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!
Mindfulness Meditation for Stress Reduction
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.
When: Tuesday Evenings See Class Schedule & Register
New 4- Week Short Course:
Stress Reduction thru Meditative Mindful Movement & Deep Relaxation When: Tuesdays at 7:15 PM. Starts Sept 11 See Class Schedule & Register
Also Register for our popular Half-Day Mindfulness Meditation Mini-Retreat from Stress
When: See Mini-Retreat Description See Current Schedule & Register
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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YOGA NIDRA Guided Sleep Meditation for Ultimate Relaxation & Rejuvenation
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.
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.
When: Sundays at 6:45 PM - 8::00 PM See Class Schedule & Register
Mid-Day NAP TIME for All: Yoga Nidra Guided Sleep MEDITATION to Relax, De-Stress & Rejuvenate
Take a break from your busy work day with this grown-up version of "nap time." Yoga Nidra, or 'Yogic Sleep," is a lying-down meditation scientifically proven to induce a profound level of relaxation which leads to improved health and transformation on the physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. A regular Yoga Nidra practice has been proven to have many benefits, including:
- Helping to alleviate stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression.
- Calm the nervous system
- Boost your immune system
- Promote a positive outlook & and lift your spirits.
By working with the subconscious mind, Yoga Nidra can also help you make real and lasting changes.
This lunchtime class is perfect for new and experienced practitioners alike! No yoga or meditation experience needed. All you have to do is lie down and listen. Come experience deep rest! Return to your day refreshed, connected to your most amazing self, calm, focused and more happily present!
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 12:30 PM - 1:10 PM (40 minutes)
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