Monday, December 31st -- Releasing to Receive: NYE Ritual + Celebration
With Ralph De La Rosa
7pm - 9pm
Infuse your NYE with supercharged intentions and high vibes. Author and meditation teacher Ralph De La Rosa will curate an inspired and sacred space and guide the group on an interactive journey of what’d we’d like to release in the last hours of 2018, and what we’d like to receive as we step into 2019.
Ralph De La Rosa is the author of The Monkey Is the Messenger: Meditation & What Your Busy Mind Is Trying to Tell You. His work has been featured in CNN, GQ, SELF, Women’s Health, and many other publications and podcasts. He's was named amongst Sonima's "Next Generation of Meditation Teachers." Ralph is a therapist in private practice in NYC. He specializes in early childhood traumas, anxiety, depression, and intimacy issues. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Services. He is trained in trauma-focused therapies, and he incorporates psychoanalytic, Internal Family Systems, somatic, and mindfulness-based approaches. Ralph began practicing meditation in 1996 and has taught meditation since 2008. He was a student of Amma's for 16 years and began studying Buddhism in 2005. His teaching style has been described as, “Utterly honest, raw, and relatable.” (Lila Donnollo, Horizontal with Lila podcast) Ralph himself is a depression, PTSD, and addiction survivor. His work is inspired by the tremendous transformation he has experienced through meditation, yoga, and therapy. You can listen to (or read) his story on the Embodied Philosophy podcast episode, "Inside One Teacher’s Journey From Darkness to Light.” Ralph is a musician and storyteller. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his two cats, Emma Goldman, and Henry Lee.