Learn the simple yet powerful ancient practice of meditation in this beginner-friendly series that will introduce several meditation practices built upon a stable foundation of Mindfulness Meditation and help you learn how to establish a basic daily practice of your own. The course will be led by two senior certified Metrowest Yoga teachers who will provide meditation instruction and guide you through the practice with plenty of time for Q & A and open discussion.
Meditation has been scientifically proven to increase health and well-being in both body and mind: it reduces stress and anxiety, increases concentration and awareness, increases compassion and empathy, lowers blood pressure, strengthens the immune system, and contributes to a healthy heart. Who doesn't need more of that in their life?? Please join us for this engaging, light-hearted, and informative series that will help you learn to be more present and live your life more fully.
Turning The Mind Into An Ally by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Molly McCarthy: Molly supports her students and clients in developing the confidence and courage to embrace who they truly are. She brings extensive education, training, along with her own experience to help others on their journey toward accepting and expressing themselves fully. She developed a passion for meditation as a teenager and completed her training under David Nichtern, Senior Teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage, in 2017 to become a Certified Meditation Teacher. Molly believes that when we meditate we get to know ourselves, our patterns, and our beliefs. Only when we know our patterns do we get the opportunity to respond differently if we choose to. Molly completed a rigorous four-year program at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing to become certified as a Brennan Healing Science Practitioner. BBSH is a professional college dedicated to the study of the human energy field, psychology, spirituality, anatomy, and physiology. She is an Integrative Coach certified through the International Association for Counselors and Therapists and weaves these tools into her healing work. Molly believes in teaching by being as real and authentic as possible in each moment. She recognizes how vital humor has been in her own journey and loves to laugh with her students and clients. She owns a healing practice and teaches workshops throughout Metrowest Massachusetts. For more information please visit www.mollymccarthy.com
Rebecca D'Onofrio: Rebecca encourages the full embracing of what it is to be authentically human in body, in mind, and in heart and to live with unconditional confidence, dignity, and open-heartedness - this is reflected in every class that she teaches. Rebecca is an authorized Shambhala Guide in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche and has completed the intensive course of study and series of retreats of the Sacred Path of the Warrior. She is a private student, personal assistant, and assistant teacher of Senior Buddhist teacher David Nichtern. Rebecca is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance and certified as both a yoga instructor and meditation teacher through Empowered Yoga and Metrowest Yoga. She is also a certified Functional Movement Screen assessor and certified Balanced Athlete Coach which adds to her movement classes that emphasize healthy posture and functional movement. She studies under Johnny Guillespie, owner and founder of Balanced Athlete and Empowered Yoga. Rebecca is a hospice volunteer with Notre Dame Hospice and an End Of Life Committee member of the Boston Shambhala Center and provides heart-felt companionship and services to those who are preparing to pass away and their families. Rebecca offers her rich array of services at yoga studios, colleges, hospitals, retreat centers, businesses, and she also works privately with students. She is owner and founder of RDYoga, LLC. For more information please visit: www.RDYoga.net
If you are an artist and are curious how yogic practices can feed your creativity, this workshop is for you! According to Brene Brown's research 85% of people remember a shaming event in child hood, with 50% of those events involve shaming around creative expression. Explore how combining self compassion with meditation, movement, writing, sound healing, and experimenting with watercolors can work together to free your creative energy. "You are a born maker and we need what you have to bring to the world, because only you can make it. Unused creativity is not benign." ~ Brene Brown Please come with a yoga mat, a journal and an open mind.
Sunday Nov. 5, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost (includes art supplies) :
$30 (Day of Event)
$25 (Early Bird)
Char Willingham is a health, wellness & fitness professional, education specialist & national master trainer. She also works as a yoga teacher, reiki master and sound healer. Char combines her diverse background, which includes her training in meditation and experience in dance and movement, to encourage a heart opening, tension releasing, compassionate and deeply transformative journey through yoga, Reiki and sound.
Pamela Esty is an artist, graphic designer, former creative director and yoga teacher. Esty’s approach is akin to the surrealist automatic writers. She approaches her paintings without sketching beforehand; laying paint upon paper, working from the center towards the edges, then drawing with ink to finish her pieces. “The creatures, beings, places come from my subconscious. I am fascinated by what happens with watercolor. I don’t try to control the water and paint, rather, I let it flow and with it my imagination.”
Treat yourself to two hours of pure relaxation! Chris Briggs will lead you through a series of simple but profoundly restorative yoga poses. Using props, we will help you find the support you need to fully relax and stay in the pose for 5-10 minutes allowing the body to open and the mind to let go. Eileen will provide Traditional Thai Yoga Massage techniques to help you completely release tension and stress. Thai Yoga Massage is a healing art based on Ayurvedic medicine and yoga. It focuses on balancing the physical and energetic bodies, clearing any blockages that may exist in the meridians. It is a hands-on practice that includes gentle compression, passive movement and stretching.
Solar/Lunar Flow (Workshop)
withHeatherCastagnaro at Worcester
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The winter solstice is fast approaching and although it represents the shortest and darkest day of the year it also marks the beginning of the sun's return to our hemisphere, bringing its vibrancy and warmth. Heather will be leading a 2 hour solar/lunar vinyasa flow class. The first hour of the class will focus on solar (warming and energizing) poses that will get your vital energy flowing. The second hour will focus on lunar (cooling and grounding) poses that will allow you to surrender into the space you have created. By honoring both the solar and the lunar qualities within you will be able to access your strength and grace and leave feeling balanced and rejuvenated. Without the shadow there is no light, and without the light there is no shadow. One cannot exist without the other.