Restorative and Pranayama
Nov
17
1:00 PM13:00

Restorative and Pranayama

In this series of 7 workshops, Lara will take you through the classic Iyengar approach to sequencing and systematic learning of the different families of asanas which allows the practicer to gradually awaken the body, mind and intelligence to move from the “skin to the soul”.

7. Restorative and Pranayama: Come learn the poses that prepare the body and mind for a deeper state of awareness and sensitivity and pave the way for the art of breathing and meditation.

$45 drop-in
Questions? Call Kula Soho at 917 472 7499

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Backbends
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Backbends

In this series of 7 workshops, Lara will take you through the classic Iyengar approach to sequencing and systematic learning of the different families of asanas which allows the practicer to gradually awaken the body, mind and intelligence to move from the “skin to the soul”.

5. Backbends: We will begin with poses that open the shoulders, chest and frontal hips to make the practice of backbends more accessible. One we’ve opened and strengthened ourselves we will explore a variety of backbends in prone, supine and inverted positions!

$45 drop-in
Questions? Call Kula Soho at 917 472 7499

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Sun Salutations
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Sun Salutations

In this series of 7 workshops, Lara will take you through the classic Iyengar approach to sequencing and systematic learning of the different families of asanas which allows the practicer to gradually awaken the body, mind and intelligence to move from the “skin to the soul”.

5. Sun Salutations: remove dullness and develops a quickness and sharpness in the practitioner. Come learn how to break this classic sequence down; perfect your chataranga and avoid shoulder problems.

$45 drop-in
Questions? Call Kula Soho at 917 472 7499

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CANCELED - Abdominals
Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

CANCELED - Abdominals

In this series of 7 workshops, Lara will take you through the classic Iyengar approach to sequencing and systematic learning of the different families of asanas which allows the practicer to gradually awaken the body, mind and intelligence to move from the “skin to the soul”.

4. Abdominals: In this workshop, we will spend some time "mapping" the various layers of abdominal muscles, learn how to soften the superficial layers of the abdomen, create extension along the sides of the trunk, and arrive at the deeper, innermost layers of the abdominal muscles. From a state of softness, traction and spinal length, we will learn how to tone these deeper muscles to bring a healthy strength and support to our posture.

$45 drop-in
Questions? Call Kula Soho at 917 472 7499

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Inversions
Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

Inversions

In this series of 7 workshops, Lara will take you through the classic Iyengar approach to sequencing and systematic learning of the different families of asanas which allows the practicer to gradually awaken the body, mind and intelligence to move from the “skin to the soul”.

3. Inversions: while the standing poses are touchstone of Iyengar yoga, Inversions are the staple—and once learnt should be practiced daily. The two major inversions are Headstand (“the King of all Asanas”) and Shoulderstand (“the Queen of all Asanas). “Regular practice of Sirsasana develops the mind and widens the horizons of the spirit”, {while} “the importance of Sarvangasana cannot be over-emphasized. It is one of the greatest boons conferred on humanity by our ancient sages. It is a panacea for most common ailments”. In this workshop we will look at these two asanas and their variations in detail, looking at ways to enter and exit at the wall and in the center of the room.

$45 drop-in
Questions? Call Kula Soho at 917 472 7499

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Seated Poses, Forward Extensions and Lateral Twists
May
26
1:00 PM13:00

Seated Poses, Forward Extensions and Lateral Twists

In this series of 7 workshops, Lara will take you through the classic Iyengar approach to sequencing and systematic learning of the different families of asanas which allows the practicer to gradually awaken the body, mind and intelligence to move from the “skin to the soul”.

2. Seated Poses, Forward Extensions and Lateral Twists: the seated poses traditionally come after the standing poses help ease strain in the legs. Energetically, they also differ from standing poses as they allow the practitioner to rest and recover from fatigue through their pacifying nature. In this workshop we will take a sequence of poses that start with several seated poses exploring various leg positions to create suppleness in the joints of the legs, as well as bring about freedom in the gluteus muscles and sacral-coccygeal region to help as we proceed to the forward extensions. Finally, the twisting asanas will bring the spine back to a neutral position after the forward extensions.

