Meditation: Yoga Nidra


This class is taught by:

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
 

Shelley McPherson

HOMETOWN: Aurora, Ontario, Canada

PHILOSOPHY: Shelley views her yoga practice and, by extension, her teaching as a celebration of life. With a grateful heart and curious mind, Shelley guides students to find space in the present moment for self-study and healing.

CLASSES AT PURE: Yoga Nidra

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS: RYT-200 at Pure Yoga, Yoga Nidra training with Kate Kuss. M.A. and B. Ed.

MENTORS: Kay Kay Clivio, Yogi Charu, Danielle Dugan

BEFORE YOGA: Actor, Acting Teacher

Jamie Harig

HOMETOWN: Hell's Kitchen, NYC

PHILOSOPHY: Gratitude, surrender, love and breathe on your way there.

CLASSES AT PURE: Ashtanga Open Practice, nidra & vinyasa

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS: Practicing since 2002. Multiple ashtanga trainings with Scott Harig, Nidra training with Shakti Assouline Benedict & Rasa Yoga TT.

MENTORS: Scott Harig

BEFORE YOGA: Mom. Still Mom

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

BEFORE YOGA

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

Slow Flow Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Restorative

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS

E-RYT 500. Practice since 1996 Teach since 2002. Certified: ISHTA, AcroYoga, YogaSlackers, Thai Yoga, C-IAYT Yoga Therapist, Reiki 2nd Degree.

MENTORS

Yogiraj Alan Finger

BEFORE YOGA

Actress in regional and off-Broadway theater

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.

Danielle Dugan

HOMETOWN
Ronkonkoma, NY
 
PHILOSOPHY
Intelligent asana. Deep Pranyama. Self-study.
 
CLASSES AT PURE
Hot Vinyasa, Vinyasa, Meditation

EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS
RYT-200 Laughing Lotus 2005, Prenatal Yoga Certification Mia Borgotta 2009, Concious Embodiment- Anatomy Practical- Zachery Ducak 2012, RYT-300 Nikki Costello 2013, Therapeutics Apprenticeship-Gabriel Halpern 2013, 100 Hour Meditation Training- Yogi Charu 2015, 20 Hour Restorative Mary Aranas 2016, 25 Hour Nidra Mary Aranas 2017
 
MENTORS
Schuyler Grant, Nikki Vilella, Nikki Costello, Gabriel Halpern, Yogi Charu, Mary Aranas
 
BEFORE YOGA
Publishing, Finance
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:

  • Thu Aug 17 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Sho Higuchi
    at Pure West
  • Fri Aug 18 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure East
  • Fri Aug 18 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Shelley McPherson
    at Pure West
  • Sat Aug 19 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Jamie Harig
    at Pure West
  • Sat Aug 19 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Laura Brandel
    at Pure East
  • Mon Aug 21 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure East
  • Tue Aug 22 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure West
  • Wed Aug 23 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm with Shelley McPherson
    at Pure East
  • Thu Aug 24 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Sho Higuchi
    at Pure West
  • Fri Aug 25 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure East
  • Fri Aug 25 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Shelley McPherson
    at Pure West
  • Sat Aug 26 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Jimmy Burgio
    at Pure West
  • Sat Aug 26 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Shelley McPherson
    at Pure East
  • Mon Aug 28 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm with Mary Aranas
    at Pure East
  • Tue Aug 29 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Karen Nourizadeh
    at Pure West
  • Wed Aug 30 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm with Shelley McPherson
    at Pure East
  • Thu Aug 31 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Sho Higuchi
    at Pure West
  • Fri Sep 01 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm with Danielle Dugan
    at Pure East
  • Sat Sep 02 11:45 am - 12:45 pm with Jimmy Burgio
    at Pure West