As a holistic center we understand the importance of the integration of mind and body. In additional to
classes at the yoga center, we have an extensive program of activities, interfaith courses, retreats and cultural
events throughout the year to guide you on your journey to health, well-being and spiritual enlightenment.
Genesis Tree of Life Yoga & Wellness Center is proud to partner with Genesis Society in providing a venue for cultural
events, such as dance performances, art exhibitions and more. We invite and encourage everyone in our surrounding
communities to participate, either as an artist or as a lover of the arts. As a non-profit, Genesis Society relies on
the generous donations of our neighbors to keep these programs going. If you are interested in volunteering click here for our APPLICATION
Genesis Art Gallery
As part of our mission to provide opportunities for Queens-based visual artists to feature their artwork right here
in Forest Hills, Genesis is creating an exhibition space at GTOL. To make a donation to help fund the equipment
and labor needed to create this ongoing venue CLICK HERE
Genesis Dance Project
Our new dance program, is off and running! Spear-headed by dancer/choreographer Blair Hotchner, the Genesis Dance
Project invites Queens and New York City Choreographers to apply and have their work in progress presented in
our dance showcases at GTOL. Whether you’re a dancer, choreographer or dance lover we invite you to be part of this
exciting arts program.
Kirtan Peace Meditation
Saturday of the Month, 8-10:30PM
Join us for our monthly global peace meditation, discussion of spiritual topic, chanting, vegan pot luck
Genesis Health and Beauty (GHB) is our wellness center and spa created to offer a holistic approach to feeling and
looking your best. GHB provides an exciting new program of holistic and affordable anti-aging beauty services and
Health Services & Products
Under the auspices of GHB, our very own René David Alkalay, PhD, ND, AFAA, provides an extensive selection of health
and wellness services. As a healer, yogi and board certified naturopathic practitioner, Dr. Alkalay brings a wealth of
knowledge to provide clients with a total integration of mind, body and spirit in their quest for health and well-being.
WEDNESDAY OF MONTH, 8-9PM
A unique routine that combines group laughter exercises with yoga breathing allowing anyone to laugh without using
jokes or humor.
Kabbalah Study Group in Forest Hills, NY
In affiliation with the Kabbalah Society (www.kabbalahsociety.org)
, this line of Kabbalah follows the Toledano Tradition dating back to medieval Spain where the three branches of the Abrahamic revelation met in a civilized cosmopolitan atmosphere, not unlike our own epoch. Here the Kabbalah brought together an esoteric fusion of religion and philosophy. In our time we relate its ancient theories and practices to contemporary psychology, science and art.
The hallmark of the Toledo line is Jacob’s Ladder, a metaphysical scheme of four interlocking worlds that originate in the primordial Tree of Life mandala of Kabbalah. This diagram composed of Divine principles, paths and triads is the key to comprehending the plan of Existence and our part in it. The group also uses classical texts including the Book of Formation (Sefer Yetzirah), the Zohar, and the Sefer Bahir, as well as the writings of Rabbi Isaac Luria and Rabbi Cordovero, and each meeting includes a discussion of one of the portions of the Pentateuch.
Further information about meeting dates is usually posted on the main page of the organization’s web site.
Feel the need to get away and recharge your batteries? GTOL offers two destinations that provide relaxing, reenergizing
retreats. You can plan a full vacation week or short weekend stays throughout the year. Or try one of our scheduled GTOL
Workshops on Retreat which include yoga, meditation, Pranayama and tips on healthy living. Announcements are made here on
our site and in our newsletter, so be sure to sign up to receive it. These retreats are great for the whole family, groups
of friends, couples or for special YOU time.
In addition to our ongoing classes, GTOL runs special workshops throughout the year to help you deepen your understanding
of and experience with yoga, meditation and other holistic practices. For actual dates, times and fees click on the
WORKSHOPS tab in our schedule.