Gateway into Meditation
Are you interested in starting a meditation practice, but don't know how to begin? Have you tried meditation but find it challenging to cultivate a regular, consistent practice?
In this introductory workshop, we will learn the basics of meditation: from finding a comfortable and sustainable seating position, to learning common meditation techniques, to tips on how to develop a lasting relationship with this powerful practice. We will explore some of the theory behind meditation and its benefits, and discuss the different reasons people choose to meditate.
Please dress in comfortable layers for warmth, and bring a yoga mat, blocks and writing material for taking notes.
Bolsters and/or meditation cushions are recommended.
June 10, 2023 (Sat)
2:30PM - 4:00PM
$40 +hst (member receive 10% off)
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If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please contact us by email email@example.com or call (905) 829-3443
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.