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HYMC Community Programs are open events that give people an opportunity to come together and celebrate the Spirit of Life. These are Free programs but a donation is always appreciated in support of HYMC as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Yoga and Massage for Cancer Survivors
Hatha Yoga class on each Thursday @ 11:00-12:15 PM
Come and unwind with Jenny for complimentary yoga classes for cancer survivors. This gentle class will increase lymphatic movement, help move toxins from organs, move fluids through joints, and aid in calming the nervous system. (All other Yoga classes are punch pass or $15)
Massage on Second Tuesday of each month (by appointment only)
Relax with complimentary massage by Diane. Space is limited, so call for appointment at 847.420.0857. (Bodywork on other days is regular price)
Due to limited space, services are available to those who are within two years of their cancer treatment. To qualify for the yoga classes and massage, the participants need to provide a signed statement (Medical Clearance Form) from their supervising physician regarding their ability to participate in gentle yoga and receive massage treatment along with any restrictions they need to observe. The center provides the HYMC Medical Clearance form which the participants can use.
January 22, February 26, March 26 -- 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Come and be part of this special class that celebrates our new teachers.
Full Moon Global Meditation
January 12, February 10, March 12 -- 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Meditate with Swami Ritavan and others around the globe, all sitting at the same time. Begins promptly at 9:00 pm. Please arrive early to get comfortably seated.
Each Friday @ 7:00-8:15 PM (Visit website for updates)
For new and seasoned meditators, join us at the end of your week to calm, balance and relax in our peaceful environment. Sessions will include preparation for meditation with gentle stretching, relaxation breathing and crystal bowl vibrations.
Meditation preparation from 7:00-7:45 PM. Meditation from 7:45-8:15 PM
Monthly Study Group
February 5, March 5 -- 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join Anil Saigal and fellow aspirants in a discussion of the leading scriptures of yoga philosophy and spirituality. The group is currently studying texts related to Kashmiri Shaivism and Tantric philosophy. Each session ends with a brief guided meditation. Those desiring to participate remotely can call in to the teleconference bridge during the session. Dial-In number: 1 (605) 475-5950 then follow the prompts from the Teleconference service. Participant Code: 713706# (It is NOT a Toll-Free number therefore it is suggested that you use a phone with free nationwide calling.)
Open Community Forum
We all have so many gifts to share. This forum is open for all to host satsung, kirtan, stories, teachings, practices, movies, passions and love of life. Please contact Diane (847.221.5250) to discuss topics, scheduling, and announcements.