Mindfulness Meditation & Qi Gong
With Tristan Stark
This training is an invitation to all people interested in developing somatic intelligence and body mind coherence. Four developmental stages: Lying Down, Sitting, Standing, and Movement/Gesture will be investigated and explored experientially.
The cultivation of an inner attunement to personal experience ultimately resonates with the deep state of being that is always here, waiting, in the present moment. Scientific studies have now shown that the body/brain actually coheres into it’s maximum potential while a person is resting in the present moment; the immune system is awakened; the senses perceive more nuance; the inner narrative becomes more deeply organized. In other words a person and their inner and outer world can become more alive by full participation in the experiential moment. This training will offer fundamental practices to explore this within ones own life.
Relaxation with sensation and stability will be taught in the lying down phase. Consciously maintaining
attention on breathing and an examination of styles of distraction will be taught in the sitting phase. Observation of full embodiment in the senses will be explored with standing meditation and a possible organic integration in the present moment can emerge with movement and gesture. In addition, basic breathing exercises for connecting to the vital center of the body, sensory awareness and orientation exercises, and developing a resonant attunement to ones being will be fully explored.
The class is two hours long, which can allow for a relaxed pace, and enough time for a rejuvenating well being to emerge. This training could be of interest especially for people who are in care giving roles, or in any lifestyle predisposed to burning out: healers, activists, health care professionals, social workers, teachers, psychotherapists, artists, students, as well as athletes who want to learn more about “the zone” and everybody adventurous in the wellspring of the moment.
Every Sunday, February 17th to March 17th, 2013 - 4 PM to 6 PM
Cost: $20 per class, $80 for the whole training
At Equilibrium Yoga, 4812 St. Laurent, Suite 101, Mtl. (St. Laurent & Villeneuve)
Tristan Stark: 514-563-1982, email@example.com
About Tristan Stark: Tristan Stark received a bachelors of Traditional Eastern Arts from Naropa University in 2007. He moved to Montréal from Boulder, Co. in 2010. He is the editor of over fifteen books internationally, and is currently teaching Qi Gong at YMCA on Parc and Concordia University. His recent studies in somatic approaches to trauma resolution revealed a scietific basis in neuroscience that informs the classes context and style of experiential learning.
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