WomenWerk Forum
Mar
11
8:00 am08:00

WomenWerk Forum

Urban Yoga Foundation (UYF) Founder and Director, Ghylian Bell will be a moderator at the fourth annual WomenWerk forum on March 11, 2017 in New York City.

Event organizers recognize there is a great need among women to center emotional and physical wellness, in pursuit of professional success, personal fulfillment, and civic engagement.

Mindful Life Conference
Apr
20
Apr 23

Mindful Life Conference

  • Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

April's Mindful Life conference will be held in the Washington D.C. area from April 20-23, 2017. Join an amazing lineup of speakers (including our own amazing Ghylian Bell!) as we discuss mindfulness and compassion in family life, work life, civic life, education, health and wellness, social activism and culture. We will also be discussing how the mindfulness movement has progressed and where things are heading, including a look into the newest technology and latest sciences on mindfulness.

 

Early Bird registration is available NOW! Register today and save $300!

 

Mindful Leadership Summit
Apr
21
Apr 22

Mindful Leadership Summit

Urban Yoga Foundation (UYF) Founder and Director, Ghylian Bell will be a speaker at the second annual Mindful Life conference on April 21 & 22, 2017 in National Harbor, just outside Washington, DC. This event has become the annual gathering for all things mindful.

Join 700+ people and 25+ presenters as we focus on the power of mindfulness and compassion in all aspects of life.

The 2-day conference, we'll have optional daylong intensives the day before and after.


The Sounds Within: The Healing Power of Sound
Feb
12
4:30 pm16:30

The Sounds Within: The Healing Power of Sound

  • Urban Yoga Foundation

LIVE MUSIC & GONG MEDITATION WORKSHOP WITH

SAGIT & ALLEGRA GONG MASTER SUNSEED

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017 12PM-2PM at our Brooklyn Studio

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017 4:30-6:30 at our Harlem Studio

CONTRIBUTION $25

Sagit Zilberman, an internationally acclaimed saxophonist and meditation instructor and Allegra Cramer, an internationally-touring harpist and vocalist will soothe our souls and unleash our vital energy through the healing vibration of music, sound and quiet contemplation. Gong Master Sunseed will add gong vibrations to this spiritual adventure. 

 

The Sounds Within: The Healing Power of Sound
Feb
12
12:00 pm12:00

The Sounds Within: The Healing Power of Sound

LIVE MUSIC & GONG MEDITATION WORKSHOP WITH

SAGIT & ALLEGRA GONG MASTER SUNSEED

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017 12PM-2PM at our Brooklyn Studio

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017 4:30-6:30 at our Harlem Studio

CONTRIBUTION $25

Sagit Zilberman, an internationally acclaimed saxophonist and meditation instructor and Allegra Cramer, an internationally-touring harpist and vocalist will soothe our souls and unleash our vital energy through the healing vibration of music, sound and quiet contemplation. Gong Master Sunseed will add gong vibrations to this spiritual adventure.

Reserve your mat today at info@urbanyogafoundation.org/events

 

The Sounds Within: The Healing Power of Sound
Feb
10
12:00 pm12:00

The Sounds Within: The Healing Power of Sound

Friday February 10, 2017

8:00pm - 11:00pm 

LIVE MUSIC & GONG MEDITATION WORKSHOP WITH

SAGIT & ALLEGRA GONG MASTER SUNSEED

CONTRIBUTION $25

Sagit Zilberman, an internationally acclaimed saxophonist and meditation instructor and Allegra Cramer, an internationally-touring harpist and vocalist will soothe our souls and unleash our vital energy through the healing vibration of music, sound and quiet contemplation. Gong Master Sunseed will add gong vibrations to this spiritual adventure. 

Reserve your mat today at info@urbanyogafoundation.org/events

Childrens Yoga Teacher Training
Feb
4
Feb 5

Childrens Yoga Teacher Training

  • Urban Yoga Foundation

Due to popular demand, we are offering our teacher training in the Winter season on Saturday, February 4th and Sunday, February 5th from 9 am - 5 pm. The Urban Yoga Foundation (UYF) training is developed from a traditional practice to create a unique style of teaching yoga to school aged students.

