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Event: Awake and Aware: Daylong Mindfulness Retreat with Janka & Yong

This retreat will focus on the practice of mindfulness (Sati) as it is described in the Satipatthana Sutta - a Discourse on the Four Establishments of Mindfulness - the foundational teaching upon which our modern mindfulness movement rests. Join us in this beautiful setting for a full day of practice, cultivating our own capacity to be awake and aware, while sharing our practice with others. This retreat is suitable for all levels of practice, however some meditation experience is suggested. Our retreat will be held in noble silence and will include alternating periods of guided and silent meditations, walking meditation, instructions and reflections, with a mid-day lunch break to practice mindful eating. Silence will be maintained throughout the day. Bring your lunch, wear comfortable clothing, and bring any appropriate props you will need for your sitting meditation practice. We'll be gathering at the newly opened Yoga House at Rising Fawn Gardens, Georgia. This beautiful 600-acre farm is nestled between the natural boundaries of Lookout Creek and the western slope of Lookout Mountain. Registration for this meditation retreat is $40 and is limited to 25 participants. Once you've registered, you'll receive detailed instructions & directions with a short form to complete. Dana is the ancient pali word for generosity and is the practice of offering donations to the teachers. For questions, please email: meditate@chattanoogainsight.com.


Register for this class online at Rising Fawn Gardens Events.

Location:
Rising Fawn Gardens
Rising Fawn, GA
Time:
Saturday, May 27, 2017, 10am-4:30pm



- Previous Workshops/Classes -


Introduction to Mindfulness @ Center for Mindful Living

This class is designed to give the curious, or even slightly skeptical a basic understanding of what this word 'mindfulness' means and how being mindful benefits us; although designed for someone who has no experience with mindfulness, it is a great refresher class if you have been away from the practice for awhile and want to renew your resolve. Held at Center for Mindful Living in Chattanooga, TN | Monday, March 7, 2017 | 6-8:00pm


Mindfulness Meditation Intro @ Uplands Village

This class will consist of: A short talk on mindfulness, meditation and its benefits with guided meditation and mindfulness exercises, Q&A and discussion. Cost is free and donations are accepted. Held at Uplands Village Retirement Community in Pleasant Hill, TN | Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 9-10:15am


Mindfulness Meditation Class @ Mountainview Studio

This workshop class will consist of meditation instruction, guided meditation, discussion, Q&A. Held at Mountainview Studio in Crossville, TN | Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 12-2:30pm


Mindfulness Meditation 101: Finding Balance In Your Life @ DDY Savannah

Mindfulness has blossomed in our culture as the benefits for our bodies, minds and overall well-being have been shared more broadly. The fields of health care, business, education and sports are just a few of the areas that have begun to embrace this practice. Join us for this introduction to mindfulness and meditation. We will emphasize understanding through experiential practice - exploring relaxation and grounding in the body and breath, working with stress, fostering well-being, and cultivating a deeper appreciation for the present moment. We'll also look at practical ways to bring mindfulness into our lives, our work and our relationships. There will be guided meditation and experiential practice with instruction in posture and technique, what you need to get started, how to establish and support your own regular practice, and ample time for Q&A. Meditation can be a wonderful way to cultivate our capacity to be more present for our lives, to balance body and mind while learning to listen to and trust our inner resources, and as a practice for taking an active role in self care. Held at Dancing Dogs Yoga in Savannah, GA | Sunday, December 11, 2016 | 2-5:00pm


Smile, Breathe and Go Slowly @ Rising Fawn

A day retreat held by Rising Fawn Gardens to initiate and bless the newly completed Yoga House at Rising Fawn Gardens! Beloved Monk Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us to smile, breathe, and go slowly each day. Come spend the day with a collective of Chattanooga's finest yoga teachers as you step into this simple observance. These experienced guides will take you through a comprehensive day of yoga offering meditation, asana, and pranayama. Your day of yoga includes a morning and an afternoon practice, a catered lunch, and free time for a guided walking meditation and trail exploration. Held at Rising Fawn Gardens in Rising Fawn, GA


