Qigong and Tai Chi with Dr. Cass with Naumann

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Qigong and Tai Chi are moving meditations which use slow graceful movements and controlled breathing techniques to strengthen your mind-body connection, reduce stress, and improve circulation thereby enhancing your overall health.

This is a 2-hour introductory workshop in Yang style Tai Chi, a style of Qigong safe for all ages and skill levels. The workshop will include Tai Chi walking, gentle stretching, an introduction to the 24 Yang style Tai Chi forms, breath, and energy work (Qigong).

Dr. Cass Naumann has a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, with an honors concentration in Integrative Medicine: Qigong and the effects of Vibrational Healing. She is a certified Asian bodyworker, a Reiki master/teacher, and a certified Yoga teacher with over 15 years of experience teaching various styles of Yoga, Tai Qi, Qigong, meditation and holistic lifestyle principles. Postgraduate studies have included trauma recovery with acupuncture and herbs, certification as an acupuncture detox specialist (NADA), Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture, cupping therapy, Chi Nei Tsang, Shakujyu Japanese meridian therapy, and a Doctoral study abroad intensive on Japanese techniques in Kyoto, Japan.

Thursday, May 24th
7:00-9:00PM
$50

Invoking the Goddess Workshop

Invoking the Goddess | Transformation through Grace

Use this time and sacred space to connect with different Goddesses through yoga postures and guided meditation. Led by Krista Lea, a true Spiritual seeker, and yogini. She will point you toward deeper states of self-awareness that allow immediate shifts in your expression and life experience. Let your natural desires come through and identify where you are in resistance or in disbelief of your inner Goddess. Everything is possible when you open up to this realm- what would you like to transform or create?

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In this workshop:
• Be guided into deep meditation to connect to the Goddess frequency
• Open and connect with the subtle energies that express the body through yoga (all levels)
• Identify negative thought repetitions that are barriers to expansion
• Hone your power to manifest and create the life you love
•Sound healing, aromatics, and imagery used to amplify your releasing and transforming experience

 

Welcome the grace of the Goddess into your life and let her uplift your heart and elevate your life in every way. Working with the Goddess's of Yoga Mythology: Durga, Kali, Lakshmi, Parvati, & Saraswati. READ MORE HERE

 Krista Lea, offers dynamic and self-reflective classes that enhance awareness. Her mission is to hold space for life and guide others to feel freedom within body and mind.  She infuses her classes with crystal bowls, chakra balancing, breath work, and weaves in self-empowerment teachings. Try a Release class if you'd like to experience these all combined with mindful yoga flow. Her teaching style is sure to leave you confident and uplifted. She received certifications as a Mindfulness and Meditation and Yoga Instructor. She brings to her classes a soft voice and ASMR techniques (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) that serves as a potent nervous system elixer. Learn more about Krista at  Halfmoon Meditation .

Krista Lea, offers dynamic and self-reflective classes that enhance awareness. Her mission is to hold space for life and guide others to feel freedom within body and mind.  She infuses her classes with crystal bowls, chakra balancing, breath work, and weaves in self-empowerment teachings. Try a Release class if you'd like to experience these all combined with mindful yoga flow. Her teaching style is sure to leave you confident and uplifted. She received certifications as a Mindfulness and Meditation and Yoga Instructor. She brings to her classes a soft voice and ASMR techniques (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) that serves as a potent nervous system elixer. Learn more about Krista at Halfmoon Meditation.

Please bring a yoga mat, journal and pen, and all your heart & soul.
May 6, 13, 20, 27
Sundays 1:00pm - 3:00 pm
$175 entire series
$50 drop in

Read more about this workshop and how to connect to the Goddess at Halfmoon's blog

Essential Oils Happy Hour

Curious about essential oils or how to make better use of the oils you have?

Krista Lea, Aroma Meditation leader at the Meditation Bar, invites you to her social gathering focused around oils and their magical uses.

In this FREE come & go gathering you will have access to an abundance of oils to smell and 3 Essential Oil Experts to answer any of your questions.

- Discover my top 5 way to use oils
- Invite your friends
- Enjoy a glass of bubbly
- Smell a bunch of oils
- Talk to Essential Oil experts

 Join us for the FUN!

Join us for the FUN!

