Relaxation and Meditation

Meditation: a pathway to your inner spirit

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Meditation relaxes the body and mind, increases energy, and expands consciousness. Profound physiological and psychological changes take place when we meditate, causing an actual shift in the brain and in the involuntary processes of the body. Scientists have proven what the ancients knew by experience: that meditation strengthens the immune system, increases heart health, reduces stress, & slows biological aging. Meditate with us through simple yoga poses, breathing exercises, guided visualizations and chanting, and learn how to bring meditation practice into your daily life. Princeton Center for Yoga and Health offers:


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

8 weeks:
Wednesdays, March 12- April 30, 2014 – 7:00 to 9:00 pm (Retreat 4/19) – Sign up
Free Intros:
Wednesday, January 22, 201* – 7:00 to 8:30 pm – Sign-up
Wednesday, February 19, 201* – 7:00 to 8:30 pm – Sign-up

This popular and life changing program returns to Princeton Yoga. Special discounted rates for 2014. More here

Jeffrey Rutstein, Psy.D, clinical psychologist and director of the Life Center for Growth and Health, PC and Deborah Metzger, E-500-RYT, LSW, PCYH’s Founder and Director, will teach students the same 8-week series that forms the basis today for the key research studies with meditation. Based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, the program‘s structured educational approach offers mindfulness meditation and gentle yoga as the core of its program to guide people to take better care of themselves and to live healthier and more adaptive lives. MBSR provides training in meditation, mindful-yoga, and relaxation to mobilize your mind/body resources to work with stress, pain, and illness in new ways that can promote growth and healing. Its success requires a strong commitment to daily practice. More here

h3. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for DepressionClick here for more information

Series/Weekly/Monthly classes

Mindful Yoga for Anxiety and Chronic Stress – 4 weeks series
Sundays, 6:00 to 7:30 pm or
Tuesdays, 5:45 to 7:15 pm or
Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:45 am or
In this 4 week series, we explore yoga practices designed to work with and manage anxiety and chronic stress. Classes incorporate restorative yoga, meditation, pranayama, yoga nidra, and other evidence-based practices to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and cope with stress. These simple but profound techniques will help you begin to reconnect with a sense of wholeness and awaken to your true nature. This series is suitable for beginners as well as experienced practitioners. Click here for more information

Pranayama and Meditation: Mondays @ 11:00 am – upcoming classes
Lunchtime Pranayama and Meditation: Tuesdays @ 12:15 pm – upcoming classes
Insight Meditation Open House: 3rd or 4th Saturday of each month @ 1:30 pm – upcoming classes