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***PLEASE NOTE*** All of our sessions have moved to online due to current events. You can find the most current schedule by going here: https://www.awakeningayurveda.com/online-meditation-training

There are two types of people who may be interested in joining this meetup- those who are interested in meditation, and those who are interested in learning about various techniques, ideas, and approaches to holistic health. I've found more often than not if you're interested in one, you're probably interested in the other! Which is why this meetup has really grown over the past couple years to be appropriate for just about anyone interested in living their best life possible.

So first let's talk about meditation: Have you ever wondered what the big deal is about Meditation? Why meditation is such a powerful tool of transformation? Or perhaps simply wanted to learn how to meditate on your own and begin an at home practice? Some of the proven benefits of meditation include:

~ Reduction of stress and anxiety
~ Improved mental clarity and memory
~ Better sleep and improved energy
~ Fewer emotional “triggers”
~ More harmonious relationships

There are many types of meditation, all with valid benefits and purpose. Heart Based Meditation is a method that works in harmony with the nature of your mind to make meditation easy and effortless. Forget your preconceived notions at the door- you do not have to empty your mind of thoughts or sit perfectly upright for hours at a time in order to meditate effectively. Regardless of whether you are looking to add another type of meditation to your practice, have struggled with meditation in the past, or have never meditated before, with Heart Based Meditation you will discover a frustration-free practice, as you let go of all the “doing” and “trying” and release the demands of everyday life.

The original reason why I began this meetup was to provide an opportunity for as many people as possible to learn this practice and begin to experience the benefits. Part of this is also giving support as you begin to incorporate meditation into your life. I now offer a daily group practice via zoom at 9:30am, as well as a 7:00pm session on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month. This is a wonderful way to help you truly embrace a consistent meditation practice. People come with their experiences, and their challenges, as they try to do this. Studies have shown over and over again that support is key when trying to adopt a big change, so please take advantage of these groups! As a side benefit, meditation is exponentially more powerful when done in a group, so the usefulness of these meetings shouldn't be underestimated.

If you are interested in learning the Heart Based Meditation technique, look for the meetups called Heart Based Meditation Training Days 1-4. You *must* attend Day 1 and Day 2 within a week of eachother. It is highly recommended that you continue on immediately with Days 3 and 4, however it is acceptable if you need to wait until the next session to attend these. Once you have taken at least the first two days of Heart Based Meditation training, you are welcome to attend any of our Group Meditations. While I have a deep appreciation and respect for all forms of meditation, the group meditations are for Heart Based Meditation practitioners only.

Since I began this meetup, it's become very clear that there is also a desire and a need for this meetup to be a platform to talk about different techniques and ideas myself and my clients have found helpful in the pursuit of becoming the best versions of ourselves. Periodically throughout the month I give workshops on various topics, all related to personal growth, expanding consciousness, and holistic approaches to health. You do NOT need to be trained in Heart Based Meditation to attend these workshops; they are open to anyone. I encourage you to attend these workshops even if you haven't made it to a Meditation Training yet- they are a great way to meet other members of the group.

All of the group meditations and workshops are offered on a donation basis. If there is a fee associated with a special event or seminar, it will be listed within the description of the meetup. If there is no fee listed, the event is offered free of charge- donation is not required, though it is much appreciated if you choose to do so.

It is truly a joy running this meetup, and I am consistently thrilled with how many of you come to the meditation trainings and workshops. This community is full of lovely people all interested in the pursuit of their best selves, and it's an honor to help you all learn new tools to find- and listen - to that still voice within trying to guide you there.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and I look forward to meeting you!

Best,

Sarah

About Sarah: I am an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner and Spiritual Counselor, Heart-Based Meditation Instructor, Certified Level 1 STOTT Pilates instructor, and 200hr Kripalu Yoga Teacher, who has completed over 3000 hours of training in order to help people create the sustainable change they wish to see in their world. To learn more about me and what I do, please visit my website www.awakeningayurveda.com.

