from embodying 

your full sacral passion potential!

 

#ManifestationYin is a healing yoga ritual 

comprised of poses to open the body and mind 

for inner WARRIORS who wish to awaken their deeper powers

guided by SA RA

 

$22 (members receive 25% off)

RESERVE YOUR SPACE ON OUR SCHEDULE PAGE OR CLICK BUTTOM BELOW!

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CHILDREN 5-11 YOGA + MEDIATION PROGRAM
Jan
17
2:30pm 2:30pm

CHILDREN 5-11 YOGA + MEDIATION PROGRAM

This program will aim to improve your child's self-confidence and emotional intelligence, increase communication and listening skills, increase memory capacity and attention span. The classes could help your child to develop healthy habits and decrease anxiety. 

TUESDAYS 2:30-3:15PM JAN 17-MARCH 7

FULL 8 WEEK PROGRAM $104 OR PAY AS YOU GO $15 PER DROP-IN

Please sign up ahead of time on our schedule page.

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