Settling the Mind
Mondays, April 23 to May 20, 2019
“Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence.” ~ Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, 1.2
The original purpose of Hatha Yoga (the physical practice of yoga, combined with breathing practices) is to prepare the body for meditation. In this course, we will practice gentle asana and pranayama (breathing practice) designed to calm the nervous system and unwind tension, especially in the hips, legs and spine. These practices will help deepen our experience of meditation.
After our Hatha Yoga practice, we will then practice Insight meditation with some verbal guidance, as well as plenty of silent time. Insight Meditation is a mindfulness-based practice. Mindfulness practice teaches us how to see and be with our lives as they are. We learn to be present with our thoughts, emotions and conditioned patterns. When we become aware of the thoughts, emotions and patterns that “catch” us, we realize we have the power to transform those patterns that no longer serve us. In the process of dismantling our perceptions, we begin to see more clearly into the inspiring truth of who we really are. Mindfulness is for everyone seeking to live a more peaceful, harmonious life.
Here are the details:
Where: Mindful Yoga Collective, 223 South 700 East, Suite 4, Salt Lake City
When: Mondays, April 22 through May 20, 7:15 to 8:30 pm
Tuition: $90 for 5 weeks
Registration deadline: April 15
What to bring: Wear loose, comfortable clothing. There are meditation cushions and benches, as well as chairs and yoga bolsters at the studio, but if you prefer to use your own props, you are welcome to bring them.
Fees: $90 for the 5-week course
Location: Mindful Yoga Collective, 223 South 700 East, Salt Lake City
Contact Charlotte at 801-355-2617 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Mindfulness at the Museum
Tuesday, February 26 to April 30, 2019 • 3:00 to 4:00 pm
(No class March 12)
Mindfulness at the UMFA
Explore the reimagined galleries of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) as we seek to find stillness within ourselves. Practice slow and mindful looking at artwork as well as traditional, guided meditation. This free meditation practice is perfect for beginners—everyone is welcome.
Contact UMFA for more details.