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, July 15th, 7-9:30pm
Please register: here
Theme: 'Attaching To What Will Free You'
There are many stories in mystical traditions about how attachment is the cause of human suffering. In Yoga scriptures, you’ll find the tale of a hapless monkey who reaches for nuts at the bottom of a narrow lidded jar he has found chained to a rock on a jungle path. Having taken a fistful of nuts, he can’t get his fist out of the neck of the jar, even when he hears the hunters coming, the ones who set this trap for him! What exactly causes his capture– the jar, the nuts, the hunters?
During Covid, we have faced many losses and have had to let go of many attachments to people, places, things. What exactly is attachment? Are we not to have bonds of love, and staunch commitments? Are there attachments that are good for us? Can we identify with this monkey who holds onto something he desires to his own detriment? Let us explore this ancient subject of attachment in the context of the evolutionary journey of yoga as a liberative practice of freedom.
Last Satsang we offered a garland of practices, a template. We noted how living for someday when we are enlightened might be holding us back. Let's explore this together.
Let us examine this together and draw on the wisdom teachings of Yoga, on how to participate consciously and with authentic engagement in this period of human life on Earth. Beginners to meditation are welcome, friends and family are welcome… Let's explore this together.
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.
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
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)