The brain exists for movement

Fascinating Ted Talk positing in part that the brain’s main function is to allow us to be adaptable and complex in our movements.

Relevant in our study of both  Mov Nat and Yoga where we play with a variety of complex and natural movements… do these exercises keep our brains healthy? and is this body-brain connection what keeps us fully vibrant?

Keep moving!

 

Workshop: Salutations to the New Year

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2 Chances to Join in on this workshop to bring in the New Year!

January 1st, 2014 from 5-7pm @ Beloved Yogi of Harlem (678 st. Nicholas Ave) 

January 2nd, 2014 from 6:15-8:15pm @ Naam Yoga (141 W 72nd Street, Suite 1)

By donation (suggested $18)

Join us as we perform 108 Sun Salutations to bring in the New Year! 

Strengthen your resolutions through to their completion!
Using the meditative repetition of this traditional sequence and contemplating our powers of manifestation, we’ll set our resolutions deeper into our being so that they become part of us for lasting change!

In this workshop we will: 

  • Discuss the purpose and tradition of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) and the number 108
  • Explore the Mantras and sound vibrations associated with the poses
  • Meditate upon the Yogic philosophy of the Parush Arthas for fulfilling your purpose
  • Flow through 108 sun salutations while setting our intentions for this New Year.

Holiday Gift Idea? Thai Massage!

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How about a Thai Massage!

In the spirit of the holidays I’m offering a big discount
on a 1.5 hour Thai Massage session!
Just $50 for a full Thai Massage!

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Journey into the Clouds: Yoga retreat at Finca Las Nubes

February 16th – 22nd, 2014

IMG_1334Let’s discover our true nature while exploring the paradise of Southern Nicaragua. In this yoga retreat, we will dive into hatha and vinyasa practices intended to illuminate our true selves.  We’ll also venture outside to explore how nature can nurture your inner being allowing yourself to shine in the world.

The retreat will include:
Two yoga practices per day that will incorporate sadhana (daily ritual), vinyasa (flow), pranayama (breath techniques), mantra and meditation. We will focus on yoga philosophies intended to aid in living our dharma (our true path).
We will also take our practice outside with some Mov Nat inspired workshops. Mov Nat is a a mindful way of reclaiming our natural human movement capabilities through play outdoors.

Optional excursions:mayurasana with brian

  • Hiking and touring the lakes and volcanos nearby
  • Surfing
  • Horseback riding
  • Zipline adventures
  • Tour of Finca Las Nubes to explore and learn about this “intentional community” and farm

IMG_1274All this takes place in a house on the grounds of Finca Las Nubes: an organic, sustainable-practice farm overlooking the bay of San Juan del Sur. The house is equipped with wi-fi, an infinity pool, hammocks, and comfy beds (with mosquito netting if needed). We’ll have our own cook for the house to provide us with three delicious meals per day.

For more on the location, visit their website: Finca Las Nubes

*A portion of the proceeds of this retreat will be donated to the Diabetes Clinic at Finca Las Nubes which is dedicated to educating about diet, physical activity, and lifestyle, as well as bringing otherwise unavailable medication to those in the community with Diabetes.

Cost of retreat: $800
(includes workshop fees, food and accommodations)

Early Bird discount (EXTENDED TO JAN 12TH, 2014): $700

Group Rate: Buy 3 slots and the 4th is FREE!

Space is Limited!

$200 Deposit Required.
Payment plans available. For Details, Contact Patrick Here. 

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