1.5.17 Michelle Dalbec – Kripalu Yoga Teacher

If these meditations are helpful for you, please consider donating.  We are rapidly expanding and could really use more financial support to keep up with growth.  You can donate here at:  http://albanypeaceproject.com/donate/, or send a check made to Numinous, and mailed to PO Box 1322, Clifton Park, NY 12065 c/o Bethany Gonyea (this is important otherwise the PO Box won’t recognize it).

I enjoyed getting to know Michelle Dalbec, E-RYT 500, and share her deep passion for leading people into the well being within all of us!   She is highly skilled in escorting people to this sweet place within, which is a skill that can take years to acquire.

Michelle is a passionate professional level teacher and educator who hosts educational and experiential yoga programs, delivers dynamic and motivational workshops, and directs professional teacher trainings all over the country. She teaches with the intention to inspire authentic alignment, expression, and movement. Whether she’s teaching restorative yoga or vigorous vinyasa, meditation or conscious communication, she leads with an inquiry based approach that empowers students to realize their full potential and individuality. Michelle believes that yoga is for everyone, a life-long journey of self-discovery and growth both on and off the mat.

You can find the yoga classes she teaches at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health by reviewing the Kripalu catalogue and looking for Michelle Dalbec.

Michelle feels it’s her passion and purpose to educate people about everything yoga so they can use the tools of yoga to create a wholehearted life.  To learn more about this beautiful soul, visit myoga.com.

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1.5.17 Michelle Dalbec – Kripalu Yoga Teacher

1.5.17 Michelle Dalbec – Kripalu Yoga Teacher

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If these meditations are helpful for you, please consider donating.  We are rapidly expanding and could really use more financial support to keep up with growth.  You can donate here at:  https://gpc.wordpressdev.work/donate/, or send a check made to Numinous, and mailed to PO Box 1322, Clifton Park, NY 12065 c/o Bethany Gonyea (this is important otherwise the PO Box won’t recognize it).

I enjoyed getting to know Michelle Dalbec, E-RYT 500, and share her deep passion for leading people into the well being within all of us!   She is highly skilled in escorting people to this sweet place within, which is a skill that can take years to acquire.Michelle is a passionate professional level teacher and educator who hosts educational and experiential yoga programs, delivers dynamic and motivational workshops, and directs professional teacher trainings all over the country. She teaches with the intention to inspire authentic alignment, expression, and movement. Whether she’s teaching restorative yoga or vigorous vinyasa, meditation or conscious communication, she leads with an inquiry based approach that empowers students to realize their full potential and individuality. Michelle believes that yoga is for everyone, a life-long journey of self-discovery and growth both on and off the mat.You can find the yoga classes she teaches at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health by reviewing the Kripalu catalogue and looking for Michelle Dalbec.Michelle feels it’s her passion and purpose to educate people about everything yoga so they can use the tools of yoga to create a wholehearted life.  To learn more about this beautiful soul, visit myoga.com.

Upcoming NUMINOUS events: 

Coherence for a Cause: A Midwinter’s Night BenefitSaturday Evening February 4.  Doors open from 6-10https://gpc.wordpressdev.work/events/coherence-for-a-cause/https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coherence-for-a-cause-a-midwinters-night-benefit-for-the-albany-peace-project-tickets-29879836395This is a benefit to raise support the Albany Peace Project/Resonant Peaceful Cities Project www.PeacefulCities.org.  Please consider attending.The Art of Feminine PresenceJill Boydauthenticimageconsultants.comSunday 1/8/17 2-4 PMSpirit Tree Connections987 New Loudon Road | Cohoes, NY 12110(near Century House in Latham)* Learn how to be feminine, and yet still hold an unmistakable presence of love and strength.   Thousands of women have learned these skills and many of them report how learning the art of Feminine Presence has drastically enhanced their efficacy in the world.  Women, you don’t want to miss this!   Jill Body has an amazing repertoire of work to draw from which adds great value to this work.$25 Donation RequestedDealing with Difficult People for Spiritual People©Bethany GonyeaSunday 1/15/17 2-4 PMSpirit Tree Connections987 New Loudon Road | Cohoes, NY 12110 (near Century House in Latham)$25 Donation Requested* Learn why some relationships don’t respond to common spiritual approaches and learn the alternate spiritual from the shamanic traditions that actually work and why it does.$25 Donation RequestedLaw of Attraction: Manifesting Through Being, Not Force” The universe doesn’t respond to what we want, but who we are being.”  Dr. Joe DispenzaBethany GonyeaSunday 1/22/17 2-4 PMSpirit Tree Connections987 New Loudon Road | Cohoes, NY 12110(near Century House in Latham)* Learning not to manifest from the head, but from the body.$25 Donation RequestedThe Sacred Bedroom; Volume 1 – Sleep©Sunday 1/29/17 2-4 PMSpirit Tree Connections987 New Loudon Road | Cohoes, NY 12110(near Century House in Latham)* So many people are lying awake night after night who say they don’t have time to meditate.  Use the middle of the night to train yourself how to surrender into your highest self.* audio download will be offered to participants$25 Donation Requested10 Months to Total Transformation – Change your Trajectory – Transform with a TribeAdvanced Intentional Master Class with Bethany GonyeaIntroduction to the 10 Month CurriculumSaturday February 11 2:00-4:30 PMSpirit Tree Connections987 New Loudon Road | Cohoes, NY 12110 (near Century House in Latham)People struggle with change for decades because they often do not understand that enduring transformation occurs at the level of the nervous system, not at the level of thought.  Without mastery of basic nervous system, energetic, and interpersonal and intentional skills we are set up to fail when it comes to change.  This will be an introduction to the curriculum of a ten month master class with only ten slots open.If you were to undergo a metamorphosis in 10 months, who would you want to become?$25 DonationLegacy/Reinvention For the Second Half of Life Gerri Ratigan2/19 at 2:00 PMSpirit Tree Connections987 New Loudon Road,Latham, NY(For GPS, enter cohoes)(right next the the Century House)While you may need a tweak or even a gentle shove to embrace creating a more rewarding life, the truth is that it’s never too late.Legacy/Reinvention is about your new life – even if it just means reinvention from within!Come learn the best kept secrets to transforming limitations into reality. Discover how you can begin reinventing yourself at any age, clarify your legacy and move passionately toward your dreams.  It doesn’t get much better than that, right?Here’s what you’ll gain from coming to this talk:- Create a sense of clarity about how to move past age limitations- Find the essential building blocks for creating a whole new and exciting YOU- Identify the most powerful actions that will move you towards the joyous new life you desireGerri Ratigan is a life coach who runs a highly successful meetup group Capital District Single professionals 50+. She has lead programs on a variety of topics including Divorce Recovery, the Law of Attraction,  life purpose, success and self-esteem. She is past President of the Albany International Coaching Federation, founder and leader of the Women’s Success Network, and the Manifestation Project.$25 donation appreciatedShamanic Journey for Reinventing YourselfJoe Sweeney2/26 at 2:00 PMSpirit Tree Connections987 New Loudon Road,Latham, NY(For GPS, enter cohoes)(right next the the Century House)Is there a aspect of your personality you would want to leave behind?  If so, attend this event and have Joe take you on a powerful shamanic journey that will strip your psyche down to it’s core that you can’t help but reinvent yourself “anew.”  How good it feels to feel the liberation of being stripped of programming that no longer serves us.$25 donation appreciated

