Solstice in Times Square: A free yoga event in the heart of New York City. Consider making an optional donation to two of our favorite NYC yoga-relat

2019 Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga Presented by Aerie

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Sports & Fitness 2019 Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga Presented by Aerie

2019 Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga Presented by Aerie

2019 Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga Presented by Aerie Sports & Fitness
2019 Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga Presented by Aerie Monaco
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  • Start: Jun 21 2019 07:30
  • Finish: Jun 21 2019 20:30
  • Time zone: America/New_York
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Solstice in Times Square: A free yoga event in the heart of New York City. Consider making an optional donation to two of our favorite NYC yoga-related charities. A donation equal to the amount you would normally pay for a yoga class would be wonderful, since the Solstice yoga classes are all free. All proceeds will be split evenly between the following two charities. Bent On Learning Since 2001, Bent on Learning has been teaching yoga to children in New York City public schools -- during the school day -- and giving kids the tools they need to be healthier, happier and better prepared for academic and personal success.   They serve 3,500 students every week, (20,000 kids to date!), and strive to reach as many students as possible. Please support them in educating our children in body, mind and heart. For more information, please click Bent on Learning. Exhale to Inhale Since 2013, Exhale to Inhale has been bringing the healing and grounding tools of yoga to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Exhale to Inhale’s trauma-trained yoga teachers visit over a dozen domestic violence shelters and community centers each week. They bring free yoga to women who might not otherwise have access. This young organization is growing rapidly and can use your support to reach their goal of bringing yoga to 1,000 survivors this year. For more information, please click Exhale to Inhale. Event Information To register for a class, click the green "REGISTER" button in the top right hand corner. You can choose your class time from the list of available classes, AFTER you click "CHECKOUT." Please note, each person must have their own ticket, and each person is allotted ONE class for the whole day. After you have finished the registration process, you should receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite. Once you receive this email, please DOWNLOAD and PRINT your ticket and remember to bring it with you on the day of the event.  For more info and Frequently Asked Questions about Solstice in Times Square, visit Share your Solstice photos and experiences using #SolsticeTSq via Twitter and Instagram, @TimesSquareNYC.                                                                        Class Schedule 7:30am - 8:30am Class, Instructed by Tim Tompkins (Times Square Alliance) Tim is President of the Times Square Alliance and co-founder of Solstice in Times Square:Mind Over Madness Yoga. He became a yoga instructor under Laughing Lotus’ Alison Cramer and Keith Borden. 9:30am - 10:30am Class, Instructed by Dana Flynn (Laughing Lotus) Recognized throughout the yoga community as a true “teacher’s teacher,” Dana Flynn brings an ecstatic expression of movement, music and community to her practice and her students, as the co-founder of Laughing Lotus Yoga Centers and Lotus Flow Yoga. The former stockbroker, restaurateur and MTV personality turned a life in the limelight into a spiritual transformation, studying with legendary yogis: Jivamukti’s Sharon Gannon in New York and master teacher Rodney Yee in California. Fiercely innovative and independent, Dana honors and knows well the ancient traditions and codified asana systems of the yogic practice. Dana and Co-Founder Jasmine Tarkeshi channeled over 6 years of organic movement experimentation into the creation of the Laughing Lotus Yoga Center and Lotus Flow Yoga.  Lotus Flow Yoga, is infused with a dynamic Dervish-like energy of dance, song and joyous revelry. “It is fresh, inspired and alive.”  