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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 moved 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.

 

 

Phone

(917) 262-0863

Email

warriorbridge@gmail.com

Location

250 Front Street
South Street Seaport
New York, NY 10038

 

 

 

 

Class Schedule

News & Events

Costa Rica Training Retreat 2020

Ditch winter and come on an epic adventure to the beautiful shores of Costa de Oro, Costa Rica!

Join the Warrior Bridge and Coach Bachmann teaching teams for a week of intense training, delicious food, secluded beaches and unique escapades.

Expand your skills in the company of like-minded people and discover what your body can do under the guidance of a professional coaching team. This perfectly curated week of fitness and wellness includes daily workshops in partner acro, hand balancing, flexibility and body conditioning.

Rejuvenate in between classes at our beachfront eco-resort pool or keep the fun going with additional offerings like the Zen Spirit Spa, Costa Rican excursions and professional photo shoots. Pura Vida, you’ll never want the week to end!

Early Bird Special: The first 10 participants to sign up will receive 10% off of their selected room! Don’t wait, limited spots are available!

Every day will bring its own surprises, and you will have over 30 hours of class time at your disposal. All of our workshops are optional, so you can find the perfect balance of training hard and relaxing by the pool.

Sample Schedule:

7:30-8:30: Breakfast
8:30-9:30: Warm-Up Conditioning Class
10:00-12:00: Acro or Handstand Workshop 1
12:00-16:00: Lunch & Siesta
16:00-18:00: Acro or Handstand Workshop 2
18:00-19:00: Flexibility Workshop
19:30-20:30: Dinner
After 20:30: Jam with awesome company!

Coaches:

Sean Langhaus - Founder of Warrior Birdge, NYC
Emily Lesinski - Doctor of Physical Therapy
Sascha Bachmann - Handbalancing & Aerial Straps Performer
Anastasiia Bachmann - Performer with Duo Ars
Eva Lucks - Classical Pilates instructor & aerialist


Join us in Costa Rica!!

Dates: January 25, 2020 - February 1, 2020

Where: Zen Spirit Yoga Resort, 600 mts al sur del restaurante el Barco, playa costa de Oro, 50609 Coyote, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Tickets: costarica.coachbachmann.com

Free Classes September 2, 2019

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We're celebrating Labor Day with what we love the most. If you've been wanting to try acro or have your friends try it, this is the perfect opportunity. Come with your friends on Monday, September 2, 2019. Join Sean & Emily for a free Handstand Training class from 12:30 - 2:00 pm and Intro to AcroYoga class from 2:00 - 3:30 pm. We'll explore the fundamentals of flying, inversion and of course therapeutics! Class is open to all levels and no experience is necessary. You are not required to bring a partner but are welcome to bring as many friends as you like!

The studio will remain open for some complimentary jam time from 3:30 - 5:00 pm; this will be an opportunity to relax in the studio, refine what you learned in class and play with other members of our community.

Whether you're a seasoned mover or you're thinking of trying something new in 2019, these classes are for you! All classes are INTRO and FREE!

When: September 2, 2019

12:30 - 2:00 pm Intro to Handstands
2:00 - 3:30 pm Intro to AcroYoga
3:30 - 5:00 pm Acro Jam

Where: Warrior Bridge, 250 Front St.

Cost: FREE

* No partner needed
* No experience necessary

Sign up online at https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/home?studioid=203457

Class Descriptions:

Handstand Training:
Handstands are the foundational movement of acrobatics. In this class, we will work through the essential conditioning and drills to take your handstand practice to the next level. Class will begin with around thirty minutes of warm up and conditioning to develop the strength and flexibility necessary to find your handstand with ease. Once our bodies are prepped we will work through drills to refine alignment, entrances, and exits in the handstand as well as touch on techniques for pressing and shape changing.

Intro to AcroYoga:
Acro Yoga 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.

Acro Jam:
This is YOUR free time! Practice what you've learned in class or try something new. AcroYoga Jams are a freestyle playground. We will create space for you to ask questions and receive feedback in areas of the practice that most interest you. *Please note that this is an open workout and not a guided class.

