There is no cost for classes, events and retreats at IMC. Donations are welcome. No pre-registration is required unless otherwise stated.

For a calendar of retreats and all other events at IMC, see the IMC Calendar

Buddhism and yoga share the intention of training the body, mind and heart in awareness, wisdom and compassion. Hatha yoga is a meditation practice in its own right, and it is also a beneficial preparation for seated meditation. Yoga helps focus and calm the mind, enhances breath and overall body awareness, and develops the physical flexibility and strength which help us to sit in meditation with greater ease.

Suitable for all levels. You don't need to be flexible to do yoga, or have a particular body type. You only need to be as you are. Yoga is about listening to your body, and compassionately and wisely respecting your capabilities.

Upcoming Events

  • Yoga and Meditation Half-Day Retreat

    Saturday, October 25 2014, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

    In this retreat we will develop a continuity of awareness in movement and in stillness. Our focus will be on the first three foundations of mindfulness: mindfulness of the body, of feelings or sensations, and of mental processes. We will integrate guided and silent meditation, moving meditation (yoga poses), breath work, and relaxation, and let the synergy of these practices inform and deepen one another to open heart and mind.

    The retreat is appropriate for beginners to either yoga or meditation as well as more experienced yogis and meditators. You do not have to be flexible to do yoga, nor to have a particular body type – you need only to be as you are. We will do simple seated, reclining, and standing movements. Yoga mats are available, but please bring your own if you have one, along with a large towel.

    Terry Lesser’s biography

  • Thanksgiving Morning Yoga and Meditation

    Thursday, November 27, 2014, 8:30 am – 10:30 am

    Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary.

  • Yoga and Meditation Half-Day Retreat

    Saturday, January 3, 2015, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

    After the busyness and external focus that often accompanies the holidays, this mini-retreat offers a quiet and grounding place where we can slow down, deepen our meditation, connect with our bodies, and perhaps help clarify what is important for the coming year.

    Appropriate for beginners and experienced yogis and meditators – you don’t need to be flexible to do yoga; you only need to be as you are. Bring a large towel and a yoga mat if you have one, otherwise mats are available for your use.

    Terry Lesser’s biography

Ongoing Events

Monday Evening Yoga

Every Monday, 6:30 - 7:15 pm
Join us for yoga before our evening sitting and talk. Bring a large towel and sticky mat, if you have one. Taught by Terry Lesser.

Thursday Morning Yoga & Sitting Meditation

Every Thursday, 8:30 - 10:30 am

We begin with 1-1/2 hours of yoga followed by a break and silent sitting meditation. Each session uses a variety of asanas (poses) to strengthen and stretch the body, develop balance and deepen mindfulness. Beginners are always welcome. The class is a mixed level and everyone is encouraged to work in accordance with their own needs and abilities. Bring a large towel and sticky mat, if you have one. Taught by Terry Lesser.

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