Qigong (pronounced “chee gung”) is an ancient Chinese method of improving health and enhancing vitality. In this class we will use a variety of gentle exercises to gather, store, cleanse, strengthen and circulate vital energy (Qi). Gentle stretches and strength building movements are part of this practice. Release stress and increase energy as you coordinate breath with movement and intention.
This class meets once a week for 6 weeks.
Join Mianna Morrison on an inward journey that may lead outward, with the support of a gentle drum beat by Mianna, and illustrious singing bowls played by Maria Augustina. Drumming has been used for centuries to help support meditation, expression, healing, and different states of consciousness. A subtle beat was one of, if not the very first, sound and vibration our bodies became accustomed to in our mothers womb. Our system naturally responds to beats, and learning to meditate with a drum beat can help aide and enhance meditation. Reiki will be offered as a supportive energy.
This event will start with a short teaching on the drum, its
history and use, and how to follow it during meditation. Mianna
will then guide some gentle Yoga, and then help you shift into a
quiet space in which they guide you into a position for your body
to begin meditation in. There will be periods of guidance, and
silence. This may lead to a deeply shifted state of consciousness.
Please follow your own inner wisdom on what to do with your body:
you can remain still, dance, or walk around. Mianna asks that you
do not disturb others as you do so. There will be time to journal
and chat for a short time afterward.
We look forward to seeing you!
Silent Meditation led by a practiced trainer in the method of Heartfulness Meditation. We usually sit for 30 to 45 mintues and there may be questions or discusssion for the last part of the hour. Cushions, blankets or chairs are provided. There is also a yoga class from 8 am to 8:50 am, preceeding the meditation. If you would like, you can do both back-to-back. The meditation and the yoga class are both by donation. All are welcome.
Synchronize with the rhythm of nature and shift beautifully from the season of rest and reflection to the season of rebirth. This practice will include:
- a guided meditation to induce Yoga Nidra (yogic “sleep”)
- Pranayama (breathing exercises)
- the incorporation of Mudras (hand gestures)
Through regular practice of Yoga Nidra, we can counteract the effects of stress and hyperactivity in the frontal cortex by accessing different parts of the brain that can help us regulate interoceptive awareness, supporting a harmonious, restorative state, and a greater balance between the different layers of body and mind.
Sliding scale, pay what you can: $15, $20, or $25. Facilitated by Danny Lunce
Indian Raga: Coloring the Mind and Spirit.
Kolkata Indian Violinist Rupam Ghosh and local tabla percussionist Joe Culley will be performing a full Hindustani Classical Music Raga for inner peace and transcendence. A raga embodies nature's cyclical aspects of time, by coloring the mind with ancient Indian melodies and rhythms.