Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation:
An Exploration of Everyday Presence
This 3-hour meditation workshop will focus on the peace that naturally arises when we sit, breathe, and abide in presence. Scientific research has shown that a daily meditation practice can significantly reduce a number of physical ailments associated with stress, as well as increase feelings of connection, joy, love, wellbeing, and a compassionate engagement with ourselves and the world. While meditation instruction is quite simple, it is not easy. Practicing in a group, with an experienced teacher, can be of great benefit in the development of a daily practice.
Description of Workshop: This 3-hour workshop will consist of lecture and presentation, seated practice, moving practice, and question and answer.
- What is Mindfulness
- Meditation means different things to different people – clarity on what we are practicing
- The current science of Mindfulness
- Simple focused awareness and concentration practices
- Guided seated practice
- Guided Movement practice
- Guided Mindfulness of the Body (all-levels asana practice)
- Developing a daily meditation practice
- Question and Answer
Sunday, October 27, 12:00-3:00*. Power Yoga Works, Malvern, PA
*Pre-registration required. Registration closes October 20th
Intro to Anatomy & Kinesiology Workshop
with Rachael Alexaki, RYT 200
Do you get confused with simple anatomy terminology? Do you want a deeper understanding of the basic principles of movement in relationship to your practice?
This 4-hour workshop for teachers and students will give you an introduction into anatomic and biomechanical concepts that apply directly to your Asana practice. You will learn the arrangement of bones, muscles and joints, and how they work together to produce movement. Poses will be broken down into proper alignment with emphasis on how to avoid common misalignment and injury prevention. This workshop will include some games and conclude with an hour-long practice to help integrate this knowledge into action.
Date/Time/Location: Saturday, November 2, 12:00-4:00*. Power Yoga Works, Malvern, PA
*Pre-registration required. Registration closes October 26th