Moving Meditation Workshop
Flowing into Stillness
Lately it seems that many people are interested in meditation. Some of us even sit down and give it a sincere try. But in the words of a Zen master, we find our thoughts are like wild horses running through the fields and our emotions are like monkeys swinging in the trees. To quell the inner riot, we try using mental force. Unfortunately, monkeys and horses don't like that. Pain and tension arise. It's uncomfortable! If only there was a gentler transition state into seated meditation. Well, there is. It's the state we'll explore in this workshop, drawing upon meditation forms and principles from:
- Taoist yoga and martial arts
- Tai chi and pa kua
- Iron shirt chi kung
- The Alexander Technique
- Modern dance basics
- Zen practice
- Good ol' Western calisthenics
Through the application of gentle flowing movements that coordinate body, breath, and mind, we will learn how to flow into stillness and discover that non-force is the best force for stilling the mind. Think of it as giving your wild horses a really big field to run around in. They'll settle down.
2:00 AM to 5:00 PM
About the Instructor
bill daiken lighthas been practicing meditation on a daily basis for 35 years. He was formerly a meditation instructor at the Zen Center of Los Angeles and has for 15 years taught meditation to individuals seeking to make healthy lifestyle changes. Bill is versed in meditation techniques and practices from many traditions, including Buddhism, Taoism, Yoga (Hinduism), Judea-Christianity, and humanistic psychology. As an executive coach and organizational consultant, Bill has years of experience helping individuals, groups, and teams to learn and grow. He earned an MS in Organizational Behavior from Pepperdine University, a BA in English Literature from California State University Long Beach, and holds professional certifications in Exercise Science (UCLA/ACSM) and Leadership Effectiveness Training (L.E.T.).
For more information or to register, call Destination Yoga: (760) 956-1261.
Class size is limited, so please sign up soon.