Happy Holidays Long Island City! Iynegar Yoga, American Sign Language for Babies & Tots, The Bradley Method, Prenatal Breastfeeding Workshops and More!

Hey Long Island City, Sunnyside, and Greater New York Area,
We hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving Weekend! From our hearts to yours, wishing you and yours a Happy Holidays!
We know you’re busy, so we highlighted different programs to help you navigate the page and find your Zen. Namaste.
Children’s Classes:it’s a great time of year for indoor, educational fun!! Check out our Music Classes for Babies and Toddlers on Tuesdays at 4:15pm: $13.50 drop in and 20% off for siblings. Winter Session begins January 5th-March 30 12 classes for $150, one missed class is built into session.
Music and Movement for 3-5 Year Olds Tuesdays 5pm-5:45pm:$165 for 12 Sessions, listed under workshops: Pre-registeration is required, no drop-in classes available.Sibling discount of 20% is available.
Music Exploration takes the skills your child learned in Baby and Toddler class and applies them to more advanced techniques. Your children will be introduced to more advanced rhythmic patterns, choreographed movement, connecting melody names (do re mi) to pitch, all while in an encouraging, fun and interactive environment. Kids will learn the confidence to express their own personal musical style, while incorporating proper technique and terminology – all while laughing, dancing, and singing!
Peanut Yoga 3-5 Years Old Thursdays 4:45pm-5:30pm January 8th-March 26th: $165 for 12 Sessions 20% off for siblings. Pre-registration is required.

Pranavah Yoga’s after school program offers LIC children a place to spend built up energy in a productive way, learning the art of yoga. They will listen to a story at the beginning of class and use that theme and their imagination during class. They learn to listen for cues in the structure of a classroom, and build mind body self awareness in a social environment. We teach children yoga postures where they learn coordination, increase strength and flexibility while simultaneously learning to be mindful. We teach children to focus, techniques to quiet and calm their minds, while making yoga fun. Yoga is a personal journey for children, they explore the art in a noncompetitive, nonjudgemental way while simultaneously building their confidence
Pranavah Yoga and Baby Fingers are launching a fun and educational ASL Program for Babies and Toddlers and Pre-K 3-5 Years Old this January. We are currently conducting a trial class with great success! In celebration of the holiday season and our new partnership, we’re offering you 20% or $40 off our Winter session if you pre-register by December 31st. P

lease see our workshops by clicking link the below:
Baby & Tot Class: Bond with your baby and learn to communicate through our Baby & Toddler Sign Language. Babies as young as 4 months old can learn to sign and communicate their needs to their parents and caregivers: They are less likely to be frustrated while communicating their needs. Moreover, studies reveal sign language helps babies and toddlers to develop their ability to think and articulate earlier: They speak earlier and have a larger vocabulary. Studies also reveal children who learn sign language have a higher IQ and better grades in school. No more worrying or guessing if they’re cold, hungry or have a headache at 2am. These workshops are taught by Baby Fingers and are $200 for 8 classes. Space is limited to 12 students, pre-register by December 31st for Holiday Discount 20% off! 

Adult Group Classes and Workshops: New Iyengar Classes Thursdays at 8pm starting December 4th, and Wednesdays at 7pm starting January 7th.