MINDFUL SEX: PRESENCE IN PLEASURE With Melissa Hargrave

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Are you looking to increase and deepen your pleasure? Would you like to learn how mindfulness can benefit your sex life? Mindful sex practice opens lovers to a whole new world of pleasure and connection.  Sex Therapists use mindfulness to help clients explore discover, and communicate needs and desires. Join Melissa Hargrave, LPC-S, LMFT-S, as she guides you through a meditation on pleasure, breathwork, and pleasure mapping exercises toward bringing more presence to your pleasure.

MELISSA HARGRAVE is an inspirational speaker, therapist, and clinical supervisor, who provides sex-positive psychotherapy and advocates for healthy sexuality across the lifespan. She presents on a wide range of topics and has a talent for connecting with her audiences and providing actionable strategies for positive change. Today Melissa is most often invited to utilize her passion, energy, and warm personal style, to speak about sex and relationships. Audiences describe her as warm, direct, and engaging. Her presentations are known for being as practical as they are inspiring. She is a radical advocate for healthy and happier sexual relationships. 

Sunday, Feb 11th., 3:30-4:45 PM

$25

The Evolutionary Intelligence of Dreams: Unlocking Their Secrets for Guidance and Wisdom With Len Worley

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We spend two hours each night dreaming—that’s one month each year. Why does Nature make such an enormous investment in this mysterious process? Furthermore, how can we crack the code and make use of this purposeful, necessary, and highly intelligent process?

The answers are in. Combining science with mythology, depth psychology, and meditative/spiritual practice, we can understand what is at work in our dreams, and as a result, cooperate with the evolutionary function of dreaming.

This 4-hour workshop is presented by Len Worley, PhD who draws from his careers in psychology, bodywork, and dream-studies. Topics covered:

• New neuroscience of sleep and dreaming—why they are more important than realized to immune function, creative thought, and ability to learn and remember.

• Dispel common cultural misperceptions that misdirect us from the truth and intention of a dream.

• Essential guiding principles that are useful for remembering and understanding dreams.

•Meditative practices that enable one to re-enter the dream state while awake in order to ask questions and receive guidance from dream figures.

Sunday, Feb 4th., 1:00-5:00 PM

$100 Before 1/28/2018

$125 After 1/28/2018

Gong Bath: A Sound Healing Experience

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Singing, chanting, and music are the primal energies we relate to when we think of sound and the way sound heals us. It lifts our spirits and our consciousness to our Higher Self. The sound of the gong resonants with the energy center of the body and opens these centers to awaken our finite selves with that of Infinity.

Join Janice Harimandir Samuelson For an evening of relaxing and tuning into our inner voices, February 1st., 7:00 - 8:00pm.

The Heart Is Awake: Sound Meditation

 Lie down or sit and experience a meditative journey in healing sound and overtone singing. Welcoming back Billy!  The project called the heart is awake is a sonic expression inspired through Shingetsu Billy White, internationally acclaimed singer and musician for 30 years, long time student of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, yoga, and various shamanic traditions. Materializing in the form of a collective experience that includes meditation, mantras and chants, devotional songs and sound ceremony, a practice which enfolds deep sound into the meditation space. A new kind of “performance” using voice and instruments from various parts of the world, in which there is a dissolving into the intuitive, the recognition of original being, radiant and peaceful. $20  *Class frequently sells out so please book in advance.

Lie down or sit and experience a meditative journey in healing sound and overtone singing. Welcoming back Billy! 
The project called the heart is awake is a sonic expression inspired through Shingetsu Billy White, internationally acclaimed singer and musician for 30 years, long time student of Zen and Tibetan Buddhism, yoga, and various shamanic traditions. Materializing in the form of a collective experience that includes meditation, mantras and chants, devotional songs and sound ceremony, a practice which enfolds deep sound into the meditation space. A new kind of “performance” using voice and instruments from various parts of the world, in which there is a dissolving into the intuitive, the recognition of original being, radiant and peaceful.
$20
*Class frequently sells out so please book in advance.

Restorative Aroma Yoga

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Untangle the body and mind with gentle restorative yoga. This unique restorative class is complemented by sound healing and aromatherapy to enhance deep relaxation. Restorative yoga is a healing practice for all levels to deeply nourish yourself while receiving the benefits of meditation.

Krista Lea uses yin and restorative postures to balance the physical and energetic (chakra) bodies. Your experience will complemented by crystal sound, essential oil blends, and gentle touch.

