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The Heart of Meditation Weekend

March 10, 2018 - March 11, 2018

With Karen Macklin

  • Saturday, March 10, 1:30-5:00pm
  • Sunday, March 11, 12pm-4:30pm

At its heart, yoga is more than a physical practice; it is a practice of evolution and liberation. But to truly understand what this means, we must go beyond the physical postures and explore the subtler philosophical and spiritual tenants of this ancient tradition, while also investigating how these teachings relate to our modern lives.

The word “mindfulness” has become common in today’s yoga classrooms. But what does “mindfulness” really mean? How do we incorporate dharma (wisdom teaching) into the yoga classroom? How can we help our students tap into insight and surrender during practice?

In this 2-day immersion, you’ll learn:

  • what “mindfulness” is, and how to incorporate it into meditation and yoga practice
  • how to practice different types of meditation (insight, concentration, compassion) from both Yoga and Buddhist paths*
  • how to start or enliven your own personal home meditation practice
  • what “evolution” means in a spiritual context, and why it’s an important part of practice

Tuition is $200, or $150 if you register by 2/24

This course provides 9 hours for YGSF’s 300-Hour Program [9 Yoga Alliance® CEUs]. For more about our 300 Hour Teacher Training CLICK HERE.

YGSF Members receive 10% off the regular price of this workshop. Alumni receive 15% off the regular price of this workshop.

Karen Macklin, MA, MFA, E-RYT 500, has been practicing yoga and meditation for 18 years, and teaches both practices in the Bay Area and beyond. She is primarily influenced by seated meditation practices from the Buddhist (Theravāda) tradition, and physical practices from contemporary yoga traditions, including Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, and Shadow Yoga. She regularly sits silent Vipassanā meditation retreats, studies Nonviolent Communication, and has written extensively about yoga and Eastern philosophy for various publications. She teaches with an emphasis on developing internal awareness, deepening concentration, and promoting self-inquiry and healing. www.karenmacklin.com