Gratitude Yoga Has a NEW HOME at 44 Spring Street: Come Visit Us

Thu Nov 23rd to Mon Nov 23rd 

Gratitude Yoga has a NEW HOME at 44 Spring Street starting THANKSGIVING DAY We are so excited to announce that Gratitude Yoga has a beautiful new home at 44 Spring Street, on the corner of Spring and Tulane Streets, just about 200 yards away from our current location.  I hope you can join us in our beautiful, light-filled space.
All of our classes are now held at our new 44 Spring Street location.  Please come practice with us and help us fill our new home with love.

Gratitude Yoga Spring Retreat at Menla Mountain Retreat Center in the Catskills

Fri May 4th to Sun May 6th 
Teacher: Gemma

menla evening

Awaken the tremendous goodness that lies within you and recognize your innate capacity for boundless, enduring, unconditional love and compassion through metta/loving kindness practices that foster wise equanimity, deep inner peace, and a profound connection to yourself and others. Our two-night retreat will include daily yoga sessions, walks in the woods, meditation, mindfulness, loving kindness practices, live music, wonderful vegan meals and lots of warm friendship.  I hope you will join us. Menla Mountain is the upstate New York retreat center of Tibet House US. Surrounded by thousands of acres of Catskills forest preserve, Menla is a spiritual center steeped in the profound wisdom of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition offering deep serenity, abundant wildlife, silence and stillness. I hope you can join us. You may REGISTER HERE.  

Kirtan with Madhu

Sat Mar 24th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Teacher: Madhu
Location: Main Studio

madhupuraSuggested Donation: $15 You may SIGN UP HERE. Kirtan is an ancient form of mantra meditation, a component of bhakti-yoga - the yoga of devotion - which has the power to open and purify the heart. Madhu Das has been practicing and teaching kirtan for many years in the bhakti-yoga tradition. His deep love of music and its vast potential for expressing and developing pure devotion has inspired him to use kirtan as a means to share this treasure with seekers throughout the world. Playing throughout dozens of countries in different continents, his passion for kirtan has inspired and enlivened persons from all cultural backgrounds.

Book Club Meeting: Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

Tue Mar 27th from 7:30 pm to 8:45 pm
Teacher: Gemma
Location: Main Studio

cutting through spiritual materialismSUGGESTED DONATION: $5 Please join us for an informal discussion of Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa . Copies are available at the studio for $15.95. In this modern spiritual classic, the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa highlights the pitfall to which every aspirant on the spiritual path falls prey: what he calls spiritual materialism. The universal tendency, he shows, is to see spirituality as a process of self-improvement. "The problem is that ego can convert anything to its own use," he said, "even spirituality." His incisive, compassionate teachings serve to wake us up from this trick we all play on ourselves, and to offer us a far brighter reality: the true and joyous liberation that inevitably involves letting go of the self rather than working to improve it. It is a message that has resonated with students for nearly thirty years, and remains fresh as ever today. Our Book Club usually meets monthly on the third Tuesday of every month at 7.30 pm.

Kirtan with Adam and Nirmala

Sat Mar 31st from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Teacher: Adam & Nirmala
Location: Main Studio

adam and nirmalaFEE: $15 You may SIGN UP HERE. Join us for an evening of singing together in call and response. Kirtan is a form of musical meditation which anyone can practice. All are welcome! Nirmala and Adam have been chanting and singing devotional songs (bhajans) together since 2010, while living in New York. They have sung at the free programs given by Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma) on her visits to New York and have contributed backing vocals for Krishna Das on his most recent albums. Now living in the Princeton area, they are looking forward to sharing their love of singing bhajans and kirtan with more people

Yoga Nidra

Sat Apr 7th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Teacher: Julia
Location: Main Studio

Yoga Nidra with Julia on Saturday, March 3 at 4.00 pm FEE: $15 You may SIGN UP HERE. Yoga Nidra, known as “sleep with awareness,” is a relaxation technique that can reduce stress and improve sleep, but it is so much more than that. Meaning to “squeeze out”, “surface up,” to “reveal," Yoga Nidra digs into the subconscious to expand awareness, clear perception, and access higher levels of the mind. ParaYoga Nidra is a specific technique developed by Julia’s teacher, Yogarupa Rod Stryker. It is an ancient practice that is accessible to everyone.

Candlelight Yin Yoga

Sat Apr 21st from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Teacher: Gemma
Location: Main Studio

daniel.candlelight yin photoFEE: $15 You may SIGN UP HERE. Experience a restorative Yin Yoga practice in the warmth of a candlelit room accompanied by meditation and self-reflection, and therapeutic essential oils. This Yin Yoga practice offers a series of floor postures held for 2 to 6 minutes to stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissue. ALL LEVELS OF FITNESS WELCOME. NO YOGA EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.