WORKSHOPS/EVENTS

Free Community Meditation

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​Friday 7:00-8:00pm (In Person)

Sunday 9:30-10:30am (Zoom)

This group meditation is suitable for all levels of meditators.

The practice begins with limbering movements and breathing practices to ready the body and mind. There will be some instruction and a time for discussion and questions.  The meditation time will be split between guided and silent meditation. 

This is a free community meditation, donations are welcome

Monthly Study Group

Sunday, Dec 4th
10:00 – 11:30 am

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Join Anil Saigal and fellow aspirants in a discussion of the leading scriptures of yoga philosophy and spirituality.

 

Each session ends with a brief guided meditation. 

We will continue reading "The Unadorned Thread of Yoga - Yoga Sutras by Patanjali in English" by Salvatore Zambito which contains a collection of the english translation of each sutra by the most significant commentators in history.  Salvatore is a past student of Swami Veda and his work was done under Swami Veda's guidance. We will continue reading from Sutra I-14 onwards.

 

We will also reference Swami Veda Bharati's (unpublished) commentary on Chapter 1 titled Samadhi Pada (On Non-Cognitive Absorption).

 

Patanjali's Yoga Sutras is THE undisputed guide to yoga philosophy and practices for attaining enlightenment, and is a "must-read" for all serious meditators.

Two of the commentaries also recommended by Swami Veda are:

1) "Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali with Bhasvati" by Swami Hariharananda Aranya,

2) "Yogasutra of Patanjali with the Commentary of Vyasa" by Bangali Baba

The attendance in the Scriptural Study groups is FREE.  For those enrolled in an HYMC Teacher Training program, FULL ATTENDANCE earns 1.5 credit hours toward their program.

Monthly Global
Full Moon Meditation

Wednesday,Dec 7th
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

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Connect with the collective energy and deepen your own meditation. 

Full Moon Meditation

You are invited to sit in meditation for an hour wherever you are, in your home or with friends.

Attendance in the global meditation is FREE.

Yoga Teachers Association

Teacher's Tea 
A Thankful Gathering

November 13th 1:30-3:30pm
Included in HYMTA

Japanese Tea

Gather with your fellow Himalayan Tradition Yoga Teachers Community. Sip some tea, enjoy some sweets and share stories of the tradition. 

Free to HYMTA Member | $15 Not yet Member

Mantra Music Meditation
with Ananda Lila

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Saturday, December 3rd
7
:00 - 9:00p

Join us for a kirtan mantra music meditation. To sing from the heart, ground, center, connect and share! Together we will create a sacred space for moving into silence, transformation and freedom. To open voices and hearts in unity. Sharing participatory chanting of sacred songs and mantras from different traditions. To quiet the mind, allowing each of us to journey into the self. To discover kirtan chanting as a vey simple and joyful way to meditate and celebrate. 

The evening will include: 

• Kirtan Chanting 

• Soundscape Healing 

• Mantra Music Meditation 

• Songs for Peace and Unity 

• Candlelight Atmosphere of Peace 

Your Musical Hosts: 

Ananda Lila Kirtan is a family of musicians offering an eclectic organic mantra music and meditation experience blending world music rhythms, and transcendent voices; East & Native Indian sounds with Eastern European, and ambient and folk flavors. Featuring: Shanti Wendy Warnimont: Vocals, Accordion • Paula Battaglio: Harp • Muriel Reymond: World Percussion. www.facebook.com/anandalilalove. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAwtDOjlkygdHdh0yDfva_Q

$20 

Gongtopia
with Michael Bettine

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Saturday, December 10th
3:00 - 4:30p

The Gong Session 

The Gong Meditation is so much more than just gongs. It’s gongs, singing bowls, bells and other percussion instruments, combined into a pulsating soundscape that is designed to help you slow down and invite stillness within. There’s no hurry, no destination—only the breath and being in the moment. The vibrations can help with stress, fatigue, depression, anger and blocked energy. This is personal self-care.

Michael Bettine - Bio

 

Since 2002, he has worked under the name, GONGTOPIA, presenting Gong Meditation Sessions & Sound Workshops, using gongs, singing bowls & bells. 

 

He has written various books on percussion, including his new book, 'The Way of the Gong - Explorations and Observations in Sound'. He has also released over 40 recordings under his name. His long running blogs, The Way of the Gong, Art As A Spiritual Practice, and, Percussion Deconstruction™, have been embraced by both the meditation/sound therapy, and percussion communities.

 

Michael is also devoted to music education. Besides teaching privately, he has presented workshops on gongs at the prestigious Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in 2005 & 2012; and was the Artist in Residence at the 2016 MONA FOMA Festival in Hobart, Australia. Additionally, he was one of the 5 masterclass presenters at the 1st Gong Summit in 2019, as well as for the online Gong Summits in 2020 & 21. 

$30 

Sound Healing & Restorative Yoga
TBD

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with Chenoa Lorenzo ERYT-500

A Very Special Sound Journey Experience

Sound is so profoundly therapeutic! The tones resonate on a cellular level. Sound frequencies produced positive effects on our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health by changing brain waves patterns. These healing vibrations activate endorphin pathways, reducing pain signals from traveling to the brain. Sound Journey sessions can produce feelings of euphoria and overall enhanced relaxation.

Rest is sooo important, please join for these deeply restorative journeys. 

$25