September 2011

2bpresent is pleased to be hosting an intimate screening of the feature film YOGAWOMAN on 10/4 and 10/12 at a private home.

YOGAWOMAN is a groundbreaking feature film about the powerful impact of yoga on women’s health, fitness, emotional well-being, and personal growth.

In record numbers, women are finding strength, vitality, peace and power through yoga. Reclaiming this ancient spiritual path from its traditionally male form, the result is a radical transformation of modern yoga as we know it.

YOGAWOMAN gathers 50 of the world’s leading yoga experts in an exploration of this global phenomenon that has changed the face of yoga forever.

Yoga was brought to the west from India by a lineage of male teachers. Now there’s a generation of women who are leading the way. They’re strong, they’re inspiring, and they’re radically changing people’s lives. From the busy streets of Manhattan to the dusty slums of Kenya, from the golden beaches of Australia to the serene piazzas of Italy, YOGAWOMAN uncovers a global phenomenon that has changed the face of yoga forever.

A quiet revolution brews in yoga studios, hospitals and living rooms around the globe. In record numbers women are discovering their own strength, vitality, peace and power through yoga. Reclaiming this ancient spiritual path from its traditionally male form, the result is a radical transformation of modern yoga as we know it.

Led by a new generation of dynamic female teachers, this “new” yoga replaces the male-centered, more rigid style with a distinctly feminine practice that honors intuition, family, flow, connection, community, activism and the cyclical nature of women’s lives.

YOGAWOMAN is a groundbreaking film that captures this fascinating time of awakening female power.

Through rich personal stories, YOGAWOMAN reveals how yoga has utterly transformed the lives of millions of over-stimulated, overscheduled multitasking modern women. With vivid detail and poignancy, YOGAWOMAN shows how women have embraced yoga for easing health conditions like breast cancer, infertility, heart disease, anxiety and depression. A, and given a lifeline to women in prison, cancer abuse survivors and those struggling with body image or eating disorders.

YOGAWOMAN bears witness to millions of women who have integrated yoga into their daily lives so they are happier, healthier and more fulfilled – allowing them to give back to others with full hearts and creative minds.

In intimate interviews with the world’s leading experts, many who have become worldwide icons with rock-star status, YOGAWOMAN captures how these teachers have blazed a new trail for women. World-renowned teachers appearing in YOGAWOMAN include Patricia Walden, Sharon Gannon, Shiva Rea, Angela Farmer, Cyndi Lee, Seane Corn, Donna Farhi and forward-thinking medical professionals such as integrative physician Dr. Sara Gottfried and world-renowned research scientist Dr. Shirley Telles. YOGAWOMAN is the first film of its kind to bring together these luminaries, distilling their wisdom and spreading their message of peace and empowerment for the benefit of women everywhere.

A $10 contribution per attendee will fund future programing events and help sponsor Yoga and Meditation classes for those in need of assistance in our community.


Join 2bpresents founder’s Cheryl Brause and Joanna Wolff at a Kirtan led by world famous Krishna Das

What is Kirtan?

Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting whose roots go back over 500 years to India. It is a form of Bhakti Yoga (yoga of devotion) and has the power to open the heart. The singing is accompanied by musical instruments and rhythmic drumming and the audience is encouraged to participate by chanting, clapping and dancing. You will not be able to resist the urge to join in! In its heartfelt expression kirtan can induce profound states of meditation, bliss and ecstasy. (source.

Who is Krishna Das? (

Layering traditional Hindu kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Krishna Das has been called yoga’s “rock star.” With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das – known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD – has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling chant artist of all time, with over 300,000 records sold. His first studio recording in a decade, “HEART AS WIDE AS THE WORLD” invests KD’s magnetic chanting with an electrifying rock ‘n’ roll sensibility informed by a lifetime of experience and musical love.

Here is a link to a clip of a performance (

Krishna Das will be performing at the Church of St Paul and St. Andrew on Saturday November 19th at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets are $30. This concert usually sells out in advance. For tickets follow this link.

Let us know if you buy tickets and we can meet before the concert and sit together.

Please feel free to forward to your friends.


2bpresent is a collaboration between 2mindfulmoms (Cheryl Brause and Joanna Wolff). 2bpresent’s goal is to inspire, motivate and encourage heightened awareness into daily life through meditation, mantra and mindfulness

Cheryl & Joanna




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Join us for a Meditation Class

Foundations of Meditation –   This class starts with an introduction to meditation, followed by an in-depth course on the Foundations of Meditation.   The course will help establish the participants in the daily practice of meditation to experience the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits.  Discussed in the course, such benefits include anxiety, stress and pain management, normalizing blood pressure, deep, calm peaceful sleep, improved personal satisfaction, contentment and inter-personal relationships, and sharpened decision making ability.  Additional topics included in the course are: meditation posture; the relationship between breath and mind; the power of mantra; the evolution of consciousness; Kundalini Shakti; and the mind and attention.  Each class is 90 minutes and includes a 20 minute meditation.

Foundations of Meditation – Evening Session – Join us for an evening workshop that will introduce you to meditation and demystify this important practice.  You will gain an understanding of how to meditate and the important benefits meditation can bring to your life.  This session will meet on Thursday evenings, from 7:30 pm to 9 pm.   Through the kindness of Sean Fitzpatrick, owner of One2One Bodyscapes, we will be hosting this evening workshop at One2One BodyScapes, 516 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY.  The course will run for 6 weeks.

Instructor Janaki Pierson has taught silent, sitting, yogic meditation using mantra for over 30 years.  She has been established in her own daily practice for 36 years.  She teaches throughout New England and Pennsylvania in medical, educational, corporate and community settings.  She has taught up to six meditation classes weekly through various departments of Greenwich Hospital over the past 18 years, as well as weekly classes at the Woodbury Yoga Center for 30 years.

New Winter classes starting soon!  Please check back as we are currently working on our Winter/Spring Class schedule!