“Lift up your hearts. Each new hour holds new chances for new beginnings.” 
Maya Angelou


July at Trillium

We continue to monitor the public health recommendations about the safety of re-opening Trillium. We look forward to the day we can open our doors to all.

In the meantime, we invite you to take advantage of our virtual classes. In the next few weeks, all classes will switch to the Zoom interactive platform and we will gradually add new classes. When the switch is made, most of the previously recorded FB classes will be available for a few weeks, though eventually they will be taken down. The Board of Directors has decided that in order for Trillium to be sustainable, we now need to charge for our Zoom class offerings. 


In accordance with the north country’s Phase 3 reopening status, some Healing Arts practitioners are preparing to return to providing individual services at Trillium.

In compliance with CDC and NYS health and safety guidelines for practitioners and clients, we have instituted cleaning, sanitizing, and social distancing procedures. They will be prominently posted at Trillium. 

1. Masks will be worn at all times by practitioners and clients.
2. Practitioners will sanitize after each client: wash hands, change sheets, disinfect treatment tables, chairs, supplies for treatment, and door handles.
3. There is no waiting in the building.  Clients will park on the street and text practitioners upon arrival.  Practitioners will text the clients when they are ready for them to enter the building. Practitioners will meet clients at the building entrance door.
4. Clients are advised to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer before and after Healing Arts appointments. 


Last week, we sent a survey to the Trillium community to ask about class preferences. So far, 35 people have responded. We thank you. Here are some highlights of what you had to say:

70% are interested in attending Zoom classes.
65% would consider taking an out door class.
You like a wide variety of classes, about 25% each: Vinyasa, Gentle, and Hatha.
Morning and evening classes are the most popular times. We had one comment for early morning, 5:30 or 6:00 am.
65% would like to use class cards.
25% would like to use PayPal for drop in payments.

Some of you would have liked to check more than one answer. Thank you for adding your comments.

If you have not taken the survey yet, please do so now: TAKE OUR SURVEY HERE

Next week, we will share our expanded schedule and let you how to access classes via zoom, and how to pay for classes. We will make class cards available as well as the drop in option.

We are grateful to all who have sent donations as a thank you for the free classes offered by our teachers. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, we welcome your donations. If you are able, please consider sending a Community Yoga, $5 – $10, donation per class. You may either send a check to Trillium Wellness Center, 42 1/2 Elm Street, Potsdam, NY, or use your credit/debit card at our web store

For students who have previously purchased a class card, be assured that they will be honored for Zoom classes and once Trillium re-opens for in person classes. 

Here is our current schedule of live class. Zoom classes are interactive and are not recorded. FB page classes are available live at the times noted below and recordings are available any time on the Trillium FB page.

June 28- July 5

Sunday, June 28, 4:00 PM – Sacred Rest, Yoga Nidra with Terry de la Vega

Tuesday, June 30, 7:00 PM – Meditation with Theresa Scott, Email Theresa for an invitation to this Zoom class.

Wednesday, July 1, 8:00 AM – Iyengar Yoga with Mary Page Watts 

Thursday, July 2, 7:30 AM – Rise and Shine Yoga with Jen McDonald

Friday, July 3, 9:00 AM – Dynamic Gentle Yoga with Terry de la Vega

Sunday, July 5:00 PM – Sound Bath with Becky Harblin


Yoga Nidra with Sound Bath ; see below.  

Just For You

While our classes are on hiatus, and most of us are house bound, we plan to post a variety of meditations and yoga classes for you to enjoy. We hope these offerings will keep you connected to your Trillium community and will keep us connected to you. If you have any questions or suggestions, please email me, theyognp@gmail.com. Namaste, Terry de la Vega

The first is a Yoga Nidra/Sound Bath, recorded at Trillium. Find a quiet time and place, for about a half an hour. You may lie down on the floor, supported with blankets and pillow, or you may sit in a comfortable reclining chair. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy. 

Listen to Yoga Nidra Meditation and Sound Bath

by Terry de la Vega and Becky Harblin

On Monday, March 16, the Trillium board took the decision to suspend classes and workshops for the next three weeks. We took this action in order to comply with the current emergency safety measures taken by Gov. Cuomo. Time is of the essence to contain the coronavirus. If closing Trillium can help stop the spread of the virus, we believe it is the right thing to do.

Individuals may continue to seek Healing Arts services remotely, including Reiki and counseling. Individual practitioners are available via email and phone to schedule appointments.

Updates will be posted here and on our FB page. Please check back regularly. OK, everybody, be well, and enjoy this time of nowhere to go, nothing to do. 

Trillium Wellness Center Board of Directors
Email us at: trilliumwellnesspotsdam@gmail.com
Terry de la Vega, NP, CYNPatti Mason, Kimberly Newman and Sarah Pickard 

Please listen to science based experts, such as Dr Anthony Fauci, Director of the US National Institute of Allergies and Infectious diseases for accurate information. The CDC has a wealth of information about coronavirus:

You may enjoy reading an excellent article, written from a yogic and public health perspective, Yoga International: