My Enemy. My Friend.
Posted by Alana Kessler on July 8th, 2015 | Uncategorized
“To be more open.” That’s what I would say when people asked me what my motivation is for practice, and my heart would fill with warmth and my mind with fantasies of being surrounded by like minded individuals as we grew together in aligned awareness and communication. It sounds so simple and so spiritually appropriate.


Getting There
Posted by Alana Kessler on June 30th, 2015 | Uncategorized
Lately I have been asked about my story. About the decisions and about the journey. It’s a funny thing, reflection – is the reflection about reflecting on the experience, or on how I thought I would feel when I “got there”.. It’s the getting there piece that has me turned around as I sit down […]


Daily Gratitude Journal / Day 9
Posted by Alana Kessler on May 10th, 2015 | Uncategorized
I walked through Central Park today and came upon the beautiful tulips near Cedar Hill. I was struck by the vibrancy and the posture of these flowers, even amidst the reality that they will soon wilt and no longer be alive. However, even though the life of the flower is short, the aliveness is intimately […]


Daily Gratitude // Day 7
Posted by Alana Kessler on May 8th, 2015 | Uncategorized
Conversations are an amazing teacher. In this day and age, with so much technology, it becomes a challenge to unite the important confluence of intention and language. In my gratitude reflection today, I appreciate all the people in my life who are receptive and continue to participate in face to face interaction. Through this togetherness, […]


Daily Gratitude Journal // Day 6
Posted by Alana Kessler on May 7th, 2015 | Blog, Musings, Uncategorized, Wellness, Yoga
Daily Gratitude Journal Today I was reflecting on the foundations of things and how they permeate everything we do and are, even when we are not paying direct attention to it. For example, I can be getting dressed, applying my attention to the style of my clothing, looking for the perfect shoe to wear with […]


Gratitude Journal // Day 4
Posted by Alana Kessler on May 4th, 2015 | Uncategorized
I wasn’t motivated today at all. Lots of heavy thoughts flowing through my brain today, but the accountability to this intention kept me from sinking too much into it and supported me to connect to the present moment. Once I did that, I found many things to be grateful for and my I was able […]


Gratitude Journal // Day 3
Posted by Alana Kessler on May 3rd, 2015 | Uncategorized
Today brought up some strong emotions around love and commitment. Things are never simple and its easy to land in the stories rather than swim in the fluidity of the emotions. My gratitude was a life raft today. For that I am grateful. with love, alana


Daily Gratitude Journal
Posted by Alana Kessler on May 2nd, 2015 | Uncategorized
Day 1 // Today was full of nervous excitement as I commenced this commitment to myself and the community. I feel such a passion to serve, yet sometimes my motivation can be stronger than my actions. I feel grateful for this forum to stretch my heart, connect with humanity and inhabit new edges in practice and […]


The Nepal Gratitude Project Challenge & Fundraiser
Posted by Alana Kessler on May 2nd, 2015 | Uncategorized
Friends, The earthquake in Nepal is heartbreaking and the motivation to help is strong. Link to donate// http://gfwd.at/1ERSVZG The question is how can we serve with the most integrity? How can we begin to rebuild the physical destruction as well as the emotional ‘heartquake’ that follows? Amidst extreme sorrow and devastation, material generosity including the […]


What I learned about the Integrity of Commitment
Posted by Alana Kessler on February 25th, 2015 | Asana, Uncategorized, Yoga
By Alana Kessler Its bittersweet that after 4 years of teaching the early morning mysore ashtanga program at Sangha, I have decided to end the program this Friday. I have had a plethora of emotions, identity crises and fear come up as I processed this decision. A student approached me with a comment that really […]


5 “Rules” For Life
Posted by Alana Kessler on February 24th, 2015 | Uncategorized
by Alana Kessler 1. Be Consistent Consistency is King. There will always be ups and downs, highs and lows in life. It can’t always be the excitement of the beginning, or the desperation of an impending ending that keeps you motivated. Get in touch with your higher aspiration while learning to ride the waves of […]


Getting to the Root
Posted by Alana Kessler on September 20th, 2013 | Ashtanga, Basics, Nutrition, Recipes, Uncategorized, Yoga
Spotlight on: BEETS! Its fall! And one of my favorite seasonal vegetables to eat are Beets! Beets are naturally sweet and tend to increase the earth element in nature. Believe it or not, sugar beets, a cultivated variety of the beet we normally find in our grocery store, accounts for half of the world’s […]


Baby Fingers
Posted by Alana Kessler on September 13th, 2013 | Uncategorized
This innovative class begins tomorrow! You can still sign up online or drop – in. Friday session begins next week! Visit our Workshops page to register!


