Sacred Sound Journey
Aug
17
6:30 PM18:30

Sacred Sound Journey

Join us as we travel on vibratory waves of sound to align, harmonize and attune mind, body and spirit. Connect to your inner wisdom, strengthen your immune system and expand your creativity through the harmonic alchemy of crystal singing bowls, tingshas, rattles and more. Wear comfortable clothing and please bring pen and paper. You are also welcome to bring your own pillows, blankets, mats or anything else that allows you to rest with ease. The Journey will be from 6-730pm with time afterward to connect over tea and snacks. The cost is $40 per person. Space is limited as we are a small studio, so reserve your spot soon! All are welcome! ♥️

Sound Healing is one of the oldest forms and most natural forms of healing known to our planet. The power of sound can restore one’s mind, body and spirit back to a state of balance. The harmonic vibrations from Sacred Sound have a deep penetrating effect on the receiver, promoting healing and well-being. This is not just an auditory experience, during a Sound Journey it is like receiving a full body massage. Most people fall into a deep state of relaxation. It’s a portal and pathway to meditation. The sounds act as the focal point, reducing and eliminating mind chatter, leading to a release of deep rooted tensions and emotional blocks.  Many people emerge from the experience feeling lighter, more in balance, refreshed, and rejuvenated. 

Deva is passionate about the transformational power of sacred sound. In 1997 while on a 4.5 month pilgrimage Deva acquired her first sacred sound tools - two Tibetan Singing Bowls and a set of tingshas. During this journey she also learned the art of meditation, most notably while studying with the Dalai Lama for ten days after the Tibetan New Year in McLeod Ganj, India. From there she has traveled and studied healing modalities in Belize, Thailand, Malaysia, Nepal, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Bali and she will be going to Egypt this December to study energy and sound! 

She incorporates this kaleidoscope of cultures and wisdom into her sound journeys to create a unified field of pure awareness and healing, which leave most in a state of wonder, awe and gratitude. ✨

Deva has a certificate in Sound Healing from the Globe Institute of Sound & Consciousness in San Francisco and a Bachelors of Science in Cultural Anthropology, Biology and Art from Southern Oregon University, as well as many certifications in the healing arts. 

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Sacred Sound Journey
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Sacred Sound Journey

Join us as we travel on vibratory waves of sound to align, harmonize and attune mind, body and spirit. Connect to your inner wisdom, strengthen your immune system and expand your creativity through the harmonic alchemy of crystal singing bowls, tingshas, rattles and more. Wear comfortable clothing and please bring pen and paper. You are also welcome to bring your own pillows, blankets, mats or anything else that allows you to rest with ease. The Journey will be from 6-730pm with time afterward to connect over tea and snacks. The cost is $40 per person. Space is limited as we are a small studio, so reserve your spot soon! All are welcome! ♥️

Sound Healing is one of the oldest forms and most natural forms of healing known to our planet. The power of sound can restore one’s mind, body and spirit back to a state of balance. The harmonic vibrations from Sacred Sound have a deep penetrating effect on the receiver, promoting healing and well-being. This is not just an auditory experience, during a Sound Journey it is like receiving a full body massage. Most people fall into a deep state of relaxation. It’s a portal and pathway to meditation. The sounds act as the focal point, reducing and eliminating mind chatter, leading to a release of deep rooted tensions and emotional blocks.  Many people emerge from the experience feeling lighter, more in balance, refreshed, and rejuvenated. 

Deva is passionate about the transformational power of sacred sound. In 1997 while on a 4.5 month pilgrimage Deva acquired her first sacred sound tools - two Tibetan Singing Bowls and a set of tingshas. During this journey she also learned the art of meditation, most notably while studying with the Dalai Lama for ten days after the Tibetan New Year in McLeod Ganj, India. From there she has traveled and studied healing modalities in Belize, Thailand, Malaysia, Nepal, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Bali and she will be going to Egypt this December to study energy and sound! 

She incorporates this kaleidoscope of cultures and wisdom into her sound journeys to create a unified field of pure awareness and healing, which leave most in a state of wonder, awe and gratitude. ✨

Deva has a certificate in Sound Healing from the Globe Institute of Sound & Consciousness in San Francisco and a Bachelors of Science in Cultural Anthropology, Biology and Art from Southern Oregon University, as well as many certifications in the healing arts. 

