The ultimate goal of Yoga is the realization of our True Selves--that part of us that is always whole, peaceful, and ever-connected with the All. The many struggles and sufferings of life, including grief and loss, contribute greatly to our forgetting the Truth of who we are. Meditation is one of the tools of yoga that can help us find a place of peace and equanimity-- especially in times of pain, grief, heartbreak and loss. Many of us struggle with meditation and feel that we can’t quiet our minds or find a peaceful place. This is particularly true when you are in pain. This program will help you understand the nature of the mind and why you don’t have to struggle.
In this 2 day online retreat you will: --Learn theory and practice of meditation and how it applies to the state of loss and grief. --Understand current science around why meditation is so helpful. --Learn and practice multiple types of supported & guided meditation including mantra, witnessing, visualization, mindfulness, focused attention, metta (loving kindness), restful awareness, and tratak (gazing). --Practice gentle movement and pranayama (breath practices) to support your meditation practice. --Experience and practice guided Yoga Nidra for deep relaxation and healing on all levels of being. --Learn ways to establish and begin to feel confident in your own personal practice. --Be supported in asking questions to help remove fears and doubts about your ability to meditate. --Have the opportunity to practice daily with Karla and this retreat sangha for a full week after the program.
Meditation can help us learn to manage and move through the most difficult times of life and can become an anchor in the midst of a chaotic world. Join Karla for two days of connection and compassion to learn about and practice this ancient tool that has proven again and again to support humankind through pain and suffering. Participants will also have the bonus opportunity to continue to practice with Karla daily for the week following the workshop to create a foundation and become more secure in your own steady practice. This program is for both beginning and experienced meditators and will focus on how meditation is specifically helpful in grief and loss.
Meet, learn and practice with Karla live online Saturday June 26 & Sunday June 27 10 am–12 pm and 3–5 pm EST both days
You will also receive the extra opportunity to meditate daily for a week with Karla Bonus Sessions in Eastern Time on June 28–July 1 at 5–5:30 pm (15 min of guidance + 15 min of meditation) and July 2 at 5–6 pm (includes extra time for Q&A) Sessions and content will be available after the retreat