2021 Class Schedule

7:30am – 8:30am

Tim Tompkins (Event co-founder)

9:30am – 10:30am

Douglass Stewart (Event co-founder)

11:20am – 11:25am

Pre-class greeting by Randhir Jaiswal, Consul General of India, New York

11:30am – 12:30pm

Ruchika Lal (presented by the Consulate General of India, New York)

1:20pm – 1:25pm

Pre-class wellness segment by Chrissy King

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Phyllicia Bonanno (presented by OFFLINE by Aerie)

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Koya Webb

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Crystal McCreary

7:30pm – 8:30pm

Alex Silver-Fagan


Instructor Bios

7:30am – 8:30am Class, Instructed by Tim Tompkins (Event co-founder)

Tim Tompkins is the former President of the Times Square Alliance and the co-founder of Solstice in Times Square. He is also an adjunct professor at NYU’s Wagner School. His yoga teachers, to whom he will always be indebted, were Alison Cramer and Keith Borden.

9:30am – 10:30am Class, Instructed by Douglass Stewart (Event co-founder)

Douglass has been teaching yoga since 2001. He is the co-founder of Yoga in Times Square, celebrating the Summer Solstice by uniting the community of yoga enthusiasts across the country. He has received the Community Center Service Award for volunteering his yoga classes at the Lesbian and Gay Community Center. He is inspired by the notion that if peace is our goal, then it is also the means. Douglass is a Yogiraj at the ISHTA Center.

11:30am – 12:30pm Class, Instructed by Ruchika Lal (presented by the Consulate General of India, New York)

Ruchika Lal has been teaching holistic yoga including asanas, pranayamas, and meditation since 2010. As a seasoned and inspiring instructor, Ruchika has over 20,000 man hours of facilitation and has impacted the lives of thousands of people. She has conducted programs for C-Suite, Fortune 500 organizations like American Express, Unilever, Deloitte, E&Y and Universities like Columbia, Wharton, Parsons. She is also a Founder, CEO of Winked!, a wellness & meditation company. It is a product of Ruchika’s passion for mental and physical wellness combined with her extensive corporate experience leading large businesses and teams. Previously, Ruchika was Vice President leading B2B for the Americas at American Express. Ruchika is the chairperson of the Art of Living Foundation in the US. She graduated with an MBA from The Wharton School of Business and holds a masters in Marketing & Advertising from the Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad. Ruchika lives with her husband on the Upper West Side.

1:30pm – 2:30pm Class, Instructed by Phyllicia Bonanno (presented by OFFLINE by Aerie)

Phyllicia Bonanno is a Sweat yoga instructor, wellness influencer and sound bath facilitator based in New Jersey and New York City. She has been practicing yoga since she was in highschool. She is an artist at heart and yoga has translated into a moving art and meditation for her. You can find Phyllicia teaching vinyasa flows, meditation, yin, and soundbaths. Phyllicia also shares the gift of sound healing with the use of alchemy crystal singing bowls. Each of her bowls are infused with different crystals that connect to the chakras and deeper self. The sound of the singing bowls vibrate through the body allowing you to achieve an inner cleanse and calm throughout your whole being. Phyllicia’s mission is to inspire health and wellness in every individual in an accessible way. She uses her Instagram to share her journey and daily experiences showing how yoga, health, and mindfulness is a lifestyle.

3:30pm – 4:30pm Class, Instructed by Koya Webb

Koya Webb is a wellness visionary, author of Let Your Fears Make You Fierce, and founder of Get Loved Up, a conscious community that practices daily self-care and makes healthy living a priority to promote healing, social justice, and spiritual connection. Koya shares her passion for dramatically decreasing the number of people who suffer from chronic diseases associated with a stressful lifestyle, unhealthy diet, and self-defeating habits through self-care, plant-based nutrition, and community education.

5:30pm - 6:30pm Class, Instructed by Crystal McCreary

Crystal McCreary is a Lead Yoga, Mindfulness and Health Educator & Teacher Trainer with 14+ years of experience in instructing yoga and mindfulness to people of all ages. She has a passion for implementing comprehensive wellness programs within schools and organizations to foster compassionate and equitable communities and sustainable work environments. Crystal’s expertise is derived from a lifetime of harnessing embodied, contemplative resources necessary to navigate the challenges of living in an inequitable world. Crystal has been featured in such publications as Yoga Bodies Book, Mantra Yoga + Health magazine, Elephant Journal, Yoga Journal, Wanderlust, 21Ninety, Blavity, Shondaland.com blog, academic journals such as Race & Yoga (UC Berkeley), and numerous other blogs and podcasts. She graduated from Stanford University with a BA in African and African American studies, completed The American Conservatory Theater’s Master of Fine Arts program in Acting and moonlights as an actor on film and television when the stars align. She is registered with Yoga Alliance as a 500-ERYT and RCYT. Crystal is the author of the Little Yogi Deck: Simple Practices to Help Kids Move Through Big Emotions On & Off the Mat (Shambhala Publications, of the Penguin Random House publishing group).

7:30pm – 8:30pm Class, Instructed by Alex Silver-Fagan

Alex Silver-Fagan grew up wanting to be an athlete. She tried team sports, but was never good enough to be an MVP and felt discouraged. It wasn’t until college, after spending a little too much time in nightlife that she discovered the gym and weightlifting. In the weight room she had found something that made her feel strong and she didn’t have to worry about letting her teammates down. After graduating from NYU with a degree in marketing and a minor in business, she began her career in fitness. Her journey began as a bikini competitor and after 2 years she finally made her way to functional movement and CrossFit. Now, Alex is an ACE-certified personal trainer, Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), and a 350hr registered yoga teacher who knows how to get results. She focuses on building strength and full-body functionality with training programs that include powerlifting, Olympic lifting, CrossFit, running, rowing, spinning, and yoga. With her passion for fitness and unique personal style, she has developed a strong social media following and inspired people all over the world to become their strongest selves.

Additionally, Alex is a NIKE Master trainer, Fitness Model, Athlete and has been featured in magazines such as Women’s Health, Shape, Self, and more. Blending her love of yoga and strength training, Alex has developed her own class called Flow Into Strong and has also authored an e-book explaining her method and passion. Her relatable approach to fitness reminds her clients and followers that with passion and dedication: you can do ANYTHING.

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