Yogamaya + The Hanumen

    Friday July 25, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

    Price: $50.00
    Member Price: $45.00

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    Inspired by ancient art, music and yoga, Yogamaya founders Bryn Chrisman and Stacey Brass create an sacred evening of heart-opening practice that will nourish your mind, body, and senses.  Featuring live mantra music by The Hanumen.

    Our evening will begin with a guided tour of art in the Rubin’s galleries specially selected by Stacey, Bryn, and their collaborators.  After uncovering some of the deeper meanings and archetypical truths within the artworks, we will journey into the theater where you will be bathed in beautiful, sacred music offered by The Hanumen.  Our exploration continues with a heart-opening yoga class co-taught by Bryn and Stacey, and accompanied by live mantra music. 

    A short group kirtan will conclude this soul-stirring evening of beauty.

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    About The Hanumen

    The Hanumen are Benjy Wertheimer, John de Kadt, Purushartha Dasa and Gaura Vani. These diverse artists present a unique experience of world-music, mystic poetry and mantra chanting - a musical journey to the deepest part of the soul.

    About the Teachers

    Bryn Chrisman of Yogamaya has been teaching yoga since 2003. Her teaching is deeply devotional, transportive and transformational.  Fun, but far from frivolous, she is known for her entertaining personality and dropping unexpected and salient truths along the path of a creative and challenging asana class, always (usually) set to an inspired soundtrack.

    Bryn is a long-time student of Iyengar teachers Carrie Owerko & Kevin Gardiner. Her vinyasa class taps into the beauty and art of movement-based sequences while integrating the texture and subtleties of focused alignment in each asana & purposeful sequencing overall in each class. Deeply drawn to Kirtan and the Bhakti path, Bryn spends her free time singing kirtan with great devotees at RadhaGovinda Mandir and hearing deep philosophy from Dhanurdhara Swami and other devotional teachers & practitioners from the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition.

    After graduation from Tulane University with a dual major in economics and business, she joined the corporate ranks in Washington DC. Less than two years later, she moved to New York City to seek a job in fashion.

    After six months in a SoHo boutique, she discovered a yoga studio down the block from her apartment, and she knew instantly that she wanted to be a yoga teacher.

    Bryn has led several Teacher Training courses and leads retreats in Mexico, Costa Rica, India, and throughout the world.

    Stacey Brass of Yogamaya has been practicing and teaching yoga for over a decade. 

    Starting out as a performer at the age of 10, her career in musical theatre and dance quite naturally led her to discover the beautiful and flowing movement of Vinyasa Yoga. In 2001 while looking for an alternative to waiting tables until the next acting job, Stacey completed her 200 Hour Certification and began teaching immediately all over New York City.

    Before long, she realized that her passion for yoga easily translated in to teaching and wanting to share it with other people. Having studied acting as well as philosophy and psychology at New York University, Stacey’s interest in Yoga is not limited to the physical practice. Known for her particular attention to detail in the poses and extensive knowledge of the body, her deep fascination with the nature of the mind and yoga’s effects on the psyche and energetic body has profoundly influenced her teaching.

    Over the years she has studied with various teachers such as Rodney Yee and Alison West who have deepened her knowledge of how the alignment of the physical body has a direct effect on the alignment of the mind.

    Stacey’s teaching style is characterized by warmth, a sense of humor and accessibility.  Her challenging classes are known for their creative and precise sequencing, great music, and inspired enthusiasm.