Wednesday Dec 11th, 10am - 5pm
The New York Open Center offers holistically-based educational programs to create positive transformation in individuals and the world. The New York Open Center was founded in 1984 with the intention of creating a forum for a new generation of seekers. Our founders felt there was an abundance of excellent spiritual teachers and practitioners in the New York City area without a physical space or destination in which to practice. With an event on the evening of January 13, 1984, the New York Open Center was born. The initial focus of the center was on spiritual values but the mission quickly expanded to include how our values and intentions lead us to participate in the wider world. Since then, the New York Open Center has evolved into an urban destination for holistic learning, personal development, professional advancement and enrichment. Programs are offered in spiritual inquiry and practice, psychology and self-development, holistic health, bodywork, movement and yoga, arts and creativity. The center also features concerts, performances and other special events. The Open Center is dedicated to making these educational and enriching opportunities available to anyone anywhere through online learning initiatives. Today, the New York Open Center presents more than 300 programs of exceptional depth and integrity to audiences totaling more than 10,000 annually.
The course was extremely helpful in reframing how we see stress. The instructor, Priti was so wonderful and made me feel heard and seen. Her good cheer and positive energy was infectious. I’d highly recommend this course. My only complaint is that it was only 3 sessions, once a week. I’d have liked there to be at least 2 sessions a week!
Informative and very interesting. I recommend for anyone interested in alternatives to traditional medicine. I love this plant and believe in the science. the samples we took home were ample. I've been using the lotion on some sore spots where i think i'm developing arthritis. Whether real or psychosomatic, i have relief. i was concerned about sitting in a class for all those hours but it went by quickly -- which means the content was interesting and the class was well paced.
I had a wonderful experience with the gong bath. I felt my left side of the body letting go. The only thing I found distracting was the rapid heavy breather near me. Unfortunately the gong couldn't drown out his noise (even though the gong was loud enough to drown out the traffic outside!). But I tried to ignore him and just focus on the sound of the gongs.
Informative, thought provoking, peaceful, and fun. An incredible way to spend the day.
Roger is a wealth of information. Inspirational!
First improv class and it was super fun! Looking into doing more improv now after taking the course
interesting, relaxing, and fun class, gives you many moments to understand the human body and to be more fluid.
This was my first course with Course Horse. I was optimistic and looking forward to this day after reading the course title and description. I paid a babysitter for the day to care for my 3 little ones. I reserved my Uber early to make sure I was on time. The facility is beautiful! The gift/book shop cafe is so well kept and cozy. The actual workshop started ok. I was disappointed to see that there were only six other women registered for this course. The instructor began his lecture, reminded me of my study hall college days. I took out my pad and tried taking notes, but found it very difficult to follow. First, the presenter just seemed to be rambling on and sidetracking. In addition, the street noise was unbearable as the windows were kept wide open. The instructor then began a 25-minute guided meditation, which was good. However, the lights were on. I’ve meditated many times, but never with the lights on. We then spoke about our meditation experience for about 20 minutes. Then again we did another 25 minute meditation. This did not make sense to me. We then went to lunch and came back to an extremely dense 15-slide, or so, PPT which the instructor read to us word for word. I have 2 masters and have been a teacher for over 16 years. I felt like I needed a PHD in neuroscience to understand this presentation. He went over every minute detail of the brain’s composition. It was impossible for me to process all of this. The final portion was a 40 minute meditation. I could not take it anymore and left before commencing. The presenter was clearly knowledgeable; however, there was a huge discrepancy between the course description and the actual workshop. Aside from the first meditation, I do not feel that I gained practical knowledge that I can apply to my life to improve my mood, mind and overall wellness. I’m very disappointed. I’m out $150 for the course, $120 for childcare, $60 for transportation and I lost a day with my family.
I taught it was a very good class
Wonderful experience ! No judgement very warm people.
Wednesday Dec 11th, 10am - 5pm
Thursday Dec 12th, 6pm - 7:30pm
Friday Dec 13th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Friday Dec 13th, 7pm - 10pm
Friday Dec 13th, 7pm - 9pm
Saturday Dec 14th, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday Dec 21st, 7pm - 10pm
Friday Jan 3rd, 7pm - 8:30pm
Friday Jan 3rd, 7pm - 9pm
Saturday Jan 4th, 10am - 5pm
Sunday Jan 5th, 10am - 5:30pm
Tuesday Jan 7th, 6pm - 7:45pm
Wednesday Jan 8th, 8pm - 10pm
Thursday Jan 9th, 6pm - 7:45pm
Thursday Jan 9th, 8pm - 9:30pm
Thursday Jan 9th, 8pm - 10pm
Friday Jan 10th, 7pm - 9pm
Friday Jan 10th, 7pm - 9:30pm
Saturday Jan 11th, 9:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday Jan 11th, 10am - 5:30pm