Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life

Chabad of Woodstock: The mission of the Chabad of Woodstock is to provide resources to Jewish people through workshops, gatherings and classes.

Contact info: Chabad of Woodstock, 2300 Glasco Turnpike, Woodstock, NY 12498; (845) 679-6407

ChineseHealingArtsCenter, Kingston: The Chinese Healing Arts Center provides information in the practice of ancient Chinese arts. Some of the classes/training includes acupuncture, Chinese herbs and martial arts.

Contact info: Chinese Healing Arts Center, 266 Smith Ave., Kingston, NY 12401; (845) 338-6045; http://www.qihealer.com

Euphoria Yoga Studio, Woodstock:  The Euphoria Yoga studio is an inviting, intimate sacred space in which the physical and mystical aspects of Yoga are practiced and explored.

Contact info: Euphoria Yoga Studio, 99 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498; (845) 679-6766; http://www.euphoriayoga.org

Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, Woodstock: KTD sits, quite literally, on top of Woodstock. It is a monastery dedicated to retreats, programs and community outreach initiatives that reflect Buddhist traditions and practices. Moreover, it is an important religious center for building understanding in Buddhist traditions across the nation. The complex is open to the public.

Contact info: Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, 335 Meads Mountain Road, Woodstock, NY 12498; (845) 679-5906; http://www.kagyu.org

The Living Seed, New Paltz: Located in New Paltz, the Living Seed focuses on teaching a variety of yoga styles in a non-competitive environment. Some of the features of the facility include a sauna, massage rooms, a boutique and a 2,500 square foot art gallery.

Contact info: The Living Seed Yoga Center, 521B Main Street (Route 299), New Paltz, NY 12561; (845) 255-8212; http://www.thelivingseed.com

Matagiri, a Center for the Evolution of Consciousness, Mount Tremper: Nestled in the Catskills, Matagiri caters to visitors in the art of meditation, contemplation and creativity. The center hosts lectures, workshops and more and offers an on-site library and meditation space.

Contact info: Matagiri, 1183 Wittenberg Road, Mount Tremper, NY 12457; (845) 679-5358; http://www.matagiri.org

Mid-Hudson Jung Society: The mission of the Mid-Hudson Jung Society is to carry on C.G. Jung’s vision through workshops, films and informational meetings, lectures and discussion groups. Jungian thinking reaches deep and far across the Hudson Valley, and this group has managed to snag some big names for presentations, such as James Hillman.

Contact info: Mid-Hudson Jung Society, 1171 Willowbrook Road, Clinton Corners, NY 12514; (845) 758-0523

Mirabi of Woodstock: Woodstock’s main spiritual bookstore was founded in 1987 and focuses on providing spiritual and holistic nourishment for the mind. In addition to the vast array of books, Mirabi also conducts guest lectures and discussions, such as Joseph Campbell’s Woodstock Years and Improving Energy Flow for Increased Longevity, hospice care for your pet and drumming circles, among others.

Contact info: Mirabai of Woodstock, 23 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY 12498; http://www.mirabai.com

The Moving Body, Woodstock: The studio opened in 1995 and offers private and group instruction in an array of yoga classes. Instruction is offered at all fitness levels in a non-competitive environment and includes Pilates and Gyrotonics. The classes focus on individual improvement.

Contact info: The Moving Body Fitness Studio, 276 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498; (845) 679-7715; http://www.themovingbody.com

Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Rhinebeck: The Omega Institute was founded in 1977 and has become the largest holistic learning center in the nation – the institute has an annual attendance of over 20,000 people. The main campus is located in Rhinebeck. Omega has evolved over the years; however, its mission has remained the same … to help people bring more meaning and vitality into their lives. The campus is open to the public.

Contact info: Omega Institute, 150 Lake Drive, Rhinebeck, NY 12572; (845) 266-4444 or (800) 944-1001; http://www.eomega.org

Shakti Yoga of Woodstock: The studio offers classes in a wide variety of yoga forms — traditional, yoga for kids, pre-natal and poolside — as well as other educational workshops. Classes are conducted for all skills levels in a non-competitive environment.

Contact info: Shakti Yoga, Woodstock, NY; (845)679-0706; http://www.shaktiyogawoodstock.com

WiseWomanCenter, Woodstock: The Wise Woman Center focuses on natural healing through herbal therapy, workshops and informational materials.

Contact info: The Wise Woman Center, P.O. Box 64, Woodstock, NY, USA, 12498; (845) 246-8081; http://www.susunweed.com

Wittenberg Center for Alternative Resources, Woodstock: The Wittenberg Center was founded in 1987 and is a non-governmental organization committed to “creating forums for the dissemination of information on Earth awareness.” The Center consults directly with the United Nations and has facilitated numerous programs and events, with key focus on religious freedom and cultural diversity.

Contact info: Wittenberg Center for Alternative Resources, 188 Wittenberg Road, Bearsville NY 12409; (845) 679-9764; http://www.wittenbergcenter.org

Woodstock Aikido: Woodstock Aikido offers all levels of training, including basic, advanced and children classes. Aikido is a Japanese martial art, involving throws and joint locks derived from Jujitsu and Kenjutsu and emphasizing non-combative resolution.

Contact info: At the Byrdcliffe Barn, Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY; (845) 679-8153; http://www.woodstockaikido.com

WoodstockYogaCenter, Woodstock: Woodstock Yoga offers basic, intermediate and advanced classes in a variety of yoga styles and fosters a non-competitive environment.

Contact info: Woodstock Yoga Center, 6 Deming Street, Woodstock, NY 12498; (845) 679-8700; www.woodstockyogacenter.com

Zen Mountain Monastery, Mount Tremper: Zen Mountain is an American Zen Buddhist monastery located in Mount Tremper. It was established in 1980 and offers daily schedules, special training retreats and classes focused on posture and breathing. Students can enroll in training full time or part time in residency or non-residents. The monastery is open to the public.

Contact info: Zen Mountain Monastery, P.O. Box 197, Mt. Tremper, NY 12457; (845) 688-2228; http://www.mro.org/zmm/zmmhome/index.html

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