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Sep
20
Thu
Integrative Yoga for Healing & Alignment
Sep 20 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am

DESCRIPTION

Yoga is an ancient Indian healing tradition that utilizes a gently flowing integration of postures and breath, with an emphasis on accessing a calm and empowered body, mind, and heart.

This practice consists of stretching and strengthening joints, muscles, and tissues, as well as an exploration of breathing, relaxation, and mindfulness techniques.

Integrated Yoga for Healing and Alignment takes a classical approach–we move at a gentle, mindful pace with emphasis on breath with the intention of facilitating awareness, healing, and alignment.

Classes are appropriate for all levels of experience and can be modified for those with physical considerations.

Please bring a mat, as well as any other props that are beneficial for your practice. Some mats and props are also available for use at the center.

FORMAT

Instruction, Guided Movement

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

$5 – $10 donation requested

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Please arrive by 8:20am to sign in and pay.

Limited supplies provided. Please bring a mat, and any other props that are beneficial for your practice.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

August & Sept. 5 substitute teacher – Jeff Gima

FREE 1-Year Anniversary Celebration
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

Calm Your Mind, Open Your Heart has been in business for one year, thanks to your continued support.
This free celebration will include short guided meditations, snacks, and a chance to win a course package for any upcoming October series (a $300 value).

PAYMENT

Free

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

Thursday Insight Meditation Sitting (TIMS)
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

DESCRIPTION

TIMS is a group of women and men who gather together each week to practice mindfulness meditation (Vipassana) as a community. While we focus on the Theravadan tradition of Buddhism, all practitioners are welcomed regardless of spiritual and religious affiliations.

The format is fairly simple: a meditation sitting followed by a Dharma talk. The sitting period is 30 minutes long and Dharma talks can range from 30-45 minutes.

We have no local teacher and value the simplicity this approach offers. Membership is the highest rank any of us achieve at TIMS.

Recorded Dharma talks are given by Gil Fronsdal or Andrea Fella of the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California.

FORMAT

Silent Meditation, Recorded Teaching, Discussion

LEVEL

Prior meditation experience helpful but not required.

PAYMENT

By donation. Cash and PayPal accepted.

In the spirit of generosity that continues a 2500-year-old Buddhist tradition of providing teachings freely to all who are interested, there is no fee associated with TIMS. Dana (the Buddhist word for giving) is accepted and collected at each meeting from those members who are inspired to contribute. All collected dana is sent quarterly to Gil Fronsdal and Andrea Fella of the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Guided Meditation with Sean McNamara
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION

These classes present meditation in a non-religious format using easy-to-understand techniques and plain language. Sessions typically focus on somatic (physical) meditations that are done first lying down and then seated. This format is ideal for people who have a hard time “getting out of their head,” and for those with posture concerns

FORMAT

Instruction, Unguided Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

$10

Cash, checks, credit cards, PayPal and Venmo accepted. Please make checks out to Sean McNamara

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Sep
21
Fri
Midday Meditation
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

All levels welcome with a focus on supporting a regular home practice!

Meditation, Mindfulness Techniques, Breathing Exercises Tension Release, Guided Visualizations and more!

Periodic Guest Teachers

I’m happy to offer a free class for those who want to check it out before committing to a package.

Let’s Grow Together!

FORMAT

Teaching, Guided and Unguided Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

First class free. Monthly: $59/month

Drop-In: 4-pack for $100 or 10-pack for $160 (good for 1 year)

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to  Karen Buss.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

Singing Bowl Meditation
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

Treat yourself to a relaxing hour of mediation with the soothing tones of singing bowls. This class is great for beginners!
Breathe
During the first half of class students will practice concentrative meditation using breath as a tool to focus the mind and calm the body.
Relax
During the second half of class students will relax in Savasana and enjoy the soothing tones of singing bowls. Please bring a yoga mat and a meditation shawl or blanket if you have one!

FORMAT

Guided, Consntrative Meditation and Sound Healing

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

$15
Cash preferred. Prepay with PayPal or Venmo to MindfulMeditation.CO@gmail.com. You can also pay at the door with cash, personal check, or credit card. Make checks payable to Nicole Stone.

RSVP

Pre-registration strongly encouraged as this class fills up quickly. To prepay and confirm your spot, contact Dhyan Mantra at MindfulMeditation.CO@gmail.com.
To RSVP through Meetup select the date and event here.

NOTE

Please bring a yoga mat.
Beverages in sealable containers only.
Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Sep
22
Sat
Pajama Meditation
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

DESCRIPTION

It’s early on a Saturday – arrive in your PJ’s! This silent, unguided meditation is a nice way to leave the workweek behind and start your weekend calmly.

