Symposia Community Events – November 2013

$8 Yoga Class  Every 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 new environment for yoga practice: small classes, taught in a supportive, non-competitive manner, with individual attention.  Students will be gently guided through basic yoga postures, yogic breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques.

After the class, feel free to linger, have a cup of tea, chat.

Certified Yoga Instructor Carmen Rusu

For more information, contact Carmen:  201-805-1739 or


Just a Dream – Children’s book reading by Celeste Fillisetti on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 5 pm

Share a wonderful adventure with your children by reading them a book. Not only do they get a chance to experience all the wonders of their imagination, but more importantly they get the chance to spend precious time with you!

Just A Dream is a story of a young girl who has a hard time falling asleep. After she finally dozes off she encounters a Sleep Princess and the real adventure begins. Grace slowly started to get out of bed, and as she put one foot on the floor she stepped           on something. She looked to see what is was, and to her amazement…

To find out what Grace saw, please join Celeste from 5pm – 7pm.

Refreshments will be served!

For more information, contact Celeste Fillisetti at 973-986-6313


FREE Meditation for Stress Relief: Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique (IAMT) – Monday, Nov. 11 at 6 pm

 Meditation and yoga have been found to be effective tools in re-establishing inner balance, clarity and peace of mind. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a free class ($5 donations to cover costs) for a powerful meditation technique as taught by Amma, an internationally recognized humanitarian and spiritual teacher ( The IAM meditation technique offers an integration of gentle relaxation exercises with an effective and easy-to-practice meditation technique that can be comfortably performed by anyone in just 20 minutes. Benefits include:

*Reduce stress and anxiety

*Increase energy

*Reduce anger and frustration

*Improve health and well-being

*Increase productivity and efficiency

*Enjoy deeper connection with Self

Taught by (Shimona) Praseeda Singh, a trained meditation instructor qualified by Amma.

For more information visit


“Your Charming Child ” – Life Skills Workshops for Children – Sunday, Nov 24 from 4 to 6 pm

 Certified Etiquette Instructors Donna Bostany and Lisa Butowsky provide Etiquette Education to children ages 5-12, when they are most receptive to learning. Good manners create great impressions!  Being confident, courteous and compassionate gives your child a leg up in our competitive world.

Our workshops are fun and interactive while equipping your child with the tools needed for a lifetime of success!

Being comfortable and confident in any social situation can ease the fear and  awkwardness a child may feel.

Lessons include:  Welcoming Behaviors, Introductions, Showing Respect, Proper Behavior in Various Social Settings, Common Courtesies, Helping Behaviors, Being a Good Host & Good Guest, Interviewing Skills, Using Escalators/Elevators/Doors, Image & Clothing, Anti-Bullying Strategies and More!

For additional information and to register, please visit our website: or call Donna at 201-601-0305

Class size is limited to ensure personalized attention.

Special Autumn Rate of $99 for this Workshop (regularly $120)

Sibling Discounts and Referral Rewards available.
Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner – November 26 at 7 pm

Symposia invites you and your friends to its traditional night of music, good food and community sharing.

Symposia will provide the turkey. Please bring a dish and your stories to the table.

To reserve, call Carmen at 201-805-1739.


Guitar Circle – Every Thursday 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!

To register or for more info, contact Carlos at
PUPPETONIA – Puppet Shows for Babies and Toddlers

Since its inception, Puppetonia has taught children so much more than just their ABC’s and 123′s. The music and puppet shows incorporate important social skills, early academics, thinking skills, motor skills, and self-expression.

The music is fun and upbeat, and the children are encouraged to move to the rhythm, follow verbal instructions, practice sequential movements, and have a great time. And there are bubbles galore!

For a sample of our shows, check these links:


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10 and 11 am

BABY PUPPETONIA: Tue and Thur at 1.30 pm


Two new shows every week.

No reservation required.

For more info, call or text: (201) 805-1739

Email:  or visit

Puppet Yoga for Babies – Every Wednesday at 1.30 pm

PUPPETONIA is starting a new class for babies (5 weeks to crawling)

You will learn baby yoga techniques that will help with your infant’s sleep cycles, digestion and fussiness. Silly songs, toys, puppets, hugs, kisses and giggles make this a not to be missed class experience for you and your infant.

Gentle baby asanas and massages are also incorporated to help you learn how to calm and teach basic motor development to your baby. You will learn appropriate, therapeutic strokes for each area of the body, as well as ways to bring body awareness to your baby, without overstimulation.

Yoga practiced with your baby is a powerful way to connect with your new child and opportunity to join or create a community of new mothers and friends with similar goals and parenting styles.

Class taught by Carmen Rusu, Yoga Alliance and Karma Kids certified teacher.

Price: $15

Location: Symposia Bookstore, 510 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Register by text at 201-805-1739 or by email at

For more information, contact Carmen at 201-805-1739 or

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