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Meditation in the Garden: A BENEFIT for the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden

Meditation in the Garden is a charitable fundraiser to benefit the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden which is part of Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. All funds raised will go directly towards the upkeep of this garden. Donating her class for this benefit will be Susan Farina of 5 Boro Power Yoga. The meditation will be on July 22nd from 10:00am – 11:00am. We are asking for a donation of $20 per person to join us in this event. This garden is the only authentic outdoor Chinese Scholar’s Garden on the East Coast. It is designed with harmony and tranquility in mind which will enhance the experience of the meditation class.


The New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden, located at 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301 is inside the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. Our meditation lesson will take place in this gardens main hall. Check it out with a 3D tour click here.

NYCSG Main Hall


Susan Farina attended Urban Zen Integrative Therapy program 2008-2009 taught by various yoga teachers and functional medical professionals which included training to teach and administer alternative therapies to the hospital patient including a nutrition component. Upon completion she received a 500hr. yoga teacher training, level 2 reiki practitioner, understanding and use of therapeutic grade essential oils for issues such as pain, anxiety, nausea, insomnia, constipation, etc.

Instructor Susan

About the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden

The New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden is the only authentic outdoor scholar’s garden on the East Coast of the United States. A team of 40 Chinese artists and craftsmen spent a year in China creating the Garden’s components and another six months in Staten Island as craftsmen-in-residence at Snug Harbor to complete the construction. It is based on Ming Dynasty Gardens (1368-1644) and is designed with elegance (ya, ) in mind. The garden is traditionally entered through a narrow passage where meditation takes place, prior to entering the main garden. The design of the garden produces harmony through its views and concepts. The garden creates an infinite space within an enclosed area. All funds raised during the Meditation in the Garden benefit will go directly towards the restoration of this garden which is a truly unique part of Staten Island and our community.

Mission Statement

Founded by Nico Sforza, New Yoga Charity produces charitable events for local causes in the New York City area. All funds raised at New Yoga Charity events go directly to supporting the causes for which the event is held.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Any questions about this event or on ways to donate to the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden can be directed to Nico Sforza by email at newyogacharity@gmail.com.

Can I pay at the front door?

Yes, we will accept cash at the front door to attend this event.

What should I bring to the event?

All you need to bring is your yoga mat or towel.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

If you are driving there are parking lots on site for you to use.

If you are taking public transportation from the Staten Island Ferry you can take the S40 to the Richmond Terrace/Sailors Snug Harbor Gate (apxomitaly 6 minutes).

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

If you purchased your ticket online you may show your ticket on your phone or by printing it out.

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