$20
$15 Unlimited Members

iRest to De-Stress & Reconnect

Sunday afternoons, come rest in the 4-week series

Why do we feel so stressed? Frustration, irritation, struggle, anxiety, overwhelm, physical tension, difficult thoughts. Are they signs that life has gone wrong and inner calm and ease are simply out of reach for us? Or, perhaps, are they here for another reason? Could they be messengers, benevolent allies with valuable information here specifically to lead us to greater peace in the midst of however life is showing up?

Through deeply restful meditation and self-inquiry, we will explore tools to develop a new relationship with stressful feelings, emotions and thoughts.
Join us for this 4-week journey, designed to deepen over the duration of the month.

About Shari

Shari is a Certified iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation Teacher. Her teaching is informed by years of personal experience with chronic pain and illness, post-traumatic stress disorder, parenting a child with special needs, and providing care for aging and dying parents.

Shari is also business manager and co-owner of Austin Binding Shop, a custom area rug business she runs with husband, Jeff. In earlier careers, she worked as a life coach, angel reader, management consultant and communication strategist.

Sundays | Oct 29 - Nov 19
3:00pm - 4:00pm
$99

 

Mind Alive | Creating a Flow State & High Functioning Mind

Mind integration is the ultimate performance tool! Whether you’re an athlete, an executive, a mom, or
student, a high functioning mind makes life better and happier!

If you suffer from poor sleep, anxiety, trauma, or mental fatigue from a hectic modern society, the “Mind Alive Workshop” is for you! Tension, discord, and dysrhythmias disappear when you apply the
Mind Alive techniques.

Developed by Dr. Bruce Wayne Meleski (Dr. Mel), the “Mind Alive Workshop” provides a multi-pathway model to create a Flow State in your mind. The workshop allows you to personalize a program, start small and progress at your own speed toward an integrated mind. Attend one session or all four sessions.

Saturdays | Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11, Nov 18
$150 early bird
$175 day of
or $45 for individual session

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About Dr. Mel:
As an elite collegiate athlete, Dr. Bruce Wayne Meleski (Dr. Mel) learned what it takes to be successful and created the Body Logic systems model for training and rehabilitation. Converting this model into a software platform, Dr. Mel helped train more than 250,000 athletes and more than 400 NCAA champions.

In 2008, Dr. Mel identified a missing link in lifestyle prevention, brain health, and cast a wide net for natural and holistic solutions to assist individuals in quieting their fight/flight/freeze response, an epidemic in modern society. Dr. Mel’s “Mind Alive Workshop” is a result of that journey and targets personalized approaches for restorative sleep, brain power, and awareness

Astrological Meditation-what's your sign?

This is the one time you will feel comfortable being asked "what's your sign?" at a bar.

Join Virgina Palmer on an Astrological Meditation journey September 23rd from 2 to 4pm at the Meditation Bar.  Astrology Meditation is an innovative method to experience the energy of the planets, the astrological signs and your individual natal matrix.

Virginia Palmer will give an overview of how the particular energy and position of each planet influences your physical life. As you gain knowledge of the interactions of the planets, influence of the signs and transits in your individual natal chart, you also gain understanding of yourself, friends, family and the world.

Virginia will guide you on Four Astrological Meditative Journeys:

  • Experiencing the Planets
  • Feeling the Energy of the Signs
  • Transforming the Aspects
  • Living Your Chart, Your Soul’s Path

Each participant receives a copy of their astrological natal chart with reference to important signs, their Sun and Moon. They will also receive a 15-minute personal astrology recorded reading to be scheduled at a later date.

We are energy in motion, always growing, changing, and evolving. When we align ourselves with our own unique energies and the movement of the planets, we can experience balance, ease and harmony in our daily life. Welcome to a Meditative Journey with your Stars!

Saturday, September 23rd
2:00-4:00PM
$49

About Virginia:

Virginia Palmer, Ph.D., is Founder/Director of Resources Unlimited Human Development Foundation and Partner in MV Green Power LLC. Virginia has a BA in Journalism/Political Science; MA in Counseling/Physical Education and a Ph.D. in Human Development. She combines 30 years of teaching Meditation, presenting Personal Power seminars, Transformational Leadership trainings and Conscious Dreaming workshops. Virginia assists individuals and groups to clarify goals, transform visions, and manifest desires so that they more fully live their dreams.

