The practice of meditation is to learn to be fully present in each moment of our lives. So often we go through the day without being present, responding simply with habitual patterns of impulsivity or reactivity and preconceptions of how things should be.
Meditation is an opportunity to break through these patterns and preconceptions to gain a larger perspective in which openness and understanding can arise. From this perspective we can see things as they are and live in a more relaxed way with full attention on each moment.
Ways meditation can improve your life
– Meditation reduces stress
– It improves concentration
– It encourages a healthy lifestyle
– The practice increases self-awareness
– It increases happiness
– Meditation increases acceptance
– It slows aging
– The practice benefits cardiovascular and immune health
The Meditation Center
All courses and workshops are held in The Meditation Center in Wilmington (across the hall from the Empowered Yoga studio) unless otherwise noted.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Bill McCracken
Thursdays, March 16th - May 4th (8-weeks) 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. plus
Saturday, April 22nd meditation retreat 9 am-3:30pm
Free Orientation Session on March 9th at 6:30
Location: Empowered Yoga Meditation Center
Tuition: Early Registration $375.00 (before March 2, 2017)/ Regular Registration $400.00 (After March 2, 2017)
An invitation to move toward greater balance, control and participation in your life....
Join instructor William McCracken and learn how to integrate stress-management skills into everyday life. Two decades of published research indicates the majority of people who complete the Stress Reduction Program report, an ability to cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations, lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms, an increased ability to relax, reductions in pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with pain that may not go away, greater energy and enthusiasm for life, and improved self-esteem!
Intro to Meditation with Alison Driscoll
Friday, March 22, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Empowered Yoga Wilmington
A practical introduction to the practice of mindfulness- awareness meditation. It will include formal instruction in sitting and walking meditation, guided visualizations on the body and breath. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.