SAVE THE DATE:  Funny You Should Say That  – Spiritual Comedy Night – with medium, Brandon RussSaturday evening March 11, at 6:00.Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park, NYDid you ever find spirituality funny?  Have you ever snickered at the ironic situations that emerge as we attempt to skillfully walk between the worlds of Maya and Mystery?  Have you ever stepped back from the latest spiritual book you were reading and say to your self, “What the heck and I reading?”   Or better yet, put a book cover over it?

NUMINOUS invites you to sit back, relax and laugh at the spiritual life with medium and comedian, Brandon Russ.  Brandon will give us an entirely different perspective on the latest spiritual book we are reading so that we smile the next time we pick it up to read.It is well known in shamanic traditions of indigenous healers that only when we can laugh and take ourselves lightly are we capable of any spiritual mastery.  It is common for shamans to be “tricksters” and set up clever situations to challenge people to lull themselves out of their dull day dreams and remind themselves of the adventure everyday life really is.  So come on out this Saturday evening, and laugh yourself to heightened consciousness…all for the greater good, of course!More information coming soon….SAVE THE DATE:  Yoga Comedy Night –   “I’d rather be in Samadhi”Saturday evening May 6, at 6:00.Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park, NY Have you ever had a yoga wardrobe malfunction exposing a little too much?Or pretend you don’t see that happening to someone else?Have you ever felt impossibly inflexible as you see others in what would be considered anywhere else, a “compromising’ pose.  Have you ever gone to a hot yoga class and forgotten the clothes to change into after your shower?When people start to attend yoga classes, they often want to spontaneously break out in laughter.  It is natural.   Then, we tend to get used to the language, the ambiance, and the poses, and unfortunately, it is tempting to take it  a little too seriously!  At this first annual yoga comedy night, we are going to remember why yoga is so funny!  We will be inviting several yoga studios to participate!  Please reach out if you are interested!

If these meditations are helpful for you, please consider donating.  We are rapidly expanding and could really use more financial support to keep up with growth.  You can donate here at:  https://gpc.wordpressdev.work/donate/, or send a check made to Numinous, c/o Bethany Gonyea (this is important) at PO Box 1322, Clifton Park, NY 12065.

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June: Something for EVERYONE!

It is with amazing gratitude that I write this post…As I look at each of these events, I recognize how blessed we are because I have met so many wonderful people of such wisdom and depth.  You will see below that we are collaborating with amazing individuals.  There is an event for almost everyone here this month, and two events will be held in beautiful outdoor places.      Please scroll all the way down…all of these events support our efforts to encourage intentions for peace research.
Living The Discipline of Conscious Intentionality
Bethany Gonyea, NUMINOUS founder
Wednesday June 1, at 7:00 PM
Unity Church of Albany

More and more research is documenting that our mental intentions have real world impact.  As we come to grasp the enormous implications of this research, we learn how important it becomes that we create through conscious intention rather than unconscious default.  With Intention…everything counts…so we  need to be brutally honest with ourselves about what intentions we are emitting at all times.  We also need be aware when we are going “unconscious.”  Conscious Intention only works when we are inputting the same signal into the field repeatedly, and we don’t fall asleep at the wheel.

To skillfully sculpt our lives through intention, we need to learn the discipline of keeping our desires alive while facing life’s inevitable challenges.  We will discuss the concept that maintaining conscious intentions is similar to living from the peaceful eye of a storm. We may see all softs of things flying in the wind but learn not to attach to them and fly away ourselves.   We will also discuss what is our role in creating our lives and how to interface skillfully with the Loving Intelligence that connects us all, to sculpt a lives of the deepest meaning and engagement.

$ 20 Donation Appreciated

The Jaguar Path: the Benefits of  Shamanic Skills in Every Day Life – Part 1
Ray Crist, Shaman and Founder of The Jaguar Path Yoga School
Wednesday June 8, at 7:00 PM
Unity Church in Albany

Shamans are men and women who heal themselves an train others to cultivate their power and abilities to heal by learning to shift into “second attention”  First attention includes all of the ordinary information we experience through our five senses every day.  However, Shamans also access information form “Second Attention”, which means they sense the additional energy and information flowing around the filters of our five senses. A power innate to all of us. “Listen to your heart” ” Trust your gut feeling” etc.

When we train to widen our perceptual fields we can access this wealth of information along with a quite confidence and inner peace. Through the tools you will learn you will accelerate your healing and find both courage and the capacity to make the changes your heart and higher self wants you to make!

By training our minds to sense and become aware of this subtle information the way shamans do, we gain access to a whole new breadth of information that can be highly advantageous to our path.  We can even start to make changes without  “white knuckling” them, because we have accelerated accessing the crisp clarity required for sudden change.   As we learn how to access this occluded information we gain great wisdom and discernment, and our steps become more sure.

In this class, we are happy to invite back by popular demand, Ray Crist, founder of the Jaguar Path School of Yoga and Shamanism.  Ray will be offering us some practical Shamanic tools and understandings He will share with us how Shamanic training can help westerners to:
–    Learn tools that will help heal past traumas
–    develop an abiding sense of personal power, integrity and authenticity
–    understand your place and purpose in life
–    develop innate psychic impressions (second attention)  and understand them as a spiritual resource
–    deepen creative inspiration and expression
–    strengthen established regular spiritual practices
–    deepen your understanding of your personal relationships with nature, people, and living environments
–   experience deep mystical states that can elevate and stabilize you morally, spiritually and emotionally

This fall, Ray will be opening a chapter of his Jaguar Path Yoga School through NUMINOUS this fall, so we will be offering similar classes so that people can get a good experience of his work, and learn whether they would like to expand their training through the comprehensive 9 month program .  Ray is a grounded teacher, who loves to combine contemporary life with established primordial wisdom practices to help us live lives of greater meaning, purpose, ease and majestic wonder.

