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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

WYC daily Morning Meditations Classes

8:15am every day, hosted by our WYC teachers
(Morning meditations are complimentary)

We offer daily online classes of breathing and meditation practices guided by our beautiful WYC teachers. These classes are offered with love at no cost.

Log on as you do for class, using our zoom link, coming at least 5 minutes ahead of time to make sure you are settled and ready to begin. https://zoom.us/j/2829767264 Password: WYC  

More information here
Recordings of select morning meditations available here

Mondays 8-9:30pm

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: $18 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

Next Satsang: Thursday, Aug 4, 2022 7-9:30pm
Please register: click here
Thursday evening link: click here

Theme: Disciple of Our Own Self

At a time when we are gently dispersing, releasing into the Great Outdoors, we may believe that we will be leaving the rhythm of our steady practices. Perhaps we may not realize just how deeply entrenched within us these practices have become. Perhaps we have not fully noticed the extent of our dedication to the journey of Self-discovery in the great ashram called the World. Perhaps we've missed how much we see daily life as the Teacher in disguise and its challenges as tests of our mettle and commitment.

Perhaps we can begin to notice how, and in what way, this process has become implanted, has become part of our unfolding. As these past two years have played out with much intensity, everywhere on the planet, perhaps we have not stopped to recognize that Love matters most beneath the highs and lows of times like this. Perhaps we can own the possibility of an ineluctable expanding growth hidden within us, under all the other roles we play, a taking on of the penultimate role, the role of disciple to our own Self.

Let’s explore this together.

Beginners to meditation are welcome, friends and family are welcome.

All are welcome

Enjoy 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.

Tuition: $20

Assemble some props to support your meditation posture.
If you are new to meditation as a practice, there will be instruction to support you. All are welcome.  

You can register in advance here or pay via Venmo available upon logging in.

Log on to https://zoom.us/j/7806079246, enter password: WYC
(The zoom link will also be on the WYC homepage Thursday evening.) 


Previous Monthly Satsang Recordings

We are offering an edited version of WYC Monthly Satsang with Rudrani at no cost. The recordings include the full talk on the chosen theme of the month, the lead into meditation, a 10 minute silence and the lead-out.
Find them here‚Äč

Meditation Recordings
We are offering an edited version of Meditation classes held by Rudrani
Find them 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)