KYWC News: July 2023

Our summer season is in full swing. We have already had some wonderful workshops, our community garden is “growing like a weed” and growing some weeds, and we have new picnic tables and sitting benches – perfect for enjoying a quiet lunch or meditation time.

kywc picnic table
Thanks to the Sixtown Community Grant and the carpentry crew at DOCC-Cape Vincent (and a discount from Rt 37 Building Supply), we have three new 6-foot picnic tables and four 4-foot sitting benches for you to enjoy.

Upcoming Classes and Events

Here is the current listing of summer workshops. More will be coming. Check our Facebook page regularly so you don’t miss out. If you are not on Facebook, you can read the posts on our website homepage.

Mandala Stone Painting

Step into your creative flow by creating a personalized mandala design on stone with simple dotting tools and paint. All materials provided.

Dress for a small mess 🙂 You may get paint on your hands, wrist, and/or shirt.

Facilitator: Alice Smiley

Cost $25 – pay at class.

Sign up at KYWC by July 7th. Minimum attendance: 3 participants 

Drumming and Meditation Circle

Come make a joyful noise. Bring your own drum and rattles or borrow one of ours.

Friday, July 14th at 6 pm. Steve Williams, facilitator. $5 donation. Members free.

If you would like to schedule a private drum circle for your group or event, contact Steve at the Center.

Healing Sunday

Enjoy a relaxing 20–30-minute energy balance session with one of our certified practitioners.

Sunday, July 16th from 2 pm until 5 pm. Please arrive by 4 pm. By donation.

You are also invited to attend the Center for Spiritual Awareness Healing and Message Service at 11 am and a Potluck Lunch following the service.

Lughnasadh Celebration

The Northern Rivers group invites you to celebrate Lughnasadh (pronounced Loo-nah-sah) with them on Saturday, August 5th at 2 pm. Come enjoy fun and games, followed by a pot-luck meal. Lughnasadh is an official Irish holiday and Gaelic festival marking the beginning of the harvest season. Donation appreciated.

Therapeutic Sound Baths

Come enjoy an hour-long therapeutic sound bath facilitated by Roxanne Turturro. The session begins with a healing intention meditation followed by a sound bath created with crystal bowls and other sound healing instruments.

Dates and times: July 15th and July 29th at 2 pm. Cost: $20 per session. Please register and prepay at the Center to ensure your spot for either or both dates.

Roxanne is offering these sessions as a fundraiser for KYWC. Thank you, Roxanne! Note: Photos will be taken, with your signed consent, for her training and evaluation purposes.

The Sacred Wisdom of Ayurveda: A Women’s Retreat

Explore practical tools rooted in ancient wisdom to help you make choices more congruent with the aspirations of your soul. No prior experience is needed. Qualifies for 4 Yoga Alliance CEUs.

Facilitator: Christianne Asper-Contant

Date and Time: August 19th, 11 am – 4 pm.

Fee:$105 by 7/19, $125 individual, $185 for two, bring a friend!

Register here.

Children’s Yoga with Chrissy

This 60-minute energizing practice introduces children (ages 5-10) to yoga by encouraging flexibility and strength as well as calming breathing techniques. Practicing yoga poses inspires children to clear their mind and focus on their effort, building self-confidence and coordination while teaching respect for self and others. Students will improve their strength, balance, attention and coordination through fun yoga games, challenging yoga sequences as well as partner and group poses. They will learn healthy stress and anxiety coping mechanisms and work on building self-esteem in a non-competitive environment.

$10 pre-registration, $15 pop-in. Minimum of 3 students required. Mats are provided. Register here.

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9 am on 7/13, 7/18, 7/20, 7/23
  • Possible August Dates or Special Pop-Up sessions: 8/15, 8/17

Yoga with Carla

See Carla’s class descriptions, schedule, and registration form here.

  • MONDAYS:  Flow and Restore (6:15-7:30 pm)
  • THURSDAYS:  Flow and Restore (4:30-5:45 pm) 
  • THURSDAYS: Beginner Flow (6:15-7:30 pm) 
  • Candlelight Restorative Yoga  (Special 90 minute Class) Sunday , September 30th @ 6:00 – 7:45pm. (Please pre-pay for this class via Venmo or Paypal.)

Chair Yoga with Jean

Tuesdays, 1 pm to 2:15 pm until July 25th.  Contact Jean at to register.

Thank you for your fellowship and support.

We look forward to seeing you.

Have a wonderful month.