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Group Heart Based Meditation

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This meetup is for those who are already practitioners of Heart Based Meditation. While I have a deep appreciation and respect for all forms of meditation, I request that only those trained by myself, Dr. Paul Dugliss, or another certified Heart Based Meditation teacher attend. During this group meditation, offered every weekday morning at 9:30am, I will answer questions and we will discuss experiences before meditating together. Please note that you do not need to RSVP or let me know you plan to attend- feel free to join at the last minute. If you are interested in learning this method, please look for four meetups called Meditation Instruction Class 1-4, or send me a message and I will be happy to discuss other options for being trained in this method. WHEN IT IS TIME FOR THIS MEETING, simply go to the link below, no pre-registration required, and use the passcode HBM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87104655252?pwd=ekNnQ3oyZzB6UHM3bTVnMGR2L3pBZz09 ~THERE IS NO SET FEE FOR THIS SESSION~ DONATION BASIS ONLY~ If you would like to contribute, you can do so via: Paypal - my account is [masked] Venmo - my account is @Stroy9818

Group Heart Based Meditation

Online event

This meetup is for those who are already practitioners of Heart Based Meditation. While I have a deep appreciation and respect for all forms of meditation, I request that only those trained by myself, Dr. Paul Dugliss, or another certified Heart Based Meditation teacher attend. During this group meditation, offered every weekday morning at 9:30am, I will answer questions and we will discuss experiences before meditating together. Please note that you do not need to RSVP or let me know you plan to attend- feel free to join at the last minute. If you are interested in learning this method, please look for four meetups called Meditation Instruction Class 1-4, or send me a message and I will be happy to discuss other options for being trained in this method. WHEN IT IS TIME FOR THIS MEETING, simply go to the link below, no pre-registration required, and use the passcode HBM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87104655252?pwd=ekNnQ3oyZzB6UHM3bTVnMGR2L3pBZz09 ~THERE IS NO SET FEE FOR THIS SESSION~ DONATION BASIS ONLY~ If you would like to contribute, you can do so via: Paypal - my account is [masked] Venmo - my account is @Stroy9818

Group Heart Based Meditation

Online event

This meetup is for those who are already practitioners of Heart Based Meditation. While I have a deep appreciation and respect for all forms of meditation, I request that only those trained by myself, Dr. Paul Dugliss, or another certified Heart Based Meditation teacher attend. During this group meditation, offered every weekday morning at 9:30am, I will answer questions and we will discuss experiences before meditating together. Please note that you do not need to RSVP or let me know you plan to attend- feel free to join at the last minute. If you are interested in learning this method, please look for four meetups called Meditation Instruction Class 1-4, or send me a message and I will be happy to discuss other options for being trained in this method. WHEN IT IS TIME FOR THIS MEETING, simply go to the link below, no pre-registration required, and use the passcode HBM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87104655252?pwd=ekNnQ3oyZzB6UHM3bTVnMGR2L3pBZz09 ~THERE IS NO SET FEE FOR THIS SESSION~ DONATION BASIS ONLY~ If you would like to contribute, you can do so via: Paypal - my account is [masked] Venmo - my account is @Stroy9818

Group Heart Based Meditation

Online event

This meetup is for those who are already practitioners of Heart Based Meditation. While I have a deep appreciation and respect for all forms of meditation, I request that only those trained by myself, Dr. Paul Dugliss, or another certified Heart Based Meditation teacher attend. During this group meditation, offered every weekday morning at 9:30am, I will answer questions and we will discuss experiences before meditating together. Please note that you do not need to RSVP or let me know you plan to attend- feel free to join at the last minute. If you are interested in learning this method, please look for four meetups called Meditation Instruction Class 1-4, or send me a message and I will be happy to discuss other options for being trained in this method. WHEN IT IS TIME FOR THIS MEETING, simply go to the link below, no pre-registration required, and use the passcode HBM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87104655252?pwd=ekNnQ3oyZzB6UHM3bTVnMGR2L3pBZz09 ~THERE IS NO SET FEE FOR THIS SESSION~ DONATION BASIS ONLY~ If you would like to contribute, you can do so via: Paypal - my account is [masked] Venmo - my account is @Stroy9818

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Group Heart Based Meditation

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