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The Art of Breathing: Session One – Mary Reilly Nichols | 7-9PM

Sep
10

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

THE ART OF BREATHING

Tuesday, September 10; 7-9PM
The Art of Breathing : Session One:
How to Breathe: Optimal Breathing Practices for Life, Meditation, and Stress Management.

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.
General:$20/Members:$18 – REGISTER HERE

Session 1 will not be live-streamed.


Tuesday, September 17; 7-9PM  

The Art of Breathing : Session Two: 

Centering Breath Techniques from the Yoga and Buddhist Traditions 
Receive instruction in the basics of optimal breathing habits and breath centered meditation. Focus on core teachings from the Buddhist and Yoga canon and practice meditation with simple and transformative “pranayama”-  yogic breath technique.
To attend in-person – General:$20/Members:$18 – REGISTER HERE
To join online – General: $7 (no member discount on live-stream) REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, September 24; 7-9PM 

The Art of Breathing : Session Three: 

Exploring Tantric Breath Practices 
Receive instruction in the basics of optimal breathing habits and breath centered meditation. Focus on the easeful and enlightening breath methodology described in Tantric contemplative teachings.

To attend in-person – General:$20/Members:$18 – REGISTER HERE
To join online – General: $7 (no member discount on live-stream) REGISTER HERE


Tuesday, October 1; 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.
To attend in-person – General:$20/Members:$18 – REGISTER HERE
To join online – General: $7 (no member discount on live-stream) REGISTER HERE

SERIES (to attend all four sessions – in-person): General:$70/Members:$63   REGISTER HERE
To join online – General: $20 (no member discount) REGISTER HERE

In each class there will be a balance of informative instruction and sitting meditation.

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.

Mary holds a BA in anthropology from Harvard University, and completed five years of residency in the meditation ashrams of Swami Muktananda both in India and in the US.

 

Venue

Tibet House US Gallery
22 West 15th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States
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Website:
tibethouse.us

About the Presenter

Mary Reilly Nichols

Mary Reilly Nichols holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Harvard University and completed five years of residency in meditation ashrams in India and the US. A devoted student of Muktananda, she has taught yoga and meditation in New York City for over thirty years. Her teaching combines Iyengar, Integral and Anusara styles of Hatha Yoga with the Upanishadic tradition of the wisdom and experience of non-duality. She offers frequent workshops on classical yoga philosophy and psychology, including Advaita Non-Dualism and the Tantric methods of Kashmiri Shaivism. Currently, Ms. Nichols teaches stress management in psychiatric settings and is involved in ongoing research on the mind/body benefits of yoga and meditation.