Meditation

November 

Deepening Meditation with Donna

Tuesdays, November 6-December 11, 6:30-8pm
This class is a continuation of the practices from the Beginning-Meditation course. Vitalize your meditation practice by deepening your personal experience of mindfulness and concentration. Learn additional relaxation and breathing methods, how to use a mala, and use of a personal mantra. Prerequisite: Completion of HI’s 4-week Beginning Meditation course. Fee: $72 (ID#: S80) —

Lions and Tigers and Elephants, Oh My! Exploring the Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Friday, November 30, 6-8pm; Saturday, December 1, 9am-12pm; Saturday, December 1, 1-4pm
3 PART SEMINAR with Sandra Anderson

From asana to samadhi, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika is the most influential pre-modern text on yoga. The Pradipika is a tantric text focusing on asana, pranayama, and esoteric practices that work with prana, the life force. Untrained, the pranic force runs amok at the mercy of instinct, social conditioning, and deep-seated distorted perceptions, exhausting our vitality and leaving us angry, distressed, depressed, and dis-eased.
The Hatha Yoga Pradipika shows us how the exuberant instinctive forces and the rampaging mind can be brought to heel, awakening and empowering our self-awareness and inner locus of control. Then our passions, in the service of a greater intelligence, operate joyfully and harmoniously at every level of our being. How well trained is your inner beast? Join us for two days of practice and discovery.

All sessions will include discussion and practice of asana, pranayama, meditation and specific practices drawn directly from this classic text.

SESSION 1: Overview of the text and its historical context
SESSION 2: Chapters 1 and 3: Asana, Mudra, and Bandha--Directing and focusing prana
SESSION 3: Chapter 2 and 4: Shatkarma and Pranayama--Six cleansing practices and breath training, and Samadhi--Uniting and stabilizing the mind and prana
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2-day Pass: $108* (ID: HPASS) Includes all 3 sessions / $125 after Nov. 24 OR take individual sessions: $45 each / $50 each after Nov. 24 Please note: We do not recommend taking session 3 only w/o taking session 1 or 2. * No other discounts apply to this event.
Fee: $108 (ID#: HPASS) --


Pradipika: Session 1 with Sandra Anderson

Friday, November 30, 6-8pm
Session 1 Fee: $45 (ID#: HP1) —

December 

Pradipika: Session 2 with Sandra Anderson

Saturday, December 1, 9am-12pm
Session 2 Fee: $45 (ID#: HP2) —

Pradipika: Session 3 with Sandra Anderson

Saturday, December 1, 1-4pm
Session 3 Fee: $45 (ID#: HP3) —

Group Meditation with Kerry

Wednesday, December 12, 7-8pm
Group meditation helps to expand 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. Pre-registration is required. Donation Based. $10 suggested donation. Fee: $0 (ID#: S88) —

Yoga and Meditation for Anxiety and Depression with Lidia Snyder, LMSW

Saturday, December 15, 9:30-noon
This workshop offers instruction in specific yoga postures, breathing, and meditation techniques to help you become confident in your ability to establish calm when you feel anxious and upset. Take-home materials support your ongoing body-mind practice. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing. Fee: $25 (ID#: S91) —

FULL MOON Yoga Nidra Practice with Tracy

Saturday, December 22, 10am-noon
Take a time out, right in the midst of the holiday mayhem, for a morning of stillness and connection to your inner life. Join us for a meditative approach to asana, integrating the healing aspects of hatha and yin postures, followed by the practice of Yoga Nidra for complete relaxation of the body and mind. Tap into the intuitive and nurturing energies of the full moon and leave refreshed and centered. Fee: $25 (ID#: S92) —