Carving out this time for yourself can lead to the greatest rewards in your life.
We offer a variety of courses designed for those new as well as more experienced to the world of meditation. All sessions are designed to deepen your connection with yourself and to focus on what’s happening at this exact moment. With classes designed for the hyper over-scheduled, we offer daily 45 minute classes.
New to, or curious about, meditation? This monthly workshop is for you and is an opportunity to explore the science, art, and practice of sitting. Learn and experience how meditation can be a powerful tool in cultivating more peace, focus, and energy in body and mind. You'll begin to decipher between the thinking mind and the observing higher mind. Be in the company of other beginners and in the hands of skilled teachers.
Breathwork meditation is a two step pranayama breathing patterned technique used to unlock and release any stuck energy within the body brought on by daily living in the modern world, physical or emotional trauma. Breathwork healing naturally activates respiration, energizes, cleanses and reconnects the body to a state of maximum balance on a mental, emotional and spiritual level. The flood of oxygen increases self clarity by calming the central nervous system.
Breathwork is done lying down flat with a luxurious throwbed, eye pillow and blanket to aid in complete relaxation from the days stress and worries. Gentle and encouraging guidance from the teacher, along with an array of aromatherapy and grounding tools may be used throughout the meditation. A contemporary soundtrack will accompany the practice resulting in clarity, improved sleeping patterns and an overall lift in mood or spirit.
Mindfulness Meditation with Shamanic Wisdom Teaching Practices by Sand Symes
Mindfulness meditation involves the process of developing the skill of bringing one’s attention to whatever is happening in the present moment. Sand Symes will gently guide us on a journey 'home'; that place where we see and recognize our authentic Self. You’ll be guided to shake off the day and delve inside, as deep as you want to go, holding the space for this most precious of encounters – to reconnect with your True and Authentic Self.
You are encouraged to relax, open and trust yourself – to acknowledge, without judgement, any area in your life where you may be stuck, worried, anxious or just not BEING all that you are! You will experience profound shifts to your energy through Sand’s shamanic healing. You'll leave relaxed, recharged and ready to take a deeper truth back out into the world. The world needs your Light!
*Please note that Journey is a 60 minute class*
De-stress. Chill out. Calm down. Relax. Unwind. Slow down. Let go. Let us help you guide yourself to inner calm.
The great thing about intuition is that we all have it. We may have lost touch with it or forgotten how to tune in and listen, but it is always within us waiting to be accessed. We will guide you to reconnect to this innate source of healing and guidance. In our world of abundant information, rather than looking outside of oneself for instruction — a loop that’s confusing, complex, and disconnected from self — learn how to reconnect and trust the wisdom within.
MEDITATION FOR CALM, FOCUS & CONCENTRATION
Certain types of meditation practice are excellent ways to improve our ability to focus and concentrate. In this class, we'll begin by calming our mind and body, then we'll move on to specific evidence based meditation techniques to bolster our focus & concentration. This is a very powerful way to begin our day, and with regular practice, this has life changing potential.
Mindfulness meditation is the moment-by-moment process of actively observing one’s physical, mental, and emotional experiences. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being. All levels welcome. The class format will be a 10 minute guided intro, followed by 25 minutes of silence and wrapping up with 10 minutes for Q&A.
MINDFUL SELF COMPASSION MEDITATION
Come learn to offer yourself a daily dose of Kindness.
Most of us easily offer our loved ones compassion when they experience hard times. Yet, when we personally experience challenges, we tend to be self critical & less understanding.
When you combine Mindfulness (the act of noticing what is happening in the present moment) with Self-Compassion (the practice of being kind & understanding with yourself) you can learn to soothe your body, mind & spirit.
Mindful Self-Compassion helps you connect deeply with yourself, experience ease-fulness, & create a deep feeling of personal freedom. It is a powerful way to support yourself in knowing that it is safe to be you, all of you, in all of your different parts & messiness.
All of your being is welcome here.
During this class you will be guided inward through a 30 minute Self-Compassion meditation. This will be followed by a 15 minute wisdom discussion focused on offering you practical ways to bring self-compassion into your daily life.
CRYSTAL GUIDED MEDITATION
Crystals vibrate a specific frequencies, which correlate with the seven energetic centers, or chakras, of our bodies. We will match the stones with the energy centers on the body, and spend some time focusing on the healing powers each stone has with each energetic center from Root to Crown. The session will begin with handling and understanding the crystals and their meanings, followed by a seated meditation with a stone of your choosing. Every day your body is shifting energetically and sometimes certain crystals will resonate with you more than others. Each session is an opportunity to explore, align, and refine the subtle body and heal stuck energies. In each class, we will practice a variety of mindfulness practices from mantra (chanting) to pranayama (breath work) and visualization techniques.
VIVID GUIDED MEDITATION with ALCHEMY SINGING BOWLS
Take a walk in the landscape of your thoughts—- with therapeutic descriptions of color and light in the natural world; combined with alchemy singing bowl sound scapes, you will be supported to relax into a dreamy theta brainwave state. Here you will gain access to your subconscious, where we can meet with our inner selves, find clarity, and reach deep peace.
Come dip into stillness, your inner world that's been waiting all weekend for you to just be and listen. We all have a quiet place inside that rich with wisdom and healing. Learn how your breath can take you here easily, effortlessly as you awaken to your true self, and the peace that has always been here!
CULTIVATING UNIVERSAL COMPASSION
Supported by Sounds of Alchemy Singing Bowls in loving frequencies, we will be practicing kindness to expand your capacity for compassion by starting from within. This meditation will focus on developing the use of positive emotions to encourage a softening benevolence towards your self, others and beyond; Connecting you to the universal consciousness of compassion.
