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Meditation, Qi Gong, Yoga Nidra

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We expect students to have consulted with their doctor before starting any new exercise program.

Qi Gong - for Your Health!

Qi Gong: Level 1
In Chinese Medicine, the condition of one’s Qi, an omnipresent life force, is the most critical determinant of health status. Participants learn a set of Qi Gong exercises for practice and self-cultivation of one’s Qi yielding benefits in health maintenance and disease prevention. Sudents first learn to sense and enhance the flow of Qi within the body and around the inner organs and then learn to improve his/her Qi balance through meditation. The student will learn techniques for the expelling of bad Qi and the drawing in of good Qi from the outside. Students from prior classes are welcome back. Instructor Debbie Dong is owner of Meridians, a provider of Eastern Health Alternatives, in Ridgefiel. She has practiced and taught Qi Gong for many years.

Fridays starting Sept. 29 from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the Annex. - see Tai Chi, Qi Gong category for date/price information.

Tuesdays starting Oct. 3 from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at Veterans Park School - - see Tai Chi, Qi Gong category for date/price information.

Winter Equinox Yoga Nidra with Miriam Zernis
Winter is a great time of year to set intentions along with resetting the body, mind, and spirit. Join Yoga Master Miriam Zernis for this special Yoga Nidra session to contemplate change, transformation, and growth for the new season. Yoga Nidra or "sleep with awareness" is for EVERYONE and offers a fully guided, systematic method of complete relaxation, holistically addressing the body and mind's physiological, neurological, and subconscious needs. It can also help restore mental peace and encourage general wellness while easing:

* Lack of energy from a busy life and an overactive mind.
* Depression, anxiety, and stress.
* Insomnia.
* And more.

After a short introduction, Miriam Zernis will skillfully guide you to finding a direct experience of this wonderful restorative practice. No yoga experience is necessary. Please have a yoga mat, blanket, neck pillow (or a rolled-up towel), cushions, bolsters, eye covering - or anything else you need for complete comfort - on hand. Also eat lightly before or after, dim the lights, and turn off all devices. Instructor Miriam Zernis is an internationally certified Sivananda Yoga Master with over 20 years of experience in the teachings of yoga asana and philosophy, a certified Holistic Health Coach, Reiki Master and Kirtan (devotional chanting) artist.


Miriam's voice is extremely soothing and relaxation comes easy listening to it. Her calm, nurturing energy added so much to my experience along with her voice which is mesmerizing!

Miriam is a passionate, knowledgeable teacher with so much to share. Yoga Nidra is one of her strengths for sure.

1 Session $ 12
Yoga Nidra Pop Up Class with Miriam: Please email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com or phone (203) 431-2812 to inquire about a Pop Up class in January or February.

Medical Questions:

We expect students to have consulted with their doctor before starting any new exercise program.