Date(s) - October 25, 2016
7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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This monthly session will focus on the clinical and evidenced-based practices of Hatha Yoga with a special focus on pranayama (breath work). We will include our practice with Yoga Nidra and a brief seated mindfulness meditation.
There is no charge for any Imagine events as we only ask that an act of service be shared with someone else as a way to “pay it forward”.
We have designed this session to introduce the eight limbs of yoga with a focus on 3 of asanas (postures) and pranayama (breath work) along with dhyana (meditation) for our practice.
This brief article has some great resources to learn more about yoga and pranayama
Nitin Dogra teaches meditation at AT&T and was chosen to speak on mindfulness for one of their national AT&T TED Talks. Nitin started practicing a serious regimen of breathing exercises, yoga, meditation & visualization for 60-90 minutes daily with a positive state of mind after facing a life altering illness. . More than positive thinking i focused on feeling positive. Learning these techniques has been a blessing, as it has helped me become emotionally & physically more resilient to face my health challenges & life in general. It has helped me perform better at my job & find meaning in what I do at work and outside. It has help me find real meaning in my life & given me the emotional strength to take on new challenges for my own good & good of people around me.
Jami Obermayer is a meditation and yoga instructor (RYT 200) with a Ph.D. in Sociology and a Graduate Certificate in Professional Counseling. She conducts NIH-funded research on mindfulness-based practices applied to health behavior interventions and has completed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction training. Jami currently teaches both group-based classes and private-sessions for adults and children in the greater DC area. She brings a gentle and strong meditative presence to her yoga teaching. Jami is passionate about Bhakti Yoga and will be providing special Kirtan offerings in the future.
Jenny Bailey brings a passion and commitment to meditation, yoga and the value of transformative community as a spiritual journey…inward, together and outward. She has been practicing transformative self-reflection and acts of service in community for over 20 years.
The class will benefit beginners and advanced yoga practitioners with a specific focus on mindful awareness of the body and breath integrated as a moving meditation.
All people are welcome without discrimination.