Each class is an introduction to practices that support us in connecting to the deepest & truest part of who we are … Spirit. While these classes do build on the previous class, each subject area is independent and can be taken individually (at a separate rate). For each class wear comfortable clothing, bring a journal/notebook and pencil. For the second class only, bring something to a lie on AND something to cover up with.
Class 1: Labyrinth ~ Walking a sacred path. If you’re someone who thinks you can’t meditate, because you can’t sit still, here’s a practice worth investigating. Learn the “why”s and “how”s of this ancient meditative practice and it’s validity for modern times. Weather permitting; we’ll experience this practice on the beautiful labyrinth at the gardens of the Family Life Center.
Class 2: Yoga Nidra Meditation ~ Good-bye Stress, Hello Peace! This powerful and ancient practice has tremendous benefits for the body, mind and spirit. Infused with intention, the practice calms the nervous system and quiets the mind. The whole body-mind system moves closer to balance (homeostasis) where your body’s innate healing power is activated.
Class 3: Heart Coherence ~ Connect to the Heart of your Life. Learn simple techniques to access the power and wisdom of your heart. The heart is the source of our positive emotions that regenerate us, it connect us to one another, and offers us a reliable source of guidance. Heart Coherence is a scientifically measurable mind-body state. In that state we experience more focus, clarity, love, joy, and authentic connection.
Class 4: Creative Visualization ~ Visioning and Co-creativity. Be empowered to create the life you dream. Visualization is also an ancient practice. Using some of the principles learned in the previous classes we will learn to direct our attention, get focused and clear about how to move in the direction of our dreams and to create the world in which we want to live.
Presenter: Course presenter, Polly Manke, is a certified yoga teacher (500 hr), and yoga therapy practitioner. She has practiced and studied the Labyrinth, Yoga Nidra, HeartMath and Visualization as a part of her yoga trainings and is for the first time offering these techniques as individual classes.
Dates: Class 1: Wednesday, June 13 ~ The Labyrinth
Class 2: Wednesday, June 27 ~ Yoga Nidra Meditation
Class 3: Wednesday, July 11 ~ Heart Coherence
Class 4: Wednesday, July 25 ~ Creative Visualization
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Class 1 on the FLC Labyrinth, classes 2 – 4 in the Family Life Center Youth Room
Tuition: $20 per class, or $65 for the 4-part series. If you register with Polly by June 4, receive the discounted rate of $59. Leave an envelope with your name, e-mail and cash or check made out to The Federated Church, with Tributaries/Summer of Spirit Series in the memo, with the angel at the desk downstairs, or if no one is there, in the church office. You may also mail it to the church.
Information/Registration: Contact Polly Manke at 440-543-5220 or firstname.lastname@example.org