Heart of Meditation Weekend
September 15 - September 16
A weekend workshop and mini-retreat
- Saturday, September 15, 1:30-5:00pm
- Sunday, September 16, 12pm-4:30pm
You’ve probably heard that meditation can be helpful in reducing stress and promoting compassion in our lives. But what exactly is “meditation”? Clearing the mind? Transforming our thoughts? Simply observing? And how does meditation relate to yoga, evolution, and liberation?
In this workshop, you’ll learn:
• how and why to practice different forms of meditation practice from both Yoga and Buddhist paths
• the four essential pillars of contemplative practice, including mindfulness
• why meditation is essential (and how it can help) in this age of digital distraction
• 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
This weekend workshop will be part practice and part discussion. It is appropriate for those brand new to meditation and more experienced practitioners, as well. No yoga experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes you can sit in. Chairs will be provided for those who prefer to sit in chairs.
*Note: This weekend workshop constitutes the first two days of a week-long immersion. If you’re interested in learning more about the immersion, please see the Yoga, Mindfulness, and Evolution training.
Tuition is $150, or $100 if you register by 9/1.
This course provides 8 hours for YGSF’s 300-Hour Program [35 Yoga Alliance® CEUs].
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 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, healing trauma, and promoting self-inquiry. www.karenmacklin.com