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[Live Streamed] ‘How To Sit’ A Meditation Series with Lynda Kennedy at Yogachelan
April 2| $75
In Yoga and Meditation the phrase ‘to sit’ means to take a seat to meditate. We will use Thich Nhat Hanh’s, one of the best known Zen teachers in the world today, book ‘How to Sit’ as our guide for this series.
✓ Receive the ‘How to Sit’ book
✓ Learn how to sit comfortably
✓ What to expect when you meditate
✓ Learn different meditation tools and techniques
✓ Practice meditation with the group
✓ Be given guidelines to develop your personal meditation practice
Why meditate: The growing list of reasons and research why we should meditate
✓ Reduces stress
✓ Controls anxiety
✓ Decreased loss of brain gray matter with age
✓ Promotes emotional health
✓ Enhances self-awareness
✓ Lengthens attention spay
✓ May reduce age-related memory loss
✓ Can generate kindness
✓ May help fight addictions
✓ Improves sleep
✓ Helps control pain
✓ Can decrease blood pressure
✓ Creates a feeling of well-being
Dates: April 2nd – May 7th, six classes
When: 5:45 – 6:45 pm, weekly on Thursdays for six weeks
Where: Virtual zoom platform
✓ Please pre-registration so that we may have a book for you the first day
✓ Dress comfortably
✓ Bring a journal
✓ We have props for sitting
About the instructor: Lynda Kennedy
Practicing yoga since the early 70’s, Lynda taught her first class for a Parks and Recreation Department as part of a fitness program in 1974. She has years of practical experience and has worked with several different instructors.
Lynda is passionate about making yoga accessible to everyone, improving quality of life and sharing the health benefits of yoga. Helping her students figure out how to improve, work with or work around what ever it is that is keeping them from being as mobile and as healthy as they can be. Many students come to her for pre and post op yoga for their preparation or recovery from surgery on knees, hips, shoulders, etc. She has classes for those students with needs for modifications for their yoga practice, i.e., recovering from injuries, arthritis, extra weight, back issues, etc. She has developed a practice for Seniors, called Mature Movers, focusing on the movements that improve quality of life as we age. There is a great demand for these classes as the Baby Boomers come of age. They are not interested in doing yoga from a chair and want a vibrant moving practice…just with some safe modifications. Power yoga is also a passion, keeping and improving our strength, flexibility, and of course enjoying some inversions.
In 2011, Lynda began volunteering with the Wenatchee Wellness Program which now offers an outreach Wellness Yoga Program in Chelan which Lynda teaches. The classes are held at the studio and are designed for cancer survivors, people living with illnesses, and caregivers.
Lynda Kennedy, Meditation Series, Yogachelan Studio