past workshops & events

In this workshop we will explore movement through guided improvisation, beginning with a lead warmup touching on yoga and contemporary dance. To propel the body and brain we will play games that will ultimately facilitate the creation of movement. The afternoon will end with a set phrase that you might just have to share at upcoming holiday parties. 



For those who are interested, Dr. Christine Hwang will use two acupuncture points -- one between the eyes and another on top of the head -- to help calm the mind and support the body's yang or heating energy which amplifies the receptiveness of the body to the surrounding healing sound waves. 

a Valentine's day workshop - love thyself

New Student Series


New Year, New Practice!


~New Student Series~




Dates: 01/28; 2/04; 2/18; 2/25

Time: 1pm - 2:30pm

Early registration: $ 80 if purchased by 01/25/2017

Regular registration: $100




In this new student 4-class series you will explore and delve deeper into the practice of yoga. The class series is designed for both, complete beginners and those returning to yoga.  


We will focus on alignment, learn and examine the building block postures of the asana practice, brake down the Sun Salutation sequence, and much more. The series will be an open forum for questions on anything related to your yoga practice and each class will discuss a particular theme and sequence.


You will gain a thorough understanding of the foundations of the yoga asana practice, and be able to continue your yoga journey with confidence, understanding, and curiosity. 

Quilting & Knitting for the Homeless



The "Quilting and Knitting for the Homeless" project is scheduled for January 7th and January 28th from 12:30-2:30pm. 


If you'd like to donate or sign up for this project, reach out to us by clicking here. And of course, share this link with your friends and neighbors.


New Year's Masterclass


New Year's Resolve



~Create your own Sankalpa~





Sunday, January 1, 2017

12:00pm - 2:00pm 

$40 ($45 the day of)


Begin the New Year with intention and devotion to your dreams and projects. Through a special asana sequence, meditation and visualization, and pranayama, this 2hr class will help you clear the path and crystallize your intention in the coming year. 


You will be guided into crafting your own resolve or sankalpa (in Sanskrit). Sankalpa is a chosen resolution in the form of a short sentence that when conveyed with clarity and devotion brings the desired positive change in one’s life. Once the seed of sankalpa is planted deep in the subconscious, it gathers the vast forces of the mind in order to bring about its fruition. This simple resolve has the potential to awaken the willpower and become the creator of your destiny.


Bring pen and paper to write on. You will leave focused, grounded, energized, and inspired. 


After class we will toast to the New Year with Asti spumante, sweets and cheese.



Celebrating Winter Solstice 



Sound Bath + Yoga Nidra




Oliana & dr. Christine Hwang 



Wednesday, December 21

6:30pm - 8:30pm 

$40 ($45 the day of)



This winter Solstice join us for a special Gong Bath + Yoga Nidra + Acupuncture to celebrate the fullness of life and take time to heighten, renew and balance our life energy in tune with mother Earth and the rest of our universe. 

Immersing oneself in sacred sounds is a practice that invokes peace and healing, expansion of awareness and connectedness with the inner Self and the pervading cosmic consciousness. We will be using gongs, singing bowls, running forks and chimes to create “a musical engine releasing cosmic power” that restores the harmonious flow of life energy throughout the body.  


For those who are interested, Dr. Christine* will use few acupuncture points to help calm the mind and support the body's yang or heating energy which amplifies the receptiveness of the body to the surrounding healing sound waves.


You will leave restored, renewed, energized, harmonious, and satiated!



*Dr. Christine Hwang has trained as a primary care provider and is especially passionate about helping treat women’s health, fertility, and gastrointestinal issues.  She has experience working with a wide range of health concerns including: rheumatologic and autoimmune disorders, endocrine imbalances, dermatological issues, stress, and sleep difficulties.   

Dr. Christine received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND), Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) from Bastyr University in Seattle, and completed the Postbaccalaureate Prehealth Program at Rutgers University. Prior to starting medical school, Dr. Christine received her BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Dr. Christine is licensed to practice acupuncture in New York State and holds a license as a naturopathic physician in Washington State.  She is an active professional member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians (NYANP). 

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Soma Seasonal Cleanse






Kristen Rae Stevens





 October 1, 4:00-6:00pm
October 8, 12:00-2:00pm
October 15, 12:00-2:00pm


Price = $160

(cleanse kit included if purchased by 9/20)

Ayurveda, the 5,000 year old health care science originating from ancient India, is often called the ‘sister’ of yoga. 


Unlike other cleanse fads, Ayurveda helps you tap into the body’s natural immune boosting properties and prepares it for the shift into fall and winter to come.


The cleanse session includes a 3 class workshop-like series that spreads over the course of 3 weeks. You will be expertly guided in the age old tradition of participating in seasonal practices specific to yoga and Ayurveda to support your body transition into the fall season. In these artfully crafted classes you will:

  • Be guided through special asana and pranayama sequences specifically chosen to calm the nervous system, strengthen the digestive system, and to support the circulation of lymph and blood to remain healthy and vibrant this winter.
  • Discover better food choices and how to cook with super foods and herbs to nourish your body and strengthen your immunity for optimal health this winter.
  • Learn about easy Ayurvedic home remedies to gently move out any excess summer heat, protect and nourish the body’s tissues and stay juicy during dry winter months.
  • Get an understanding of what is best for your unique body type in fall/winter season and how to continually support your health through Ayurveda in all seasons.  Don’t miss out!

What to expect at the end of the series:

  • Improved digestion and elimination
  • Increased mental focus
  • Stamina and strength
  • Fresh glowing skin
  • Supple muscles and juicy joints
  • Lifelong practices to break habits and support your mind/body health and spirit!


Personalization is the key to optimum benefits of cleansing.  Individual consultations, packages and treatments are available with discounted rates during this community offered event. To learn more email us at:

is a professional member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and has been teaching and working in health, healing and movement since 1997.  She is an ongoing contributing lecturer on anatomy, Ayurveda and Botanical studies for yoga teacher trainings, massage and herbal schools and for the Primary Care Physicians and medical students at Mount Sinai Hospital.  She is on faculty at the ArborVitae School of Traditional Herbalism in NYC and the Open Center’s Ayurvedic Health Ed.  In addition to her educational work she has maintained a private practice in the greater NYC region since 2002.  She holds diplomas in dance, movement therapy, yoga, pilates, Ayuryoga® and Ayurveda and continues her studies regularly with world class teachers in the states and abroad.  For more:









Sound Bath + Yoga Nidra + Meditation + Refreshments


This Special event is organized with NY Yoga Life Magazine


Sep 23 at 6.30pm - 8.30pm


Price $45
($50 the day of)

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