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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. Join us.

Upcoming Events


  • Thanksgiving Morning Yoga and Meditation – November 22, 8:30-10:30

    The morning offers a peaceful start to Thanksgiving Day, and invites us to reflect on our good fortune. Having the opportunity to come together in stillness and movement at IMC is one of our many blessings. We will play with a variety of yoga poses to focus and calm the mind, enhance breath and overall awareness, and invite our bodies to experience a full range of movement. The morning is appropriate for both beginners and experienced yogis. Everyone is participates in accordance with their own needs and abilities. As always in our classes at IMC, we let go of ideas of what we should or shouldn’t be able to do, appreciating ourselves as we are, right now.

    Led by Terry Lesser, who has been teaching weekly classes and retreats at IMC since 1995.  Yoga mats are available or bring your own. A large towel is helpful to bring.

Ongoing Events


Monday Evening Yoga

Every Monday, 6:15 - 7:00 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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