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New Moon Women's Circle
Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

New Moon Women's Circle

Women coming together to support and guide each other has such great value as we grow and walk through this life. On the eve of the new moon we will connect through movement, mantra, meditation and sound healing as a way to create new bonds with ourselves and each other as women in this community. I am so happy to introduce you to Anushka Bogey and Melissa Shugart who will be leading this beautiful women's gathering and Kundalini experience.

Anushka is a sound healer, mantra artist and kundalini yoga practitioner. She has been practicing classical hatha yoga for 25 years and her current practice of kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan since becoming a mother twelve years ago. She began holding women’s circle around the cycles of the moon in her home three years ago to bring women together to support each other in their spiritual growth through setting intentions and the shared experience of kundalini yoga.

Anushka says, “when women gather together to elevate themselves and each other on a spiritual and energetic level, major shifts in our being can occur that lead to grace, openness, compassion, lovingkindness, authenticity, honesty, uninhibited shamelessness, self love, giving, listening, sharing, creativity, and being as one as powerful, uplifting, receptive, intuitive, creative, nurturing and loving women. My intention is to hold and share soul space for growth and evolution through the teachings of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan and to bring healing through the sound current. I hope you will join me in elevating our consciousness and tuning into our divine nature together again and again.”


With a background in Kinesiology as a certified Personal Trainer and Kundalini Yoga Instructor (RYT 500), Melissa has extensive experience in studying and teaching the art of movement through understanding biomechanics, anatomy, physiology, and neuroscience. As a Holistic Health Practicioner, Melissa is also trained to incorporate the Healing Arts into her work, blending traditional medicine with indigenous spirituality, supporting the balance of body, heart, and soul through dance, song, toning, chanting, prayer and sound healing instruments.  

As a certified Birth & Postpartum Doula, Melissa offers prenatal yoga preparation for birth, and assists Mamas with comfort measures for optimal body balance and labor progress using breathwork, movement positions, massage, rebozo, and visualization techniques.


Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® is considered the most comprehensive of yoga traditions, combining meditation, mantra, physical exercises and breathing techniques; it is a Raj Yog, encompassing the eight limbs of yoga into a singular practice of excellence and ecstasy. Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® is also known as the Yoga of Awareness; its focus is on self-awareness and delivering an experience of your highest consciousness. The technology of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan® is a science of the mind and body, to elevate the spirit, which has no boundaries, no discrimination. Therefore it is for everyone, universal and nondenominational.


The evening will begin at 5pm, and we will have time to connect over a cup of tea and snacks. Please bring a yoga mat, a blanket, pillow or bolsters, anything that allows you to be comfortable both for movement and for deep relaxation as we end the evening with the crystal bowls and gong for a sound healing session. We have limited space as we are a small studio, so please reserve your spot here in advance, or RSVP through the studio to let us know you will be joining us.

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Sacred Sound Journey
May
15
6:30 PM18:30

Sacred Sound Journey

Join us as we travel on vibratory waves of sound to align, harmonize and attune mind, body and spirit. Connect to your inner wisdom, strengthen your immune system and expand your creativity through the harmonic alchemy of crystal singing bowls, tingshas, rattles and more. Wear comfortable clothing and please bring pen and paper. You are also welcome to bring your own pillows, blankets, mats or anything else that allows you to rest with ease. The Journey will be from 6-730pm with time afterward to connect over tea and snacks. The cost is $40 per person. Space is limited as we are a small studio, so reserve your spot soon! All are welcome! ♥️

Sound Healing is one of the oldest forms and most natural forms of healing known to our planet. The power of sound can restore one’s mind, body and spirit back to a state of balance. The harmonic vibrations from Sacred Sound have a deep penetrating effect on the receiver, promoting healing and well-being. This is not just an auditory experience, during a Sound Journey it is like receiving a full body massage. Most people fall into a deep state of relaxation. It’s a portal and pathway to meditation. The sounds act as the focal point, reducing and eliminating mind chatter, leading to a release of deep rooted tensions and emotional blocks.  Many people emerge from the experience feeling lighter, more in balance, refreshed, and rejuvenated. 

