108 Sun Salutations (2013)

Special Event at the Solstice!

June 22nd, 2013 – 9:30am @ Thompson Park

THANK YOU for joining us! We raised over $400 with your help.  Here’s a few photos and you can view more on Facebook. 

Urdvah Hastasana     Balasana    


Next 108 event for the Winter Solstice, December 21st.

All  levels welcome. Bring your own mat or practice on the grassFLYA 108_June

Join FLYA and regional teachers as we flow through 108 Surya Namaskara’s: w/ teachers Liz Falk (Mighty Yoga), Samantha Muzzulin (Cornell Fitness), Zainab Zakari (Mighty Yoga, Blackbird), Beth Midura (Lotus Seed), Jess Shepard (Transform, Island Fitness), Kat Loeck (Shiva Rae 200RYT), Lara Green (Mighty Yoga), Carol James (Brooktondale Community Center), Toni Hodge (The Yoga School and YMCA) and Jennifer Cunningham-Ryan (The Yoga School).

Cost: $5 Donation will benefit the FLYA Seva program. This month all donations will be given to Cayuga Pure Organics which suffered a tragic accident that resulted in the loss of the CPO Beanery, which housed our production, processing, and packaging facility. CPO is a critical part of the regional NY farming community, bringing all of us local beans and grains.

THANK YOU to OUR SUPPORTERS!  GreenStar Coop for food donations. Fine Spirit Studio for rain location. Gimme! on Cayuga for coffee/drink donations. All the 10 teachers donating their time.

Completing 108 Sun Salutations in a row is a challenging task. At some point around #20 the body will naturally feel tired. You are encouraged to rest as much as is needed. When you start moving again, often a sense of calmness is found and the movements feel meditative. Surrounded by others doing the same movement at the same time for similar reasons, the energy is wonderful, fun and inspiring.

Why 108? There are many reasons that 108 is considered sacred in different traditions. The diameter of the sun is 108 x’s the diameter of the Earth. Buddhist have 108 beads representing human passions. There are 108 sacred sites in India. There are 108 sacred places of the body. There are 54 letters in the Sanskrit alphabet – each has a masculine (shiva) and feminine (shakti). There are 108 feelings – 36 past, 36 present, 36 future. 1 = higher truth, 0 = emptiness or completeness, 8 = infinity or eternity. Read more>>>

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