Absolute Beginners Workshop
with Erin Teufel
Sunday Oct. 1st 2p-4p
$35 in advance/$40 day of
Are you brand new to yoga or looking to review the basics? In this two-hour workshop, Erin will introduce you to the fundamentals of a vinyasa-style yoga practice. Students will learn about breath awareness and coordinating breath and movement, will receive instruction in some of the poses that are often encountered in basics classes, and will experience transitioning through a sequence of linked poses. Class etiquette and elements of the philosophy underlying the yoga practice will also be touched upon, and there will be opportunities for asking questions. This is a great way to get started with a new yoga practice so you can attend group classes with confidence!
Three Week Mindfulness Meditation Course: Foundations of Practice
with Jen Whitney
Sundays: Sept 24, Oct 8 and 22
3p-4:15p $175 ($150 if register by Sept 15th)
What is meditation? Why Meditate?
With the current popularity of mindfulness meditation, you might be asking yourself these questions. Meditation is so much more than feeling relaxed or trying not to think.This course offers clear insights into what exactly the practice is, how you can build a regular practice (or recommit to one), why you’d want to, and support along the way. Whether you’re new to meditation, have experience using meditation apps or books, or have had an on-again/off- again relationship with it, this course will give you the foundations you need for a personal meditation practice. We will use current research in psychology and neuroscience, and the tradition of mindfulness in Buddhism to investigate the questions above, and more.
Features of the course:
Foundational mindfulness techniques of meditation of the breath and sound
Meditation postures and guidance with finding the right seat for you
Build a daily meditation practice, with tips for staying committed
Assignments and readings for between session weeks