Deva is passionate about the transformational power of sacred sound. In 1997 while on a 4.5 month pilgrimage Deva acquired her first sacred sound tools - two Tibetan Singing Bowls and a set of tingshas. During this journey she also learned the art of meditation, most notably while studying with the Dalai Lama for ten days after the Tibetan New Year in McLeod Ganj, India. From there she has traveled and studied healing modalities in Belize, Thailand, Malaysia, Nepal, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Bali and she will be going to Egypt this December to study energy and sound! 

She incorporates this kaleidoscope of cultures and wisdom into her sound journeys to create a unified field of pure awareness and healing, which leave most in a state of wonder, awe and gratitude. ✨

Deva has a certificate in Sound Healing from the Globe Institute of Sound & Consciousness in San Francisco and a Bachelors of Science in Cultural Anthropology, Biology and Art from Southern Oregon University, as well as many certifications in the healing arts. 

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Sacred Sound Journey
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Sacred Sound Journey

Join us as we travel on vibratory waves of sound to align, harmonize and attune mind, body and spirit. Connect to your inner wisdom, strengthen your immune system and expand your creativity through the harmonic alchemy of crystal singing bowls, tingshas, rattles and more. Wear comfortable clothing and please bring pen and paper. You are also welcome to bring your own pillows, blankets, mats or anything else that allows you to rest with ease. The Journey will be from 6-730pm with time afterward to connect over tea and snacks. The cost is $40 per person. Space is limited as we are a small studio, so reserve your spot soon! All are welcome! ♥️

Sound Healing is one of the oldest forms and most natural forms of healing known to our planet. The power of sound can restore one’s mind, body and spirit back to a state of balance. The harmonic vibrations from Sacred Sound have a deep penetrating effect on the receiver, promoting healing and well-being. This is not just an auditory experience, during a Sound Journey it is like receiving a full body massage. Most people fall into a deep state of relaxation. It’s a portal and pathway to meditation. The sounds act as the focal point, reducing and eliminating mind chatter, leading to a release of deep rooted tensions and emotional blocks.  Many people emerge from the experience feeling lighter, more in balance, refreshed, and rejuvenated. 

Deva is passionate about the transformational power of sacred sound. In 1997 while on a 4.5 month pilgrimage Deva acquired her first sacred sound tools - two Tibetan Singing Bowls and a set of tingshas. During this journey she also learned the art of meditation, most notably while studying with the Dalai Lama for ten days after the Tibetan New Year in McLeod Ganj, India. From there she has traveled and studied healing modalities in Belize, Thailand, Malaysia, Nepal, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Bali and she will be going to Egypt this December to study energy and sound! 

She incorporates this kaleidoscope of cultures and wisdom into her sound journeys to create a unified field of pure awareness and healing, which leave most in a state of wonder, awe and gratitude. ✨

Deva has a certificate in Sound Healing from the Globe Institute of Sound & Consciousness in San Francisco and a Bachelors of Science in Cultural Anthropology, Biology and Art from Southern Oregon University, as well as many certifications in the healing arts. 

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Sacred Sound Journey
Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

Sacred Sound Journey

Join us as we travel on vibratory waves of sound to align, harmonize and attune mind, body and spirit. Connect to your inner wisdom, strengthen your immune system and expand your creativity through the harmonic alchemy of crystal singing bowls, tingshas, rattles and more. Wear comfortable clothing and please bring pen and paper. You are also welcome to bring your own pillows, blankets, mats or anything else that allows you to rest with ease. The Journey will be from 6-730pm with time afterward to connect over tea and snacks. The cost is $40 per person. Space is limited as we are a small studio, so reserve your spot soon! All are welcome! ♥️

Sound Healing is one of the oldest forms and most natural forms of healing known to our planet. The power of sound can restore one’s mind, body and spirit back to a state of balance. The harmonic vibrations from Sacred Sound have a deep penetrating effect on the receiver, promoting healing and well-being. This is not just an auditory experience, during a Sound Journey it is like receiving a full body massage. Most people fall into a deep state of relaxation. It’s a portal and pathway to meditation. The sounds act as the focal point, reducing and eliminating mind chatter, leading to a release of deep rooted tensions and emotional blocks.  Many people emerge from the experience feeling lighter, more in balance, refreshed, and rejuvenated. 