FORMAT

40-minute unguided meditation. Chimes announce the beginning and end of the session.

LEVEL

Best for meditators with experience

PAYMENT

$5

Mayu Co-op Full & Plus Members: Free

For information about Mayu Co-op memberships click here.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Mayu.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Event begins promptly. No late entry.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

Sep
23
Sun
Lu Jong: Tibetan Healing Yoga
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am

DESCRIPTION

The Lu Jong practice is a series of body movements that developed more than 8000 years ago in Tibet. Lu Jong originates in the Buddhist Tantrayana and Bön traditions, and is based in Tibetan Medicine. Through the combination of position, movement and breath, Lu Jong opens the channels in the body and mobilizes misdirected energy. In this way, the practice of Lu Jong helps to cultivate balance on the physical, mental and energetic levels.

On the physical level, the movements support the healing processes and also effectively combat disease. On a mental level, Lu Jong helps us overcome negative emotions like anger and craving in order to achieve emotional balance and increase our energy. On an energetic level, Lu Jong releases blockages and opens the subtle body channels. Reestablishing the proper flow of energy has profound consequences for the health of both body and mind. And when we open our channels, we open our hearts.

This form of Lu Jong originates in the lineage of Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche, who introduced the practice of Lu Jong to the West. Prior to this, he received many years of teachings from masters of different Tibetan Buddhist schools. The result is an extensive program of physical movements, which bring our bodies and minds into balance. The practice of Lu Jong is suitable for all ages and physical abilities.

Come join John in a morning practice to open the body and mind.  You don’t need to know Lu Jong to join the class.  John will teach 21 Lu Jong movements as well as holding a regular practice.  Newcomers will receive handouts on the movements to help them with home practice. Other class material will include background material in Tibetan medicine and Tantrayana Buddhism.

Because Lu Jong originates in Tantrayana Buddhism and Bön, this morning practice is a great compliment to Lhoppön Rinpoche’s 10:00am teaching and meditation, offered at Mayu on Sunday mornings.

 

FORMAT

Instruction, movement, guided meditation, discussion

 

LEVEL

All levels welcome

 

PAYMENT

Donations are welcome to help cover the room rental.

 

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome

 

NOTES

Wear something comfortable and loose to move in. Yoga clothing is perfect.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided. Bring a yoga mat if you have one.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

Mipham Shedra Tibetan Buddhist Meditation
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

DESCRIPTION

Join us for public meditation instruction & practice with Tibetan teacher Lhoppon Rinpoche. This is a rare opportunity to learn from Rinpoche, who studied in the monastery from 5 years of age with accomplished masters who escaped from Tibet during the cultural revolution. These masters carried the teachings at the risk of their lives. Rinpoche has dedicated his life to spreading the lineage of Truth, Love & Compassion.

Lhoppon Rinpoche says this about Meditation: “Meditation is the most simple thing to do. It is all about discovering your beautiful nature from deep silence which is a healthy, long-lasting antidote for depression, anxiety, stress and fear.”

FORMAT

Instruction, Silent Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

$10

Cash and checks accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Mipham Shedra

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Please arrive by 9:45am to find your seat.

All supplies provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Qigong Level 1
Sep 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

DESCRIPTION

Qigong develops the mastery of the cultivation and refinement of chi (life force energy), leading to profound healing, enlightenment and full expression of life.

Qigong movement involves gentle standing forms and movements. We focus on regulating the breath to calm the nervous system, quieting and focusing the mind, grounding and refining our energy, and connecting into our hearts.

Classes occasionally include breath or meditation work in a seated or reclined position. Movements are easily adaptable to any present health considerations.

FORMAT

Instruction, Guided Movement

LEVEL

Beginners welcome.

PAYMENT

$15,  10-pack for $120, 20-pack for $200

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to WholeHealth, LLC

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Please arrive by 12:20pm to sign in and pay.

All supplies provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Qigong Level 2
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

DESCRIPTION

Qigong develops the mastery of the cultivation and refinement of chi (life force energy), leading to profound healing, enlightenment and full expression of life.

Qigong movement involves gentle standing forms and movements. We focus on regulating the breath to calm the nervous system, quieting and focusing the mind, grounding and refining our energy, and connecting into our hearts.

Classes occasionally include breath or meditation work in a seated or reclined position. Movements are easily adaptable to any present health considerations.

FORMAT

Instruction, Guided Movement

LEVEL

Advanced. Open to students who have completed at least 20 Sunday Qigong Level 1 classes.

