Meditation 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.

The Four Agreements

A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz.

 This 4-week series on Don Miguel Ruiz's book "The Four Agreements" discusses the poignant introduction of the book and each of the four agreements. Learn how to incorporate these powerful understandings in your life in the midst of circumstance. Includes 30 minutes of guided meditation to integrate new awareness. Led by integrative therapist Katie Dillingham.

The Four Agreements:
1. Be impeccable with your word.
2. Don’t take anything personally.
3. Don’t make assumptions.
4. Always do your best.

Sundays | April 23- May 14
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Cost for the 4 week series | $125

About Katie:
Katie Dillingham is a License Professional Counselor in private practice working with individuals and couples.

She believes healing occurs when ones intrapersonal, interpersonal, and spiritual relationships are in alignment and is passionate about helping people uncover and work through their internal blocks to both giving and receiving love. Katie is an eclectic therapist and has training in several different models including Internal Family Systems, Family Systems, Emotional Focused Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Attachment, DEEP (Dynamic Enriched Experiential Psychotherapy), and EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). Katie is currently a participant in Carol Middelberg’s Family Systems training and Flint Spark’s consultation group for therapists.

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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