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JAYA Kids Yoga: 10-week Fall Series
with Keri Lynn D'Emic

AT Jaya East
Tuesdays, October 2 – December 4
4:00-4:45pm

$200 for the series: class size kept to 12 kids
$25 to drop in: provided there is space

Ages 5-10

Give your child the experience of yoga. Your child will be introduced to the practice of asana, learning the names of the poses in Sanskrit, singing songs, and have a great time with the other little yogis! No experience needed.

No make-ups or refunds. No exceptions.


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Kirtan with Kirtan Soul Revival
with Calia, Todd, Helen and Terrence

AT Jaya east
Friday 10/12, 7:30-9:00pm

$15 suggested donation

Sing, dance, and revive your soul with an evening of healing call and response chanting, funky devotional music, and heart-felt sacred song. Through KSR’s simple presentation, even non-singers can easily experience the joy of being surrounded by harmony in a space that encourages improvisation and exploration. Join us for a heart-opening, uplifting celebration of life!


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Flow & Restore: Beatles Yoga
with Kenzie Pause

AT Jaya east
Saturday 10/13, 7:00-8:15pm

$25, sign up in advance!

We are so lucky to welcome the brief return of our beloved teacher Kenzie Pause and her famous Beatles classes. In her own words:

The music of The Beatles has spanned decades and generations. The beautiful practice of yoga has spanned over 5,000 years, evolving into many forms and styles over time. While The Beatles may be young in comparison, combining the two seemed like a natural addition to my yoga practice. I created All You Need Is Love to put two of my favorite things together: yoga and The Beatles. The class takes you on a physical, mental and sometimes even emotional journey through energizing asanas (poses) to revitalizing pranayama (breathing exercises) to a soothing yoga nidra (deep relaxation) complete with the music of one of the greatest bands ever.


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Monthly Anatomy Workshops
with Karen Cook

AT Jaya church
2nd sunday of month: October 14 - June 9
1:00-2:30pm

$20 per class, or use your class card
$10 for Jaya Teachers

In yoga asana, we move our bodies to discover ourselves. A complementary path to profound insight may involve digging into the details of our own anatomy. The study of our bodies doesn’t have to be dry and technical—it can be a vehicle for appreciating how marvelous our existence really is. The key questions for the Second Sunday Anatomy series are always these: What amazing structures lie beneath of the surface of our skin? How do they collaborate with each other to help us to move around, do yoga, and experience the world?

Workshops last 90 minutes and are suitable for students at all levels. My goal is to combine information with a variety of physical experiences in a fun and engaging way. Come to one class, or come to them all!

About Karen:
I’m a former journalist and who learned to love yoga during classes with Carla Stangenberg and others at Jaya Yoga’s original Park Slope branch. Anatomy studies with Kyle Shepard during Jaya’s inaugural 200-hour teaching training in 2012 led me to study extensively with his teachers, Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews, authors of Yoga Anatomy. I’ve followed Amy and her colleague Sarah Barnaby (both now at the Babies Project) into trainings in Body-Mind Centering (created by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen), Bartenieff Fundamentals, developmental movement, and more. Related interests include Buddhism and psychotherapy.

Save the dates: October 14, November 11, December 9, January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9


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Autumn Ayurvedic Workshop
with Melissa Boo, Ayurvedic Health Counselor

AT Jaya park slope
thursday 10/18, 6:30-8:00pm

$30 in advance
$40 day of

With the weather growing cooler, the days becoming shorter, and the hurried pace of the holidays and back-to-school season sapping our energy, autumn’s changes can easily affect our health.

In this workshop, we’ll enjoy an autumnal Ayurvedic tea while learning easy ways to stay grounded and healthy during the fall. Tea will be followed by an autumn-balancing restorative yoga practice and guided meditation.

Participants will learn easy Ayurvedic recommendations for fall that they can do at home, including yoga poses (asana), breath work (pranayama), mudras, recipes, essential oils, rituals, and herbs.

About Melissa:
Melissa has been teaching yoga since 2013, and completed her 300-hour yoga certification at Jaya Yoga Center in May 2018. She is also an Ayurvedic Health Counselor and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies. Her teaching connects these three fields of study, which work to understand and connect our inner and outer environments.


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Yoga for Trauma
with Anneke Lucas, Liberation Prison Yoga Founder

AT Jaya east
saturday-sunday, october 20-21
1:00-5:00pm

$200 in advance
$225 day of

Anneke Lucas developed the Unconditional Model in looking to bring yoga to the incarcerated in the way that was most accessible. Workshop participants will learn to create an emotionally safe space and tools to heal from trauma or work with traumatized populations and explore the Unconditional Model with its unique application of observing power dynamics - within ourselves and as reflected in the outside world.

You will practice and teach in the trauma-informed style if you wish.

We will do meditations and mindfulness exercises focused on unconditional, non-judgmental acceptance as step one in trauma healing, rather than on accountability and changing behavior.

This Workshop will cover:

  • Yoga for healing body and mind

  • Global Healing

  • Trauma yoga practice (both days)

  • The Unconditional Model

  • Exploring privilege and its role in trauma

  • Exploring inner power dynamics in trauma healing

  • Journaling

  • 12 Elements of a Trauma informed Yoga Practice

  • Practice-teach (optional)

  • Affirmations

This course qualifies for YACEPs

Anneke Lucas is the founder of the non-profit organization Liberation Prison Yoga, bringing yoga and empowerment programs to prisons. Ms. Lucas has created over 20 programs with underserved populations and leads trainings. More on Anneke here: www.liberationprisonyoga.com/about/anneke-lucas/


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FALL Beginner YOGA & Meditation Series: 4-Weeks
with Carla & Ramit

AT Jaya church
saturdays October 20 - november 10
3:30-4:45pm

$70 in advance
$20 to drop in provided there is space

We are thrilled to be in Prospect Park South! Come learn about yoga at your local studio. We are passionate about sharing what we know with you. This beginner series will take you step by step through the basics of practice at Jaya.

You can expect:

  • To learn classic Hatha Yoga postures with a Vinyasa (flowing) twist

  • Experience the connection of your breath to your movement in a way you may have never experienced before

  • Learn the basics of a Mindfulness Meditation Practice

  • Learn easy breathing techniques, that quickly relax the mind and body

Both practices of yoga and meditation are useful for everyone as they can help:

  • Reduce stress associated with living in an urban environment

  • Strengthen the body

  • Enable us to access a state of ease in mind and body

10% off a 10 or 20 class card for all who complete the entire series and purchase on last day of series. 


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Waking the WITCH: Yoga to the music of Kate Bush
with David Figueroa

AT Jaya park slope
saturday 10/27, 5:30-6:45pm

$25 in advance
$30 day of

The days are getting darker, the foliage more colorful brightening our imaginations. Crisp air, Autumn leaves, Halloween...and the dramatic playful genius of Kate Bush! Join us for a flowing yoga session that will make you twist and bind you then smooth you out in a luxurious restorative savasana. Wear a Kate inspired costume and let her music move you to WAKE THE WITCH INSIDE.