Meditation Classes:

Meditations with Barry- a perfect blend of movement, breathwork, energy healing and meditation. Barry will lead you through a morning stretch in a chair, and then guide you to learn to do self healing with powerful techniques based on chi gong, reiki and kriyas. After settling into a restorative pose (or your couch), you will be led through a guided meditation designed to deeply restore your nervous system. You will love this new way to start the week. Sundays at 9:30am

Mind Body Reset with Sheree- a dynamic fusion of yoga, movement, and joy combined with guided, silent and peaceful meditation. This class alternates 10 minute segments of movement and stillness to help keep your mind, body and spirit engaged. Class is an hour long to give you a longer time to decompress and relax. Thursdays at 6pm

Meditation with Sheree- This long running meditation group gathers once a week to get quiet and reflect on inner peace. The group welcomes all to this very loving, community based, spiritual practice in these stressful times! Tuesdays at 5:45pm

Every chance we get to be present, we stay present.

We set aside time to try out different techniques, teaching ourselves what works for us.  We find that we CAN be silent for 10 minutes. We CAN keep focus on a candle flame. We CAN find peace within, regardless of what goes on outside of us.  We learn that we are all in the same metaphysical boat… our minds are busy, we can allow them to be busy while we rest within.

Every yoga class we teach has elements of meditation, combined with relaxation. Imagine believes the mind is a great way to begin finding inner peace!

 

DSC_0090

Why Meditate?

People say to us in yoga all the time, “Oh I just can’t meditate, my mind won’t stop. It’s just a waste of time!” This is good.  This is the beginning, to notice that your mind won’t stop, to notice that at any given moment you have a million things running through your mind, now you have started to meditate.

Author Eckhart Tolle says, “One conscious breath is a meditation.. just one.”

When we stop feeling at the mercy of the mind, we can begin to relax.  When we stop attaching to the endless thoughts, we can rest.  We can allow the thoughts to go by, as if on a cloud, watching in amusement.  This is meditation.

But meditation takes practice.  Why do you think the monks live on the mountaintops for their whole lives? It’s easier to meditate when you have less distraction, when the tv isn’t blaring bad news, without the phone ringing, when you can simply sit, quietly watching your breath go in and out.  The monks know that if they dedicate their time to meditation, they will have full lives. They just need to keep practicing. But most of us can’t go live on a mountaintop… so we let the mountain come to us!

For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. – Lily Tomlin