Learn to Meditate
with Sagel Urlacher
Join Sagel for our upcoming offering of Meditation 101: Learn to Meditate! Mindfulness Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years as a way to reduce anxiety and live with a greater sense of tranquility and wholeness. Anyone can learn to do this simple, powerful practice and receive its many benefits — here’s a chance to learn how to get started! Mindfulness Meditation has been scientifically proven to reduce stress in the body, lower blood pressure, and prevent the effects of aging in the brain. This transformative practice helps us to live with more compassion in our hearts and more clarity in our mind, and to create and enjoy more harmonious relationships.
In this workshop you will learn:
- What meditation is...and isn’t
- How it benefits you physically, mentally, and emotionally
- How to build a comfortable meditation posture
- Basic breathing exercises you can use anywhere
- Simple meditations you can do in 3 minutes a day
- Ways to create a sustainable home meditation practice
- How to avoid common pitfalls and cultivate compassion for yourself
- Basic Concentration & Lovingkindness meditations (Samatha)
- Intro to Insight (Vipassana) meditation
Join us to learn the basics of getting started, avoiding common pitfalls, and tips for creating a practical, sustainable home practice. There will be question and answer time as well as take home resources to support your continued practice.
Everyone is welcome, no experience necessary!
Dress comfortably. Props are available for your use at the studio free of charge with the exception of mats which are optional and available for rent. You’re also welcome to bring your own meditation cushion, mat, etc. Yoga Teachers currently registered with Yoga Alliance are eligible for 2.5hrs CEs.
Sagel Urlacher, M.Ed, E-RYT 200, YACEP is honored to have studied meditation with Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, Tara Brach, and Jack Kornfield and is so grateful for their generosity of heart and wisdom and all the ways their insightful teachings continue to inspire her personal practice and teaching.