Gateway into Meditation
Are you feeling the call to dive into the world of meditation but are unsure where to begin? Perhaps you have started the practice, yet find yourself struggling to weave it into the fabric of your daily routine. Our introductory workshop will illuminate the path to a fulfilling meditation practice.
We'll embark on a journey through the fundamentals of meditation, and delve into the heart of meditation, unraveling the theories that form its foundation and the myriad of benefits that await. Whether it's seeking inner peace, managing stress, or simply finding a moment of tranquility, we'll explore the diverse motivations that draw individuals to this ancient art.
For those of you who find your thoughts racing during meditation, savasana, or even as you're tucking into bed, we have a special focus on contemplation practice. This can be a powerful ally in calming and focusing a bustling mind, offering a complementary stream to your meditation journey.
Our time together will be a blend of contemplation and meditation, sprinkled with some gentle asana to enhance your experience. To help you fully immerse in this journey, we recommend bringing along a yoga mat, a comfortable bolster or cushion, and pen and paper to capture your insights and reflections.
Join us in this workshop, and let's embrace the art of meditation together, transforming it from a fleeting encounter to a cherished, daily ritual.
Julie strives to create space for healing, growth and transformation, and encourages students to find a sense of grace and introspection in their practice. Through pranayama, meditation and yoga philosophy, Julie invites students to see yoga as more than just asana: to contemplate yoga as a living practice and a way of being; to consider the discoveries we make on our mats as metaphors for the lessons we need to learn in our lives off the mat.
She credits yoga with giving her greater clarity, inner strength, and a deeper understanding of compassion, as well as a profoundly different perspective on the world and her place within it.
Julie began practicing Ashtanga yoga in 2002, and received her 200-hour Advanced Study and Teacher Training Certification (alignment-based Hatha) in 2014. The teachers that have most influenced Julie are Colin Matthews, who helped her to find grace and wisdom in her personal practice, and Grant Hutchinson, who inspires her to approach teaching with loving compassion.