Meditation Classes Greenwich CT

Local resource for meditation classes in Greenwich, CT. Includes detailed information on local yoga studios and meditation centers that give access to meditation instructors who guide students in conscious breathing and other meditation techniques, such as sitting meditation, walking meditation, concentrative meditation, mindfulness meditation, and meditation.

Yoga Works Westchester
(914) 591-9642
50 South Buckhout
St., Irvington, NY
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga, ISHTA Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation 
Class Level
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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The Rivertown Center For Yoga and Health
(914) 674-0919
South Presbyterian Church 393 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga, Yoga in Daily Life, Children's Yoga, Kripalu Yoga, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy , Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation
Class Level
Beginner, Intermediate

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Premier Pilates & Yoga
(914) 235-1250
455 Main Street: Suite 1009
New Rochelle, NY

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Yoga Teacher
(203) 869-3032
2 Ridge Road
Cos Cob, CT
Yoga Styles
Integral Yoga Hatha 1 Beginners

Kaia Yoga
(203) 532-0660
328 Pemberwick Road
Greenwich, CT
Yoga Styles
All

Riverstone Yoga
(914) 631-9642
Clubhouse at Hudson Harbor
Tarrytown, NY
Yoga Styles
Anusara Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Bikram Yoga, Power Yoga, Yin Yoga
Class Level
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced 

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Journey Into Yoga
(914) 693-6847
145 Palisades St
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Yoga Styles
ripalu Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Yoga Philosophy/Theory 
Class Level
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced 

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Cynthia M Chase, MSW, LCSW
(860) 395-0284
1 Abbey Place
New York, NY

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Yoga Teacher
(914) 450-5077
1 Landmark Square
Port Chester, NY
Yoga Styles
Yoga for Everyone!

The Yoga Center at Wainwright House
(914) 967-6080
260 Stuyvesant Avenue
Rye, NY
Yoga Styles
Astanga, Pilates, Restorative, Vinyasa

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Lift Depression With Meditation

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By Ziba Kashef

With summer coming to a close and shorter, darker days ahead, you might be wondering how to cope with the negative thoughts that often accompany the season’s change and can lead to depression. A recent study found that age-old meditative techniques and more modern cognitive therapy can help alleviate symptoms. Anil Coumar, a psychotherapist and director of the mental health clinic at the University of Washington, Seattle, offers these do-it-yourself mood-lifting meditations:

Get moving. For many people, meditation is a remote, Eastern technique that involves sitting with your legs crossed on a cushion. But almost any activity can be mindful and healing, says Coumar. “Through a practice of mindfulness, we can see how our thoughts are not facts—they come and go.” To slow down your thinking and realize that you can release negative thoughts as quickly as they come, try this eating meditation: Hold a raisin in your hand and intentionally look at it as if you’ve never seen one before. Roll it between your fingers and notice each crease. Pay attention to your thoughts about it—maybe you’ll think, This is ugly or I’ve never noticed the true color of a raisin before. Then put it in your mouth and observe how your saliva flows as you chew.

Uncover your unconscious. Imagine you’re walking down the street and see a good friend walking in the opposite direction. You nod and smile, but your pal just looks ahead and keeps going. How do you respond? “Someone might say, ‘Oh, she probably didn’t see me.’ Another might think, ‘What did I do wrong now?’ Depending on how you interpret that event, you’re going to feel good or bad,” says Coumar. This kind of cognitive exercise can teach us how we unconsciously have these thoughts. The point? To make the normally unconscious thoughts that fuel depression conscious so you can acknowledge them—and then more easily let them go. —Ziba Kashef

Author: Ziba Kashef

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