265 West 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023
(Off West End Avenue)

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Meditation lies at the core of yoga  and supports us to create a meaningful life. Seen as our natural birthright, meditation reduces suffering  and is a significant means to inner freedom and well-being. All our hatha yoga classes and programs include this transformative practice.

Meditation Classes

Mondays 8-9:15pm

This 75 minute class is a beautiful way for new students to enter the practice of meditation and also provides energy and insight for our experienced meditators. The class includes teachings, the use of mantras and chants, a deep meditation and time to process and integrate our experiences. All students are welcome. There is guided instruction and exploration of how to apply the teachings to our current life situation.

Price: $16 for the class, $10 if you take the 6:15-7:45pm Open Level Class with Rudrani beforehand.

I take these long amazing bike rides home after Monday night Hatha class followed by Meditation class. I ride after my body and mind have been stretched, exercised, super educated, soothed and then gently quieted. Quieted for longer and completely different stretches of time than I would have ever imagined possible, and then woken with a sort of gentle shudder that says: THERE IS AWESOMENESS! My ride away is like flying in the dark. The colored lights blurring by me in the night air. Everything seems extra sparkly. It's part of the amazing experience that I get if I’m lucky on a Monday night.


Monthly Satsang

Call for 66th St. location information 212-877-4153: Thursday, Nov 29th, 7-9:30pm

Theme: 'The mystery of being flawed human beings loving other flawed human beings'

The power of Love remains the strongest power there is in the world and the strongest part of every human being. We cannot learn love from one another if love is not with us. How can we, as flawed imperfect human beings struggling with disappointment, anger, fear and frustration in our world, hold the banner of Love without it being a spiritual pose, an ideology, a way to escape our own minds. In our personal life how do we manage our own flaws and the flaws of others remaining in authenticity and honesty without permitting injury or enabling one another? How are we to love and be loved by others when we are not free of our own limitations? The relational field is the strongest arena for the practice of love. It includes being in family, community, country. Our ability to apply the wisdom of Yoga teachings is a great blessing for us. The teachings are like a sharp knife. They cut through illusion and provide a stable foundation in the reality greater than the human drama. The sages of Yoga also say that what is larger than us also dwells within us —It is deeper even than the cellular level, it is in the very core of our being. Let's explore this..

Satsang is the practice of meeting for the sake of truth, to explore the teachings and bring forth our own highest wisdom. Friends and family are welcome.   — 

The group chose this theme in our last Satsang. Come join us and enjoy our shared learning as we all continue to grow together. Satsang is an evening of high energy with Rudrani, the WYC Director. This monthly program includes group meditation, chanting, yoga philosophy, spiritual teachings and an exploration of the theme of the month. All are welcome. No prior experience needed.

Call for 66th St. location information 212-877-4153.
Tuiton: $20

Many of the satsang recordings are available for free! These recordings have Rudrani's opening talk plus the lead in and lead out of the meditations. Join us in person for the full program!
Satsang recordings here‚Äč

The meditation was very powerful for me… I felt such strong light moving up through my whole body for almost the whole 25 minutes! And a very beautiful sense of connection with everyone in the room.  

I found the Satsang deeply inspirational and moving, and told the friend who brought me afterwards that I want to attend as regularly as I can. 

Thank you for hosting another wonderful evening. So rich – and FULL. It feels as if I am coming home. I always leave overflowing…

Satsang is wonderful – deep and strong. Meditating in that space, nestled on the corner of the 26th floor, overlooking our beloved City, is always so profound and deep. Certainly the long history of transformation energy in that very place makes it easier for all of us to glide with abandon into a meditation that feels like being held. I was struck by how that word comes up more than once during sharing. It is what keeps me coming back…. (WYC student)