Mini Retreat for Educators: Renew & Re-energize

DESCRIPTION

It’s already July.  Whether you have been doing a great job of self-care this summer or are still thinking about how to better take care of yourself, this mini-retreat is for you.  Join us for a morning of meditation to renew and re-energize yourself.  2-for-1 pricing means that you can bring a friend who might need a little TLC.

FORMAT

Guided Meditation, Mindfulness Activities, Discussion

LEVEL

All levels welcome.

PAYMENT

Bring a friend!
Single: $35 early bird, $45 at the door
2 for 1: $50 early bird, $60 at the door
Prepay with PayPal or Venmo (@ Andra-Brill). Cash and personal checks accepted at the door.

RSVP

Space is limited. Pre-payment is recommended, drop-ins welcome.

NOTE

Meditation cushions and chairs provided.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Andra Brill is a mindfulness instructor and an innovator in the field of mindful parenting. She is senior faculty at PassageWorks Institute where she helped develop the Trainer of Trainers Workshop for the SMART in Education mindfulness course and the Transformational Leadership Course.  She spends her days in elementary schools as a professional developer with the Children’s Literacy Initiative.

Formerly a professor at UCD and DU, Andra helped to create the Boettcher Teachers Residency.  She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Innovation from the University of Colorado at Denver. Her research interests include culturally responsive pedagogy, theories of change, and how to create more compassionate, reflective classrooms and families.

Andra’s website is HappyMindfulFamilies.com
Senior Faculty @ PassageWorks Institute

Intro to Lu Jong: The Five Elements Movements

DESCRIPTION

Lu Jong is an ancient practice from Tibetan Buddhism and grounded in Tibetan medicine. It is a simple series of body movements done in conjunction with rhythmic breathing.  The practice has profound effects on the health of our body, mind, and spirit.  By working with the body in this way, we can develop mental clarity, balanced emotions and vibrant energy, and resistance to disease.

Come join John in an evening practice to open your body and mind.  This is an introductory class, and you don’t need to know Lu Jong to join.  John will teach the Nine Breaths and Five Elements movements.

What to bring:

  • Comfortable clothes to move in such as yoga clothes.
  • Yoga mats and cushions are available at Mayu, and you are welcome to bring your own.
  • Sealable water bottle
  • A friend!

 

FORMAT

Instruction, movement, guided meditation, discussion

 

LEVEL

All levels welcome

 

PAYMENT

Non Co-op Members: $16 drop-in

Co-op Member Options: $15 drop-in, 5-pack for $70, 10-pack for $130

Cash, checks and credit cards accepted at the door.

 

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.

 

FREE Intro to Lu Jong: Tibetan Healing Yoga

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. In this Introduction to Lu Jong class, the first five of the twenty-one movements in the Lu Jong 1 sequence will be presented.

These movements, the Five Elements Movements are the core movements to opening energetic channels in the body and purifying the elements of earth, water, fire, wind, and space in the body. In Tibetan medicine, deluded elements are associated with negative emotions. Purifying the elements bring positive emotions. Open the channels in the body allows the wind element to flow more freely, bringing clarity of thought and a healthy body as vital essence is carried more easily. In addition to the Five Elements practice, a brief background in Tantrayana Buddhism and Tibetan medicine will also be presented for context. Additional movements for breath and meditation positions with the Five Elements will also be taught. A DVD of the Five Elements movements and a handout of the movements is available for purchase after class.

 

FORMAT

Instruction, movement, guided meditation, discussion

 

LEVEL

All levels welcome

 

PAYMENT

FREE

 

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.

 

Lu Jong Workshop: Donation-Based Tibetan Healing Yoga

DESCRIPTION

This is a special Lu Jong class that is being held in conjunction with Nangten Menlang International, Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche’s Buddhist Medical Center.

Dec 10-16 is Charity Week in which Teachers and Educators Certified in Rinpoche’s lineage offer classes to raise money for the Nying Drod charity.

John Nangle, Certified Lu Jong Teacher, is offering a 3-hour class on the Lu Jong movement practice. This will be a complete class in Lu Jong, including:

  • An overview of Tibetan medicine and its relationship to Lu Jong
  • The Nine Breaths technique for opening the central energy channels
  • Instruction in all 21 movements in the Lu Jong 1 series, plus 5 relaxation positions and 2 bonus movements
  • Handouts for all movements to help support a personal practice in Lu Jong.

If you’re not familiar with Lu Jong, or would like to get a complete class in it, this would be a great place to start! You would also be helping to support a charity that provides so much for a culture that has given so much to the world.

Lu Jong, a simple series of body movements done in conjunction with rhythmic breathing, has profound effects on the health of our body, mind and spirit. By working with the body in this specific way, we can develop resistance to disease, mental clarity, balanced emotions and vibrant energy. In other words, through Lu Jong, you will find strength, stability and happiness. This Lu Jong practice is suitable for all ages and physical abilities, and all are invited to join the class.

FORMAT

Instruction, movement, guided meditation, discussion

 

LEVEL

All levels welcome

 

PAYMENT

By donation. All donations for this special class will be donated to the Nying Drod charity. Nying Drod means warm heart, and was founded by Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche to support Tibetans by educating children, providing medical care to the sick and elderly, and supporting monks in Tibetan monasteries.

 

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.

 

Volunteer Day 9am-11am

Mayu Co-op Volunteer Days are a great way to meet fellow co-op members while taking a hands-on approach to beautifying the Mayu property.

