Mediation Basics Workshop with Tifany & SteveLearn the most basic techniques for meditation to reduce stress and gain a more focused and calm mind.$40 early registration one week before$45 thereafter
You will learn:•Proper Posture•Sitting & Walking Meditation•Techniques to Develop Focus•Solutions for the Wandering Mind•Benefits of Meditation•Basic Practice for HomeThis workshop is designed to introduce those interested in learning how to meditate to some of the most basic meditation techniques. You will learn about sitting and walking meditation. You will learn the proper alignment for sitting on a cushion/blanket and for sitting in a chair. Once your body is comfortable, then it no longer will distract the mind. You will get to experience different basic techniques such as focusing on the breath or counting. We will discuss what to do about the mind wandering around, hopping from one thing to the next. Then, we will practice it. We will sit or walk in short intervals.
By the time you leave, you will have a basic meditation practice you can use at home...and you will feel more calm and relaxed as you face the world again.
Wear comfortable, loose clothing or work-out clothes. You may wear socks and bring a light jacket. If you are a note taker, feel free to bring a notepad and pen. If you happen to have a meditation cushion, please bring it!
Tifany Henderson has had a meditation practice since 1997. She first learned about meditation from her yoga teacher as a way to deal with her high-pressured job. Later, she attended a Zen week-long meditation retreat, and eventually found her way to the Karma Kagyu lineage where she was certified in 2005 as an Introductory Samatha Instructor. She loves to teach meditation, it's like giving your mind a little mini-vacation!
Steve Koziatek was first introduced to the concept of meditation in his late teens through reading “Dharma Bums” by Jack Kerouac. Over the years he was fascinated by Eastern philosophies that emphasized meditation and mindfulness as a way to bring peace to the roller coaster of emotions and waves of thoughts that tend to throw us about. He first started meditating seriously in 1997 as a way to support new-found serenity in his life.Today, Steve and Tifany have a room dedicated to meditation. Although, they don't meditate together very often, their cushions do sit side by side.
Meditation Basics Workshop