Monthly Open Level Meditation
to Jun 25

Monthly Open Level Meditation

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Take a deep breath in…yes now…and exhale. How do you feel? Meditation is all about the breath, stress relief and finding your inner truth.

What to expect: This educational meditation experience, facilitated by Jessica Fumasoli, will feature guided meditations and gentle movements to help release tension, clear the mind, connect to the calm and peace within. 

When we come together to practice meditation we express our gratitude for the present moment and may come away feeling grounded and uplifted.

Fourth Tuesday of each Month @ 7:30-8:30pm

January 22nd
February 26th
March 26th
April 23rd
May 28th
June 25th
Register for the full series or for a single class:

Monthly Meditation Group
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Annual Meeting: Open House & Community Gathering
1:45 PM13:45

Annual Meeting: Open House & Community Gathering

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To All CQY Community Members and Collaborators: You’re invited to meet and greet our founding Board of Directors at our annual meeting.

We’ve all been busy working on individual and group projects so we thought it would be fun to bring the whole team together in one room!

It will be a chance for you to connect with fellow practitioners, volunteers and coordinators who have been an essential part of visibility in the community and who have showcased CQY's mission through program collaboration. 

Plus CQY board members will provide light potlatch refreshments for all to enjoy, so register today and join our conversation on where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re goin in 2019!

When: Saturday February 2, 2019 from 12:15-3:30 pm (board meeting will conclude at 1:30pm)

Where: First Baptist Church of White Plains (Wilson House)

            456 North Street, White Plains, NY 10605

Click RSVP by January 31st

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Chakra Workshop # 1 *POSTPONED*
2:30 PM14:30

Chakra Workshop # 1 *POSTPONED*

Chakra Workshop


Join us in our first workshop of an 8 part series on the Chakra System: January 26th 2:30-5pm

The chakras, or “wheels of energy” are each associated with individual parts of the spine and surrounding body parts. In this series we will journey to each chakra and learn how their symbology can support you in your every day life.

In this workshop series, you will learn practices to help you connect with your inner energy of the Chakras. Starting with the root chakra we will connect to mother earth, the inner child, the feeling of safety and primal survival.

Jessica Fumasoli and Cristina Ortiz will co-lead this workshop, sharing the teachings we’ve received on our own healing journeys in order to help you along with yours!

Sat Nam!

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Mixed Level Meditation Class
6:15 PM18:15

Mixed Level Meditation Class

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Take a deep breath in…yes now…and exhale. How do you feel? Meditation is all about the breath, stress relief and finding your inner truth.

This meditation class, guided by Jessica Fumasoli, will feature a movement sequence and a 40-45 guided meditation to help release tension, clear the mind, connect to the calm and peace within.  We practice to express our gratitude for the present moment. 

Please bring a mat, blanket, or cushion for sessions.

Suggested donations of $20-25 are greatly appreciated.

No one will be turned away from this meditation class for lack of funds, so please reach out to discuss tuition waivers and barter options at

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Holistic Network Gathering
6:30 PM18:30

Holistic Network Gathering

This educational lecture is great for anyone new or seasoned in astrology, psychotherapy and/or the wholistic community at large!

Learn about:

The Marriage of Psychotherapy & Astrology: A match literally made in ‘Heaven.’

Come discover & understand how natal astrological factors can identify and highlight issues and strengths that clients bring to seeking Psychotherapy & Counseling services. Come also to understand how these ‘universe granted energy potentialities’ can be used to validate client experiences, and empower & open up new life possibilities that are in synch with native energy proclivities and more inherently fulfilling. 

This lecture will provide an overview of astrological factors (i.e. signs, planets, aspects) and present and discuss anecdotal experiences of work with clients that illustrate the Astrological & Counseling principles employed by Mr. Ellis and Ms. Pluhar in providing professional services to clients in their respective practices.

About the Presenters:

Alan Ellis, LCSW is an intuitive Astrologer, Psychotherapist & Coach in White Plains. A long-time Astrologer and Buddhist practitioner, Alan integrates Astrological, Psychodynamic and Coaching principles in his work with clients. Alan helps facilitate individual RePotentializationby identifying potentialities revealed by natal astrological data, and engaging clients in the process of opening their lives to effectively use and integrate these 'natural resources' for enhanced life fulfillment and spiritual development.

Madeleine Pluhar LICSW

With over 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist for adults, Madeleine has enjoyed working across gender identifications, cultural diversity and sexual orientations. She incorporates astrology to validate your soul journey, as an individual or couple, and empower you to change. Her goal is that each session causes movement in your life, ensuring the transformation you are seeking.

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Astrology and the 2018 Election
6:30 PM18:30

Astrology and the 2018 Election

Networking starts 6:30
Formal meeting at 7 PM 

We're at a historical turning point in American democracy - a time when women candidates and voters are taking leadership roles. 

Come and hear what astrologers Jenni Stone and Pamela Cucinell have to say about the cosmic timing of this November's election.

Will the Venus retrograde affect the turnout?
Will Uranus, symbolic of change and revolution, produce more surprises?
Is Pluto (symbolic of power and irrevocable transformation) helping us to fight autocrat leadership and the authority of oppressors?

Tickets: $0-$10

Astrology has answers:
- it helped Julius Caesar to win battles
- Walt Disney to launch his theme parks
- Reagan to become the Teflon President
- Benjamin Franklin to choose the date of inauguration for the United States 
- and J.P, Morgan to build a financial empire.

About the Presenters: 
More about Pamela Cucinell at

Jenni Stone can be found at her Facebook page Jenni Stone Astrology

Moderated by Cathy Lipsky of IxChel Center and Cristina Ortiz from Create QuanYin Institute

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Autumn Equinox Kirtan & Chanting
5:00 PM17:00

Autumn Equinox Kirtan & Chanting

Join together to lift up your voice and connect to the change of season. Create QuanYin Institute is offering our first Kirtan & Chant gathering in honor of the Autumn Equinox.

Chants will be led in sanskrit and english by Michelle Levy of Windcatchers, Nada Khader a chanting practitioner, and CQY Founder Cristina Ortiz.  Once our voices are warmed up we will experience Ananda Marga Kirtana and end with a creative closing. 

Proceeds of the Equinox gathering support Create QuanYin Institute's start up program offerings for high risk individuals and families in need. 

The exchange for this offering is on a sliding scale. All are welcome to attend and no one is turned away for lack of money. Early registration at the link below is greatly appreciated. 

The event will be held at WESPAC  77 Tarrytown Road in White Plains, through the upper level parking lot.  


Register online through paypal:

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3:30 PM15:30

Wholistic Peace Forum

Community advocates, wholistic practitioners, teachers, healers & seekers of all ages! Please join us express your voice on community issues, and best practices for bringing healing and resilience to our local community.

Join us at a collaborative monthly meeting to build bridges between healing arts and social activism.

Exchange: Free participation or donations accepted as you feel called.


Location: Ixchel Center, 42 Wilson Street, Hartsdale.

Parking: Parking Lot entrance is on CENTRAL AVENUE, right next to Fantasy Cuisine 20 N Central Ave, Hartsdale OR metered street parking.

Public Transit: To Hartsdale train station

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