Monday, February 13, 2017

A short winter walk

This fall we received a gift of 5 pairs of snow shoes.  We’ve been waiting for snow and it finally came (in abundance).  After lunch today, we strapped them on with ease and began our first walk.  The walk started out a little tricky as we traversed a steep hill.   

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Celebrating Candlemas as an Agricultural Festival


An article by Ben Davis for Stella Natura

Calendar of the Soul verse for the 44th week:
Reaching for new stirrings of the senses,
Mindful of Spirit Birth achieved,
Clarity of soul imbues
Bewildering, sprouting growth of worlds
With my thinking’s creator will.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Yoga in Triform

Triform students in yoga class

 An article by AnnMarie Costanza

       The ultimate goal of yoga according to Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, is " Yogas cittah vrtti nirodaha". This translates to the cessations of the fluctuations of the mind. This is a lofty goal for the average person even after years of practicing yoga regularly. However, they can achieve momentary stillness of the mind and the reward in those moments is able to hear the wisdom that is in their heart. For the person on the Autism spectrum or the person with OCD or ADHD, quieting the body is a tall order let alone the mind. However, I have been privileged to see firsthand that with yoga it is possible even for the briefest moment. For those brief moments, the student is aware of their breath and their body allowing their mind to come to stillness.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Festival of lights


Diwali, known as the Festival of Lights in India, is celebrated based on the Lunar calendar, this year celebrated on November 5th. Everyone was invited to gather outside Phoenix Center and was welcomed with traditional Bindi’s (colorful stickers for the forehead) and Tikka (a red mark made on the forehead with a paste of Saffron Crocus that grows in India).

Monday, December 5, 2016

Triform at Basilica Farm and Flea

Triform participated as a vendor in this year's Basilica Farm and Flea market on Thanksgiving weekend. Basilica market is considered as an alternative to Black Friday shopping as well as a late fall bookend to Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market which premiered earlier this year.

Both markets seek to promote the talents and resources within the Hudson Valley. Last year’s Holiday Market drew 12,000 visitors over the course of the weekend.


Set against the beautiful and industrial building of the Basilica’s 1880’s re-purposed factory, this is the only market of its kind in the region.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Wyatt's Story: The Boy Who Waited for His Father to Come Home After 9/11 Attacks


This is a story of one of our students, Wyatt Peterson, covered by NPR as part of their 9/11 story, you can read the whole story on NPR website

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/9-11-anniversary/wyatt-s-story-boy-who-waited-his-father-come-home-n644091
Here is an excerpt........

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

CELEBRATING TRIFORM VOLUNTEER COWORKERS

By Meg Henderson

The new Triform co-workers for the year 2016-17

 Triform’s volunteer coworkers are special people.  It takes really motivated, idealistic and energetic people to commit to a year or more of volunteer work.  This year I am particularly struck by the dedication of our coworkers and inspired by what talents they offer so open-heartedly.