2011 New Year's Eve & New Year's Day Yoga in NYC

Many will be flocking to New York's Times Square to ring in the New Year with Ryan Seacrest, while others will be hitting the yoga mat. Some of the yoga festivities begin as early in the morning and go past midnight. Here's a guide to some of the special classes and events in New York City.

New Year's Eve 12/31/2010

Rock the New Year with Vinnie Marino at YogaWorks Soho

Rock-star instructor, dubbed the 'Yoga King of LA' will be sweating it out with his famous Vinyasa flow classes the entire weekend. ($45 for 12/31 class or $120 for three sessions if you attend Sat and Sun).

11 am–1 pm

Jivamukti's 22nd Annual New Year's Eve Celebration

Founders, Sharon Gannon and David Life will be greeting the New Year starting with their special class at 5pm on New Year's Eve. (Yoga class and dinner $85 or dinner only for $35)

5–7 pm Master Class with Sharon Gannon and David Life7–8 pm Vegan Dinner at the Jivamuktea Café 8–9 pm Kirtan dance party with Sanga9–12 am Silent Meditation (FREE). Yes, that means no talking. All rooms will be open to the public.12–12:30 am Chanting & New Year’s Message from Sharon and David

Laughing Lotus: New Year's Eve Jamm with Mary Dana and Kurtan with Bhagavan Das

Ring in the new year with yoga and chanting at Dana Flynn's Laughing Lotus.

8–9:30 pm New Year's Eve Jamm with Mary Dana ($20)10 pm–Midnight Legendary Chant Master Bhagavan Das ($50 in advance, $60 at the door)

Sonic Yoga: New Year's Eve Yoga, Meditation, Champagne

($40 Advance / $50 at the door. Proceeds go to: REBUILD GLOBALLY for Haiti Brock Cahill's Environmental Project)

7 pm Prana Flow Class10 pm Abundance Meditation10 pm Kirtan and Live Music11 pm Midnight Yoga Trance DanceMidnight Champagne/Sparkling Soda Toast
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New Year's Day 1/1/2011

Strala Yoga: Tara Stiles' Signature "Strong" Class

Strala's New Year's Day class will jump-start your whole system, leaving your body and mind calm, centered and relaxed. Tara tells us it's "perfect for wringing out whatever happened to you over the holidays, and getting the New Year started right!" ($10)

11 am–12:15 pm

Pure Yoga: New Year's Day Detox and Afternoon Recharge with Sara Ivanhoe

Another LA teacher in town for the weekend, Sara is here in NYC with two classes. ($45 per session for members or $75 for both. For non-members it's $50 for one session and $85 for both)

11 am–1pm Morning Detox4–6 pm Afternoon Recharge

Rock the New Year with Vinnie Marino at YogaWorks Soho

Rock-star instructor, dubbed the 'Yoga King of LA' will be sweating it out with his famous Vinyasa flow classes the entire weekend. ($45 for 1/1 class or $120 for three sessions if you attend Fri and Sun as well).

11 am–1 pm

Kula Yoga: 108 Sun Salutations

Annie takes you through 108 sun salutations for a fresh start to the New Year ($18)

11 am–1 pm

Virayoga: Elena Brower's Special New Year's Day Class

Elena's 11 am Saturday class has been moved to 4 pm and will include asana and meditation. Elena tell us: "Practice masterful magic in your body, mind and heart to welcome 2011." ($20)

4 pm–5:30 pm

These are just a few of the many awesome special events and classes happening around the city. I hope you find something that works for you!

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