What does SKY TING mean?
SKY TING is a blended term; it's a mix of English and your choice of either Chinese or Jamaican. In Chinese, Ting refers to a place, or a space, so SKY TING would roughly mean the heavens, the sky space. In Jamaican patois, Ting means Thing, so a SKY TING would be something like a celestial body, an object. A SKY TING might be a bird, a plane, superman- maybe a satellite- or perhaps something more ethereal like the planets, stars or well beyond. At SKY TING, we also think of the term as representing divine inspiration, the creative seed of life and consciousness, as well as on a more physical level.
What type of yoga is SKY TING YOGA?
The yoga we teach is a medley of lineages. All styles of yoga have something important to offer and we steal from them all! Cross-pollinating yogic material allows us to create something wholly new yet refined with rich substance and history. In biology, monocultures are highly susceptible to disease and death. Likewise, we believe that braiding a diverse pool of influences helps us create the strongest possible offering for the physical, emotional and cultural health and well being of our wonderful community. The primary traditions we study and borrow from are Katonah Yoga®, Taoist, Hatha and Vinyasa, as well as several different meditation and breathing practices. In addition, since we are fortunate to have such a high caliber of teachers at SKY TING, we encourage them to instruct the blend of material in which they most identify and believe, rather than sticking to a prescribed generic curriculum. We feel this direction helps create the most passionate, responsive and nurturing learning experience for our students. It also allows our students to try out our different teachers for various tastes of yogic influences, so they can regularly practice with the teacher they find they align with best and then switch when it is time for some variety.
This is not a Vinyasa flow class! Katonah is unlike any yoga you've ever taken before; it will revolutionize, complement and inform your yoga practice. SKY TING founders, Krissy & Chloe, and many other teachers at SKY TING (and beyond) study Katonah Yoga® and use it to hone their material.
Katonah Yoga® has been developed by Nevine Michaan and her teachers over the last thirty years. As an aid to deepening the experience of the postures, Katonah Yoga® employs the vast resources of Taoist thought, a thousand year old branch of Chinese philosophy. This simple, very clear system of natural laws is the basis of Katonah Yoga's® imagery and metaphor used to depend the mental and physical understanding of the poses. The synthesis of Taoist and classical Yogic thought produces a poetry of interpretation which is unique to Katonah Yoga®.
Please go to www.katonahyoga.com for more information.
Is there an elevator?
Yes and no. At our Chinatown location there is an elevator. At our Tribeca location, there is not an elevator but we're only on the second floor.
Do I need to bring a mat?
Nope, we provide Jade mats for all classes. You are always welcome to bring your own if you'd like.
May I store my mat at SKY TING?
Sorry, we do not offer mat storage.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
Yes! Please cancel your reservation at least 3 hours before class. There is a $10 late cancel fee for monthly/unlimited members, and packages will be charged for the class.
What level of yoga are your classes? Do you have beginner classes?
Our classes are open to all levels of experience from beginner to advanced. We also offer FUNDAMENTALS classes specifically designed for beginners throughout the week. Look for "FUNDAMENTALS" on our schedule for dates and times.
What do I do if I am a beginner?
Put yourself in the middle of the room so you can see people in front of you and behind you. Don’t wear socks, you’ll slip. Don’t worry about being new, there's no judgment and we’re just here to have fun!
Do you offer an advanced class?
Yes! Look for a class called "ADVANCED TINGS" on our schedule. This class is designed for students with a steady practice looking to dive into more advanced variations of asana, pranayama, and meditation. We'll host guest teachers from time to time for this class, so check in regularly!
Do you offer prenatal classes?
Yes. We offer prenatal classes at our Tribeca location. Check the schedule for dates and times.
Do you offer private instruction at SKY TING YOGA?
Yes, private yoga sessions can be booked with any of our instructors. Whether you have a specific instructor in mind or are new to yoga, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your interests in one-on-one sessions.
May I reserve a private group yoga class event at SKY TING YOGA?
Yes. We host all types of private group classes at SKY TING. Please email or call us for reservations, contact info below.
Do you have a work/study program?
Yes. We offer free unlimited yoga for our work/study members who help around the studio. CLICK HERE to find out more info.