Indian Summer Salad Recipe
Posted by Alana Kessler on September 12th, 2013 | Uncategorized
Grated Beet, Carrot, & Broccoli Salad This raw salad is rich in nutrients, textures, colors and flavors. Pumpkin seeds are full of fiber, good oil, zinc, and iron. Salad: Mixed Greens 1 cup sunflower seed sprouts, loosely packed 3/4 c grated carrots 1/4 cup beets grated 1/4 c broccoli florets chopped into bite sized pieces […]


By Appointment Nutrition Consultations
Posted by kaymamagnolia on November 2nd, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Blog, Bodywork, Community, Event, Food, health, More News, Nutrition, Q & A, Recipes, Uncategorized, Yoga, Yoga Teacher
Starting November 7th, Alana Kessler, MS, RD, CDN, CYT and certified Ayurvedic consultant will offer nutrition consultations by appointment at a sliding scale! To book your consultation, email at least 24 hours in advance: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (718) 384-2097 About Alana: Alana Kessler MS, RD, CDN, CYT and certified Ayurvedic consultant provides individuals with the practical […]


Organic & Raw Buddha Chocolates now offered at Sangha!
Posted by kaymamagnolia on November 1st, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Blog, Bodywork, Community, Event, Food, health, More News, Nutrition, Recipes, Uncategorized, Yoga, Yoga Teacher
The Chocolate of Awakening. Buddha Chocolate is an artisan un-heated Raw chocolate made from the finest quality Peruvian cacao beans and sweetened with raw, humane honey from Vermont. Honey delivers the body essential enzymes for healing & restoring the body, and essential taste for rejuvenating the soul! Buddha Chocolate was founded in Brooklyn NY by yoga […]


Our deepest fear …
Posted by kaymamagnolia on October 4th, 2011 | Uncategorized
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. […]


$10 Community Yoga Monday – Friday at noon!
Posted by kaymamagnolia on September 28th, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, Food, health, More News, Nutrition, Uncategorized, Yoga
Maybe your budget is tight or maybe you just need a mid-day yoga break, either way get your Vinyasa or Ashtanga practice in at 12pm Monday-Friday at noon for only $10 (or a class card) Join Alana Kessler Tuesday and Thursdays at noon for Ashtanga Primary Series (Led Style) & Kayma Englund Monday, Wednesdays and […]


{New Sangha Teacher} Hanniel Levenson
Posted by kaymamagnolia on September 26th, 2011 | Uncategorized
Sangha is happy to announce the newest teacher to our class schedule, Hanniel Levenson. Hanniel will be leading Vinyasa on Monday and Wednesday evenings 7:15-8:45pm. Click here to view our current schedule! Meet Hanniel: Born in Haifa and raised in New York City, Hanniel studied Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University and received a […]


{Exciting Fall Updates}
Posted by kaymamagnolia on September 16th, 2011 | Uncategorized
Back for the Fall! Sunday 4:30pm Vinyasa with Malka Friedman-Rosner (beginning Sep 18th) Friday 6:30pm Vinyasa with Malka Friedman-Rosner (beginning Oct 14th) New Class! Saturday 12:00pm Anusara with Hannah Gruber (beginning Oct 22nd) Click here for our fall class schedule along with class descriptions!


Surrender
Posted by Alana Kessler on September 13th, 2011 | Uncategorized
‎”This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.” – Rumi


Transformation
Posted by Alana Kessler on September 10th, 2011 | Uncategorized
We are constantly evolving creatures. I often say to live is to learn and I mean it in the simplest way possible. If we are not learning, we are not living. Every choice, relationship, experience, and encounter is an opportunity to refine our own voice and sense of who we are and what our responsibility […]


Compassion
Posted by Alana Kessler on September 7th, 2011 | Uncategorized
“So if we love someone, we should train in being able to listen. By listening with calm and understanding, we can ease the suffering of another person.” -Thich Nhat Hanh


You Are India
Posted by Alana Kessler on August 30th, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, More News, Uncategorized, Yoga
Tapasya (tápasya) – “essential energy”, referring to a focused effort leading towards bodily purification and spiritual enlightenment. Discipline, austerity, internally generated heat all contribute to the goal of burning through the distractions of the mind, supporting the individual in the search for peace and enlightenment on the physical plane. So much is said and defined as tapas […]


{Upcoming Workshop} Yoga for Vocalists with Aude Cardona
Posted by kaymamagnolia on August 18th, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, health, More News, Musings, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
This workshop is dedicated to singers and people who want to improve their voice through Yoga. Students will work with Asanas (postures) aimed at improving posture, breath control, and cultivating an awareness as to what the vocal apparatus requires to function naturally and without obstacles. Attention will be given individually as every person is different […]


Paradigm Shift
Posted by Alana Kessler on August 18th, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, Food, health, More News, Musings, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
Practice is a constant exercise of learning, identifying, integrating, unlearning and starting over again. Our lives are a continuum of experiences challenging the ideas and expectations accumulated over time. There are two roads to approach this truth. The first being attachment to the paradigm chosen for us based on upbringing, society and culture while the […]


{Upcoming Workshop} Partner Yoga for Labor & Birth: A Hands On Exploration of the Birth Partners Role
Posted by kaymamagnolia on August 16th, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, health, More News, Musings, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
Sunday, September 25th 1:30-3pm $70 per couple Led by certified Doula and Pre/Postnatal Yoga Instructor Aimee McCabe The presence and participation of a birth partner can have an enormous impact on a mother’s satisfaction with her birth experience. Through partner yoga postures, breathwork, massage and other comfort techniques, this workshop will give partners tools to […]


Radical Honesty
Posted by Alana Kessler on August 5th, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Community, Food, health, Musings, Nutrition, Uncategorized, Yoga
When is too much? What is the line between constructive and destructive? How do you know, when offering an opinion, where you end and the person you are advising begins? What is the difference between stubbornness and integrity? These are questions I ask myself on a daily basis. As social creatures, we are employed to […]


