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Warrior Bridge

 

 

Warrior Bridge is a multi-disciplinary studio that trains mind, body and spirit through yoga, martial arts, meditation and acrobatics. Warrior Bridge lies in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge, in a modern ground floor space at 250 Front Street in the South Street Seaport. Our weekly schedule includes over 40 group classes in yoga, martial arts, acroyoga and meditation for all ages and experience levels.

 

 

Warrior Bridge was founded in 2014 after a chance meeting between Gary Snyder & Sean Langhaus.

Gary, a Seventh Degree Black Belt in Aikido with over thirty-five years of martial arts training, envisioned a new studio concept combining the Aikido practice with Tai Chi, Jiu Jitsu, Yoga and Meditation, bridging disciplines to allow men and women to be compassionate, strong, and wise “modern warriors”.  Sean was a full time yoga teacher with a deep background in martial arts and fitness, who also envisioned a space where yoga, martial arts and acroyoga are practiced in tandem.

Together they would open the original Warrior Bridge at 275 Water Street in January 2015. In October 2016, Warrior Bridge will move around the corner to 250 Front Street, with a larger studio space and facilities which include a second smaller studio, spacious changing rooms and showers for men and women.

In addition to its schedule of weekly group classes Warrior Bridge offers workshops, training programs and private instruction.

 

 

 

 

Location

250 Front Street
South Street Seaport
New York, NY 10038

 

 

 

News & Events

 
 

MORE MEDITATION

Warrior Bridge is pleased to expand our meditation program with an added meditationclass from 8:15 to 8:30 AM Tuesday through Friday.

The 12 minute meditation session can be an introduction to our longer (24 minute) sit at 7:30AM, or a class that can fit more easily in to your day.

We are also excited about our free "Introduction to Meditation" class, 9 - 9:45AM, on Saturday, January 21st.

Find out how meditation can help make you happier, smarter, and a better person!!!

 

Train P3 Intensive with Nerijus Bagdonas

 

ACROYOGA ELEMENTAL IMMERSION: FEB 18-21

Warrior Bridge is excited to host the 2017 New York City AcroYoga Elemental Immersion Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 18-21, 2017 with AcroYoga International, the lineage that expertly blends the trifold traditions of Yoga, Acrobatics, and Thai Healing Arts

This gathering is an invitation to deepen your relationship to yourself, your fellow students, and to both the Acrobatic and Therapeutic sides of the practice of AcroYoga.  

The Elemental Curriculum builds from the ground up, refining Foundations progressively so it is appropriate for brand new AcroYogis, seasoned Yogis and athletes, and experienced AcroYogis seeking to deepen their mastery and head down the teacher training path. It fulfills one of the requirements for AcroYoga International Teacher Training application. This Elemental Immersion is eligible for 30 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Units for RYTs.

Daily Schedule:

* 9AM-6PM Saturday through Tuesday, with a lunch break (3-day Holiday Weekend + 1 day)

* AM Solar (alignment, strength, inversions, solar asana, solar flying transitions)

* PM Lunar (lunar asana, therapeutic flying flows, thai massage flows

 

What you can expect:

* Learn progressively in a safe, supportive environment

* Refine and expand your understanding & embodiment of the practice, wherever you are at

* Receive guidance from highly experienced and passionate AcroYoga teachers with Immersion training

* Build community with local and international students

* Celebrate the joy of play

* Gain tools for honest & compassionate communication

* Learn how to use relationships as a mirror for self-reflection and transformation

* Release perceived limitations and explore your highest potential

 

Your Presenters:

Brian Davis and Mary Aranas are AcroYoga Elemental Immersion Certified Teachers. It is their pleasure and joy to present this practice, after years of training in, assisting in, and teaching in this extended and progressive format. They are pleased to welcome a team of highly skilled and passionate certified AcroYoga teachers to their assistant team, for your solid support in learning.

Space is limited; Early Bird discounts if pre-registered January 13th.  Payment plans can be pre-arranged.

 

For details and registration (through Boundless Motion Yoga): https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=520&stype=-101&sTG=22&sVT=54&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=100000065&date=02%2F18%2F17

For questions: brian@boundlessmotion.com, mary@acroyoga.org

Facebook Event: http://tiny.cc/nyacro

 
 

        

 

Curriculum

 
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Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art that teaches coordination of mind and body to develop calmness in action and the strongest human condition. Aikido techniques can be effective without harming the attacker, which allows practice to be comfortable, and ethical self-defense to be an ideal.

Kokikai Aikido was founded by Sensei Shuji Maruyama, an “uchideshi” (student who lived in the dojo) of the creator of Aikido, Morehei Ueshiba. Sensei Maruyama was one of the first Aikido instructors sent from Japan to America, arriving in 1966. There are now over fifty Kokikai dojos throughout the world. Gary Snyder Sensei has been training under Sensei Maruyama since 1981.

