Transforming Stress--Inside and Out

Every magazine and TV news “better living” segment provides tips on diffusing the stress that builds up in the process of living life and this weekend you’ll experience many of the same kinds of practices. But what is unique about this workshop is that you’ll get to the root of your stress—you’ll discover its true cause and work with the patterns of perception that increase and prolong it.

In our adventure together, you’ll luxuriate in

·        ---Passive stretches that are more restorative for the nervous system than sleep;
--- Yogic breathing and meditation techniques that can relieve conditions of dis-stress when they arise;
---Simple practices that can add joy and balance to your daily life.

 Perhaps even more importantly, you’ll learn

·       --- How your interpretation of life events brings you equanimity or suffering;
---The dynamics of your relationship to stress;
---Ways of viewing that can empower you in stressful situations.

 You’ll go home relaxed and revitalized with a tool-kit of stress-relieving techniques and practices—and with new perspectives that can transform not just your stress, but your life.

 

Tools for Conscious Living

In a workshop that is fun and relaxing as well as informative and perhaps even transformative, Bhavani introduces you to a variety of tools for conscious living, including the oldest tool of all: conscious awareness—learning about ourselves through witnessing our thoughts, feelings, and behavior. We’ll practice this conscious awareness as we experience

        ---Kripalu yoga postures and breathing techniques;
---Everyday movement, including learning how to give and receive the blessing of a simple shoulder massage;
---Co-listening—a powerful format for being present with another—and communicating our awarenesses;
---Times of all-out, inner-child-pleasing play.

 You’ll have an opportunity to relax, to savor your connection to yourself, others, and spirit, and to discover new dimensions of your being that you can continue to nurture with the practices of yoga long after you return home.

 

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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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