Interested in teaching in our Community Studio? Please contact us to reserve time to teach a unique workshop.
New Year Creation Workshop with Libby Meis
January 10, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
The start of a new year offers a great opportunity to reflect on what has been and set into motion change for the year to come. We will start with a light vinyasa yoga practice, and then explore goals, resolutions, hopes, and dreams for the next year, and focus on removing any blocks that might get in your way. Be sure to bring your yoga mat, some yoga-friendly clothing, a journal, and a pen.
Compassion Cultivation Training with Diane Hetrick
March 13-May 1, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Compassion Cultivation Training is an eight-week course designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy and kindness for oneself and others. The course, developed by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists and researchers at Stanford University, combines traditional contemplative practices with contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion and is offered in a secular presentation.
The training includes:
• Mindfulness: Daily meditation, visualization and breathing practices to develop loving-kindness, empathy and compassion.
• Coursework: Two-hour weekly classes that include lecture, discussion and in-class listening and communication exercises with partners and small groups.
• Assignments: Real-world homework to help you practice compassionate thought and action.
Cultivating compassion goes beyond feeling more concern and empathy for others. It develops the strength to be with suffering, the courage to take compassionate action, and resilience in the face of life’s challenges. Each of us can nurture and grow our compassionate instinct, like a plant carefully cultivated from a seed. This process requires patience, steady care, proper tools and a supportive environment.
About the Instructor
Diane Hetrick has been studying and practicing in the areas of mind-body healing, mindfulness, meditation, and compassion cultivation most of her adult life. She completed the Certificate in
Mindfulness Facilitation training through the Mindfulness Awareness Research Center (MARC) at UCLA. After completing the Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Teacher Certification Program, offered through the Center for Compassion, Altruism, Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford, she became one of the first certified CCT teachers in the Seattle area. More about Diane at: http://www.dianehetrick.com/
For further information, or to register, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org