This has been a difficult week, one that was filled with emotional highs and lows, and one that will be remembered for a very long time.
What has driven me the last few days? The optimism of everyone who I have been in contact with, and the powerful resiliency everyone has approached this situation we are in.
One thing that has been a saving grace? THE POWER OF YOGA! Our ability to bind in community and find order, transcending our yoga practice from our mat, into our daily lives. THIS IS WHY WE YOGA!
Here's my schedule for the week:
Vinyasa -- 7:00 AM
Vinyasa -- 7:45 PM: (maybe broadcasted from a special location)
Vinyasa -- 8:00 am
Vinyasa -- 6:00 pm
Vinyasa -- 5:00 pm
Vinyasa -- 6:30 pm
Vinyasa -- 7:00 am
Vinyasa -- 1:00 pm
Vinyasa -- 1:00 pm
All classes are one hour! Email me with any questions regarding subscriptions. The platform I am using is Zoom.us.
Stay healthy and safe,
Due to the recent events, studios suspending classes and closing, I've taken my yoga classes to Zoom.us for LIVE streaming!
I've been offering classes daily (AM sessions and PM offerings), trying to keep a sense of order since the events that have shaped the world we are currently living in.
As I stated on Instagram (@CottoVic):
There's nothing routine about the happenings in the world and how are daily rituals have been interrupted, but keeping a regular learning, creative and structured schedule is a must. My online streaming LIVE classes will help us with structure, building forward-moving habits, and creating momentum that will carry you on the days when you feel like you don't have the strength to carry yourself. Following a daily routine can help you establish priorities, limit procrastination, keep track of goals, and even make you healthier. It lowers your reliance on willpower and motivation because, habits are
âaction[s] that you take on a repeated basis with little or no required effort or thought."
âHaving NO routine or structure is so much more draining mentally, physically, and emotionally than any routine could ever be!
If you haven't become a subscriber to my daily yoga classes, direct message me here, or send me an email at: email@example.com.
We have aired glitch free for a few days, have facilitated community during this time of social distancing and have created UNION - to YOGA means to yolk, to come together, to bind... breath, body, mind, something more divine.
Join me and my dear friend, mentor and soul sister Dina Ivas for the ultimate island getaway! Spend 7 nights of luxury at 5 star rated Aegialis Hotel & Spa on the island of Amorgos. Enjoy epic panoramic views of the turquoise Aegean Sea from your yoga mat. Indulge in the finest Greek cuisine and enjoy evening cocktails with an unforgettable sunset. Explore the incredible terrain on a guided hiking excursion and cruise around on a beautiful boat tour where you can even captain your own tender. Pamper yourself poolside or in the amazing on-site spa. This is truly a retreat of a lifetime!
Your Retreat Package Includes:
Contact me at Victor@YogawithVictor.com or Dina@YogawithDina.com to book and reserve your spot!!
As of December 31, 2016, Prana Power Yoga closed its doors for good at both the Brooklyn location and its long time New York space in Union Square. Prana was a vital piece to the hot vinyasa yogi community in the Big Apple for many years. With its departure from the scene, many long time practitioners have been left with an empty space in their hearts and scrambling to find a new home to get their asana fix.
Spearheaded by accupunturist and yoga instructor Deborah Stotzky, and long time client of Prana Barri Budin, the Prana community of teachers will be hosting classes at Athleta on 5th avenue and 18th street.
The chain retailer, which offers amazing sportswear and accessories, has a lower level studio at their 5th avenue location that will be the home for displaced Prana teachers, clients and all yogis looking to hone their practice with some of the best teachers NYC has to offer.
There will be a schedule of classes throughout the week at the heated space which offers dressing areas, free props, mats, changing rooms, lockers, bathroom, free filtered water (B.Y.O.Bottle) & music set up.
The suggested donation is $15 at the door, cash only. Spread the word, bring a friend or two and lets foster a safe and fun home for exploration and practice. Whether you practiced with us at Prana, or not... if you are looking for a new home for your asana practice or just looking to get start the New Year learning more about Yoga, the team put together for these classes would be a perfect gateway for you to get started or advance your practice.
If you want to learn more about the space, you can check out Athleta's web site here.
On Facebook, Prana at Athleta has set-up a page to keep a tab on scheduling, teaching times and other news as we transition into Athleta and eventually, into another space when that's available. Click here and place like, subscribe and follow us on Facebook.
I'll be teaching classes there weekly and bi-weekly over the next few months. You can keep track of that on my Schedule page here as I update daily where I will be and at what times.
As of today, here are my current dates at that space:
Peace & Love,
What's going on Yogis? Hope all is well with all of you... just checking to say what's, and to keep you informed about some Holiday scheduling that could be coming up. Keep checking my 'Schedule' page to keep up to date with that.
Dina Ivas & Vicyasa will tandem for another Yoga House Party -- OH YEAH, more glow sticks, asana action, fun flow and post class libations! It will be version 3.0... we did the House music thang, we traveled back to the 1980s, & now we are going to hit-up Boy Bands & Pop Stars. Registration as always at The Yoga Room's website, on their workshop section. Reserve your spot before it goes BYE, BYE, BYE!
If you are a friend... and want to drop in to any of my classes at Earth Yoga, Makara Studio, Prana or Yumcha, let me know. We can arrange to get you into the class as my guest. It will be my pleasure.
Peace out Ohmies!
Are you a cat person? Want to practice asana surrounded by some fine feline friends? Then join me on September 8th for a Cat-tastic class at Meow Parlour -- New York City's only cat café.
The hour and a half session includes 45 minutes of yoga, 15 minutes of cool down/relaxation and 30 minutes quality kitty hangout time (the amount of allotted time for a regular scheduled visit).
The adoptable free roaming cats while mindfully moving around the yoga mat will add a element of relaxation and playful exploration.
Register online for the class here: http://www.meowparlour.com/reservation.
Vicyasa™ is now on Yoga Trail's web site. YogaTrail is a global yoga directory that contains reviews and ratings for tens of thousands of yoga studios and teachers, as well as yoga retreats and teacher trainings.
So, if you've taken a class or two with me, been at some of the studios I work etc., feel free to leave a review and set-up a profile to keep track on what's going on at your favorite studios when in your home town, or traveling.
Check out the profile here:
Check it out ... new business cards!
I just got my new shipment of rounded mini-cards from the fine people at MOO. Time to cover the city with these bad-boys! :wink:
Again, after peeping my home-girl, Dina Ivas' cards, I said to my self, "GET 'EM!"
If you want to order a set for yourself, click on this referral link:
That will save you 10% on your first order.
Today, in association with Down to Earth Market & Makara Studio, we'll continue our joint effort to bring wellness to Cooper Park in Brooklyn. The market, which features seasonal fruits and vegetables, pantry staples, plants and other great items, will be open from 11:00AM to 4:00PM. Here's a Google Maps LINK for directions.
I'm proud to announce that KeVita will also be there, donating their Sparkling Probiotic Drinks for the yogis that attend. KeVita has all the benefits of probiotics for digestive and immune health, non-gmo, vegan, organic, gluten free and super yummy!
The Yoga class will begin at noon. Bring your own mats, towels, water bottles -- friends & family -- and make sure to wear comfortable clothing. Try to get there 10-15-minutes prior to sign-up, as we'll meet in front of the farmers' market stand, or join the group of yogis with their mats rolled out inside the park.
Remember, these classes are donation based, and will be weekly on Sundays (weather permitting) through September 28.
I want to extend many thanks to the folks at KeVita. Be sure to check out their site HERE. And follow them on Twitter: @KeVitaDrinks.
See you at the park,
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