Meditation

Meditation Monday: YLM Group Practice

Meets EVERY MONDAY

unless we are closed for weather or holiday

“Year Long Meditation” (YLM) is a global group practice that has been undertaken to heal and empower collective consciousness while also strengthening an individual’s practice through the supportive energy of the group. Our evening will include light stretches, guided relaxation, and meditation. Our time each week will be applied towards the Institute’s goal of 1,000,0008 meditation hours. Join the practice. Change the world.

Donation based, no pre-registration required.

January 

Beginning Meditation (4 Week Course) with Donna

Tuesdays, January 7-28, 5:30-7pm
Meditation, a method for acquiring a clear and tranquil mind, is the heart of yoga practice. In this course, you will learn the basics: a comfortable sitting posture, diaphragmatic breathing, relaxation methods, and essential concentration techniques used in the yoga tradition. Discover a new level of peace within yourself. Fee: $48 (ID#: S03) —

February 

Mindfulness and Meditation: A Day of Practice and Neuroscience with Yoga Therapists Sarah Guglielmi & Julia Kress

Saturday, February 1, 9:30am-4:30pm
CEU TRAINING – DAY LONG INTENSIVE
Open to Yoga Instructors and Interested Students
Join us for a day of practice, neuroscience, and discussion with your yoga teaching community! Give your personal practice a boost and leave with strategies to better integrate meditation and mindfulness into your yoga classes. Optional vegetarian potluck lunch from 12:30 -1:30 - please bring a dish to share.
This course qualifies for 6 hours of CE training with Yoga Alliance (or 3 hours per session).

Mindfulness and Meditation: Progressing Towards Self-Awareness and Positive Habit Change 9:30 am - 12:30 pm with Sarah Guglielmi
Mindfulness is the ability to remain aware as you move through your day. Meditation combines this state of awareness with mental concentration. Together, they gradually quiet internal noise, leading to a clear connection with our wise intuitive self. The yogis remind us that this is life’s greatest gift. It is the key to overcoming self-limiting habits, and connecting to genuine self love and joy within. Meditation promises so much, yet the obstacles derail us; a racing mind, an aching body, not enough time, challenging emotions. Understanding the habit formation process (vritti samskara chakra), and specific refinements to breath awareness and meditation technique will inform you and your students on how to actively overcome the obstacles. This will be the focus of our discussion and practice.

Neurology of Awareness 1:30 - 4:30 pm with Julia Kress
Mindfulness is awareness. The more we practice Yoga and Meditation, the more aware we become of our physical bodies, thought patterns, and our energy levels. But, how? What’s the science behind it? Our afternoon session will explore the world of neuro-physiology through modern science and ancient wisdom to help understand how we experience feelings and awareness. Personal history can interrupt our natural balance and lead to a lack of internal connection physically, mentally and energetically. We will compare yoga’s model of the mind with what science now knows about neuro-anatomy leading to a deeper and more profound experience of wholeness and equanimity. Our afternoon will conclude with guided relaxation and meditation.

Full CEU Training Intensive: $99 (ID: E52-A)
AM only: $55 (ID: E52-B)
PM only: $55 (ID: E52-C)
half day sessions, register below
Fee: $99 (ID#: E52-A) —

Mindfulness and Meditation: A Day of Practice and Neuroscience: AM Session with Sarah

Saturday, February 1, 9:30am-12:30pm
Fee: $55 (ID#: E52-B) —

Mindfulness and Meditation: A Day of Practice and Neuroscience: PM Session with Julia

Saturday, February 1, 1:30-4:30pm
Fee: $55 (ID#: E52-C) —

Beginning Meditation (4 Week Course) with Julia

Wednesdays, February 5-26, 5-6:30pm
Meditation, a method for acquiring a clear and tranquil mind, is the heart of yoga practice. In this course, you will learn the basics: a comfortable sitting posture, diaphragmatic breathing, relaxation methods, and essential concentration techniques used in the yoga tradition. Discover a new level of peace within yourself. Fee: $48 (ID#: S08) —