Yoga Class Schedule

Live-Stream Classes 4/1-4/6

As much as I love personal connection with friends/families/students and miss it A LOT, I am extremely grateful for the technology we have today that allows us to still stay close, even though we are apart. Zoom yoga has been a surprising blessing.

Some changes for this week – I will not be holding class on Thursday this week. It is my 40th birthday, and I am taking the day off! By request, I am also adding a 7 am class back on to my teaching schedule. For those of you who need to get practice in before you work from home. 

Schedule for the week is below. From now on Zoom log-in information will be sent via email only. If you would like to take class and are not currently on my email list, please contact me with your email address!

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Upcoming Live-Stream Classes 3/25-3/30

When I was growing up, and music stores were still in existence (Sam Goody – my go-to, Toward Records, etc.) Tuesday was the day new music came out. It wasn’t always easy to convince my mom to take me, but once I had my license, that is often where you would find me – perusing the newest music releases – examining cover artwork, reading track listings, and making carefully selected purchases. I could spend hours in a music store. This was even more exciting in college where in Albany they had actual small scale record stores rather than the chain stores found in Long Island.

So in keeping with tradition, Tuesday is the day my weekly Zoom schedule will be released. I will also start creating playlists again (it’s been a few weeks since my last compilation) that you can play from Spotify (if you want) during my classes. Below you will find the full schedule, including one-click links as well as meeting ID/passwords.

Three new class times have been added to the schedule – all 60 minute classes, including Spiritual Warrior. If you are unfamiliar with the Spiritual Warrior sequence, it is a 60-min set-sequence Jivamukti class created by Sharon Gannon & David Life.

Suggested donation is $10-20 sliding scale or free if you are currently without income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please be honest about this as teaching Zoom classes is currently my only form of income.Payments accepted via Venmo @April-Dechagas or PayPal aprildechagas@gmail.com, or Zelle.

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Annual Jivamukti Memorial Day Weekend Retreat May 22-25, 2020

THIS RETREAT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. STAY WELL!!!

I had the honor of leading last year’s annual Jivamukti Memorial Day Weekend Retreat at Ananda Ashram and I am excited to continue the tradition!

Ananda Ashram in Monroe, New York, is a Yoga retreat and spiritual-educational center just over one hour from New York City, founded in 1964 by Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati. Located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the Ashram provides a serene, natural environment with woods and meadows surrounding a lake.

To register: aprildechagas@gmail.com

Payment accepted via Venmo, PayPal, Zelle

Classes in the Lake House

Early Bird Pricing (sign up by May 1):

  • Semi-Private Room $595
  • Dorm $535
  • Apt w/Roomate & private bathroom $695 (sold out)

Sign-up After May 1:

  • Semi-Private Room $625
  • Dorm $565
  • Apt w/Roomate & private bathroom $725 (sold out)

Drop-in Day Rate: $135 (includes all meals & activities for the day)

Pricing includes:

  • All meals and accommodation
  • 2 Jivamukti classes/day with April including 1 live music class
  • Meditation with Bharati/Ananda Ashram staff
  • Evening programs (concerts/Kirtan-to be announced soon)
  • Access to all grounds including swimming pool, row boat and Appalachian Trail

Some photos from last year’s retreat:

Last year’s schedule (to be updated for this year):

FRI
4 pm onwards Check-in: Main house office
5:30 – 6:30pm Dinner
7:30-10 pm Ananda Ashram Evening Program

SAT
8am – 9am Light Breakfast (coffee, tea, toast)
9am Morning Meditation and Fire Ceremony
9:45-10:45 Scripture Studies with Bharati
11:00-12:30 Jivamukti Yoga Asana Class w/ April
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-3:15 pm Break

2:30-3:00 pm optional walking meditation in woods w/April
3:30pm – 5pm Jivamukti Yoga w/ April
5:30-630 Dinner
7:30pm-8:30 pm Ashram Meditation Program
8:30 pm North Indian Vocal Concert with Deepak Kumar & Naren Budhakar

