Where yoga and prison justice come together:

April’s Share Big Heart session features the exciting and radical work of Milk Not Jails, a volunteer-run, grassroots campaign working to end mass incarceration in New York State. Milk Not Jails is building an urban rural alliance to end upstate, rural New York’s dependency on the prison economy and revitalize and invest instead in agriculture. This innovative model connects upstate and downstate residents in a healthy economic relationship. 

Milk Not Jails, Parole Justice NY and the Challenging Incarceration Network are organizing Unite for Parole & Prison Justice: A Day of Advocacy and Action on May 10th in Albany, NY. On May 10th, people with loved ones in prison, formerly incarcerated people and activists from across the entire state of New York will join together to meet with their elected officials and rally for an end to mass incarceration. The day's success hinges onturning out a diverse group of people from the far reaches of New York State, including New York City, and Milk Not Jails is raising money for the transportation fund so that everyone who wants to participate on May 10th can get to Albany. www.milknotjails.wordpress.com 

With Live Music! Myk Freedman is a Canadian lap steel player, composer, arranger, and band leader. His arrangements have been premiered at The Blue Note, John Zorn’s The Stone, The Knitting Factory and the 2004 Distillery Jazz Festival, where he was nominated for the Emerging Artist Award. His songbooks The Saint Dirt Elementary School Songbooks I & II are available for download at mykfreedman.com. 

The glow of pre-wedding massage!

HanaKyle was an integral part of our wedding experience because her touch and her presence was so effectively able to slow down a day that promised to rush right by. She showed up to our rental house with specialized vials of essential oils that she used during the massage and we were able to smell them all day as a reminder to be present and mindful. The massages were timely, thoughtful, and soothing. I wish HanaKyle could be present at all important events!  ~ Andie & Lauren, Oakland, CA

HanaKyle was an integral part of our wedding experience because her touch and her presence was so effectively able to slow down a day that promised to rush right by. She showed up to our rental house with specialized vials of essential oils that she used during the massage and we were able to smell them all day as a reminder to be present and mindful. The massages were timely, thoughtful, and soothing. I wish HanaKyle could be present at all important events!

 ~ Andie & Lauren, Oakland, CA

August Yoga Classes

at THIRD ROOT COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

Thursdays August 4th & 11th: Gentle Yoga 6:45-8pm

at SHAMBHALA YOGA AND DANCE

Mondays August 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th: Vinyasa Yoga 5:30-6:30pm 

Monday August 1st: Vinyasa Yoga 8:15-9:30pm

Tuesdays August 2nd & 9th: Vinyasa Yoga 10:30am-12pm

Tuesdays August 2nd, 9th, 23rd, 30th: Basics Yoga 5:30-6:30pm

Thursday August 11th: Vinyasa Yoga 12:30-1:30pm

Thursday August 25th: Basics Yoga 5:30-6:30pm

Join me in discovering your potential for simultaneous growth and contentment!

This weekend: yoga with PRIDE!

This weekend I'm excited to be substitute teaching at Third Root Community Health Center. It's also PRIDE here in NYC, so I don't actually expect you to come to yoga. Wait, yes I do! It's the perfect way to balance out your love and rage, to decompress your nervous system from the excitement, and to keep your bod primed for dancing.

Saturday, June 25th. 12:30-1:45pm open level

Sunday, June 26th 2:15-3:30 restorative, 3:45-5pm beginners

Third Root Community Health Center is located at 380 Marlborough Road in Flatbush, Brooklyn.