UPGRADE IN PROGRESS at The Den!

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in On Our Blog

UPGRADE IN PROGRESS at The Den!

Have you heard the news? Lyons Den is expanding! We are so excited to announce that we are DOUBLING our size in TriBeCa (we’ve taken over the second floor!), and are opening a second location in Chelsea. What does this mean for you?  More room to BREATHE . . . more room to MOVE . . . more room to SWEAT. And more room than ever to ROAR (and shower!). Here’s what you need to know about our growth and expansion… All the action in TriBeCa will be happening on the second floor for a little while. We transitioned on Thursday, January 12, to check-in on the second floor at 279 Church Street, where classes are also be taking place. (The second floor will eventually operate as our second, more intimate studio once everything is complete.) Book your mats in advance! There is less space available in the second studio, so we highly recommend signing up for all of your desired classes ahead of time during the TriBeCa renovation period. Weekly sign-ups open every Sunday at 6 PM. (Reminder: All class cancellations must be made by 5 PM the day prior to the class booked.) We’re shifting the schedule — just a bit, and just for a little while. We will be offering a temporarily altered schedule over the next few weeks, including slightly shifted class times and additional class options. We’re doing this to keep the Den open so classes can resume during the entire time we’re renovating and upgrading. There’s more space to shower! Available NOW: expanded showers and lockers rooms for men and women! Can we get a roar for that? Here’s what else to expect… a quadrupled lobby size and new front desk and check-in area (don’t worry — there’s still a doggy door for Den Mascot, Josie) a larger main studio on the third floor an additional second studio on the second floor, four showers in the more than twice-as-big women’s locker room (along with two bathrooms) two showers and two bathrooms in the double-the-size men’s locker room loads more easy-to-access lockers expanded retail section and Den-branded gear a fresh filtration and water-filling station an upgraded sound system the same quiet, clean, pain-relieving and healing infrared radiant heating system simply expanded more classes and options than ever before The transition won’t take long — just a few weeks this month — and we so appreciate your patience and understanding during the...

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MEDITATION INTENSIVE this SUNDAY, NOV 6th

Posted by on Oct 31, 2016 in On Our Blog

MEDITATION INTENSIVE this SUNDAY, NOV 6th

HAPPENING THIS SUNDAY 145PM-345PM at The Den Meditation Intensive with NICK DICKINSON (visiting Baptiste Teacher from Boston) Delve deep into breath, bandhas and drishti in this meditative vinyasa workshop. Using the heat and flow of Journey Into Power we will pause to dive deeper into guided meditations and breathing exercise to access power and space. Think: less instruction and more direct experience of the creative power of physical and mental vinyasa. You will sweat, find power through creative breathing techniques and bliss out in three guided meditations.” sign up NOW by calling the studio 646.490.8888 or under ENROLLMENTS under SCHEDULE online. Investment: $49 Sunday, November 6th 1:45pm – 3:45pm Wear yoga attire. Nick has been studying and practicing meditation for over 30 years. He spent ten years as a Buddhist monk in the Tibetan tradition where he taught meditation practice and guided many workshops and retreats. After starting to practice Baptiste yoga 16 years ago he came to appreciate the deep connection and benefit that comes from both a regular asana and meditation practice. Since that time he has been teaching meditation instruction at various yoga studios, wellness centers and universities....

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YIN YOGA WORKSHOP . . . come check out the YIN to our YANG!

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in On Our Blog

YIN YOGA WORKSHOP . . . come check out the YIN to our YANG!

At Lyons Den Power Yoga we practice Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga which is a dynamic practice with movements that contract and lengthen our muscles. This style of yoga is considered Yang Yoga where through full body integration we build fire (tapas) and create space through breath and focus. On the other side of the spectrum, Yin Yoga is a deep practice that encourages the body to relax rather than engage. Yin is a perspective shift, it is as much a mental practice as it is a physical practice, moving inwardly to find a balanced state of peace. In this practice we focus on releasing the connective tissue “fascia” to create range of motion in our joints and muscles by targeting ligaments, bones and joints. Yin generally targets the hips, lower back and legs. Yin Yoga is the perfect counter to the firey Yang practice of Power Vinyasa.  ***  *** Join seasoned teacher, Braxton Rose for this two-hour workshop where you will learn and practice: -The Three Principles of Yin Asana -Releasing Connective Tissues (Fascia, Tendons, Ligaments) -Freeing Emotions Stored in your Body -Postures as a Therapeutic Experience -Understanding how Trauma is Experienced Spiritually, Emotionally, and Physically -Yin Asanas such as Dragon, Saddle, and Twisted Root -Establishing Knowledge to Continue a Home Practice. This workshops is suitable for all levels of students: avid yoga practitioners, athletes of any kind and anyone looking to take some time to slow down in their busy lives.   When: Saturday, July 30th Time: 3-5pm Investment: $49   **Please note: signing up for a workshop is like buying tickets to a concert – once you’ve purchased them, they are yours! No cancellations or refunds. If you cannot attend and want someone else to take your place & you arrange this swap, we are happy to accommodate that request! Thank...

