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The End of an Era

It is hard to believe that Yoga People  is closing after 18 years of service to the Brooklyn Heights Community. Yoga People will always hold a very special place in my heart, as this is where I started my own practice 8 years ago, where I met my first Jivamukti teachers, and where I have been teaching for the last three years.

When I first moved to the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood, I would often walk past the Yoga People sign on Montague Street – intrigued, but not enough to actually go in. Believe it or not, I was very resistant to the idea of yoga before I actually tried it! It wasn’t until I was planning to attend the Pura Vida Adventures surf camp in Costa Rica that I even gave yoga a second thought.
I was pretty out of shape at the time, working until 1 am almost every night, eating take-out at my desk, and definitely not working out at all. All of the literature I was sent from the surf camp said that yoga was good for surfing, and not wanting to make a fool of myself on the surf board (more than I already knew I would!) I decide to “train” for this camp. I saw that Yoga People offered an Absolute Beginners workshop – once a week for 4 weeks, and thought I’d give it a try.  Soon after, once a week turned into twice a week, then three times, five times, and after about a year I was up to seven days a week! I always joke and say I fell in-love with yoga and only in-like with surfing.
Yoga People was not only where I started my practice, but also where I met many of my friends in the Brooklyn Heights area. It was such a welcoming community; all of the students would chat with each other before and after class, sometimes joke during class, and if you ran into someone on the street, they always stopped to say hello. I am very grateful for the friendships I have built through this loving satsang.
I know many of you have expressed concern to me about where you will continue to practice. I am happy to announce that I will be transitioning just a few doors down to Area Yoga. This will be a smooth transition, as I will be teaching at the exact same time: Monday and Friday at 9:30 am. Although most of the classes at Area are shorter in length, my class will be the same hour and a half length. These classes will begin right after YP closes, beginning October 3rd.
I hope that many of you will follow me to Area, as I will miss all of your smiling yogi faces if not! You can also find my full teaching schedule at other studios on my website: https://aprildechagas.com/yoga/
Please keep coming to class in the next few weeks at Yoga People. My last few classes at YP will be on 9/16, 9/18, 9/24 & 9/25. Keep practicing and keep smiling!
Love and Om!
April
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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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