$ 20 Donation Appreciated

SPECIAL EVENT:  Introduction to Alternatives To Violence and Numinous’s new program: Mindfulness As A Solution To Violence (MASV)
Quaker Friends Meeting House
727 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208
June 11 – 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Are you interested in working with helping to reduce youth violence?  

This meeting will introduce people to a new program that Numinous is starting called, Mindfulness As A Solution to Violence.  A large component of this program will be Alternatives to Violence practices.  This class will be taught by Bernard Shuman who  holds a Gold Certificate for teaching and facilitating Alternatives to Violence, the highest certification possible and has spent thousands over 8,000 hours volunteering his time to support others in turning away from crime, hatred, helplessness, and hopelessness, while urging them to turn toward faith, emotional healing, and offering assistance to others.  During his 24 year tenure in the NYS Department of Corrections, Mr. Shuman’s contributions were invaluable in creating the environment in  Otisville Correctional Facility as the “Otisville Peace Academy.”

AVP Workshops are intensive learning experience which teaches interpersonal conflict resolution skills through a series of step-by-step processes.  These experiences in small groups and one-to-one interactions build a sense of community and trust through exercises focusing on:  The Advance AVP workshop focuses on the underlying causes of violence, both in ourselves and in the world we live in.  It is designed to give participants opportunities to rebuild community, review in depth the concept of Transforming Power and proceed to set individual and group goals for the focus of the remainder of the workshop

This meeting will be offer some practical Alternatives To Violence Skills, and will facilitate a group discussion for expanding efforts in Albany, NY.  If you have any interest in this subject, please attend.  The goal of Mindfulness As A Solution To Violence is that we start a wave of peace within young people in the Albany area…As Bernard says, possibly starting the Albany Peace Academy.

An Introduction to the Avatar Material – Living Deliberately
Anna Witt. Avatar Master
Wednesday June 15, at 7:00 PM
Unity Church of Albany

In this class we are fortunate to have Anna Witt, master of the extremely profound Avatar materials synthesized and collected by Harry Palmer.  The Avatar® Course is a set of practical, effective tools that allows people, in a very short time, to identify and change the conclusions, decisions, and agreements that are shaping their lives.  Participants set new goals or revive old ones, and use their rediscovered powers, create opportunities,motivation, and the courage to pursue dreams.

“Avatar is a non – religious practice that allows a person to reconnect with their true spiritual self. And along the way, students discover the source of issues, problems and concerns, learn ways to resolve and eliminate those issues, problems and concerns, and as a consequence gain the  ability to create the life they want. This is known as living deliberately.”

So, Avatar doesn’t really discuss what is consciousness per se, but it provides you with fundamentals tools on how your consciousness works.

“Allow yourself the gift of universal perspective. Wisdom will appear and your actions will be motivated by an intuitive, spontaneous, benevolent intent. There is no regret. Do useful things. Help others for the delight of helping others. Concentrate on adding value to the world rather than consuming the world.”
– Harry Palmer, author of the Avatar materials

$20 Donation appreciated

RARE SPECIAL EVENT:  Aini Despacho & Sacred Fire Ceremony

Ceremony for Gratitude, Abundance and Resetting
Ray Crist and Don Sebastian Paucar Flores
June 18, 2016 – 6:00- 9:00pm – $50, $40 for NUMINOUS participants
Austerlitz NY
(40 minutes southeast of Albany)

To register: please contact: info@NuminousOnline.com to reserve your space.

Numinous attendees have been fortunate to receive an invitation from Ray Crist, Founder of the Jaguar Path Yoga and Shamanic school to participate in a ceremony of gratitude performed by Q’ero Sebastian Pauccar Flores who was born in the village Q’eros in the Andes at 17,000ft.  Don Sebastian has been initiated as a Pacho and holds the Incan lineage from father to son for hundreds of years. Don Sebastian travels internationally and shares his heart connection to Pachamama.  Several books are written about him, including The Andean Codex written by J.E. Williams, known as Santiago in the book.  He shares all the ways that Sebastian taught Santiago the Andean Teachings in the Mountains of the Andes.

We invite you to share sacred space, clear and recharge your energy field, strengthen your balance and love in these challenging times, and offer your heartfelt gratitude for the abundance you have, or would like to have, in your life.  Through ceremony we will cultivate gratitude for our provision and offer a thank you and remind our selves what is most important in life by honoring and appreciating our abundance, intimate relationships, jobs, home, family, health, dreams and plans. The Aini despachio ceremony brings balance to our relationship because as we connect with mother earth we regain perspective of what is real and important in life which helps us to swiftly gain focus which automatically enables us to repriorities and make choices that uphold what is most important to us!

Overcoming Chronic Pain by Tending to Mind, Body and Spirit
Cindly Perlin, LMSW, Author, The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments: The Best and Worst Strategies for Becoming Pain Free
Wednesday June 22 at 7:00 PM
Unity Church of Albany

The presenter, Cindy Perlin, is a licensed clinical social worker, certified biofeedback practitioner, chronic pain survivor and author of The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments: The Best and Worst Strategies for Becoming Pain Free. Cindy will discuss the dangers of most conventional pain treatments and how to develop a safe, effective treatment plan that incorporates body-based, mind-based and spirituality-based approaches to maximize your healing potential.

“Doctors are trained to treat the result and not the cause. Cindy Perlin’s book reveals important and significant information about the many effective treatments for pain other than a pill prescribed by your doctor. I know from my experience as a surgeon that there are many treatments, from emotional to physical, which can heal the cause and relieve the resulting pain. This book is a wonderful resource for those in need of relief from pain. I have also personally experienced energy healing and the effectiveness of hypnosis in my life and work. I know from my experience that what Cindy shares speaks the truth.”
– Bernie Siegel, MD, Author of The Art of Healing and Love, Medicine & Miracles

To see more endorsements for Cindy’s amazing book…visit cindyperlin.com

$20 Donation Appreciated

Albany Peace Project Volunteer Meeting
Wednesday June 29 at 7:00 PM
Unity Church of Albany

Lots to do for several events.  We could use your help.  Please consider coming out and working with some of the kindest, light hearted people who love to laugh and enjoy making the world a little happier place.

Note: We recommend you come early 6:30 to take part in the silent meditation at Unity Church lead by Rev. Crystal Muldrow.  Experience how you can often deeper in your own meditation by meditating with a group.

Donations Accepted

The Jaguar Path: the Benefits of  Shamanic Skills in Every Day Life – Part 2
Stable Gate Winery
Sunday June 26 from 10-12:30
10 Linda Way
Castleton-on-Hudson, NY
info@stablegatewinery.com
www.stablegatewinery.com

For this event, we are so blessed to be able to learn shamanic skills outdoors through the invitation of Val Feldman, owner operator of Stable Gate Winery, only 15 minutes from Albany.

Shamans are men and women who heal themselves an train others to cultivate their power and abilities to heal by learning to shift into “second attention”  First attention includes all of the ordinary information we experience through our five senses every day.  However, Shamans also access information form “Second Attention”, which means they sense the additional energy and information flowing around the filters of our five senses. A power innate to all of us. “Listen to your heart” ” Trust your gut feeling” etc.

When we train to widen our perceptual fields we can access this wealth of information along with a quite confidence and inner peace. Through the tools you will learn you will accelerate your healing and find both courage and the capacity to make the changes your heart and higher self wants you to make!

By training our minds to sense and become aware of this subtle information the way shamans do, we gain access to a whole new breadth of information that can be highly advantageous to our path.  We can even start to make changes without  “white knuckling” them, because we have accelerated accessing the crisp clarity required for sudden change.   As we learn how to access this occluded information we gain great wisdom and discernment, and our steps become more sure.

In this class, we are happy to invite back by popular demand, Ray Crist, founder of the Jaguar Path School of Yoga and Shamanism.  Ray will be offering us some practical Shamanic tools and understandings He will share with us how Shamanic training can help westerners to:

–    Learn tools that will help heal past traumas
–    develop an abiding sense of personal power, integrity and authenticity
–    understand your place and purpose in life
–    develop innate psychic impressions (second attention)  and understand them as a spiritual resource
–    deepen creative inspiration and expression
–    strengthen established regular spiritual practices
–    deepen your understanding of your personal relationships with nature, people, and living environments
–   experience deep mystical states that can elevate and stabilize you morally, spiritually and emotionally

This fall, Ray will be opening a chapter of his Jaguar Path Yoga School through NUMINOUS this fall, so we will be offering similar classes so that people can get a good experience of his work, and learn whether they would like to expand their training through the comprehensive 9 month program .  Ray is a grounded teacher, who loves to combine contemporary life with established primordial wisdom practices to help us live lives of greater meaning, purpose, ease and majestic wonder.

In case of rain, we will be working in a large space indoors…bring your curiosity and  a healthy desire to perceive things in your life differently!

$ 40 Donation Appreciated

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New Venue for This Wednesday Shamanic Class & More…

New Venue for This Wednesday Shamanic Class & More…


Watch video to learn more about a New Program with Ray Crist coming to Numinous this Fall!

The Jaguar Path: the Benefits of  Shamanic Skills in Every Day Life – Part 1
Ray Crist, Shaman and Founder of The Jaguar Path Yoga School

Wednesday June 8, at 7:00 PM
Cultural Center at the Hindu Temple – NEW VENUE
450 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211

Shamans are men and women who heal themselves, and train others to cultivate their power and abilities to heal by learning to shift into “second attention”.  First attention includes all of the ordinary information we experience through our five senses every day.  However, Shamans also access information from “Second Attention”, which means they sense the additional energy and information flowing around the filters of our five senses. This is a power innate to all of us. “Listen to your heart” ” Trust your gut feeling” etc.

When we train to widen our perceptual fields we can access this wealth of information, along with a quite confidence and inner peace. Through these tools you will learn to accelerate your healing, and find both the courage and the capacity to make the changes your heart and higher self wants you to make!

By training our minds to sense and become aware of this subtle information the way shamans do, we gain access to a whole new breadth of information that can be highly advantageous to our path.  We can even start to make changes without  “white knuckling” them, because we have accelerated our access to the crisp clarity required for sudden change.  As we learn how to access this occluded information, we gain great wisdom and discernment, and our steps become more sure.

In this class, we are happy to invite back, by popular demand, Ray Crist, founder of the Jaguar Path School of Yoga and Shamanism.  Ray will be offering us some practical Shamanic tools and understandings. He will share with us how Shamanic training can help westerners to:

–    learn techniques that will help heal past traumas

–    develop an abiding sense of personal power, integrity and authenticity

–    understand your place and purpose in life

–    develop innate psychic impressions (second attention)  and understand them as a spiritual resource

–    deepen creative inspiration and expression

–    strengthen established regular spiritual practices

–    deepen your understanding of your personal relationships with nature, people, and living environments

–   experience deep mystical states that can elevate and stabilize you morally, spiritually and emotionally

Ray will be opening a local chapter of his Jaguar Path Yoga School through a cooperative program with NUMINOUS this fall. We will be offering several similar classes, so that people can gain greater experience with his work, and discover whether they wish to further expand their training through an even more comprehensive 9 month program .  Ray is a grounded teacher who loves to combine contemporary life with established primordial wisdom practices, in order to help us live lives of greater meaning, purpose, ease and majestic wonder.

$ 20 Donation Appreciated

SPECIAL EVENT:  Introduction to Alternatives To Violence and Numinous’s new program: Mindfulness As A Solution To Violence (MASV)
Quaker Friends Meeting House
727 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12208
Saturday June 11,  9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Are you interested in working with helping to reduce youth violence?  

This meeting will introduce people to a new program that Numinous is starting called, Mindfulness As A Solution to Violence.  A large component of this program will be Alternatives to Violence practices.  This class will be taught by Bernard Shuman who  holds a Gold Certificate for teaching and facilitating Alternatives to Violence, the highest certification possible and has spent thousands over 8,000 hours volunteering his time to support others in turning away from crime, hatred, helplessness, and hopelessness, while urging them to turn toward faith, emotional healing, and offering assistance to others.  During his 24 year tenure in the NYS Department of Corrections, Mr. Shuman’s contributions were invaluable in creating the environment in  Otisville Correctional Facility as the “Otisville Peace Academy.”

AVP Workshops are intensive learning experience which teaches interpersonal conflict resolution skills through a series of step-by-step processes.  These experiences in small groups and one-to-one interactions build a sense of community and trust through exercises focusing on:  The Advance AVP workshop focuses on the underlying causes of violence, both in ourselves and in the world we live in.  It is designed to give participants opportunities to rebuild community, review in depth the concept of Transforming Power and proceed to set individual and group goals for the focus of the remainder of the workshop

This meeting will be offer some practical Alternatives To Violence Skills, and will facilitate a group discussion for expanding efforts in Albany, NY.  If you have any interest in this subject, please attend.  The goal of Mindfulness As A Solution To Violence is that we start a wave of peace within young people in the Albany area…As Bernard says, possibly starting the Albany Peace Academy.

