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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.
March 31, April 28, May 26, June 23 -- 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Come and be part of this special class that celebrates our new teachers.
Full Moon Global Meditation
March 20, April 19, May 18, June 17 -- 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
April 7, Apr 28, June 2 -- 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join Anil Saigal and fellow aspirants in a discussion of the leading scriptures of yoga philosophy and spirituality. Each session ends with a brief guided meditation. The group is currently studying the classical text on yoga philosophy: “Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras”. 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#. (Note, this is NOT a toll-free number; therefore it is suggested using a phone with free nationwide calling)
Introduction to Tai Chi
Mondays – 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Join Lon Johnson and learn the art of Tai Chi. Tai Chi is an ancient are of gentle meditative movements which aid in attaining a relaxed body and still mind.
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.