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Beyond Suffering: The Wisdom of Eckhart Tolle & Yoga

An avid student of ancient and modern spiritual thought, Joe Gillotti finds the nexus between both the teachings of contemporary author Eckhart Tolle and the ancient scriptures of Patanjali known as Ashtanga Yoga, or the Yoga Sutras, in discussing moving beyond suffering.

“These two powerful systems of spiritual teachings, in tandem, can work together in helping a person realize and come to understanding life and the world around them,” Joe says. 

The evening at Woodbury Meditation & Yoga Center concludes with instructions in meditation and a group meditation.

Joe Gillotti has been practicing and teaching Integral Hatha Yoga and yogic philosophy for more than 40 years, and is one of the few certified Laughter Yoga instructors in the state.  Joe’s teaching experience ranges from pre-school through college students, cancer and mental health patients, adult education programs and prison inmates. Joe also lectures on the application and personal development components of both Hatha Yoga, yogic philosophy and Eckhart Tolle’s work.

Mr. Gillotti also leads the upcoming program “Staying in the Present Moment”, an in-depth discussion of the teachings of Ashtanga Yoga and Eckhart Tolle, at WMYC Saturday November 18.

WMYC is located at 122 West Side Road in Woodbury, CT. Everyone is welcome to come earlier, at 5:00 pm, for a complimentary sample yoga class.

WMYC is a not-for-profit educational institution offering meditation, yoga, tai chi/qigong and a variety of programs weekly, as well as complimentary Sunday evening events including meditation instruction.  WMYC welcomes individuals to try a class for free and see first-hand how yoga changes lives. The Center welcomes cancer patients/survivors, caregivers, veterans and others in need of assistance, and offers free or reduced-cost classes. For more information, contact WMYC at (203)263-2254,, Facebook, or visit online at