Deva is passionate about the transformational power of sacred sound. In 1997 while on a 4.5 month pilgrimage Deva acquired her first sacred sound tools - two Tibetan Singing Bowls and a set of tingshas. During this journey she also learned the art of meditation, most notably while studying with the Dalai Lama for ten days after the Tibetan New Year in McLeod Ganj, India. From there she has traveled and studied healing modalities in Belize, Thailand, Malaysia, Nepal, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Bali and she will be going to Egypt this December to study energy and sound! 

She incorporates this kaleidoscope of cultures and wisdom into her sound journeys to create a unified field of pure awareness and healing, which leave most in a state of wonder, awe and gratitude. ✨

Deva has a certificate in Sound Healing from the Globe Institute of Sound & Consciousness in San Francisco and a Bachelors of Science in Cultural Anthropology, Biology and Art from Southern Oregon University, as well as many certifications in the healing arts. 

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Awareness Through Movement
Feb
9
11:30 AM11:30

Awareness Through Movement

A day long exploration for anyone who wants to deepen their movement practice.

Our lives can be full of distractions that cause us to loose connection with ourselves, our loved ones and our environment. I would like to offer you an opportunity to slow down, drop in and reconnect.

 In this day long retreat we will explore how the way we move influences our relationship with ourselves and the world around us. How we can allow ourselves to be supported from within, by others and by our environment. We will embark on a non-judgemental exploration, enter into a conversation with our bodies and each other in order to deepen and expand our awareness through movement.

The day will include:

  • seated and walking meditation to drop us into a deeper place of listening, allowing us to become more aware of subtle sensations in the body

  • play time outdoors to connect with nature and explore our relationship with our environment

  • time on the mat using props and each other to deepen our understanding of core as relationship versus a specific place or thing in the body

  • time to explore some of the Pilates mat repertoire, and how it can support all of our movement practices (yoga, hiking, surfing, you name it!)

  • a chance to share with each other what we're curious about and reflect on what we discovered over the course of the day

 

This workshop is designed for our whole community including Pilates, yoga and other movement teachers. So if you have a friend, or a teacher from another studio who you believe would benefit from this exploration please share this with them!

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Sacred Sound Journey
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

Sacred Sound Journey

Join us as we travel on vibratory waves of sound to align, harmonize and attune mind, body and spirit. Connect to your inner wisdom, strengthen your immune system and expand your creativity through the harmonic alchemy of crystal singing bowls, tingshas, rattles and more. Wear comfortable clothing and please bring pen and paper. You are also welcome to bring your own pillows, blankets, mats or anything else that allows you to rest with ease. The Journey will be from 6-730pm with time afterward to connect over tea and snacks. The cost is $40 per person. Space is limited as we are a small studio, so reserve your spot soon! All are welcome! ♥️

Sound Healing is one of the oldest forms and most natural forms of healing known to our planet. The power of sound can restore one’s mind, body and spirit back to a state of balance. The harmonic vibrations from Sacred Sound have a deep penetrating effect on the receiver, promoting healing and well-being. This is not just an auditory experience, during a Sound Journey it is like receiving a full body massage. Most people fall into a deep state of relaxation. It’s a portal and pathway to meditation. The sounds act as the focal point, reducing and eliminating mind chatter, leading to a release of deep rooted tensions and emotional blocks.  Many people emerge from the experience feeling lighter, more in balance, refreshed, and rejuvenated. 

Deva is passionate about the transformational power of sacred sound. In 1997 while on a 4.5 month pilgrimage Deva acquired her first sacred sound tools - two Tibetan Singing Bowls and a set of tingshas. During this journey she also learned the art of meditation, most notably while studying with the Dalai Lama for ten days after the Tibetan New Year in McLeod Ganj, India. From there she has traveled and studied healing modalities in Belize, Thailand, Malaysia, Nepal, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Bali and she will be going to Egypt this December to study energy and sound! 