$45 drop-in
Questions? Call Kula Soho at 917 472 7499

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Standing Poses
Apr
28
11:30 AM11:30

Standing Poses

In this series of 7 workshops, Lara will take you through the classic Iyengar approach to sequencing and systematic learning of the different families of asanas which allows the practicer to gradually awaken the body, mind and intelligence to move from the “skin to the soul”.

1. Standing Poses: the standing poses introduce the practitioner to the movements of each and every area of the body. They remove dullness and increase vitality. Standing poses form the basis for all of the other asanas and is the starting point from which me begin to move “from the skin to the soul”. In this workshop we will be visiting a classic sequence from the back of Light on Life and touch all of the standing poses.

$40 drop-in
Questions? Call Kula Soho at 917 472 7499

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Core Curriculum-- Abdominal Poses
Oct
28
11:45 AM11:45

Core Curriculum-- Abdominal Poses

In yoga the abdomen represents not only our physical center, but also our emotional seat. Chronic hardening or tensing of the abdomen can have deleterious effects both physically and psychologically. In this workshop we will develop our core awareness through a variety of poses, exploring the balance between abdominal strength and suppleness.

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Lightness of Being--Inversion Workshop at Kula SoHo
Sep
23
11:45 AM11:45

Lightness of Being--Inversion Workshop at Kula SoHo

"Inversions" or  upside down poses, help us develop skills to withstand the vicissitudes of life with grace, ease and compassion. During this workshop, Lara will help you to hone your balance and increase your lightness of being as you learn various ways to approach and practice headstand, shoulder stand and their variations.

 

 

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The Mentor Practice (Continuing Education/Teacher Training) at Kula TriBeCa
Sep
20
to Nov 1

The Mentor Practice (Continuing Education/Teacher Training) at Kula TriBeCa

Become a better teacher by sharpening your skills within an intimate and supportive group of peers. Topics include practice teaching, alignment, basic actions, sequencing, assisting and presentation skills.

Nikki Costello and Lara Warren are CIYT (Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers) with over 50 years of combined study and practice in the Iyengar tradition. Their aim is to make Iyengar Yoga principles accessible and engaging while demonstrating how to enhance your ability to see, listen and inspire your students to reach deeper into self-inquiry and integration. Read more about Nikki (www.nikkicostello.com) and Lara (www.yogawithlara.com).

7 Wednesdays from 2:15 - 4:15pm:
September 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; and November 1.

$300 for all seven sessions. Limited to 20 students. Drop-ins offered for $50/session if space

Call for more information lara @917-755-3894 or click here to register

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Sep
16
10:30 AM10:30

Continuing Education with Lara Warren and James Murphy at Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York

Starting this Fall, James Murphy and Lara Warren are enthusiastically joining forces to enhance the Continuing Education Program. Our monthly program is designed specifically for all teachers who want to further their education and for those going up for any level of certification.

Join us to:

  • Increase your knowledge base and deepen your understanding of the practice;
  • Learn to communicate with clarity and confidence;
  • Refine your demonstration, observation, and correction skills.

Dates being offered (each with different focus) SEP 16, OCT 14, NOV 4

$90 CLASS / $250 FOR ALL 3

*These workshops are for certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers (CIYT's) and graduates of an accredited Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program. Pre-registration required.

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Jul
22
11:45 AM11:45

Hips and Hamstrings

Natural resistance to stretching the tendinous fibers of the hamstrings and limitation in the range of motion of the hips (usually due to years of sitting in chairs), limits our physical freedom and comfort.  Opening the hips and lengthening the hamstrings are the keys to balancing the pelvis, finding proper extension in the spine and preserving the health of the knees and lower back   Join Lara in this playfully intense workshop where you will move from preparatory poses to more advanced poses, each asana building upon the previous.  To register, please visit Kula Soho

