Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Meditation
Saturday, October 19, 2 - 4 pm in San Telmo
In this workshop, Dr. Jennifer B. Rhodes introduces meditation as both a spiritual and scientific practice. She will trace the historical roots of the practice and lead students in exploring what 20th and 21st century scientists discovered: meditation and yoga practiced on a regular basis can change the mind-body connection. You really do have the power to change your life one breath at a time!
After the introduction, we will participate in a short, guided meditation that you can use in your own daily practice. Time will be alloted to discuss our experiences and for Jenn to answer any questions about starting a mediation practice.
1. Students will learn a brief history of meditation from a spiritual perspective.
2. They will explore what mindfulness is.
3. Students will begin to understand the relaxation response and how meditation can trigger such a state
4. They will learn a simple practice that combines basic movement and meditation which they can combine with a daily yoga practice.
Dr. Jennifer B. Rhodes is a licensed psychologist and 200 hour ISHTA trained yogi. Dr. Rhodes has been teaching mindfulness based practices for over 10 years and recently received extra meditation training from Peter Ferko and Sarah Finger at ISHTA Yoga in New York City. She is the forthcoming author of Toxic Insecurity: Our Search for Authentic Love, where she includes a chapter on the importance of yoga and mediation for the healing of relational trauma.
When: Saturday, October 19, 2-4pm
Where: Buena Onda Yoga San Telmo at Carlos Calvo 950
Cost: 850 pesos/ 18USD for Early Bird (by Wednesday, October 12) or 1,150 pesos/ 20USD from October 12 until the day of the workshop.