11:30am - 12:30pm Class, #AerieREAL Empowered Flow Instructed by Catherine Gignac (presented by Aerie) Catherine is so excited to rep Aerie at Solstice for the third year. She always keeps it #AerieREAL—bringing honesty, confidence and love to everything she does—both in her yoga teaching and as the Senior Manager of Digital Creative for Aerie and AE. For Catherine, yoga can be heart pumping, soul healing, deeply soothing and intensely challenging at all once. Through upbeat flows with less emphasis on perfecting movements and much more on allowing the practice to flood our bodies and take on its own shape, Catherine’s classes feel methodical and rhythmic, putting us in a vulnerable and honest space so we can find those qualities both with others and with ourselves. You can find Catherine teaching every week at Urban Elements in Pittsburgh, and twice a year in Tulum, Mexico for The Retreat: a week-long opportunity to unplug, move your body, rest your mind and reconnect through yoga, meditation, relaxation and shared experiences. Get more info on her next Retreat this October here & follow Catherine on Instagram at @heyitsme_cg. 1:30pm - 2:30pm Class, Instructed by Donna Rubin, Jen Lobo, and Friends (bodē nyc) Donna Rubin and Jen Lobo Plamondon led the hot yoga revolution in NYC with their first studio opening in Times Square in 1999. Now, 20 years later they have four studios and a new brand with a lot of history! Donna Rubin is the co-founder and instructor at bodē nyc. She has been teaching the Bikram Method style of yoga since 1998 and is certified in Bikram Yoga, Ishta Yoga and Barkan Yoga. As a former professional dancer, Donna performed with the National Ballet of Canada, in the role of Meg Giry in the original Canadian company of Phantom of the Opera and later made her Broadway debut in Carousel at Lincoln Center. Jen Lobo Plamondon is a native New Yorker and the co-founder of bodē nyc. Jen has been teaching yoga since 2001 and running the studios with Donna since its inception. Prior to that, Jen served as the Communications Director for IMG, the largest sports marketing company in the world. With a background in marathon running, soccer, tennis, skiing and golf, Jennifer discovered yoga – particularly the Bikrram method – as a great cross-training tool, which after a few short months became her favorite form of exercise. With her marathon days behind her now, Jennifer finds that tradional hot yoga really fills her need for a hard workout and a great feeling afterwards. 3:30pm - 4:30pm Class, Instructed by Rebecca Hajek (Yoga Vida) Rebecca Hajek is a NYC based yoga and meditation instructor. Attracted to yoga's physical benefits Rebecca began practicing yoga over 20 years ago as a complement to athletics. As her practice deepened with time she discovered the overflow of benefits of a daily practice not only physically, but mentally and spiritually as well. She completed her teacher training over 9 years ago at Pure Yoga NYC and has been teaching and learning ever since. Self study, asana, philosophy and meditation are all apart of her self practice so you can expect a mix of those in her classes. In addition to teaching public, private and corporate  classes all over NYC Rebecca is a mentor, teacher trainer and leader of retreats all over the world. You can find her public teaching schedule online at and follow her at @rebeccahajekyoga. 5:30pm - 6:30pm Class, Instructed by Koya Webb (presented by Pukka Herbs) Koya Webb is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, personal trainer, holistic health and wellness coach, author, motivational speaker, and professional fitness model revolutionizing the holistic living landscape. Koya believes the most important element in health is Self-Love; from this belief came the creation of Get Loved Up. Get Loved Up encourages clients to practice daily self-care and make healthy living a priority in a fun and accessible way. Her holistic health, detox and lifestyle tips have been featured in Essence, LA Yoga, Oxygen, Vegan Health & Fitness, Max Sport & Fitness, and Muscle & Performance among others. With over a decade of holistic studies at her command – RYT 500, with certifications in Ashtanga, Rayoka, SUP, AcroVinyasa and AYfit, as well as NASM and IIN – Koya is dedicated to making a positive impact in the world of healthy living. This former competitive track and field athlete combines the work ethic and dedication of an athlete with holistic health practices that anyone can follow to live a healthy and active lifestyle. 7:30pm - 8:30pm Class, Instructed by Douglass Stewart (YogaWorks, Ishta) Douglass has been teaching yoga since 2001. He is the co-founder of Solstice in Times Square, celebrating the Summer Solstice by uniting the community of yoga enthusiasts across the country. He has received the Community Center Service Award for volunteering his yoga classes at the Lesbian and Gay Community Center. He is inspired by the notion that if peace is our goal, then it is also the means. Douglass is a Yogiraj at the ISHTA Center.

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