Meditation in movement 4 week class - May 30 - June 20 Wednesdays 10 - 11:00am Instructor: Karl Danskin Cost: $80 Location: The Sea Ranch - call for details Info: 415-264-0957 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tai Chi expresses the root of Chinese medicine and spirituality through the practice of meditative movement. In this introductory class, we will utilize just a few very simple, natural movements – focusing on the quality of the movement – and exploring breathing, balance, gentleness and fluidity. Our aim is to feel comfortable and natural, and to experience rejuvenation through relaxed movement.
Taoist Walking Meditation
Meditation practice for walking on trails
4 week class - May 29 - June 19 Tuesdays 10 - 11:30am Instructor: Karl Danskin Cost: $80 Location: TBD local trails Info: 415-264-0957 email@example.com
Use a walk along a trail as an opportunity to enter into deep meditation. This practice takes traditional Taoist meditation techniques and explores the effects of doing these techniques while walking leisurely along a nature trail.
Walking meditation is a wonderful complement to your seated meditation practice, and it can also be very helpful for people who would like to begin a meditation practice, since it can be easier to start with. Unlike seated meditation, when walking your eyes are open, your body is moving, and you feel the presence of nature all around you. Because the body is moving, it is easier to be mindful of the body sensations and anchored in the present moment; for this reason, many people find walking meditation easier than seated meditation.
Each week we will meet at a local trailhead and as we walk the trail I will lead you through a guided awareness sequence that is used to enter meditation. Once you learn it, anytime you want to go into meditation, you will be able to just go out on a trail and do the practice.
The Summer Solstice - a Taoist perspective
Staying Healthy with the Seasons series 5 - 6:30pm Thursday, June 21 Location: The Meditation Garden at Gualala Arts Center By donation Info: 415-264-0957 firstname.lastname@example.org
With the Summer solstice, Yang reaches it's zenith, and at that moment the very first beginnings of Yin's growth appear. This is a bright moment and at the same time the turning point in the great yearly cycle.
How can we make the most of this long-daylight time of year? And how do we prepare for the gradual resurgence of Yin? What are the opportunities and challenges to our health?
What can we do to be most in harmony with Nature at this particular time of year? What practices and perspectives can provide the smoothest flow through this season?
This will be a practical talk about engaging with the energies of this part of summer. We will look at the cycle of the whole year, and think about what is most natural to accomplish after we have passed the solstice. We will also learn simple practices for strengthening health and staying in balance at this time of year.
No previous experience or knowledge is needed.
Part of the Global Harmony Arts series at Gualala Arts Center