Mindfulness for Beginners

Sacred Movement

Teacher(s):
Date(s):
Apr 20 (Thu) - May 11 (Thu)
Time:
9:00am - 10:30am (4 weeks)
Location:
Santa Monica
Description:
Sacred Movement with Karen Cryer is a special 4-week class that honors sacred, ancient practices, in an authentic way, that works with function over form using healing practices of qigong and yoga therapy.

Through the practices of Taoist Qigong, gentle Hatha yoga, mindfulness meditation, and various healing practices and self-care, Karen teaches students how to use the body to connect and open the heart and create a rejuvenating spaciousness, improve concentration, and promote overall well-being.

These gentle exercise practices along with mindful awareness promote healing, mobility, strength, and connection to your body for increased vitality.

This course provides specific takeaway techniques that students can do at home to relieve stress and become more grounded in daily life.

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Some of the practices will include:

- Taoist Qigong
- Gentle Hatha yoga
- Neuromuscular self-care
- Understanding and working with the Five Elements
- Using the body scan meditation for greater awareness
- Seated Insight meditations

Other Class Notes:
The overall flow of this class engages awareness of the body in movement and in rest, bringing energy and release to areas of tightness or injury.

This is NOT a rigorous exercise class, yet there is motion (joint opening, some stretching, energy cultivation) and people can get stronger with continued practice.

Though this is a healing practice, we are not guaranteeing specific individual results. If you have a significant injury we ask that you check with your physician and contact us to discuss the possibilities.

If you can't make it to all 4 classes, not a problem. Drop-in's are welcome! The cost of a single class is $20.

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Location Details:
InsightLA Olympic
1430 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Please note: Parking is metered every day from 9AM - 6PM, except on Sunday.
*This site is equipped with a chair lift for persons with limited mobility.
Directions:
Contact teacher:
Contact by email (expect responses Monday - Friday, only)
Cost:

Sliding scale from $60 to $90 per person.

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This helps us make sure those who pay less can attend.

Whatever you pay above the lowest end of the sliding scale is a tax-deductible donation to InsightLA.

Please note: There are many ways to attend InsightLA classes and events. If you are unable to pay the suggested registration price, please contact us by emailing programs@insightla.org.

Enrollment Limit:
20 | There are still openings for this program.
Items to Bring:
Comfortable clothing, Yoga mat. Please no jewelry during class.
Contact Information:
programs@insightla.org or 310-450-1821