SUN
8am – 9am Light Breakfast
9am Meditation and Fire Ceremony
9:45-10:45 Scripture Studies with Bharati
11:00-12:30 Jivamukti Yoga Asana Class w/ April
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-3:15pm Break
3:15 5:15pm Jivamukti Yoga Asana Class w/ April PLUS live music with Lisa Apatini (Nandini)
5:30-6:30pm Dinner
7:30pm-8:30 pm Ashram Meditation Program
8:00 pm Kirtan/Concert with Krishna Devi

MON
8-9am Light Breakfast
9am Morning Meditation and Fire Ceremony
9:45-10:45 Scripture Studies with Bharati
11 – 12:30 Jivamukti Yoga Asana Class w/ April
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-3:00 pm Checkout

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Teaching in Oz

“No one can love who has not a heart, and so I am resolved to ask Oz to give me one.” – The Tin Man, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum

I always find my heart while teaching and it’s bursting to teach in Australia! Teaching dates coming up:

December 12th & 13th, Melbourne, Australia The Yoga Corner

December 14th, Sydney, Australia Dance Flow Yoga

December 15th, Surry Hills, Australia, PSOAS PSATURDAY WORKSHOP, Co-teaching with Caterina Quilla at Hiscoes MUST PRE-REGISTER AT WWW.QUILLAYOGA.COM

December 17th, Waterloo, Australia, Quilla Yoga


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Europe, I’ll Be There Soon!

So excited to be headed to Europe in a few weeks! Upcoming classes in Switzerland and Germany:

Bern, Switzerland, Daya Yoga

Friday July 20th, 5:30 p.m. Open

Saturday July 21st, 10:30 a.m. Medium

Basel, Switzerland, The Looking Glass Yoga

Sunday July 22nd, 10:30 a.m. Open

Monday July 23rd, 6:15 p.m. Medium

Tuesday July 24th, 10:00 a.m. Open

Berlin, Germany, Peace Yoga – Jivamukti Yoga School

Wednesday July 25th, 4:30 p.m. Open

 

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World Traveling Yogi

#itsbeenawhile has been my hashtag of choice a lot recently. Whether in regards to friends I haven’t seen in a while, working on a jigsaw puzzle, or in this case, writing a new blog post!

The past 6 months have been busy, busy, busy! Mostly filled with planning new and exciting things for 2018. Over the next year I will be traveling quite a bit; teaching yoga, checking out potential retreat destinations, and of course some vacation time! Don’t worry New Yorker’s! I’m still based here and teaching my full schedule!

Check out my global happenings below. Open to everyone! See you somewhere across the globe! Reach out for more info, or click the links below.

January 20th: Manahawkin, NJ, Hot or Not Yoga, Yoga Anatomy Course

February 3rd: Manahawkin, NJ, Hot or Not Yoga, Beginner Sanskrit

February 4th: Manahawkin, NJ, Hot or Not Yoga, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

March 3rd: Manahawkin, NJ, Hot or Not Yoga, Pranayama and Vedic Mantras

March 31 – April 7th: Ambergris Caye, Belize, Yoga Retreat 

April 7th – April 11th: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala – potential future retreat location!

April 12 – 14th: Puebla Mexico, Jivamukti Yoga Puebla, Open Classes and Workshops

July 20 – 21st: Bern, Switzerland, Daya Yoga, In the works!

July 21st – 22nd: Basel, Switzerland, The Looking Glass Yoga, In the works!

July 22 – August 1st (Teaching Dates TBD): Berlin, Germany

August 2018: Rockaway, NY, Beach-asana!

December 2018 (Dates TBD): Sydney, Australia

World Travels

 

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BigToe Yoga

Introducing a new App that connects yoga teachers to students throughout NYC! I am now teaching a weekly class through BigToe Yoga in Bed-Stuy at Aspire2Dance. This weekly class will be a bit different from the other classes I teach – each week will be more of a workshop where we work through a specific pose. There will be some vinyasa involved to warm up, but a majority of the 1 hour & 15 minute class will be focusing on a specific pose.

