Join us for an 8-week online course!

    Tuesday nights, 8:30-9:45 EST

    Dec. 8, 15, 22, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2

    This course will be a deep-dive into loneliness and its relationship to love - of the self and others. 

    --> The physiology of loneliness in the body and its relationship to love

    --> The stories that loneliness tells us, and how to tell if they are true

    --> The desire and longing within loneliness and how to tap into these states as energy sources

    --> How to work with loneliness both when you are alone, and when you are surrounded by people

    ...and much more.

    Each class will include:

    - A teaching on an aspect of loneliness and love, drawn from wisdom from the Jewish tradition, as well as other wisdom sources

    - A guided meditation related to that teaching

    - Time to debrief and discuss study questions with a partner

    - Q&A with Yael

    - Practice guidance to support and sustain your meditation between class sessions

    ​Via Zoom

    Dec. 8,-Feb. 2, 2020


    Yael Shy

    Yael Shy is the CEO of Mindfulness Consulting, LLC, where she teaches and consults on mindfulness for universities, corporations, and private clients around the world. She is the author of the award-winning book, What Now? Meditation for Your Twenties and Beyond and the founder of Mindful NYU, the largest campus-based mindfulness initiative in the US. Yael is the Mindfulness Program Director for the photography museum, Fotografiska: New York City, a teacher at MNDFL and Roundglass, and a regular contributor to the Ten Percent Happier app. She has over a decade of teaching and consulting experience and nearly 20 years of meditation practice experience in Jewish, Zen and secular contexts. She is certified in Jewish Meditation from the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Yael has been featured on Good Morning America, CBS News, and Fox 5 News, as well as in Time Magazine, Real Simple and the Harvard Business Review. 

    Registeration and Payment

    Please notice that you are only registered after you have both paid for the course and filled out the registration form.
    *For those for whom the scholarship rate is still financially unfeasible, please write to and we will do our best to make the course accessible to you.

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    In this time of uncertainty and unprecedented change, Or HaLev is grateful to those supporters who allow us to offer scholarship rates those who need it.  We are deeply grateful for the sustainers who  make it possible for us to offer practices for grounding and healing, rooted in Jewish tradition.