special events

Fall 2017 Student Showcase  /  Yoga Reiki Flow Benefit Workshop  /  Kids Aerial Act Creation Series

Join us Sunday, October 22, 7pm @ USQ for our Fall 2017 Student Showcase featuring student performances from

Nolan McKew's Aerial Act Creation Workshop, Amanda McDonald’s Aerial Dance Level 3 Class, and much much more!

Doors open at 6:30pm. Advance tickets $10, $15 at the door. All are welcome!!

performances by

Rakibat Abiola

Georgia Cross

Vanessa Dubrey

Linda Huang

 Sara McDougall

Rachel Music

Kate Thacher 


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For questions or information about our Fall 2017 Student Showcase, contact us at info@omfactory.yoga

YOGA REIKI FLOW: a BENEFIT WORKSHOP FOR "SPDANCE"

Sunday, November 5, 2-4pm @ Om Factory's Fashion District. 

This introspective donation-based workshop is meant to deepen your awareness of self and bring you into the present

state of your being. Dive deep into your body, as Suzzanne guides you through an asana series touching on all 7 energetic

chakra systems to balance, soothe, and develop a deeper understanding of your own energetic body and how it relates

to physical yoga poses. Class will end with meditation and hands-on Reiki energy healing.

 

Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing that is a simple, natural, and completely-safe method of self-improvement

and whole-person healing. It is used as complement to medical & therapeutic care, and is beneficial in healing illnesses, injuries,

and emotional traumas. Reiki can even aid in getting a restful night’s sleep and the release of built-up stress. 

There is no religious affiliation with Reiki. All are welcome, no experience necessary.

 

We suggest a donation of $30. 

SPDANCE & dance as community service

SPDance is an outreach dance company dedicated to creating and cultivating relationships where dance is not often found.

Their "Senior Care Project" has brought full-length performances to nursing homes across Manhattan & Brooklyn. This Fall,

SPDance launches a new outreach program called "A Chance to Dance," that will bring a group of dancers to teach

self-expression movement and healing at a women & children's center in Quetzaltenago, Guatemala. 

 

SPDance recently launched a "Generosity" fundraiser to help gain support promoting dance as community service.

Every dollar raised goes directly towards helping a community of women & children in Guatemala receive an artistic

dance education through "A Chance to Dance" — that will impact their lives forever.

 

You can help make this happen by making a donation, or by sharing our story with your community. 

Suzzanne Ponomarenko
Suzzanne Ponomarenko

MEET THE TEACHER

Suzzanne is a passionate and energetic dance artist & educator. As Founder & Artistic Director of the outreach dance company SPDance, she developed "The Senior Care Project," which brings live performance art to nursing homes in Manhattan and Brooklyn; as well as "A Chance To Dance," which unites dance educators with international communities to share in artistic development and self expression. Suzzanne always creates and explores new ways to express the self through movement, making her work varied and accessible to a wide range of viewers. She has worked and trained as a choreographer, performer, and educator in NYC for over 12 years. She is also a yoga teacher and Reiki practitioner.


For further information about this Yoga Reiki Flow Benefit Workshop, please contact info@omfactory.yoga

kids aerial act creation series

5 Sundays: 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3 & 12/10 (Culmination Performance)

2 - 3:30pm @ Om Factory Union Square

Registered students must be available for all FIVE sessions. No session Thanksgiving weekend.

$185 / $150 pre-registered by October 22

Space is limited. Members save 15%

kids! ready to create a performance act?

Om Factory's Kids Aerial Act Creation Series will challenge budding acrobats to take skills from their

aerial practice and combine them with elements of dance, theatre, and creative movement to produce

their very own act — and then perform it for family and friends on the final Sunday in the series!

 

Students start by choosing their favorite apparatus:

Silks, Lyra, Rope, Cloud Swing, Hammock, Trapeze, or duo / trio act with friends,

and then dream up anything their imaginations want to explore...

 

A little advance prep work for enrollees is encouraged:

1. Select an apparatus.   2. Choose a theme & a song.   3. Brainstorm character & costume ideas.

 

Remember, the 5 C's of Circus Creation are:

Cooperation, Communication, Conditioning, Choreography & Costumes! 

prerequisites (ages 6-14)

•  Minimum FIVE Kids Aerial Circus, Dance, or Yoga classes

•  Ability to invert on Aerial Apparatus

•  POSITIVE ATTITUDE!

LIZ MINNICK
LIZ MINNICK

MEET THE TEACHER

Enrolling in OFSY's Aerial Yoga Teacher Training remains the second best decision of Liz’s life... the first of course, was to run away and join the circus.

 

Working with Cirque du Soleil and their outreach program Cirque du Monde brought Liz all over the world and eventually landed her at Om Factory in New York where Liz teaches aerial yoga, dance, fitness, and Lyra to both children and adults.

 

Teaching aerial acrobatics to children inspired her to participate in the

development of Om Factory’s Kids' Aerial Yoga Program. 


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