AT OUR NEW STUDIO!!!
HEART OF YOGA STUDIO
1325 Tehama Street, Redding, CA 96001
Every Wednesday morning from 8AM to 8:45AM
Class fee: $12
Do you ever need a little peace and quiet from the busyness of your everyday life?
Well you have come to the right place…Marcia is offering you an opportunity to take a few minutes each Wednesday morning to learn and incorporate mindfulness meditation practices to enrich your daily life.
You enter a warm, safe space that will offer you tools to peel away the layers of stress, anxiety, worry or whatever you are experiencing in the moment...an opportunity to be silent and quiet with your inner and outer awarenesses to balance and find peace as you simply sit and follow the gentle flow of breath. We sit in a small group, listening and observing, as we welcome the sensations of the body, emotions and thoughts...just Being...in pure presence in~the~moment.
The offerings of a meditation practice are also healing for your physiology! It is researched and proven to provide calming effects to the Central Nervous System and the lowering of blood pressure...just two of many healthy benefits of a practice of mindfulness meditation.
Within our meditation group we read, learn & discuss from the writings & teachings of the beloved teachers Marcia has been so fortunate to study with. These two extraordinary teachers have provided us with many fine tools for approaching & deepening our meditation practice & living our everyday daily lives:
Charlotte Joko Beck: Everyday Zen, Love & Work...A pioneer in her own right, Joko was an inspiration to many. This is one of the first books on Zen Meditation practices that Marcia was first introduced to. This book is a collection of dharma talks given by Joko to students on practice approaches to our everyday lives in love and work.
Joko was a master at zeroing into the very center of our humanness by not romanticizing spirituality...She was to me, an encourager of courage, to face whatever was truly happening in the moment. As she said, "We enter a discipline like Zen Practice so that we can learn to live in a sane way. It takes courage to sit well."
Diane Eshin Rizzetto: Waking Up to What You Do...This book is a compilation of excellent practices in the study of the Buddhist Precepts as a way of deepening our individual self inquiry. Under the tutelage of Eshin Rizzettos' wonderfully practical and thoughtful insights into our daily lives, we acquire life enriching tools that help us enter our practice, over and over again.
These and other wonderful insights will be brought into our discussions and sitting practice with offerings from other teachers' writings such as:
Pema Chodren: When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times
Jon Kabat-Zinn: Wherever You Go There You Are...Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
We train within our meditation and yoga practice through kindness and compassion for ourselves, others and the greater good so that we may all live a sane and peaceful life together.
Please come and join us each Wednesday as we sit together as a community of peaceworkers! As we find glimmers of inner peace, that begins to translate into our daily lives and ripple out into the communities we live, love, work and thrive in.
After each 8AM Meditation, join us for our 9AM GENTLE Yoga class... We will join our yoga with breath, meditation, body awareness techniques to gain strength, flexibility and balance and join all this with Yamuna® Body Rolling techniques as we apply them to our yoga asana, breath awareness and meditation practices. This is a fun, relaxing and sometimes physically challenging class that offers much to ALL LEVELS of practitioners of meditation and yoga experience!
Hope to see you soon....Peace to all!