Much Ado about Coconut Water
Posted by Alana Kessler on August 5th, 2011 | Uncategorized
I have recently been invited by the Greenpoint Gazette to contribute health and lifestyle education and tidbits through my column “Life in Balance”. Below is my inaugural article detailing the history and benefits of coconut water – the ultimate summer refresher.. Enjoy! Life in Balance: Much Ado About Coconut Water Aug 04, 2011by Alana Kessler […]


Learn the basics of Ashtanga Yoga with Alana Kessler
Posted by kaymamagnolia on August 3rd, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, health, More News, Musings, Nutrition, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
Basic Ashtanga Thursdays 6-7pm and Sundays 12-1pm with Alana Kessler In this class you will begin to learn the traditional Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. We will introduce and explore the foundational postures sequentially in a slow, safe and instructional manner ensuring proper development and understanding on both a physical and subtle level. As proficiency […]


Shedding Layers
Posted by Alana Kessler on July 24th, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, Food, health, More News, Musings, Nutrition, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
I had a conversation the other day with one of my students. Although he has been practicing yoga for a year and change, he only recently began to commit to a regular weekly Ashtanga practice at the studio. We began discussing why this particular practice is so challenging. I explained that although the poses can […]


Faith-asana
Posted by Alana Kessler on July 20th, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, health, Musings, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
In yoga, there is theory and there is practice. Theory opens your mind to a teaching, raising new levels of awareness, whereas practice allows you to integrate that teaching through an experience – creating a physical pneumonic device so to speak. In my Ashtanga classes, I have the gift of teaching faith to my students […]


Tips to remedy summer insomnia
Posted by Alana Kessler on July 18th, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Food, health, Musings, Nutrition, Q & A, Recipes, Uncategorized, Yoga
Enjoy this shake an hour before bedtime. Date Milk Shake: 4-5 whole dates 1 cup whole organic milk (preferably not homogenized), can replace with almond or rice milk 2 pinches cinnamon powder. Boil the milk until it foams once. Turn off the heat. Add a bit of rose water Blend the milk, cinnamon and dates […]


My Favorite Summertime Snack
Posted by Alana Kessler on July 17th, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Community, Food, health, More News, Musings, Nutrition, Q & A, Recipes, Uncategorized, Yoga
Blend the coconut water and coconut meat from a baby coconut, 1 date, and fresh ginger. Enjoy slowly! love, Alana


The Pose Behind the Pose
Posted by Alana Kessler on July 15th, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Community, health, Musings, Uncategorized, Yoga
What is a pose? In my understanding, a pose is an opportunity to explore deep rooted patterns and expectations. A physical tangible experience in which one comes face to face with all the realities avoided by creating other experiences in which to distract oneself with. This can be numerous things.. most commonly recognized as victimization, […]


{Upcoming Workshop} Yoga for Vocalists with Aude Cardona
Posted by kaymamagnolia on July 12th, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, health, More News, Musings, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
This workshop is dedicated to singers and people who want to improve their voice through Yoga. Students will work with Asanas (postures) aimed at improving posture, breath control, and cultivating an awareness as to what the vocal apparatus requires to function naturally and without obstacles. Attention will be given individually as every person is different […]


Fourth of July Class Schedule
Posted by kaymamagnolia on June 28th, 2011 | Uncategorized
Happy 4th Yogis and Yoginis! Please see below for our Fourth of July class schedule… Friday, July 1st Regular Class Schedule Saturday, July 2nd Regular Class Schedule Sunday, July 3rd All Classes Canceled Monday, July 4th All Classes Canceled Tuesday, July 5th Regular Class Schedule Click here to view our current class schedule


{New Sangha Offering} Ashtanga Primary Series
Posted by kaymamagnolia on May 26th, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, health, More News, Musings, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
Beginning Monday May 30th, Alana Kessler will be teaching Ashtanga Primary Series. For a comprehensive introduction to this class, regular attendance at Basic Ashtanga Tuesday evenings at 6 pm or Sunday afternoon at 12pm is recommended. In this dynamic class you will practice the traditional Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga. Unique to this style […]


Heather’s Dress-it-Up Dressing!
Posted by wondrinwoman on May 11th, 2011 | Community, Food, health, Musings, Nutrition, Recipes, Uncategorized, Yoga
With spring here and summer near, the season for salads is fast upon us! Rev your veggies from crisp to drool-worthy with this basic (yet delicious) salad dressing. Always fresh and ever easy to prepare, it has yet to disappoint. Ingredient list: ¼ tsp of Dijon mustard ½ a lemon’s worth of lemon juice 2 […]


Inspiration
Posted by Alana Kessler on April 23rd, 2011 | Uncategorized
When you set out on your journey to Ithaca,pray that the road is long, full of adventure, full of knowledge. The Lestrygonians and the Cyclops, the angry Poseidon – do not fear them: You will never find such as these on your path if your thoughts remain lofty, if a fine emotion touches your spirit […]


Demystifying Detachment… A yogic perspective.
Posted by Alana Kessler on April 13th, 2011 | Uncategorized
What is Detachment? In the teachings of yoga, there is a concept known as detachment. A tricky word indeed that is often misunderstood and misinterpreted. Ive been exploring this idea in depth through my own practice on and off the mat, and Id like to share a wonderful representation I read through the eyes of […]


