Boot Camp for the Soul: Art and Yoga One Day Retreat

Join us for this art and yoga experiential retreat to restore, renew, and tend to your soul! This retreat is designed to provide you with an uninterruptible space to unplug from the busyness of life and reconnect with yourself and God! Enjoy periods of light stretching and movement, contemplation, journaling, drawing, creating art, guided meditation and yoga nidra.  Periods of silence will be provided to create the space to empty your mind of incessant chatter and relax the nervous system.  Light, healthy lunch will be provided.   Mobile devices and phones will not be available for extended periods throughout the day. All you need for this retreat are comfortable clothing, a journal and pen, water bottle (water provided), a yoga mat, a pillow, and a desire to relax and recharge your soul!

 Bio: Carol Gibney, LMSW, is a spiritual director, certified yoga teacher and retreat leader who has been leading retreats at Fordham University in her role as a campus minister for the past 17 years.  She is delighted to offer this retreat as a way to integrate Ignatian Spirituality with the practice of yoga and meditation. 

 

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Mindfulness and Empowerment Pulse Workshop

Mindfulness and Empowerment PULSE Workshop

PULSE is a dynamic, easy-to-learn, effective technique that empowers you to consciously and mindfully create more of what you desire in your life. In this same process, you are guided how to release what has blocked up to now.  The Re-Creation lens helps you become the amazing person you were born to be.   PULSE  Empowerment can be used to create a life partner, better health, financial abundance, a new direction in your career or whatever you desire.

In this workshop, you will learn how to PULSE and have an opportunity to practice PULSEing,

You will leave this workshop feeling empowered and uplifted, knowing you have a tool you can use throughout your life to intentionally create in the present, what you desire in the future.

Please check out Janet’s website, pulsemanifestation.com to learn more about PULSE and to

learn about others’ experiences using this technique.

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Mindfulness and Empowerment PULSE Weekend Workshop

Mindfulness and Empowerment PULSE Weekend Workshop

PULSE=P-Perception, U-Uniting, L-Life, S-Spiritual, E-Energy

PULSE Empowerment is an extraordinarily effective, dynamic process which helps you consciously and mindfully create whatever you desire in your life while at the same time let go of what has blocked you up to now. The re-creation lens helps you become the amazing person you were born to be.

On this weekend you will learn how to PULSE, have ample opportunity to practice PULSEing as well as mindfulness meditation. In the final culmination of the weekend, you will experience The Ultimate Manifestation which helps to contribute to the creation of peace and harmony in the world.

You will come away from this weekend feeling uplifted and empowered, knowing you have a tool you can use for the rest of your life to create your future in the present. People have utilized PULSEing to create life partners, new directions in their careers, better health, financial abundance, balance in their life and peace of mind.

Please check out Janet’s website  https://pulsemanifestation.com/

Janet Alona Catalina, MSW, is a therapist, life coach and a workshop leader who has been in the field over 30 years. She is the author of the article, “The Gift of Coaching” featured in New Life Magazine. Janet trained in Mindfulness Meditation with Jon Kabat-Zinn and leads mindfulness meditation workshops and retreats.

 

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The Art of Well-Being: Poetry of Presence Weekend Retreat

This weekend retreat with visiting poet David Keplinger, explores a creative path to presence through meditative poetry. Learn about how to make listening to, reading and/or writing poetry a meditation practice. We will explore the body as a vessel for the poem and nature as springboard for writing poetry. Guided meditations featuring the poetry of Mary Oliver, Marie Howe, Tich Nhat Hahn and James Wright will be combined with writing prompts for group exercises.

Well-being is a skill that can be learned and cultivated-no different than learning how to play the violin. The intimate link between well-being and meditation has been carefully studied by western scientists for decades now, revealing the potent benefits of developing the ability to be present. The traditional, tried-and-true meditation practices however, fail to engage many modern Americans.

Join us for this very special weekend retreat followed by The Art of Well-Being monthly series introducing creative adaptations of ancient meditation practices, more suitable to the needs of the modern American mind. The series will expand your understanding of the meaning of meditation and ways of practicing it on and off the cushion.  From October through March, starting with the weekend retreat and then (5) five consecutive retreat days, meeting on the 2nd Friday of each month. We will explore meditative poetry, visualization, free writing, contemplative and insight traditions, compassion practices, movement and working with the body. No meditation experience required.

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About the Presenters: David Keplinger is the author of five collections of poetry, most recently Another City, chosen as one of the best new books of March 2018 by the Chicago Review (Milkweed, 2018), The Most Natural Thing (New Issues, 2013) and The Prayers of Others (New Issues, 2006), which won the Colorado Book Award. His first collection, The Rose Inside, was chosen by the poet Mary Oliver for the 1999 T.S. Eliot Prize. Keplinger has been awarded two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as funding from the DC Council on the Arts and Humanities, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Danish Council on the Arts, and a two year Soros Foundation fellowship. In 2011 he produced By and By, an album of eleven songs based on the poetry of his great-great grandfather, a Civil War veteran. He directs the MFA Program at American University in Washington, D.C. For a preview of Another City,  http://www.davidkeplingerpoetry.com/another-city-2018/

Amy Reyer, PhD, has introducing mindful awareness and compassion meditations for the last 10 years to beginner and experienced meditators of all ages and faith backgrounds. She has an academic background in psychology and cultural studies and is trained in the Vipassanā/Insight meditation tradition. She did her training in mindfulness-based stress reduction at the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical School.  She leads weekly meditation groups in Croton on Hudson and Garrison, NY.

 

 

 

Photography and Meditation 1

Photography and Meditation is a workshop designed to cultivate mindful awareness, stimulate the senses, and open channels to seeing anew. Bringing the integration of meditation and the arts, Joy Baum will facilitate an ever expanding vision that will open your hearts to the compassion within and your mind’s’ eye to the beauty surrounding us all.

The workshop will include both indoor and outdoor space incorporating the natural habitats, surrounding views and magnificent setting. Special equipment is not required, any digital camera, phone or tablet is acceptable. All levels of experience are welcome.

Dates & Times: Three Saturday mornings in September 15, 22, and
29, from 10am to 12pm
Presenter: Joy Baum M.S. Ed., P.D. (visit inhabitretreats.com to learn more about Joy)
Fee: $30 per session  ($90 for the series)

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About the Presenter

Joy brings her many years of experience in integrated contemplative education and counseling to members of the local and international community. she is senior leader of the Tergar Meditation Community in Garrison, NY, Clinical Professor of Education at Queens College; CUNY & Educational C0-Director & Consultant at inhabit Retreats LLC.

 

 


Summer Qigong: Learn to Expand Your Awareness

Join us for an (8) week Summer Qigong Series -Wednesday Evenings 7-8pm

July 11 thru Aug. 29, 2018 on the grounds of Mariandale

 

Qigong is a moving meditation practice that has been used for thousands of years to promote vitality and longevity. Sometimes referred to as Chinese or Daoism Yoga, it combines breath practice with moving meditation. Ancient practitioners studied the natural world and the changing seasons and recognized how the same energetic changes they observed in nature also occur in predictable cycles during our lives. Qigong applies this knowledge to bring mind, body, and spirit into alignment with Universal energy.

This Qigong practice will incorporate both the Chinese Five Element Theory and The Meridian Theory for a very holistic approach to this fluid standing meditation practice.

Qigong is a health cultivation/restorative discipline that is accessible to everybody. It can be practiced anywhere, and requires no special equipment.

All are welcome to attend, no prior experience necessary. No particular attire is required, only to dress comfortably.

Dates & Times: Wednesday, July 11, 18, 25 & Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29

Presenter: David Nahon

Fee: $15 per session or $100 per series

 

 

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Aqua Meditation

Relax and unwind from your week as Pam Zicca guides you through an in water Aqua meditation, using music and movement. Within our bodies lie seven vital energy centers, these are referred to as Chakras. A different Chakra will be explored each week. Each Chakra is associated with a specific color : red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and white, each with their own significance. Arranged vertically from the base of the spine to the top of the head, the Chakras are known as “susmana”, sanskrit, for spine. Through these centers life energy flows and is processed. Eastern cultures have recognized the importance of the Chakras to our physical, emotional & spiritual health.

Join us on Fridays from 5-6pm in the pool for this meditative relaxing aqua session.

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About the Presenter

Pam Zicca has been involved in aquatics for the past 35 years, is an American Red Cross certified Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor, Aqua Fitness Professional and Arthritis Foundation Program Leader certified through Aquatic Exercise Association International. In addition to aqua related certifications she is a Reiki 2 practitioner in the Usui system of Reiki and a wildlife and nature photographer. 

Sunset Qigong: Aligning Mind, Body, and Spirit with Universal Energy

Sunset Qigong: Facing West over the Hudson River!  Join us on Friday evenings during the month of June.

Qigong, a moving meditation is a practice that has been used for thousands of years to promote vitality and longevity. Sometimes referred to as Chinese or Daoism Yoga, it combines breath practice with moving meditation. Ancient practitioners studied the natural world and the changing seasons and recognized how the same energetic changes they observed in nature also occur in predictable cycles during our lives. Qigong applies this knowledge to bring mind, body, and spirit into alignment with Universal energy.

This Qigong practice will incorporate both the Chinese Five Element Theory and The Meridian Theory for a very holistic approach to this fluid standing meditation practice.

Qigong is a health cultivation/restorative discipline that is accessible to everybody. It can be practiced anywhere, and requires no special equipment.

All are welcome to attend, no prior experience necessary. No particular attire is required; only to dress comfortably.

Dates: June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 7:30 to 8:30pm
Presenter: Carol Davis
Fee: $15 per session

                          

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About the Presenter:

Carol Davis practices Holistic Medical Qigong. Carol is a Certified Mat Pilates Instructor, Spin Instructor, Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Vinyasa Yoga Instructor.  She is a Triathlon and Endurance Sports competitor, and has competed in Canada’s Ironman.  


