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Winter Solstice Restorative Yoga with Live Sitar


Celebrate and honor the new moon time with a deep restorative yoga practice accompanied by the healing vibrations of live sitar.

A restorative yoga practice during the New Moon and Vata phase of the lunar cycle is best for balancing an overworked mind, hormones, emotions and energy.

Once a month surrounding the new moon time at SARF we host a deep restorative practice as part of our Community Yoga series. A restorative practice is truly meant for any level of practitioner. Each pose is supported by props to create a safe and supported release. While in the postures you will be guided through easy breath meditation and live music.

This New Moon also takes place on the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. This will be a lovely evening of slowing down and taking space for ourselves to align with an energy that is honored as sacred in traditions throughout the world. We are honored to have Amanda Welch accompanying and guiding us with the sounds of her mystical sitar playing. The sounds of the sitar will be the perfect guide for this intentional journey.


Restorative Yoga is great for those who are:

  • Wanting to slow things down

  • Beginners

  • Recovering from injury

  • Pregnant and /or trying to conceive  



Musician and Teacher Bios


Musician and Teacher Bios

Amanda Welch is a sitarist living and studying in Brooklyn with Abhik Mukherjee of Imdadkhani Gharana. She spends her winters studying with Pandit Rabindra Narayan Goswami in Varanasi, India and has also received training from Peter Row of the New England Consertavory. You can catch her performing in various house concerts and yoga studios throughout the world.



Amanda Capobianco has been teaching yoga for nearly 15 years, training teachers to teach better and helping people design habits and practices to enhance the well-being of their lives.

Amanda has developed a unique Ayurveda Lunar Sequencing style that honors The Seasonal Shifts (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter), The Monthly Lunar Cycle (New Moon and Full Moon) and Daily Rhythms ( Morning, Daytime, Evening ). This sequencing style honors our internal and external rhythms while fostering intuition and flexibility.

Amanda’s asana styles include Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Restorative and Yoga Nidra. She is a lover of yoga philosophy, pranayama, kriyas, mantra and meditation.

Amanda has traveled with her work to India, Indonesia, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and throughout the United States. She has studied under Laughing Lotus Founders Dana Flynn and Jasmine Tarkeshi, Thomas Ashley-Farrand, Swami Brahmananda Saraswati of the Shankaracharya lineage. She is a dedicated student of recognized Taino Elder and Ceremonial Leader Maestro Manuel Rufino for whom she owes her eternal gratitude.