Mindfulness Meditation 101 @ DDY Savannah

Mindfulness has blossomed in our culture as the benefits for our bodies, minds and overall well-being have been shared more broadly. The fields of health care, business, education and sports are just a few of the areas that have begun to embrace this practice. Join us for this introduction to mindfulness and meditation. We will emphasize understanding through experiential practice - exploring relaxation and grounding in the body and breath, working with stress, fostering well-being, and cultivating a deeper appreciation for the present moment. We'll also look at practical ways to bring mindfulness into our lives, our work and our relationships. There will be guided meditation and experiential practice with instruction in posture and technique, what you need to get started, how to establish and support your own regular practice, and ample time for Q&A. Meditation can be a wonderful way to cultivate our capacity to be more present for our lives, to balance body and mind while learning to listen to and trust our inner resources, and as a practice for taking an active role in self care. $25/ $20 for DDY Members. 3 CEUS available for RYTS. Part of the DDY Master Teacher Curriculum. Held at Dancing Dogs Yoga in Savannah, GA | Sunday, July 10, 2016 | 2-4pm


Spring Mindfulness Meditation Class

In this new workshop, we will emphasize learning through experiential practice - developing understanding through guided meditations and mindfulness exercises. We will explore relaxation and grounding in the body and breath, working with stress, fostering well-being, and cultivating a deeper appreciation for the present moment. Learn practical ways to bring mindfulness into our everyday work, relationship, lives and how we can keep our meditation practice going.
- All levels of experience are welcome. This is a stand-alone workshop, so attendance at previous classes is not necessary. There will be instruction, guided meditation, discussion, Q&A.
- Bring whatever props, cushions, pillows, yoga mats you might need for a comfortable practice.
Meditation can be a wonderful way to cultivate our capacity to be more present for our lives, to reconnect body and mind, learn to listen to and trust our inner resources, and as a practice for taking an active role in self care. Learn to meditate or deepen your current practice! Held at Mountain View Studio in Crossville, TN | Saturday, April 2, 2016 | 10:30-1:00pm



In the Zone: Mindfulness for Athletes: 4-Week Series

Experience the power of mindfulness for improved health, well-being and performance. By using meditation to cultivate present-moment awareness, we not only enhance athletic performance, but cultivate life-long skills which can promote mental and physical health, improve our focus and concentration, and bring more awareness into all parts of our lives. This 4-week introduction to mindfulness will involve experiential practice and guided meditation, as well as discussion, inquiry and Q&A. This course is suited for athletes, coaches, team competitors or solo enthusiasts. Whatever sport you participate in, learn how mindfulness can strengthen our ability to handle high-stress situations and pressure, work with doubt and anxiety, overcome and work with injuries, stay focused and present, prepare for competition and more. The True Athlete Project brings mindfulness to sport. Join us as you transform your athletic journey with the guidance of Yong Oh and Sam Parfitt. Held at the Center for Mindful Living, Chattanooga TN, four Mondays in March, 2016.


Yoga for the Seasons: Experiential Class/Spring Equinox

Asanas keep the body in harmony with nature. - B.K.S. Iyengar
Spring is a time of renewal, growth and expansion: in the world around us, but also in our bodies and in our hearts. Practice integrates these energies of Season and Self. We attune our being with the cycles of nature using ancient five-element principles, meditation, and yin yoga, as well engaging our acupuncture meridian pathways through this embodied experience. We foster balance, health, and well-being by synchronizing our bodies to the natural movement of life. Join Yong + Jennifer for this experiential class, as we emphasize learning by doing and welcome the arrival of spring! This workshop will honor and celebrate the Spring Equinox which takes place Sunday, March 20, 2016. Held at Yoga Landing.




Introduction to Mindfulness

This class is designed to give the curious a basic understanding of what this word 'mindfulness' means and to allow the participant an opportunity to try a few different types of mindfulness enhancing activities. Led by Yong Oh, there will be discussion and experiential activities in a relaxed and no-pressure environment. Directly following this event, there will be a 30 minute optional lovingkindness meditation. Held at the Center for Mindful Living. 10:00-11:30am


Mindful New Year: Beginning your Meditation Practice

Set your intention for a mindful and conscious new year. Begin a meditation practice. Learn about mindfulness. Learn how meditation can help us realize the intentions we've set for the year and how to to get back on track if we've already 'broken' our resolutions. There will be instruction, guided meditation and practice, and time for Q&A and discussion. Held at Balance Studios and sponsored by The Chattery.



