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Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation

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Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation Benefit the Body and the Mind


Studies have shown that regularly practicing Yoga, Meditation and/or Tai Chi have numerous health and mind benefits including:

  • Effectively reducing stress
  • Improving symptoms of arthritis
  • Providing overall pain relief
  • Improving feelings of overall well-being
  • Improving flexibility
  • Lowering blood pressure


Learn About Our Classes

  • Yoga for Joint HealthCombines chair yoga exercise and meditation to relieve discomfort and calm your mind/body.

    INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen O'Hanlon

  • Chair YogaEnjoy the benefits of chair yoga in a safe, gentle, yet challenging program. All levels welcome. Sitting and or standing with shoes on, we do not use mats or get onto the floor.

    Led by Neem Dewji. Neem is the director of Yoga for Bliss, now in it's 17th year. She teaches yoga at various levels: Level 1, gentle, chair yoga, and therapeutic yoga. She also teaches meditation and stress management. "It's wonderful to have been able to create a yoga and wellness community in Riverdale and Yonkers! In these fast, busy, and stressful times, we offer a space where people can come together with similar intention: to stop, to release stress, and to remember their more expanded and sacred sense of Self."

    Student Comments on Neem: "Neem is the best instructor for teaching yoga. Her Indian background adds to the instruction and that is beneficial to the class
    ... she's an amazing teacher. I've been taking yoga for years! "This is an excellent class led by a teacher who is intelligent, skilled, and caring for her students.

  • Yoga with Paula

    INSTRUCTOR: Paula Saddler

  • Meditation with Paula
  • GiGong/Tai Chi

    The practice of aligning body, breath, and mind for health. All levels welcome. Advanced students do the Tai Chi from.

    Led by Bruce McKenna

    Student Comments on Bruce McKenna
    "Bruce is excellent - creative and varies the routine."
    "I look forward to every class."
    "Excellent for balance and mobility."
    "A great class! A wonderful teacher! Very helpful and informative. Thanks to Bruce!"
    "The form is helpful in exercising on memory, maximizing the movement."
    "Bruce is the best instructor I've ever had. I take this class two times because of his expertise and verbal points of interest on how to improve our skills at home."

  • Tai Chi Gong

    This class focuses on stretching, twisting, weight shifting, and balance in sets of slow, relaxed, mindful movements, which can be done sitting or standing. Also included are tai chi gong sets, currently Tiger Mountain Tai Chi Gong and Shibashi, Set 1. The first part of the Dong long form is practiced at the end of class.

    The class is led by Bill Blass.

  • Chair/Chi/Prana with Melissa

    In this one-hour fusion class combining Chair Yoga, Qigong & Tai Chi Easy(tm) , students will practice seated and standing yoga poses that gently strengthen and stretch the body, while using a chair for support. Tai Chi movements that are modified from the traditional forms and Qigong energy work will also be taught (with an option of being seated or standing). Self-massage techniques are included to increase circulation and warm up the muscles. Gentle and seated core strengthening is included as well! With all these practices, students learn practical tools to stretch and tone the body, calm the nervous system, focus the mind, increase energy, and work on balancing and fall prevention skills