Updated: Apr 26
As we become increasingly aware of our global interdependence as a species, we can also deepen awareness of our spiritual interconnectedness. We cannot live in total isolation. The cross-cultural communion of awakened souls may be a key to co-creating a sustainable future and living in harmony with the earth. ~ Frances Vaughan It feels good to be in a community. Community, above all, is bigger than individuals. We are something much more than individuals when we are part of a community. And this is how things ought to be. ~ Tony Blackshaw Greetings! As we venture through our third winter of the pandemic my gratitude for my spiritual practices, yoga, meditation, and the people with whom I share them, on-line and in-person, deepens. Two weekends ago I attended my cousin’s daughter’s Bat mitzvah in Brooklyn. Beyond the joy and pleasure of watching my relative lead the congregation in the rituals of passage into Jewish adulthood, I thoroughly enjoyed just being in the Temple. Due to Omicron precautions this Saturday was the first in a month when people were allowed to congregate in-person. Even though I could not understand much of the service (I don’t know Hebrew) I could feel it. Mostly, I could sense how grateful everyone was to be there! How meaningful it was for us being there, praying, chanting, honoring, celebrating, giving thanks, together. I recently learned the origin of the word religion. It means, to reconnect. Connecting genuinely to ourselves, to each other, and to our sense of the Divine is such a wonderful gift, and so necessary as we journey through uncertain and challenging times. Much love, peace, and blessings to you. Always, Greg
Classes - Events - Announcements
PERU RETREAT 2022! We're On! March 5-12, 2022 Cusco & The Sacred Valley After a two year delay we're so looking forward to our adventure to Peru! Talk about a lesson in patience and intention! It's going to be an amazing journey of self discovery and cultural enrichment! Interested in joining us? There are a few spots left! Check out the webpage:
Thursdays with Norman...
New Episode : I'M A MESS! Norman and I explore getting through winter, during a pandemic! My struggle between wanting to stay engaged, serve and wanting to retreat, hibernate. How we practice compassion for ourselves and others even when we're not so inclined.
YOGA - MEDITATION - CONNECTION
Continuing our journey deeper into yoga and meditation practices and ourselves. I look forward to guiding us on our adventure of self discovery, awareness, healing, and heart opening. Class Schedule: Tuesday Evenings, 6:30 to 7:45 PM Hatha Yoga & Yoga Nidra
Fridays at Noon, Meditation & Darshan (60 minutes)
Currently exploring the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. This ancient and seminal treatise has influenced yoga, meditation, and psychology for over 2000 years.
RECORDING OF CLASSES All who register through the app will receive an e-mail with the YouTube video link. If you can't attend live, now you can take the class when it's convenient for you, or take it over again. Sign Up for Live & Recorded Classes through my Schedule App:
Live Classes at the Y and Y4E
Thursdays 6:45 - 8:00 PM Hatha Yoga & Meditation/Yoga Nidra
Yoga for Everybody On-Line
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00 - 8:00 AM All Levels Hatha Yoga
Give a Gift to Yourself
On-line or In-Person Free 30 minute first session! During these challenging times it’s so nice to have someone in our corner, empathizing, listening, and helping us see beyond. Private sessions are a wonderful opportunity to share, receive encouragement, get perspective, and explore practices designed to take us beyond self-absorption, access deep levels of wisdom, awareness, healing, and strength. It takes a little extra to reach out, make the first step; try a free session, no obligations. I’d love to see you, one-to-one, hear to how you’re doing, and explore deeper. Benefits of private sessions include: * Lower stress and anxiety * Increased clarity and focus * Release of pain and trauma * Deep relaxation and improved sleep * Alignment of intentions, purpose, and action
Current Class Schedule
Tuesday 7:00 - 8:00 AM Kripalu / Hatha Yoga Yoga for Everybody 6:30 - 7:45 PM Hatha Yoga & Yoga Nidra Greg On-Line Thursday 7:00 - 8:00 AM Kripalu / Hatha Yoga Yoga for Everybody 6:45 - 8:00 PM Hatha Yoga & Meditation Westport YMCA
Friday 12:00 - 1:00 PM Meditation & Darshan Greg On-Line Thank you so much for sharing this journey of life and love, challenge and beauty with me. Namaste,
Greg Barringer Soul Journeys Center for Energy and Bliss