Greenpoint’s Usha Veda Yoga is hosting a couple workshops this month. Studio owner Christina Mattus welcomes anyone interested in yoga and their well-being to attend. Please pre-register for the Herbs class as materials must be provided.

Yoga Nidra Meditation: Sunday January 15 (Tomorrow), 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep. In Meditation, you remain in the Waking state of consciousness, and gently focus the mind, while allowing thought patterns, emotions, sensations, and images to arise and go on. However, in Yoga Nidra, you leave the Waking state, go past the Dreaming state, and go to Deep Sleep, yet remain awake. Yoga Nidra has been known for thousands of years by the sages and yogis. As a state of conscious Deep Sleep, Yoga Nidra is a universal principle, and is not the exclusive domain of any more recent teachers or traditions. Yoga Nidra brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. Yoga Nidra is one of the deepest of all meditations, leading awareness through many levels of mental process to a state of supreme stillness and insight. With Ben Brown. $15, not included in membership.

Herbs for Healthy Hair & Skin: Sunday January 23, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Simple herbs, such as Nettles, Rosemary, and Elder, are our health and beauty allies! In this hands-on workshop, meet a few local plants that help our skin and hair be and look their best. Learn about herbal teas and infusions that nourish our skin from the inside out, make and try some delicious ones…. As well as herbal face washes & scrubs, herbs for hair rinse and bath. We will also make a fresh infused herbal oil to take home- to be used as a moisturizer and massage oil. With Irina Adam, of Phoenix Botanicals $25 (includes materials).


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