Calendar

Dec
6
Sun
Moving on by Letting Go (with RYSEC)
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Moving on by Letting  Go (with RYSEC)

The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture will be joining the Riverdale-Yonkers Society For Ethical Culture this week. Please note the change in Zoom address for this week:
Please click this URL to join: https://bit.ly/RYSECPlatform
Or join by phone: Meeting ID: 718 548 4445

Growth, change, and moving on often require that we first let go.  What makes it so difficult for us to let go of painful past events and circumstances?

Letting go of something in our past doesn’t mean we forget, it means releasing the expectation that we can make the past different than it was. And sometimes, letting go means releasing a belief that we cannot be happy unless some particular future comes true.

RYSEC Leader Jone Johnson Lewis will speak. Parts of the program will invite your reflection and participation.
Our December theme is Stillness.

11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation.

Please click this URL to join: https://bit.ly/RYSECPlatform
Or join by phone: Meeting ID: 718 548 4445

Dec
7
Mon
Basic Yoga Flow
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Basic Yoga Flow

This class will leave you feeling strong, energized and balanced. Lea will guide you through the basic postures of yoga with clear alignment cues, steady and dynamic movement and a focus on physical and mental balance. This class is intended for students with a basic familiarity with yoga asanas (the physical postures) and an average to good fitness and mobility level. While not intended for complete beginners, if you know what a “downward dog” is, you will be fine! The class is designed for adults however all ages are welcome.

RSVP to receive a link to this class at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basic-flow-yoga-tickets-103470013596?ref=elink

BIO
Lea Bender, E-RYT-500, combines twenty-four years of personal yoga practice with a deep knowledge of anatomy and therapeutic techniques to offer private students a fully integrated experience. Lea received her 200-hour RYT certification from Jaya Yoga Center and her 300-hour Advanced RYT certification at Abhaya Yoga, both in Brooklyn. Lea works with all ages, abilities and client goals. Her students leave feeling strong, centered and inspired.

Dec
8
Tue
Accessible Yoga
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Accessible Yoga

A class designed for seniors and those with limited mobility but anyone will benefit from this hour. You won’t need a mat, only a sturdy chair. You will learn simple but effective meditation and breathing techniques that you can do at home to reduce anxiety and breathe more freely. You will also be guided through gentle movements to release tension in the muscles supporting the spine and shoulders as well as some balance and strengthening exercises using the support of the chair for safety and stability. Everything in this class is optional so you can do as little or as much as you like. You will leave breathing easier and feeling calmer and more at home in your body. Yoga can help to reduce depression, increase oxygenation and circulation in the body and improve sleep. No prior experience is needed. All ages and abilities are welcome.

RSVP to receive a link to this class at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/accessible-yoga-tickets-103479203082

BIO
Lea Bender, E-RYT-500, combines twenty-four years of personal yoga practice with a deep knowledge of anatomy and therapeutic techniques to offer private students a fully integrated experience. Lea received her 200-hour RYT certification from Jaya Yoga Center and her 300-hour Advanced RYT certification at Abhaya Yoga, both in Brooklyn. Lea works with all ages, abilities and client goals. Her students leave feeling strong, centered and inspired.

Dec
14
Mon
Basic Yoga Flow
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Basic Yoga Flow

This class will leave you feeling strong, energized and balanced. Lea will guide you through the basic postures of yoga with clear alignment cues, steady and dynamic movement and a focus on physical and mental balance. This class is intended for students with a basic familiarity with yoga asanas (the physical postures) and an average to good fitness and mobility level. While not intended for complete beginners, if you know what a “downward dog” is, you will be fine! The class is designed for adults however all ages are welcome.

RSVP to receive a link to this class at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/basic-flow-yoga-tickets-103470013596?ref=elink

BIO
Lea Bender, E-RYT-500, combines twenty-four years of personal yoga practice with a deep knowledge of anatomy and therapeutic techniques to offer private students a fully integrated experience. Lea received her 200-hour RYT certification from Jaya Yoga Center and her 300-hour Advanced RYT certification at Abhaya Yoga, both in Brooklyn. Lea works with all ages, abilities and client goals. Her students leave feeling strong, centered and inspired.