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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Introduction to Meditation

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Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, 57 Interlaken Road , Stockbridge, MA 01262

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.


CANCELED Speaking From The Heart with Bhavani Lorraine-Nelson

The Yoga Space, 82 Washington St, Keene, New Hampshire 03431

Whether your public speaking is on stage, teaching, or offering a toast, you’re not alone if you experience performance anxiety. For many, the fear of public speaking ranks higher than the fear of death. This workshop will teach you how to use the tools of breath and yoga to transform your fear into the joy that comes from authentically communicating the message of your heart.

You will learn:

~exercises to bring you present in your body before you speak; ~the body’s relaxation-producing breath, which naturally dissipates anxiety; ~and mindfulness techniques that maintain an inner focus.

“My promise to you is not that you’ll no longer feel any fear, but that it will no longer hold you back from sharing your uniqueness with the world.” Bhavani Lorraine-Nelson


CANCELED Classic Kirtan with Bhavani Lorraine Nelson at The Yoga Space

The Yoga Space, 82 Washington St , Keene, New Hampshire 03431

It was Krishna himself who said that the simple calling out of the divine names is the best spiritual practice in chaotic times. Chanting is a breathing practice—now prescribed by doctors for their heart patients; a meditation—see how quiet your monkey mind is as you immerse yourself in the chanting; a place to put your yearning for a direct experience of the divine; and above all else, it’s cheerful. It’s also true that we that we magnify the power of the chant when we practice as a group. So join us!

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


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