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Jul
1
11:45 AM11:45

Backbends

mother daughter backbends

Join Lara for a backbend workshop and uplift yourself! You will begin with poses that open the shoulders, chest and frontal hips to make the practice of backbends more accessible.  Once you have opened and strengthened yourself, you will explore a variety of backbends in prone, supine and inverted positions. To register, please visit Kula Soho

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Unburden your Shoulders
May
20
12:45 PM12:45

Unburden your Shoulders

Without our shoulders, we would be unable to move our arms in the myriad positions that yoga asanas require: out to the sides in uttitha trikonasana (triangle pose), over our head in urdhva hastasana (upward hand position), weight bearing in sirsasana (head balance) or supporting our torso in salamba sarvangasana (shoulder stand). In this workshop, we will explore both mobility and stability of the shoulder joint. We will start by targeting the muscles that limit shoulder mobility and then move on to creating the proper placement and insertion of the upper arm into the shoulder socket through a variety of exercises to develop space and mobility. We will finish with some back bending action and inversions to build the strength and stability of the shoulders.

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Earth Practice for Earth Day
Apr
22
12:45 PM12:45

Earth Practice for Earth Day

As human beings we have an infinite capacity to take things for granted. On this Earth Day, come renew your passion for the simple pleasures of life and your commitment to the fundamental supports that nourish us so reliability. In this workshop, Lara will be teaching a classic Iyengar sequence, working from the ground up, from the gross to the subtle, and ending with a long relaxation to cultivate a deep rooted stability and reconnect you to Mother Earth.

Proceeds go to climate change organization of 350.org

 

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Hamstring Clinic: Strengthening and Lengthening the back of the leg
Mar
11
12:45 PM12:45

Hamstring Clinic: Strengthening and Lengthening the back of the leg

This workshop is being offered in response to the myriad hamstring injuries ranging from mild discomfort to outright pulls that are arising in general classes. Lara will explain why and how certain actions exacerbate hamstring issues and teach how proper use of the limbs in downward facing dog pose, other standing forward bends and backbends. This class will help you understand the proper use of arms and legs and bring both strength and length to your hamstrings. Those with hamstring issues will learn how to alleviate the pain and avoid re-injurying that area in the future.

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Chase Away the Blues
Jan
28
12:45 PM12:45

Chase Away the Blues

If the chill or winter is getting you down, of if you simply need a pick me up, join Lara for this uplifting workshop, designed to enliven your spirit and alleviate the winter doldrums. Learn what asanas help you maintain a sunny outlook through the dark, cold days of winter and what practices can help you gracefully diffuse a turbulent mind.

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Unwinding for the Holidays
Dec
17
12:45 PM12:45

Unwinding for the Holidays

In the last month of the year, and with the holiday season upon us, you might be feeling wound up tight as a tangled ball of Christmas lights.  What better way to unwind than with a pre-holiday practice aimed to cultivate quietness, receptivity and spaciousness? This Saturday, we will be tractioning and twisting, forward bending and surrendering, as we release tension in the nervous system, lighten the tautness of the brain and take solace in self-reflection. 

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Core Curriculum: Abdominal work
Nov
19
12:45 PM12:45

Core Curriculum: Abdominal work

In yoga the abdomen represents not only our physical center, but also our emotional seat. Chronic hardening or tensing of the abdomen can have deleterious effects both physically and psychologically. In this workshop we will develop our core awareness through a variety of poses, exploring the balance between abdominal strength and suppleness.

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 Inversions/Balancing
Oct
15
12:45 PM12:45

Inversions/Balancing

In this workshop we will focus on building a strong foundation for the inversions and balancing by strengthening the arms, stabilizing the shoulders and developing abdominal strength to support the center of the body.  In addition to the required upper body and abdominal strength necessary for inversions and arm balances, we will work on the flexibility of the spine and hips needed for the variations in headstand and arm balancing.

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Backbends
Sep
10
12:45 PM12:45

Backbends

In this workshop, Lara will guide you through a number of supported backbends to teach the body how to relax and appreciate the space, lift and energy that come in the backbends. As you progress into the unsupported backbends, you will learn how your consciousness and intelligence provide the necessary support to guide the chest to lift more and more, the spinal curvature to increase, and your internal space to open.