$ 30 Donation Appreciated

An Introduction to the Avatar Material – Living Deliberately
Anna Witt. Avatar Master
Wednesday June 15, at 7:00 PM
Unity Church of Albany

In this class we are fortunate to have Anna Witt, master of the extremely profound Avatar materials synthesized and collected by Harry Palmer.  The Avatar® Course is a set of practical, effective tools that allows people, in a very short time, to identify and change the conclusions, decisions, and agreements that are shaping their lives.  Participants set new goals or revive old ones, and use their rediscovered powers, create opportunities,motivation, and the courage to pursue dreams.

“Avatar is a non – religious practice that allows a person to reconnect with their true spiritual self. And along the way, students discover the source of issues, problems and concerns, learn ways to resolve and eliminate those issues, problems and concerns, and as a consequence gain the  ability to create the life they want. This is known as living deliberately.”

So, Avatar doesn’t really discuss provides you with fundamentals tools on how your consciousness works.

“Allow yourself the gift of universal perspective. Wisdom will appear and your actions will be motivated by an intuitive, spontaneous, benevolent intent. There is no regret. Do useful things. Help others for the delight of helping others. Concentrate on adding value to the world rather than consuming the world.”

– Harry Palmer, author of the Avatar materials

$20 Donation appreciated

RARE SPECIAL EVENT:  Aini Despacho & Sacred Fire Ceremony
Ceremony for Gratitude, Abundance and Resetting
Ray Crist and Don Sebastian Paucar Flores
June 18, 2016 – 3:00- 6:00pm – $50, $40 for NUMINOUS participants
Austerlitz NY (40 minutes southeast of Albany)
To register: please contact: info@NuminousOnline.com to reserve your space.

Numinous attendees have been fortunate to receive an invitation from Ray Crist, Founder of the Jaguar Path Yoga and Shamanic school to participate in a ceremony of gratitude performed by Q’ero Sebastian Pauccar Flores who was born in the village Q’eros in the Andes at 17,000ft.  Don Sebastian has been initiated as a Pacho and holds the Incan lineage from father to son for hundreds of years. Don Sebastian travels internationally and shares his heart connection to Pachamama.  Several books are written about him, including The Andean Codex written by J.E. Williams, known as Santiago in the book.  He shares all the ways that Sebastian taught Santiago the Andean Teachings in the Mountains of the Andes.

We invite you to share sacred space, clear and recharge your energy field, strengthen your balance and love in these challenging times, and offer your heartfelt gratitude for the abundance you have, or would like to have, in your life.  Through ceremony we will cultivate gratitude for our provision and offer a thank you and remind our selves what is most important in life by honoring and appreciating our abundance, intimate relationships, jobs, home, family, health, dreams and plans. The Aini despachio ceremony brings balance to our relationship because as we connect with mother earth we regain perspective of what is real and important in life which helps us to swiftly gain focus which automatically enables us to repriorities and make choices that uphold what is most important to us!

Albany Peace Project Volunteer Meeting
Monday June 20 at 7:00 PM
6183 Johnston Rd., Alb
Call: 423  –   6708 for more info

This meeting is devoted to finding meditators for January 2017.  Special invitation to anyone who has been trained as an Albany Peace Project Meditation Leader, or anyone who wants to bring meditation to their organization, family or work life.

Donations always appreciated

Overcoming Chronic Pain by Tending to Mind, Body and Spirit
Cindy Perlin, LMSW, Author, The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments: The Best and Worst Strategies for Becoming Pain Free
Wednesday June 22 at 7:00 PM
Cultural Center at the Hindu Temple – NEW VENUE
450 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211

The presenter, Cindy Perlin, is a licensed clinical social worker, certified biofeedback practitioner, chronic pain survivor and author of The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments: The Best and Worst Strategies for Becoming Pain Free. Cindy will discuss the dangers of most conventional pain treatments and how to develop a safe, effective treatment plan that incorporates body-based, mind-based and spirituality-based approaches to maximize your healing potential.

“Doctors are trained to treat the result and not the cause. Cindy Perlin’s book reveals important and significant information about the many effective treatments for pain other than a pill prescribed by your doctor. I know from my experience as a surgeon that there are many treatments, from emotional to physical, which can heal the cause and relieve the resulting pain. This book is a wonderful resource for those in need of relief from pain. I have also personally experienced energy healing and the effectiveness of hypnosis in my life and work. I know from my experience that what Cindy shares speaks the truth.”
– Bernie Siegel, MD, Author of The Art of Healing and Love, Medicine & Miracles

To see more endorsements for Cindy’s amazing book…visit cindyperlin.com

$20 Donation Appreciated

Albany Peace Project Volunteer Meeting
Wednesday June 29 at 7:00 PM
Unity Church of Albany

Lots to do for several events.  We could use your help.  Please consider coming out and working with some of the kindest, light hearted people who love to laugh and enjoy making the world a little happier place.

Note: We recommend you come early 6:30 to take part in the silent meditation at Unity Church lead by Rev. Crystal Muldrow.  Experience how you can often deeper in your own meditation by meditating with a group.

Donations Always Appreciated

The Jaguar Path: the Benefits of  Shamanic Skills in Every Day Life – Part 2

Stable Gate Winery
Sunday June 26 from 10-12:30
10 Linda Way
Castleton-on-Hudson, NY
info@stablegatewinery.com
www.stablegatewinery.com

For this event, we are so blessed to be able to learn shamanic skills outdoors through the invitation of Val Feldman, owner operator of Stable Gate Winery, only 15 minutes from Albany.

Shamans are men and women who heal themselves an train others to cultivate their power and abilities to heal by learning to shift into “second attention”  First attention includes all of the ordinary information we experience through our five senses every day.  However, Shamans also access information form “Second Attention”, which means they sense the additional energy and information flowing around the filters of our five senses. A power innate to all of us. “Listen to your heart” ” Trust your gut feeling” etc.

When we train to widen our perceptual fields we can access this wealth of information along with a quite confidence and inner peace. Through the tools you will learn you will accelerate your healing and find both courage and the capacity to make the changes your heart and higher self wants you to make!

