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Things to do with kids in Harlem: Children’s yoga starts March 8 at Land Yoga

I ran into Lara from Land Yoga in Harlem yesterday and I told her I can’t wait for my daughter to try children’s yoga when she gets bigger. That’s a ways off. So for now I pass on this information to all Harlem parents to take advantage. A new season of children’s yoga classes starts next month at Land Yoga in Harlem. Classes for 2-3 year olds begin March 8th and classes begin March 11 for kids 4-7 years old. For more information and to register, click here.

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Unity Yoga coming to Harlem on 128th Street and St. Nicholas

Harlem is getting another yoga center. However, this center will focus on the vinyasa style of practice. HarlemGal Inc has learned that Unity Yoga is coming soon to 350 St. Nicholas Avenue at 128th Street. Unity Yoga will offer heated and unheated vinyasa classes for one hour. When Unity Yoga opens in Harlem, interested participants can purchase an introductory month at $38 and the monthly fee thereafter at $72. Single classes will be $22 and 10-class packs will cost $198. Classes will be held as early as 5:45am and as late as 8:30pm.

Unity Yoga in Harlem will be located less than one block from an entrance to the 125th Street A & D trains. To learn more about Unity Yoga in Harlem, check out their Facebook page.
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Bikram Yoga in East Harlem to close…for good

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Sad Harlem business news to report. Late last night, Bikram Yoga East Harlem informed their members via email that they are “unable to continue operating and maintaining” the yoga studio located at 4 East 116th Street. The owners of Bikram Yoga say they are closing because they have been unable to make a profit from running the yoga studio. The East Harlem yoga studio will close on September 14.

Read the full email notice below.

Dear Bikram Yoga East Harlem Family and Friends:

We are writing to let you know that we are unfortunately unable to continue operating and maintaining Bikram Yoga East Harlem.
After nearly 5 years of serving our community, we continue to be faced with issues that prevent the studio from being profitable.
We have been pouring personal funds into the studio to keep it going for some time now. We can no longer do this.
We have contacted teachers and fellow studio owners who we thought might be interested in buying the studio and taking over the lease, however we got no firm offers.
We are still open to selling it, however, we must announce that the studio will be closed as of September 14th, 2013.
If you know of anyone who might be interested in purchasing the studio and taking over the lease, please have them contact us ASAP.

We are in the process of making arrangements for students to be able to transfer their packages to a nearby studio.
We will confirm those details ASAP.

It is with a heavy heart that we must close, but I look forward to being able to still teach and share the yoga without the burden of ownership in the near future.

Jennifer and I can not thank you enough for the support you have given to Bikram Yoga East Harlem over the past 5 years.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to call or email the studio.
Love & Light,
Stephanie

Yoga happenings in Harlem, Asali Yoga, Harlem Yoga Studio and Land Yoga

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Yoga events are happening in July. Harlem-based yoga studios have fun and interesting things planned for this month, such as Henna for your Hair Workshop at Asali Yoga, Ayurveda Workshop at Harlem Yoga Studio, and a two-year anniversary party at Land Yoga.

On July 13 from 1 pm to 4:30 pm, Harlem Yoga Studio on 125th and Fifth Avenue will host a Ayurveda Workshop. Ayurveda views each person as having a unique mind/body constitution based on 5 elements found in nature: Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Sign up here for the workshop.

1004081_10152015762457506_167585277_nThe next day, July 14, Asali Yoga, located on 135th Street between ACP and FDB, is hosting Henna for your Hair. Henna is a natural hair dye alternative. In this workshop, participants will learn how to mix henna and apply it to your hair. The event runs from 12:00-2:00 pm and costs $30. Sign up here.

And on the following Saturday, July 20th from 2-4:30 pm Land Yoga in Harlem  is celebrating turning two! They will open their doors to the public for an afternoon day of festivities.  Learn more about the event here.

Land Yoga instructor and Harlem local featured in July/August issue of Yoga Journal

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A bit of Harlem is featured in the recent edition of Yoga Journal. A photo of Land Yoga instructor and local Harlem Gal Dana Elyse Tarasavage is in Yoga Journal for their July/August edition. Yoga Journal asks readers for their On Location segment to send in their favorite pose photos from travels around the world. A photo of Tarasavage was sent in of her in Mysore, India striking a difficult yoga pose right there on the street among Indians and their favorite and sacred animal, the cow.

If you haven’t met or taken one of Tarasavage’s classes at Land Yoga in Harlem, you’re missing out. I have personally taken her class many times and enjoy it very much! Dana Elyse Tarasavage is at Harlem’s Land Yoga Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday morning. Land Yoga is located on Frederick Douglass Blvd between 114th and 115th Street.

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Learn how to teach yoga to kids, teacher training available in Harlem

Interested in learning how to teach yoga poses, games, songs, concentration and philosophy to kids ages 2-12 years? If so, there is an opportunity coming up in Harlem starting June 14. Land Yoga in Harlem will conduct classes on how to pass on this ancient Indian tradition to kids. Student teachers will learn how to create captivating lessons that can be applied for kids at private functions, schools, studios, condos communities and groups of all sizes. Once the training is completed, there are potential job opportunities after for graduates at Land Yoga.

If you’re interested in participating in this training, all the details are listed below or click here to sign up.
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30 For 30 Movement headed to Harlem’s Land Yoga

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I learned yesterday at yoga that the 30 For 30 Movement is heading to Harlem’s Land Yoga tomorrow, May 20. You may ask, why should I care and who is 30 For 30? Apparently, 30 For 30 is a sisterhood in NYC that supports and inspires woman to commit to at least 30 minutes of exercise or movement for 30 consecutive days. 30 For 30 has chosen to expose their fellow “sistas” to a night of  beginners yoga at Land Yoga in Harlem so that they have another option to consider to help them keep on moving.

If you’re interested in checking out 30 For 30, they will be taking a class at Land Yoga in Harlem tomorrow  (May 20) at 7:45 pm. Better yet, if you’ve ever wanted to try a beginners yoga class at Land Yoga with plenty of other fellow beginners, tomorrow’s class would be perfect!

Hope to see you there!

Harlem’s Land Yoga to host open house for Chloe the Yogi April 14

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Harlem parents looking for “things to do with your kid in Harlem,” here is another option for consideration. Land Yoga is hosting an open house for Chloe the Yogi, a Harlem based children’s yoga company providing yoga programs, e-book technology products and original kid’s music to young people in the New York and DC areas. The open house is schedule for Sunday, April 14th. It is free and will feature free yoga classes, robotics, tutoring information and healthy snacks. Registration is required. See details below

Who: Join Chloe the Yogi and friends
When: Sunday, April 14th 2 pm-4 pm
Where: Land Yoga, 2116 Frederick Douglass Blvd for
What: FREE Children’s Yoga Classes. 2:15 pm Ages 2-3, 2:45 pm Ages 4-7, 3:15 pm Ages 8-12.
PLUS… Video games, robotic building challenges and a Robotic Yogi courtesy of RoboFun.
Register: www.chloetheyogi.eventbrite.com

Select Harlem yoga centers partner in Yoga Stops Traffic

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Land Yoga, Asali Yoga, Beloved Yogi Harlem, and Friends of Morningside Park have come together for a fundraiser to educate and end human trafficking-and we are invited to participate as well. On March 9th at 2 pm, these Harlem yoga centers will be doing 108 Sun Salutations in Morningside Park near 120th Street. This one-day event unites yoga practitioners in the City-and around the world-to support human trafficking.

Last year 3,000 individuals from Mysore, India, to London, New York, and Tokyo came together for the one day to raise awareness and funds to Odanadi to support their work rescuing and rehabilitating victims of trafficking, exploitation and abuse, and educating and empowering vulnerable communities. Odanadi has rescued and rehabilitated more than 2,000 children, carried out in 60 brothel raids and brought 137 traffickers to justice.

The goal for this year is to have more than 100 participants at Morningside Park. To participate in this event, which costs $30, go here to register or pick up a sponsorship form at Land Yoga at 2116 Frederick Douglass Ave to raise money through family, friends, and colleagues who plan on participating.

Bikram Yoga East Harlem needs our help

Last night, I learned for the first time via Experience Harlem that Bikram Yoga East Harlem, located at 4 East 116th Street, had been closed for a few weeks due to several challenges. It came as a complete surprise. As I finished reading the information, I immediately thought, I must share this information. Other Harlemites would want to know and will be very concerned, like I am (I love and practice yoga) when they learn of the struggles of Bikram Yoga East Harlem. In my view, yoga centers are an important resource for the community, similar to other places that allow you to work on you, and are a strong community partner in Harlem.

Below is the communication explaining Bikram Yoga East Harlem’s situation and why they need our help.

Dear Bikram Yoga East Harlem Family and Friends:

In this season, where we take the time to reflect on all that we are thankful for, we at BYEH wanted to reach out and first say “Thank You” for your commitment to your “Self” and your belief in us over the past 4 years.

It was a dream of my sister, Jennifer, and I to bring some healing to the amazing Harlem community that we grew up in. To give back to the place that gave us so much culture, spirit, energy, sense of family and belonging all of our lives.

It was our goal to reach out and try to help as many people as possible through the offering of Bikram Yoga in the same way it has helped our own lives…body, mind and spirit for many, many years.

We are both proud and humbled by what our small, family run studio has been able to accomplish in such a short time and remain hopeful about what we can continue to do in the future…

…however we have come to the harsh reality that “it takes a village”.

We Need Your Help

Many of you are already aware that we were forced to shut our doors on November 19th. Our building owner’s refusal to negotiate with us resulted in the sudden closure.

Like the yoga itself, BYEH has been a labor of love and a challenge from the very beginning. From opening our doors in 2008, in the middle of a great recession, to being back-billed in 2011 by Con Edison for an amount of over $40,000 due to their erroneously estimating our bills for over 2 years,we have continuously struggled to survive to keep Bikram Yoga accessible to our community.

Our Community Classes, 10 for $10 offers, competitively priced class packages and numerous sales have helped many experience and enjoy the healing benefits of Bikram Yoga who might not have been able to otherwise.

We want to continue serving our community…but we can’t do it without you.

Help us re-open Bikram Yoga East Harlem
by December 3rd, 2012

We humbly ask that you

Click Here To Make A Karma Contribution Now

No amount is too small….or too large.
(For amounts over $2,500 we would be happy to discuss share secured loan options. Please contact Stephanie at 917-434-3444 to discuss.)

We thank each and every one of you, in advance, for your support!