We use mindful techniques with the application of yoga. Operating within the framework of its core values of diversity, integrity, health and sustainability, the UYFTT will help you become a certified children's yoga teacher and influence a generation of young people to take responsibility for their health. 

No worries if you are not a seasoned yogi or have only been practicing for a short period of time. This is a great training for class room teachers, social workers, nurses and moms alike. This is also great training to add on to your yoga resume.

Join us in this training for children and be a part of the mindful movement for this upcoming generation.

Please arrive in comfortable clothing, bring lunch and snacks.If you have questions and/or concerns please contact the UYF Wellness Educator.

Contribution $1,000 (payment plans are available).

Monthly Gong Mediation With Sun Seed
Jan
29
4:00 pm16:00

Monthly Gong Mediation With Sun Seed

  • Urban Yoga Foundation

The Gong experience is an immersion within a enveloping current of total sound. It facilitates a profound sense of ecstasy and well-being. Sound and vibration help facilitate a deep sense of peace; releasing tension and unblocking stagnant energy, helping to balance the energy centers working on a cellular level to re-balance the physical, emotional and subtle bodies.

Sunseed is a certified Reiki 2 Gong master, self taught intuitive sound practitioner. He received certified training in Gong Yoga of Holistic Resonance at Integral Yoga Institute expertised by Gong Master Don Conreaux. Sunseed utilizes gongs, singing bowls, chimes, tingshaws, kalimba & various resonating tools, to create vibrant sound scapes and incorporates effective modalities, which promote holistic wellness & communitive unification. Taken place on our main floor. Hope to see you there.

Contribution $15

Can't wait to see you for this mindful healing experience! 

Click here to schedule the Gong Mediation. 

Monthly T'ai Chi Ch'uan with R Furlow
Jan
29
2:00 pm14:00

Monthly T'ai Chi Ch'uan with R Furlow

  • Urban Yoga Foundation

Join our advanced T’ai Chi instructor Ronald Furlow in meditative movement, on the last Sunday every month.

T'ai Chi Ch'uan's focus and calmness cultivated by its meditative aspect is seen as necessary in maintaining optimum health. Relieving the physical effects of stress on the body and mind as well as being a great form of effective self-defense for its practitioners.

Let go of the past and move fluidly with an open mind and heart.

Contribution $10

Click here to schedule T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Go In With Yin A Yin Yoga Master Class with Mindful Meditation
Jan
28
10:30 am10:30

Go In With Yin A Yin Yoga Master Class with Mindful Meditation

Spend your morning with Master Teacher Ghylian Bell as she leads you in a delightful practice of Yin Yoga.

How do you contribute to your best self? You break through old patterns of thought while creating space for new ideas and attitudes. Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses held for 3 to 5 minutes designed to help you deepen your meditation practice.

Our goal is to activate that inner consciousness, offer a look deep inside the creative soul, and provide assistant in the mastering of your personal practice.

 Connect to your authentic self one breath at a time.

Contribution $20

Intensive Master Class Gong Bath, Reiki, and Restorative Yoga
Jan
21
10:30 am10:30

Intensive Master Class Gong Bath, Reiki, and Restorative Yoga

Spend your morning with Master Teacher Ghylian Bell and Reiki II Gong Master Sunseed.

How do you find your footing in these times of uncertainty? You create and manifest from what's already inside and around you through self mastery.

Supported yoga poses and gentle movements combined with sound and vibration help facilitate a deep sense of peace and serenity.

Our goal is to activate that inner consciousness and provide assistance in the mastering of your personal practice.

In solidarity with the women's marches occurring tomorrow, we will prepare ourselves with the power of sound energy healing before joining the Women's March downtown with other UYF members and Ghylian.

Connect to your authentic self one breath at a time.

Contribution $20

Healthy Living with Essential Oils
Oct
29
3:30 pm15:30

Healthy Living with Essential Oils

  • Urban Yoga Foundation

Rethink Your Medicine Cabinet! 