{New Sangha Offering} Iyengar Yoga every Thursday at 4:30 with Aude Cardona
Posted by kaymamagnolia on April 5th, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, health, More News, Musings, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
This class focuses on alignment, timing, sequencing and philosophy. As the student learns about their individual body alignment, the body becomes harmonious and the mind quiets. By exploring a different set of sequences each week, many aspects of physical, mental and emotional awareness can be achieved and built upon over time. Props including blocks, blankets, […]


Postnatal/Mommy & Me Yoga now offered 3 times a week!
Posted by kaymamagnolia on March 29th, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, More News, Musings, pilates, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
More time for you and your little one… Postnatal/Mommy & Me Yoga classes will now be offered on Saturdays at 2:45pm with Clare Friedrich starting April 16th! Sangha’s Postnatal Yoga classes focus on rejuvenating your body after childbirth though a flowing asana sequence while connecting with your newest addition in a playful and safe environment […]


{April 17} Special Meditation for Japan Relief
Posted by kaymamagnolia on March 28th, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, Musings, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
On Sunday, April 17th Sangha Yoga Shala will be holding a special 30-minute by donation meditation for Japan Relief. All proceeds will go to American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund. This meditation session is open to all and no prior meditation experience is necessary:) This special event will be led by Haley […]


Spring Nutrition and Lifestyle Circle with Alana Kessler
Posted by kaymamagnolia on March 22nd, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, Food, health, More News, Nutrition, Q & A, Recipes, Uncategorized, Yoga
Join us for a conversation with Sangha founder Alana Kessler MS RD CDN CYT and certified Ayurvedic practitioner on nutrition and general health tips for staying healthy and balanced during the spring season. We will explore how the dewy, warmer properties of springtime effect our physical and mental states of being while introducing and sampling easy […]


A perfect soup, any time of day
Posted by kaymamagnolia on March 17th, 2011 | Community, Event, Food, health, More News, Uncategorized, Yoga
I was inspired by a Vegetarian Times’ Broccoli-Shirataki Noodle Soup recipe that I saw this week and came up with this delish Veitnamese inspired vegetable soup served over quinoa… It is so good! A perfect anytime soup that can accomodate a busy schedule simply by shortening the cook time. I am absolutely loving […]


{Upcoming Workshop} Partner Yoga for Labor & Birth: A Hands-On Exploration of the Birth Partner’s Role
Posted by kaymamagnolia on March 15th, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, health, More News, Musings, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
Aimee McCabe, certified Prenatal Yoga instructor and doula, is offering an exciting workshop for soon-to-be moms and their significant other this May. The presence and participation of a birth partner can have an enormous impact on a mother’s satisfaction with her birth experience. Through partner yoga postures, breathwork, massage and other comfort techniques, this workshop […]


Rejuvenate this Spring with Lifestyle and Nutrition at Sangha
Posted by kaymamagnolia on March 1st, 2011 | Basics, Bodywork, Community, Event, Food, health, More News, Musings, Nutrition, Q & A, Recipes, Uncategorized, Yoga
An ideal environment for one’s physical, mental, and spiritual renewal. Personalize your experience with nutrition and yoga. Nutrition counseling at Sangha with Alana Kessler MS RD CDN CYT aims to inform and provide tools to those seeking preventative nutrition and lifestyle guidance as well as to support and encourage those suffering and recovering from a […]


{New Classes} Ashtanga Inspired Vinyasa now offered before work!
Posted by kaymamagnolia on February 23rd, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, More News, Musings, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
We are happy to announce that Ashtanga Inspired Vinyasa will now be offered 7:45-9am on Monday and Wednesday mornings with Alana Kessler. Ashtanga Inspired Vinyasa links breath with movement in a continuous vinyasa flow drawing upon postures, variations and sequencing from the primary series of Ashtanga Yoga. All levels welcome. Click here to view our […]


A Yoga Playlist to Welcome the Sun…
Posted by kaymamagnolia on February 22nd, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, More News, Musings, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
When mother nature starts playing its tricks this time of year, one day we’re zipping out jacket up to our nose and the next we are shedding layers and enjoying the sun’s warm rays, I try to send a jovial message to mother nature through this yoga playlist. It’s perfect for those days that are […]


{New Sangha Offering} Thai Yoga Massage by appointment with Heather Morowitz
Posted by kaymamagnolia on February 22nd, 2011 | acupuncture, aromatherapy, Asana, Basics, Bodywork, Community, Event, health, Massage, More News, Musings, Q & A, reflexology, Uncategorized, Yoga
Sometimes referred to as The Lazy Person’s Yoga, Thai Massage originated in Thailand over 2500 years ago. Locals received this massage as a necessary means to sustaining their health as well as an occasional sensory indulgence. This technique applies rhythmic pressure along the body’s energetic channels to stimulate blood flow to the muscles and […]


Weekly Meditation at Sangha starting March 6th!
Posted by kaymamagnolia on February 21st, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, health, More News, Musings, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
Sangha is thrilled to announce that we will offer weekly meditation sessions every Wednesday from 8:45-9:15pm starting March 6th led by Sangha teacher and meditation practitioner Haley Roth. Classes are open to all level of experience and drop-ins are welcome. $5 suggested donation.


