Art show at Lake George

For the past three years, Triform students have participated in the NYSACRA (NYS Association of Community Residential Agencies) Art Show held at the Sagamore Hotel in Lake George, NY. This past April was full of writing our short artists biographies, preparing and selecting the art to be hung. We also took time to practice the poem The Spell of Creation by Kathleen Raine and movements which we performed for the art-going audience at the art show.

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.   

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.

Yoga in Triform

 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.

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).

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.