There are countless ways we stop ourselves from asking for what we want out of life and setting the intention to be happy. Fortunately, the wisdom traditions have been offering tools to unlock our potential for centuries. These teachings empower us to connect with our own heart and mind, to create unity within our beings, to live more mindfully and intentionally, and to show up fully present to each moment, with a fearless trust in what the moment brings.
These teachings will support you in:
- mindfully and carefully uncovering deeper truths about yourself
- unifying your many “personalities,” enabling you to show up as your whole self every day
- awakening and learning to value your unique talents
- feeling free to make choices that inspire you from happiness instead of fear
Each of these is invaluable on our journey to authentic living. Evaluating them in our own lives shifts our focus from an outer search for happiness and freedom to an inner one. This shift must happen with great care in the form of support from others and compassion towards ourselves, combined with the mindfulness to accept ourselves as we are in this moment. This invokes a sense of personal responsibility which, I believe, is the first and most important step to becoming whole and happy.
I am delighted to offer you these 10 unique meditation tracks from different meditation and mindfulness traditions around the world. Whether you’re a brand new meditator or have been practicing for years, you’re sure to find some peace and quiet with these calming and centering tracks.
YOGA OFF THE MAT: DISCUSSIONS ON LIVING OUR PRACTICE
The teachings of yoga are profoundly relevant for our lives today. Although most of us begin yoga with poses, what many of us don’t know is that the physical practice of yoga is a relatively small part of the entire approach. This class is a gateway which offers students tools to delve deeper into understanding themselves and their world by exploring the spiritual, social and psychological aspects of this 5,000 year tradition of wisdom. The result is an awakening to live more intentionally and effectively, an invitation to feel calm, confident, and clear in each moment.
Awakening the Spiritual Heart: A silent retreat
Start 2017 with a day dedicated to being present and opening the heart. Join this silent urban retreat and give yourself a unique and profound opportunity to quiet the mind, rejuvenate the body and open the heart.
The day’s agenda will include silent meditation, rejuvenating and relaxing hatha yoga and daily life awareness practices that can lead to a life of stillness, surrender, and joy. This is the path of the Spiritual Heart.
Building Strong Families Through the Arts
The arts are an incredibly effective medium for developing self-awareness, creating strategies for growth, and feeling into our boundaries, relationships and patterns. Join three Seattle area arts instructors, Laura Shepherd, Grace Bryant and Jesica Avellone (see bios below), who have a combined 35+ years of teaching music, drama, mindfulness, teambuilding and integrated arts for a life-changing series to build a stronger family from the inside out.
Hridaya Silent Meditation & Yoga Retreat
Join us for this special weekend, giving yourself a unique and profound opportunity to quiet the mind, rejuvenate the body and open the heart. The Hridaya Silent Meditation & Yoga Retreat will be three days spent in noble silence, allowing time to drop the everyday acts of doing and sink into just being.
With daily silent meditation, rejuvenating and relaxing hatha yoga, and daily life awareness practices, this weekend presents a path for the revelation of the Self and teaches how to live a life of stillness, surrender, and joy. This is the path of the Spiritual Heart.