MARCH 2017

Sat 3/4 Yoga with Wee-Ones Saturday Workshop with Laura Grant

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Sat 3/4 Yoga & Mindfulness for Pain & Injury with Laura Grant

4:30 – 6:15 PM $20 – $45 Sliding Scale  Pre-Register

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This workshop is for anyone with acute or chronic pain, or those who wish to be in themselves with kindness when pain arises. Laura will share her own explorations into yoga, meditation, and mind-body practices as a way to support and facilitate students’ own healing processes.She believes healing begins from a foundation of self-trust and self-compassion.Often, those of us with chronic pain cannot find a place in traditional yoga classes.Teachers work hard to fix our pain, or to get us to fix it ourselves, or they preach messages of universal bliss that don’t resonate with our pain, which can leave us with the sense that “something is wrong with me”.This workshop seeks to create a safe space for us to cultivate trust in our own knowing, treat our wounds with patience, and affirm our wholeness in the midst of our struggling.Laura will offer gentle asana (yoga postures) with props and adaptations for any body, and we’ll explore a variety of mindfulness practices, from simple breath relaxation to metta (lovingkindness) meditation. We’ll also experiment with movement derived from Pilates, Alexander technique, and Body Mind Centering/Infant Developmental Movement practices. This workshop is deeply aligned with Third Root’s vision of a world where “we all belong, we are all healing, and we are all welcome in our wholeness”. Note: the practices explored in these workshops can also be useful for engaging painful emotions.

No yoga experience necessary.


 

Sat 3/11 2nd Saturday Community Acupuncture with Geleni Fontaine

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Sat 3/11 Brown Sugar: Yoga for Folks of Color & Rhythm Therapy with Calia Marshall & Jeanine T. Abraham

6:30 – 9:00pm  $20 – $45 Sliding Scale. Pre-Register No one turned away for lack of funds. Taza Chocolates will be served!

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Brown Sugar is a healing space where people of color can move, breathe and circle together with an exploration of mindfulness and practice together in a diverse community. Brown Sugar is a body-positive, queer friendly space where each class begins and ends in a circle where there’s an opportunity to share and reflect upon one’s experiences. As the class moves through the yoga postures with awareness, healthy alignment, and a focus on the breath, there’s an invitation to attune to one’s individual and collective wisdom.

Rhythm Therapy, by Jeanine T. Abraham, is a movement based immersive theater experience geared to dance diversity,  embody empowerment, release stress and practice radical joy.  Jeanine T. Abraham is an actor, writer and producer member SAG-AFTRA and AEA. She spent 8 years working in the NYC yoga and conscious dance communities as a dance instructor, health coach and vegan chef.


 

Sat 3/18 Fourth Trimester Nourishment: Healing postpartum foods, plants & practices for the whole family with Alicia Allison  

2:00 – 4:00 PM This workshop/circle is offered at a sliding scale rate of $20-45  Pre-Register A portion of proceeds from this workshop will be donated to Brooklyn’s Ancient Song Doula.

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The early postpartum period is a time like no other time in life; it is magical, messy, miraculous and full of emotional highs and lows.  Being a new parent is at times utterly exhausting and at other times fully blissful.  During this special moment in life, the newborn baby, the person who gave birth and the entire family goes through a tremendous transition (including beloved pets!). Nourishing warm foods and beverages that support healing and lactation, a calm environment and the right kind of support are essential for postpartum healing.

Often in our modern day with busy schedules and the intensity of labor looming, we spend a great deal of time preparing for birth but give little thought to the demanding weeks that will follow.  It is key to remember that during “The Fourth Trimester” the journey of birth is still unfolding; both newborns and newly born (or expanding) families are vulnerable and sensitive, in need of continuous care, emotional soothing and practical support.

Drawing on wisdom provided by Ayurveda and other traditions of postpartum care from around the world, Alicia Allison will present a workshop on postpartum nourishment for the whole family.  She will discuss specific healing foods, the energetics of the postpartum period and practices that will help new parents stay grounded and strong as they enter this new “season of life.”

Open to all people who are pregnant or postpartum, babies welcome.

A portion of proceeds from this workshop will be donated to Brooklyn’s Ancient Song Doula. Founded in 2008 to offer doula care to women of color and low income families who otherwise would not be able to afford Doula Care, Ancient Song Doula now also provides doula trainings, midwifery care, well woman services, health workshops and advocacy through community engagement and campaigns to address the lack of resources available to communities of color.   Please read more about Ancient Song’s work or donate directly to their cause, by visiting www.ancientsongdoulaservices.com

About Alicia Allison

Alicia Allison, Third Root’s Prenatal Yoga Teacher, is committed to empowering all people through the transformative experiences of pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood.  She is a DONA International trained birth and postpartum doula, a postpartum chef and an herbalist in the western tradition. You can learn more about her work at www.cloverandtimothy.com.