Come by the garden between 9:00am – 11:00am for two hours of informal, self-directed cleanup projects.

Focus: PROPERTY ENHANCEMENT

What to Bring: gardening tools, gloves

Provided: beverages

Scope of Work: weeding, cleanup, miscellaneous challenges & triumphs

Postponement or Reschedule? Check this page for announcements

Volunteer Day 9am-11am

Mayu Co-op Volunteer Days are a great way to meet fellow co-op members while taking a hands-on approach to beautifying the Mayu property.

Come by the garden between 9:00am – 11:00am for two hours of informal, self-directed cleanup projects.

Focus: PROPERTY ENHANCEMENT

What to Bring: gardening tools, gloves

Provided: beverages

Scope of Work: weeding, cleanup, miscellaneous challenges & triumphs

Postponement or Reschedule? Check this page for announcements

Healing Sound Bath with Lauren Gale

DESCRIPTION

Come be cleansed and cleared of stagnant energy in your body while being sent spiraling into the ether on a glorious and healing journey through sound.

Vibration is us and everything around us. Integrating healing through tonal vibration, Lauren wants you to experience sound healing in your own way. You can dance, meditate, or lay down and absorb the healing sounds. Her purpose is to bring people to higher state of consciousness where they are drawn to being more compassionately communicative and loving in every way.

Lauren draws from her 25 years of musical training and uses instruments ranging from the indigenous sounds of the didgeridoo, singing bowls, native drums, crystal pyramid, and tuning forks to the modern sounds of electronic music. Join her for a journey through sound that will resonate in your bones.

FORMAT

Listening Meditation

LEVEL

All levels welcome

PAYMENT

$11 – $44 suggested donation based payment.

Pay by cash, check, credit/debit, PayPal and Venmo (@heartnectarhealing).

RSVP

Class size limited to 20 people. RSVPs strongly recommended.

NOTE

Please bring a favorite comfy blanket and pillow for your neck should you need support.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Healing Sound Bath with Lauren Gale

DESCRIPTION

Come be cleansed and cleared of stagnant energy in your body while being sent spiraling into the ether on a glorious and healing journey through sound.

Vibration is us and everything around us. Integrating healing through tonal vibration, Lauren wants you to experience sound healing in your own way. You can dance, meditate, or lay down and absorb the healing sounds. Her purpose is to bring people to higher state of consciousness where they are drawn to being more compassionately communicative and loving in every way.

Lauren draws from her 25 years of musical training and uses instruments ranging from the indigenous sounds of the didgeridoo, singing bowls, native drums, crystal pyramid, and tuning forks to the modern sounds of electronic music. Join her for a journey through sound that will resonate in your bones.

FORMAT

Listening Meditation

LEVEL

All levels welcome

PAYMENT

$11 – $44 suggested donation based payment.

Pay by cash, check, credit/debit, PayPal and Venmo (@heartnectarhealing).

RSVP

Class size limited to 20 people. RSVPs strongly recommended.

NOTE

Please bring a favorite comfy blanket and pillow for your neck should you need support.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Healing Sound Bath with Lauren Gale

DESCRIPTION

Come be cleansed and cleared of stagnant energy in your body while being sent spiraling into the ether on a glorious and healing journey through sound.

Vibration is us and everything around us. Integrating healing through tonal vibration, Lauren wants you to experience sound healing in your own way. You can dance, meditate, or lay down and absorb the healing sounds. Her purpose is to bring people to higher state of consciousness where they are drawn to being more compassionately communicative and loving in every way.

Lauren draws from her 25 years of musical training and uses instruments ranging from the indigenous sounds of the didgeridoo, singing bowls, native drums, crystal pyramid, and tuning forks to the modern sounds of electronic music. Join her for a journey through sound that will resonate in your bones.

FORMAT

Listening Meditation

LEVEL

All levels welcome

PAYMENT

$11 – $44 suggested donation based payment.

Pay by cash, check, credit/debit, PayPal and Venmo (@heartnectarhealing).

RSVP

Class size limited to 20 people. RSVPs strongly recommended.

NOTE

Please bring a favorite comfy blanket and pillow for your neck should you need support.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.

Healing Sound Bath with Lauren Gale

DESCRIPTION

Come be cleansed and cleared of stagnant energy in your body while being sent spiraling into the ether on a glorious and healing journey through sound.

Vibration is us and everything around us. Integrating healing through tonal vibration, Lauren wants you to experience sound healing in your own way. You can dance, meditate, or lay down and absorb the healing sounds. Her purpose is to bring people to higher state of consciousness where they are drawn to being more compassionately communicative and loving in every way.

Lauren draws from her 25 years of musical training and uses instruments ranging from the indigenous sounds of the didgeridoo, singing bowls, native drums, crystal pyramid, and tuning forks to the modern sounds of electronic music. Join her for a journey through sound that will resonate in your bones.

FORMAT

Listening Meditation

LEVEL

All levels welcome

PAYMENT

$11 – $44 suggested donation based payment.

Pay by cash, check, credit/debit, PayPal and Venmo (@heartnectarhealing).

RSVP

Class size limited to 20 people. RSVPs strongly recommended.

NOTE

Please bring a favorite comfy blanket and pillow for your neck should you need support.

Beverages in sealable containers only.

Silence electronics and remove shoes before entering the classroom.