Drop-in Meditation Session: Mindful Movement
taught by Robyn Long
Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
CCFW is pleased to offer monthly drop-in meditation sessions. A different CCFW instructor will lead each month’s session so that participants can experience different mindfulness practices and instructor styles. These sessions are also intended to support participants from previous mindfulness courses in strengthening their home practice. All levels of experience are welcome.
Please note: June - August we will have two meditation sessions per month. Starting in September, each session is on the first Tuesday of the month.
About the Session
Mindful Movement combines gentle yoga stretches and breathing practices to promote focus and relaxation. Linking the breath with each movement is an excellent foundation for building a home meditation practice. Programs incorporating yoga poses, breathing, and meditation practices have been found to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system (aka, the relaxation response). Studies have also shown that yoga can decrease inflammation, increase attention and self-regulation, as well as promote overall health and well-being.
All stretches will be done sitting in a chair. No experience or special equipment is needed – all you need for class is your breath! Participants will receive handouts to inspire their home practice.
About the Instructor
Robyn Long is passionate about sharing yoga as a form of mindfulness with people from all backgrounds. She has been teaching meditation and yoga for seven years ina variety of settings. She values, practices and draws upon all yoga's tools, including asana (postures), pranayama (breathing practices), and dhyana (meditation). Robyn has completed yoga and meditation teacher training programs at the Krishnamacharya Healing Yoga Foundation (Chennai, India: 1000 hours) and the New England School of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics (Boston, MA; 200 hours). She also has specialized training in yoga for cancer patients and survivors, yoga for children, yoga for persons with disabilities, and prenatal and postnatal yoga. More at www.robynlongyoga.com
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Associate Director of Programs
Center for Child & Family Well-Being