 
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Yoga as a spiritual practice dates back thousands of years to the times of ancient India. Ancient yogis worked with their minds by utilizing postures breath work and meditation. The yoga we practice today is a much more recent development. Modern day yoga draws on these ancient practices but also integrates scientific knowledge of the human body and movement techniques drawing from martial arts, gymnastics and dance. We are proud to offer a variety of class styles drawing from different traditions. Classes range from restorative to vigorous so check our class descriptions to find the class that’s right for you.

 

AcroYoga is a form of partner yoga that blends the practices of yoga, thai massage, and partner acrobatics. These three lineages form the foundation of a unique practice that cultivates trust, connection, and playfulness. Built upon the framework of cultivating skillful partnership, AcroYoga provides a vehicle to explore positive and supportive relationships with an emphasis on honest, clear and compassionate communication. In each class we will explore the roles of the base, flyer and spotter. Come with or without a patner!

 
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Tai Chi Ch’uan is a centuries old Chinese “internal” martial art. Millions of people around the world practice it daily for its many health benefits. As a martial art, its strategy is to overcome an opponent’s speed and strength with stillness and softness using a relaxed and connected body. The Tai Chi taught at Warrior Bridge is Grandmaster William C.C.Chen’s 60 movement form. Master Chen has devoted his life to the study of body mechanics and the use of Tai Chi for self-defense and health. He has been a teacher since 1952. In 1965, he established William C. C. Chen Tai Chi Chuan in New York City’s Chelsea area. Students with over twenty years of experience with Master Chen will be teaching at Warrior Bridge.

 

 

Meditation at Warrior Bridge draws from the Shambhala tradition based in Tibetan Buddhist philosophy and psychology with a completely contemporary body of practices in order to bring the deep benefits of meditation into everyday life. Grounded in mindfulness-awareness meditation, these practices include a wide array of meditation techniques, along with other transformative tools and teachings for waking up and being more present and compassionate in our life.

These teachings, available to anyone of any background or spiritual tradition, enable us to befriend our own minds and hearts, skillfully work with fear, build confidence, and ultimately provide a practical means to engaging our life – our relationships, work, play, family and friends – wholeheartedly.

 

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Jiu Jitsu promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been proven effective time and time again as a practical and effective martial art for both sport and self defense scenarios. 

 

Class Schedule

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Memberships & Tuition

New Student Special

Ten Classes for $75

Memberships and Fees

Single Class              $20

Ten Class Pack         $180

Twenty Class Pack   $340

Thirty Class Pack      $420

Class Packages all have a one year expiration.

Monthy Autopays

Monthly Unlimited Membership $150

We realize that not all of our students have the financial resources or time available to make our regular membership feasible, to support those members of our community we also offer a sliding scale membership option for a $100 monthly commitment.

(Note: both of these memberships are reoccurring monthly contracts, you are free to cancel or pause your memberships at anytime through our MindBody Online site). Any billing inquiries can be directed to sean@warriorbridge.com.

Sign up via our online store.

Warrior Bridge also offers work-study positions based on need, character, commitment and contribution. For details on our work-study program please email sean@warriorbridge.com.

 

 Trainings

 
 
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Acro Warrior Training Program

NYC's first immersve training program in in acroyoga.and partner acrobatics.

Split into two 5 weekend modules, training weekends consist of skill training in arobatic and therapeutic flying, handstand & flexibility training, lectures and discussions to inform you on your AcroYoga journey. 

 

Module 1:

November 5th-December 11th

*No Training the weekend on 11/27 & 11/28

 

Module 2:

January 21st- February 26th

*No training on the weekend of 2/11 & 2/12



WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
1) Bodyweight athletes who want to improve or start a cross-training program: 
-Acro Yogis / Yogis / Dancers / Aerialists / Martial Artists
2) Health and fitness professionals who want to add tools to their toolbox: 
-Private Trainers / Group Exercise Instructors / Physical Therapists
3) Body workers to learn tools for self and client care
4) Anyone interested in Train P3 method and adding bodyweight, mobility, and movement based training to their practice

COACH BIO:
Nerijus Bagdonas is a holistic movement, strength and lifestyle coach in NYC and a creator of Train P3 method. Nerijus integrates mobility, strength, and skill building using a variety of disciplines, such as gymnastics, dance, yoga, martial arts, and the traditional strength training principals. He also teaches holistic lifestyle and nutrition practices. With 20 years of coaching experience, and a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Penn State University (2002), Nerijus holds numerous training certifications including ACE (1998), NASM (2002), and ACSM (2002), and performance coaching certifications from NASE (2009), USAW (2009, 2011), NSCA CSCS (2011), TFW (2015), and FRC (2016). Nerijus has specialty training with kettlebells, gymnastic strength training, animal flow, having trained with Mike Fitch, Ido Portal and other movement specialists. Nerijus is a former competitive martial artist in Tang Soo Do Karate, and an NPC Bodybuilder. Nerijus has been published in major fitness magazines as either a model or an author including Men's Health, Muscles and Fitness, Men's Fitness, Met-Rx and others. You can learn more about Nerijus and his training method atTrainP3.com. 