{Upcoming Workshop} Partner Yoga for Labor & Birth: A Hands-On Exploration of the Birth Partner’s Role
Posted by kaymamagnolia on February 8th, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Bodywork, Community, Event, health, More News, Musings, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
Aimee McCabe, certified Prenatal Yoga instructor and doula, is offering an exciting new workshop for soon-to-be moms and their significant other this March. The presence and participation of a birth partner can have an enormous impact on a mother’s satisfaction with her birth experience. Through partner yoga postures, breathwork, massage and other comfort techniques, […]


Great article by Sangha teacher Roman Palitsky.. Is Yoga Hindu?
Posted by kaymamagnolia on January 13th, 2011 | Uncategorized
Is Yoga Hindu? Yes, but it’s been influenced by Buddhism, Jainism, Sufism, television, military calisthenics, Swedish gymnastics, and the YMCA—as well as radical Hindu nationalism By Roman Palitsky Last month, the Take Yoga Back campaign of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) got a leg up when the New York Times ran an article about their […]


Valentines Thai Massage and Partner Yoga Workshop with Greg Franklin and Sarita Lou!
Posted by kaymamagnolia on January 10th, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Bodywork, Community, Event, Food, health, Massage, More News, Q & A, reflexology, Uncategorized, Yoga
Join Greg Franklin and Sarita Lou on Sunday, February 13th for a special partner Thai massage Valentines event. Romance each other in loving attention while exploring and enjoying the soothing sides of partner yoga and Thai massage. No prior experience of partner yoga or thai massage necessary! Sunday, February 13th 1:30-4pm $70 per couple before […]


Kids Yoga Classes for All Ages Starts Jan. 11th!
Posted by kaymamagnolia on January 7th, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, health, More News, Musings, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
Classes will be led by the lovely Sheila Lucus for all age groups: 2-5yrs, 5-8yrs and 8-11yrs. Little Yogis (2-5yrs) Thursdays, 3:30-4:15pm This fun imaginative class will ignite your child’s natural curiosity to learn. Through dynamic yoga adventure your child will exercise social, non-competitive, sensory and motor skills. Keeping their creativity and bodies flowing through […]


New class at Sangha! Candlelight Hatha every Tuesday and Thursday 9-10pm
Posted by kaymamagnolia on January 3rd, 2011 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, More News, Uncategorized, Yoga
Join Kayma Englund every Tuesday and Thursday evening 9-10pm for Candlelight Hatha! This class adds creative variations to the traditional hatha yoga teachings of Swami Sivananda and Swami Vivekananda in a calming candlelit ambience. This class aims to reverse the body’s energy flow with incorporations of asana and breathing exercises while using the ancient wisdom […]


Clean those nasal passages people!
Posted by kaymamagnolia on December 21st, 2010 | Asana, Basics, Bodywork, Community, Event, health, More News, Musings, Recipes, Uncategorized, Yoga
Lets face it, winter is here and these wacky temperature changes leave us feeling stuffy, runny, achey… the whole shabang. That being said, let me introduce or reintroduce you to a great winter friend… Neti Kriya. Kriyas are cleansing excercises that assist our body’s efforts to remove waste. Neti means nasal and neti kriya aims […]


New Prenatal Class at Sangha!
Posted by kaymamagnolia on December 9th, 2010 | Asana, Basics, Bodywork, Community, Event, Food, health, Massage, More News, Musings, pilates, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
Sangha is happy to announce that we are now offering three Prenatal Yoga classes week! Mondays 6-7:10pm with Aimee McCabe Our prenatal classes are designed for all levels and experience. Students will be guided through gentle stretching and toning of the muscles in an intelligent and compassionate manner geared towards preventing and relieving common discomforts […]


Sangha Holiday Schedule
Posted by kaymamagnolia on December 7th, 2010 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, health, More News, Musings, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
Sangha Holiday Schedule Christmas Thursday, December 23rd Regular class schedule Friday, December 24th 10:15-11:30am: Vinyasa w/ Mika 12-1:15pm: $10 Community Vinyasa w/ Haley *All other classes canceled Saturday, December 25th All classes canceled… Happy Holidays! Sunday, December 26th 4:30-5:45pm: Ashtanga Inspired Vinyasa w/ Alana *All other classes canceled Monday, December 27th Regular class schedule New […]


Yoga for the whole family!
Posted by kaymamagnolia on December 3rd, 2010 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, health, More News, Musings, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
Whether you want to share your love for yoga with your loved ones or are new to yoga and want to reconnect with your family… Sangha is now offering Family Yoga every Sunday 12:15-1:15pm! Yoga for the entire family! This is a great way to take time to reconnect with your children. Partner poses, cooperative […]


Iyengar Rope Wall with Cory Washburn gets YOGA SLUETHED!
Posted by kaymamagnolia on December 2nd, 2010 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, health, More News, Musings, Uncategorized, Yoga
Iyengar Rope Wall with Cory Washburn Sangha Yoga Shala 107 North 3rd Street, Brooklyn Wed 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM Intermediate www.sanghayoganyc.com And now for something completely different; a Yogi hanging from a wall! Yoga Sleuth, intrigued by the thick ropes adorning the walls on his first trip to Sangha Yoga Shala in Williamsburg, […]


