After years of recommending meditation to clients as a way to keep tension at bay between massages, I have finally decided to start teaching it. I can’t tell you how excited I am to help bridge the gap between mind and body.
My meditation journey started with books and CDs ten years ago. I sought meditation for relief from debilitating anxiety – and from it I learned to heal from trauma and gain perspective on the world that has made me who I am today. But there were many holes in my earlier education that could have been quickly filled by a teacher and thus saved me much heartache. I’m not sure about you, but affordable meditation instruction was difficult for me to come by.
And so, starting August 29 and each Wednesday after, I will be hosting Open Wednesdays at the Center. All levels are welcome but this will be geared toward beginners who want to learn a few different styles of meditation to use in different situations.
I’m just not good at meditation. I’ve tried before and I don’t think I’m doing it right. I think I’m just one of those people who can’t meditate.
Rest assured you are in good company with this experience. If meditation were easy, we would all have mastered it. The good news is, all you have to do is show up and you’re doing it correctly. Really. During these classes you will quickly find out that the world as it is isn’t conducive to a peaceful mind, and you are doing a radical wonderful thing with your time – whatever happens.
Open Wednesdays at the Center
When: Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 PM *beginning August 29*
Where: The Center on High, 3208 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43202
What to expect: We will begin promptly at 7:30 with an overview of practices and pitfalls. We will have time to look at concerns or experiences you’ve been having with meditation. Then, we will sit together for a 25 minute session. Topics or styles of meditation covered will rotate each week, and sometimes the meditation will be guided. This is a wonderful way to learn lovingkindness, mindfulness, zen, pranayama, body awareness, imagery, mantra, and more! As this group becomes more established and favorites are determined, rotation will be less frequent.
Cost: $10 (cash preferred) or $85 for 10 sessions
Space is limited so make sure to reserve your spot today!
Questions? Call, email or text. 614-302-6586, firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!