Meditation: Yoga Nidra


This class is taught by:

Laura Brandel

HOMETOWN
Malverne, New York

PHILOSOPHY
Laura Brandel has a strong understanding of the principles of yoga and how to share these teachings from her heart. She is a kind and intuitive teacher with a calm yet dynamic voice. One of her most outstanding qualities is how attentive she is, watching each student and seeing what they need as individuals.

CLASSES AT PURE
Yoga Nidra, Vinyasa & Restorative

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
E-RYT 200 RYT 500 from Pure Yoga with a focus in Yoga Therapy

MENTORS
Dana Slamp

 

Sho Higuchi

HOMETOWN
Queens, New York

PHILOSOPHY
Sho believes that the purpose of our lives is to be happy (and share this happiness with others) - this shines through in his class. He incorporates elements of unconditional love by building awareness in friendliness, joy, and equanimity among all souls.

CLASSES AT PURE
Yin, Restorative, Classical Hatha, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Slow Flow

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
Student of meditation since age 7; 800 hour certified in Yogic Lifestyle & Science, Classical Hatha Yoga, Meditation & Pranayama, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Pre-natal Yoga; On-going training in Contortion, Circus Arts, Life-Coaching, Philosophy, and Yoga

MENTORS
Hisao "Genki" Horiguchi, Yogi Charu, Mary Aranas, Isaac Pena, Kazu Chan, Shelly Zagor

BEFORE YOGA
Pastry Chef

Karen Nourizadeh

HOMETOWN
New Britain, CT
PHILOSOPHY
Karen teaches adults and children to focus on alignment and pay personal attention to their bodies.
CLASSES AT PURE
Vinyasa Flow, Hot Power, Beginner’s Series, Meditation, Yoga Philosophy
EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
Certified Yoga Instructor (kids and adults)
MENTORS
Rodney Yee
BEFORE YOGA
Attorney and Broker
 

Jimmy Burgio

HOMETOWN
Virginia Beach, Virginia

PHILOSOPHY
Where the body goes, the mind will follow. Jimmy teaches a rigorous, fluid vinyasa-based class that encourages his students to use their yoga practice as a way to create space in their lives for unceasing grace.

CLASSES AT PURE
Hot Power Yoga

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
13 years of practice, E-RYT 200, Former director of New York Yoga's 200 and 500 hour teacher training programs where he taught Meditation, Chanting, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and The Bhagavad Gita.

MENTORS
Lisa Asha Rapp, Rachel Page, Dhanurdhara Swami, the teachings of Swami Satchidananda, Dana Flynn and Sri Dharma Mittra.

BEFORE YOGA
Dancer and Choreographer. Artistic Director of Mitra Dance Collective, a NYC-based contemporary dance company.

Annette Vetere

Hometown:
North Haledon, NJ

Philosophy:
With a focus on alignment, Annette teaches with the intention of using breath as a meditative way to stay present and create space in mind and body while flowing through each asana.
Classes at Pure:
Hot Vinyasa, Vinyasa, Open Level Vinyasa

Experience and Certifications:
Experience: Practicing since 2010 and teaching since 2012.
Certifications: 200-Hour RYT with Kay Kay Clivio and Yogi Charu, 100-Hour Mentorship with Tanya Boulton, 100-Hour Prema Therapeutics training with Jon Witt and Dana Slamp, Yin Yoga with Kate Kuss, Children’s yoga from Karma Kids, IM=X Pilates trained, Reiki Level 1&2.

Mentors:
Tanya Boulton

Before Yoga:
Licensing and recruiting in the Fashion Industry

Mary Aranas

Mary Aranas


HOMETOWN

Taipei, Taiwan (raised in Toronto and Ottawa, Canada)

PHILOSOPHY

Mary embraces yoga as a perfect blend of athleticism, creativity and spirituality. She encourages her students to find their joyful edge of inner and outer strength, beauty and expression.

CLASSES AT PURE

Yin/Yang, Slow Flow Meditation, Chakra Slow Flow, Restorative, Vinyasa

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

E-RYT 500, ISHTA Certified, AcroYoga, YogaSlackers, Thai Bodywork

MENTORS

Yogiraj Alan Finger

BEFORE YOGA

Ensemble Member of an Off-Broadway Theatre Company

Yoga Nidra (Psychic sleeping) – Yoga Nidra is the art of conscious relaxation. It is a powerful practice where the body and mind are liberated from their tensions and anxiety. One learns how to put the body into sleep while the mind remains fully awake. The brain wave drops into the theta state where deep levels of healing takes place on the emotional, mental, and physical planes.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Feb 22 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm with Laura Brandel
    at Pure East
  • Thu Feb 23 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Sho Higuchi
    at Pure West
  • Fri Feb 24 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure East
  • Fri Feb 24 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure West
  • Sat Feb 25 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Jimmy Burgio
    at Pure West
  • Sat Feb 25 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Annette Vetere
    at Pure East
  • Mon Feb 27 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure East
  • Tue Feb 28 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure West
  • Wed Mar 01 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm with Jimmy Burgio
    at Pure East
  • Thu Mar 02 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Sho Higuchi
    at Pure West
  • Fri Mar 03 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure East
  • Fri Mar 03 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure West
  • Sat Mar 04 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Jimmy Burgio
    at Pure West
  • Sat Mar 04 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Annette Vetere
    at Pure East
  • Mon Mar 06 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure East
  • Tue Mar 07 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure West
  • Wed Mar 08 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm with Laura Brandel
    at Pure East
  • Thu Mar 09 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Sho Higuchi
    at Pure West
  • Fri Mar 10 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure East
  • Fri Mar 10 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure West