Come down to the Astoria Bookshop to breathe, get curious about our minds, learn the basics of mindfulness, and practice meditation with the community.
The evening will consist of guided meditation practice, a talk/discussion on a topic related to mindfulness, and plenty of time for questions and discussion with the group.
No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation necessary.
This month's teacher: Emily Herzlin
$5-$10 suggested donation.
About the teacher:
Emily Herzlin (also the MeetUp group organizer) is a writer, editor, and teacher. She has taught creative writing and mindfulness meditation at Columbia University, The Interdependence Project, Adelphi University, GreenspaceNYC, and Mission to (dit)Mars.
Emily has been practicing mindfulness meditation for ten years, and trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School. She is also a graduate of the Yearlong Immersion and Teacher Training program at the Interdependence Project, where she currently teaches MBSR and a monthly contemplative writing workshop.
Publications include USA Today, The Island Review, Italish Stories III, Shambhala Publications The Under 35 Project, The Women’s International Perspective, and Crescendo City. Emily is working on a book about her obsession with 19th century Irish playwright John Millington Synge and the Aran Islands. For more info visit EmilyHerzlin.com.