Thursday nights at 6:30 pm, Aspire2Dance, 1195 Bedford Ave. Pre-Registration is required through the BigToe Yoga App http://www.bigtoe.fit/, and it’s only $12!

The next four weeks we will be working on arm balances. This week we will be focusing on Eka Pada Galavasana, also know as “Flying Crow.”

flying-crow

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Spreading love in the world through the teachings of yoga!

If you haven’t noticed by now, I have been teaching A LOT of yoga! All of my hard work has paid off! I am now an 800-hour certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher, and also recently completed the Aerialmukti teacher training and am certified to teach aerial yoga!

If you haven’t checked out one of my classes yet, you can view my full schedule here. https://aprildechagas.com/yoga/, including all subbing dates as of now through the end of August.

I am subbing a ton this summer, including aerial yoga classes! See you on the mat!

Current class schedule:

Monday

9:30 a.m. Jivamukti Open, Yoga People, Brooklyn Heights

12:00 p.m. Jivamukti Open, Brooklyn Yoga Collective

3:00 p.m. Open, Jivamukti Jersey City

Wednesday

6:30 p.m. Basics, Brooklyn Yoga Collective

Thursday

5:05 p.m. Spiritual Warrior, Jivamukti Yoga School NYC

Friday

9:30 a.m. Jivamukti Open, Yoga People, Brookyln Heights

2:30 p.m., Jivamukti Open, Brooklyn Yoga Collective

Saturday

8:00 a.m. Spiritual Warrior, Jivamukti Yoga School NYC

3:00 p.m. Basic, Jivamukti Jersey City

5:00 p.m. Open, Jivamukti Jersey City

Upcoming Subbing:

Tuesdays 7/1, 7/8 & 7/15  7:00 & 8:10 am, Spiritual Warrior, Jivamukti Yoga School, NYC

Sunday 6/29 5:00 pm, All-Levels, Yoga People Brooklyn Heights

Wednesday 7/2 9:30 am & 12:00 pm, All-Levels, Yoga People Brooklyn Heights

Wednesday 7/9 4:30 pm, All-Levels, Brooklyn Yoga Collective

Sunday 7/13 3:00 pm, Open, Jivamukti Yoga School, NYC

Sunday 8/3 9:15 am, Open, Jivamukti Yoga School, NYC

Tuesday 8/12 5:00 pm, Open, Jivamukti Yoga School, NYC

Monday 8/18 7:00 pm, Aerial, Jivamukti Jersey City

Tuesday 8/19 5:00 pm, Open, Jivamukti Yoga School, NYC

Sunday 8/24 11:00 am, Beginners, Brooklyn Yoga Collective

Sunday 8/24 3:00 pm, Aerial, Jivamukti Jersey City

Sunday 8/24 5:00 pm, Open, Jivamukti Jersey City

Wednesday 8/27 2:00 pm, Open, Jivamukti Yoga School, NYC

Thursday 8/28 2:00 pm, Open, Jivamukti Yoga School, NYC

Sunday 8/31 9:15 am, Open, Jivamukti Yoga School, NYC

Sunday 8/31 3:00 pm, Aerial, Jivamukti Jersey City

Sunday, 8/31 5:00 pm, Open, Jivamukti Jersey City

 

 

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Upcoming Yoga Classes

If you haven’t already heard, I am now teaching at Jivamukti on Thursday nights, 8:00 p.m.  The class is an hour long, and taught in Hebrew (!), but it is a set sequence, the same each time you take it, and the poses are called out in Sanskrit. So there is no need to have any knowledge of Hebrew! You might even pick some up! In fact, that is how I learned to teach the class, just by going each week when my teacher and dear friend Tamar used to teach it…

In addition to this regular standing class, I will be subbing on the following dates:

Alphabet City Sanctuary, Friday, 6/14, 6:30 p.m. (Donation based, and my very first open level class!)

Jivamukti, Friday, 6/21, 7:00 a.m. & 8:10 a.m., Spiritual Warrior (In English!!)

Jivamukti, Sunday, 9/1, 4:10 p.m., Beginner Vinyasa

More dates to come! See you on the mat!

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