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Workshops, Series and Special Classes

Please register for workshops well in advance so we can prepare for you.  Full refunds issued with 48 hours cancellation.  After 48 hours we will refund you if we can fill your spot or you can give your spot to a friend.

Salt Cave Meditation Evening

With Chaya Spencer, Friday, April 20 7:00 – 8:00 PM

This workshop will take place at Salt of the Earth 811 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Chestnut Ridge, NY

$50 SORRY!  THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT.  SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER FOR THE NEXT EVENT ON MAY 4.

Join Chaya at Salt of the Earth for a deeply healing and restful Salt Cave and guided Meditation experience.  At Salt of the Earth, you are surrounded by thousands of pounds of pink Himalayan salt on the walls and floor.  A generator crushes additional salt into micron sized particles and disperses it throughout the salt cave air. Breathing in the micron-sized salt particles stimulates an anti-inflammatory response, reducing irritated airways and thinning mucus in the bronchial tubes and lungs. The Salt therapy will be combined with deeper yogic breathing to enhance the benefits and a guided body scan meditation led by Chaya.  You will have the option of spending the hour:

  • Reclining in an anti-gravity chair
  • lying on the salt
  • Or, with your legs up the salt walls

Blankets and bolster provided.  You don’t need a yoga mat.  No prior yoga or meditation experience needed. Limited to 10 participants.  We will meet at the Salt Cave in Chestnut Ridge at 6:45 for our 7:00 start.  The doors will be closed at 7:00 sharp.

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Monthly Melt Method

Melt Your Whole Body in 90 Minutes

With Jill Slater, Friday April 27 6:00 – 7:30 PM

$35 

The Monthly Melt, a 90 minute class designed to give your entire body a deep and thorough massage.

We will use MELT techniques and tools to release chronic tension and tightness in the fascia and muscles.  Working systematically through various areas of the body, Jill will lead us through a series of simple movements using MELT therapy balls and a specialized foam roller. This method helps bring your body back to a more ideal state by directly enhancing body awareness, releasing and re-hydrating connective tissue, and quieting the nervous system.

No prior yoga experience needed.  Suitable for all body types and ages.  Balls and rollers will be provided for your use.  Bring a yoga mat and water.   As seen on Dr. Oz.

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Shree Book Club Meeting

Learning to Breathe

by Alison Wright

Sunday, April 29 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Free and open to all.  Read the book, bring a mug for tea and come chat with the Shree community.

An extraordinary spiritual memoir about the will to survive, one breath at a time, with a foreword by the Dalai Lama

While traveling in Laos on a winding mountain road, the bus that award-winning photojournalist Alison Wright was riding in collided with a logging truck. As she waited fourteen hours for proper medical care-in excruciating pain, certain she was moments from death, she drew upon years of meditation practice and concentrated on every breath as if it would be her last.

Despite countless surgeries and a grueling recovery, Alison set herself the goal of achieving a new dream: to one day climb Mount Kilimanjaro-and she reached the summit on her fortieth birthday. Gasping for air once again, she stood at the highest point in Africa, determined to never again take a single breath for granted.

As a supplement to reading the book, you may be interested in seeing this video of a lecture given by Alison Wright where she describes some of her experiences. https://youtu.be/4NrjY8f8jO8

 

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Salt Cave Meditation Evening

With Jackie Owen, Friday, May 4 7:00 – 8:00 PM

SORRY!  THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT.  WE’LL BE ADDING ANOTHER DATE TO THE SCHEDULE SOON.  STAY POSTED.

This workshop will take place at Salt of the Earth 811 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Chestnut Ridge, NY

$50

Join Jackie at Salt of the Earth for a deeply healing and restful Salt Cave and guided Meditation experience.  At Salt of the Earth, you are surrounded by thousands of pounds of pink Himalayan salt on the walls and floor.  A generator crushes additional salt into micron sized particles and disperses it throughout the salt cave air. Breathing in the micron-sized salt particles stimulates an anti-inflammatory response, reducing irritated airways and thinning mucus in the bronchial tubes and lungs. The Salt therapy will be combined with deeper yogic breathing to enhance the benefits and a guided body scan meditation and yoga nidra, led by Jackie Owen.  You will have the option of spending the hour:

  • Reclining in an anti-gravity chair
  • lying on the salt
  • Or, with your legs up the salt walls

Blankets and bolster provided.  You don’t need a yoga mat.  No prior yoga or meditation experience needed. Limited to 10 participants.  We will meet at the Salt Cave in Chestnut Ridge at 6:45 for our 7:00 start.  The doors will be closed at 7:00 sharp.

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A Sound Meditation Concert

With MiaLuna Life and Yoga with Chaya Spencer, Sunday, May 6 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Live music, gentle yoga, binaural beats, guided imagery

$60

The Event

A uniquely relaxing sound experience: live instruments, binaural frequencies, gentle yoga stretches with Chaya and guided imagery. Instruments include: binaural beating, bamboo flutes, Tibetan bowls, bamboo sax, electric guitar and trumpet.  You’ll be guided through some gentle yoga to open and prepare the body, then will spend about an hour in Shavasana (wrapped in a blanket if you wish) or any comfortable pose and listen to the live music and sound vibrations.

Binaural beating uses harmonic sound algorithms to stimulate and synchronize both hemispheres of the brain. As synchronization occurs, binaural frequencies draw you into a deep meditative state. Combined with live musical elements and preceded by gentle yoga stretching, this cultivates balance and healing both mentally and physically.  To learn more about MiaLuna Life and hear their soothing music visit: https://www.facebook.com/MialunaLife/ Or listen here.

The Musicians

Jesse House has a versatile background in live and recorded sound. While recovering from cancer, Jesse shifted his focus to psychoacoustic phenomena, such as binaural beating, when he personally realized the powerful and useful effects. Originally created to aid his recovery, Jesse developed a generative music algorithm that included binaural beating. With the help of a biomedical engineer and an EMT, he proved the effectiveness of the algorithm to entrain brainwaves. Joining cofounder and trained hypnotherapist Patrick Murray, Jesse dedicated himself to perfecting the sound that would later become Mialuna Life. Jesse believes that when used properly, binaural beating coupled with music and guided suggestions is a natural alternative tool for meditation and self-healing.

Patrick Murray started his journey as a Health & Fitness Specialist 9 years ago and continues to add more healing modalities to his practice. He is a Certified Hypnotist /Mental Performance Coach through the American Board of Hypnotherapy, and graduate of the Paradox Agency for Hypnosis. Patrick is also a member of the International Association Of Counselors & Therapists, as well as a Certified Behavior Change Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. A Certified Sound Healer through the Accusound International School of Sound Healing & Holistic Therapies, Patrick is a professional musician who specializes in Bamboo Flutes, Bamboo Sax, Tibetan Bowls & Crystal Bowls.

Dan Boisits was introduced to yoga in 1994; has been practicing healing arts since 2005, and has been musically inclined his wholelife. Officially certified in Yoga in 2009. Trained in Structural Integration aka “Rolfing,” SourcePoint Therapy – which is an energy work modality – and massage since 2005. And, music has always been in his blood.

Robert Schaefer takes his unique approach for sound healing with Mia Luna, taking a sensitive approach to creating sound consumed in frequency and high vibration. His intentions are to understand the sounds we are “bathing in” and relate them to frequency, colors, and in turn cleaning or clearing our relative chakras. Robert feels that understanding and applying this information will help each of us to self-heal each other ultimately resulting in raising the vibrations of each other to grow something we have never grown before.

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Monthly Melt Method

Melt Your Whole Body in 90 Minutes

With Jill Slater, Friday May 18 6:00 – 7:30 PM

$35 

The Monthly Melt, a 90 minute class designed to give your entire body a deep and thorough massage.

We will use MELT techniques and tools to release chronic tension and tightness in the fascia and muscles.  Working systematically through various areas of the body, Jill will lead us through a series of simple movements using MELT therapy balls and a specialized foam roller. This method helps bring your body back to a more ideal state by directly enhancing body awareness, releasing and re-hydrating connective tissue, and quieting the nervous system.

No prior yoga experience needed.  Suitable for all body types and ages.  Balls and rollers will be provided for your use.  Bring a yoga mat and water.   As seen on Dr. Oz.

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Mother’s Day Monthly Mellow: Restorative Yoga and Hand Reflexology Set to Candlelight

With Karon Shovers and Guest Jan Jeremias, Friday May 11 6:30-8:00 PM

$22 or a class from your card.  $7 cash additional for reflexology and essential oils.  Reservations required.

Join Karon and guest teacher Jan Jeremias for the April Monthly Mellow: Restorative Yoga by Candlelight.  This monthly class seeks to calm and energize organs and muscles and heal the effects of chronic stress; leaving you with a sense of well being and balance.  As you relax in restorative poses, your body supported by bolsters and blankets, Jan will give each person a hand massage/reflexology treatment with essential oils. Hand reflexology focuses on massaging the hands and opening up and clearing the energy of the 12 Meridians of Energy mentioned in Chinese medicine.  People find it calming, and it can help to promote relaxation, relieve pain, and improve circulation. The April Mellow will be a unique experience of deep relaxation and restoration..Please bring a yoga mat and if you have one, an eye pillow for deeper relaxation. Space is limited.

Reserve your spot by texting Karon on 917-816-2658 or email: karonyoga@gmail.com

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Friday Night: Yin Yoga Delight

With Valerie Herzog, Friday June 1 6:30 – 8:00 PM

$22 or a class from your card

Aligned Yin is an introspective practice that offers a chance to turn inward and nurture the calm, quiet center that is innate in all of us. It is a practice in stillness, patience, and non-reactivity and allows you to transition to your weekend in a most ease-full way. Yin Yoga with its longer holdings of yogic postures, is designed to work deep into the connective tissue to activate changes and releases at the most profound level.  Using passive postures with holdings of 1-5 minutes, it challenges you to find peace in stillness.  This Friday night class will enhance your experience and understanding of the focus, attentiveness, and mindfulness that practicing yoga gives.

Suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced students.

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Monthly Melt Method

Melt Your Whole Body in 90 Minutes

With Jill Slater, Friday June 22 6:00 – 7:30 PM

$35 

The Monthly Melt, a 90 minute class designed to give your entire body a deep and thorough massage.

We will use MELT techniques and tools to release chronic tension and tightness in the fascia and muscles.  Working systematically through various areas of the body, Jill will lead us through a series of simple movements using MELT therapy balls and a specialized foam roller. This method helps bring your body back to a more ideal state by directly enhancing body awareness, releasing and re-hydrating connective tissue, and quieting the nervous system.

No prior yoga experience needed.  Suitable for all body types and ages.  Balls and rollers will be provided for your use.  Bring a yoga mat and water.   As seen on Dr. Oz.

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Shree Book Club Meeting

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

Sunday, September 16 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Free and open to all.  Read the book, bring a mug for tea and come chat with the Shree community.

The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet.

Both the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu have been tested by great personal and national adversity, and here they share their personal stories of struggle and renewal. Now that they are both in their eighties, they especially want to spread the core message that to have joy yourself, you must bring joy to others.

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