She incorporates this kaleidoscope of cultures and wisdom into her sound journeys to create a unified field of pure awareness and healing, which leave most in a state of wonder, awe and gratitude. ✨

Deva has a certificate in Sound Healing from the Globe Institute of Sound & Consciousness in San Francisco and a Bachelors of Science in Cultural Anthropology, Biology and Art from Southern Oregon University, as well as many certifications in the healing arts. 

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Sacred Sound Journey
Jan
4
6:00 PM18:00

Sacred Sound Journey

Join us as we travel on vibratory waves of sound to align, harmonize and attune mind, body and spirit. Connect to your inner wisdom, strengthen your immune system and expand your creativity through the harmonic alchemy of crystal singing bowls, tingshas, rattles and more. Wear comfortable clothing and please bring pen and paper. You are also welcome to bring your own pillows, blankets, mats or anything else that allows you to rest with ease. The Journey will be from 6-730pm with time afterward to connect over tea and snacks. The cost is $40 per person. Space is limited as we are a small studio, so reserve your spot soon! All are welcome! ♥️

Sound Healing is one of the oldest forms and most natural forms of healing known to our planet. The power of sound can restore one’s mind, body and spirit back to a state of balance. The harmonic vibrations from Sacred Sound have a deep penetrating effect on the receiver, promoting healing and well-being. This is not just an auditory experience, during a Sound Journey it is like receiving a full body massage. Most people fall into a deep state of relaxation. It’s a portal and pathway to meditation. The sounds act as the focal point, reducing and eliminating mind chatter, leading to a release of deep rooted tensions and emotional blocks.  Many people emerge from the experience feeling lighter, more in balance, refreshed, and rejuvenated. 

Deva is passionate about the transformational power of sacred sound. In 1997 while on a 4.5 month pilgrimage Deva acquired her first sacred sound tools - two Tibetan Singing Bowls and a set of tingshas. During this journey she also learned the art of meditation, most notably while studying with the Dalai Lama for ten days after the Tibetan New Year in McLeod Ganj, India. From there she has traveled and studied healing modalities in Belize, Thailand, Malaysia, Nepal, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Bali and she will be going to Egypt this December to study energy and sound! 

She incorporates this kaleidoscope of cultures and wisdom into her sound journeys to create a unified field of pure awareness and healing, which leave most in a state of wonder, awe and gratitude. ✨

Deva has a certificate in Sound Healing from the Globe Institute of Sound & Consciousness in San Francisco and a Bachelors of Science in Cultural Anthropology, Biology and Art from Southern Oregon University, as well as many certifications in the healing arts. 

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Sacred Sound Journey
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Sacred Sound Journey

Join us as we travel on vibratory waves of sound to align, harmonize and attune mind, body and spirit. Connect to your inner wisdom, strengthen your immune system and expand your creativity through the harmonic alchemy of crystal singing bowls, tingshas, rattles and more. Wear comfortable clothing and please bring pen and paper. You are also welcome to bring your own pillows, blankets, mats or anything else that allows you rest with ease. The Journey will be from 6-730pm with time afterward to connect over tea and snacks. The cost is $40 per person. Space is limited as we are a small studio, so reserve you spot soon! All are welcome! ♥️

Sound Healing is one of the oldest forms and most natural forms of healing known to our planet. The power of sound can restore one’s mind, body and spirit back to a state of balance. The harmonic vibrations from Sacred Sound have a deep penetrating effect on the receiver, promoting healing and well-being. This is not just an auditory experience, during a Sound Journey it is like receiving a full body massage. Most people fall into a deep state of relaxation. It’s a portal and pathway to meditation. The sounds act as the focal point, reducing and eliminating mind chatter, leading to a release of deep rooted tensions and emotional blocks.  Many people emerge from the experience feeling lighter, more in balance, refreshed, and rejuvenated. 

Deva is passionate about the transformational power of sacred sound. In 1997 while on a 4.5 month pilgrimage Deva acquired her first sacred sound tools - two Tibetan Singing Bowls and a set of tingshas. During this journey she also learned the art of meditation, most notably while studying with the Dalai Lama for ten days after the Tibetan New Year in McLeod Ganj, India. From there she has traveled and studied healing modalities in Belize, Thailand, Malaysia, Nepal, Mexico, GuatemalaPeru, Bali and she will be going to Egypt this December to study energy and sound! 