As you join us for a fun and educational afternoon to learn how to enhance your mood, increase focus, support seasonal threats, promote restful sleep, strengthen your immune system, manage discomfort, normalize hormones and so much more with Essential Oils.

You will be empowered with tools to grow in wellness.

 

 

 

 

Requested Contribution $15

Click here to schedule Healthy Living

See You There!

End of Summer Wellness Retreat
Sep
23
Sep 25

End of Summer Wellness Retreat

  • Minvera's By The Sea Bed and Breakfast

Come enjoy a relaxing weekend away hosted by UYF in Long Beach Island at Minerva's By the Sea Bed & Breakfast

September 23-25

Included will be:
4 Hand Massage per person
4 1-Hr Yoga Classes
(One class every morning and one every evening)
2 Meals per day

For the first 5 sign-ups we will provide a free 20 minute acupuncture session

Reservation Policies:
Check-in: 9/23 3pm (Please call us if you will be checking in later than 9 pm)
Check-out: 9/25 11:30am  (Housekeeping between 11 and 2 each day)
1st payment of $150 is due July 22nd
2nd payment August 19th $150
3rd payment final payment in full September 9th  

Contact UYF Manager Shindera Jackson to make your reservation at urbanyogafoundationinfo@gmail.com and/or questions about pricing at call (929) 266-5492

Accommodations:

Empire Room: Private entrance w| kitchenette. Sleeps 3  
Queen Bed
Trundle
Pull Out Sofa
Private: $700, 1 additional person only  $100
Shared: Q $375, T $350, PO $350 

Mermaid Room: Balcony. Sleeps 2
King Bed
Trundle
Private: $550
Shared: K $ 375, T $350 

Neptune Room: Balcony. Sleeps 2
Queen Bed
Twin Bed
Private : $500
Shared : Q $375 , T$350 

Verbena Room: Sleeps 2
Queen Bed
Pull Out Sofa
Private: $450
Shared: Q $375, PO $350 

Anemone room: Private room. Sleeps 1
Queen Bed, $400
 *capability to have 1 more occupant share bed. 

Farmer’s Market Nutrition Excursion
Aug
27
1:00 pm13:00

Farmer’s Market Nutrition Excursion

  • Sugar Hill GreenMarket

Join UYF with Nutritionist Shabnam Greenfield for the kickoff of our new two part nutrition workshops. 

Confused about what healthy choices to pick? Is it sometimes a struggle for you to find fresh goods to transition into a healthier lifestyle?

Knowing how to make healthy choices is as important as eating healthy, so we’ve decided to take you through the process from buying to preparing and consuming. 

At 1pm meet Shabnam at UYF and together we will walk to Sugar Hill Greenmarket. Learn how to make your selections along with benefits of fresh produce and purchasing from Farmer’s Market. 

At 3:30pm we will return to UYF for a tutorial where you will learn how to incorporate your picks into a tasty meal. Be prepared to cook! 

A contribution of $30 is requested. Proceeds go to UYF community & school programs.

(EBT, WIC, Seniors FMNP and Health Bucks are accepted at Farmer’s Market) 

More Info: Sugar Hill GreenMarket

Aug
13
3:00 pm15:00

Essential Oils Immunity Boosting

For years, essential oils have been use in holistic medicine to heal and strengthen the body. Join Tamara Payne at UYF for an informative workshop where she will share the wealth of benefits essential oils provides in the business of protecting your body and promoting wellness. Incorporating essential oils in your wellness routine is sure to prove rewarding.

Preventative care never smelled so good!!

Requested Contribution $10

For More Info & Sign-Up Visit Our Website!

Urbanyogafoundation.org| 549 West 152 St. NY, NY 10031| urbanyogafoundationinfo@gmail.com

Men's Wellness Day
Jun
18
2:00 pm14:00

Men's Wellness Day

  • Urban Yoga Foundation

Join UYF on June 18th from 2-6pm in a Celebration of You!

Father, brother, son or husband; take time out of your schedule for a day of relaxing celebration and essential self-care. Invite wellness into your life on this weekend of thanks and appreciation. Enjoy massage, sound and energy healing, healthy cuisine; learn useful breathing techniques and tai yoga; body work, nutritional consulting and more! 

