rise yoga book club
July 20, 11:15 am
Join other reading yogis July 20 after Saturday classes to discuss Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Vegetable Miracle. In it, bestselling novelist Kingsolver tells the (true) story of her family’s move to an Appalachian farm.
We’ll enjoy snacks along with our discussion. You don’t need to have finished reading the book to attend. If you’d like to purchase a new paperback version of Animal Vegetable Miracle directly from Anna, email her at email@example.com
Mini meditation retreat
August 4, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Join Dallas for this four-hour introduction to the profound beauty of silence and meditation, held at Rise Yoga.
During the mini-retreat, Dallas will guide you through a series of meditation practices designed to calm the mind. She will teach you several techniques and support you in practicing seated, walking, and moving meditations, an awareness practice called a body scan, and a mindful meal (please bring a brown bag lunch). The retreat will include plenty of quiet time to independently practice the techniques Dallas introduces.
Meditation cultivates the ability to direct your attention, sustain your focus, and lessen your reactivity to the world both around and within you. Being supported by and confident in silence is a skill, as is slowing down the mind. Come practice these essential life skills with us.
This mini-retreat is suitable for a wide range of meditation practitioners, from novices looking for expert guidance to regular meditators seeking a group practice. We’ll have chairs and props available to adapt the various techniques for all abilities/levels of mobility.
The cost of the retreat is $55 ($45 for monthly autopay and annual members). Early bird special: sign up July 4 or sooner and save $10.