Infuse your NYE with high vibes and intention. Scatter 2019 into the winds and clear space for magic and mystery in 2020. Psychotherapist and meditation teacher Ralph De La Rosa will curate a sacred space with a community shrine where you can declare your intentions for the new year while on an interactive, celebratory journey. We will use the power of our group energy to send blessings and love out to all beings in the world. May sanity and love prevail!
You are invited to bring any meaningful objects or crystals to place on the shrine for our ritual to supercharge the event for you (you'll take it home with you afterwards).
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.