Introduction to Meditation and Buddhism Series Part 2

Have you ever wondered about Eastern spirituality? Have you experienced the beauty of silence? Are you moved by compassion and love towards all beings? Have you ever tried to meditate? If any of these questions appeal to you, please come to join us in this course which will provide an introduction to some of the most important Buddhist concepts, emphasizing their usefulness for Buddhist and non-Buddhists alike. We also will study and demonstrate various meditative techniques to allow each student to develop their own meditative practice.

The classes will be held on Saturday morning twice a month from September 2017 to April 2018. The classes will consist of a one hour talk followed by another hour of discussion. There will be an optional 1/2 hour of meditation preceding each class, as well as an optional discussion during lunch (lunch is $12) after the class. A suggested reading list will be provided, but no reading will be mandatory.

There will be a retreat at the end of the series, Thursday April 19, 2018 to Sunday April 22, 2018, at an additional cost.

Presenter: Fernando Camacho, MD, and Dharma Teacher Order priests and teachers under the supervision of Janet Reale, Maeve Eng-Wong, and Fernando Camacho
Fee: $250 for 15 sessions over 8 months. Deposit of $50 due at time of Registration.

September 9 and 23, 2017, October 7 and 21, 2017,  November 4 and 18, 2017, December 2 and 16, 2017,  January 6 and 20, 2018,  February 3 and 17, 2018,  March 3, 17 and 31, 2018, April 14, 2018.

 

The end of Series Retreat dates are; Thursday April 19 to Sunday April 22, 2018, at an additional cost.

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Cultivate a Healthy Mind through Meditation

Please note: New Series Dates; Friday, Feb. 2 with Part 1, March 2 is Part 2, April 6 is Part 3.

Discover how meditation can help you to create a flourishing mind and life. This workshop series presents new ways of approaching mental and emotional well-being, based on emerging research about the minds of long-term meditators.

Meditative states are not only restorative, but continue to benefit the mind throughout the day and enable it to function in creative, effective, and stable ways over time. By practicing specific meditation techniques, it is possible to retrain your brain in ways that improve mood and overall well-being. Program runs for three Fridays in January, February, and March.

Part 1: Emotional Intelligence and Meditation,  Friday, Feb. 2 (Rescheduled from Friday, Jan. 5)

Discover your emotional style and how to enhance it through meditation. This one-day workshop focuses on emotions and well-being and explains the 6 dimensions of emotional style featured in The Emotional Life of Your Brain (Richard Davidson, Ph.D.).  Emotional style includes one’s behavior during social interactions, when facing adversity, and while adapting to unexpected events. Participants will take a written survey to learn their emotional style, as well as meditation practices that improve the ability to connect to and relate to others, increase resiliency and perform more effectively under stress and in daily life.

Part 2: The Game-Changer: Attentional Intelligence, Friday, March 2

As human beings, we have the capacity to focus on the past, present and future and imagine things that are not happening in the moment. This is essential for survival, creativity, learning, and functioning in the world. In reality, however, we often misuse this ability in ways that are not conducive to productivity and overall well-being.

A growing body of research about the brain and mood is confirming that a present mind tends to foster more positive states and mental outlook. Participants will fill out a brief self-assessment, regarding their present-centered attention during daily activities, to establish a baseline for future tracking after beginning a mindful awareness meditation practice. Meditation techniques that improve concentration and foster “attentional intelligence” will be introduced along with ways of integrating these techniques in daily life.

Part 3: Compassionate Mind and a Joyful Life, Friday, April 6

Loving Kindness and Compassion (LKC) meditation is an ancient practice known for its transformative power in emotional healing, mood enhancement, and overall mental well-being. Research on the meditative states induced by LKC demonstrates that it affects how we think, feel and operate in the world in positive ways beyond the time that we spend practicing on the cushion.

Benefits include increase in social connectedness, decrease in compassion fatigue for caregivers, greater social resilience, reduced stress-response, decrease in inflammation and improvement in the body’s inflammatory and neuroendocrine system, improved immune system functioning, and greater frequency of positive emotions, empathy, and ability to relate to others. Learn this life-changing meditation practice and how it can transform your relationships, mood, and outlook on life.

Dates & Times: First Friday of the month starting Feb. 2, March 2, and April 6, from 10am to 3:30pm (Includes hot lunch)

Presenter: Amy Reyer, PhD

Fee: $55 per workshop; $150 for series

Please register and pay by Dec. 28

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About the Presenter:

Amy Reyer, PhD, has been studying, practicing, and introducing mindful awareness and compassion meditations for the last 10 years to beginner and experienced meditators of all ages and faith backgrounds. She has an academic background in psychology and cultural studies and is trained in the Vipassanā/Insight meditation tradition by her teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. She did her training in mindfulness-based stress reduction at the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical School.  Her blog Art of Living Slowly focuses on meditation and personal transportation. She leads weekly meditation groups in Croton on Hudson and Garrison, NY.

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