 

Sat 3/18 Yoga Ethics: Yamas & Niyamas of the Yoga Sutras with Emily J. Kramer

4:15 – 6:15 PM $20 – $45 Sliding Scale  Pre-Register
Ground your physical practice with an exploration of yogic ethical precepts as laid out in the Yoga Sutras. In this summative workshop following 10 weeks of embodied practice, we’ll cover the first & second limb of Astanga yoga, the “eight-limbed” path, as told by ancient sage Sri Patañjali (we will also briefly review all limbs for contextual grounding). The Yamas & Niyamas form yoga’s foundational principles: the Yamas (social practices – non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, energetic moderation, non-grasping), and the Niyamas (personal observances – cleanliness, contentment, discipline, self-study, devotion). Discussion will include a review of all 8 limbs for contextual grounding, as well as brief history of Sri Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras, and an overview of several commentaries on this text. This workshop encompasses self-inquiry & social justice; while it is study based, the session will include a brief asana practice & meditation.

No prior experience or knowledge is required.


 

Sat 3/18 Needles & Elements: Part 1 of Free Community-Style Acupuncture Event with Parnia Ayari

6:30 – 8:30 PM FREE / $5 Donation Suggested Donation

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Needles and Elements is a series of events dedicated to the wellness of marginalized communities surrounding music and performance arts. Using primarily acupuncture, herbs, and holistic modalities, we aim for the emotional and physical wellbeing of underrepresented peoples in the arts where accessibility and resources to holistic health care is lacking.
 
Needles and Elements was inspired in 2016 by a myriad of deaths in the Hip Hop community in New York City, These deaths not only occurred too young and due to conditions that are treatable with acupuncture and herbs, but also struck the communities surrounding with grief, which is also treatable with acupuncture and herbs. As there is a lack of education around acupuncture as well as a lack of inclusion in health insurances coverage, Needles and Elements aims to fill the gaps in education, accessibility, and holistic care whilst dispelling stigma around the concept of needles.
 
“Needles” and “Elements” are two words prominent in both Hip Hop as well as the Traditional Chinese Medicine study. Needles, as it refers to turntables, being the birth of Hip Hop and the very source which Hip Hop first played from under a DJ’s fingertips, is symbiotic to the acupuncture needles treating a person’s life source and energy, or “Qi” from an acupuncturist’s fingertips. The five elements theory (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water, Wood) is the core of Chinese medicine: the five elements of Hip Hop (DJ, MC, Breakdancing, Graffiti, Knowledge) is the core of Hip Hop.
 
Acupuncture is not considered profitable in the capitalistic society we live in. Its no secret that over the decades, black and brown people have been marginalized, displaced, and poisoned with food and medications that keep us in sub health. We have learned to fend for and educate ourselves. In the 70’s, Dr. Mutulu Shakur founded organizations to treat drug addiction and detoxification in New York with acupuncture and created the NADA protocol, a standardized auricular acupuncture protocol that is nationally recognized for behavioral health, including addictions, mental health, and disaster & emotional trauma. I want to continue providing acupuncture resources and treatments to the community and arm them with the ability to treat themselves and each other. These events will not only provide the community with free treatments, but will give them an opportunity to become NADA certified so as to take a treatments modality home with them that they can administer to their friends and family. 
 
ABOUT THE FIRST EVENT
The primary aim of our first event is to treat the grief of those influenced by the recent deaths in the Hip Hop community. The shock of the deaths in not only the entertainment industry, but those victim to police brutality, coupled with the state of our government having released latent and blatant racism in our country has hit Black and Brown communities with high levels of stress, grief, terrorism, fear, and anger. 
 
With the first death day anniversary of Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor soon approaching and the inspiration of this organization spawning from a grief stricken community, the first event is aimed towards those grieving any of the recent deaths, though is open to all. Welcome the Spring Solstice refreshed from a cup of herbs and an acupuncture treatment.
 
The V Spot vegetarian restaurant has been kind enough to donate snacks from their Park Slope location on 5th Ave off of Degraw, recently renamed “Robert ‘PH’ Diaz Way” as a dedication to our first events theme and to Pumpkinhead.
 
Third Root sees the vision of Needles & Elements and has been generous to volunteer their space and time to treat the community. Though the event is free, donations are welcomed, 5 dollar donations suggested.

