Within the alchemy of surrender, a possibility blossomed at the end of 2020!  Patrick Heffernan and I approached the idea of collaboration after the beloved yoga studio that we both taught at closed for good.

Today, after many beautifully fun conversations, scheming a design to support  community as well as YOUR individual yoga practice and life practices, we have arrived.  But, let me say, it’s only just beginning! 

YOU ARE INVITED!  THERE IS TRULY A PRACTICE FOR EVERYONE HERE, AND A PLACE FOR YOU IS WAITING IN THE SACRED CIRCLE…

Patrick and I are so excited to continue

JOURNEY TO THE PEAK!

 

**We have TWO BRAND NEW PIECES IN THE APRIL JOURNEY!  Check them out below!**

 

**And, due to the gracious support of a community member, we are able to once again, offer a few spots on scholarship!  If you are interested, or know someone who could benefit, please email me and information will be sent!**

 

We’ve designed a monthly immersion – 12 classes that use four styles of asana – plus much more! – to support you in becoming intrinsically more aware in your practice and on your path. We’re trying to find a model that meets students where they’re at in their practice – whether physical or otherwise – and supports, also, where they wish to go. Our mission is to make this an experience that facilitates and welcomes in all the different elements of a journey: pace, direction, navigation, pause, purpose, wonder, experience, resiliency, adaptability, enjoyment and more. We’re so excited to welcome you into what is now our second month, since starting in March of 2021! 

 

Each month, Patrick and I strategically create thematic and physical throughlines to guide you on the journey towards one dedicated “peak pose”. What’s a peak pose? Great question. You may have been in a class before where a teacher was building the postures progressively towards one challenging apex posture – maybe an arm-balance, or an inversion. But really, any yoga pose could be a peak posture. It’s about the journey we take in preparing the body for the pose. Instead of using this model over the course of just one class, Journey to the Peak students will walk step by step, over the course of four weeks, to arrive at their expression of the monthly peak pose. 

 

That’s a really important point. Every one of us is coming to the yoga practice with a different biography and a different biology, so not all of our postures are going to look the same, but that doesn’t mean we can’t share a practice and be in a yoga community together. Both Patrick and I are trained extensively in offering modifications and variations to help you find the edge you’re ready for. Once again, we’re passionate about meeting you where you are and supporting you in where you’re going. 

 

Check out all the exciting details below and sign up today!

Welcome to “Journey to the Peak”: April Edition!  Here are the classes that make up the body of the ‘Journey’ and that will be recorded!

WEEK # 1

Friday, April 2nd

9-10:15 am 

Hatha & Sutra Study with Patrick 

 

Saturday, April 3rd

1-2:15 pm

Vinyasa Flow with Shawna

 

Saturday, April 3rd

4-5 pm 

Gentle Restorative with Shawna

WEEK # 2

Tuesday, April 6th

7-8 am

Morning Yin with Patrick 

 

Friday, April 9th

9-10:15 am

Hatha and Sutra Study with Patrick 

 

Saturday, April 1oth

1-2:15 pm

Vinyasa Flow with Shawna

WEEK # 3

Tuesday, April 13th

7-8:15 pm

Gentle Restorative with Shawna

 

Friday, April 16th

9-10:15 am

Hatha and Sutra Study with Patrick

 

Saturday, April 17th

1-2:15 pm 

Vinyasa Flow with Shawna

WEEK # 4

Tuesday, April 20th

7-8 am 

Morning Yin with Patrick

 

Friday, April 23rd

9-10:15 am

Hatha and Meditation with Patrick 

 

Saturday, April 24th

1-2:15 pm 

Vinyasa Flow with Shawna 

These are the classes that make up the ‘Journey’ course.  This doesn’t mean you can’t come to all the rest of our classes!  We have made it possible for you to receive SO much!  It’s like YOU get to create your own journey in that way!  Here are the ways in which you can join us:

*Shawna’s Bread and Yoga classes are excluded from Journey to the Peak.

Base Peak Journey!

$88

Includes:

-The ‘body classes’ of journey to the peak, all 12 you see above

-All recorded classes, access for life!

-Belonging to Community and the Private Facebook group

-Once a month online community gathering, sangha

-Friend Pass!

Premium Peak Journey!

$108

Includes:

-The ‘body classes’ of journey to the peak, all 12 you see above

-All recorded classes, access for life!

-Belonging to Community and the Private Facebook group

-Once a month online community gathering, sangha

-UNLIMITED access to ALL CLASSES on BOTH Patrick’s and Shawna’s personal schedules! That’s over 40 classes a month!

-The “Sunday Morning Special” class, though donations still welcomed.

-Friend Pass!

TWO BRAND NEW OFFERS BEGINNING IN APRIL!

  1. The Friends Pass!  Upon registering, you are able to give one friend two free classes to be used within the month of April!  One free class to be used by your friend for a live class with Patrick, and the other class to be used for a live class with myself!

2. NEW CLASS ADDED!  The “Sunday Morning Special” donation based community class is starting in April!  This class is co-led by Patrick and myself with intention to make in open level, so any practitioner at any stage in their Yogic journey will have the opportunity to develop their practice on all levels, physical and otherwise.  This class is always in support of a local organization!  For April we are highlighting and supporting NoMAA! Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance!  Check out their YouTube channel and click into their website to check out all the amazing programming they are offering!  Have an organization in Washington Heights or Inwood we should support next month? Let us know!  A percentage of all donations collected throughout the month will be given to the organization.

Peak Pose for April is Pigeon!

The Community Gathering, Sangha, will be Wednesday, April 21st, 7-8:30pm EST on zoom, with hopes to meet in the park instead!

What Patrick Brings:

Patrick brings a depth of passion and curiosity for all things yoga. He is passionate about empowering students to feel and learn the biomechanics of their own bodies and weaves a sense of humor and dharma into anatomically precise and inspired cueing. Patrick will teach the Hatha and Yin classes. For more information on Patrick please visit www.patrickyoga.com

What Shawna Brings:

Shawna brings an intuitive aspect and grounded force for you to be able to dance with your own unique rhythm; whether it’s variations within a physical flow, or supporting connection to your innate Self, she creates the container for exploration and self-study. She centers each class around a Spiritual wisdom to inform everything from the movements of the body to the movements of the breath, mind, heart, and soul. Shawna will teach the Vinyasa and Restorative classes. For more information on Shawna, please visit www.shawnaemerick.com

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