MEDITATION CLASSES AT YEN
Do you wish to experience less stress, greater awareness or better quality sleep?
Yen Yoga & Fitness invites you to join our Sunday 9 a.m. meditation classes where you will learn the basics of Vipassana Meditation. Through instruction and mindful conversation, you will gain experience of greater peace while being guided by our instructors. There is no charge for this class. Students should arrive respectfully five minutes before starting time, wearing comfortable clothing.
If you are unfamiliar with meditation or have only tried it a few times, the practice can be intimidating. You might sit there and instead of being completely immersed in peace, wind up overwhelmed with thoughts like: I can’t do this. I’m not doing this right. This “om” mumbo jumbo just isn’t for me. My leg is falling asleep! I can’t stop my thoughts. Forget it!!!
Good news, all of the above is normal and not a problem. Meditation is not about stopping the mind, but rather allowing the natural tendency of the mind to move. In this, eventual recognition of the underlying peace in life emerges. Meditation is not a belief system. It is a disciplined practice that can heal the nervous system and unlock greater, more fulfilling potential in the brain. Practicing meditation can reduce stress, increase efficiency in action, and promote better sleep. Meditation is truly a discipline, but a very natural practice that can re-establish greater well-being and joy found in the present moment.
At Yen Yoga & Fitness, we offer free meditation classes every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Through these classes, it is our hope that you will gain a confident and strong foundation for practicing seated silent meditation. The basis for our classes is Vipassana Meditation; however, our instructors are also in varied backgrounds. It is not our intention to change your current practices or beliefs, but rather to strengthen and add to them with quality time sitting in meditation together.
At these classes, you can expect:
About 5-10 minutes of instruction and about 20-30 minutes of close-eyed meditation with a focus on the breath
Time in each class for Q&A
We encourage Mindfulness in Plain English as a guide for our meditation classes. You can access the book by clicking here.