Join this inclusive class that weaves together gentle yoga/chi kung and guided relational meditation exercises. Relational meditation uses mindfulness of breathing, eye-contact, and compassion meditation to help people connect, promoting deep listening, presence and open heartedness. 9/12: Basic Presence Experience what it’s like to connect with others while releasing thought. Discover how, on an embodied level, being with others can impact you. 9/19: Self Compassion Deepen the sense of kindness, understanding, and spaciousness toward yourself while connecting with others. 9/26: Common Humanity Recognize the common threads that tie together all people and rest your attention at this basic level of connectedness. 10/10: Extending Compassion Connect with your innate sense of compassion and then extend it to people you may not always think to include. This event is free, courtesy of Battery Park City Authority.