200Hr Acro Warrior Teacher Training

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MODULE 1

SEPTEMBER 28 - OCTOBER 1
FOUNDATIONS OF FLIGHT

MODULE 2
OCTOBER 19 - 22
THE ART OF BALANCE

MODULE 3
NOVEMBER 23 - 26
DYNAMIC SKILLS & TRANSITIONS

MODULE 4
DECEMBER 14 - 17
THE ADVANCED ONE


Warrior Bridge is excited to reintroduce the Acro Warrior Teacher Training in a new modular format this Fall. Over the course of our 4-day modules, we will break down, practice, and refine skills from across the spectrum of acro practice. Each module will consist of technique refinement, conditioning, teaching practice, lectures, and group discussions to cultivate you into becoming a skillful acro teacher. We will offer you the tools necessary to create intelligent warm ups, cue clearly and confidently, and prepare well thought out progressions and modifications. Our training will focus on developing your personal movement practice through handstands, flexibility training, acrobatic conditioning, and other movement arts. The modules can be attended individually to develop your personal knowledge and understanding or as a complete program to receive an acro teacher certification. Trainees enrolled in the complete training will be given assignments in and out of the studio between modules to further develop the skills necessary to become successful teachers and community leaders.

Training will be co-led by Sean Langhaus & Emily Lesinski with additional sessions led by Mendel Romanenko, Bassam Kubba, Laura Lebron and graduates of past Acro Warrior Teacher Trainings.

To sign up for an individual module or the complete program, please visit our teacher training page for information and details.


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Memberships & Tuition

*The following prices & memberships do not include our Aikido program, you can find their full info below or at nycaikido.com.

New Student Special

Five Classes for $75

Memberships and Fees

Single Class              $25

Ten Class Pack         $180

Twenty Class Pack   $340

Thirty Class Pack      $420

Class Packages all have a one year expiration.

Monthly Membership

Monthly Unlimited Membership $150  (Minimum 3 month)

One Month Unimited $175

Aikido Pricing

New Student Special

Join our Monday evening Introduction to Aikido classes! Only $5 for up to 4 classes. It is recommended, but not required, that 4 classes be completed before joining in the aikido classes offered at other times. The introductory classes will focus on basic aikido practice so that students can learn ki (energy) exercises, ukemi (falling safely), and basics of aikido techniques before practicing with higher level students.

New students can also elect to purchase 10 classes for $75.

 

Monthly membership for Aikido at Warrior Bridge

$100 per month, $50 with student ID.

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. Please speak with one of the Senior Instructors.

***All package and membership sales are final

For inquiries about booking studio space, or a private session with an instructor, please visit the Private Instruction page and submit a request.

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

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How much does a single class at Warrior Bridge cost?

—> You can find a list of our class prices here

http://www.warriorbridge.com/#memberships-tuition-section

Can I stop by for a single class without a membership?

—> Absolutely. Join us with single class drop-ins. Prices listed on our website http://www.warriorbridge.com/#memberships-tuition-section

Can I share my new student special with a friend?

—> New student specials can only be used by the individual who purchased the special. However, all the full priced packages can be shared amongst two people.

Can a new student special be used for both the martial arts and yoga/acroyoga tracks?

—> The martial arts and yoga & acroyoga tracks have separate new student specials. While they are both $75/5 classes, only one can be purchased and they are applicable separately.

Does the unlimited monthly membership include acro yoga and martial arts?

—> At the moment, unlimited monthly membership is specific to either the acro yoga and yoga classes, or the martial arts classes.

Do I need to bring my own mat to yoga?

—> No. Unless you would like to use your own, we have multiple mats in the studio for general use.

 

Do I need to know how to do a handstand to come to handstand class?

—> No. Our handstand classes will prepare and condition you for handstands regardless of your current level of practice.

I have never done acro yoga but am curious, where do I start?

—> Come take Acro 101 with us, offered 6 times a week. We will provide you with the foundations necessary for your acroyoga journey.

Do I need to bring a partner to participate in acro yoga?

—> No. You can come alone and you will be paired up to work with people in class.

I have never done yoga. Can I still come to class?

—> Absolutely. Speak to your instructor and inform them of this prior to class, so they may assist where necessary.

Can I come to intermediate acro yoga if I have never done acro yoga?

—> We recommend you take a few open level acro yoga classes and familiarize yourself with the practice before challenging yourself to intermediate.

The general skills we work with in intermediate will include whips, pops,

If you are not familiar with these skills, visit

https://www.acropedia.org/skills/?_sft_skill-types=whips

Intermediate class will assume your consistency and relative ease in foundational skills.

What is the difference between warrior flow yoga and restorative flow yoga?

—> In warrior flow yoga we work actively to strengthen and stabilize while moving through a vinyasa flow. In restorative flow we slow down and engage in a flow through stretches and some gentle strengthening exercises.  

What is the expiration date on class packages?

—> All packages expire 12 months from the purchase date.