Joy is the experience of being. It can include the happiest but also some of the most challenging moments of life. It is possible to learn to resist the constant distractions of modern life. In this class we will experience meditation and mindfulness directly through discussion and practice of simple stress reduction techniques. Discover and activate your ability to be patient and to truly enjoy.
I am a Minneapolis-based Yoga, meditationinstructor, and life coach with a passion for health, both mind and body. I have been practicing for 36 years, and I help people take steps toward a healthier and balanced life. One of my mottoes is: “Learn to be soft, subtle and you will find power to change the world.”
As a child I grew up in an intense, racially-charged and physically dangerous environment. Exposure to this type of intense energy caused me to became deeply interested in Yoga and meditation practice as a way to navigate life's challenges. By age 11, I started reading books on meditation, and two years later, I was trying to do practice.
Throughout adolescence I played football and, like many young athletes, I suffered significant and life-long injuries. As I aged and stopped playing, I began an aggressive style of Yoga but was hurt again. From this, I realized that I wanted to practice softer style of Yoga and discovered Kripalu Yoga. With a deep respect for the practice, I became certified instructor.
My business practice, Skellegense, was created out of a need to find a way to ground and heal myself. I gradually recognized we all have an instinct leading us toward fulfillment. It is a rhythm of living unique to us. This informs my approach and creates a unique conduit to Yoga and meditation practice. In meditation and stress reduction practice we find that we are connecting with what we already are; perfect.
Exchange: Drake offers a sliding scale of $10 - 15 for his lunchtime Meditation and Stress reduction.
Here a link to Drake's website and other classes and locations he offers his services http://skellegense.com/classes/