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 Series

This series will expand your understanding of the meaning of meditation and ways of practicing it on and off the cushion. We will explore meditative poetry, visualization, free writing, contemplative and insight traditions, compassion practices, movement and working with the body. No meditation experience required.

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.

Friday, November 9: Well-Being is a Skill

Discover the two key skills that lay the foundation for mental health and overall well-being. Present-centered attention and visualization skills are both associated with positive outlook and mood. Conversely, distraction and difficulty with visualizing are associated with depression. Both skills can be strengthened fairly quickly through specific meditation techniques.

Friday, December 14: How to Use Writing as a Meditation Practice

Free Writing works beautifully as a meditation practice. Within the frame of cultivating the skills of well-being, it helps to integrate the busy mind with the meditative awareness. As an inquiry practice, it helps us observe and interrupt habitual and restless states of mind. This is another practice that offers transformational benefits from as little as 10 minutes of writing practice per day. It can also be supplemental to a regular meditation regimen by adding it immediately afterward. This is a successful strategy for writer’s block and for professional writers looking to move beyond their usual boundaries.

Friday, January 11: Contemplative Meditation and Personal Transformation

Contemplative practices can be described as directing a train of thought about something, and quietly reflecting on a concept, biblical passage, or cultivating a quality of mind like empathy or compassion. It can also be used to integrate qualities that we wish to establish within our relationships, like loving kindness and compassion or the development of gratitude or generosity toward others.

This differs from the concentration-based meditation practices that rest attention on one thing in particular. It also differs from insight practices that aspire to observe what is happening, as it is happening in our awareness, without focusing on anything in particular. It can be beneficial to learn how to combine contemplative practice with moments of resting, but using either insight or single focus techniques.

Friday, February 8: Loving Kindness, Compassion, & Generosity

Loving Kindness and Compassion meditation is an ancient practice known for emotional healing, mood enhancement, and overall mental well-being. It facilitates a kinder relationship within ourselves and toward others, increasing our sense of social connection. It transforms how we think, feel, and operate in the world in positive ways beyond the time that we spend practicing it. Free-writing enhances its power and facilitates the integration of these benefits between the right and left hemispheres of the brain. Learn this life-changing practice and how it can transform your relationships, mood, and outlook on life.

Friday, March 8: The Body Keeps the Score

What does it mean to meditate with the body? So much of our past history, particularly trauma, finds its way into the fibers of our bodies. We will learn about the suffering associated with disembodiment and the multiple benefits of changing our relationship with our physical being through meditation. We will experience the results that derive from developing a profound awareness of the body as opposed to our habitual abiding in our heads with our thoughts. The practices will be drawn from Reginald Ray’s Touching Enlightenment: Finding Realization in the Body.

Date & Time: Fridays, from 10am to 3pm (Nov. 9, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, and March 8)

Presenter: Amy Reyer

Fee: $55 per session or $250 for the series

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About the Presenter

Amy Reyer, PhD, has an academic background in psychology and cultural studies and is trained in the Vipassanā/Insight meditation tradition. She trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction at the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical School.  She leads weekly meditation groups in Croton and Garrison, NY.

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.

 

 


Contemplative Candlelight Meditation

Join us every second Tuesday of the month from 6:30-7:45 pm for a Contemplative Candlelight Meditation.  This session is offered to all who desire an opportunity for a deeply relaxing meditation in silence with sitting and walking meditation.  Dress comfortably and bring a cushion or prayer bench if you wish to sit on the floor, otherwise chairs are available.  This is a quiet and reflective opportunity to pray with your body in a most holy and sacred space.

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About the Presenter: Carol Gibney, LMSW, is a Spiritual Director, Certified Yoga Teacher, and Retreat leader. Associate Director of Campus Ministry for Spiritual and Pastoral Ministries and Director of Spiritual Life, Leadership and Service at Fordham University. We are delighted for Carol to lead us in this very special Contemplative Meditation Practice.

 

Four Heavenly Abodes: Workshop Series

Explore these practices to open the heart. The four Heavenly Abodes are Loving Kindness, Compassion, Joy, and Equanimity. These four practices have been linked to true love, a way out of all of the unhealthy emotions and attachments that keep us unhappy. These practices are the very nature of an enlightened person, a person who sees the world with love for all beings and everything. Come to learn the beauty and peace of these teachings and experience meditations that will help you develop these practices. We will cover each one of these heavenly abodes on separate days over four Monday sessions.

Date & Time: Four Mondays, from 10am to 2pm

Part 1: Loving Kindness, Sept. 10

Part 2: Compassion, Oct. 8

Part 3: Joy, Nov. 12

Part 4: Equanimity, Dec. 10

Presenters: Fernando Camacho, Janet Reale, Maeve Eng-Wong

Fee: $40 per session

 

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About the Presenter

Fernando Camacho, MD is an ordained lay Buddhist priest of the Dharma Teacher Order, a Western group of Vietnamese Zen lineage committed to developing ecumenical bridges and relationships across all religious traditions. Fernando is also a practicing medical oncologist in the Bronx and is the Director of the Community Oncology Program of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care.

Summer Qigong: Learn to Expand Your Awareness

Summer Qigong Series on Wednesday evenings 7-8pm

July 11 thru Aug. 8, 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, 2018

Presenter: David Nahon

Fee: $15 per session

 

 

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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, and spiritual health.

Join us on Fridays from 5-6pm in the lovely pool at Mariandale 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. She 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.  


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