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: $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.
Next Satsang: Thursday, Jan 7th, 7-9:30pm
Please register: here
Theme: 'A Little Bit of Light'
We happily, gratefully resume the WYC’s monthly Satsangs Jan 7th! All are welcome as always. We will generate that beautiful space of being held in something larger, a space that lies within all of us, yet which cannot easily be created without each other.
The theme "A Little bit of Light" arises strongly in this holiday time where we usually celebrate, travel and gather with loved ones. Now as we navigate with uncertainties, the upending of the familiar in our families, our communities, our society, how do we rejoice at this time? How do we bring forth light in the midst of the hardship, grief and conflict in the world? It is like an internal crossroads, where the path forks. We chose between the limited or the boundless, the contraction or the expansion, the transient or the perfection, of the present moment untouched by time, a choice that presents itself not once but in every moment. The Sages of Yoga say we both collaborate with the form and with the formless, between revelation and concealment. How can we be just as we are, imperfections and all and fully able to make a little bit of light? Come and explore with us.
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.
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.
Details for registering online are available here.
Log on to https://zoom.us/j/5287932595, enter password: YOGA
(The zoom link will also be on the WYC homepage Thursday evening.)
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.
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)