As a therapist, and Success coach, Virginia Palmer is committed to inspire and empower people to live richer, more successful lives in a balanced environment.

Dr. Palmer is certified in the following areas: Vitality Meditation Practice; Western Astrology; Enneagram Personality Types; Neuro-Linguistic Programming; Inner Child Dynamics; Mediation and gives certifications in Conscious (Lucid) Dreaming.

Virginia is author of StressWorks; Leadership and Group Dynamics; Personal Management Pattern; Faces of Power, A Guide to Personal Empowerment; Seven Faces of Soul; Dream Mapping, Seven Steps to Greater Success and Dream Power, Unlocking the Magic of Lucid Dreaming. She lives in Austin, TX.

www.virginiapalmer.com  

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The Right to Write | Empower Creativity Through Writing

Build a new tribe of writing friends, invoke your deepest voice and fall in love with your writing. This is an invitation to just write! Inspired by Julia Cameron's, The Artist's Way and The Right to Write, this workshop will allow you to free your self-expression and build confidence and respect for your writing ability. Whether you are a writer, poet, blogger, CEO, doctor, mother, or wherever you are in life, there is much to be gained when you allow your voice to flow on the page. We are all "writers" and writing can be considered a form of prayer or meditation connecting you to your highest form of intelligence. This is a practice of a lifetime for insight, authenticity, confidence and to finally channel the human natural urge to CREATE.

This workshop, led by Krista Lea, opens with guided meditation to activate the right side of the brain. Follows with prompted writing and then closes with guided meditation and sharing circle. Each week you will be given exercises to keep your writing and creative momentum flowing.

In in this workshop:

  • Get clear on what wants to be created through you
  • Identify your authentic voice and express who you are freely in the world
  • Clear the static of limiting beliefs and mental constructs that prevent you from making lasting change

"Why should we write?" "We should write because writing brings clarity and passion to the act of living. Writing is sensual, experiential, grounding. We should write because writing yields us a body of work, a felt path through the world we live in." Julia Cameron

Sundays
July 9th, 16th, 23, and 30
1:00pm - 2:30pm
$125

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About Krista:
Krista Lea, offers dynamic and self-reflective classes that enhance awareness at Meditation Bar.  Her mission is to hold space and guide others to feel more freedom in the body and mind. She infuses her classes with crystal bowls, chakra balancing, breath work, and weaves in self-empowerment teachings. Her teaching style is sure to leave you confident and uplifted. She received her certification as a Mindfulness and Meditation Instructor and a yoga teacher certification. Krista is the creator of HalfMoon Meditation, a platform to share her passion for self-care practices that create a beautiful life. She uses the power of writing to access heart-based intelligence and wisdom that is brought into the sacred space she holds for others.

Mindfulness and Stress Resilience Workshop

Mindfulness and Stress Resilience: Retraining the Mind and Heart

 This workshop is based on the world renowned 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR®) Program, founded in 1979 by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness.

We will explore mindfulness and stress through practices of retraining the mind- body-heart. We will also explore stress reactivity and resilience through the lens of neuroscience. The MBSR program in rooted in practices for harnessing neuroplasticity of our brains to develop stress hardiness through training in mindfulness, kindness and self-compassion.

The MBSR Program is evidence based and has been widely researched and proven to benefit people reporting a variety of concerns:

  •  Stress – caused by work, school, family, financial, illness, aging, grief, and several other factors of daily living.
  •  Medical conditions – including chronic illness or pain, high blood pressure, cancer, heart disease, GI distress, skin disorders, and many other conditions.
     
  •  Psychological distress – including anxiety, panic, depression, fatigue and sleep disturbances.
     
  • Prevention and wellness –including health enhancement, increased focus and creativity and learning a better sense of balance in life.

Saturday, June 17th
2:00 - 4:00pm
$49

 

About Geeta:

 Geeta holds a Certificate in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR®) training from the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center For Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. Her workshops and classes introduce individuals and groups to mind-body practices that reduce stress and cultivate greater ease and joy in living. In addition to working with individuals from all walks of life, she has also offered training to organizations and corporate clients including Seton Hospitals, Zydus Research, UT Counseling and Mental Health Center and Austin School District Staff.

