March 17th’s new moon occurs in the last degrees of Pisces, just hours before the moon finishes its transit of the sign and enters Aries. Over the course of the last weeks, two other important planets, Mercury and Venus, also made the transition from Aries to Pisces.
Pisces symbolizes infinite creative possibility, transcendent love, and absolute oneness. Symbolically, the final degrees of Pisces represent the last stages of gestation before birth. A new moon at this degree describes the moment of readiness, just before something is announced, and a new beginning is commenced.
As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries is an initiator and leader. Traditionally considered a masculine sign, Aries describes the human experiences of self-empowerment, self-knowing, self-naming, warriorship, leadership, desire, intention, and aggression.
The movement of so many planets at once from Aries to Pisces offers the possibility for quick and effective action to be made, for self-knowing to arise, and for radical mental awakening and insight to penetrate the unconscious.
This ritual space celebrates the psychic, empathic, and deeply connected nature of the feminine/yin, and reclaims Aries qualities of warriorship and confidence. We’ll gather together to share nourishment and connection. Then, using the astrology chart for the moment, Renee will facilitate meditation, movement, and writing exercises that provoke, inspire, and support this growing energy. Using your own individual charts, you'll work with setting intentions for the coming 12 months and creating personal affirmations and talismans that will assist you in gathering, cultivating, supporting, and promoting this energy.
This space is open and welcoming to all people who identify as feminine Space is limited, pre-registration is necessary *All attendees will also be asked to bring a dish or drink to share
The Elemental Body
Thursday, March 22nd -- The Elemental Body: Embodied Astrology
with Renee Sills
Do you crave a deeper connection with nature? Do you wonder how to relate to the earth while living in the city? This workshop will teach you how to use seasonal and lunar cycles to form connections between your inner experiences and outer landscapes. We’ll explore the correlation between elemental principles of astrology and yoga, and learn how to improve our relationships with nature by cultivating sacredness and understanding within our own bodies.
In this 6-hour workshop each student will have the opportunity to work with their own astrology chart to: - Understand their unique elemental makeup - Learn how to track transits for timing of activities, and awareness of emotional states - Create their own self-care and home practice regimens that honor their unique needs, and work in balance with natural cycles
Please come prepared to move, meditate, write, draw, and share in conversation. Open to all levels of physical ability and all levels of astrological familiarity. **Please email your birth info to firstname.lastname@example.org with workshop title in Subject upon sign up! Thank you!**
Experience the multi-dimensional healing benefits of yoga and meditation.
Healing, like yoga, is an ongoing process of self-awareness and awakening. In this workshop/series you will learn movement and meditation practices that provide simple and effective tools for improving physical, mental, and emotional health, and recovering from injuries and traumas of all kinds. Alongside yoga and meditation we will explore writing and personal reflection to translate the language of the body, and discover how the unconscious mind expresses itself through sensations and symptoms.
Friday, March 16 to Friday, March 16
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Modo Yoga NYC – Williamsburg
109 Metropolitan Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
Intelligent alignment for yogis of all abilities.
Strength is often considered to be muscular, or a force of personal will. However, when muscular strength and willpower predominate, strain, tension, and eventually depletion, are inevitable. Intelligent movement practices must be sustainable! In this workshop/series you will learn how to align and use your body through awareness of your skeleton, organs, and central nervous system, rather than muscles.
With the awareness and tools you gain through this workshop/series, you will quickly notice improvements in your energy, strength, and stamina–in the yoga studio and beyond. Through exploration of anatomical systems you will discover how yoga postures (regardless of their difficulty) can be modified, adapted, and sustained with steadiness and ease.
Saturday, March 17 to Saturday, March 17
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Modo Yoga NYC West Village
434 6th Avenue New York, NY 10011 United States
Alignment-Focused Flow – yoga classes at Modo Yoga
This all-levels class focuses on anatomy, alignment, and deeper layers of subtle awareness for nervous system benefit. The flow is a bit slower than an average vinyasa class, but still steady and spacious. Students can expect longer holds in postures, in-depth breakdowns of alignment and function, and new, creative approaches to using their bodies. These classes are appropriate for all levels. New and more seasoned students alike will appreciate the educational focus, innovative practice approaches, and an open, welcoming environment for questions and conversation.
3/15 4pm West Village 3/18 3pm Williamsburg 3/20 12pm West Village 3/21 12pm Williamsburg *all classes 60min except 3/18
The Art of Teaching - 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher Training with Renee Sills
Sola School’s 200-hour yoga teacher training program combines contemporary Buddhist philosophy, social justice and activism, and an alignment-oriented approach to the essentials of yoga postures and teaching. Our unique program prepares teachers to work in studios as well as with diverse populations and special needs.
Our program is structured as a 4-week immersion, followed by 8 months of independent study and practice. The immersion portion of our training offers a transformative environment that facilitates deep self-growth, clarity, and personal commitment. In the months that follow you will integrate your learning through volunteer service, independent research, and practice teaching.
Learn more here
The Elemental Body
Join Renee Sills & Zoja Smutny for a 5-day yoga, movement, meditation, art & culture retreat in Folegandros, Greece
This five-day retreat focuses on the 5 elements and how they manifest physically, mentally, emotionally, energetically, and spiritually. Each day includes yoga, movement, art, writing and mindfulness rituals with Renee. Zoja will lead afternoon hikes to sacred beaches and arrange nightly curated dinners at local tavernas. Join us for this unique experience that will integrate, and inspire, your body, heart, mind, and spirit.