Dream Yoga offers several types of meditation classes from introductory classes to guided meditation classes and sitting groups. You do not need to be able to sit cross-legged on the floor to take part in these classes!
New 8-Week Mini-Course, Tuesdays @ 7:00-8:30P:
MEDITATION for Yoga Lovers (& All Who Want to Thrive!)
The “real yoga” is about stilling the mind—to draw the mental energies inward in order to tap the amazing resources we have deep within us to heal and transform. In this naturally-occurring rest state, we can experience a more expansive feeling of consciousness and our deepest truth. We connect with our spiritual and creative nature. We gain a heightened awareness of the details of everyday life, and end up moving through our world with greater ease, alertness, vitality and awe.
In this Mini-Course, led by Dream Yoga Studio Director & Yoga Therapist, we practice various forms of meditation, to see what works for YOU! -- including mindfulness techniques & mantra (including a mantra you create for yourself); tratika (candle gazing), and slow-motion prana -- with the aim of helping you establish a daily practice that’s not only DOABLE, but one you look forward to! We'll EXPLORE:
- How to get started with meditation, or start anew, and deepen your practice.
- Common obstacles and how to overcome them.
- What meditation is, according to the Yoga Sutras.
- Developing your Witness Consciousness.
- How to use the senses, the elements, and your instincts to make meditation as natural and vital to you as breathing.
- How meditation can support, or exist independently, of a yoga practice.
- Guided experiences in both sitting, lying and moving meditation.
- Breathing techniques to calm the nervous system & steady the mind.
- Simple yoga movements (that most anyone can do) to support your meditation practice.
No prior meditation or yoga experience necessary. Fee includes handouts. Read More Register
Classes led by mindfulness meditation teacher Jon Waterman focus primarily on Applied Mindfulness—a secular approach to teaching meditation based on the core teachings in the Buddhist tradition (Dhamma) but presented in a style similar to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a time-tested program which over the past three decades has become well-received in the west. Jon’s popular “Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation & Stress Reduction” classes are especially designed for students who are new to meditation and/or interested in reducing stress. Students with some meditation experience also enjoy these classes to increase their knowledge and skills.
Class and Retreat instructions integrate the sitting posture for meditation with standing, walking (or mindful movement), reclining (deep relaxation) and guided “heart and compassion” meditations. Classes also include mindful stretches before and during meditation to promote comfort, energy, stress reduction and the ability to focus.
How to Attend:
Register for 6-Week Meditation Mini-Course an Intro & Make-Up Classes
Fee $120 / 6-Week Course; $24 Drop In
When: No Classes currently scheduled.
Also Register for Half-Day Mindfulness Meditation Mini-Retreats
When: See Workshops No retreats currently scheduled.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Dream is proud to offer life-transforming courses MSBR (Mindulfness Based Stress Reduction), based on the program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD at the Stress Reduction Clinic of UMass Medical School and described in his book, Full Catastrophe Living. These courses are co-led by veteran meditation instructor Jon Waterman & Dream Yoga Studio Director & Yoga Therapist Luann Fulbright. Next Course to be Scheduled
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Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of guided meditation that's scientifically proven to induce profound physical, mental and emotional relaxation which leads to improved health. Yoga Nidra allows you to experience your inner sanctuary and awaken consciousness in areas in your life often dormant due to tensions.Register for Yoga Nidra Stretch & Restore WEEKLY CLASS on Sundays at 6:45-8:00P
Each class begins with gentle stretches to loosen your joints, free-up energy, and prepare you for Yoga Nidra . We then move to a comfortable lying down position for Yoga Nidra . The instructor guides you through a series of simple meditations where you bring your awareness to physical sensations, the breath and mental images. The tools/techniques learned can also be used at home for stress reduction and as a prelude to better sleep. No yoga or meditation experience needed. All props provided.
How to Attend
When: See Class Schedule