Yoga Nidra—known as yogic sleep—is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. An hour of yoga nidra is as restorative as four hours of regular sleep. Yoga Nidra can help ease insomnia, decrease anxiety, alleviate stress and reduce PTSD symptoms. It can also alleviate chronic pain and chemical dependency, heighten awareness and focus, transform negative habits, and foster feelings of peace, calm, and clarity.
What is Yoga? Yoga, meaning to "yoke," is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice that com-bines breathe with movement for greater relaxation and clarity of mind. This class will focus on slow, deep breathing techniques and meditative postures. It is a practice of deep relaxation that emphasizes the meditative aspect of yoga—the union of body and mind. Through the use of props for support, many of the postures are held almost effortlessly. No experience necessary
Y-CBT for Anxiety
Y-CBT is the only treatment model which integrates the traditional, broadly accepted concepts of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with the healing practice of Kundalini Yoga. Y-CBT blends the effective techniques of CBT with yogic exercises, breathing, and teachings. The result is a new highly effective system of therapy that simultaneously calms the anxiety of the mind and eases the stress in the body.
Zazen, a form of seated meditation, is at the very heart of Zen practice. In fact, Zen is known as the “meditation school” of Buddhism.
Zazen helps us become more mindful of ourselves and the world around us by training our mind to be less carried away by our own internal chatter. Zazen is the study of the self. There is no good or bad meditation, there is no good or bad meditator, and no experience is necessary
Intro to Meditation
What is meditation? What is mindfulness? What are the personal benefits? How do these practices make a difference in the world at large? After a brief addressing of these questions, participants will be asked to situate themselves comfortably in a chair or on a floor cushion. Several meditation and mindfulness practices are introduced and experienced. Session will end with a brief time for questions and optional sharing. All levels are welcome
Meditation for People of Color and Their Allies
The People of Color group is designed to offer a place of support and community where participants may learn to meditate or deepen their practice. It is also a place to explore Buddhist teachings and connect with spiritual friends. Each meeting includes a 30 minute guided meditation, followed by a dharma talk and/or group discussion. All who self-identify as a person of color, and their allies, are welcome, Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, at all levels of meditation experience.