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.

Monthly Satsang

Meditation gathering in Rudrani's home: Thursday, Sept 14,  7-9:30pm

Theme: 'The Ghee of Dispassion'

There is a traditional Indian tale about cutting the sticky, jack fruit that warns us to handle the world with ghee on our hands or it will stick to us and cause us problems. How liberating, how spacious it would be to touch situations, people, places and things with no attachment and no ego, so that nothing would cling to us or cause karmic consequences! Learning to let go and surrender to this, while fully engaged in life, is the Yogic ideal of a conscious life. So say the great scriptures of Yoga! Driving  away whatever would pull us away from the true joy, power and heart of the Self becomes a worthy effort once we realize we can gain a steady foothold in it—enjoying that wholeness and blissful wellbeing. Let's look at this together and see how we might invite  the mind to manage the sticky situations of life with greater detachment, more surrender and a bigger supply of that special ghee!

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.

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

Call for 66th St. location information 212-877-4153.

Please enjoy the audio of the July 20 satsang "Surrender: The Bird on the Third Branch" by clicking here


Meditation page middleSatsang 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)

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.