All Level Class with Lily Cushman
Live Music by Ilusha Tsinadze
Thursday | Dec 12th | 8 - 10pm
This Thursday, December 12th, join us for a very special experience at the Brooklyn Yoga School: a two hour yoga class taught by Lily Cushman featuring live music by Ilusha Tsinadze. Ilusha is a an acoustic guitarist based in Brooklyn. For the class, he will be merging his meditation practice with his music work. His music will be improvised, but influenced by Ilusha's love of Indian classical music. Open to all students. $10 Suggested Donation. Doors open at 7:30p
Lovingkindness in the Face of Adversity
Wednesday | Dec 18th | 8 - 9:30pm
Join world-renowned teacher and New York Times best-selling author Sharon Salzberg in this special two part workshop series at the Brooklyn Yoga School. In this workshop series Sharon will explore the power of Lovingkindness in the face our own physical challenge or illness, emotional upheaval, negativity from others, or unfairness in how we are being treated. There are still tickets available for the December 18th part of this series. For more info, click HERE.
Friday | Dec 20th | 8 - 11pm
Join us for the third annual HARE CHRISTMAS KIRTAN at BYS! Chanting mantra and a few Christmas Carols to fill your hearts with holiday cheer and generosity! Chanting will be led by Anjula Prasad, Ambika Cooper, Devadas, Jeremy Frindel, Lily Cushman and friends. Doors open at 7:30p with a sliding donation scale of $5-20. Come and go as you like throughout the evening!For more info, click HERE.
Gift Certificates Now Available
Give the Gift of Yoga
We are very excited to offer BYS gift certificates to purchase online, just in time for the holiday season. Purchase class-packs or private lessons to give to friends and family. For all the details, click HERE
Sharon Salzberg Video
Excerpt from "Real Happiness Workshop" 1/6/13
This video is an excerpt from the January 6th, 2013 when Sharon Salzberg was leading a workshop on Real Happiness. In this video Sharon is telling a story about her teacher, Sayadaw U Pandita, how to work with physical pain or discomfort in a meditation practice, and how this relates to everyday life. Enjoy!
J Mascis Concert Fundraiser Video
Excerpt from "Embracing the World" Benefit Concert 10/22/13
Last month we raised over $1000 for Amma's Embracing the World Charities with the J Mascis, Devadas and Tony Jarvis benefit concert. Here is a video of J's "Help Me Amma" recorded that night. Thanks for supporting such a great cause!
Healing Sessions with Dr. Ara
Saturdays | 4:30 - 9pm | by appointment
Cleanse, balance and transform your physical, emotional and spiritual bodies through this integrative treatment.This unique combination of ancient energetic practices and modern chiropractics will realign your neural connections and invigorate your meditative & asana practices. Everyone is welcome to come and experience the metamorphosis in a 30 or 60 minute private session. Relax, breath, and let Dr. Ara Bagdassarian do the work for you. For complete details, click HERE.
Sun Salutation Video
with Lily Cushman
This video explores the traditional Sun Salutation: a simple, and effective series of Yoga Postures that invigorates the whole body. Guided by Brooklyn Yoga School founder, Lily Cushman, learn the sequence step by step with detailed instruction. No Yoga experience required. Open to all Levels. Enjoy!
Krishna Das "Krishna Waltz" Live at BYS
Recorded at the "Heart of Devotion" Workshop on Mar 23rd, 2013
We were so honored to host Krishna Das at BYS for an intimate workshop. Check out this except of the "Krishna Waltz" from the afternoon's event.
Vanaras Kirtan Website
Brooklyn Kirtan Collective
Check out the brand new website for the Brooklyn Kirtan Collection: the Vanaras. Comprised of the regular BYS chant leaders Anjula Prasad, Ambika Cooper, Devadas, Jeremy Frindel, Lily Cushman, Nina Rao and Shyama Chapin. This site features a collective calendar for chanting in the NY area, as well as music, videos, free downloads and more. Visit the website HERE.
What is yoga-by-donation? How does it work?
How does BYS keep doors open when other places charge $20+ per class? Check out all the answers to these questions and more, right HERE. We believe that yoga should be available to everyone who wants to practice it. It's that simple!
BYS featured by Gothamist
Best Inexpensive Yoga in NYC
We love being a part of an amazing community in NYC, and one of our favorite blogs is sending some love back our way! "Every time we’ve taken a class there, it’s been mat-to-mat... There is a real sense of gratitude and camaraderie amongst us working folks who don’t have the time or the dough to traipse into Manhattan..." To read the full article, click here. Thank you Gothamist!
BYS featured by New York Magazine
Best Cheap Yoga of 2011
Our little yoga studio was selected by New York Magazine for their Best of New York issue! The secret is officially out. "In a city where Vinyasa-induced calm is often offset by $20-a-class rates, instructors Lily Cushman and Jeremy Frindel felt moved to do something different. The pair turned a former hair salon into a candlelit yoga haven with stained-glass bay windows..." To read the full article, click here. Thank you NY Mag for all your support!