Shabbat from the Inside Out
Yoga and Meditation for the Jewish Spirit
What is it like to experience Shabbat peace and rest in your body and mind?
Using gentle yoga postures, breathe and simple meditation we will explore the spaciousness of a Shabbat late summer afternoon.
No previous yoga or meditation experience is necessary. Just an open and curious mind and heart. Wear loose fitting clothing. Bring a yoga mat or meditation cushion if you have one.
Shelley Levine and Larry Schwartz
Shelley teaches Yoga for the Jewish Spirit at Romemu in NYC, the Jewish Meditation Center of Montclair, NJ and leads workshops and sessions at the JCC Manhattan, LimmudNY, for various synagogues and organizations in the US as well as Israel. She provides therapeutic yoga sessions for chronic pain and trauma at the VA Medical Center in East Orange, NJ. Shelley is a graduate of the Yoga and Jewish Spirituality Teacher Training and Yoga Teacher Training. She is currently enrolled in the Viniyoga Association of America therapeutic yoga training. Shelley has practiced yoga for over 15 years, has a BS in nursing and an MBA in healthcare management and worked as a healthcare advocate for vulnerable seniors for many years.
Larry Schwartz is the Chair of the Board of the Institute of Jewish Spiritually an organization that teaches rabbis,cantors, educators and leaders various Jewish practices including Jewish meditation, Chassidic texts, exploration into davening among others. He recently retired from his business to spend more time working on the Institute and to study and teach Jewish mindfulness. He started a Jewish Meditation Center of Montclair New Jersey and teaches meditation at Makom at the JCC and at Romemu in NYC as well as a public elementary school in Montclair NJ. Larry is also currently taking classes as a non-matriculating student at JTS in the Rabbinical School.