She incorporates this kaleidoscope of cultures and wisdom into her sound journeys to create a unified field of pure awareness and healing, which leave most in a state of wonder, awe and gratitude. ✨

Deva has a certificate in Sound Healing from the Globe Institute of Sound & Consciousness in San Francisco and a Bachelors of Science in Cultural Anthropology, Biology and Art from Southern Oregon University, as well as many certifications in the healing arts. 

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Living Life Intentionally - Cultivating Healthy States of Mind
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Living Life Intentionally - Cultivating Healthy States of Mind

"Though I do not believe a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders." 

Henry D. Thoreau's Faith in a Seed

 

It is the New Year. We all know about New Year’s resolutions and how short-lived they can be... so the invitation for this time together is to take this new beginning as an opportunity to look closely at how we have been living our lives. What if we just had just one more year to live? Would we be spending our time in the same way? Seeing the same people? Same job? Relationship? 

During this time together we will mediate, explore and reflect on what really matters. Considering what are the seeds we want to plant and nourish longer term so life can be more fulfilling and aligned with our own truth, our own life. 

Becoming aware of intention is the key to awakening in moment-to-moment practice. A long-term intention is also called a vow or dedication. Setting a long-term intention is like setting the compass of our heart. No matter how rough the storms, how difficult the terrain, even if we have to backtrack around obstacles, our direction is clear. The fruits of dedication are visible in the best of human endeavors.

 

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Isabel Fleury   is a licensed psychologist in Brazil where she kept a private practice and worked in clinical and institutional settings. She moved to the United States in 2007, working to deepen her experience at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. She continues to work in Big Sur, the Monterey bay where Isabel leads groups at treatment centers, sees private clients and guides classes in Insight meditation, Yin Yoga, and Buddhist philosophy and practice. Drawn to deep self-   exploration at a young age, Isabel’s approach to      practice is a combination of her life-long studies: Clinical and Jungian/Archetypal   Psychology  ,   Buddhism, Insight Meditation and Yin Yoga. 

Isabel Fleury is a licensed psychologist in Brazil where she kept a private practice and worked in clinical and institutional settings. She moved to the United States in 2007, working to deepen her experience at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. She continues to work in Big Sur, the Monterey bay where Isabel leads groups at treatment centers, sees private clients and guides classes in Insight meditation, Yin Yoga, and Buddhist philosophy and practice. Drawn to deep self-exploration at a young age, Isabel’s approach to practice is a combination of her life-long studies: Clinical and Jungian/Archetypal PsychologyBuddhism, Insight Meditation and Yin Yoga. 

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Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom

"This Practice is the direct path for the purification of beings, for the surmounting of sorrow and lamentation, for the attainment of the true way, for the realization of nibana - namely the Four Foundations of Mindfulness."                                                                   

                                                                                                            The Buddha

    

     The obvious question for all of us, as we engage in the practice of Insight Meditation, is how in fact does the practice of mindfulness - that is feeling the body, feeling the breath, observing thought - actually lead to liberation? How does it all work?

     This question is particularly relevant now given the widespread teachings of mindfulness where liberation is not the stated goal. The practice is not generally thought of in the context of awakening. We want to understand how it leads to the highest goal, the highest potential. Mindfulness is not an end in itself, but a methodology...awareness is not enough!

     During this evening Isabel will offer a talk on this topic, and together we will sit and practice to explore what we do learn from being mindful.

*No previous experience in meditation is required. All levels are welcome! $30 donation

 

 

 

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Jun
22
to Jul 13

Insight Meditation and The 4 Foundations of Mindfulness with Isabel Fleury

The Buddha is very clear that the primary aim of all his teachings is "the end of suffering".  The roots of suffering are within us and the method of eliminating suffering is within us as well.

When we practice mindfulness we follow the Buddha's example and look inside. As anyone who tries mindfulness practice quickly discovers, the more aware we are of our actions, feelings, thoughts, and perceptions that give rise to them the more insight we have into why we are doing what we are doing. Mindfulness helps us to recognize that beneficial actions bring peace of mind and happiness in our every day lives, while actions based on hatred, delusion and greed makes us miserable and anxious.

