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.
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.
Call for 66th St. location information 212-877-4153: Thursday, Jan 10th, 7-9:30pm
Theme: 'Placing our best efforts for a Happy New Year'
We have begun a fresh New Year on our calendar, which is an invitation to start anew on our journey with renewed purpose and a fully refurbished and fresh mind set!
Yet how to tame this mind of ours and make it new?
Yoga scriptures describe the mind as “a drunken monkey bitten by a scorpion!” “मर्कटस्य सुरापानं मध्ये वृश्चिकदंशनं । तन्मध्ये भूतसंचारो यद्वा तद्वा भविष्यति” Somewhat comforted to know that this is not a new challenge for human beings – and although no one seems to know from which scripture this comes –we are assured it is very ancient.
As we sail into 2019, where shall we put our best efforts to create this fresh start? Should we make some new years resolutions and call it a day?
Can the mind really ever become a steady flame in a windless chamber as the Bhagavad Gita says it can? Can we become fully conscious, present, poised moment to moment for what lies ahead for ourselves and the world? Can we really dissolve our illusions, internal suffering and egoic limitations and hold all the highs and lows in the boundless container of our own true Self?
Let's come gather to welcome 2019 together and explore this through discussion and practice. Everyone is welcome.
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.
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
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)