Over the year we run events and courses at Life in Motion that we think may be of interest to our members. These might include anything from new yoga techniques, to fitness, meditation and beauty classes. To keep track of what’s coming up, check this page regularly or get in touch today.
KettleBell by Jana Dufort
Kettle bells brings a twist to weight lifting and lengthening of the body. Use them in ballistic (explosive) swinging movements used in more traditional press and squat exercises. The displacement of the weight from the hand requires that the stabilizing muscles engage more with each movement and therefore requiring more muscle firing at once. Kettle bell exercises are whole-body exercises requiring full body integration and core stabilization. There is no such thing as isolated muscle work in kettle bell training.
Strong by Zumba
Stop counting the reps. Start training to the beat. STRONG by Zumba® combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more.
In a one-hour class you will burn calories while toning arms, legs, abs and glutes. Plyometric or explosive moves like high knees, burpees, and jumping jacks are interchanged with isometric moves like lunges, squats, and kickboxing. STRONG by Zumba® instructors change up the music and moves frequently to make sure you’re always challenged to the max.
Mother's Day Weekend
Mantra Music Concert with Kirtan Soul Revival at the Upper West Side Kirtan
Saturday, May 13th • 7 PM
We are so excited to bring the KSR love for the first time to this vibrant kirtan community on the UWS! We are blessed to be joined by incredible Terrence Pompey on drums and the beautiful sounds of Sundar Das on flute. Come enjoy New York City’s funkiest devotional mantra music experience!
Since 2011, Kirtan Soul Revival (KSR) has been fusing traditional Sanskrit mantras, original music, and music from around the world to create a unique, dynamic sound that merges guitar-driven funk, rock, gospel, rhythm and blues, world grooves, and chants. Soul-stirring vocals and three-part harmony add fullness and depth to its sound. Even non-singers can easily experience the joy of being surrounded by harmony in a space that encourages improvisation and exploration.
Life in Motion Yoga
(between 105 & 106 Streets)
New York, NY
Kirtan Soul Revival (KSR) is the alchemy of Calia Marshall, Helen Styring Tocci, and Todd Keller, all longtime Yoga practitioners and musicians. They have created a singular sound in the growing genre of mantra music. KSR brings the connecting power of harmony and a fusion of Eastern and Western sounds to a public craving more positivity, love, and community in its music and its life.
Save the dates!
“Chanting is a way of getting in touch with yourself. It’s an opening of the heart and letting go of the mind and thoughts. It deepens the channel of grace, and it’s a way of being present in the moment.” -Krishna Das
Dates & Chanters
Sat Feb 18, 2017 with Jeremy Frindel
Sat Mar 11, 2017 with Nina Rao
Sat Apr 22, 2017 with Sharada Devi
$10-$20 Suggested donation
All kirtans are from 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Life in Motion: Yoga Center
Zumba® Toning Workshop
Tone your Booty
Taught by: Christina Santiago
Saturday, November 12 2016
1:45pm - 2:40pm
Wear trainer or dance sneakers and bring plenty of water!
Price: $25 for the workshop
How to Register
CLICK HERE to purchase online or call (212) 316-3338
To those who like to dance and would like to add an extra strength/ endurance element to their regular cardio routine here we bring you the first Zumba® Toning workshop: Zumba® Toning combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work with Latin-infused Zumba® moves to create a calorie-torching, strength-training dance fitness party. Using Zumba® toning sticks or light weight dumbbells, you'll work every muscle group while you groove.
Slow down... let go... relax!
Taught By: AJ Wolbrum
November 26 2016
December 3,10, & 17, 2016
5:45pm - 7:45pm
How to Register
Go to mindbodyonline.com to purchase online or call (212) 316-3338
Yin is the style of yoga about surrender. A practice of letting go, yin creates the space to fully relax and destress. Essential for our Yang lifestyle, yin is the compliment to teach us stillness and true refuge from daily anxieties. Yin is a tradition of holding restorative poses for 3-5 minutes.
The poses are designed to get deep into the body releasing ligaments and deep tissue. AJ's unique sequence includes a full body experience. Each class will be designed to target four of the main causes of suffering.
Fear, Anxiety, Grief and Anger. Through guided meditation, essential oils and specific poses AJ will guide you to create more space and joy in your body.
HIT THE RESET BUTTON – UNPLUGGED
Deep stretching to reset you physically and mentally!
Taught by: Dolly
Sunday, December 18, 2016
@ Life in Motion
$25 advance $30 day of (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
Learn how to rehab your body whether you're training for an event, recovering from an injury or just in need of a good stretch! This is for everyone – no matter your ability.
For an hour you will stretch the entire body whilst listening to some relaxing and nostalgic music. You will gain knowledge of the difference between the unique muscle fibers and how to release tension after a workout. You will be shown safe methods to increase flexibility and mobility no matter your present state.
Leave the workshop feeling refreshed and as if you have hit the reset button.
(Please wear comfy - not restricting workout attire and if you prefer to use your own yoga mat
please bring it with you).