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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)March 29, 2011

(MAHWAH, NJ) –  Yoga enthusiasts will find a weekend full of yoga activities April 9 and 10 at Ramapo College of New Jersey, as the Center for Innovative and Professional Learning offers Moving Mantras: A Yoga Dance Experience.

Moving Mantras performances merge the experience of the performer and the witness to create a sense of unity and connection. The performances include a discussion with the choreographer about merging movement and meditation. The program has been described as one of the most pleasing, pleasurable, blissful performances.

A diverse company of Rockland, Westchester, and Manhattan based dancers and yogis perform Moving Mantras, a joyful integration of yoga, meditation and dance, choreographed by Betsy Ceva, founder and director of the Birchwood Center, Nyack, NY.  Ceva’s experience as a professional modern dancer, choreographer and dance instructor since 1970 has shaped her unique style of yoga and meditation-in-motion.

The program will be held on Sunday, April 10 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Academic Complex, H-wing Auditorium. It is free to Ramapo College students and $5 for all other attendees. To request disability-related accommodations, please call 201.684.7370 or email cipl@ramapo.edu.

On Saturday, April 9, Ceva will lead  Moving Mantras: A Yoga in the Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center, Studio A-B, from 9 a.m. to noon.  She will lead participants on how to merge movement and meditation with the power of word to promote growth and healing individually, in relationship, and communally.

For additional information, contact Professor Carol Bowman, Coordinator of Yoga Certificate Programs at Ramapo College, at cbowman@ramapo.edu or the Center for Innovative and Professional Learning at 201.684.7370.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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