MEDITATION with Helen Booth

Next session TUESDAY JULY 25TH at 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM. 

Contact us for upcoming dates.

Helen Booth

Helen our Certified Meditation Instructor brings you Summer Peace!  Contact OWN to register.

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MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP with Kathryn Richmond  

Kathryn is affiliated with Family Support Niagara and is bringing her knowledge to OWN.

Come join Kathryn at our next Mindfulness Workshop.

Starting Wednesday September 6th, 2017 for 4 weekly sessions.

7 pm to 9 pm

Or

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

7 pm to 9 pm.

Sessions run for 4 consecutive weeks and are $50 per person for the whole series.

Mindfulness Meditation is:

  1. A way to meditate with greater tolerance and acceptance of your thoughts and emotions.
  2. A way to develop states of tranquility (body and mind).
  3. Open and unstructured, although there is some simple structure at the beginning of a sitting, by being aware of your body while allowing thoughts and feelings into the practice of meditation.
  4. The notion of recollection comes from sitting with your thoughts and feelings. This is differentiated from trying to notice them in the present moment. If attempting to notice and manage them in the present moment, you may find that you are trying to manage them and even struggle with them.
  5. The process of recollective awareness enables us to develop awareness after the sitting.
  6. During the sitting we just let our thoughts and feelings happen.
  7. After the sitting, we write down what we recollect and may talk about our experiences with our partner.
  8. In this way, when we have similar thoughts and feelings while at work or in a pressured situation, we will be more familiar with them and more aware and naturally able to be the master of them rather than led by them.

 

Kathryn Richmond

Register for Mindfulness Meditation Today! 

Find out more information at www.familysupportniagara.com or call 905-894-6808.

Or call Optimal Wellness Niagara to register at 905-988-9009

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YOGA NIDRA with Sandra Edgar 6 or 8 Week Courses

Starting Date:  See our Studio Schedule or Contact Sandra directly for next session dates 

Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

$72 to $96 + hst ($12 per class as package)

  •  Transform stress, conquer fears, & balance emotions
  •  Experience deeper levels of inner freedom and self-love
  •  Rest deeply and restore energetic balance
  •  So Easy – No yoga experience required – just lie down and listen
  •  Develop greater ability to explore thoughts and integrate trauma for  deeper sense of  equanimity and wholeness
  •  Awaken inner potential and harmonize deep subconscious
  • Discover Yoga Nidra – to awaken your whole being, allowing you to enjoy life fully

Sandra Edgar

Facilitator Sandra Jean Edgar, RYT and certified Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra practitioner will guide you lovingly through this process of deep transformation.

 Bring a blanket, yoga mat, and pillow or bolster.

 PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

 Please contact monica@optimalwellnessniagara.com or call 905 988 9009 to reserve your space

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Our OWN Meditation classes are taught by Sandra Edgar, Helen Booth and Kathryn Richmond.  If you are interested in joining a class please contact monica@optimalwellnessniagara.com.  Pre-registration is required.  Once we have a 6 student minimum the class will run.  Sign up today!

“The meditation I am talking about is not a meditation on something: rather, it is a state of meditation. So this is what I mean when I am talking to you about meditation as a state. Meditation does not mean remembering someone. Meditation means to drop everything which is in one’s memory and to come to a state where only consciousness remains, where only awareness remains.

“If you light a lamp and remove all the objects surrounding it, the lamp will still go on giving light. In the same way, if you remove all objects from your consciousness, all thoughts, all imagination, what will happen? – only consciousness will remain. That pure state of consciousness is meditation. You don’t meditate on somebody. Meditation is a state where only consciousness remains.

“When only consciousness remains without an object, that state is called meditation. I am using the word meditation in this sense.

“What you practice is not meditation in the real sense; it is only a concept. But meditation will happen on its own through this. Try to understand that what you are practicing at night, exercises involving the chakras, and in the morning, exercises involving the breath, is all a discipline, it is not meditation. Through this discipline a moment will come when the breath will seem to have disappeared. Through this discipline a moment will come when the body seems to have disappeared and thoughts have also disappeared. What will remain when everything has disappeared? That which remains is meditation. When everything has disappeared, that which is left behind is called meditation.