Wellness Seminar Series



Our ongoing monthly wellness series can help empower you to make healthier lifestyle choices

Seminars are usually held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7PM.
Free for Ridgewood Y members and always open to all.

VIRTUAL OPTION IS AVAILABLE, click here to join.

Overcoming Insomnia with Rosemily Feliz

CANCELED Wednesday, September 20
7:00 PM

This event has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Environmental Toxins and Your Health with Rosemily Feliz

Wednesday, October 11

You may be surprised to learn that environmental toxins are more widespread than pollution and pesticides. In fact, we unwittingly come into contact with dangerous chemicals through cosmetics and food additives. Because of this constant exposure to environmental toxins, more and more people are suffering from chronic diseases. These illnesses leave them in a nearly continuous state of exhaustion, mental fogginess, anxiety, and physical pain, among many other symptoms. In fact, studies show that an alarming 90% of cancers are caused by environmental factors!

Join this event to learn which ingredients to avoid, the shocking places they’re found, and safer alternatives to protect yourself and your family.

Vitality Coach Rosemily Feliz draws on her expertise as she works with you to uncover limiting beliefs and replace them with empowering ones, identify places to make lifestyle changes, and encourages you to choose health-promoting habits that produce real and lasting results. 

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation with Joe Schmidt

Wednesday, November 8

Mindfulness meditation is the practice of paying close attention to our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and actions with kindness and without judgement. It can effectively enhance our understanding of how thoughts and actions create stress and impact our quality of life. Over time, we can develop our innate capacity to live with more clarity, openness, and joy.

Mindfulness coach Joe Schmidt will introduce you techniques and guide you through meditations while helping you to implement these powerful practices into your thoughts and lives.

Joe Schmidt is Co-Founder of New York Insight Meditation Center where he was the Executive Director for over ten years. In addition to having worked as a psychotherapist, hospital chaplain, and schoolteacher in India, he has also worked extensively with corporate and non-profit organizations. Joe holds a Masters degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Asian Studies. He earned a Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Professionals and completed two years of chaplaincy training with the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care.