YoS offer's a variety of weekly scheduled classes, as well as workshops and special events, including outdoor markets with live music. We believe in the importance of bringing the community together, creating a culture of safety, trust, and inclusivity to build connections and relationships with our neighbors.
Events & Workshops
For the most up-to-date events please check out our Instagram @YogaonState
$30 advance / $35 doors
Kirtan w/ Nina Rao
We're thrilled to have the opportunity to host one of our favorite kirtan wallahs, Nina Rao, whose grace, elegance and pure devotion shine brightly in her chanting.
Nina Rao learned traditional chants from her grandfather as young girl in a village in south India. The chants quietly stayed with her until she rediscovered chanting with Krishna Das in New York in 1996. In 1998 she met her guru, Sri Siddhi Ma in the foothills of the Himalayas and spent time with her regularly for 19 years. For many years Nina has been Krishna Das’ business manager and accompanies him musically as well. In 2007, she made her debut recording 'Nina Chalisa' on Krishna Das’ CD “Flow of Grace"; January 2013 she released her own double-album, “Antarayaami-Knower of All Hearts"; August 2018 her second album “Anubhav” was released entirely crowd-funded. Nina regularly leads kirtan, workshops, and retreats in New York and beyond, and leads workshops and courses online across many platforms She is also the founder and chairwoman of the non-profit SavingWildTigers.org which supports the conservation of wild tigers and all species in their natural habitat in India. Nina is also a hospice volunteer for VNSNY and other organizations. In addition, she hosts a podcast series on the Be Here Now Network exploring spirituality, practice, and Nature. She is currently recording mantras to Tara in the Buddhist tradition, with 21 Taras Collective. For more information visit NinaRaoChant.com.
7 - 9 pm
$33 - $44 sliding scale
A Night of Jewish Chant & Kirtan Music
w/ Mikey Pauker
Join Mikey Pauker for an evening of sacred Jewish Chant and Kirtan Music. The evening will include music in Hebrew, Aramaic & English breathing new life into ancient Jewish scripture. Our evening will include Havdallah, the Ceremony that marks the end of Shabbat and calls in the new week. All are welcome.
Sliding scale donation
with Carla Levy
As yoga practitioners we search for connection with the deeper parts of ourselves. Our dreams inform and enrich this practice. Dreaming brings information from the subconscious into our conscious awareness.
We all dream and in this class you will learn how to remember, record and express your dreams. For those who want to go deeper in self understanding and connection to the Whole, this is a great opportunity!
We will meet in a safe atmosphere of trust and support. We will explore our dreams with curiosity and without judgement. This process will bring more awareness, intelligence, and sensitivity into your waking life!
Everyone will have a chance to share dreams and receive support in understanding them. You will also experience the magic of others dreams becoming your own.
Please join me for this introduction to dream yoga, which will be followed with a 6 week dream exploration class. This introduction is an opportunity for you to decide if you'd like to commit to all six sessions which will allow us to go deeper and build a group relationship.
Carla Levy has been a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor for 40 years and a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist for 18 years. She has always been interested in dreams and has been actively working to utilize the understanding that comes from our dreams to improve our waking lives. She is a member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams. She feels that working in a group is the best method for dream work and is looking forward to sharing dreams with you!
3/16 , 3/23 , 3/31
3 - 5 pm
$54 Early Bird (by 3/9) / $72 regular
Mantra Yoga Workshop
Sacred Sounds for Meditation
& Everyday Practice
Led by Trevor Arthur
Although its meaning has become somewhat distorted in modern parlance, “mantra” is by many accounts the key to “yoga” in a deeper sense, holding the power to elevate consciousness and strengthen our connection to the Divine.
The Mantra Yoga Workshop will explore the theory and practice of mantra, alongside the rich philosophy and mythology embedded within, to the end of developing a personal and enriching practice of mantra yoga for all participants.
Topics covered will include mantra meditation, mudras, pranayama, reading transliterated Sanskrit and correct pronunciation, chanting and intonation, the use of mantras in everyday life, and the mantras of the modern yoga asana tradition.
This is a workshop for yoga asana teachers and practitioners, meditators, bhakti yogis, and for anyone curious about the power and magic of sound, symbol, and devotion.
Kirtan on State
with Astrud and friends
We’re excited to welcome Astrud and her band back to Kirtan on State, March 15th 7-9 PM. Save the date!
“Kirtan with Astrud immerses the mind in a sea of sacred sound and melts open the heart. Her voice, music and mantras embody a love and devotion that touches the deep places within where communion with the Divine is possible. ”
— SWAMI RAMANANDA
7 - 9 pm
Sound Bath and Reiki
w/ Dennis Frate & Karen Feinman
Join Dennis and Karen for a therapeutic sound meditation and Reiki healing. This combination of modalities is truly amazing.
Soak in the healing sounds of Gongs, Drums, Crystal Bowls, Native American Flute, Koshi Chimes, with the option to receive Reiki.
Reiki is an energy healing technique in which a Reiki master uses gentle hand movements with the intention to guide the flow of healthy energy through the clients body to reduce stress and promote healing.
The session will begin with a breathing exercise, and a brief period of vocal toning, followed by immersion in healing vibrations which resonate with and entrain your body, mind and spirit into more harmonious and coherent expressions of sound health.
About the facilitator:
Michelle is a musician, sound healer, songwriter, music producer, and healing arts practitioner. Her offerings provide a transformational space for personal growth and spiritual connection with an intuitively creative twist. She is a founding facilitator of San Diego's One Voice choir, the creator of the Mystic Path Oracle, and has published 4 Sound Healing & Meditation Albums in collaboration with Hay House Publishing Company. Her original music can be found on Spotify and all other streaming platforms. www.michelleanise.com
Early Bird Special (by 3/1) $30
Explore the healing, uplifting power of your voice as you strengthen and activate your vocal channel. All voices and skill levels are welcome! Our time together will include:
***YOGA OF THE VOICE (a guided, meditative, call and response singing practice)
***MANTRA, MEDICINE SONGS, & CHANTS from around the world
3rd Sundays 5:30-7 pm
Next mtg. 3/17 - by donation
Ram Dass Satsang
preceded by Kirtan in the Park (indoors) 4-5:30
YoS enjoys the privilege of hosting a monthly Ram Dass satsang, every 3rd Sunday, led by Nataliia & Janaki, in collaboration with The Ram Dass Fellowship.
‘Satsang’ can be literally translated as “being together in truth”. It entails fellowship with like minded spiritual seekers, engaging in chanting, readings, discussion, meditation, and whatever else the group will deems pertinent.
This is a free event, but donations are welcome to help support the studio and cover satsang expenses.
jaya siya ram jaya jaya hanuman
jaya maharaja santa neem karoli baba ki jai