Postnatal/Mommy and Me classes every Tuesday and Thursday!
Posted by kaymamagnolia on December 1st, 2010 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, More News, pilates, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
This class focuses on rejuvenating your body after childbirth through a flowing asana sequence while connecting with your newest addition in a playful and safe environment for babies. Rebuild strength and core needed to repair the abdominal muscles and pelvic floor stretched during pregnancy and labor. Learn baby yoga exercises to strengthen growing muscles, aid […]


Sangha Thanksgiving Schedule 2010
Posted by kaymamagnolia on November 21st, 2010 | Asana, Community, Event, More News, Uncategorized, Yoga
Sangha Thanksgiving Schedule 2010 Wednesday, November 24th Regular Class Schedule Thursday, November 25th 7-8am: Hatha Vinyasa with Roman *All other classes canceled Friday, November 26th 12-1:15pm: $10 Community Vinyasa with Alana 6-7:10: Happy Hour Vinyasa with Domenick 7:15-8:30: Restorative with Carole *All other classes canceled Saturday, November 27th Regular Class Schedule


Free Two-Week Intro: KIDS YOGA!
Posted by kaymamagnolia on November 19th, 2010 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, Food, health, More News, Nutrition, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
December 7-16th Sangha will be offering a free two-week introduction for the newest addition to the Sangha schedule.. KIDS YOGA! Classes will be led by the lovely Sheila Lucus for all age groups: 2-5yrs, 5-8yrs and 8-11yrs. Click here for the class schedule […]


Favorite Fall Vegetarian Recipe
Posted by kaymamagnolia on November 15th, 2010 | Community, Food, health, Nutrition, Recipes, Uncategorized, Yoga
I just created this delicious vegetarian meal full of fall flavors and aromas… enjoy! This makes 3-4 servings and I encourage you to add more or less ingredients and spices where you feel necessary and of course to accomodate more guests:) *Also, this recipe can also be made vegan by eliminating ghee and using your […]


Join us for an afternoon with Stefanie Syman, author of the critically acclaimed book “The Subtle Body”
Posted by kaymamagnolia on November 4th, 2010 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, More News, Musings, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
Stefanie Syman, author of the critically acclaimed book The Subtle Body will be sharing the story of how yoga was transformed from an ancient spiritual discipline to the $7 million dollar a year industry that it is today. Sunday, November 21st 2:30-4:00pm This event is free and open to all! Visit ww.sanghayoganyc.com for directions to […]


Beginner Series with Alana Kessler and Sara Little
Posted by kaymamagnolia on September 22nd, 2010 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, health, More News, Nutrition, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
Brand new to yoga? Join us as we explore and break down basic postures, answering all your questions from Om to Savasana. Date: Sunday, December 5th & 12th Time: 1:30-3:30pm Cost: $55 for 2 sessions 10% off any class card purchase at commencement of program. Click here to sign up! About Alana: Alana Kessler MS […]


Yoga Through and After Cancer begins October 4th!
Posted by kaymamagnolia on September 20th, 2010 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, health, More News, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
This is an innovative yoga class created specifically for women cancer survivors offering physical and spiritual support during treatments and addressing long term, post-treatment side effects. It includes breathing exercises, intelligent stretching, healing restorative poses and balancing exercises in a safe comfortable environment. Teachers explore the inherent benefits and self-healing tools of yoga. Participants gain […]


Anusara Yoga with Hannah Gruber now offered at Sangha!
Posted by kaymamagnolia on September 20th, 2010 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, health, More News, Musings, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
We are excited for the addition of Anusara Yoga to the Sangha class schedule every Tuesday 4:30-5:45 and every Saturday 12-1:30pm (Starting Oct.22nd 2011) Anusara yoga is a powerful method of yoga that emphasizes both creativity and alignment. Classes offer students the opportunity to engage breath, body, and heart through sequences that inspire and challenge. […]


New teacher and new offering at Sangha starting September 24th! Restorative Yoga with Carole Del Mul
Posted by kaymamagnolia on September 3rd, 2010 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, health, More News, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
Meet new Sangha teacher Carole Del Mul who will be offering Restorative Yoga every Friday evening at 7:15pm. A relaxing class for the mind and body. The perfect end to a busy week. Restorative Yoga is a relaxing class incorporating yoga postures, breath work and meditation. The yoga postures are used to move the spine […]


Welcoming new Sangha teacher Domenick Schiavone!
Posted by kaymamagnolia on August 30th, 2010 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, health, More News, Musings, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
We are happy to welcome Domenick to the Sangha family! He will be teaching Basic Vinyasa on Thursdays 6-7pm and a brand new class to the Sangha schedule, Happy Hour Vinyasa every Friday night from 6-7:10. This class is fun, energetic, sweaty and sweet, the perfect reward after a long week and a humble celebration of […]


New teacher at Sangha! Meet Haley Roth
Posted by kaymamagnolia on August 17th, 2010 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, More News, Uncategorized, Yoga
Haley leads Vinyasa Yoga at Sangha every Monday and Friday at noon and every Wednesday at 7:15pm. Haley also leads Sangha’s weekly meditation on Sundays at 6pm. About Haley: After spending years seeking a link between her love of dance and the thrill of “being present” acting, Haley discovered yoga as a release from the […]


