Our second Mindfulness & Meditation group at Body Bliss Yoga Studio was a sweet discussion on Loving Kindness, the strategies for keeping kindness in our hearts and the obstacles that get in the way. We sat together in a guided loving kindness meditation followed by a breath awareness meditation.
Our next group meets Sunday, March 1st. Guest speaker, Barbara Robitaille will be coming down from Seattle to be with us. She is going to be speaking to living a life committed to compassion and kindness over fear and hate. Barbara has spoken at our clinic in the past and is a sincere, inspired, accessible teacher. Don't miss this one!
Register online for our March group here - hope to see you!
Here are some resources we talked about today.
I talked about this short excerpt of an interview with Susan Sarandon and Eckhart Tolle on the role of presence in acting.
I referenced this charming Sharon Salzberg video with animation called, Where Does Compassion Really Come From?
I also mentioned Pema Chodron and her video on explaining loving kindness.
UPCOMING DAY-LONG RETREAT
Mount Adams Zen Center Metta Day Retreat
March 14th 9:00am-3:00pm
Trout Lake, WA
LOVING KINDNESS MEDITATION
May I be well
May I be happy
May I know love
May I know peace
May you be well
May you be happy
May you know love
May you know peace
May all beings be well
May all beings happy
May all beings know love
May all beings know peace
Insight Timer - free and paid meditation classes and recordings
Headspace - subscription meditation app with a free trial
LOCAL MEDITATION GROUPS
Camas Public Library weekly class - check out the events calendar of details.
Camas Meditation Group - meets Sundays at 7:00pm at Breathe Yoga in Vancouver
Hope to see you all at the March group! Feel free to comment and let us know what you would like to see in the future!
Emily Olson, E-RYT, PTA is a health educator, yoga therapist & teacher and Physical Therapist Assistant. In 2016, she opened Ripple Wellness with her husband, Jeff. A multi-disciplinary natural health clinic, Ripple offers acupuncture, massage, naturopathic medicine, nutrition and yoga with a unique commitment to community outreach and education. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @ripplewellness