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Yoga Workshop at Hudson Valley Community College To Help Transform Stress Into Strength

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, February 13, 2002

Transforming stress into strength through yoga science and meditation will be the subject of a six-hour workshop, Thursday, Feb. 28, at Hudson Valley Community College.

Leonard Perlmutter, founder and director of the American Meditation Institute, will lead the workshop. Participants will learn an easy and comfortable method of meditation along with breathing techniques that can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and increase energy and productivity.

The workshop will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Meeting Rooms of the college's Bulmer Telecommunications Center. The cost is $50 per person.

The American Meditation Institute is a non-profit educational organization devoted to the teaching and practice of meditation and its allied disciplines.

For more information on this course, which is offered through the college's Workforce Development Institute, call 629-4827 or e-mail

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.