Level 1 Iyengar Yoga starts Saturday, Aug. 7th!
Posted by kaymamagnolia on July 27th, 2010 | Asana, Basics, Bodywork, Community, Event, health, More News, Q & A, Uncategorized, Yoga
Sangha is adding a new Level 1 Iyengar Yoga class Saturday mornings 10:15-11:45am with Iyengar instructor Wendy Devitt! About the class: This class is focused on building a strong foundation of standing poses, forward bends, back bends, and the introduction of shoulder stand. Poses are held longer with an emphasis placed on correct alignment. About […]


Staying Cool With Quick and Easy Quinoa Salad
Posted by kaymamagnolia on July 13th, 2010 | Community, Food, health, Nutrition, Recipes, Uncategorized, Yoga
A successful meal during the summer typically means how fast you can get in and out of the kitchen with minimal use of your stove… so with the theme of keepin’ it cool I came up with this tasty quinoa summer salad. This salad allows the freedom for additions depending on how much time and […]


Fourth of July Class Schedule
Posted by kaymamagnolia on June 22nd, 2010 | Community, More News, Uncategorized, Yoga
Fourth of July Class Schedule -Friday, July 2nd Regular Class Schedule -Saturday, July 3rd 12pm: Vinyasa Yoga 6pm: Kundalini Flow Canceled -Sunday, July 4th All Classes Canceled -Monday, July 5th Regular Class Schedule Happy Holidays! Love, The Sangha Crew


New Summer Classes at Sangha starting June 1st!
Posted by kaymamagnolia on May 28th, 2010 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, health, Uncategorized, Yoga
Two NEW AM Classes! Early AM Vinyasa with Patricia Pinto 7-8am on Tuesdays and Thursdays Vinyasa Yoga with Seth Lieberman 9:15-10:30am on Tuesdays Four Late Night Yoga Classes Monday through Thursday! Monday: $10 Community Vinyasa with Seth Lieberman Tuesday: Candlelight Flow with Sarita Lou Wednesday: $10 Community Vinyasa with Jocelyn O’Shea Thursday: Candlelight Flow with […]


{Bio} Patricia Pinto
Posted by kaymamagnolia on May 28th, 2010 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, health, More News, Uncategorized, Yoga
Here at Sangha we are excited for summer, new classes and our newest teacher Patricia Pinto! Patricia will be teaching some amazing Vinyasa classes…. Monday evenings 7:15-8:45pm and Thursdays $10 Community Vinyasa 12-1:15pm. About Patricia Patricia Pinto began her yoga journey ten years ago when she started taking classes in response to the stress she […]


Urban Gardening in Your Own Space
Posted by amyyoga on May 26th, 2010 | Community, Food, health, Uncategorized, Yoga
Urban gardening can be a challenge in most New York City apartments. Thankfully if you have access to a fire escape, roof, or even one window, you can grow your own garden with these tips on growing upside-down: To make a planter, cut a two-inch hole in the bottom of a five-gallon plastic bucket. Thread […]


Memorial Day Schedule 2010
Posted by kaymamagnolia on May 24th, 2010 | Asana, Community, Event, More News, Uncategorized, Yoga
Sangha will be open for Memorial Day weekend! Friday, May 28th Regular Class Schedule Saturday, May 29th Regular Class Schedule Sunday, May 30th Regular Class Schedule Monday, May 31st 10:15am: Ashtanga Inspired Vinyasa Canceled 1:30pm: Post-Natal Yoga Fusion Canceled 12pm: $10 Community Vinyasa 7:15pm: Jivamukti Yoga 9pm: $10 Community Vinyasa Click here to view our […]


{Bio} Jocelyn O’Shea
Posted by kaymamagnolia on May 21st, 2010 | Asana, Basics, Community, More News, Uncategorized, Yoga
We are happy to introduce to you Jocelyn O’Shea who will be teaching Basic Vinyasa 2-3:15pm on Saturdays and $10 Community Vinyasa class Wednesday evenings 9-10pm. Click here to sign up! Jocelyn O’Shea has been practicing yoga for nearly ten years. She became certified to teach at Namaste Yoga College in 2009. She believes that […]


{Recipe} Kale and butternut squash pasta w/ fried sage leaves
Posted by kaymamagnolia on May 17th, 2010 | Uncategorized
I recently modified a recipe I found online and it turned out so delicious that I just had to share… As always, modify as you wish, perhaps this could inspire you to create a creative spin-off dish of your own! Enjoy:) I also suggest using a non-stick pan. Ingredients (estimated 2 or 3 servings): 2 […]


{New Class} Beginner Vinyasa
Posted by kaymamagnolia on May 17th, 2010 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, health, More News, Uncategorized, Yoga
Every Tuesday 6-7pm with Jessica Chazen A great class for those who are new to the practice of yoga or for those who want to revisit proper alignment of the poses. This class focuses on breath and healthy alignment. Beginner Vinyasa introduces yoga breathing techniques, foundational philosophy, and simple sequences designed to strengthen and open […]