Cost: $40

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Poses to Cool and Soothe
Aug
27
12:45 PM12:45

Poses to Cool and Soothe

This is an opportunity to learn what poses can help you remain calm and collected, cool and even-keeled in the midst of NYC's summer swelter. We will open, lengthen and luxuriate and cool off in supported chest openers, forward bends and inversions. We will end with some pranayama to make the mind as deep and serene as a mountain lake.

Cost: $40

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Jul
23
12:45 PM12:45

Twists

Twists might just be the "super-poses" of the asana world. You can use them in your practice to rev up and prepare for back-bending; to unwind and release from forward-bending; as an intermezzo or as the main movement.  They affect us on a muscular-skeletal level helping us maintain the full range of motion in our spinal rotation.  Physiologically they replace stagnant blood and revitalize our energy with their "squeeze and soak" action on the organs. And, psychologically they teach us how to remain calm and focused even in a tight bind as our attention is drawn inward to the stable, unmoving center of the pose. Come join Lara as she helps you explore the wonderful world of twists in standing, seated, inverted and arm balance poses.

Cost: $40

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IYENGAR WEEKEND - Four Workshops
Jul
15
to Jul 17

IYENGAR WEEKEND - Four Workshops

Friday, July 15, 12-2:30pm Standing Poses
Standing poses form the bedrock of our practice. Through them we learn the correct foundation of our feet and the proper action in the arms and legs. This work is then carried forward into our more advanced poses, and leads us from the "skin to the soul".


Friday, July 15, 5:30-7:30pm Pranayama and Restorative
In this workshop we will begin with asanas that teach us to consciously rest, relax and become quiet so that the breath can be revealed and then move into some fundamental reclining and seated pranayama practices.

Saturday, July 16, 4-6:00pm Forward Bends and Twists
Forward bends soothe the brain, and rest the heart. Twists help us maintain the full range of motion in our spinal rotation and physiologically help replace stagnant blood and revitalize our energy with their "squeeze and soak" action on the organs. Both families of poses help us to draw our attention inward to the stable, unmoving center of the pose.

Sunday, July 17, 9:45am-12:15pm Backbends & Inversions
We will begin with poses that open the shoulders, chest and frontal hips to make the practice of both the backbends and inversions more accessible. Once we have opened and strengthened ourselves with a series of backbends, we will steady ourselves and bring about a state of equanimity with the practice of inversions. 

All levels are welcome and encouraged! 
Cost: $60 per workshop, $200 for the full weekend (4 workshops).
20% Discount for auto-renew members.
Visit kamadevayoga.com to sign up! 

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Strength and Vitality, Rest and Repose - Philadelphia
Jan
16
to Jan 17

Strength and Vitality, Rest and Repose - Philadelphia

Sat morning: Standing 2 1/2 hours
Standing poses form the bedrock of our practice. Through them we learn the correct foundation of our feet and the proper action in the arms and legs. This work is then carried forward into our more advanced poses, and leads us from the "skin to the soul".

Sat afternoon: forward bends and twist 2 hours
Forward bends soothe the brain, and rest the heart.  Twists help us maintain the full range of motion in our spinal rotation and physiologically help replace stagnant blood and revitalize our energy with their "squeeze and soak" action on the organs.  Both families of poses help us to draw our attention inward to the stable, unmoving center of the pose. 

Sunday morning: Backbends and inversions 2 1/2 hours
We will begin with poses that open the shoulders, chest and frontal hips to make the practice of both the backbends and inversions more accessible.  Once we have opened and strengthened ourselves with a series of backbends, we will steady ourselves and bring about a state of equanimity with the practice of inversions.  

Sunday afternoon: Pranayama and restorative 2 hours
In this workshop we will begin with asanas that teach us to consciously rest, relax and become quiet so that the breath can be revealed and then move into some fundamental reclining and seated pranayama practices. 

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