This event is limited to 10 participants. Registration for this event is non-refundable. There will be no make-up classes for missed sessions. By registering for this class, you are agreeing to these and other terms and conditions. Coupons are NOT accepted for this class.
The current popularity of meditation and the swirl of news stories and popular culture references that surround it can make it both attractive and a little mysterious. And with a several thousand year history and over 1,500 ways to practice it, it could be a bit intimidating as well. We assure you, that if you can breathe and realize that you are breathing (focusing), you can meditate.
As for the mystery, there really isn’t any. You learn to meditate by meditating. So the question really is, “how do I begin?” This depends on how you learn and how you maintain interest. For some people reading a book or listening to a podcast meets their needs. For others, they prefer a ‘live’ experience (on-line or in person) for the structure and commitment. All of manners of instruction are valid, it depends on what works best for you.
This five week workshop will introduce you to meditation with an in-person teacher. It will include discussion and instruction on the basics of meditation as well as an introduction to various meditation practices. While the meditative practices will vary, the workshop will have a common theme (intention) to maintain continuity, which we will discuss in week one.
By the end of the five weeks, you will have practiced several easily accessible meditative styles and techniques and will be equipped to continue your practice. You will also have the knowledge and direction to expand and refine your practice. Most importantly, you will know that if you can breathe and realize that you are breathing (focusing), you can meditate.
This event will be lead by a local meditation and yoga instructor. He has helped students across the Pittsburgh embrace meditation in their daily lives.