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WORKSHOP #1: Joint Conditioning for Injury Prevention and Care

In life and in sport, you will often go outside of perfect alignment. Conditioning your joints outside of commonly known proper alignment helps you prevent and manage injuries.

In this workshop, you will learn a systematic approach to mobilize and strengthen the major joints in your body. We will cover effective techniques used by elite strength coaches and physical therapists, and practiced in bodyweight disciplines, such as gymnastics, martial arts, acrobatics, and dance. We will focus on building resilience and functionality in the ankles, knees, hips, spine, shoulders, elbows, and wrists.
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WORKSHOP #2: Bodyweight Strength Training

You are as strong as your weakest link. 

In this workshop, you will learn how to build balanced, relative strength using your bodyweight as resistance. You will learn seven important movement patterns that will maximize functional and versatile strength. We will go through specific progressions for each movement pattern to build up to advanced moves, such as the single arm push up and pull up, the handstand push up, the single leg squat, and more. 
We will combine elements of traditional and bodyweight/gymnastics focused strength training to create programs that maximize time and lead to full body strength, balance, and adaptability.
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WORKSHOP #3: Active and Functional Mobility

Flexibility unsupported by strength and stability is a major cause of injuries. 

In this workshop, we will use multiple approaches including active, static and loaded stretching, and FRC (Functional Range Conditioning) to increase mobility and build strength in the deepest ranges of motion. We will focus on the spine, hip, and shoulder mobility, and work on forward and back bending, splits and straddles. You will also learn how to design your own flexibility program based on your goals.
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WORKSHOP #4: Integrating Movement and Lifestyle

The way you move is the way you live. Training should be fun, skill building, and challenging in unpredictable ways. 

In this workshop, you will learn locomotive patterns and movement games that will help you improve balance, challenge skill building, inspire playfulness and creativity. This workshop will help you practice awareness while integrating strength, mobility, and joint conditioning. You will also pick up useful skills like falling, rolling, and interacting with the ground. We will finish with a discussion about holistic lifestyle and nutrition, to help you lead a sustainable and healthy life.

ACROYOGA ELEMENTAL IMMERSION: FEB 18-21

Warrior Bridge is excited to host the 2017 New York City AcroYoga Elemental Immersion Presidents’ Day Weekend, February 18-21, 2017 with AcroYoga International, the lineage that expertly blends the trifold traditions of Yoga, Acrobatics, and Thai Healing Arts

This gathering is an invitation to deepen your relationship to yourself, your fellow students, and to both the Acrobatic and Therapeutic sides of the practice of AcroYoga.  

The Elemental Curriculum builds from the ground up, refining Foundations progressively so it is appropriate for brand new AcroYogis, seasoned Yogis and athletes, and experienced AcroYogis seeking to deepen their mastery and head down the teacher training path. It fulfills one of the requirements for AcroYoga International Teacher Training application. This Elemental Immersion is eligible for 30 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Units for RYTs.

Daily Schedule:

* 9AM-6PM Saturday through Tuesday, with a lunch break (3-day Holiday Weekend + 1 day)

* AM Solar (alignment, strength, inversions, solar asana, solar flying transitions)

* PM Lunar (lunar asana, therapeutic flying flows, thai massage flows

 

What you can expect:

* Learn progressively in a safe, supportive environment

* Refine and expand your understanding & embodiment of the practice, wherever you are at

* Receive guidance from highly experienced and passionate AcroYoga teachers with Immersion training

* Build community with local and international students

* Celebrate the joy of play

* Gain tools for honest & compassionate communication

* Learn how to use relationships as a mirror for self-reflection and transformation

* Release perceived limitations and explore your highest potential

 

Your Presenters:

Brian Davis and Mary Aranas are AcroYoga Elemental Immersion Certified Teachers. It is their pleasure and joy to present this practice, after years of training in, assisting in, and teaching in this extended and progressive format. They are pleased to welcome a team of highly skilled and passionate certified AcroYoga teachers to their assistant team, for your solid support in learning.

Space is limited; Early Bird discounts if pre-registered January 13th.  Payment plans can be pre-arranged.

 

For details and registration (through Boundless Motion Yoga): https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=520&stype=-101&sTG=22&sVT=54&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=100000065&date=02%2F18%2F17

For questions: brian@boundlessmotion.commary@acroyoga.org

Facebook Event: http://tiny.cc/nyacro