Once we’ve expanded ourselves into this gentle empathy and capacity for self love we can reduce stress and anger, build an antidote to insomnia and nightmares, and support anti-depression and pain reduction.
METTA-DATE + MINGLE
Clear your Monday calendars! Are you tired of the bar scene, online dating, and "connecting" over alcohol? Are you looking to meet others who share your values? Join Lauren Korshak, LMFT for an evening devoted to authentic connection and relating - through open minds and open hearts, meditation, self-expression, shared values, and conversation. There will be guided meditation, silent practice, and discussions followed by tea and conversation. The theme is dating and relationships and all are welcome, whether you are single or seeking to go deeper in your relationship.
We will explore themes ranging from trust and awareness to attachment and authenticity. This class is for men and women in all stages of relationship (from single to married) who are looking to transform their love lives, starting with engaging in more authentic and intimate connections in a mindful setting. You'll help choose the conversation topics. Dating, self-love, authentic expression, sex, boundaries, self-care, ghosting. . . What do you want to talk about?
Class will begin with a check-in and a guided 20 minute meditation, and will end with a discussion or partner and group activities. You're invited to stay and connect afterwards! Class will be followed by 30 minutes of optional social time involving tea and conversation.
This meditation will support you in reaching your next level of peak performance whether you are an athlete, a mom, a sales rep, or someone looking to begin their week feeling grounded and centered. You will experience a guided-imagery meditation connecting your breath to visualization that may include some light stretching and movement all to support you in ultimate relief in the mind and body.
SOUND PATHS: GATEWAYS TO MEDITATION THROUGH MUSIC AND HERBALISM
Deeply relax and explore meditation through sound and plant medicine while in the comfortable savasana position as beautiful ambient music drifts gracefully throughout the room, in and around you. Seek out your deeper, natural brainwave states through gently applied pure isochronic frequencies, pleasant nature sounds, exotic virtual instruments, and singing crystal instruments. Take advantage of the many adaptogenic qualities curiously embedded within ambient music to help you melt away any accumulated stress by simply focusing on your breathing and the spaces heard between the notes played. After the music has ended we’ll all enjoy a warm cup of medicinal tea together and chat about our meditation experiences and our collective passions for music and plants, if you wish to. We'll also take a moment to explore and discuss the beautiful visual nature of sound through cymatics.
MONDAY MORNING MINDFULNESS
Looking to reconnect with yourself and get support transitioning back into your work week? Start your week with more presence and compassion and less judgment with our Monday Morning Mindfulness class. Mindfulness is the art of cultivating the moment by moment awareness of our mind, body, and emotions, and has been scientifically shown to increase focus and attention, improve sleep, increase emotional regulation, boost the immune system, and increase overall feelings of health and well-being. In this class, we will begin with a skill, theme, or reading. After a short guided intro, we will sit together for 20 minutes in silent meditation. At the end of the class, we will discuss our experiences and set individual intentions for the week, and leave feeling more relaxed, supported, and connected to community. All levels are welcome.
HEALING SOUND BATH WITH GENTLE GUIDED MEDITATION AND ALCHEMY SINGING BOWLS
Often with a theme these meditation sessions offer a chance to go deep within and let the sounds heal tension in the mind, body and auric field. Coupled with light suggestive guided meditation, we have an invitation to clear old wounds and open up to an expanded state full of potential and healing. Examples for class topics: confidence, expression, passion, clarity, etc.
CLEANSE & PURIFY YOUR ENERGY
We pick up a lot of energy during our week from our work environments and our relationships. It's important when the weekend arrives to cleans and purify through movement, breath, meditation and a few other Kundalini treats!!
YOGA NIDRA MEDITATION
Melt away stress while finding new states of consciousness. Heal mental and energetic blocks held in your body and ground yourself in your meditative heart with this deeply centering and replenishing yoga nidra session. Using systematic relaxation, breath awareness, visualization and deep meditation, this class guides participants to a state of yoga nidra where mental chatter ceases and gives way to deep physical and vibrational healing. Regular practice of yoga nidra helps to dissolve negative patterns, and gives you the strength to rest in the light of your own heart.
What to Expect: You will be in lying down on a throwbed with blanket and eye pillow, while passively following a guided yoga nidra meditation.
Breath is the life force of our energy. In this class we will focus on Pranayama (Breathing Techniques) to stimulate our nervous system with that life force and establish balance within the body, mind, and spirit with the added benefits of aromatherapy through diffusing, breathing in, and placing Essential Oils on certain parts of the body. Through this practice you will leave feeling centered, restored, and aligned with the very thing that gives you life -- your breath.
Experiences are longer than our 45 minute meditation classes. Guests lay on luxury throwbeds, snuggled under warm blankets and can opt for lavender scented eye pillows to facilitate going within. Often times more than one guide is facilitating the experience. Please note the rate for experiences is $35, and are not included in class packages, with the exception of monthly members.
SOUND + REIKI
2 teachers will co-create a space bringing sounds of the gong, crystal and alchemy singing bowls, drums, chimes, and singing, to the ears hearts and bodies of all attending. A safe and nurturing environment is established for individuals to tune into their inner wisdom to access higher levels of consciousness and realign with their true hearts desires.
We will lie back and slowly enter into a deeply relaxing state, letting the sound-energy cut through our pain, patterns, and attachments, while the vibrations enter the core of our cells. These high frequencies can change vibratory patterns to the deepest level of our being, “resetting” our system to a balanced state by bringing coherence back to the core of our cells.
In addition to the sound immersion, by acting as a conduit for reiki, Becca will invoke sacred symbols and channel the universal life force energy, we will receive the reiki frequencies to assist in enhancing the radiance of one’s aura, clearing, harmonizing and activating the chakras, stimulating the senses and restoring balance.
A fantastic night of sleep usually follows!!