Approaching Stillness: Moving into Meditation

Check our current schedule for when this class is happening. Drop-in cost is $15 or use your CSS Punch Pass. A further discount will be offered if you’d like to pre-register for five classes (5 for $50). Please talk directly to the teacher about this special offer.

Looking to experience the basics of meditation? No previous experience is required, but all levels of experience are entirely welcome.

Each week we will begin mindfully, where you’ll be invited to find a comfortable seat (using whatever props are required – even a chair!) Once seated, you’ll be guided through mindful breath awareness. From week to week the script will change slightly, but the first five minutes will serve to allow you to become fully present and grounded. We will then practice a small number of stretches to allow you to increase circulation and to gently increase your ability to sit for increasing periods of time in stillness.

Each week, participants will be introduced to one to three meditative practices from yogic traditions, including pranayama (breath work) and mantra (Hatha Yoga & Kundalini Yoga traditions). Meditations will vary in length, from three minutes, eight minutes, eleven minute, twenty-two minutes to thirty minutes.

On special occasion – when the timing coincides to the full or new moons, there will also be gong meditations to strengthen, balance, & heal the parasympathetic nervous system.

Taught by internationally certified instructor, Maureen Tonge (Radiance M-bodied Yoga).