Daniel Sernicola teaches us “sending and taking,” an ancient Buddhist meditation and breath practice to awaken compassion. This beautiful practice is a gentle, step-by-step process of opening the heart. By embracing, rather than rejecting, the unwanted and painful aspects of experience, we overcome fear and develop empathy for others. In this workshop, you’ll deepen your practice and understanding of Tonglen. Working with questions and answers, dialogue and exchange, you’ll learn the technique and background for this practice of the heart. Suitable for practitioners of all levels.
Cost: $99 for series
Led by Kelli Hess, RYT 500, this 6-week series incorporates gentle yoga postures, relaxation techniques, and skills to remain centered and calm during labor, delivery, and motherhood.
This class is appropriate for new beginners and also experienced yogis looking to learn specific skills to utilize during pregnancy.
Learn poses to address typical discomforts of pregnancy and build strength, flexibility, and endurance.
Enjoy stretching, breathing techniques, meditation, and periods of deep relaxation.
Should be in the 2nd or 3rd trimester.
Join Cara Unrue at Centered for an afternoon of Macrame and Meditation. Your creation can be a perfect holiday gift for a special someone or decor for your own home!
Meditation can be found through many activities. Macramé is the art of creation through knotting, which can be a form of meditation. In this two hour workshop, students will learn the essential knots used in creating this art form. They will be provided the materials to make a plant hanger, which they will be able to complete during the workshop. Students will leave with the know how to read and create macramé patterns to make wall hangings, plant hangers, etc.
Are you seeking peace of mind? Would you like to deepen your meditation practice? Or are you yearning for a fresh dimension to your thinking?
This series is for newbies, rusty or returning meditators and for meditators who need a bit of gentle movement to be able to sit better. Each class in this four-week series includes a talk, meditation practice, gentle yoga moves, and a breath practice to take away.
Many individuals are discovering the benefits of meditation for their lives. Believe what you’ve heard about meditation: it can focus your mind, open your heart, and sometimes surprise you with insight. It’s not complicated to learn. In fact, everything you need to get started with a meditation practice is found in this six-week course. You’ll learn the basics along with advice for making your meditation practice a priority no mater how busy you are. You’ll also learn how to bring the wisdom and compassion you discover through meditation into other areas of your life. If you already have a mediation practice, this series can also serve as a refresher.
• Week 1 Know Your “Why” and Learn the Meditation Technique
• Week 2 Be Consistent and Gentle
• Week 3 Overcoming Obstacles
• Week 4 Working With Emotions and Discovering Peace of Mind
• Week 5 Meditation as an Influence in Your Life
• Week 6 Learning to Relax
Loving Kindness Meditation Instructor: Daniel Sernicola Wednesdays, October 3 - November 14 7-8:30 pm
* no class on Wednesday, October 31.
Learn the meditation practice of loving-kindness, also known as Metta Meditation. The Loving-Kindness meditation invites compassion into one's life. This meditation practice can be adapted and practiced by anyone, regardless of religious affiliation. Essentially, loving-kindness meditation is about cultivating love.
Take if off the cushion and into your life. Explore new ways to interact with the world around you
Through anecdotes, meditations, and conversational renderings of the Buddha's words, you will learn that peace is possible — within yourself and your relationships.
Week One — Metta: Our Natural State
Week Two — Cultivating Loving-Kindness
Week Three — Practicing Peace
Week Four — Metta in Action
Week Five — Relaxing into Forgiveness
Week Six — Living a Life of Loving-Kindness
Daniel Sernicola is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200), Reiki Master Teacher (RMT), and holds certifications in meditation, pranayama (breath), Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Trauma, Yoga for Athletes, and Aromatherapy. A practicing Buddhist in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage, he has provided trainings to companies and inviduals seeking to deepen their meditation practice. His former career in corporate marketing combined with a deep passion for yoga, Buddhist texts, extensive studies in linguistics and conceptual expression, and his passion for Conscious Language is incorporated into trainings.
* At Centered, when enrolled in a series, you may attend all regularly scheduled classes at no additional cost for the duration of the series. This excludes other series, youth classes, workshops and special events.
Reset the mind, body, and psyche with Yin Yoga. This class is the perfect way to unwind, offering a replenishing counterbalance to our often over-stressed, over-stimulated, and fast-paced lifestyles.
Yin Yoga targets deep connective tissue and emphasizes holding poses anywhere from 2 – 5 minutes.
Inherently rooted in mindfulness and meditation, these gentle classes are accessible, deeply relaxing, and appropriate for all fitness levels.
Cost: $20 per class per person
Give and receive the restorative benefits of Thai yoga massage in this interactive series.
Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient healing technique that blends acupressure, energy balancing techniques and assisted yoga postures. This therapeutic and nurturing form of bodywork can relieve tension and also clear energy blockages.
Benefits of Thai Yoga Massage include improved circulation, release of muscle tension, increased mobility and flexibility and mental clarity. Enjoy these safe movements with attention to breath and experience a sense of deep peace.
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Park in the municipal parking lot off of New England Ave just west of High St.
Centered is located in the northern most building of the lot. We are located in the Kilbourne Shops just above Pub Out Back. To get there, walk past Party Studio and walk through a short tunnel/archway. Make a left. You will be facing your destination: 679-D.