You’re invited to a special Breslov event just for women on Sunday, February 26th at the JCC of Manhattan.
Azamra: Hearing the Song of Your Soul
An Afternoon of Self-Discovery with Healing Chassidic Meditation, Art and Music for women
Date: Sunday, February 26th Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Place: The JCC of Manhattan at 334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St, New York City
Come for a creative afternoon of Chassidic workshops based on the joyful wisdom of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. Experience the power of Chassidic meditation, art, and song. Uncover unique healing insights you can build on. Gain self-knowledge. Take home doable ideas for a personal spiritual practice that will work in your life.
Save money and reserve online now. Or call the JCC to register 646.505.5708 or Susie Kessler, Director of Makom at the JCC, directly. 646.505.5726
Online registration is $40 per person. Price at the door will be $50.
Beginners through advanced participants are welcome. Kosher snacks served.
Co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Center of Manhattan & Breslov Research Institute
Susie Kessler, Director of Makom: Meditation + Spirituality and Adult Support Programs at the JCC
Introduction to Azamra—Hearing the Song of Your Soul
An introductory talk on some of the unique psychospiritual concepts in Azamra, one of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov’s most well-known teachings. Preempting positive psychology and cognitive behavioral techniques by nearly 200 years, Rebbe Nachman’s foundational lesson describes the spiritual force of positive thought and action which compose our personal soul niggun (melody.) Through the experience of Azamra, we heal our relationship with the Creator, each other. and most significantly, our self. Chaya Rivka Zwolinski, program creator, presents this lesson.
Workshop 1—Azamra through Art
The act of visual creation is rooted in creative meditation. Making art can give us a new way in which to experience the hidden. In this experiential art program, you’ll explore your unique visual language through the creation of lines, color and “good” points. Dialoging with the image connects body and soul. A highlight of this program is when each woman’s art work is lovingly shared—you’ll be surprised what you discover. Artist and art therapist Atara Grenadir will facilitate this creative workshop.
Workshop 2—Hitbodedut from the Heart of Self
The Jewish meditation form called hitbodedut reveals the still, small voice within. You’ll experience a new kind of listening as you uncover your inner voice. Come to a deeper understanding of who you are and what you truly yearn for. Connect to the Divine. Let go of judgment as well as emotional or physical blockages, and make room for healing and joy. Learn the Oy breath, and an authentic Jewish “mantra.” Includes discussion, guided visualization, breath work, and doable steps to take home. Chaya Rivka Zwolinski will facilitate this inspirational workshop
Music is possibly the most sublime form of dvekut (spiritual connection.) It can soothe, uplift, and make us soar. Rebbe Nachman encourages each person to experience song as a joyful, playful, soul-healing experience. We’ll learn the importance of niggun to Chassidic contemplation and the spiritual experience. Singing and dancing is encouraged! Choir leader Fraidy Katz will delight us with her musical artistry and teach us traditional and modern Chassidic songs in this delightful workshop.