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All participants will need to fill out a yoga waiver before attending class. You can find it in the office (Monday-Friday), or by clicking here


Yoga Minyan at Beth Meyer

Beth Meyer offers monthly Shabbat morning yoga in the Lounge* as a great addition to our Shabbat spiritual practice. The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends by 10:15 a.m. Participants are encouraged to come as they are for our Torah Service and Musaf that follow immediately in the sanctuary. Props and mats are provided - but you may bring your own mat if you prefer. This is a mat-based yoga practice, with guidance and options for all levels. 

Childcare is available with advance notice. Contact the synagogue office by Wednesday prior if needed.

Sept 14 Dr. Barbara Vosk
Oct 12 Phyllis Kritz
Nov 9 Dr. Barbara Vosk
Dec 14 Dr. Barbara Vosk
Jan 18 Phyllis Kritz
Feb 15 Phyllis Kritz
Mar 14 Dr. Barbara Vosk
Apr 18 Dr. Barbara Vosk
May 9 Phyllis Kritz

"Va'ani Tefilati" (I am my prayer) - Embodied Prayer Through Gentle Yoga: Holiday Series

Join Rabbi Jenny Solomon and Dr. Barbara Vosk for a prayerful yoga practice. Each session will include a bit of Jewish learning, chanting, and meditation led by Rabbi Jenny and a gentle yoga practice led by Barbara.

In this practice, you will engage in gentle movements and rest in stillness with the support of props such as blankets, bolsters, and blocks. This quiet and rejuvenating practice helps melt away tension in the body and offers another avenue to express our prayers, moving from rote recitation to meaningful and contemplative embodied prayer. This particular series is aimed at preparing out bodies and souls for the holidays: Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Passover and Shavuot. By accessing the wisdom of our bodies through yoga and singing, we seek to enrich our experience of Jewish holidays and the sacred rhythms of Jewish life. The class is appropriate for everyone; no previous yoga experience is required.

Classes meet on Sunday evenings from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m. in the Lounge*.   Props and mats are provided. RSVPs are encouraged, but not required. We encourage you to sign up for the entire series, but drop-ins to individual sessions are welcome. 

Sept 22 Days of Awe RSVP here
Dec 15 Hanukkah RSVP here
Mar 29 Passover RSVP here
May 17 Shavuot RSVP here

 

Our Teachers:

Dr. Barbara Vosk is a practicing psychologist with over 30 years of experience and has been a registered yoga teacher since 2011. She completed her 500 hour training at Blue Lotus yoga studio in Raleigh, with advanced training in restorative and therapeutic yoga. She currently teaches a weekly class at Bliss Body yoga studio and regularly offers workshops to yoga students, teachers and mental health professionals. Barbara enjoys opportunities to combine her experience in these areas, along with integrating yoga and Judaism, to help others find paths to healing that include body, mind and spirit.

Phyllis Kritz's yoga journey began 23 years ago. Stepping on the mat was truly a step up, a sort of aliyah. “For the first time in my life that I could remember, I felt at home in my physical body.” She credits the transformative power of the practice for cultivating peace and wholeness from the inside out, which had her keep coming back to deepen her experience and understanding. In 2008 Phyllis graduated from the North Carolina School of Yoga; in 2012 she completed the Yoga and Jewish Spirituality Teacher Training Institute and in 2016 earned her 500-hour level Yoga Teacher Training through Inner Peace Yoga Therapy.  Most of her weekday teaching is out of her small home studio, Neshamah Yoga. Shabbat Yoga on Saturday and Yoga of 12-Step Recovery on Sundays rounds out her schedule.  


*The Lounge is on the lower level of the main building.  If stairs are a problem for you, please contact the office so that we can arrange for you to use the elevator.


Click here for a list of other study opportunities with Rabbi Jenny. Click here to donate to the Spiritual Engagement Fund, which supports Rabbi Jenny's programming and community outreach.

Mon, August 19 2019 18 Av 5779