Who needs some yoga-breakdance-sauna time? (Everyone.)
This Saturday, 7-10pm at Yogaworks Soho, is another session of Breakti with the superfun Anya Porter. Beginners are welcome; you’ll learn some basic yoga moves to prep the body for floor work, and then practice a slow-building breakin’ sequence or two. Relaxing in the sauna afterwards makes for a perfect Saturday night.
If you’re free this Saturday night, come out for fun times at YogaWorks Soho. Anya Porter is doing another Yoga Spanda — her mashup class teaching both yoga and breakdancing.
I went last month, to the inaugural event at Mark Morris Dance Studios, and had a super great time. We spent the first hour doing slow Vinyasa yoga, with a focus on drawing everything up towards the core. This prepped our minds, and protected our lower backs, when we moved to the floor. (The action of tucking the tail, finding a “cat spine” in each pose, was a really helpful tip for days to come.)
The second hour was breakdance: uprock, a six step, and a freeze. Don’t worry about looking like a complete idiot; the class was very beginner-friendly. I am the gangliest, slowest breakdancer in the world, and I had tons of fun.
The class has live music; funk and soul provided by DJ Scribe. “Spanda” is the pulse of life, the ebb and flow of each pose, and part of the exercise is feeling the beat, exploring yoga plus music.
Here’s the video:
This month’s class is at YogaWorks Soho, so you can decompress in the sauna afterward. Details:
Yoga Spanda at YogaWorks Soho
Saturday, August 7th, 2010
7 pm – 10 pm
This event is bound to be an amazing one… We have landed the fabulous YogaWorks Soho equipped with a beautiful studio, showers and SAUNAS!!!! Also featuring refreshments and bites following class from Sattvic Succulents!!! And last but not least, FREE GOODIE BAGS AND SAMPLES from Khushi Spa in Tribeca!!! We also have some collaborations in the working for an amazing event at Le Poisson Rouge that evening… breathe, break it down… spa and sip… then walk over to LPR to work it out for the rest of the evening!!!
Last night I went to Flavorpill‘s monthly decompression, Get Your Dance On. It’s kind of my ideal situation: great DJs, friendly people, lots of gorgeous space, and healthy snacky treats. All before 11pm. They serve free kombucha, wine and chocolate all night, plus coconut water and granola bars. (Well, I guess it’s not free — it’s $20, but that gets you a week at Yogaworks, too.) Totally hippie but WAY fewer men with ponytails than the old Body Temple parties. Maybe zero. And like 90% of the crowd is dancing.
To share some holiday spirit, Resurgent Fitness offers a full day of excellent free classes, including abs at 11:15, capoeira at noon, Muay Thai at 1:15, bellydance at 2:30, Congolese dance at 4pm, yoga at 5:15, and Djimbe dance and drum at 6:30. Call for a full schedule.
Oooh! Dance New Amsterdam, one of the oldest studios in town, is having free classes all day tomorrow! It’s a celebration of their 25th anniversary.
From 10:00am – 7:00pm FREE classes in modern, ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, pilates and yoga and more will be offered by DNA’s first-rate faculty: Gail Accardi, Georgina Aragon, Alexandra Beller, Julie Bour, Rebecca Burton, Martha Chapman, Janessa Clark, Sarah Clark, Jennie Cohen, Wendell Cooper, Amy Cushing, Laurie De Vito, Chris Heller, Nathalie Jonas, Katiti King, Anabella Lenzu, Nia Love, Diane McCarthy, Darcy Naganuma, Te Perez, TaraMarie Perri, Megan Philipp, Ambere Rogers, Benny Simon, Sasha Soreff, Oliver Steele, Teri Steele, Al Turner, Julie Turner, Sophia Fatouros, and Jayson Vasquez.
Wednesday, September 30
324 Lafayette Street, 7th Floor
Please join us for our open house to find out what Atmananda is all about with complimentary classes. Come and brings your friends and receive an additional 10% off any program or promotion offered at Atmananda.
7:30–8:00 — CAPOEIRA CLASS An African?Brazilian art form that combines dance, martial arts, music and acrobatics
7:30–9 — SATSANG BLISS MEDITATION CLASS
8:00–8:45 — ATMANANDA SEQUENCE BEGINNER CLASS Taught by Atmananda Yoga Sequence creator Jhon T
ONGOING THROUGHOUT THE EVENING:
Healthy snacks and beverages
Natalie Rivera Jewelry trunk show
I did my teacher training at Atmananda, after finding the place through… an open house. Who knows what you’ll find there?