PAYMENT

$15,  10-pack for $120, 20-pack for $200

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to WholeHealth, LLC

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

All supplies provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

Befriend Your Mind, Transform Your Life – FREE Intro
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

In this free introductory experience, learn what The Four Agreements are and how you can use them to create a more mindful, present life. Using the seminal book The Four Agreements, discover ancient Toltec wisdom that helps you recognize the stories you tell yourself that keep you stuck. Discover practical tools for reducing stressful thinking and cultivating gratitude and joy.
This is an introduction to the upcoming 5-week series running Sundays, October 7th – November 4th from 6pm-7pm.

FORMAT

Guided practices, Discussion

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

Free

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

Sep
24
Mon
Kusala: The Intersection of Skillfulness & Mindfulness
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

DESCRIPTION

The Pali word Kusala can be translated as skillful, wholesome or beneficial – aspects by which we can measure a “good” life. Combining mindfulness meditation techniques with an intellectual investigation of skillfulness can catapult your path toward happiness.

These classes are based on Buddhist teachings of skillfulness, and are brought to life within the framework of modern-day challenges and triumphs.

FORMAT

Teaching, Guided Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

Open to all levels of experience

PAYMENT

$10

Mayu Co-op Full Members: Free

For information about Mayu Co-op memberships click here.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Cierra McNamara.

Prepay with Paypal.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Community Meditation
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION

Bring yourself back to center. These weekly meditations are perfect for anyone wanting to slow down and quiet their mind with a group of like-minded friends.

Guided meditations are not centered around a particular lineage or tradition, but are drawn from various contemplative practices. Each session is casual, gentle and unique. Perfect for beginning your meditation journey or strengthening your path.

FORMAT

Guided Meditation

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

$5

Mayu Co-op Full Members: Free

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Cierra McNamara.

Prepay with Paypal.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Event begins promptly. No late entry.

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

FREE Community Full Moon Ceremony
Sep 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

I invite you to join me as my guest for an intimate and open Healing Meditation Circle on this auspicious evening.

We’ll generate powerful energy together as a group and leverage it to accelerate individual emotional healing and wellbeing.

Western science typically debunks the power of full moons. But my work (and play) emanate from Eastern science and psychology, which subscribe to a radically different paradigm that observes and honors our intuition, our Soul and the rhythms of the Universe.

AWAKEN YOUR OWN INNER SPIRIT

Many processes in nature are linked to the cycling of the moon. Gardeners far and wide believe that full moon planting affects the water in the soil just as it affects the tides, and that this force can help plants germinate faster, send out stronger roots, and grow larger.

In this same vein, as our bodies are about 80% water, “full moon planting” for us can offer the same nourishing benefits when we engage with this energy in a profound and powerful way.

So please join me, under the beauty and power of the full moon, for an exceptional exploratory evening of renewal. We’ll be embracing specific and active kundalini practices to process and release whatever is most pressing on your head and heart.

So bring it all!

“What a journey! The whole ceremony was amazing start to finish. Transformation from this night is huge. So much gratitude for this gift, Becca” – Michelle F.

What other people are saying: http://cannanaut.com/testimonials/

FORMAT

Teaching; Guided Breathwork, Movement & Sound; Discussion

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

Free

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

 

 

 

Becca’s Bio

As an “Emotional Liberation” teacher and ceremonialist, Becca guides participants through active powerful meditation practices from the ancient kundalini meditation tradition. These Emotional Liberation approaches engage energy channels to rewire patterns in your brain and reorganize your nervous system to open the door to deeper awareness for emotional healing and wellbeing. Becca is trained as a clinical nutritionist and has been a group facilitator, speaker and mentor for personal and collective transformation for more than two decades. She believes communal gatherings such as these help to deepen our experiences of life and add richness and meaning, something that is so desperately needed in our modern distracted lives.

Sep
25
Tue
Meditation for Empathic Development
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

DESCRIPTION

These weekly sessions provide an opportunity to learn how meditation can help with physical and emotional health, as well as promote healthy empathic skills and intuition for a happier, more meaningful life.

I have designed an approach using combined knowledge from neuroscience, religion, various meditation practices, Auryvedic medicine, Western & Eastern medicine,  breathing practices, yoga, and my own personal experiences with myself and my students.

This multi-faceted approach offers a unique way to help busy individuals not only be well, but to thrive with a practice that is both flexible and beneficial. Donations welcome.

