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FREE! Yoga In The Garden

This summer, join BGI on select Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm for free outdoor yoga on the elevated boardwalk of the Naval Cemetery Landscape.

Brought to you by Nature Sacred and Brooklyn Greenway Initiative.



May 9th & 23rd (Christine)

June 13th & 27th (Christine)

July 11th & 25th (Karen)

August 8th & 22nd (Karen & Cecilia)

September 12th & 26th (Cecilia)

This yoga program is a collaboration with Designing Yoga Experiences (DYE), a yogini collective of three Earthy friends who facilitate wellness events and offer a combined 9 years of teaching experience in the NYC area.

Their practice draws from various teaching styles with the common thread of Yoga, Reiki and an interest in sound as a healing modality. Their teaching styles reflect a practice rooted in Vinyasa, Hatha and Katonah methods. Expect open level flows and Hatha sequencing with a new outlook on fitness through the weaving of these methods. There's something for everyone

Classes are suitable for all experience levels and will include postures and breathing techniques that promote balance, strength, and flexibility of body and mind. Just remember these classes are BYOM (Bring your own Mat).

Christine Beckmann:

Is a 200hr registered yoga teacher under Yoga To The People NYC. Her jam is a good old Vinyasa style yoga with lots of flow that is designed to cater to all levels of yogis and yoginis.

She completed Reiki Level 1 under an amazing mentor and friend that she looks up to, Tara Tonini.

During her free time, she joins her husband, Alex facilitating Sound Meditations, aka Sound Baths in different yoga/meditation studios around NYC.

Coming from a family of Filipino nurses, she is currently working on the final step of her journey into becoming one herself. She aspires to be a part of the medical work force with her practice being complemented with holistic and natural approaches in any way possible.

Karen Jarman:

Completed 400hrs of yoga teacher training from both Ananda Ashram & Katonah -- A Hatha Yoga practice incorporating Taoist theory, geometry, magic, mythology, metaphor and imagination -- and worked closely with a Tantra/Reiki mentor over a two-year apprenticeship. Her path thus far has taken her through the fields of Performing Arts, Hospitality, Culinary studies, Farming, Floristry, and the Holistic & Esoteric Sciences.

She is the primary caretaker of the Small Victorese Soma space ( the nexus of a collective who offer workshops & experiences rooted in Embodiment, Creativity & Community as a Path to Liberation.

S. Cecilia Zuniga:

A bilingual yogini and Reiki practitioner, S. Cecilia Zuniga draws inspiration from various healing modalities and traditions to create a wellness experience that is in accordance to the energetics for a given time and season. Contingent on the style, a typical class might integrate alignment based seasonal Yoga inspired by the moon phases.

Cecilia is certified as 200 E-RYT/500 RYT. Her introduction to Yoga was through the Greenhouse Holistic community of diverse Yoga lineages (Hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa). She continues on her yogic path as a student of these lineages and various others, including the Katonah method and Kundalini.

Public Transit:

B57 Bus to Flushing Av/Classon Av (2 min walk)

B62 Bus to Flushing Av/Classon Av

B48 Bus to Wallabout St/Wythe Av (5 min walk)

G train to Flushing Ave (13 min walk)

Later Event: August 22
FREE! Yoga In The Garden