Requested contribution of $50

Click here to schedule Men's Wellness Day

Cooking with Herbs
Jun
11
3:00 pm15:00

Cooking with Herbs

  • Urban Yoga Foundation

Fresh green herbs are not only the key to quick and delicious meals, these leafy greens are also nutrition powerhouses with a long history of medicinal uses from around the world.
Join nutritionist Shabnam Greenfield as she guides you through which herb to use to settle an upset stomach and which herb to ease a sore throat. Together we will cook, taste and learn in the setting of our historic Harlem brownstone’s community kitchen. Take home a surprise gift and continue the journey in your own home!

Requested $10 contribution

Click here to schedule Cooking with Herbs

Natural Solutions for Healthy Living
Jun
11
1:00 pm13:00

Natural Solutions for Healthy Living

  • Urban Yoga Foundation

Join us for a fun and educational afternoon to learn how to enhance your mood, increase focus, support seasonal threats, promote restful sleep, strengthen your immune system, manage discomfort, hunger cravings and metabolism, normalize hormones and so much more with doTerra Essential Oils. You will be empowered with tools to grow in wellness.

Requested Contribution $15

See You There!

Click here to schedule

Natural Solutions for Healthy Living

Teacher Training
Jun
11
Jun 12

Teacher Training

  • Urban Yoga Foundation

The UYF training is developed to create from a traditional practice a unique style of teaching school aged students yoga. Mark Saturday Jun 11th and Sunday Jun 12th from 9am - 5pm on your calendars. 

We use mindful techniques with the application of yoga. Operating within the framework of its core values of diversity, integrity, health and sustainability, the UYFTT will help you become a certified children's yoga teacher and influence a generation of young people to take responsibility for their health. 

Contribution for the training is $1,000: payment plans are available.

No worries if you are not a seasoned yogi or have only been practicing for a short period of time.This is a great training for class room teachers, social workers, nurses and moms alike. This is also great training to add on to your yoga resume.

Join us in this training for children and be a part of the mindful movement for this upcoming generation.

Please arrive in comfortable clothing, bring lunch and snacks.
If you have any further questions and/or concerns please contact UYF Manager at:

urbanyogafoundationinfo@gmail.com

Please enroll below if you are interested in embarking on this journey.

Click here to enroll.

Women's Wellness Day: Celebrating the Feminine
Apr
30
2:00 pm14:00

Women's Wellness Day: Celebrating the Feminine

  • Urban Yoga Foundation

Join UYF on April 30th as an early mother’s day gift, a relaxing ladies day out, or as a treat to yourself. Enjoy:

Tai Yoga
Massage

Breathing Techniques
Body Work

Sound Healing
Nutritional Consultation

Energy Healing
Healthy Cuisine

Relax and create balance as we share with you the art of wellness through a number of mindful activities. Cultivate and celebrate your feminine energy through self-love and self-care.

A contribution of $50 is requested

Tickets available at MindBody.

Spring Clean Your Diet
Apr
23
3:00 pm15:00

Spring Clean Your Diet

  • Urban Yoga Foundation

Spring has sprung and with the warmer air and greener grass comes the ideal opportunity to clear out those dietary cobwebs and nourish your body with the season’s first offerings.

Join Nutritionist Shabnam Greenfield as she guides you through a safe and simple whole foods-based cleanse that requires no fancy ingredients or bizarre concoctions. Together you will cook, taste and learn about how to use Spring’s freshest ingredients to revitalize your body and mind in the setting of our historic Harlem brownstone’s community kitchen.

Take home a surprise gift and continue the journey in your own home.

A contribution of $15 is requested All proceeds support the work of the Urban Yoga Foundation. Can't wait to see you there! 

Tickets are available at MindBody.

Essential Oils and Yoga
Apr
16
3:00 pm15:00

Essential Oils and Yoga

  • Urban Yoga Foundation

Join Carol Galanty, Wellness Warrior in an informative and engaging workshop on essential oils and yoga. The focus will be on twists and inversions, which require one to be fully present with their body and their breath. Specific essential oils will be applied topically to various chakra and reflexology points as we move throughout the practice to open airways and balance the mental with the physical.

