Symposia Community Events – February 2012

Improve Your Life Through Meditation – Mondays at 7 pm

Learning to Let Go of Bad Habits
We all have habits we consider ‘bad’ or unhealthy, even destructive. We don’t seemingly want to do them, but do them anyway, as if we are trapped. Buddha’s astounding insights into the mind gives us the tools to understand how and why we create compulsive patterns of behavior, and consequently how we can let go of them and create the meaningful and joyful life that we actually want.

Jan 30                                   Understanding Ourselves: Why We Develop Bad Habits

 Feb 6              Uprooting the Psychology of Addiction
Feb 13            Freedom from Compulsion
Feb 20            Forgiving Yourself and Others
Feb 27            Overcoming our Self-sabotaging Tendencies

Classes are suitable for both beginners and more advanced meditation practitioners, and emphasize how to meditate and practice in our urban environment.
Please note: Classes are given as a series, but can be taken individually. Please feel free to drop in on a class-by-class basis. Classes are held every week unless otherwise stated.
No pre-registration required – $10 per class
Fore more information, contact Justine Volesko at

  Free Yoga Classes at Symposia Bookstore – Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 pm

Have you always shied away from Yoga because you thought you weren’t very flexible?
 Symposia is now opening its doors to a totally new environment for yoga practice: small classes, taught in a supportive, non-competitive manner, with lots of individual attention.  Students will be gently guided through basic yoga postures, yogic breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques.
Certified Yoga Instructor Carmen Rusu
Pre-registration is required by phone, 201-805-1739 or
        by email:
Lovefest – Feb. 9 at 7 pm
Come celebrate LOVE with us at Symposia at our annual Valentine’s Day Party!
Bring some delicious food to share, as well as some thoughts on what love means to you. It could be anything – a favorite poem, a drawing, a photograph, a craft, a song, a story, or a talent. Let us know how love has impacted your life, and why you couldn’t imagine living life without it!!!
For more information, call Carmen at 201-805-1739 or write to
Partener Yoga – Feb. 10 at 7 pm
Connecting on a Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Level
This Valentine’s Day, learn to share Yoga poses with your partner, friend, lover, or even close gym buddy!
Couples’ Yoga creates a bond between partners that facilitates strength, flexibility, intimacy, and trust! It’s a fun way to experience exercise in a whole new way — especially for people who don’t like hanging out at the gym!
Bring comfortable clothes. All the props are provided.

Certified Yoga instructors Gail Zikri and Carmen Rusu

Cost: $15 per couple

 Guitar Circle – every Wednesday at 8.30 pm
Come jam with local guitar players in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Share your favorite songs and learn new ones. All playing levels and styles are welcome!
For more info, contact Carlos at
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