Monday Evenings – 8:15-9:30 PM
Meditation (dhyana in Sanskrit) lies at the heart of Yoga. It is the 7th limb of classical yoga’s 8-fold path, and it is at the heart of tantric practices. Meditation helps us make friends with our minds and meet the demands of daily life with grace and equanimity. Yet, it’s sometimes hard to integrate meditation into our lives, to make time, stay motivated, or to know how to progress.
Monday Meditation offers light stretching to prepare the body and then we dive into instruction, learning through experience and practice. We will meditate and benefit from being in a kind, mutually supportive community (sangha in Sanskrit). Each class includes time for reflection and integration. This is what you have been hungry for…
All levels of yoga and meditation practitioners will be welcomed and supported.
About Susan Kotcher
Susan Kotcher came to Yoga through the gateway of meditation in Zen, Tibetan, and Shambhala Buddhist traditions. Through Yoga, Susan discover what yogis have known for thousands of years — that the magic of gratitude, equanimity, and inner peace can happen when body, breath, mind, and heart are synchronized. She loves to help students experience the mysterious flow of life we sometimes feel during a great Yoga class or, surprisingly, during some of the difficult moments in our lives. Her Yoga classes balance contemplation with sweat, long-held asanas, and a healthy dose of alignment. Her meditation instruction is accessible and supportive, and even students with very busy minds often report that they were able to settle and meditate. Out there in the world, Susan is a non-profit leader and fundraiser. She says that meaningful (and sometimes stressful) work and New York itself are the perfect places to cultivate an open heart and steady mind.
Susan has been teaching for many years and recently enjoyed re-igniting her teaching through Abhaya Yoga’s 500-hour teacher training.