San Francisco Bay Area Offerings
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San Francisco Bay Area Monthly Meditation Group at YogaWorks Larkspur Landing
Join Senior Teacher Richard Miller in 2013 for a year of monthly dharma talks, meditations, and spirited discussion on
The Noble Adventure: Living Peace in Every Moment
THURSDAYS in 2013:
MAY 9, JUN 13, JUL 11, AUG 8, SEP 12, OCT 10, NOV 14, DEC 12.
LOCATION: YogaWorks Larkspur Studio: 2207 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur, CA 94939
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TELEPHONE: (415) 925-2440 or visit YogaWorks Workshops Webpage for more information.
PRICE: (No Pre-registration required!)
$8-10 suggested Sliding Scale to YogaWorks for use of the studio (this offering does not go to support the teacher)
$10 suggested donation (dana*) to Richard
Each of these 12 monthly meditations is open to new and ongoing participants, and forms an interwoven tapestry of teachings, practices and tools for life from the nondual perspective. Each class will be available as an Mp3 download: Click here to view the recordings of the Noble Adventure Lecture Series currently available to purchase.
Meditation doesn’t involve transcending your humanness. It entails recognizing and living from your essential nature, which is already and always unbounded, whole, loving, compassionate, awake, and perfect just as it is, in the midst of the circumstances of your life. True meditation enables you to recover and experience your innate sense of wellbeing, and supports you in welcoming and responding, rather than reacting, to every moment and situation of your life.
Monthly Meditations are designed to support you by:
- Fostering concentration, enabling you to recognize your innate nature of wellbeing;
- Nourishing proactive mindfulness and your capacity to be respond to each moment and situation of life; and
- Developing self-inquiry, which fosters curiosity and openness, dissolves separation and awakens your intrinsic capacity for being loving, kind, peaceful, joyful and discriminatively insightful.
Richard Miller, PhD is founding president of the Integrative Restoration Institute, and author of Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing. He leads spiritual retreats and trainings internationally, engaging people in living the Noble Adventure, alive and awake in each moment. www.irest.us.
*Please Support the Teachings in Moving Forward
Dana (Pali - generosity) reflects the interdependence between those who offer teachings and those who receive them and is a central pillar of spiritual life. And while teachings, which are considered priceless, are given freely, support from students is needed. In the act of giving we develop our ability to let go, cultivate the spirit of caring, and acknowledge our inter-connectedness. It is the practice of dana, where committed supporters give generously, that keeps the spiritual teachings moving from one generation to the next.
Flowering of Freedom 2013 Series (Patanjali Study Group) with Richard Miller
Richard Miller's monthly lecture series, The Flowering of Freedom Study Group, continues for a 2nd year in 2013. Richard will begin with Chapter 2 of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. He will translate the individual sanskrit words as well as offer a free rendering translation which examines Patanjali in the light of our actual lived experience.
This course provides a foundation and a series of inquiries that we can use to come to our own realization of our true essence—in the context of living in the world while experiencing our interconnectedness with all of life.
This study group is open to anyone who is interested in deepening their understanding of the texts that create the foundation for the practice of iRest Yoga Nidra.
Pre-registration is required to attend the study group in-person or purchase a subscription to automatically receive the monthly audio downloads!* Please visit the Flowering of Freedom Event Page to register, subscribe or for more information.
The following options are available for participating in the study group:
- Join us monthly and in-person in Corte Madra, CA ($420). Register Soon!
- Subscribe to the monthly audio download for 2013 at a discounted rate ($250 or $200 for TCN Members). Subscription members will automatically receive a link to download the audio via email each month. Subscribe Now!
- Download individual audio recordings of each session on your own via the IRI website ($25 per download) here Now! No registration is required for this option.
WEDNESDAYS in 2013: MAY 15, new date JUN 12, JUL 10, AUG 21, SEP 18, OCT 16, NOV 20, DEC 18.
LOCATION: The Sunrise Center: 645 Tamalpais Dr., Suite A, Corte Madera, CA
*In-person class size is limited. Please register soon!
If you have any questions please call the IRI Office, 415-456-3909 or email email@example.com
Ongoing: Monday morning iRest® Yoga Nidra Class at St. Vincent de Paul Society's Ozanam Wellness Center in San Francisco
Time: Monday mornings from 9:15 to 10:30 am
Location: 1175 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA
Telephone: (415) 552-5561
For more information please visit the St. Vincent de Paul's Wellness Center website
Yoga Nidra translates as as “yogic sleep” and iRest Yoga Nidra is a modern adaption of this ancient yogic meditation practice. Research has shown that iRest Yoga Nidra is highly effective in promoting deep relaxation; as well as supporting the healing process of anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic pain and P.T.S.D. iRest Yoga Nidra is taught as a guided meditation either lying down or seated comfortably.