Class: Open Your Body with Yin Yoga for a Deeper Vinyasa Experience
Date: Friday, May 1, 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Location: 227 West 13th Street
Organization: Integral Yoga Institute
This class will begin with a Yin Yoga practice to coax the hips, hamstrings, and shoulders open. Sinking passively into postures lengthens the body’s connective tissue, enhancing your flexibility and safely increasing your range of motion while creating a sense of lightness in the body. We will transition into a more active, yang-style Yoga practice with familiar poses done in a whole new way. As the rhythm and repetition of breath-led movement invites the muscles to warm up and fill with blood and energy, you may discover that you are able to approach the more challenging asana with less preparation and that you feel more powerful in poses that demand strength. Exercising both the yin and yang aspects of your being will leave you feeling integrated, balanced and whole. Includes Yoga: All Levels
Class: Eyes-open Meditation And Talk With Jon Shanker
Date: Friday, May 1, At 07:00 PM
Location: 22 West 15th Street,
Organization: Tibet House
Cost: Suggested donation $20
Everything is energy. In eyes-open class we awaken to the movement of this energy within and all around us. Sitting with our eyes open, and in contact with all of our senses, we release tensions and allow our creative energy to flow. This simple but profound practice equips us to be ‘in the flow’ of our everyday lives in an ever more conscious and creative way. This practice is particularly suited for our contemporary and worldly lifestyle. We don’t have to go anywhere other than where we are. We can embrace all of the experiences of life as fuel for our spiritual growth.
If this is your first time attending eyes-open class, we ask that you attend an intro at 6-7pm.
Class: Math and Mandalas
Date: May 1 4:00 – 7:30 PM
Location: 150 West 17th St
Organization: Rubin Museum of Art
Mandalas are geometric representations of celestial palaces and play an important role in the art of Himalayan Asia. This professional development workshop for K-12 teachers explores mandalas through gallery conversations, movement activities, and art-making. Participants will learn how the mandala’s symmetry and balance can integrate math and the arts learning, will discover connections to Common Core State Standards, and will take away valuable resources and information for their classroom practice.
Event: World Labyrinth Day – Walk As One at 1:00
Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: 5th Avenue at 29th Street
Organization: Marble Church
There will be a Labyrinth Walk at Marble, as part of World Labyrinth Day, on Saturday, May 2 from 12:30-2:30pm.