Friday, January 17; 7-9PM
Explore the basic physiologic principles of breathing for mindfulness and stress regulation, and apply them to make meditation more accessible and enjoyable. Learn to work with breath effectively to maintain social-emotional equilibrium and healthy vagal tone.
Valentine Special – Meditation on the Heart with Sound Meditation
Franck Raharinosy and Mary Reilly Nichols
Explore methods of heart-centered meditation using simple breath-awareness techniques from the Yoga Tantras, and then bathe in Franck Rahrinosy’s profoundly peaceful gong and Tibetan bowl vibrations for a transformative experience. Participants may relax lying down on mats provided or choose to experience the sound bath while seated.
The Art of Breathing : Session Three
Exploring Tantric Breath Practices
Friday, April 10; 7-9PM
The Art of Breathing : Session Four
Themes from the Kularnava Tantra – Breath as Your Inner Teacher
Receive instruction in the basics of optimal breathing habits and breath centered meditation. Focus on a specific text, the “Kularnava Tantra” which offers breath technique as a means to meditative non-dual awareness.
In each class there will be a balance of informative instruction and sitting meditation.
TO ATTEND IN-PERSON:
To attend one session: General:$25/Members:$22.50
To attend all four sessions: General:$90/Members:$81
TO JOIN VIA ONLINE:
To attend one session: General:$7 (there is no member discount)
To attend all four sessions: General:$24 (there is no member discount)
Mary Reilly Nichols, Director of Nalanda Institute’s Yoga, Mind & Spirit, has been teaching meditation and yoga philosophy for over 3 decades. She spent ten years teaching a breath based therapy in the treatment of stuttering and now teaches breathing, mindful practices and stress management in corporate and medical settings.