Mindfulness for the New Year
The practice of mindfulness can help us slow down and expand our self-awareness, which are essential components of spiritual work. Join meditation teacher Yael Shy, BJ’s Rabbi Shuli Passow, and fellow 20s and 30s for a workshop using Jewish wisdom and mindfulness meditation to prepare our hearts and souls for Rosh Hashanah and the year ahead.
All are welcome; no experience with meditation or Jewish texts is necessary.
It is important to us that we compensate our outside presenters. In turn, admission for this program is pay what you can. We recognize that not everyone is able to contribute at this time; that is okay! You are still welcome!
Rabbi Shuli Passow is the director of community engagement at B’nai Jeshurun, and has ;nearly two decades of experience teaching, organizing and working in the Jewish community. She is passionate about using the tools and wisdom of Jewish spiritual tradition to build strong and healthy communities, and to help make our lives richer and more meaningful.
Yael’s life’s purpose is to support people and collectives with mindfulness and meditation tools to help them uncover their innate capacity for growth and their inherent worthiness. Shes teach classes, give workshops and talks, and lead individuals and teams in the transformative power of meditation and mindfulness. She has over a decade of teaching and consulting experience and nearly 20 years of meditation practice experience in Zen, Jewish, and secular contexts.
Yael has particular expertise in the following areas:
Times of change and transition
The challenges and opportunities of young adulthood, 20’s and 30’s
Yael is the author of the award-winning book, What Now? Meditation for Your Twenties and Beyond (Parallax, 2017) and the Founder and Director of MindfulNYU, the largest campus-based mindfulness initiative in the country. She has been featured on Good Morning America, CBS News, and Fox 5 News, as well as in Time Magazine, Real Simple and the Harvard Business Review. She teaches and consults on mindfulness for MNDFL, the Ten Percent Happier app, and for universities, corporations, and private clients around the world.