Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation & Stress Reduction
Tuesdays 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Jan 1-Feb 9
With Jon Waterman
Beginners, All Levels
$20/$120=6 Classes; $24 Drop In
Only experienced meditators can register or drop in after the 2nd week of each intro session. .
Co-Sponsored with IMCW
Insight Meditation Community of Washington
This short course provides you a special opportunity to become familiar with, or continue to practice, the time-tested, focusing, relaxing and restorative qualities of Mindfulness Meditation. We'll explore how meditation helps us lower stress levels, and be more balanced and healthy. You'll learn useful tools for identifying and managing stress in skillful and gentle ways.
We know that many folks are often intimidated by the thought of sitting still for long periods of time. So we’ll first explore gentle flowing movements that release tension and stress to prepare for meditation. As weeks progress, instructions will cover meditation while sitting, kneeling, standing and walking. Each class includes deep relaxation in the reclining posture. Jon will also offer short talks which include a relaxed blend of Applied Mindfulness—a secular approach to teaching meditation similar to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and some traditional teachings from the path to enlightenment.
This series is primarily for those new to meditation and/or want to reduce stress. Props such as chairs, sitting cushions, blankets and eye masks will be provided.
Your Instructor: Jon Waterman, an original member of the Board of Directors of the IMCW (Insight Meditation Community of Washington) Teacher’s Council, began practicing yoga and meditation while teaching the martial arts in the early 1970’s, with a concentration, since 1994, on Buddhist Insight Meditation. His workshops and retreats focus on strengthening continuity of present moment awareness by combining mindful movement, insight dialogue and various meditation techniques.
Also register for Jon's next 1/2 Day Mindfulness Meditation Mini-Retreat from Stress Dec 13 11A - 3P!
Register now to reserve your spot at: www.dreamyogastudio.com
Dream Yoga Studio & Wellness Center
1485 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 104
McLean, VA 22101