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Weekly Meditation and Yoga

The Mindfulness Project hosts various yoga and meditation classes throughout the week during the academic year. A smaller selection of classes are also offered during the summer. Yoga classes are open to those with a valid NYU ID. Meditation classes are open to all. Registration for weekly sessions is not required.

Class schedule below begins at the start of the Fall semester on September 2nd, 2014. For daily updates, please follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

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Meditation

The type of meditation we practice at The Mindfulness Project involves simple — but not always easy! — breath and awareness exercises that bring our attention to the present moment. Through these exercises, we relax and rejuvenate our bodies, see the world around us more clearly, and act with more compassion towards ourselves and others.

Our meditation practice is enriched with teachings from a variety of spiritual traditions as well as lessons from our own personal lives. Meditations consist of two periods of 20 minute meditations, with guidance as needed, and a 10-15 minute discussion or exercise.

There is nothing quite like meditating with a community. For up-to-the-minute news on cancellations or subs for each class, please like our Facebook page.

 

DROP-IN MEDITATION CLASSES

 

238 Thompson Street, Room 461

With Mindfulness Project Staff

Starting with a light moving meditation (stretching), these weekly sessions includes sitting meditation — some guidance as needed — and a discussion on various Buddhist and mindfulness-related topics.

No class on:

February 16th, 2015

Spring Break: March 14-March 22

Yoga term ends on Friday May 15, 2015

 

238 Thompson Street, Room 461

With Rev. Doyeon Park

Starting with a light moving meditation (stretching), these weekly sessions includes sitting meditation — some guidance as needed — and a discussion on various Buddhist and mindfulness-related topics.

No class on:

February 16th, 2015

Spring Break: March 14-March 22

Yoga term ends on Friday May 15, 2015

 


 

Yoga

The Mindfulness Project offers yoga and other body-based practices several times during the week. These classes are taught by certified, dynamic, experienced teachers from all over the city. Classes focus not just on physical fitness and health but also on connecting to our center and finding peace through meditation-in-movement. The Mindfulness Project also hosts special yoga and movement workshops and programs for the NYU community.

For up-to-the-minute news on cancellations or subs for each class, please like our Facebook page.

 

DROP-IN YOGA CLASSES

 

238 Thompson Street, Room 472

With Emily Bielagus

This all-levels class combines flowing, dynamic poses with an emphasis on mindful movement coordinated with breath. Each class contains a multitude of choices and variations, encouraging students to explore possibilities and personalize their practice.

No class on:

February 16th, 2015

Spring Break: March 14-March 22

Yoga term ends on Friday May 15, 2015

 

238 Thompson Street, Room 461

With Jay Karlinski

Kripalu'™s approach to yoga practice is unique, integrating the rigor of traditional yoga with an emphasis on the study of consciousness, prana, and meditation in motion. Kripalu yoga empowers one to listen to the body, discovering from one's own experience what practices support well-being and growth. This class explores yoga postures, pranayama, and meditation. Classes are dynamic and always fresh, continuously challenging the body to respond in new ways.

No class on:

February 16th, 2015

Spring Break: March 14-March 22

Yoga term ends on Friday May 15, 2015

 

238 Thompson Street, Room 472

With Jay Karlinski

Take your practice of yoga to the next level, on and off the mat. In this weekly class, we will dive deep into the inquiry of yoga, examining and playing with posture options to help you find your authentic expression of each posture. Classes will be geared to challenge you on every level. With practice and commitment, you will increase power, balance, focus, concentration, and the ability to observe the self from a place that is free of judgment. Each week we will explore how yoga shows upon the mat and also focus on how we can live from a place of yoga off of the mat and out in the world.

No class on:

February 16th, 2015

Spring Break: March 14-March 22

Yoga term ends on Friday May 15, 2015

 

238 Thompson Street, Room 461

With Amy Monaco

Amy'™s beginner-level vinyasa-style class is perfect for newcomers to yoga. Those without any prior experience will have the chance to explore the fundamental postures of yoga, ask questions, and receive thorough explanation and demonstration. As each individual practitioner grows — and as the class as a whole grows — more challenging poses and sequences will be introduced. Students are encouraged to modify or return to the previous levels of poses depending on their needs. There will never be any pressure to "keep up" or impress, only to grow at your own pace. This class can also be beneficial for those practicing at the intermediate level who wish to get back in touch with the basics, deepen and refine the foundational poses, and ease into their evenings with a gentler flow.

No class on:

February 16th, 2015

Spring Break: March 14-March 22

Yoga term ends on Friday May 15, 2015

 

238 Thompson Street, Room 472

With Sam Chase

This all-levels class combines flowing, dynamic poses with an emphasis on mindful movement coordinated with breath. Each class contains a multitude of choices and variations, encouraging students to explore possibilities and personalize their practice.

No class on:

February 16th, 2015

Spring Break: March 14-March 22

Yoga term ends on Friday May 15, 2015

*NOTE: September 3, 2014-December 17, 2014 and January 28, 2015 to February 25, 2015 only

60 Washington Square South, Room 606

With Jay Karlinski

Kripalu'™s approach to yoga practice is unique, integrating the rigor of traditional yoga with an emphasis on the study of consciousness, prana, and meditation in motion. Kripalu yoga empowers one to listen to the body, discovering from one's own experience what practices support well-being and growth. This class explores yoga postures, pranayama, and meditation. Classes are dynamic and always fresh, continuously challenging the body to respond in new ways.

 

238 Thompson Street, Room 472

With Patrice Keitt

This class incorporates pranayama (breathing techniques), asana (physical postures), and meditation to achieve the union of mind, body, and spirit that is yoga. Well-balanced sequences, incorporating both flowing and static postures, provide an energetic and physical practice. Poses are held for a moderate length of time, with the option to go deeper, to create awareness in the mind and body and to cultivate one pointed focus. Appropriate for those who have done yoga before.

No class on:

February 16th, 2015

Spring Break: March 14-March 22

Yoga term ends on Friday May 15, 2015

238 Thompson Street, Room 461

With Trina

Designed for those with a regular yoga practice, this intermediate level class examines asana as a moving meditation. Rooted in yoga philosophy and infused with self-reflection, Trina’s vinyasa sequence integrates more challenging postures and transitions, as well as some inversions. Her class balances effort and ease, begins with pranayama (breathing techniques) and often ends with a guided meditation.

No class on:

February 16th, 2015

Spring Break: March 14-March 22

Yoga term ends on Friday May 15, 2015

238 Thompson Street, Room 472

With Erica Arce

No class on:

February 16th, 2015

Spring Break: March 14-March 22

Yoga term ends on Friday May 15, 2015

238 Thompson Street, Room 472

With Erica Arce

Explore the present moment in this voyage of self-discovery. With emphasis on alignment, breath, postural inquiries, and meditation, allow your yoga to unfold.

No class on:

February 16th, 2015

Spring Break: March 14-March 22

Yoga term ends on Friday May 15, 2015

 

238 Thompson Street, Room 472

With Jean-Michelle Ajon

Co-sponsored by the Islamic Center at NYU

Basic postures form the foundation of this class making it suitable for students of all levels, especially beginners. Through meditation, breathing techniques, and relaxation, students develop body awareness, posture alignment, and core strength. Everyone works to her own ability and comfort level and, through regular practice, will discover increased strength, flexibility, focus, and inner tranquility. This class is exclusively open to women.

No class on:

February 16th, 2015

Spring Break: March 14-March 22

Yoga term ends on Friday May 15, 2015

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

We provide mats for all yoga practitioners. However, it is important to note that mats are given out on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

You are more than welcome to drop in on a class. Registration is not necessary.

 

Yoga and Meditation classes are free for all those with a current, active NYU ID. Make sure to bring the ID with you.

 

Due to space limitations, as of the fall of 2014, those without NYU ID's will not be permitted entrance to NYU yoga classes. Non-NYU folks are still welcome to attend weekly meditation classes.

 

There are no showers at the Center, sadly. Please do not use the ablution rooms located on the 4th floor for changing — they are to be used for ritual purposes only. You are welcome to change in our single-stalled or multi-stalled bathrooms on the 4th floor.

 

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