Meditation & Mindfulness Workshop in Savannah, GA

Open this New Year with mindfulness and meditation, as we are invited to set the compass of our heart and plant the seeds of conscious intention for the year ahead. We will explore the basics of establishing a meditation practice, techniques for grounding in the body and breath, and strategies for bringing mindfulness into our daily routines and lives. We'll also discuss different ways in which we can stay on track, sustaining and deepening our practice so that we can support and re-align with our intentions regularly through the practice of meditation. There will be guided meditation and experiential practice with instruction in posture and technique, what you need to get started, how to establish and support your own regular practice, and ample time for Q&A. Meditation can be a wonderful way to cultivate our capacity to be more present for our lives, to reconnect body and mind, learn to listen to and trust our inner resources, and as a practice for taking an active role in self care. Join us as we welcome the New Year with awareness, listen to our hearts with a kind and mindful attention and establish our meditation practice for 2016.



The Art of Meditation

Join Hunter Museum of American Art curators and Yong Oh for a guided meditation session to foster calm, gather the attention, and ground in presence, so that we may bring our whole selves into appreciating a work of art. We will cultivate present-moment awareness through the practice of mindfulness meditation using a selected art piece. The author Marcel Proust wrote, "The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." Experience how mindful awareness can engender the spaciousness of mind and heart that allow us to experience art with a fresh and open perspective. December 9th, 11am-noon


Image: Hunter Museum: George Inness - Rosy Morning


Chattanooga Outdoor Meditation Group: Mini-Meditation Retreat at Rising Fawn

Join us at Rising Fawn Gardens on Saturday, October 10th, 11am-2:30pm for periods of guided sitting and walking meditation with instruction. We will have the opportunity for extended practice in this beautiful outdoor setting. We'll explore mindfulness meditation, opening to nature, connecting with our senses, and appreciation of practice with and in the natural world. Rising Fawn Gardens is located in Rising Fawn, Georgia. This beautiful 600-acre farm is nestled between the natural boundaries of Lookout Creek and the western slope of Lookout Mountain. Fertile pastures surrounded by hardwood forest, clean flowing water, and abundant wildlife form a unique habitat rich in history dating back thousands of years. Rising Fawn Gardens currently produces flowers, fruits, vegetables, and honey as well as supplemental feed for pasture raised livestock.


Mindfulness Meditation for Busy People: A Beginner's Class

Have you been interested in meditation but aren't sure where to start?In this class, we'll learn the basics of establishing a meditation practice as well as exploring strategies for bringing mindfulness into our daily routines and lives. We'll also discuss different ways in which we can stay on track, sustaining and deepening our practice even during the most stressful periods of our lives. Meditation can be a powerfully practical way to regroup, relax and rest in the moment. There will be instruction, guided meditation, and time for Q&A and discussion.



Mindfulness Meditation 101

We will explore the basics of mindfulness meditation, techniques for grounding in the body and breath, and begin to develop mindfulness as a practice in daily life. We'll discuss some of the reasons and benefits of regular meditation, as well as some of the misconceptions. There will be instruction, guided meditation, discussion about posture and technique, what you need to get started, how to establish and support your own regular practice, and ample time for Q&A/discussion. Meditation can be a wonderful way to cultivate our capacity to be more present for our lives, to reconnect body and mind, learn to listen to and trust our inner resources, and as a practice for taking an active role in self care.



Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation: 6-Week Series
Not open to public - for employees of Lamp Post Group

2014 was dubbed the year of mindfulness. Time Magazine ran a cover story on the "Mindful Revolution". We've seen a rise in mindfulness practices and meditation in our schools, workplaces and hospitals with a corresponding surge in research studies and publications. So what does this mean for us and more importantly, how do we begin? In this 6 week introduction to mindfulness and meditation, we'll begin to outline the basics of mindfulness meditation and discuss some of its benefits and applications. There will be guided meditation and instruction as well as a short topical talk followed by discussion and Q&A. Weekly suggestions for home practice will be offered. Join us as we explore this transformative practice, learn ways to take an active role in self care and cultivate a capacity to be more present for our lives.


