January Happenings and Beyond

happy-new-yearA Very Happy New Year to You!

I trust the last days of 2016 and the first days of 2017 have found you setting intentions for a solid foundation in the upcoming year. May you have happiness, joy, and freedom throughout!

The only constant is change and the end of 2016 brought the gentle reminder of the impermanence of all things. The gym (that) pioneered the idea of club as nightclub, David Barton Gym, ceased operations of its New York City locations. If you’re visiting this page and were with me at DBG and have not heard from me, click here and send me a quick message. I’d love to hear from you!

But as the adage goes, doors closing and opening and all, I’m adding of a new class on Saturdays at 11am at NYHRC 50th Street. Because change is constant, it won’t be the last addition or change in 2017 and you can keep up to date on my schedule by clicking here.

Yoga Blueprint: The Art & Architecture of Your Practice

Starting January 29, 2017, join me for this four part series at NY Loves Yoga. In a supportive and creative environment, you will break down various poses, sequences, and breath practices helping you establish and/or refine a solid foundation to keep you safe and feeling great – and of course topped off with a bunch of inspiring Dennis-isms to keep it encouraging and fun.  Click here for more information. You’ll leave feeling accomplished, confident, and invigorated.

200 Hour Brooklyn Yoga Project Teacher Training

Join this Yoga Alliance certified 200 Hour Teacher Training, starting in March, at our home in Brooklyn. Throughout the training you will explore the history of yoga and its philosophy, study asana and the movement of the body, dive into meditation, and deconstruct the layers of your heart. You’ll break down the asana and learn about the anatomy and physiology of the body, and as it moves through the postures. Explore and discover the root of asana – breath and bandhas, and learn the benefits of pranayama. Learn about the chakras of the body and how they connect to the poses, the breath, and YOU! Breakdown walls and barriers and breakthrough to the real YOU. The time is now. The only thing that is constant is change. Rather than fight it, embrace it and fly! Click here to find out more!

The Peace Project: Be heard without a word

peaceprojectDear Community,

Brooklyn Yoga Project and Sette Creative invite you to join us in a group meditation dedicated to moving forward together in strength, love and commitment to ourselves, each other, our city, and our country.

On Friday, Nov. 18, we will gather in Columbus Circle at 530pm and meditation will begin at 6pm to break down false borders and build a common energy that can be shared by all. Join us to hold space for hope,Continue reading “The Peace Project: Be heard without a word”

Self Care

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Over the past 36 hours, for me, it has been mostly about self care. Watching my emotions, acknowledging them, but not identifying them as who I am. Part of that self care has been listening to music. This is a piece I will play for savasana when time permits. When I woke up yesterday (November 9, 2016), the end scene in Angels in America was very present in my mind. I thought it very apt:Continue reading “Self Care”

Open Studio – Saturday, April 23

Shelley1Of life’s two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer’s hand. ~Khalil Gibran

My friend, Shelley Himmelstein is  having an open studio this weekend Saturday, April 23 2016 from 2pm–6pm. The studio is at

488 Morgan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

(L train to Graham Avenue)

Loads of artists will open their studio doors including Thomas Broadbent, Elizabeth Cooper, Tim Daly, Jordan Frey, Joe Garvey, Patricia Inglesia, Phil Jackson, Elisa Jensen, Michael Krondl, Gustavs Mergins, Christopher Moore, Natalie Moore, Bryan Osburn, Kelly Parr, Andy Wilhelm, and more!

Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Help Yourself!

kirtanThe purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The political discourse these days has me feeling a little glum. While I don’t believe the noise created by some of the candidates are the views of the vast majority of the population of our great country, it nonetheless has an impact. Sometimes the best way to help ourselves is to help others. I’m pretty fortunate to know the work I do makes a difference in people’s lives. MindBodyGreen offered up a few ways to bring some happiness into others lives. The post is a bit old, but the suggestions on ways to brighten others day are no less relevant. And I love theContinue reading “Help Yourself!”