Inspire and deepen your practice: Time with Brahmani
Saturday, April 6th - 9:15 – 11:00 (Part I) 11:30 – 2:00 (Part II)
COST: PART I – come to class or $20, PART II - $40 –
prepaid (cash or check), ($45 paypal & at the door)
PART I & II - $50 – prepaid (cash or check),
$55 – paypal & at the door)
We begin our time together in community as we begin by sharing in sacred practice. We will take a short break and those who need to leave can do so, the rest can stay and others may join us for Part II as we continue in the practice and inward journey. There will be time for meditation, asana, deep inquiry throughout, discussion, sharing, questions & answers and being together in sangha. I look forward to being with you in this fun day of exploration to deepen and inspire our practices. I hope to see many of you. Please register early.
Transcendental Reiki II Attunement / Training w/ Brahmani Wednesday, April 10th - 10:00 am – 4:00 pm $275
You receive the second degree Reiki initiation through two more attunements, which give you access to transmit an even higher level of Reiki energy. Along with the hand positions, you now learn to use three potent hand symbols that focus the Reiki energy where you wish; concentrate on physical or mental/emotional healing; and send long-distance healing elsewhere or even to the past and future. A must if you want to work with others.
Monthly Meditation Series :
The Intoxication of Creation:
The World as the Expression of Divine Love and Joy
Mondays, April 22, May 13, June 17 –
7:00 – 9:00pm w/ Shivananda -
$115 registered and paid by 4/10 ($125 paypal by 4/10)
$125 after ($135 paypal after 4/10)
In this series we will focus on a meditation practice that unites love, wisdom and self-inquiry to reveal the intimacy and nowness of divine love and joy as the essence of ourselves and the world. We will contemplate especially the [writing] of Jñ?neshwar called the Amritanubhav—a profound, poetic and playful expression of the intoxicating dance of Shiva and Shakti (Consciousness and Energy). Jñ?neshwar was a 13th century Indian yogi, saint, poet, and philosopher whose commentary on the Bhagavad Gita (Bhavartha Deepika) was highly praised and recommended by Swami Kripalu. We will incorporate meditation practice, breath, chant, chakras (subtle energy centers), and atma-vichara (self inquiry), as well as shastra darshan—intimate, energetic reflection on inspired writings. All levels of experience are welcome!
Summoning the Sound Of Your Soul: Using Yoga, Sounding and Toning for Self Expression and Self Exploration
Saturday, May 4 - 1:00 – 4:00 pm w/ Beth Bierko
$45 ($50 paypal) $55 at the door
In this 3 hour workshop, we will explore, through writing exercises and discussion, messages heard and internalized about our voices and expressing ourselves. We will use yoga and breath work to release tension and blocks assocaited with the 5th chakra and finally, explore the wide range of vocalizing that occurs naturally and invite ourselves to expand the possibilities of sharing more of who we truly are in how we send and receive sound.
Beth Bierko is a certified yoga teacher and Reiki practitioner. She has been teaching yoga and leading workshops since 2003, when she received her Journey into Yoga: Kripalu Style certification at The Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health in Dobbs Ferry, NY. She has also spent twenty years as a singer songwriter and teaching artist in New York area schools, encouraging and developing creativity in both students and teachers.
Let There Be light
Sunday, May 19 – 2:00 – 5:00 w/ Hasita Nadai & Judith Rose
$45 prepaid ($50 paypal) $55 at the door
In the beginning of the beginning there was Light. The identity of this cosmic light has fascinated mystics throughout time. Some see it as a primordial urge in the universe that moves us along towards greater consciousness. Some see it as an endless light that fires creation and creativity. Some see it as the Big Bang. We stand now on the edge of old paradigms and on the brink of new ones. How may we best identify ourselves with this irreversible spiral towards enlightenment? How may we find our unique part in it? What does it mean to truly open up to the Light?
Please join us for a mystical exploration into these questions that will unite the disciplines of Yogagaia™, Vital Movement™, and Otiyot Hayyot (Sacred Hebrew Letter Movement). Our journey into Mystery will include and be enriched by sacred chant, movement, textual gleanings, and shared inquiry.
Hasita Nadai, is the creator of Yogagaia, a deep ecologist, Reiki Master and practices Energetic Medicine Healing.
, the founder of the Vital Movement™, is an experienced educator, poet, and movement artist. She has an extensive background in a variety of movement modalities that include training in Dance for PD from the Mark Morris Dance Group. She received certification as a practitioner of Otiyot Hayyot from Dr. Yehudit Goldfarb of Safed, Israel. Judith currently offers mentorship to new movement educators and continues to teach classes and workshops in movement at Birchwood Center and other locations in the NY area. Her private practice in therapeutic work is located in Nyack, NY. Her work is deeply grounded in the belief that the arts provide a medium for personal and communal healing and transformation.
An Evening with Sharon Salzberg
May 23 or 29 or 30th – 7:00 – 9:00pm – TBD
A Technique Workshop
Twists – Finding a More Satisfying View – Twist and Don’t Shout -
Saturday June, 1 – 1:30 – 4:00 – w/ Chris Glover -
$40 prepaid ($45 paypal) $50 at the door
Spinal twists are the remedy for twisting out our physical, mental and emotional tension. When we feel tangled in stress our perspective of life is limited. Spinal twists turn us around and help us look in other directions.
Twists activate the solar plexus, the digestive system and the third chakra which governs our sense of personal power, will and energy. The twisting postures also energize the spinal column, hydrate the vertebral discs and strengthen the spinal nerves.
When properly executed twists are a powerful tool to de-stress, bring us into balance, good health and give us a more satisfying view.
Chris Glover is a certified yoga instructor, recognized by the Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 500 level. She has been teaching yoga throughout Westchester since 1990 and at The Rivertown Center for Yoga and Health since 2001.
Healing Circle w/ STAFF REIKI MASTERS
April 8th - 7:00- 8:30pm – w/ Brahmani
June 3rd – 7:00 – 8:30 pm w/ Staff Reiki Master
We all have the power to heal and be healed. We each possess the capacity to channel healing energy. Join with others as we share in the power of loving presence and open to the energy that flows through each of us. Reiki practitioners & non practitioners welcome.
Musical Healing Circle –
Monday, May 6th – 7:00 – 8:30pm w/ Beth Bierko
Experience the healing power of song! Come to sing and be sung to, with soothing, simple two to four line songs, as well as a few that rouse the spirit. The act of singing has been shown to improve our state of well being by increasing our oxygen intake and releasing "feel good" chemicals in our brains. Joining with others in song unites our energies, allows us to be bathed in vibration and can offer pain relief, emotional comfort and a stronger sense of community. No experience necessary and " listeners only"are welcome, too.
Monthly Green Yoga Sangha –
Fridays, April 12, May 10, June 7
Saturdays, May 18 & June 15 – 2:00 – 3:30
w/ Drs. Cindy Ehrich & Tom DeMott
Dr. Cindy Ehrich and Dr. Tom DeMott are chiropractors who bring over 25 years of practice expertise and yoga experience to their discussion of current topics regarding health and wellness. The pair will present timely information from the field of health care as well as ideas and strategies participants can use to promote wellness in their lives.
@ Hasita’s home – 7:00 – 9:00PM
ACTIVE HOPE: How to face the Mess We’re in without
Going Crazy – by Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone.
We will be reading and discussing the book Active Hope.
It is waking up to the beauty of life, on whose behalf we can act.
We belong to this world.
have a network of healing practitioners chiropractic, acupuncture, massage
and Amma massage that we are happy to connect you with.