This short course will introduce useful tools for identifying and managing stress, and developing mental focus, in skillful and gentle ways.
It's a special opportunity to become familiar with the time-tested, relaxing and restorative qualities of Mindfulness Meditation. We'll explore how meditation helps lower stress levels, focus the mind, and be more balanced and healthy. Meditation also helps you focus, so you can realize your "best Self."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.
Intro to Mindfulness Meditation & Stress Reduction is taught by Jon Waterman.
Dream Yoga Studio & Wellness Center is an independently-owned and operated Kripalu Affiliate Studio--the only one in the D.C. Metropolitan area. We're located in the heart of downtown McLean, Virginia, convenient to Tysons Corner, the 495 Beltway, and the George Washington Parkway.
Our yoga and meditation teachers and healing arts professionals are dedicated to helping you experience greater health, well-being and personal growth in body, mind and spirit. We warm-heartedly welcome you as you are, and seek to provide a safe, inviting and nurturing environment that supports your journey.
Guided by the principles of yoga, we strive to create a true community that supports each other in our efforts to become more fully present, alive, balanced, peaceful, joyful and whole. We dream that our efforts will transform the way we experience our bodies and minds, each other, and the world.
Come…and explore yoga, meditation, massage and other holistic paths to health and happiness. Come…and be inspired! Gain new perspectives and insights. Take a deep breath, exhale and relax…to come home to your true Self at Dream Yoga.