This is our yoga:

‘”If you have come to help me you are wasting your time. If you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”  
This quote is 
often attributed to Lilla Watson. Dr Watson has always said that she was not comfortable being credited for something that had been born of a collective process. She prefers that the words be credited “Aboriginal activists group Queensland, 1970s.”     


October at Trillium

New York State has designated safety guidelines enabling gyms and fitness centers who comply to open. This is great news for Trillium. During the month of September, we will be putting practices in place to allow us to offer in person classes. Stay tuned for more information.

Community Yoga  has been put on hold for now. We are working out the logistics of moving indoors and we will announce the dates when we are ready.

Zoom classes: 
Students will pre-register before each Zoom class and will be sent an invitation by the teacher before the class start time.
To drop-in, pre-register at least 30 minutes before the start on class on our web store.
Students with class cards will preregister by emailing the teacher at least 30 minutes before the class. 
Pre-registration and pre-payment of $15 must be completed at least 30 minutes before the start of class.

CLASSES,  October 18 – October 25

Sunday, October 18
3:55 pm – 4:30 pm – Sound Bath with Becky Harblin, live on her FB page, recorded on the Trillium FB page.

Monday, October 19
9:00 am – 10:30 am – Dynamic Gentle Yoga with Terry de la Vega, email Terry at;
5:30 pm – 6:45 pm –  Dynamic Gentle Yoga with Terry de la Vega, email Terry at:, will not meet today and has been cancelled at this time. Class will move to Wednesdays at 5:30 pm on October 28. 

Tuesday, October 20
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, October 21
7:30 am – 8:30 am – Yoga For Strength and Stability with Jen McDonald email Jen at: 

Thursday, October 22
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
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm –  Iyengar Yoga with Mary Page Watts, email Mary Page at:

Sunday, October 25
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Sacred Rest Yoga Nidra with Terry de la Vega, live on Trillium’s FB page. 


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, 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:
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: