Special Courses

Summer Term

Summer Yoga

The course is built around Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga and provides  experiential learning with a mix of classroom study of yoga principles and  actual yoga practice.  

Each class will start with a chair yoga practice of 15 minutes, followed by the  study of a yoga pose from the Sun Salutation sequence, a group discussion  on the Yoga Sutras and will conclude with a short meditative practice.  Students will be encouraged to continue their practice over the week with the observance of one Yama or Niyama. 

At the end of the course, students should be able to perform the 12 poses in  the Sun Salutation sequence on their own, know the Sun Salutation mantra,  understand the core principles of Yoga and incorporate concepts of the  Yamas and Niyamas in their everyday lives.  

Dates: July 4 to September 3, 2021

Saturdays 08:00 AM – 09:15 AM

Duration: 10 Weeks

Location: Online Zoom Conference

Instructor: Ouma Cuniah

Regular Fee: $100

Covid Fee: $50

Fall Term

Mindful Practices

In 1953 Krishnamurti is noted as saying “Conventional education makes independent thinking extremely difficult.”  But the freedom to think independently and approach life fresh each day is a privilege that eludes many.  If you commit to a single mindful exercise every day you will experience a different sense of being. Taking one day at a time, one moment at a time, step into our Mindful Meeting Place every Monday and feel the difference.

Just as one prepares the soil for planting seeds, one needs to prepare the mind and body for meditation.  This course does just that.  Mind and body are gently cultivated for spiritual growth and development, regardless of where you are on your journey.  Join the group every Monday and experience the renewal.

Dates: September 20th – November 22, 2021

Mondays 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM EST

Tuesdays 07:30 AM – 08:00 AM EST

Tuesdays 07:30 AM – 08:00 AM EST

Duration: 10 Weeks

Location: Online Zoom Conference

Instructor: Bob Douglas (Mon), Magda Batky (Tues)

Fee: Free

Sanskrit for Beginners

The Sanskrit alphabet is the foundation of the language and it is fun to learn.  This ten week course teaches students the alphabet as it unlocks insights into understanding the creation.  This disciplined study is restricted to meditating students only.

Ancient spiritual teachings of the East are revealed in Sanskrit, also known as the language of love.  Donald Lambie, head of the School of Economic Science in London England says that “The study of Sanskrit in the School is designed to awaken the knowledge of Truth that resides deep within everyone”.  In this course students learn to the Sanskrit alphabet, ancient prayers and basic rules of grammar.  The only prerequisite for this course is an open heart.  The Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita and other similar books are some of the resources used to support this study.

Dates: September 20th – November 22, 2021

Mondays 07:00 PM – 08:00 PM

Duration: 10 Weeks

Location: Online Zoom Conference

Instructor: Margaret Raines

Fee: Free when registered in an additional course

Prerequisite: Meditation