KYWC September 2018 News and Events

Hello Friends,

Summer may be winding down, but classes and activities are still in full swing at KYWC. By popular demand, we are starting a  beginner’s yoga class and having a teepee retreat and family drumming in September.  See below for details.

Take a look at our refurbished sign on the front lawn. New letters are arriving soon.  Other work ‘spiffing’ up the front and entrance side of the center and its landscaping is underway.  If you have a few hours to donate for yard work or stacking wood, please call Steve at the Center. Much appreciated! 315-583-5500.


New Class and Special Events


Yoga for Beginners

A 4-week series introducing the basics of yoga on Wednesdays starting September 12th from 6-730pm.  Teens welcome.

Instructor: Nancy Pfeil, Certified in Kripalu Yoga. Nancy has been teaching yoga for over 40 years.  Kripalu Yoga integrates your body, mind, and emotions through postures, breath, and relaxation.

The class will focus on basic postures, stretching, balance,
and breathing techniques. Each session ends with a simple relaxation.

If you have never done yoga, want a refresher course on the basics, or you wonder, “Am I doing it right?”, this is the class for you.

Please sign up in advance at the center.


Teepee Retreat

Celebrating the Autumn Equinox and the Fall Season.

We will:
+ Honor the Medicine Wheel of Time and
the Four Winds
+Explore the Power of the Stones in Shamanic-style meditations
+Experience the Magick of the Feather

Please, bring two natural stones and some large, medium, and small feathers.
Write out on paper, two separate lists:
1.) the things, behaviors, regrets, and stuff you no longer want or need to let go of at this time.
2.) the good things you have in your life, your triumphs, victories, and accomplishments large or small from the past twelve months.

Retreat Leader: Steven Williams, Minister
Please call Steve to reserve your space 315-583-5500
Cost: $20


Family Drumming

This month, we will have  Family Drumming in lieu of our regular drumming and meditation circle. This is a special Drum Circle event for children to experience the basic ceremony and its purpose.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Time: 7 to 9 pm.  Please arrive at 6:30 to construct a Medicine Wheel of Time.  We will be outside at the Fire Pit and inside the TeePee. Dress accordingly and bring a flashlight.  (In case of rain, we will do it inside the Yoga Center.)

Facilitator: Steve Williams, Ordained Minister of the Universal Brotherhood Movement. 

We have drums and shaker rattles to use.

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Call Steve to reserve your space: 315-583-5500.


Regularly Scheduled Classes and Events


Wellness Connection-Healing Sunday

Date: Sunday, September 16th.
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00 pm. Please arrive by 4:15.
Cost: By donation

Volunteer Healers certified in a variety of modalities offer you a 20-30 minute energy healing session.

If you are a healer and would like to participate,  please call for more information and request a volunteer application.

Join us for fellowship and spiritual teaching at 11 am for the Center for Spiritual Awareness service led by Reverend Denise. Receive a message and healing.

A potluck lunch is held right after the service and before the Wellness Connection. Bring a dish to pass.


Yoga Classes

Tuesday 9-10:30 AM Yoga with Barb

Practice gently yoga breathing and meditation with guided relaxation, a great stress reliever. The focus of Barbara’s class is between accessible and challenging, creating a catalyst for discovery and healing.

Tuesday Morning 11-12:30 PM Chair Yoga with Barb

Experience all the benefits of yoga from a chair, including breath work, postures, meditation and restorative elements. Most of the postures will be done from a seated position with a few standing using the chair for balance. Chair yoga practice will improve strength, flexibility, mindfulness and an overall sense of well being. We all need to keep moving – this is a safe way to move and practice yoga.

Thursday 6:00-7:30PM Yoga with Jeri

Enjoy a nourishing, soothing and stabilizing flow of postures. The class winds down with restorative yoga postures to comfort your body down to the cellular level. This class is open to all levels from beginner to experienced.


Tai Chi -Tuesdays at 5:30-6:15 with Laurie

All welcome. This weekly class is beneficial for arthritis and other muscle aches. Tai Chi integrates mind-body through a series of movements.


Thai Yoga with David Wells will return Oct 10th at 6pm.

We are looking for certified yoga teachers who would like to offer a class (or two) at the center. Interested or know a teacher who may be? Give us a call at 315-583-5500.

Do you have ideas for other classes/events you would like to take or offer? Contact us via the contact form or let us know at the center.

All the best,
KYWC