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Monday, June 12, 2017

Transformative Tuesdays/A Meditation Class at the Graf Center for Integrative Medicine at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center




   Transformative Tuesdays started last Tuesday June 6th and is meeting for 3 more Tuesdays in June at 6pm for 1 hour. This very special June meditation program welcomes drop in students to any of the 3 remaining classes. This meditation class is perfect for the brand new beginner or for any level practitioner who wants to slow down and tune into a quieter mind and more relaxed body.

    Last Tuesday we began class with a super relaxing restorative yoga posture followed by breath work and easy to follow yoga postures to find flexibility and strength to support your seated meditation practice. After sitting in meditation we practiced a few grounding postures and ended class with a final relaxation pose.

    Doctors, staff, patients and the community joined last week's class. If you are interested in learning to meditate, getting back into it or enjoy meditating with others please join us. I'm looking forward to sharing more this coming Tuesday evening 6pm at the Graf Center of Integrative Medicine at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center.


When:

Tuesdays June 6, 13, 20 and 27 2017
6-7pm



Where:

Graf Center for Integrative Medicine
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
350 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ

FREE Valet Parking



To Register:

201-608-2377 or grafcenter@ehmchealth.org

$10 per class


Friday, June 9, 2017

Full Moon Friday




This moon cycle is about navigating your journey with a little more precision. If you've been feeling this way for the past two weeks or so, pay attention to how today's Full Moon in Sagittarius is beaming out plenty of messages to remember to steer by the compass of your soul. Stay with it.


Friday, June 2, 2017

Transformative Tuesdays/A Meditation Class at the Graf Center for Integrative Medicine at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center



     This is the Graf Center for Integrative Medicine located within Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Englewood, New Jersey. This spa like environment is a wellness and healing gem that's open to all. Tuesday June 6th, I start leading a 4 class yoga and meditation series called Transformative Tuesdays from 6-7pm. This special class series is geared towards loosening up both your mind and body so you can easefully sit in meditation.

      Transformative Tuesdays is perfect for the brand new beginner or for any level practitioner who wants to wind down and tune into a quieter mind and more relaxed body. Feel free to attend one class, two, three or all.


When:

Tuesdays June 6, 13, 20 and 27 2017
6-7pm



Where:

Graf Center for Integrative Medicine
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
350 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ

FREE Valet Parking



To Register:

201-608-2377 or grafcenter@ehmchealth.org

$10 per class








Friday, May 26, 2017

Pics from the Flower Mandala Meditation at Birchwood Center Nyack, NY




      Last Friday night at Birchwood Center of Yoga and Massage's Yoga Study Circle we experienced how making a mandala out of flower petals, leaves and stems can be a beautiful and transformative meditation experience. During our special class we discussed the meaning of mandalas, learned about their Hindu/Buddhist origins and how mandalas can be found throughout history such as in the stain glass rose windows at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City and at Notre Dame in Paris. We noted how today it's in vogue to see mandalas as you scroll through Instagram, Pinterest and in coloring books found at the supermarket checkout stands.

       Here are a few pictures from our meditative evening. Pre event I created a circular rose petal mandala for us to sit around for our mandala discussion and intention setting. After a group conversation about mandalas that expanded my consciousness, I led us through a few grounding exercises to settle into our meditation followed by collecting our flowers, silently finding floor space and creating our own mandalas.

       Once completed we appreciated our creations, some of us took pictures of them and then we individually swept the mandalas up to experience impermanence. Everyone got a bag to take their flower mandala home to discard as they wish.

        I will offer this special event again at www.birchwoodcenter.com in Nyack, New York in the Fall. Next time we will include a silent mindfulness meditation walk to the Hudson River which is only a block away. Here we will do the let go of our mandalas into the river together so the good vibes of our positive intentions can keep moving.













Monday, May 8, 2017

Flower Mandala Meditation at Birchwood Center in Nyack, NY




Give your meditation practice a fresh, new, spring perspective with a Flower Mandala Meditation Friday May 19th 7-8:30 pm at Birchwood Center for Yoga and Massage in Nyack, New York.


During this special Yoga Study Circle Class we will discuss the meaning of mandalas then center ourselves to transition into a moving meditation using flower petals, leaves, and stems to create personal floor mandalas. Creating Flower Mandalas is an intuitive and spontaneous process where we weave our intentions into the mandalas while at the same time support one another in unity. Your one-of-a-kind creation will function like a living prayer, similar to the sand mandalas made by Tibetan monks. To close we will appreciate our mandalas then release our flower art by sweeping them up while acknowledging the impermanence of nature and life. Flowers will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own to use and share.


This special class is open to everyone! No previous experience or special knowledge is needed.


Drop ins $22/$16 Seniors, Class Cards and MAP discounts are also accepted


Please visit www.birchwoodcenter.com for more information and to register for this special class.





Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sun in Taurus Wisdom




"Adopt the pace of nature: Her secret is patience." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sun in Taurus wisdom- Keep a slow and steady pace while enjoying the simple delights that stir your senses along the way.

Pose- Chapasana/Sugarcane pose

Sarong and earrings from www.marialuisaboutique.com global/local ethically made boutique.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Daily Inspiration: We Are Stars





We are stars wrapped in skin. The light you've been seeking has always been within.

-Anonymus



pose- utthita hasta padangusthasana- extended hand to big toe pose



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