Prior to teaching Mindfulness, Geeta worked at the Counseling and Mental Health Center atUniversity of Texas at Austin. She has presented interactive workshops and trainings to over 50,000 individuals worldwide.

She is known for her “heart-centered” approach that invites participants to explore life’s challenges in a safe and supportive environment.

iRest® for Insomnia

In this 4-week series, we will explore practices to help ease your body and mind into deep states of relaxation that support you to fall asleep, stay asleep and get restful sleep. By working regularly with these practices, you create a routine that conditions your body and mind to fall asleep easily and quickly.

We will explore ways to:

  • Deeply relax the body.
  • Shift your brain from its focusing network to its defocusing network.
  • Nourish a felt-sense of Well-being no matter your circumstance or situation.
  • Proactively engage thoughts and emotions during the day so that bedtime is freed up for sleep.

Each session will include a 30-minute guided meditation which will be recorded for your use at home. Led by Shari Pitts.

May 25 - June 15
Thursdays | 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Non-Members | $99
Unlimited Members | $79

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About Shari:
Shari has advanced training in the iRest® (https://www.irest.us/projects/irest) meditation protocol. iRest is a practical, research-tested combination of modern mindfulness self-inquiry tools and ancient meditation techniques. She was drawn to iRest for its scientific base, which appeals to her mind, and because it doesn't require sitting in uncomfortable positions, which appeals to her body.

Meditation for Concentration

Meditation and Concentration are inextricably linked. Meditation has been shown to improve concentration, and as any meditator knows, concentration improves meditation. New research shows that in as little as 8 weeks of practice, meditation can shrink the amygdala (responsible for fear and stress) and measurably increase the thickness of the pre-frontal cortex, associated with awareness, decision making and improved concentration. Join us as we explore the interplay between concentration and meditation. Learn and practice a variety of techniques including how to sharpen your concentration while practicing any form of meditation, and meditations specifically designed to enhance concentration.

Saturday May 20th and 27th
2:00-4:00pm
Cost: $79

 

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About Charles:
Charles MacInerney is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT-500 hr. He has practiced yoga for 44 years and been a full time teacher since 1989. Charles has taught workshops on improving concentration for the UT Women’s athletic program (track, volleyball and golf teams), UT Faculty and Staff, IBM, 3M, Apple, numerous government agencies, St. Edwards University (psychology department), and at hundreds of Yoga retreats, workshops, and conferences around the world. He is the publisher of the Expanding Paradigms newsletter, and has written articles for a variety of magazines including the Yoga Journal. Charles is the founder of www.yogateacher.com He offers workshops at yoga studios around the country and since 1992 he has been leading retreats in Texas, Massachusetts, Mexico and Guatemala. Charles is co-founder and instructor with the Living Yoga Teacher Training Program and co-founder of the Texas Yoga Retreat.

LISTEN | Sound Meditation

Shingetsu Billy White will offer explorations in sound and vibration, with the intention of balancing and aligning energies and expanding awareness. 

Friday April 7
7:30 pm-8:30 pm
$20
 

Billy is an internationally acclaimed singer and musician for 30 years, long time student of zen and tibetan buddhism, yoga, and various shamanic traditions. He teaches a new kind of “performance” using voice and instruments and is available for private session instruction at Meditation Bar. Check out his work at: theheartisawake.com

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Meditation for Anxiety

 

This is an integrative class that combines meditation techniques including yoga nidra to soothe the mind, work through emotions, relieve anxiety and to help you cultivate awareness and gratefulness in your life. This class is open to all levels - including those who have never meditated and those who are curious about the process.

March 23 - April 13
Thursdays | 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Non-Members | $99
Unlimited Members | $79

About Ryann:

Ryann Hanes-Sloan is a Yoga and Mindfulness teacher in Austin, Texas. She has dedicated her life to studying the most effective ways to help others move through blockages and increase their presence. Ryann has over 600 hours of yoga study including time studying Yogic Philosophy with her teacher, Swami Govindananda in India. Ryann has been lucky to study and teach yoga across the globe and considers the culmination of these experiences to be her inspiration for connecting with others and helping them to learn the tools to uncover their true brilliance.

Ryann is currently studying Mindfulness and Meditation with UCLA’s 10 month Mindful Awareness Research Program, where she is researching the most powerful ways to strengthen the brain through meditation.

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