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Based on the guidance from California health officials, and to care for everyone’s health in this uncertain time, the physical location of Inner Way LA will be temporarily closed.However, our community remains open and connectedand some events will be available online. Please check our calendar for more information.Our amazing community, teachings and practice can be a great source of refuge in these troubled times.Please make an effort to stay connected and engaged.

May you be well, safe and happy.

Inner Way LA is an inclusive community and space to connect with others and ourselves,
to explore creativity in a meaningful way, and to allow for inner growth for the benefit of all.

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Upcoming events (5)

Meditation Series: Licensed to Chill

Inner Way LA

Feeling STRESSED OUT? Join me online for ‘007 License to Chill Meditation: How to Maintain & Thrive Amidst the Fear and Stress of Coronavirus’ - THURSDAY 7.30pm Los Angeles time. Register here to get the Zoom link: https://www.innerwayla.org/chill_20200416 Learn how to start a meditation practice, what to meditate on, and the point of meditation. Meditator, DJ and Music Producer Darin McFadyen (aka FreQ Nasty, Dub Kirtan All-Stars, Yoga of Bass) will explore the initial stages of the Samatha-Vipassana Mindfulness technique. Classes are informal and suitable for all levels so please leave your weapons at home and come prepared to join our drum circle. Happily offered by Inner Way LA and Yoga of Bass. Darin has trained in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition under Lama Marut, and taken teacher training in "The Mind Illuminated." Darin also teaches a series of talks with Claire Thompson both live and online at YogaofBass.com highlighting the intersection between Music, Art and Spirituality.

Yoga with Blake Abramovitz

Online event

Mondays and Fridays, 5:30-6:45pm When practiced gently, without much force, but with kind, mindful awareness, yoga asana can gently break open our hearts. It can release locked emotional energies, unwind old tensions, and permanently lighten our experience of life. But even in this gentle practice, there is a kind of warrior training, where we learn to stay poised across a huge spectrum of experiences: Resistance, anxiety, sadness. And joy and aliveness too, which are often just as hard to embrace. On our mats we enlarge our capacity to tolerate intensity, and so become freer to engage with life. By Donation: $10 or whatever you can afford (nobody will be turned away due to lack of funds) Payment instructions: Venmo: Blake-Ambramovitz-1 PayPal: [masked] This is an online class. Please RSVP below to get a Zoom link. https://www.innerwayla.org/yoga_with_blake About Blake By integrating insights from Buddhist mindfulness meditation, yoga, neuroscience, western psychology, and addiction theory, Blake responsibly and empathetically guides students into liberating encounters with even the most difficult dimensions of their experience. He offers tried and true methods for regulating interior states, unwinding deeply held emotions and trauma, and generating states of kindness and joy.

Radical Resourcing

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Radical Resourcing: Integrating Buddhist Meditation, Neuroscience, Psychology, & Addiction Theory. Facilitated by Blake Abramovitz DATE: Fridays - an ongoing all levels class. Drop-ins welcome TIME: 7:30 till 9:00pm PST (Los Angeles time zone) PRICE: $10 per class, $35 for a 4 week pass, $70 for an 8-week pass TO REGISTER: Please contact [masked] RADICAL RESOURCING: As part of IWLA’s Pandemic Resilience Program, Blake Abramovitz offers this ongoing meditation-based mental and emotional wellbeing course. By integrating insights and practices from Buddhist mindfulness meditation and the evolving fields of yoga, neuroscience, western psychology, and addiction theory, Blake responsibly and empathetically guides beginning and intermediate meditators into profoundly liberating encounters with even the most difficult dimensions of their experience. BIO: After many years as a hard-partying Hollywood actor, I heeded a deeper calling to find a more balanced and fulfilling life purpose. I dedicated myself to serious yoga and meditation practice and study, training extensively with an array of L.A.'s most dynamic and respected teachers in both disciplines. The resources I’ve developed as a result of my studies have brought profound healing to the wounds of my rocky childhood and has allowed me to flourish mentally and emotionally. I’ll be sharing these practices alongside insights on how neuroscience, psychology, and addiction theory support and expand our path to wholeness, allowing us to radically increasing our overall life satisfaction and happiness. Tho I am a meditation teacher of eight years now, I remain fiercely devoted to creativity as a spiritual path and still practice as a poet, musician, playwright, and actor. To learn more about Blake visit www.veniceyogi.com

Clear Mind and Warm Heart

Online event

Clear Mind and Warm Heart Spiritual Approaches & Practices for Activists and Heart-centered Everyday People who want to change the world for the better. Dates: Saturdays, September 12th - October 31st 2020 Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm PST Place: Online via Zoom. Please RSVP below to get the link to the online conference. https://www.innerwayla.org/clear_mind_and_warm_heart By donation: $275 - $350 for all sessions (the whole course) including the bonus half-day virtual retreat Session 1: Advice from the Wisest Song Session 2: Being a Buddha and a Badass Session 3: Self-Observation with Compassion Session 4: The Non-Violent Warrior Session 5: Navigating the Obstacles and Creating Resilience Session 6: Self-Care while You Take Care of the World Session 7: Exploring the Spiritual Activist's Tool Kit: What's the Best Practice for You Bonus: Half-Day Virtual Retreat: Relax and Restore by Practicing Together Saturday, November 14 at 8:30am pst and again at 8:30am sgt The 7 sessions are 2-hours each and will be a mixture of teaching, discussion, and practice with a special emphasis on practice as it is the focal point of this course. This is course is offered by suggested donation on a sliding scale between $275 - $350 for the whole course (all seven sessions + the half-day virtual retreat) and includes recordings and course materials. Donations are shared between Shadi Mogadime and Inner Way LA. Please donate at the highest level that is sustainable for you. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If none of the suggested donation amounts is do-able for you, please reach out to Shadi for a scholarship: [masked] This course is free for monthly donors. Become a donor now. https://www.innerwayla.org/monthly-donation Monthly donors will get an email with online conference details. Recordings: In-person attendance for the online sessions is desirable but not necessary as all sessions and the virtual retreat will be recorded and emailed to all those registered for the session or the whole course. Please note: There will be no class on Saturday, October 3rd. Shadi Mogadime Shadi (pronounced so it rhymes with buddy) has been a student of many modalities in 30+ years of spiritual and personal growth exploration. Her deepest dive has been in esoteric Buddhism with her heart teacher Lama Marut and in practices of meditation, yoga, and qigong as well as other wellness technologies. For the last 5 years, she has used these experiences and the knowledge she developed to mentor organizations and coach individual clients from around the world. She feels privileged to have spent her 25-year professional career in the charitable sector fundraising and marketing for the missions of crucial humanitarian causes and social change organizations. Along with her on-going coaching and mentoring work, her current focus is creating a platform to support women in the caring professions with wellness resources, practices, and indulgences.

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