What we're about

Together we cultivate our happiness & health through yoga and meditation practices. Join our fun and engaging community. There is something for everyone, all levels of experience and any level of physical fitness are welcome.

Alka Kaminer is the co-organizer of this group and co-founder of the Present Wisdom, she teaches a variety of yoga styles, including Hatha Yoga, Chair Yoga and Restorative Yoga. Learn more about Alka and Present Wisdom (https://presentwisdom.com/).

Our intention is to provide learning and practice opportunities in yoga and meditation, especially ones that are accessible online for health safety. The group will also share events by experienced and dedicated teachers, including Lawrence Edwards and the Anam Cara Meditation Foundation (http://anamcara-ny.org/).

We hope you take time for yourself to participate and find benefit in doing so.

Namaste,

Alka and Brian

Please enjoy Alka's short video introducing Chair Yoga:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s83rnx1VYOI

Upcoming events (4+)

Mindful Flow [in-person]

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This open level flow class will use the breath & sequenced postures that will increase vitality while also offering peaceful methods to open the body. Cultivate a mindful practice that helps to build endurance and strength, increase flexibility and balance. [All Levels]
Mondays 10:00am

Reserve your spot now (via Punchpass - registration required)
Limited spaces available

BYOP - Bring Your Own Mat & Props (blocks, blanket).

Location:
One Willow, 100 South Highland Ave, Building A, Floor 2, Ossining NY 10562
Park in the back of the building for entrance

This class is also available simultaneously live online
Learn about our instructors that are teaching this class.

FREE Virtual Guided Meditation

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Take a mid week mind break with a 30 minute virtual guided meditation, every Wednesday.
*REGISTER for this Free online class via Punchpass:
https://presentwisdom.com/chair-yoga-and-meditation-now-through-punchpass/

I provide a variety of guided meditations so you can find styles that serve you in cultivating health, greater happiness and a balanced life.

Key benefits of mediation include; reduced stress and anxiety, increased health (mentally & physically) and happiness, improved sleeping and increased immunity. In addition, meditation improves focus, concentration and self awareness. Through meditation you experience how your mind and thoughts effect your body. A regular practice reduces stress while increasing self relaxation which creates more patience, clarity, compassion and time for yourself.

Learn more about meditation:
http://presentwisdom.com/meditation/

Women's Pelvic Floor Health Intro with Marla- FREE class!!!!

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Educational and Experiential, this introductory workshop will Empower women with a new awareness of their Pelvic Floors!
REGISTER via Punchpass for this Online class: https://presentwisdom.punchpass.com/classes/11753066

Learn about what is down inside there- anatomy, function, dysfunction. Practice mind-body and breath techniques to relax. Create a supple pelvic floor for improved well-being (taught in & around the chair).
[All Levels]

Follow-up
Pelvic Floor Balancing Fundamentals Series runs for 5 classes on 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/8 and 12/22. Book your classes now through the schedule, take select or all classes.

Anam Cara Meditation with Lawrence Edwards, PhD

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Since 2001 Anam Cara Meditation Center has been offering an ongoing nondenominational meditation class that meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday evening and added additional programs which you'll find on www.anamcarameditation.org. We offer these open meditation sessions to support people in learning and deepening their meditation practices. Enjoy!
Programs include instruction, chanting and meditation.

Topics include:
First Thursday of the month: dharma talk

Third Thursday: chanting

Beginners are welcome, along with experienced meditators. A wide variety of techniques and practices are taught, including chanting, mantra and mindfulness meditation. Everyone is welcome!

Led by Lawrence Edwards, PhD, Founder & Director, who trained as a monk in India and has been teaching internationally for over 45 years. He is an author, poet and retreat leader. Visit www.thesoulsjourney.com for more information.

Dr. Edwards teaches Swatantriya Meditation – the meditation of absolute freedom which includes practices from all traditions. Swatantriya Meditation is based on the inner power of Consciousness called Kundalini in the yogic tradition. It embraces and empowers all meditation techniques to take you beyond the confines of the ordinary mind.

Fee: All donations gratefully accepted ($20 suggested donation per session). Donations are tax deductible.

All donations go to support the Anam Cara Meditation Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to making meditation available to everyone. Visit www.anamcarameditation.org.

Past events (847)

Hatha Flow [in-person]

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