Meditation Practice 101
Good reasons to meditate - Let's get started!
These days, it seems that everyone is talking about the benefits of meditation, from the cover of Time Magazine to Olympic athletes. And for very good reason! Recent research demonstrates that a consistent mindfulness meditation practice can actually effect changes in the underlying function and structures of the brain, which in turn can promote long-term benefits for physical and psychological well being, such as reduced blood pressure, lessening of anxiety and depression, and an ability to be more awake and present for our lives. Designed for the beginning meditator, or anyone who would like a review and a fresh perspective, instruction in the basics of mindfulness meditation will be offered, followed by a guided practice period. Once you have attended one introductory class, you are welcome to drop in for just the guided meditation portion of these monthly classes.
Mona Chopra, MA, MS, L.Ac., is a New York state licensed and nationally board certified (NCCAOM) acupuncturist, certified hypnotist, and therapeutic yoga and meditation instructor, who has been immersed in the fields of mind-body medicine for over a decade. Mona is grateful to all her teachers, in the myriad forms they appear, including her patients, including the trees, oceans, rivers and streams. Mona continues to be awed by the infinite capacity of the spirit to heal. For more information about Mona Chopra, L.Ac., and her practice, visit: www.peopletreewellness.com
Martha E. Miller, LCSW - Martha is a psychotherapist specializing in helping people build greater stress resilience through the practice of mind-body strategies that provide rest and healing for the body, while cultivating mental and emotional states in which creative solutions can emerge. Martha is an enthusiast of neuroscience, states of Flow, and the creative process; and all of her work is inspired by these passions. For more info, www.relaxationliving.com
Yoga Fundamentals 101
If you can breathe, you can practice yoga. ~ T. Krishnamacharya (late great yogi)
Contrary to images in contemporary pop culture, yoga is not a practice of twisting oneself into pretzel-like postures, accessible only to a select few. Yoga is something that people of all ages, body types, health statuses, and walks of life can practice and reap the many rewards of, including: improved energy, better sleep, less pain, greater stability and flexibility, improved focus, elevated mood, and a greater sense of ease, balance, and comfort in body-mind-spirit. If you have been wanting to try yoga but haven't been sure of where to start, or are looking to deepen your understanding of and relationship with yoga, this workshop is for you! In a small group, the foundational principles of yoga will be introduced, and instruction in a few breath-and-body practices that can be taken home and incorporated into your daily life, will be taught.
Facilitated by Mona Chopra, see above Bio
Discovering Your Own Unique Style: An Intro to StyleHealing
Sometimes the path to healing can come from the outside in.
In this introductory workshop, we’ll explore clothing as an expression of who we are; what message we want our clothing to deliver, but also what message our clothing has for us. If getting dressed often feels stressful or burdensome, StyleHealing can help re-acquaint you with your creative voice. Through working with archetypes and somatic awareness, you’ll gain actionable insights for revamping your wardrobe; clearing out what no longer serves you and bringing in fresh, authentic sartorial expression.
Facilitated by Elizabeth Baum MA, MFTA. Elizabeth holds a BA in Apparel Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MA in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She worked in fashion design for over 15 years before expanding her lens to Marriage and Family Therapy.
Naturopathic Medicine is the art and science of natural medicine that prioritizes doing no harm, and faciliating the body's natural healing response. Although not a licensed profession here in New York, Naturopathic Medicine is alive and well. Join us as Dr. Millie takes us through the principles and scope of Naturopathic Medicine, its modalities and range of therapeutic value. She will take 2 live cases from the audience as well as questions.
Dr. Millie Lytle ND, MPH, CNS, is a Naturopathic Doctor and Certified Nutrition Specialist with a master's in public health. Dr. Millie is the host of InVite Health Radio and Eating for Meaning Program on . Dr. Millie offers anti-aging nutrition programs to prevent and treat chronic illness. She specializes in helping you solve your health puzzles. For a second opinion on reversing chronic illness, healing digestion, getting to the bottom of autoimmune, losing weight and eating for meaning, Dr. Millie is the doctor for you.
One Circle Through the Seasons
"To everything there is a season..."
One Circle Wellness Center - Fall Workshops
124 East 40th Street, Suite 704 New York City
"To Everything there is a season..."
In 2012, we embarked upon our first collaborative project, a fall retreat entitled, “A Time to Let Go - Lessons from the Fall Season: Letting go to create new life.” The fall retreat was followed by winter and spring retreats, and in the summer of 2013 we celebrated the summer season by moving into our new office - One Circle Wellness Center! Over the years, we have been offering wellness workshops on a variety of themes.