Class 1) Mindfulness and Meditation: What is this 'Mindful Revolution' all about?
Class 2) Mindfulness and Stress: Grounding in the body and breath
Class 3) Mindfulness and Neuroscience: Working with our thoughts & creating new mental habits
Class 4) Mindfulness on the Job: Finding balance in the workplace
Class 5) Lovingkindness, Mindfulness + Beyond: Opening to the potential of practice
Class 6) Practice into Life: Developing and sustaining a practice for yourself


Mindfulness Meditation 101 Plus!

In this workshop, we will revisit and review the basics of mindfulness and sitting meditation, while exploring a little more in depth, how to incorporate mindfulness as a practice into our daily lives.
- We'll also introduce and explore Loving-Kindness meditation and discuss adding mantra practice and walking meditation to our toolbox of techniques.
- There will be instruction, guided meditation, discussion about posture and technique, what you need to get started, how to support a regular sitting practice and time for Q&A. All levels are welcome! This is a stand-alone workshop, so attendance at the previous class is not necessary.
Meditation can be a wonderful way to cultivate our capacity to be more present for our lives, to reconnect body and mind, learn to listen to and trust our inner resources, and as a practice for taking an active role in self care.



Mindfulness Meditation 101

So you've heard that meditation is good for you, but aren't sure where to start. Beginning and maintaining a meditation practice can often seem challenging. In this class, we will explore the basics of mindfulness meditation and introduce practices such as sitting and walking meditation, tuning into the body and breath and beginning to develop mindfulness as a practice in daily life.
- We'll discuss some of the reasons and benefits of regular meditation.
- There will be instruction, guided meditation, discussion about posture and technique, what you need to get started, how to support a regular sitting practice and time for Q&A.
Meditation can be a wonderful way to cultivate our capacity to be more present for our lives, to reconnect body and mind, learn to listen to and trust our inner resources, and as a practice for taking an active role in self care. All are welcome!



Living the Five Elements: A Creative Exploration

The Five Elements is an ancient, universal framework that informs Chinese Medicine and acupuncture as well as practices including Feng Shui, the I Ching, and martial arts. Earth, Metal, Water, Wood and Fire, as 5 archetypal patterns of nature, demonstrate how everything is dynamically interconnected and in relationship with each other. The five elements are reflected in our lives and relationships and in our health and well-being. They help us understand our personalities, sensory experiences, diet, emotions, physical ailments, body types, energy pathways, chakras, 'stories' and much more. During this 4-week workshop, participants will use art and art making along with didactic teaching to become familiar with each of the five elements and learn how they might be applied to our health and lives. Classes will include teaching, meditation, demonstration and hands-on art making. We will explore the impact our choices are having on us, how different aspects of our being influence each other and possibly transform some old patterns. You do not need art/yoga/meditation training or talent to benefit from this series. Dress comfortably.

Taught by Yong Oh L.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist and Jas Milam, MAAT Artist/Art Therapist, Altar Builder and Daily Practice Advocate


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an intensive 8-week course designed to empower participants through meditative awareness to take an active role in the management of their health and wellness. MBSR teaches the practice of mindfulness through meditation, yoga, and ultimately through awareness brought into our everyday lives. This course is modeled on the MBSR program pioneered by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. and Saki Santorelli, Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Currently, there are over 200 medical centers in the United States and Europe that have MBSR programs, including including some of the leading integrative medical centers such as the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, the Duke Center for Integrative Medicine, and the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine. Co-taught with Janka Livoncova.


A Day of Practice


4 Foundations: A Practical Introduction to Mindfulness



A Forest Bathing Retreat

Held June 21st/22nd, 2013
Forest Bathing involves taking in, in all of our senses, the forest atmosphere. This retreat will introduce participants to methods they can use to decrease their experience of stress, while increasing delight of their senses, through understanding Mindfulness, Connections with Nature, and Sustainable Living. Participants will learn from nature how to live a simpler, more holistic and joyous life. Co-led with Holli Richey and Dr. Jean Lomino at the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center.


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