APRIL 2017

Sat 4/1 Yoga with Wee-Ones Saturday Workshop with Laura Grant

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Sat 4/1 Yoga & Mindfulness for Pain & Injury with Laura Grant

4:30 – 6:15 PM $20 – $45 Sliding Scale  Pre-Register

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This workshop is for anyone with acute or chronic pain, or those who wish to be in themselves with kindness when pain arises. Laura will share her own explorations into yoga, meditation, and mind-body practices as a way to support and facilitate students’ own healing processes.She believes healing begins from a foundation of self-trust and self-compassion.Often, those of us with chronic pain cannot find a place in traditional yoga classes.Teachers work hard to fix our pain, or to get us to fix it ourselves, or they preach messages of universal bliss that don’t resonate with our pain, which can leave us with the sense that “something is wrong with me”.This workshop seeks to create a safe space for us to cultivate trust in our own knowing, treat our wounds with patience, and affirm our wholeness in the midst of our struggling.Laura will offer gentle asana (yoga postures) with props and adaptations for any body, and we’ll explore a variety of mindfulness practices, from simple breath relaxation to metta (lovingkindness) meditation. We’ll also experiment with movement derived from Pilates, Alexander technique, and Body Mind Centering/Infant Developmental Movement practices. This workshop is deeply aligned with Third Root’s vision of a world where “we all belong, we are all healing, and we are all welcome in our wholeness”. Note: the practices explored in these workshops can also be useful for engaging painful emotions.

No yoga experience necessary.


Mon 4/3 Live Music Monday Returns! with Calia Marshall & Devadas

5:15 – 6:30 PM Basics & 6:45 – 8:00 PM Intermediate / Advanced

$15 or 1 Class from you Card + $5 – $10 Donation for the Musician

image1Devadas is a kirtaniya, composer and artist  hailing from Brooklyn, New York. He leads kirtans throughout the world and has recorded a wide variety of acclaimed CDs, including his latest releases, 3 Prayers and Radio Nada. In 2012, Devadas collaborated with indie-rock icon J Mascis to produce and record the film score for the feature documentary One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das. Devadas produced Nina Rao’s chant album, Antarayaami, and in 2016 launched the Lokah Peace Project, an online and ever-expanding video project aimed at inspiring reflection, empathy and harmony.


 

Sat 4/8 2nd Saturday Community Acupuncture with Geleni Fontaine

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Sat 4/8 Yoga for Abundant Bodies with Shri Devi Diehl

6:30 – 8:30 pm $20 – $45 Sliding Scale Pre-Register

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Welcome to this workshop specially designed to celebrate practitioners of all shapes and sizes. Using empathy, respect and a few yoga props, we’ll be exploring yogic techniques in a warm safe space.

Third Root is dedicated to supporting wellness and challenging health bias & stigma associated with being “fat.” Geleni Fontaine, TR collective member and acupunk offers, “When people of any size implement healthful lifestyle changes their health improves.” A great means of addressing the issue is the HAES movement, Health At Every Size. This movement, “acknowledges that good health can best be realized independent from considerations of size. It supports people-of all sizes-in addressing health directly by adopting healthy behaviors.”

 


 

Sat 4/15 Spring Yoga Practice: Celebrating Balance & Transformation with Elizabeth Gonzalez

2 – 4 PM $20 – $45 Sliding Scale  Pre-Register

elizabethThe Vernal equinox marks the beginning of the spring season, when day and night are of equal lengths on both hemispheres.  Many cultures around the globe participate in festivals and fairs as a way to welcome the spring. It is a time of great transformation and potential.We are confronted with a graceful balance between opposite energies like; darkness and light, conscious and unconscious, being and doing. This invites us to integrate, unite and fully incorporate all the aspects that make up who we are so we can feel centered and balanced.

Join Elizabeth as she leads us into a balanced and uplifting open level yoga and meditation practice.We will EXPLORE what it means to feel the center of our being and allowing our thoughts, words and actions to arise from the very core of who we are.


 

Sat 4/15 You Are What You Digest: Ayurveda for a Healthy Belly with Regina

4:15 – 6:15 PM $20 – $45 Sliding Scale  Pre-Register

Regina_-Aug13_4561 (1)This workshop will use Ayurvedic philosophy plus recent findings via Western Medicine to address common digestive imbalances.This workshop will cover the varying types of digestive imbalances, how these imbalances manifest in the body and what to do to correct these problems.This workshop also cover common modern imbalances that are on the rise such as IBS, SIBO, leaky gut syndrome, food allergies and food sensitivities as well as offering many ways to alleviate symptoms through diet and lifestyle modifications.


 

Yoga in Action: Conscious Purpose, Power & Practice 8-Week Workshop with Calia Marshall, Shawna Wakefield & Emily J. Kramer

Begins Thurs 4/20 through Thurs June 8, 2017

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Sat 4/22 Third Root Spring Open House: Earth Day Celebration

2 – 6 PM FREE! Details forth coming

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