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!
Group Meditation Classes:
Yoga & Meditation with Linda- This class will offer a true taste of what yoga is designed to be. 45 minutes of asana (movement), followed with 15 minutes of meditation. Class will be recorded so you can view it over the weekend when needed. Every Friday at 10:30am beginning August 6th
Sunday Spiritual Yoga with Barry & Linda-This class will take a closer look at the spiritual side of yoga, exploring the meanings behind the poses, and incorporating other practices to help you tune in to the small, still voice inside of you. Exploring the power of music, meditation, tarot, and lightwork, combined with tools like crystals, sage, and fire, you will begin to build a practice that transcends the mat and expands the focus on asana. Learn about sacred mythology and world religions, while removing tension and toxins from your body. First Sundays at 3:30pm
Rave Reviews for the first class: I loved every minute of every element of that class. That was an amazing, beautiful, delightful class. I will try to be here every week- I love this!
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 6pm
Yoga Nidra with Aimee- Yoga Nidra, translated as yogic sleep, incorporates meditation on the breath, the balancing of emotional states, visualization, and self-healing. Setting a positive intention is another important step (which is called a sankalpa) and this gives the participant a specific purpose to the session. Aimee Seal will be brings you this class online, to elevate your experience for a truly amazing session. Once a month on the first Monday at 7pm, online only.
Private Meditation Classes
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!
All of our meditation classes are just $15 to drop in, or part of our regular discounted packages.
We record our all of our regular meditation classes by request, and the recordings are available for 24-36 hours after the class. Stretch and Sleep are recordings that are available for purchase and will not have an expiration date.
For fast-acting relief, try slowing down. – Lily Tomlin