Meditation in movement Ongoing class Instructor: Karl Danskin 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. When you move in the slow, soft, harmonious rhythm of Tai Chi, great benefits accumulate for your joints, your circulation, the functioning of your internal organs, and your sense of balance and equilibrium. Tai Chi is a very practical and enjoyable cultivation and can be started and practiced at any age.
In this 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.No previous experience or knowledge is needed.
Taoist Walking Meditation
Meditation practice for walking on trails
4 week class Instructor: Karl Danskin Call for details 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.
Moving Into Autumn - a Taoist perspective
Staying Healthy with the Seasons series 5:30 - 6:30pm Thursday, August 2 Location: The Meditation Garden at Gualala Arts Center By donation Info: 415-264-0957 firstname.lastname@example.org
As we pass through August and the days begin to gradually shorten, the bright energy of Spring and Summer give way to a more thoughtful and tranquil state. All of nature turns to a more reflective stance, and we begin to appreciate and become aware of what has developed over the course of the year.
How can we make the most of this gradual cooling and slowing of things? What are the opportunities for us and for our health as more self-awareness naturally rises to consciousness? What challenges can confront us?
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 the beginning of Autumn. We will look at the cycle of the whole year, and think about what is most natural to accomplish in this period of increasing Yin. 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