Upcoming Events

Restorative Yoga and Aromatherapy

with Narisara Vanichanan

Sat. April 11, 6:30-8:30pm


Give yourself the gift of breath, time and aromatherapy. This healing workshop offers gentle movement, guided breath-work and customized restorative postures to ease tensions and reduce stress. Narisara will provide an explanation of the techniques & benefits of the aromas and poses, and throughout the class, she will share inspiration to create spaciousness in the heart, mind and body. This workshop will feature essential oil blends from Mighty Real Skin. No yoga experience necessary. Leave rested, balanced and refreshed.

$35. Preregister at AYC or by email.

narisaraNarisara Vanichanan received her initial yoga teacher training from OM Yoga Center, Pre-Natal Yoga certification from Janice Clarfield, and Restorative Yoga training from Judith Hanson Lasater. She is also certified in yoga for breast cancer survivors, has practiced vipassana (insight) meditation for over ten years and completed the AYC Yoga Teacher Training in 2010. Narisara blends poetry, the visual arts, anatomy studies & dharma into her classes and draws inspiration from everyday urban life. For Narisara, teaching yoga is an opportunity to help others, and she offers a creative but structured environment where the present moment is honored. Outside the studio, Narisara works in the arts and nonprofit management. She has a master’s in arts administration from Columbia and is a graduate of Coro Leadership NY.


Aromatherapy 101

with Salvador Martinez

Sat. May 23, 6-9pm


This workshop will cover history, quality, safety, and profiles of the “Lucky 13″, the most useful essential oils. Participants will make a custom blend in a carrier of jojoba oil. Aromatherapy 101 is intended for people new to aromatherapy and essential oils, but if you have previous experience and want a refresher course, please join us. All are welcome. Space is limited so early registration is strongly recommended.

$40. Preregister at AYC or by email.

salvadorSalvador Martinez hails from San Francisco and began his practice there in 1995. He has explored a variety of disciplines including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Shadow, Therapeutic, and Vinyasa. In 2008, he received certification from Sonic Yoga NYC. In 2009, he completed and received certification through the AYC Yoga Teacher Training. Since then, Salvador has continued to deepen his knowledge and experience. He is currently studying yoga anatomy with Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Matthews of the Breathing Project NYC. He is also trained and certified in Children’s Yoga through Little Flower Yoga NYC, teaching school based yoga programs, pre-k to high school and special needs. He also practices zazen, Zen Buddhist seated meditation, with the guidance of the First Zen Institute of America NYC. Salvador is also the founder of Might Real Skin. Learn more at: www.martinezyoga.com