In this series we will be covering  the teachings on the Four Foundations from a teaching talk given by the Buddha known as the Satipatthana Sutta, containing the underlying principles of mindfulness practice.

The practice of contemplating (or meditating if you prefer) on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness  - mindfulness of the body, feelings, mind and dhammas (or phenomena) is recommended in every step of the spiritual path. In each week we will explore one of the foundations:

 

Week 1: Mindfulness of the body: breath, four postures, reflections of the body parts

 

Week 2: Mindfulness of feelings: pleasant, unpleasant and neutral, worldly or spiritual

 

Week 3: Mindfulness of Mind: understanding the states of mind, aware of its manifestation, origin and disappearance.

 

Week 4: Mindfulness of Dhammas: 5 hindrances, the 7 factors of enlightenment, the 4 noble truths, the noble 8 fold path Insight meditation, is the practice of continued close attention to sensation, through which one ultimately sees the true nature of existence. It is believed to be the form of meditation practice taught by the Buddha himself, and although the specific form of the practice may vary, it is the basis of all traditions of Buddhist meditation.

 

* No previous experience in meditation is required. All levels welcome!

We will meet on 4 consecutive Thursday evenings from 7-830pm, and it is $120 for all 4 weeks.

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Jun
16
5:30 PM17:30

Archetypal Astrology: A Self Exploration Journey with Isabel Fleury

Join Isabel for a journey into the deeper understanding of this moment in time, and how to participate and co-create with it all in a healthy and skillful way. We will use the astrology symbols to understand the collective and individual mind and life now.

The astrological chart can be seen as a description of the way we are likely to process experience and see the world. We can use it as a tool to bring clarity, and to contact who we really are in essence therefore supporting wholeness to arise. It offers the opportunity to become more aware of how we tend to relate and react/respond to our inner and outer world and reality itself. This then fosters more awareness of our attitudes and their ripples into the world. In every moment we can choose to respond skillfully to what happens, growing closer and closer to being wiser and healthier... growing closer and closer to being a whole person. This is an avenue open to everybody! 

In this class we will take some time to meditate together. Then we will look specifically at understanding more of the Uranus - Pluto - Jupiter archetypal complex, and how this combination, a rare one, manifests in the world and in our personal lives. As we have more clarity we can choose practical and helpful ways to bring those principles into our daily lives, being in service of the greater good and this compassionate universe.

This workshop is $30 and no previous experience is needed

* 20% discount will be given to all the participants that have interest in scheduling a private session or a package of sessions.

Recommend reading: Rick Tarnas essay, An introduction to Archetypal Astrology - we can find it on my website www.isabelfleury.com

 

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Apr
20
to Jun 1

Meditation Practice Group with Isabel Fleury

It is thought that whatever your personal history, whatever your story, whatever you may have gone through or might yet go through there is a capacity within everybody that can never ever be broken. It may be and is usually covered over and disguised, or hard to find and often hard to trust. If we look deeply enough inside we can discover this capacity, this wisdom, this ability to understand your life, to love, to connect and be free.

Meditation in the pali language, the one of the buddhist texts, is bhavana or cultivation. This means we all can cultivate the grounds so the qualities we want more in our lives can emerge. Qualities like clarity, patience, presence and so on. Like we take care of the body by feeding it well, exercising, and getting enough sleep so the health of our immune system can be strengthened making us less vulnerable to illness, meditation supports the strength of the mind's immune system. It creates a healthy disposition of the mind, so it will be less susceptible to negative thoughts and feelings giving us a deeper sense of peace and ease in our lives.

Come explore the benefits of a meditation practice with the support of a sangha or community. This began as a 4 week series and has become a regular Thursday evening gathering led by Isabel Fleury. We focus on the practice of insight or mindfulness meditation with a brief check in and talk about what the focus of the evening will be. Each evening is from 7-8pm, with the majority of the hour spent in guided meditation.. Each session is $15 paid directly to the lovely Isabel, or if you have a mat class package with the studio you may use that as well. This is open to all in the community, so even if you're not interested in Pilates or yoga feel free to join us and spread the word to family or friends who may be interested! 

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