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INTENTIONAL PLACEMENT: Meditation Workshop back by popular Den demand with Baptiste Teacher & Meditation Master, Nick Dickinson

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in On Our Blog

INTENTIONAL PLACEMENT: Meditation Workshop back by popular Den demand with Baptiste Teacher & Meditation Master, Nick Dickinson

Whether you are wanting to start meditating or wishing to refine and enhance your existing practice: this is the perfect workshop for you! This is an all-in-one comprehensive exploration of meditation practice suitable for all levels. Just as in an asana class a teacher guides your body through verbal cues, Nick will guide you through cues for your mind- leading you into a profound state of clarity and peace, grounded in the present moment. The content is completely non-denominational and not religious in nature. It can be used to create a daily practice or enhance an established practice. All levels welcome.In this two hour workshop you will: • Explore how meditation and asana practice support one another. • Engage in three guided meditations. • Participate in discussion with time for questions and answers. • Gain the tools to establish a daily meditation practice that fits your lifestyle. Nick has been studying and practicing meditation for over 30 years. He spent ten years as a Buddhist monk in the Tibetan tradition where he taught meditation practice and guided many workshops and retreats. After starting to practice Baptiste yoga 16 years ago he came to appreciate the deep connection and benefit that comes from both a regular asana and meditation practice. Since that time he has been teaching meditation instruction at various yoga studios, wellness centers and universities. INVESTMENT: $49.00 WHEN: Saturday, July 23rd from 3-5pm HOW TO SIGN-UP: Under ENROLLMENTS on the website class schedule now, or by calling the studio (646-490-8888). **Signing up for a workshop at The Den is like buying tickets to a concert – Once you’ve purchased them, they are yours! No cancellations or refunds – If you cannot attend and want someone else to take your place to sweat it out & you arrange this swap, we are happy to accommodate that request! Thank you!** Also note: This meditation workshop is a great introduction to Lyons Den Power Yoga’s meditation program with Nick, to begin this...

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Introducing Lyons Den Power Cubs

Posted by on Jan 12, 2016 in On Our Blog

We are so excited to launch the Lyons Den Power Cubs program: yoga for children! At Lyons Den, we are committed to community empowerment, and we believe the earlier the seeds of strength, confidence, connection, and concentration are planted, the better. That’s why we’re proud and eager to invite your kids to join the Lyons Den community! Power Cubs is a 12-week program for children ages 3-5 and 6-9, led by Trista Krone and Eda Ozman, kicking off in February. The groups will meet twice a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays. (Ages 3-5 will meet from 11 am-12 pm, and ages 6-9 will be from 3:30-4:30 pm.) Meet the Teachers: Trista Krone met LDPY co-founder Bethany Lyons while attending Baron Baptiste’s Level 2 training in Tulum, Mexico, in 2013, and has been a part of the Lyons Den community since 2014. Trista has practiced power yoga for more than 10 years and brings 800 hours of specialized yoga training to the Power Cubs program. In addition to graduate studies focused on positive youth development, Trista has worked as a facilitator and program manager for Girls on the Run, a youth development program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Trista completed kids yoga training at Karma Kids Yoga in Manhattan. She is passionate about teaching children and translating the principles of yoga in a fun, imaginative, and playful way. Eda Ozman completed teacher training in the Baptiste style at Down Dog Yoga in Washington, D.C. She immediately knew she wanted to share the practice with children. Eda has since completed children’s yoga training programs at YoKids in Washington, D.C., as well as Karma Kids Yoga and Little Flower Yoga in Manhattan. Eda has extensive experience working with 4-H, which is the nation’s largest positive youth development and youth mentoring organization, empowering six million young people in the U.S. She can’t wait to share the benefits of yoga and mindfulness to children, and empower Den Cubs to be happy, healthy, and strong. Interested? Please click here to complete a short survey so we can best serve you and your kids. All feedback is appreciated! Thank you for sharing with us. We look forward to seeing your Den Cubs on the...

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How We Rang In 2016 At The Den

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in On Our Blog

For some people, the ideal New Year’s Eve is at a raging, bottle-service-fueled dance party. For others it’s a cheese pizza (OK, two cheese pizzas) on the couch and snoozing at 12:02 AM.  But for us? Well there’s nowhere we’d rather be at midnight than on the mat, ringing in the new year with intention, excitement, and a whole lot of sweat. This year, we upheld tradition by hosting a two-hour class — led by Bethany Lyons — counting down to the midnight ball drop. Why spend New Year’s Eve at The Den? Here’s why some of our fearless warriors chose to spend the holiday with us, powering their way through 16 sets of handstand preps and 16 breaths while holding Wheel. NBD. Natasha Henry: “My fiancé, Brandon, and I usually dedicate the holidays to visiting our families. But this year our schedules brought us back to New York City in time for New Year’s Eve, and we both knew what we wanted to do. “Yoga has always been a cornerstone of our life as a couple. When we began dating, Brandon invited me to my first class — with Bethany as our teacher! — and it has become our version of church. This New Year’s Eve practice was our first holiday spent doing something alone and together. We think it’s special and important to be able to create our own traditions and memories for our family unit, especially as we move into a marriage. “Practicing at The Den that night was exciting and intense. I loved walking up the candlelit stairway and entering a room bursting with joy. I was surrounded by a community of individuals who each made the same decision to show up on their mats. This was the energy I wanted to enter 2016 with. It was an intense reminder and a call to be the best version of myself. I loved the love I felt and hope to do this again next year with Brandon. “Oh, and another important takeaway from the two-hour class: Definitely do not eat cake before class.” Alice Pucheu: “On New Year’s Eve 2014, my fiancé, Sean, and I had both recently lost loved ones and couldn’t bear going to a house party or bar. But we didn’t want to grieve all night in our apartment. I received an email from Lyons Den about the New Year’s Eve class and instantly thought, ‘I could get out of bed for this.’ My grief was in the phase where getting out of bed was a major accomplishment. “I have studied with Bethany for about a decade, so she has seen me on my mat through numerous life changes. I knew Sean and I, no matter our mental and emotional states, would be fully welcomed — and I was right. We connected, celebrated, and laughed with everyone there. “2015 was a year of magical thinking for...

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