We’re thrilled to be cultivating an Iyengar Program at Pranavah Yoga!! Iyengar Yoga is ever evolving in Pune, India. Iyengar’s  family continue to teach in fresh and exciting ways. The Iyengar Family test theories and different approaches to teaching yoga, then disseminated their knowledge hroughout the Iyengar community. Iyengar pioneered the use of props: blocks, blankets, straps, bolsters, etc. to make yoga accessible to all people, young and old. Those who are new to yoga or new to the Iyengar method should begin with a Level I. In Level I classes standing poses are emphasized in order to develop strength, learn actions to create a sense of direction within the postures, hone one’s balance and cultivate a connection between the limbs and trunk. Inversions, seated forward bends, twists and rudimentary back-bends are introduced. In Level II classes, headstand is taught along with deeper backbends. Level II asanas are refined with more nuanced instructions. Students must be proficient in Level I before attending a Level II class.
Community Acupuncture Sunday December 14th 1:30pm $35 Donation for 30 Minutes Experience the ultimate relaxation and healing of Acupuncture: 1 to 1 for 30 minutes with Carla.
Inversions for Beginners and Intermediate Dec 6th 2:30-4:30pm Pre-register online for $35 or pay $40 at door.
This workshop is interactive and slow-paced to provide space for questions and answers.
Carolyn will introduce a pose, demonstrate it, and answer questions you may have. Practitioners will explore and investigate the asana thoroughly, ask questions before we move onto the next sequence. This workshop is an opportunity to interact with Carolyn on a personal level and use her guidance to dissect your practice and facilitate a greater understanding of the beauty and power of yoga.Inversions are the most powerful of the asanas. They are in part the reason why we do our asana practice: to build strength and flexibility to invert. There are many physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits to inverting. In Yoga philosophy it is said that inverting will reverse or slow the aging process. There is a nectar, amrita, that flows from the pituitary gland (from behind the 3rd eye) and drips down into the fire of the body where it is consumed. When we invert, we retain the nectar in its home of the pituitary gland behind the 3rd eye and are kept youthful.
Physically: inversions strengthen arms, legs, and spine while improving digestion, and stimulating abdominal organs, and the pituitary gland: the master gland that regulates the endocrine system and all the other glands in our body. Inversions are mentally stimulating, expand our consciousness, while leading us on the path of enlightenment.This non competitive, workshop is an exploration of one’s mental, emotional and physical abilities and limitations: understanding where we are on our path. It is a workshop of self-study or svadhyaya as well as inverting.This 2. hour workshop is designed for people who have been practicing yoga for at least 1 year.
Learn how to invert safely with proper alignment, focus and intention.Pre-register online for $35 until Dec 2nd or pay $40 at the door. Get  ready for some fun!!!
The Bradley Method for Natural Childbirth with Vivian Cardinale December 7th 3-5pm $425 (listed in Workshops) https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=30573
Do you want the best start for you baby?
The Bradley Method® is a 12 class course, covering 12 units of instruction, that teaches women how to give birth naturally. The Bradley Method® is designed for small classes with lots of individual attention: Evidence bases, experienced based, The Bradley Method is the most successful form of childbirth education in the world.

The techniques are simple and effective: they are based on information about how the human body works during labor. The Bradley Method® encourages mothers to trust their bodies using natural breathing, relaxation, nutrition, exercise, and education and how to work with their bodies to reduce pain and make their labors more efficient.

There are over 1,000,000 couples trained in The Bradley Method® nationwide, and nearly 90% of them have had spontaneous, unmedicated vaginal births. This is a method that works.(The Student Workbook is included with this workshop. It has over 130 pages with over 75 pictures and illustrations.)
Husbands and Partners are encouraged to attend as many classes as possible, but they are not required to attend any. If you or your partner miss one, two or three classes, don’t worry, there’s some overlap in each class.
Most birthing classes offer 4-6 classes for $375-$400. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in birth education at an affordable price.
This workshop is $425 and runs from Dec 7th-Feb 28th of 2015. 

Prenatal Breastfeeding Workshop December 13th 2:30-4:30pm with Lactation Consultant Heather IBCLC

Prenatal breastfeeding education is an important step in preparing for your new baby. Many expectant moms hear how difficult or painful breastfeeding can be. In this workshop you’ll learn proper latch techniques and basic management skills before your baby arrives. This preparatory class will help you and your little one get breastfeeding off to a good start. This educational and interactive workshop is lead by lactation consultant Heather Mullen, and covers the following range of breastfeeding topics:

-Why Breastfeed?
-Proper latch and positioning
-Feeding frequency
-Scheduling feeds
-How can I tell if baby is getting enough milk?
-Making Milk/Supply/Pumping
-Milk storage guidelines
-Bed Sharing/co-sleeping, is it safe?
-Two breasts or one
-Diet: can I still eat my favorite foods?
-Medications and breastfeeding
-Introducing Solids
-Resources and support
This educational 2 hour workshop is $75.

Happy Holidays!!! Namaste

Pranavah Yoga

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