FORMAT

Teaching, Silent & Guided Practices, Discussion

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

Free. Donations welcome.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Come in comfortable clothes. We remove shoes to go into the sanctuary so be mindful of wearing socks if your feet tend cold. 🙂

FREE – Lucid Self
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

In a lucid dream you are aware that you are dreaming. The same is true in life.

To be aware is to not be consumed by the events around you. “Thinking” in this clear state means not getting lost in thoughts. Instead, there is awareness that thinking is happening. You are lucid.

When we are not aware, consciousness easily gets carried away by passing phenomena: the senses, images in the mind, emotions, and objects in the world. All of these things draw us in like a magnet.

Join us for these weekly classes where we explore what consciousness is, and what it is not. Greater freedom and stability of mind come with lucid awareness!

FORMAT

Teaching, Silent & Guided Meditation, Discussion

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

FREE on Sept. 25th only

Regularly $15

Mayu Co-op Full Members: $12

For information about Mayu Co-op memberships click here.

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Jennifer Moss.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Zen Meditation
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION

For people interested in finding a lay (non-monastic) community, we offer the opportunity to practice with experienced meditation practitioners.

Our primary practice is zazen, or Zen meditation. Zazen is the heart of Zen practice and is at the same time the full expression of our inherent enlightenment as well as the means of uncovering it.

Zazen can take place in stillness (sitting meditation) and in activities such as walking meditation and work practice. Therefore, we encourage a quiet, meditative atmosphere and use many traditional Zen forms to help us in that regard.

FORMAT

Three 25-minute sitting rounds with walking meditation in between. Private instruction for Zen Center members.

LEVEL

Formal Zen experience required. See “Notes” below.

PAYMENT

$5 – $10 suggested donation.

Cash or checks accepted at the door.

Make checks payable to Zen Center of Denver.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

No entry after 7:00pm.

If you are already familiar with Zen mediation and can sit quietly without moving for 25 minutes, please arrive by 6:40pm to become familiar with our practice forms.

If you are not familiar with Zen meditation please attend an Introduction to Zen Workshop. Visit ZenCenterofDenver for information.

We offer two ways for you to become familiar with us. Please visit our website and click the “Getting Started” tab.

All supplies provided.

No beverages in the meditation rooms.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation
Sep 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION

Each Kundalini yoga and meditation set incorporates all eight limbs of yoga allowing us to align our bodies, minds, and souls. This holistic approach increases our awareness of self and the infinite.
“When you walk toward light, you have to forget the darkness.” – Yogi Bhajan, PhD Master of Kundalini Yoga

FORMAT

Class includes a complete yoga set, mediation, and shavasana (relaxation)

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

$15

Cash preferred. Prepay with PayPal or Venmo to MindfulMeditation.CO@gmail.com. You can also pay at the door with cash, personal check, or credit card. Make checks payable to Nicole Stone.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome

NOTE

Wear lose comfortable clothing. White natural fibers are ideal. Wearing a head covering, such as a wide headband, beanie, or turban, provides a sense of containment and focus.
Beverages in sealable containers only.
Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Sep
26
Wed
Lotus Tai Chi
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

DESCRIPTION

Lotus Tai Chi is a traditional Yang style Tai Chi form with 108 classical moves. It is a series of slow, meditative body movements combined with awareness of the breath and inner energy, referred to as “chi”. Tai chi is beneficial for improving one’s health, balance, flexibility, strength and vitality. It also helps to promote calmness and inner peace.

Although it is considered a martial art, this class will be focusing mainly on the health and meditative aspects of Tai Chi. It is open to people of all ages, but is especially beneficial for seniors helping to develop flexibility, strength, balance and inner peace.

FORMAT

Teaching, Individual & Group Instruction, Discussion

LEVEL

Primarily for Beginners

PAYMENT

$135 for 12 weeks

$15 drop-in

Mayu Co-op Full Members receive 10% off.

Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted at the door.

RSVP

Drop-ins welcome

NOTE

Please arrive by 9:45 am to sign in and pay.
Wear comfortable, loose clothing and slipper-like footwear. No street shoes.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jill has been practicing Tai Chi, Qigong &Taoist Meditation for many years. She has studied Tai Chi with Master Waysun Liao near Chicago, Illinois for about ten years, and also with the Taoist Tai Chi Society. She began teaching Tai Chi with Lotus Temple in Chicago.

Jill is the author of  Practicing the Way of the Tao Te Ching, which discusses the practical applications of Taoist teachings for everyday life. She enjoys nature, hiking, camping, biking, guitar and creative writing.

Contact Jill 720-253-5732 or jilllowy@yahoo.com.