{Upcoming Event} 6-Week Introductory Series with Jen Kagan
Posted by kaymamagnolia on May 17th, 2010 | Uncategorized
Learn the fundamentals of the Iyengar method and lay the foundation for continued practice with certified Iyengar instructor Jen Kagan. This series is specifically tailored for those new to yoga or those seeking to refine their understanding of the practice. This series is designed with progressive, sequential instruction for those seeking the foundation and information […]


Excerpt from “Anatomy of the Spirit” by Caroline Myss
Posted by kaymamagnolia on May 12th, 2010 | Asana, Community, health, Musings, Uncategorized, Yoga
Currently reading and thoroughly soaking up “Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing” by Caroline Myss. I highly recommend this book to all – especially those interested in energy healing. Here is a little taste… “We have to work to discover ourselves, to understand why we keep secrets, or have addictions, […]


Jessica’s Yoga Playlist
Posted by kaymamagnolia on May 11th, 2010 | Uncategorized
Due to popular request, Jessica sent along her ultimate yoga playlist that will be accompanying her classes for the next few weeks… Hear and flow to the tunes direct from Jess’s IPod straight to your mat Tuesdays at noon for $10 Community Vinyasa, Tuesdays at 6pm for Yoga Basics and Wednesdays at 10:15am for Vinyasa […]


Cocktails for a Cure To Benefit The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Posted by kaymamagnolia on May 10th, 2010 | Uncategorized
Be sure to check out this fundraising event on May 13th – Proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


{Bio} Seth Lieberman
Posted by kaymamagnolia on April 29th, 2010 | Uncategorized
Meet Seth Lieberman the newest addition to the Sangha family! Seth will be teaching Late Night $10 Community Vinyasa every Monday from 9-10pm. Click here for our current schedule. Seth’s classes draw from elements of the Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga traditions, offering a balance between mindful movement and precise alignment. His teaching is offered with […]


Sarita Lou will be gracing the June issue of Yoga Journal in this amazing Lulu Lemon ad!
Posted by kaymamagnolia on April 28th, 2010 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, More News, Musings, Uncategorized, Yoga
Click here to view Sarita Lou’s current class schedule at Sangha


{Bio} Jen Kagan
Posted by kaymamagnolia on April 19th, 2010 | Asana, Basics, Community, Event, health, Uncategorized, Yoga
Jen Kagan is a passionate practitioner and Certified Instructor (Introductory) of Iyengar Yoga.She studies regularly in Pune, India as well was with teachers in the US including Mary Dunn, Laurie Blakeney, Carrie Owerko, Yvonne De Kock, James Murphy and Manouso Manos. She is also a certified RID interpreter CI, CT and has worked as a […]


New classes at Sangha starting April 15th!
Posted by kaymamagnolia on April 8th, 2010 | Uncategorized
Sangha is thrilled to announce the following new additions to our schedule… Candlelight Flow with Sarita Lou This well-rounded one-hour class infuses candlelit ambiance and music set to the pace of an inspired kundalini flow. De-stress and detoxify just in time for a good night’s sleep. Yoga Groove Flow with Sarita Lou Blending kundalini yoga […]


{Bio} Sarita Louise Moore
Posted by kaymamagnolia on March 30th, 2010 | Uncategorized
Sarita is a movement expert. Her passion is to share health and happiness through dance and yoga. Her mission is to “Create a World where Every Body Dances.” She has been teaching dance since she was 18 and has taught children and adults movement forms such as Step, West African, Jazz, Ballet, and Modern. Sarita […]


New class times at Sangha starting April 5th!
Posted by kaymamagnolia on March 28th, 2010 | Uncategorized
New morning classes at Sangha! Monday 10:15-11:30am w/ Alana Kessler Wednesday 10:15-11:30am w/ Jessica Chazen Friday 10:15-11:30am w/ Alana Kessler Click here to view our current schedule


{press} Marcela Clavijo, Yoga Sleuthed
Posted by bendyburg on February 22nd, 2010 | Uncategorized
Iyengar 101 with Marcela Clavijo Yoga City NYC 2/22/10, Jim Catapano Yoga Sleuth, having spent much of 2009 in the nonstop blur of Vinyasa flow, decided to wind down the year by getting back to basics with the alignment focus of Iyengar. Unfortunately the great man himself was unavailable (it being the week of his […]


Tasty Treats from The Sangha Kitchen
Posted by Alana Kessler on November 12th, 2009 | Food, health, Musings, Nutrition, Recipes, Uncategorized
Today we decided to bake pumpkin muffins at the studio. Actually, it was really part 2 of the batch we made yesterday during our pot luck teacher meeting. Elise and I decided we were going to take a delicious Martha Stewart recipe and modify it for ourselves and our vegan friends. What resulted was a […]


When Alana’s not practicing or teaching yoga….
Posted by bendyburg on September 16th, 2009 | Musings, Uncategorized
Enjoy! The Sangha Crew..:)


A Powerful Project
Posted by Alana Kessler on September 14th, 2009 | Uncategorized
This pulled at my heartstrings. We will be accepting donations to help support the making of this movie at Sangha. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jasminemcglade/team-of-women-make-film-based-on-true-story – Alana


Teen Yoga Series at Sangha Yoga Shala Starts July 14th… Reserve your spot now!
Posted by bendyburg on July 1st, 2009 | Uncategorized
Click here to see the Teen Yoga Series flyer:) –this event has been postponed.