Essential Oils will also be diffused in the room to set the mood and tone and will be enjoyed in a tea after class while we spend a few minutes in discussion learning more about the healing aspects of doTerra essential oils and how you can bring these oils home if you desire to incorporate them into your daily routine.

Ms. Galanty has made it her mission to inspire people to create life lasting positive changes. She is a renaissance woman in the wellness arena having worked with recovering cancer patients, inner-city youth, international celebrities, the local community and many more in the practices of yoga, nutrition and essential oils. This has allowed her to evolve and forward her mission to promote health and wellness in peoples lives.

There is a requested contribution of $15. 

Tickets available at MindBody

You are sure to learn a wealth of information from this workshop that will benefit you in everyday life and years to come. Can't wait to see you there!

First Friday's Fundraiser
Apr
1
7:00 pm19:00

First Friday's Fundraiser

  • Urban Yoga Foundation

Join us for return of our monthly fundraiser to keep mindful practices in schools. Come out the First Friday of the month to mix and mingle with fellow supporters and partners of UYF. On Friday, April 1st from 7-10pm, join DJ Baba Tunde with UYF to enjoy good music, light refreshments and drinks all in the company of amazing people. A contribution of $5 is requested in advance; $10 at the door. Bring a friend! Good Vibes Only!

Tickets are available at Mind Body

Teacher Training I
Mar
5
Mar 6

Teacher Training I

  • Urban Yoga Foundation

Due to popular demand we are offering our teacher training of the winter season on Saturday, March 5th and Sunday, March 6th from 9am - 5pm. The UYF training is developed to create from a traditional practice a unique style of teaching school aged students yoga.

We use mindful techniques with the application of yoga. Operating within the framework of its core values of diversity, integrity, health and sustainability, the UYFTT will help you become a certified children's yoga teacher and influence a generation of young people to take responsibility for their health.

Contribution for the training is $1,000; payment plans are available.

No worries if you are not a seasoned yogi or have only been practicing for a short period of time.This is a great training for class room teachers, social workers, nurses and moms alike. This is also great training to add on to your yoga resume.

Join us in this training for children and be a part of the mindful movement for this upcoming generation. To schedule the training click here.

Please arrive in comfortable clothing, bring lunch and snacks.
If you have any further questions and/or concerns please contact UYF Mangager at:

urbanyogafoundationinfo@gmail.com

First Friday's Party
Mar
4
7:00 pm19:00

First Friday's Party

  • Urban Yoga Foundation

Join us for the return of our monthly fundraiser to keep mindful practices in schools. Come out the First Friday of the month to mix and mingle with fellow supporters and partners of UYF.

On Friday, March 5th from 7:00 pm  - 10:00 pm, join DJ Tunde Adelekan with UYF to enjoy good music, light refreshments and drinks all in the company of amazing people.

A contribution of $5 is requested in advance; $10 at the door.

Bring a friend! Good Vibes Only!

Tickets are available at Mind Body

The Healing Power of Herbs and Spices
Feb
20
3:00 pm15:00

The Healing Power of Herbs and Spices

  • Urban Yoga Foundation

Fresh green herbs and warm flavorful spices are not only the key to easy, delicious, and nutritious meals, they also function as the earth’s own medicine cabinet. Join Nutritionist Shabnam Greenfield as she guides you through the medicinal and culinary uses of various herbs and spices. Learn which of these plants can help alleviate an upset stomach, prevent Alzheimer’s disease, and lower blood sugar. Wondering how to incorporate turmeric into your cooking? Or what meat pairs well with thyme? This workshop will give you the opportunity to learn these tricks and practice them as we use all our senses to experience nature’s bounty together.

A contribution of $10 is requested.

We look forward to sharing health with you.

