DATE 1 | 1 | 2020
TIME 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
REGISTER Aside from a few exceptions, mainly just show up (read program below)
2020 is around the corner and is already ushering an exhilarating new beginning for us all, individually and globally. As we step into this new decade with pressure at its highest, things appear to be closing down on us, we feel compressed, pressured, squeezed and boxed in, when in truth we are experiencing the total opposite of that. We are not shrinking, we are expanding so much, that it is starting to feel tight in here, and we are left with no choice but to press against the walls of our container. The universe is stretching our awareness beyond the confines of our body, mind, and individual stories, cracking the shell of ignorance, unconsciousness and separation wide open.
The movements of these emotional tectonic plates are perhaps shaking and dancing our foundational socio-cultural values, revolutionizing our concepts of the world, but they are mainly inviting us to realign with Nature, with our Humanity, with Truth, with Source, so we can finally reclaim and experience our birthright that is Abundance and Joy. And while we are being rearranged, reshuffled, reorganized, into our fullest, kindest and strongest, it is important that we remain attentive to those changes, strongly anchored within ourselves, listening deeply, and getting ourselves ready to move forward with the flow of everything without batting an eyelash
On January 1, 2020, Union Square Yoga is stepping into this new era by opening its doors as of 8:00 am, (Yes! You read right 8:00 am) for all those wishing to rise with the sun, to connect with this energy of renewal and shining possibilities, to rest, digest, and feel supported by like minded people, to benefit from our space as a playground for creative expression. An all day program (see below) designed for us to freely drop in the space of chanting, vocalizing, drumming, listening, moving, breathing, conversing, meditating and setting the right intentions in manifesting our most elevated way of living as citizens of a country in need of love and solidarity, and members of a planet in need of healing and peace.
Come bid farewell the old ways, the old world, the old paradigms, let’s all greet each other in celebration, wishing peace and a good life to all living beings. Happy New Year and Happy New Era!
| PROGRAM |
Led by Danielle Abisaab | Zena El Khalil | Rony Mecattaf and YOU
You can pretty much walk in at any time and join in on whatever activity is taking place (except for the Cacao Ceremony and Restorative Class, check below). We just ask that you remain mindful and silent as you enter the studio to minimize the possibility of disrupting any ongoing program. We also invite you to take a break from your phones and put them on airplane mode, and of course, make sure to remove your shoes before coming in.
| AM PROGRAM |
– 08:00 am to 09:00 am Silent Meditation (Arrival time: Anytime)
– 09:00 am to 09:30 am Tea Break (Arrival time: Anytime)
– 09:30 am to 11:00 am Cacao Ceremony | Intention setting | Gong Bath (Arrival time: 9:20 am)
– 11:00 am to 01:00 pm Chanting | Drumming |**Open Mic (Arrival time: Anytime)
| PM PROGRAM |
– 03:00 pm to 04:00 pm Documentary projection (Arrival time: Anytime)
– 04:30 pm to 06:00 pm Restorative Yoga with Quantum Alchemy Crystal Bowls (Arrival time: 4:15pm)
** Open Mic is an invitation for anyone to come and share their gifts with everyone else. We would allocate 10 or 15 minutes for each person to express themselves through chanting, music, movement, guided meditation, dancing….whatever your heart is yearning to speak, we will all be listening.