PUBLIC CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, RETREATS
GENTLE YOGA CLASS (In-Person)
JEFFERSON VALLEY MALL. 650 LEE BLVD. YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY
MONDAYS, 9:30 AM
Marta Shedletsky is an experienced yoga teacher but also a yoga therapist.
She instructs her classes in a trauma-sensitive way.
Marta's Gentle Yoga is the best place to start if you don't have much experience with yoga, maybe have never practiced, or are coming back after a long break or an event like a long sickness, surgery, or accident.
The emphasis for the Monday morning class is safety - we want yoga to cease our suffering and not cause more injuries.
While leading the class, Marta considers most major contraindications and gives options for those who may suffer from spine problems or other common ailments.
Even though Marta's classes are safe and gentle, they are not boring, and you are still getting a good "work-in."
Every session ends with an extended guided relaxation so that you leave the class energized and rested physically, mentally, and emotionally.
No registration is required; please bring your yoga mat and a bottle of water, and come a few minutes early the first time.
The class is $10
Bring Your Own Mat
MONTHLY MEDITATION CIRCLE (Zoom)
In early 2020, during the Covid lockdown in NY, Marta started this Meditation Circle.
Initially, we used to meet on Zoom every night to explore different meditation styles, share, help each other survive the isolation and uncertainty of the new situation, and deal with difficult emotions.
We grew into a pretty strong community - a Sangha, and we still meet monthly on Zoom to sit together, meditate, and share.
A typical session rhythm includes:
- introducing the technique,
- guided practice,
- short Q&A/ Sharing session (for those who feel like it)
You are free to keep your camera on or off.
We are open to everyone regardless of experience, age, gender, sexual orientation, race, and religion.
We all want freedom from suffering. And we all have the right to it!
Whether you are an experienced meditator, have some experience, or have never practiced, I invite you to join this community.
The next session is on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 8 PM (EST)
Participation is Donation-Based.
If you are in hardship, please email for a scholarship request.
autoimmune conditions, stress reduction, pain management
YOGA FAMILY PROGRAM
SIVANANDA ASHRAM YOGA RETREAT
Paradise Island in the Bahamas
Marta Shedletsky (Gauri Devi) has been leading Yoga Family Programs ("Family Weeks") at Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas since 2016.
During "Family Weeks," while the parents enjoy their asana classes, their children have their own Yoga Retreat.
They meet in the morning and the afternoon to meet new friends and be introduced to yoga through short asana classes, chanting, crafts, storytelling, lots of games and fun, and Karma Yoga (service/pitching into the ashram community).