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Gentle Yoga with Helena Svedin

November 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until May 25, 2020

Greenwich Botanical Center, in accordance with the Town’s mandate, is now closed to the public. This will remain in effect until further notice; all GBC events and classes through May 20th are suspended. Town updates on the Covid-19 response can be found here

Enjoy 1-hour sessions of healing yoga with certified Positive Psychology Coach and Yoga teacher, Helena Svedin.

Classes are weekly from September 9-June 30.
No class on: Feb 17 and May 25.

“The highest form of spiritual practice is self-observation without judgment” Swami Kripalu

The practice of yoga originates from India and is thousands of years old. Yoga is about controlling the thought waves in the mind. The mind is like an ever-flowing river, filled with rocks and bumps. The purpose of yoga is to train the mind to step out of the river and help break the mind’s cycle of happiness followed by pain and suffering. In order to overcome this, yoga teaches us to slow down the waves in the mind until the mind-lake is calm without any waves and we can see clearly our true nature – radiant Awareness.

We do this by learning about the yamas and niyamas. We practice asana and pranayama. Eventually we learn to direct the movement of the senses inward – pratyahara. In dharana we learn to collect the flow of consciousness into a single direction. With time and practice this becomes effortless – dhyana. Eventually, we may enter into the state of samadhi, which is the intimate joining of self, object and the communication between them.


November 18, 2019
9:30 am - 10:30 am
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