By training our minds to sense and become aware of this subtle information the way shamans do, we gain access to a whole new breadth of information that can be highly advantageous to our path.  We can even start to make changes without  “white knuckling” them, because we have accelerated accessing the crisp clarity required for sudden change.   As we learn how to access this occluded information we gain great wisdom and discernment, and our steps become more sure.

In this class, we are happy to invite back by popular demand, Ray Crist, founder of the Jaguar Path School of Yoga and Shamanism.  Ray will be offering us some practical Shamanic tools and understandings He will share with us how Shamanic training can help westerners to:

–    Learn tools that will help heal past traumas

–    develop an abiding sense of personal power, integrity and authenticity

–    understand your place and purpose in life

–    develop innate psychic impressions (second attention)  and understand them as a spiritual resource

–    deepen creative inspiration and expression

–    strengthen established regular spiritual practices

–    deepen your understanding of your personal relationships with nature, people, and living environments

–   experience deep mystical states that can elevate and stabilize you morally, spiritually and emotionally

This fall, Ray will be opening a chapter of his Jaguar Path Yoga School through NUMINOUS this fall, so we will be offering similar classes so that people can get a good experience of his work, and learn whether they would like to expand their training through the comprehensive 9 month program .  Ray is a grounded teacher, who loves to combine contemporary life with established primordial wisdom practices to help us live lives of greater meaning, purpose, ease and majestic wonder.

In case of rain, we will be working in a large space indoors…bring your curiosity and  a healthy desire to perceive things in your life differently!

$ 40 Donation Appreciated

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1.4.17 – Mark Shepard – “Compulsive Singer/Songwriter” & NLP Master Trainer

If these meditations are helpful for you, please consider donating.  We are rapidly expanding and could really use more financial support to keep up with growth.  You can donate here at:  https://peacefulcities.org/donate/, or send a check made to Numinous, and mailed to PO Box 1322, Clifton Park, NY 12065 c/o Bethany Gonyea (this is important otherwise the PO Box won’t recognize it).

It was because of Mark that I was able to officially launch the Albany Peace Project in 2012.    He had the technical skills, the music, and I had the vision.  We always laughed a lot when we worked together, and you can see why in our interview.

Mark is incredibly insightful. He always brings a creative angle to whatever is being discussed and offers great value and content.  He calls himself a “compulsive song writer” because songs come to him all the time, while he is grocery shopping, exercising, or having thought provoking conversations.  It is common to talk to Mark and have him later tell you he wrote a song about the conversation you had with him!

Mark won a Positive Music Genre award for his song, Together We Can Change The World, which can be heard at this link: http://markshepard.bandcamp.com/track/375-together-we-can-change-the-world

As you can see, he is a ready made musician for the positive music genre.

He also wrote our theme song for the Albany Peace Project, Be The Change, which can be heard at this link:  http://markshepard.bandcamp.com/track/472-be-the-change

If you would like to receive a free positive genre music song that would inspire you each day to be your highest and best  (music is one of the greatest accelerants to boost our moods into a state of coherence) just enter your email at this link:  http://markshepardsongs.com/2017/01/03/359-dare-to-be-ltd-cd/

Mark is also a master Hypnotist and Neurolinguistic Trainer Facilitator.  He helps people overcome anxiety so they can bring their skills out to the world.

Mark also travels the United States offering his completely unique Bullying Prevention Now program in schools.  Mark’s program offers an dual message that not only encourages students to stop bullying each other (promote peace), but also empowers those that are bullied reminding them that one one has the power to define themselves other than themselves.  This two pronged approach is incredibly valuable, because University of Texas at Arlington criminologist Seokjin Jeong analyzed data collected from 7,000 students from all 50 states and found that anti-bullying programs do not work, they only make more clever bullies who learn how to more skillfully harass without getting caught.

Mark offers a message of great empowerment for those suffering being the target of covert bullies, so students are able to honor and recognize their inherent worth, even if they are suffering social ridicule.

To learn more about his amazing anti-bullying program that uses some of the most powerful Neurolinquistic programming tools please visit: https://markshepard.com/bullying-prevention-now/

Upcoming NUMINOUS events: 

Coherence for a Cause: A Midwinter’s Night Benefit
Saturday Evening February 4.  Doors open from 6-10
https://peacefulcities.org/events/coherence-for-a-cause/
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coherence-for-a-cause-a-midwinters-night-benefit-for-the-albany-peace-project-tickets-29879836395
This is a benefit to raise support the Albany Peace Project/Resonant Peaceful Cities Project www.PeacefulCities.org.  Please consider attending.

The Art of Feminine Presence
J
ill Boydauthenticimageconsultants.com
Sunday 1/8/17 2-4 PM
Spirit Tree Connections
987 New Loudon Road | Cohoes, NY 12110
(near Century House in Latham)
* Learn how to be feminine, and yet still hold an unmistakable presence of love and strength.   Thousands of women have learned these skills and many of them report how learning the art of Feminine Presence has drastically enhanced their efficacy in the world.  Women, you don’t want to miss this!   Jill Body has an amazing repertoire of work to draw from which adds great value to this work.
$25 Donation Requested

Dealing with Difficult People for Spiritual People©
Bethany Gonyea
Sunday 1/15/17 2-4 PM
Spirit Tree Connections
987 New Loudon Road | Cohoes, NY 12110 (near Century House in Latham)
$25 Donation Requested
* Learn why some relationships don’t respond to common spiritual approaches and learn the alternate spiritual approaches that actually works and why it does.
$25 Donation Requested

Law of Attraction: Manifesting Through Being, Not Force
” The universe doesn’t respond to what we want, but who we are being.”  Dr. Joe Dispenza
Bethany Gonyea
Sunday 1/22/17 2-4 PM
Spirit Tree Connections
987 New Loudon Road | Cohoes, NY 12110
(near Century House in Latham)
* Learning not to manifest from the head, but from the body.
$25 Donation Requested

The Sacred Bedroom; Volume 1 – Sleep©
Sunday 1/29/17 2-4 PM
Spirit Tree Connections
987 New Loudon Road | Cohoes, NY 12110
(near Century House in Latham)
* So many people are lying awake night after night who say they don’t have time to meditate.  Use the middle of the night to train yourself how to surrender into your highest self.
* audio download will be offered to participants
$25 Donation Requested

10 Months to Total Transformation – Change your Trajectory – Transform with a Tribe
Advanced Intentional Master Class with Bethany Gonyea
Introduction to the 10 Month Curriculum
Saturday February 11 2:00-4:30 PM
Spirit Tree Connections
987 New Loudon Road | Cohoes, NY 12110 (near Century House in Latham)
People struggle with change for decades because they often do not understand that enduring transformation occurs at the level of the nervous system, not at the level of thought.  Without mastery of basic nervous system, energetic, and interpersonal and intentional skills we are set up to fail when it comes to change.  This will be an introduction to the curriculum of a ten month master class with only ten slots open.

