Meditation Tonight and Workshops this Weekend
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich. If you stay in the center and embrace death with your whole heart, you will endure forever.”
-Tao Te Ching, translation by Stephen Mitchell
We’ve had so many requests from our community for an ongoing meditation class at FSY that I am thrilled to finally announce a 5 week meditation series that kicks off tonight. Each class will be taught by my friend, Stephen Josephs, who has been an avid meditation practitioner for over 50 years and a leadership coach for business executives for over 20 years. Having experimented with several different meditation styles myself over the past 15 years, the thing that resonates most about Stephen’s teaching is his emphasis on simplicity and space rather than fancy techniques. He has distilled his vast knowledge of the internal arts into an easily accessible method that will bring vitality, creativity, and focus to any area of your life that you wish to improve. Absolutely no prior experience with meditation is required for you to participate in this class; all you need is a sense of curiosity and an attitude of openness. And don’t worry at all if you cannot attend the entire series; drop-ins are welcome! You can read more about the class and Stephen by clicking on the big schedule button at the bottom of this newsletter.
In other exciting news, we have two workshops taking place this weekend. On Saturday, May 27 from 1:30-3:30pm, Katherine Jilbert will be teaching an inspired and informed class called Yoga for Women. The title pretty much says it all! There are no pre-requisites for you to attend this workshop, other than the obvious one that you actually are a woman. Then on Sunday, May 28 from 1:00-3:00pm, I’ll be leading a nice, long, thorough practice called The Music of Yoga. In it we will consider our bodies to be instruments, and we will use some ol’ school Hatha yoga techniques (and even some chanting!) to fine-tune and harmonize ourselves on all levels. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot in either workshop.
Hope to see you soon!