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.

February 

Mindfulness and Meditation: Neurology of Awareness with Julia Kress, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, AYS

Saturday, February 29, 9:30am-12:30pm
PLEASE NOTE: This class has been rescheduled from the afternoon portion of our Day-Long Intensive on Saturday Feb. 1, 2020 entitled “Mindfulness and Meditation: A Day of Practice and Neuroscience.”
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 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.
* This course qualifies for 3 hours of CE training with Yoga Alliance. St/Sr discounts do not apply to CEU Trainings. Fee: $55 (ID#: E52-D) —

March 

Beginning Meditation with Julia

Wednesdays, March 4-25, 5-6pm
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#: S15) —

Yoga and Meditation for Anxiety and Depression with Carissa

Saturday, March 14, 10am-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#: S16) —

April 

The Power of Prana: An Exploration of Asana, Pranayama and Meditation with Shari Friedrichsen

Thursday, April 2, 7-8:30pm
This class begins with strengthening ourselves through breath awareness and postures, naturally guiding us to explore what’s beneath the surface in our bodies, hearts and minds. Practicing asana in this manner will enhance our sensitivity to the power and healing nature of prana. This guides us further inward to pranayama practices that give us exactly what we need for cleansing, nourishing and replenishing. Once we have established ourselves in the subtle dimensions of ourselves, our meditation practice is a continued movement inward towards that which is sacred and profound. Leave with a deeper understanding of meditation and the confidence to continue your practice at home. Fee: $25 (ID#: S20) —

Deepening Meditation with Donna

Tuesdays, April 21-May 25, 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 the use of a personal mantra. Prerequisite: Completion of HI’s 4-week Beginning Meditation course within the last five years. Fee: $72 (ID#: S23) —