If you were to undergo a metamorphosis in 10 months, who would you want to become?
$25 Donation

Legacy/Reinvention For the Second Half of Life 
Gerri Ratigan
2/19 at 2:00 PM
Spirit Tree Connections
987 New Loudon Road,Latham, NY(For GPS, enter cohoes)
(right next the the Century House)

While you may need a tweak or even a gentle shove to embrace creating a more rewarding life, the truth is that it’s never too late.

Legacy/Reinvention is about your new life – even if it just means reinvention from within!

Come learn the best kept secrets to transforming limitations into reality. Discover how you can begin reinventing yourself at any age, clarify your legacy and move passionately toward your dreams.  It doesn’t get much better than that, right?

Here’s what you’ll gain from coming to this talk:
– Create a sense of clarity about how to move past age limitations
– Find the essential building blocks for creating a whole new and exciting YOU
– Identify the most powerful actions that will move you towards the joyous new life you desire

Gerri Ratigan is a life coach who runs a highly successful meetup group Capital District Single professionals 50+. She has lead programs on a variety of topics including Divorce Recovery, the Law of Attraction,  life purpose, success and self-esteem. She is past President of the Albany International Coaching Federation, founder and leader of the Women’s Success Network, and the Manifestation Project.

$25 donation appreciated

Shamanic Journey for Reinventing Yourself
Joe Sweeney
2/26 at 2:00 PM
Spirit Tree Connections
987 New Loudon Road,Latham, NY(For GPS, enter cohoes)
(right next the the Century House)

Is there a aspect of your personality you would want to leave behind?  If so, attend this event and have Joe take you on a powerful shamanic journey that will strip your psyche down to it’s core that you can’t help but reinvent yourself “anew.”  How good it feels to feel the liberation of being stripped of programming that no longer serves us.

$25 donation appreciated

SAVE THE DATE:  Funny You Should Say That  – Spiritual Comedy Night – with medium, Brandon Russ
Saturday evening March 11, at 6:00.
Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park, NY

Did you ever find spirituality funny?  
Have you ever snickered at the ironic situations that emerge as we attempt to skillfully walk between the worlds of Maya and Mystery?  
Have you ever stepped back from the latest spiritual book you were reading and say to your self, “What the heck and I reading?”   
Or better yet, put a book cover over it?

NUMINOUS invites you to sit back, relax and laugh at the spiritual life with medium and comedian, Brandon Russ.  Brandon will give us an entirely different perspective on the latest spiritual book we are reading so that we smile the next time we pick it up to read.

It is well known in shamanic traditions of indigenous healers that only when we can laugh and take ourselves lightly are we capable of any spiritual mastery.  It is common for shamans to be “tricksters” and set up clever situations to challenge people to lull themselves out of their dull day dreams and remind themselves of the adventure everyday life really is.  So come on out this Saturday evening, and laugh yourself to heightened consciousness…all for the greater good, of course!

More information coming soon….

SAVE THE DATE:  Yoga Comedy Night –   “I’d rather be in Samadhi”
Saturday evening May 6, at 6:00.
Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park, NY 

Have you ever had a yoga wardrobe malfunction exposing a little too much?
Or pretend you don’t see that happening to someone else?

Have you ever felt impossibly inflexible as you see others in what would be considered anywhere else, a “compromising’ pose.  
Have you ever gone to a hot yoga class and forgotten the clothes to change into after your shower?

When people start to attend yoga classes, they often want to spontaneously break out in laughter.  It is natural.   Then, we tend to get used to the language, the ambiance, and the poses, and unfortunately, it is tempting to take it  a little too seriously!  At this first annual yoga comedy night, we are going to remember why yoga is so funny!  We will be inviting several yoga studios to participate!  Please reach out if you are interested!

If these meditations are helpful for you, please consider donating.  We are rapidly expanding and could really use more financial support to keep up with growth.  You can donate here at:  https://peacefulcities.org/donate/, or send a check made to Numinous, c/o Bethany Gonyea (this is important) at PO Box 1322, Clifton Park, NY 12065.

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1.13.17 Steven Leonard – Kripalu Staff Yoga Teacher

1.13.17 Steven Leonard – Kripalu Staff Yoga Teacher

Please consider donating if these meditations are helpful to you.  We are rapidly expanding and could really use more financial support to keep up with growth.  You can donate here at:  https://gpc.wordpressdev.work/donate/, or send a check made to Numinous, c/o Bethany Gonyea (this is important otherwise they don’t recognize the PO box) at PO Box 1322, Clifton Park, NY 12065.
For anyone who struggles with meditation, Steven Leonard’s message is for you!   Steven’s message is a breath of fresh air …even for people who already focus on breathing!

Steven reminds us to focus on the “why” we meditate, do yoga, or do anything!  In fact, he suggests that we focus our meditation practice around the “why” of any of our passions, not just traditional meditation practices.  This approach ensures that meditation actually provides the relief that people are looking for when they embark upon starting a meditation practice.  This “instant gratification” dramatically helps people to maintain consistency in their meditation practice.
Steven’s attentiveness to his students is obvious, and he is highly skilled at teaching people how to  navigate “inner space.”
Steven is on staff at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA.  He also teaches outdoor programs for Kripalu as well.  If you would like to know more about the classes he teaches, I suggest you look for his name at the back of the Kripalu catalogue, and you will see the wide variety of classes he teaches.

Here is the link to the one class he refers to in this video:
https://kripalu.org/presenters-programs/meditation-fusion-five-teachers-five-styles

PLEASE NOTE: Albany Peace Project 2017 will be ending this Sunday.If you want to continue to hear about Numinous events in Albany please visit the Numinous website and enter your email in the red box on the home page; www.NuminousOnline.com 

****We are trying to separate the lists from Numinous and Albany Peace Project because we know there are non-local people on the Albany Peace Project list, and we don’t want to flood non-local people with local events.

Upcoming NUMINOUS events: 

Coherence for a Cause: A Midwinter’s Night BenefitSaturday Evening February 4.  Doors open from 6-10
https://gpc.wordpressdev.work/events/coherence-for-a-cause/
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coherence-for-a-cause-a-midwinters-night-benefit-for-the-albany-peace-project-tickets-29879836395
This is a benefit to raise support the Albany Peace Project/Resonant Peaceful Cities Project www.PeacefulCities.org.  Please consider attending.

