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    • 12/09/2023
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Universal Healing Arts, 4 Crestview Avenue, Cortlandt Manor, NY
    • 75

    Please join us for a special bhakti yoga gathering to celebrate the season and ease holiday stress.

    Kirtan is a call-and-response style of singing a mantra invoking one of the Hindu gods with roots in the Vedic tradition. The repetitive chanting of the same sounds has a hypnotic effect on the mind, thus releasing it from stress, transferring it into a state of higher consciousness and concentration and out of negativity. The musical vibrations lead you to a place of well-being as we create a unique experience together.

    We'll start gathering at 1:30. Our kirtan will run from 2 to 3:30 with a break midway.

    There will be time before and after the kirtan to connect with others and do some holiday shopping at YTA member Universal Healing Arts' Metaphysical & Crystal Shop.

    You don't need to know how to sing or read music. If you are unsure or nervous about participating, you are welcome to simply observe and enjoy! Chairs/cushions will be provided. Tea and water will be available.

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    As a special education teacher, Jane Slotnick found herself exhausted by the end of the day. Wanting to give her students her best, she embarked on a spiritual journey to find inner peace. She found the world of meditation, and her spiritual journey began. One day after mediation class she was invited to a kirtan. Curious yet nervous since she couldn't even read music, she set off on a new journey. Expecting to be an observer, she walked into the yoga center and quickly found a seat way in the back. As the music played and others began to sing, she found herself quietly starting to sing along. The magic of the melodies carried her away to a place of peace. She was hooked after the first night. After attending many kirtans, she decided to treat herself to a harmonium and signed up for classes. She then ventured out to yoga studios, wellness centers, and retreat centers to share her passion and love for this sacred healing modality.

    • 01/13/2024
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Club Fit, 584 N. State Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY
    • 75

    Studies are showing more and more how vital the practice of stretching is to our overall health and  well-being. No longer is stretching relegated to pre- or post-workout, with its only goal being to help avoid  injury from intense exercise. The benefits of deep and focused stretching go far beyond injury  prevention.

     In this class, done mostly while seated on chairs, you will learn how to stretch each muscle group deeply  and safely, from the head, down to the toes. This type of class is suitable for everyone, and particularly  ideal for athletes, seniors, pregnant women, and anyone with injuries that prevent sitting on the floor.  Regular stretching will enhance any yoga practice but is also great for those who have never tried, don't  like, or don't think they can do regular yoga, giving yoga teachers and studios an alternative class to  bring in students that normally would shun a “yoga” class.  

    In this workshop we will learn:

    • When to be seated in chairs vs floor or standing
    • The anatomy of stretch
    • Dynamic stretch vs static stretch
    • Reaching while grounding–moving from a powerful base
    • Breath as the energy that moves the muscles
    • The joint’s ambrosia–synovial fluid
    • The importance of checking in
    • How to use visualization to help deepen the process
    • Contraindications and accommodations
    • The use of props
    • Adding a balance pose
    • Savasana options

    Recommended Props:

    • A chair
    • Two blocks
    • A yoga strap
    • A yoga mat
    • NOTE: Club Fit has limited props, so please bring your own if you have them.

    Beatrice B. Mattaway, E-RYT 500, YACEP, is the founder and owner of Willow Tree Yoga. She received her 200- and 500- hour Yoga Alliance certification through Yoga Mountain in New City. Beatrice took her first yoga class and  began meditating when she was 6 years old, living in Japan. In her early 30s, she spent two years living in  an ashram in India, where she practiced yoga, meditation, and chanting daily. Beatrice encourages her  students to deeply experience the poses by taking time to see how the mind and the body responds to the work done in class. Not one to take herself too seriously, Beatrice’s classes are very relaxed, sprinkled with silliness and humor, allowing her students, from advanced to absolute beginners, to feel totally welcomed and safe to explore yoga in a very personal way. Class intensity varies depending on the  experience and  ability level of students in any given class.

    • 02/10/2024
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Via Zoom
    • 75

    Slow, mindful yoga has unique health benefits—different from those of faster-paced yoga. In this workshop you will learn how subtle yoga practices change the brain both structurally and functionally to support greater physical and mental health and well-being.

    Slow, mindful yoga facilitates interoceptive awareness and parasympathetic homeostasis in the nervous system. These are essential components in combating the ravaging effects of stress and improving chronic health problems. Since six out of ten adults in the U.S. have chronic health conditions, the potential of slow, mindful yoga in helping to shift the trajectory of poor health among various populations is tremendous.

    We’ll look at the most cutting-edge neuroscientific findings about slow, mindful movement, and you’ll learn ways to better describe the benefits to your students. We will also explore specific techniques and principles of asana practice to elicit positive neuroplasticity.

    Recommended Props:

    • Blanket
    • Bolster
    • Mat

    Kristine Weber, MA, C-IAYT, eRYT500, is a leading world authority on the neuroscientific benefits of slow mindful yoga and an advocate for the use of these practices as an integral part of the solution to the healthcare crisis. She is leading the charge to get slow, mindful practices to people who desperately need them through her Subtle® Yoga Revolution series of online courses and trainings for yoga teachers–which have been praised by thousands all over the world. She is the director of the Subtle® Yoga Teacher Training for Behavioral Health Professionals program at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Health Sciences at MAHEC and the Yoga Therapy representative on the Integrative Health Policy Consortium in Washington, D.C., where she advocates for the integration of yoga into the healthcare system. Kristine has been an avid student of yoga since 1989, teaching yoga since 1995, and training teachers since 2003. She presents workshops and trainings internationally and is frequently invited to speak about yoga at healthcare conferences and on podcasts. She is the author of Healing Self Massage and has published numerous articles. Her work has been featured in Yoga Therapy Today, YogaU, Redbook, BodySense, Women's World, Natural Health, and Lifetime TV. She is currently conducting research on Subtle® Yoga for addiction recovery. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her New Zealander husband Brett, son Bhaerava, and neuroprotective cat, Jerry. Find out more at

    • 03/09/2024
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Via Zoom
    • 75
    More information coming soon!

    • 04/13/2024
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Club Fit/Briarcliff Manor and via Zoom
    • 75
    More information coming soon!

    • 05/11/2024
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • TBD
    • 75
    More information coming soon!

    • 06/08/2024
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Club Fit/Briarcliff Manor and via Zoom
    • 75
    More information coming soon!

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