This is our yoga:

“The blessedness of waiting is lost on those who cannot wait, and the fulfillment of promise is never theirs. They want quick answers to the deepest questions of life and miss the value of those times of anxious waiting, seeking with patient uncertainties until the answers come. They lose the moment when the answers are revealed in dazzling clarity. The greatest, the deepest, the most tender experiences in all the world demand patient waiting.”

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer

 

December at Trillium

 

We hope all are healthy and safe in these trying COVID times. 

We have some exciting news. Work begins November 30 on several needed improvements to our entrance. Commercial grade gutters will be installed to take water and ice away. New concrete will be poured in front of the door, creating an incline which will improve wheel chair access. The walls will be re-constructed to improve support for the door. We will also add a handrail.

Pease note: For the next couple of weeks, healing arts practitioners, their clients, and Tai Chi students will need to enter the building through the Community Center breezeway doors. 

Because of the increasing numbers of COVID cases in the North Country, in New York, and through out the entire country, the Trillium Board of Directors has taken the decision to remain closed for in person yoga classes. We will revisit this decision in the spring, or when the science and health officials deem in person classes to be safe.

Please know that we miss all of you and we dearly miss gathering together at Trillium. There is a certain kind of magic afoot when we practice together in our beloved yoga room. We are heartened by the news of effective vaccines on the horizon and look forward to the time when they are widely available.

In the mean time, Zoom classes will continue to be offered and we have reduced our drop-in rate to $10.

Please note our current class registration procedures:

  • All students must pre-register at least 30 minutes before each Zoom class by emailing the teacher.
  • Students using class cards will have their registration confirmed via email.
  • Drop-in students need to pay for each class at least 30 minutes before the start on class on our web store.
  • All students will be sent an invitation by the teacher, once registration has been accomplished.

In addition, please note:

Students with current class cards may continue to use them. However, sale of new class cards has been suspended until we re-open.

Current class cards will continue to be honored now and when Trillium re-opens. Once we are open we will set a time limit for class card use. If you have questions about how many classes are left on your card, contact trilliumwelnesspotsdam@gmail.com or ask your teacher.

The full library of Trillium FB live classes will remain on our FB page. We want to be sure everyone has access to our offerings regardless of ability to pay or to show up at a particular time.

CLASSES,  November 30 – December 6

Monday, November 30
9:00 am – 10:30 am – Dynamic Gentle Yoga with Terry de la Vega, email Terry at; theyoganp@gmail.com 

Tuesday, December 1
11:15 am – 12:15 pm – Tai Chi Basics  with Sean Boutin, North Country Tai Chi 
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Intermediate Tai Chi with Sean Boutin, North Country Tai Chi

Wednesday, December 2
7:30 am – 8:30 am – Yoga For Strength and Stability with Jen McDonald email Jen at: jsmdpt@gmail.com 
5:30 pm – 6:45 pm – Dynamic Gentle Yoga with Terry de la Vega, email Terry at; theyoganp@gmail.com 

Thursday, December 3
11:15 am – 12:15 pm – Tai Chi Basics with Sean Boutin, North Country Tai Chi 
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm – Intermediate Tai Chi with Sean Boutin, North Country Tai Chi 

Saturday, December 5
8:00 am – 9:00 am –  Iyengar Yoga with Mary Page Watts, email Mary Page at: marypagewatts@gmail.com 

Sunday, December 6
3:55 pm – 4:30 pm –  Sound Bath with Becky Harblin, live, on Becky’s FB Page, recorded on Trillium’s FB page any time.

A special word for healing arts practitioners in the Potsdam area:

Are you looking for a home for your individual healing arts practice, such as massage therapy or mental health counseling? Trillium has space for full time and part time independent practitioners. One room is available for full time, exclusive use and another for full or half time shared use. Contact Terry, theyoganp@gmail.com for more information.

Please note: Massage therapist, Clara Fargo, LMT, will be off for a couple of weeks, until mid December. 

HEALING ARTS 

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. 

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

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. 

Namaste,
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:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

You may enjoy reading an excellent article, written from a yogic and public health perspective, Yoga International:
https://yogainternational.com/article/view/a-yogic-approach-to-public-health-in-the-time-of-coronavirus