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, Oct 18th, 7-9:30pm
Theme: 'Self Love and the Role of Well Wisher'
We need support in our journey in life and loved ones play an important role in all the periods of our lives. The question is what kind of support do we most need?
Supposing we have had a dispute with our boss and feelings of unworthiness have set it. A friend hears our story and says "well personally I have never liked your boss from the moment I met him-“, taking what is perceived as your side in the dispute as an ally. Chances are this will not feel helpful to you as a seeker of truth. We really want to know how to manage recurring unworthiness within ourselves and how to let such feeling pass through us rather than be brought down by them. We really want to get to the bottom of our part in the encounter and see how to stay more aligned with our own higher purpose and less reactive to the personality traits of others. A friend who is partial to us and takes our side is not a friend in the deepest sense on our journey though it is easy to be attached to people who agree with us. What we really need is someone pointing to the opportunity these incidents provide in awakening from the dream of ego. The companion who knows our true intention in life and who shares our highest aspiration is called a well wisher and is a blessing on the path. The sages say that we must have good company on the path, well wishers that give us the ultimate friendship. They say it cannot be done without authentic self love. Let us explore how to establish self love on the path so that we attract good company. Good company is the greatest blessing on our spiritual journey.
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)