HOPE WINTER IS TREATING YOU NICELY IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS 

            

Bhavani playing at kirtan

My summer was short but sweet. At the end of the summer I had the good fortune of being invited to Martha's Vineyard. I first took a great memoir writing retreat with the incredible Nancy Aronie and then did a kirtan and meditation workshop at Scarlet Johnson's spectacular Yoga Barn yoga studio. The picture to the left is from the kirtan, which I did with a fine MV drummer, Rick Bausman. It was all a great joy. And of course Martha's Vineyard itself--which I'd never seen before--is magical. I highly recommend you visit it sometime if you've not experienced it.

Now I'm back in Lenox and ready to do my next kirtan at Kripalu on November 27. Remember that if you're in the neighborhood, you can come to the kirtan for $15. Or even better, there is Berkshire day at Kripalu on Wednesdays, so you get a discount on the entire day rate. I'm also continuing to do R&R workshops--and you can look ahead to plan your trip when I'm teaching because all the R&R workshops are now listed on the Kripalu website!

Meditation bowlMy next longer program is an Introduction to Meditation on the weekend following Thanksgiving, November 29 through December 1, 2019. Remember that it's great for experienced meditators as well as those just starting out. Click on Upcoming Program on the right column to find out more information about the weekend--and to register on Kripalu's website, click here.

If you're a plan ahead person, consider coming to my Soothing Midwinter Meditation Retreat from December 22-26, 2019. The year-end time is perfect for contemplation: taking stock of the year that is passing away, and visioning the year to come. Learn more about that program here

Please know that I’d love to come to your area to do any of my workshops. Check out my Events to Sponsor page to see what I offer on the road—and then invite me out! Just give me a call or send me an email invitation.

I hope to see you again soon wherever and whenever. Take extra special care of yourself and your loved ones. I hope this year is one of great joy in every area of your life. Please sign the Guestbook before you go—and remember that you can email me any time at the email below with questions and/or rejoicings about your practice. Have a beautiful day. Peace and blessings.

 

 

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Upcoming Program Alert!

Previous events

Dec22

Soothing Midwinter Meditation Retreat

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, 57 Interlaken, Stockbridge, MA

  • December 22–26, 2019
  • Sunday-Thursday: 4 nights

 

For all levels.

Escape from hectic holiday energy and relax into quiet contemplation to honor the past year and prepare for the next. This retreat is ideal as an introduction for beginning meditators and an opportunity for experienced practitioners to find fresh inspiration.

Learn to practice several techniques including meditation on the breath, walking meditation, and loving-kindness. This program also includes the opportunity meditative journaling as you celebrate all you have accomplished in the past year and bring yourself powerfully present to support the year to come.

Discover the benefits of meditating in a group and return home with tools and motivation to continue contemplative practices that can bring greater clarity and peace to your life.

Note Please bring a journal (laptops or tablets are fine). You may bring your own meditation cushion or bench if you have one.

Tuition $325.00 per person + room and meals. CE Credits: Yoga Teachers (YA) : 17.75 credits, $50.00

Nov29

Introduction to Meditation

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, 57 Interlaken, Stockbridge, MA

  • November 29–December 1, 2019
  • Friday-Sunday: 2 nights

 

For everyone.

Heard about the benefits of meditation and wondered what the practice is really like? Or maybe you’ve had some meditation instruction but haven’t yet found a technique that fits your temperament and lifestyle, one that allows you to sustain a regular practice.

Bhavani Lorraine Nelson, known for her clear instruction and user-friendly approach, introduces you to meditation techniques from the yogic and Buddhist traditions, including

  • Meditation on the breath
  • Loving-kindness meditation
  • Walking meditation
  • Pranayama (breathing exercises)
  • Mantra meditation
  • Sanskrit chanting as meditation.

Gain the inspiration and clarity you need to continue meditating at home, ultimately bringing greater peace, equanimity, and contentment into your life.

Tuition $260.00 per person + room and meals. CE Credits: Yoga Teachers (YA) : 8.25 credits, $50.00

Jun23

Introduction to Meditation

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, 57 Interlaken, Stockbridge, MA

 

June 23–25, 2019
Sunday–Tuesday: 2 nights

For everyone.

Heard about the benefits of meditation and wondered what the practice is really like? Or maybe you’ve had some meditation instruction but haven’t yet found a technique that fits your temperament and lifestyle, one that allows you to sustain a regular practice.

Bhavani Lorraine Nelson, known for her clear instruction and user-friendly approach, introduces you to meditation techniques from the yogic and Buddhist traditions, including

Meditation on the breath
Loving-kindness meditation
Walking meditation
Pranayama (breathing exercises)
Mantra meditation
Sanskrit chanting as meditation.


Gain the inspiration and clarity you need to continue meditating at home, ultimately bringing greater peace, equanimity, and contentment into your life.

Tuition: $260.00 per person + room and meals.

Quote of the Week

 

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”

 
—Rumi

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