Dealing with Difficult People for Spiritual People©Bethany Gonyea

Sunday 1/15/17 2-4 PM
Spirit Tree Connections
987 New Loudon Road | Cohoes, NY 12110 (near Century House in Latham)
$25 Donation Requested
* Learn why some relationships don’t respond to common spiritual approaches and learn the alternate spiritual from the shamanic traditions that actually work and why it does.
$25 Donation Requested

Law of Attraction: Manifesting Through Being, Not Force
” The universe doesn’t respond to what we want, but who we are being.”  Dr. Joe Dispenza
Bethany Gonyea
Sunday 1/22/17 2-4 PM
Spirit Tree Connections
987 New Loudon Road | Cohoes, NY 12110
(near Century House in Latham)
* Learning not to manifest from the head, but from the body.
$25 Donation Requested

The Sacred Bedroom; Volume 1 – Sleep©
Sunday 1/29/17 2-4 PM
Spirit Tree Connections
987 New Loudon Road | Cohoes, NY 12110
(near Century House in Latham)
* So many people are lying awake night after night who say they don’t have time to meditate.  Use the middle of the night to train yourself how to surrender into your highest self.
* audio download will be offered to participants
$25 Donation Requested

10 Months to Total Transformation – Change your Trajectory – Transform with a Tribe
Advanced Intentional Master Class with Bethany Gonyea

Introduction to the 10 Month Curriculum
Saturday February 11 2:00-4:30 PM
Spirit Tree Connections
987 New Loudon Road | Cohoes, NY 12110 (near Century House in Latham)
People struggle with change for decades because they often do not understand that enduring transformation occurs at the level of the nervous system, not at the level of thought.  Without mastery of basic nervous system, energetic, and interpersonal and intentional skills we are set up to fail when it comes to change.  This will be an introduction to the curriculum of a ten month master class with only ten slots open.

If you were to undergo a metamorphosis in 10 months, who would you want to become?
$25 Donation

Legacy/Reinvention For the Second Half of Life 
Gerri Ratigan
2/19 at 2:00 PM
Spirit Tree Connections
987 New Loudon Road,Latham, NY(For GPS, enter cohoes)
(right next the the Century House)

While you may need a tweak or even a gentle shove to embrace creating a more rewarding life, the truth is that it’s never too late.

Legacy/Reinvention is about your new life – even if it just means reinvention from within!

Come learn the best kept secrets to transforming limitations into reality. Discover how you can begin reinventing yourself at any age, clarify your legacy and move passionately toward your dreams.  It doesn’t get much better than that, right?

Here’s what you’ll gain from coming to this talk:
– Create a sense of clarity about how to move past age limitations
– Find the essential building blocks for creating a whole new and exciting YOU
– Identify the most powerful actions that will move you towards the joyous new life you desire

Gerri Ratigan is a life coach who runs a highly successful meetup group Capital District Single professionals 50+. She has lead programs on a variety of topics including Divorce Recovery, the Law of Attraction,  life purpose, success and self-esteem. She is past President of the Albany International Coaching Federation, founder and leader of the Women’s Success Network, and the Manifestation Project.

$25 donation appreciated

Shamanic Reiki and the Circle of Life:  Transformation Through Destruction
Joe Sweeney
2/26 at 2:00 PM
Spirit Tree Connections
987 New Loudon Road,Latham, NY(For GPS, enter cohoes)
(right next the the Century House)

Is there something about your self or your life – possessions, beliefs, habits, relationships – you would like to leave behind? If so, join us as Joe take you on a powerful Shamanic journey that will strip your psyche down to it’s core, liberate you from the programming that no longer serves you, and guide you in rebuilding to the highest and best vision of you.

$25 donation appreciated

SAVE THE DATE:  Funny You Should Say That  – Spiritual Comedy Night – with medium, Brandon Russ
Saturday evening March 11, at 6:00.
Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park, NY

Did you ever find spirituality funny?  
Have you ever snickered at the ironic situations that emerge as we attempt to skillfully walk between the worlds of Maya and Mystery?  
Have you ever stepped back from the latest spiritual book you were reading and say to your self, “What the heck and I reading?”   
Or better yet, put a book cover over it?

NUMINOUS invites you to sit back, relax and laugh at the spiritual life with medium and comedian, Brandon Russ.  Brandon will give us an entirely different perspective on the latest spiritual book we are reading so that we smile the next time we pick it up to read.

It is well known in shamanic traditions of indigenous healers that only when we can laugh and take ourselves lightly are we capable of any spiritual mastery.  It is common for shamans to be “tricksters” and set up clever situations to challenge people to lull themselves out of their dull day dreams and remind themselves of the adventure everyday life really is.  So come on out this Saturday evening, and laugh yourself to heightened consciousness…all for the greater good, of course!

More information coming soon….

SAVE THE DATE:  Yoga Comedy Night –   “I’d rather be in Samadhi”
Saturday evening May 13, at 6:00.
Shenendehowa Adult Community Center, 6 Clifton Common Court, Clifton Park, NY

Have you ever had a yoga wardrobe malfunction exposing a little too much?
Or pretend you don’t see that happening to someone else?

Have you ever felt impossibly inflexible as you see others in what would be considered anywhere else, a “compromising’ pose.  
Have you ever gone to a hot yoga class and forgotten the clothes to change into after your shower?

When people start to attend yoga classes, they often want to spontaneously break out in laughter.  It is natural.   Then, we tend to get used to the language, the ambiance, and the poses, and unfortunately, it is tempting to take it  a little too seriously!  At this first annual yoga comedy night, we are going to remember why yoga is so funny!  We will be inviting several yoga studios to participate!  Please reach out if you are interested!

Albany Peace Project 2017 will be ending this Sunday.
If you want to continue to hear about Numinous events in Albany please visit the Numinous website and enter your email in the red box on the home page; www.NuminousOnline.com 

We are trying to separate the lists from Numinous and Albany Peace Project because we know there are non-local people on the Albany Peace Project list, and we don’t want to flood non-local people with local events.  

If these meditations are helpful for you, please consider donating.  We are rapidly expanding and could really use more financial support to keep up with growth.  You can donate here at:  https://www.peacefulcities.org//donate/, or send a check made to Numinous, c/o Bethany Gonyea (this is important) at PO Box 1322, Clifton Park, NY 12065.

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