Tickets are available at Mind Body

Go In With Yin: A Self-Love Workshop
Feb
13
2:00 pm14:00

Go In With Yin: A Self-Love Workshop

  • Urban Yoga Foundation

In this two-hour Yin Yoga workshop, T'ai Jamar will guide you through this beautiful practice of long-held, deeply relaxing, passive yet energizing poses that open the meridians/pathways of the body. Unlike the (yang) athletic yoga you may be familiar with, Yin yoga targets the deep connective tissues of the body and the fascia that covers the body (rather than the muscles). It is a quiet, meditative, internal practice. 

She will introduce the meridian systems, meditation, breath-work and visualization techniques to quiet the mind and restore optimal balance and harmony to the body. You will have the benefit of time and patience to allow the body to unfold, unravel and discover the quiet, softer side of yoga.

The practice will conclude with aromatherapy and an extended sivasana to integrate and absorb the benefits of the practice, followed by tea.

Some of the benefits of Yin Yoga are:

Calming and balancing to the mind and body
Regulates energy in the body
Increases mobility in the body, especially the joints and hips
Lowering of stress levels
Better lubrication and protection of joints
More flexibility in joints & connective tissue
Release of fascia throughout the body
Deeper Relaxation
A great coping for anxiety and stress

A contribution of $20 is requested. We hope to see you here!

Tickets are available at Mind Body

First Friday's Party
Feb
5
7:00 pm19:00

First Friday's Party

  • Urban Yoga Foundation

Join us for return of our monthly fundraiser to keep mindful practices in schools. Come out the First Friday of the month to mix and mingle with fellow supporters and partners of UYF.

On Friday, February 5th from 7pm - 10pm, join DJ Tunde Adelekan with UYF to enjoy good music, light refreshments and drinks all in the company of amazing people.

A contribution of $5 is requested in advance; $10 at the door.

Bring a friend! Good Vibes Only!

Tickets are available at Mind Body 

 

Monthly Gong Mediation
Jan
31
4:00 pm16:00

Monthly Gong Mediation

  • Urban Yoga Foundation

Sunseed is certified reiki 1, a sound practitioner. He utilizes gongs, singing bowls, chimes, tingshaws & various resonating tools, to create vibrant sound scapes. He received certified training in Gong Yoga of Holistic Resonance at Integral Yoga Institute & Sage Sound Academy and expertised by Gong Master Don Conreux. As a co-founding partner of Brothers Of The GONG, Sunseed incorporates affective modalities, promoting holistic wellness & communitive unification.
The Gong experience is an immersion within a enveloping current of total sound. It facilitates a profound sense of ecstasy and wellbeing as energy blockages are released on a cellular level. Organic vibrations help to release tension reduce stress and stimulate circulatory flow thru out varying body systems. This massage of sound waves from the gong can help you let go of the past and cultivate an open heart and mind.

There is a requested contribution of $25, sign up early and pay a reduced price of $10.00 at checkout! Can't wait to see you for this mindful healing experience.

Yoga and Essential Oils
Jan
23
3:00 pm15:00

Yoga and Essential Oils

  • Urban Yoga Foundation

Join Carol Galanty, Wellness Warrior in an informative and engaging workshop on essential oils and yoga. The theme of this workshop is VISION. The beginning of a new year is a perfect time to set a vision for yourself for how you wish to live your life. The focus will be on twists and inversions, which require one to be fully present with their body and their breath. Specific essential oils will be applied topically to various chakra and reflexology points as we move throughout the practice to open airways and balance the mental with the physical.
Essential Oils will also be diffused in the room to set the mood and tone and will be enjoyed in a tea after class while we spend a few minutes in discussion learning more about the healing aspects of doTerra essential oils and how you can bring these oils home if you desire to incorporate them into your daily routine.

Ms. Galanty has made it her mission to inspire people to create life lasting positive changes. She is a renaissance woman in the wellness arena having worked with recovering cancer patients, inner-city youth, international celebrities, the local community and many more in the practices of yoga, nutrition and essential oils. This has allowed her to evolve and forward her mission to promote health and wellness in peoples lives.
 
There is a requested contribution of $15; sign up early and pay a reduced price of $10.00 at checkout!
You are sure to learn a wealth of information from this workshop that will benefit you in everyday life and years to come. Can't wait to see you there!