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November 1, 2019 -12:00 am - March 31, 2020 -12:00 am

REGULAR DROP IN CLASSES: 1st Monday of the Month: All Welcome

My regular drop-in classes—are now scheduled through December 2019, and then I’ll re-evaluate the day-of-week for 2020, but will continue, once a month in any case.

FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH THROUGH DECEMBER. 7:00-8:30 PM, at the NY Open Center: 22 East 30th St.


These are rich, engaging evening where all are welcome but will be a substantive experience of sadhana (spiritual practice) with seated relaxation and breath, invocation, pranayama, chakra work, mantra, and meditation, followed by an experiential discussion/teaching topic.

I’m offer this via a rental from the Open Center and the fee will be $20 to cover the rental and equipment costs. ($17 if you pay via paypal in advance: https://www.paypal.me/thomasamelio). Or Venmo https://venmo.com/THOMAS-AMELIO-1. (if you have the venmo app my id is THOMAS-AMELIO-1.

If you are planning to pay at the door, please email me (before 10/7/19 if possible) if you are interested in coming! Since I’m paying for the rental I need to know how many are coming or I may need to cancel. Thanks! (No need to email if you are paying online in advance


Via Phone, Videoconference, or In Person (NYC area)
Professional Coaching: I have taught one-on-one meditation session for decades, and am also a CPC-Certified Professional Coach. My current clients are focusing on clarifying their goals and fulfilling them, and many are focused on building their healing, holistic and transformation-based businesses; but coaching can apply to all aspects of life. Inquire with questions and about a complementary intro session.
Private Spiritual Mentoring:

Note: Some of my clients don’t really feel the need for “coaching” for goal/value fulfillment— but just want private mentoring in meditation training, mantra instruction, yogic scripture, and building a personal sadhana—or spiritual practice. Please inquire if interested. Often coaching and mentoring are combined.


New Year’s Spiritual Renewal Retreat: December 29, 2019–January 1, 2020
At Kripalu Center: Stockbridge, MA.

End the old year and enter the new with reflection and spiritual nourishment. Whether you’re new to spiritual practice or a seasoned practitioner, this retreat supports you in sinking deeply into your heart’s knowing, fine-tuning your life’s purpose and calling, and renewing your connection to the ever-present source of divinity. Explore deep reflection, meditation, Sanskrit mantra practice, yogic breathing, self-inquiry, contemplation of scripture and inspired writings, ritual, and group discussion. Return home with the inspiration and guidance you need to deepen your practice. Sunday-Wednesday: 3 nights


In January I’m doing two different one-day workshops that have to with sound and meditation, on 19th January, and the other on the 26th. Both part of longer certificate trainings but available for anyone to join. They have overlapping material, but also distinct elements appropriate to the longer training in which they are part.

January 19: The focus will be more on the yogic psychology applications of sound meditation. Part of the Meditation and Contemplative Studies Program.

January 26: This day teaching focuses more on healing self and others. Part of the
Integrative Sound & Music Training Certificate program.

Sound, Mantra, and Yogic Meditation Training:
A One-Day Workshop: Sunday, January 19, 2020: NY Open Center

For centuries, music and mantra therapy have proven to be a powerful means to overcome physical and emotional imbalances, and elevate consciousness. This workshop seeks to give you understanding and skills to help others and for your personal life. With the combination of breath and sound, mantra chanting activates healing and has the alchemical capacity to clear energetic channels to transform emotions and consciousness.
Note: This class is suited to wellness practitioners, healthcare professionals, therapists, and teachers wanting to bring sound and sacred melody to their clients and students, and anyone seeking to deepen their personal practice. No previous experience is required.

Sunday, January 19, 2020, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
$190 (Members & Nonmembers) Early Bird rate of $165 expires on 12/20


Sound Meditation:

Sunday, March 15, 2020, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm: A One-Day Workshop: NY Open Center. Learn about Sound Meditation for both healing and inspiration. Sound Meditation incorporates sounds from many traditions and languages as well as from your own revelation. This workshop will place special emphasis on using powerful one-syllable Beej (seed) mantras of the Yoga tradition.
Sunday, January 26, 2020, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm: a One-Day Workshop
$180 (Members & Nonmembers) Early Bird $155 by December 6
This program can be taken individually or as part of the Integrative Sound & Music Training program.

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Meditation and Contemplative Studies Program: FALL 2019-SPRING 2020.
As I’ve mentioned I’m honored to be the facilitator throughout, and one of the teachers for, the Meditation and Contemplative Studies Program at the NY Open Center.
So please do take advantage of this amazing opportunity to be part of this learning community of 9 master teachers of the world’s major spiritual traditions! As the facilitator, I’ll be there every weekend and will be also supporting our ongoing community online in-between. We already began with the amazing Rabbi Shapiro, who has been recorded. If still interested in joining this program-community—let me know.

Faculty: Swami Asokananda, Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, Kabir Helminski, Khenpo Pema Wangdak, Shaykha Fariha Fatima al-Jerrahi, Thomas Amelio, Rabbi Rami Shapiro, PH.D, Itzhak Beery & Robert Peng
A 7-month Multi-Cultural and Multi-Religious Exploration of Meditation and Contemplative Practices program, commencing in October of 2019. The program offers a unique and expansive exploration of a variety of mystical and contemplative disciplines and forms of meditation from eight major religious and spiritual traditions.
Read my personal blog on this program! And if you want to come remember the $2000 price expires on Monday Sept 30th!



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