Ithaca

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FALL 2017

Introduction to Meditation

6 Monday Night Classes 5:30-7 pm

Starts: Sept. 18th

Where: home studio 5 min. from Ithaca Commons

CLICK BUTTON TO REGISTER: Early registration pricing ends Sept. 10th!! Debit or credit card accepted no Paypal account is needed.

(There is 1 cat in the home.)

Percy “the tail” Williams as a kitten.

Are you stressed out, worried about the world and your life: relationships, work stress or health?

Do you feel overloaded at times, and disconnected? Like you are just running to keep up with task after task?

I understand. That’s why I started practicing meditation in college; sitting with the Zen monks at Mt. Holyoke College.

As an ex-New Yorker, I immediately fell in love with the practice (see my bio below.)

Hi, my name is Kala, and I’ve been leading a Meditation for Beginners 6 Week Course in the fall and winter here in Ithaca. I’m an ex-professor who found yoga and meditation were the tools to get me through difficult academic stress sanely!

Benefits from ongoing meditation practice:

  • Reduce feelings of stress (deeper sleep, less anxious)
  • Increase concentration-help you work more efficiently
  • Decrease worrisome thoughts
  • Feel calmer manage your work load & life
  • Helps cope with stress related conditions, ie. HBP, IBS etc.
  • Increase feelings of joy, clarity & purpose
  • Ability to see & avoid recurring limiting patterns with people

Whether you are mature, a graduate student, working mom or pop, meditation is something anyone can do. And it will have a huge impact on your life if you let it!

 

CONTACT send e-mail   QUESTIONS: Call Kala at 607-339-9849

SMALL CLASS SIZE ~ LOTS OF SUPPORT

Former participants:

As someone who had taken mindfulness-based meditation classes before but had not kept up with my practice, I was inspired by Kala’s example and guidance to make a commitment to daily meditation. Her instruction has transformed the way I react in the moment to stress, allowing me to be more compassionate and patient with others. 

M.S., Editor, Ithaca.

I very much enjoyed working with Kala. Her meditation sessions have a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, and I benefited from learning basic meditation techniques such as the body scan and walking meditation. Kala helped me deal with stress and sleeping problems, and I can certainly recommend her as a meditation instructor.

Tom S., Professor, Ithaca.

Early registration pricing ends Sept. 10th!!

You will go to Paypal secure page.  After payment you will redirect to a intake form and address information.

Early Registration Pricing



CONTACT send e-mail   QUESTIONS: Call Kala at 607-339-9849

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Kala’s Bio/Creds:

Sayadaw U Pandita Burmese meditation master

Sayadaw U Pandita Burmese meditation master

Meditation: I’ve graduated the 18 month, Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, CA. I began meditation in the early 90′s. I have “sat” intensive, silent mindfulness meditation retreats ranging from 7 days to six weeks in length. The last one was in Fall 2013. My Western teachers have included Myoshin Kelley and Joseph Goldstein. I also have practiced under the guidance of Chanmay Sayadaw and Sayadaw U Pandita, both are highly respected Burmese monks and meditation masters. Most of this practice takes place at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA.

Massage:  In 2007, I enrolled in a comprehensive 1,000 hour massage therapy program and got my NY state license. This complements my additional training in shiatsu from the International School of Shiatsu, in Doylestown, PA. My massage practice focus is shiatsu, for it’s amazing impact on health, energy and healing.

 

Yoga

  • I am a certified yoga teacher and practitioner of 19 years. Originally certified by Kripalu Yoga Center in the Berkshires, I found that the intensity of the city demanded a vinyasa flow to match. I began to blend the Kripalu yoga styles sweetness with a vigorous Ashtanga inspired flow. Now my teaching style is a more gentle but deep hatha yoga or kundalini yoga forms.
  • Over the years I regularly took classes with Dharma Mittra (a truly divinely inspired teacher,) and Alan Finger. I also studied Ashtanga with David Swenson.
  • For three years, I operated Sattva Yoga & Wellness, a small studio in midtown Manhattan. And got featured in several magazines, including Self, Yoga Journal and Essence. I was a board member of the New York Yoga Teachers Association in it’s founding year.
  • I then went off and became an art professor full-time.
  • I’ve taught workshops and ongoing classes to faculty, staff and students at colleges including the Graduate Center of City University of N.Y, N.Y.U. And regular and substitute @ NY Sports Clubs & Equinox; as well as a roster of private clients in NYC. My video for beginners–Start with Yoga was sold by a division of Book-of-the Month Club/Doubleday.
  • I studied macrobiotics and holistic health at Gulliver’s Living and Learning Center (now called the Institute for Integrative Nutrition) in NYC.

CONTACT send e-mail   QUESTIONS: Call Kala at 607-339-9849

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PAST

Mid-Winter  2017: Introduction to Chakras

We will meditate and do visualization practices for activating, clearing and strengthening each chakra.  Each week we will have homework to continue the work on the chakras.

Early Registration opens March 4th.

Evenings: Thur. March 16- Apr. 27th, 6:00- 7:15 pm

State St. (5 Min. from Commons, Ithaca, NY) @ Private Studio Space

Pre-registration is required (small classes.)

Chakra Buddha Image on Ithaca Chakra Class