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" holds moments when our perspective dramatically shifts, when our assumptions are deeply challenged, when we see new possibilities or sense for the first time that whatever has been holding us back from freedom or creativity or new ventures might actually be overcome." Sharon Salzberg
Meditation Together


"Listening cooperatively with others is great practice for listening cooperatively with yourself." Marc Allen  


"...meditation has taught me how to cope with the profound truth that everything changes all the time." Sharon Salzberg


"Returning to the present moment again and again forges a trail that allows you to do an end run around your drama and strengthens your direct connection with life." Stephan Bodian 


"When you find yourself living in the present you are empowered to act in a way that can instantly change everything." Vern Lovic


With the new session beginning today, there are two new class offerings!
Empowering Yoga on Wednesdays, 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Meditation on Wednesdays, 7 pm - 8:05 pm 

Join us for both, either, and/or any of our other class offerings. Together, let's create the most joyful December yet.

And let's share these empowering, rejuvenating experiences with everyone we care about. 

Happy December! See you soon at the shala! 

Meditation :: Wednesdays, 7 pm


  • to experience a one-of-a-kind, continually developing, adventure 
  • greater alertness and awareness
  • full aliveness 
  • increased enjoyment of every aspect of life 
  • release of fears
  • increased health and wellness 
  • identification of personal desires and aspirations
  • development of your own unique authenticity 
  • release of old habits
  • greater peace
  • lower stress 
  • mental clarity
  • emotional tranquility
  • unconditional joy
  • improved focus
  • happier life
Then there are the physical benefits....

"We're plunging into the center of it all. When we do this, all aspects of life receive the benefit.... If you need a list of all the aspects of life, you can Google 'benefits of meditation' and you will receive a list of all aspects of life." Tom Von Deck

  • you
  • anyone who has never tried meditation 
  • anyone who has tried but hasn't continued 
  • anyone who already has a regular meditation practice
  • anyone who thinks (s)he cannot meditate 
  • anyone skeptical about meditation 
  • anyone sold on meditation 
  • anyone whose mind never stops 
  • anyone who hasn't noticed how constantly busy his or her mind is 
  • anyone who does not have time
  • everyone
"It is important as one begins this journey to remember that anything worth learning is not without its challenges and setbacks." Marc Allen

  • not static or a goal
  • a dynamic process, a journey, a practice 
  • an experience of expansiveness leading to bliss, with many different varieties of access points (which means that if you've previously tried meditating without catching any glimpse of how wonderfully it can enhance your life, you likely haven't yet been introduced to the technique best suited to you - do yourself the favor of trying some other approaches before you give up!)
  • allowing what is 
  • "It is exactly like muddy water left to stand in a glass. Little by little, the sediment sinks to the bottom and the water becomes pure." Taisen Deshimaru 
  • " great scuba gear. You can see, hear, touch, and taste your thoughts without drowning in them." Laurie Fisher Huck
  • " active process that is a confluence of the qualities of concentration, insight, and wisdom" "...the art of gently returning - over and over again" Victor Davich
  • "STRAIGHTFORWARD AND SIMPLE (but not easy), meditation is essentially training our attention so that we can be more aware - not only of our own inner workings but also of what's happening around us in the here and now." Sharon Salzberg
  • "Meditation is a process of discovery. It's like you're exploring something that has never been seen before. In truth, it hasn't. It's you. It's all that is under your consciousness." Vern Lovic 
  • "Meditation means to tap into the core of Being. Sounds trippy. We can speculate on this all we wish, perhaps at the nearest coffee shop. It only makes sense, however, when speculation gives way to pure experience. The words 'tapping into the core of Being' did not precede Being. Being came first. Meditation is the bridge to understanding this concept from the depths of Being - beyond intellectual concepts." Tom Von Deck
  • "...meditation is about befriending your thinking, about holding it gently in awareness, no matter what is on your mind in a particular moment. It is not about shutting off your thoughts or changing them in any way." Jon Kabat-Zinn
"Our habitual tendency is to grab on to a thought and build an entire world around it, or push it away and struggle against it. Here we stay even, balanced, calm. We simply recognize it's a thought; it's not who I really am. By its very nature a thought, however intense, is impermanent; it is visiting, it is arising due to conditioning or habit." Sharon Salzberg

before after meditation
Click here for more photos taken before and after a month of meditation

"When a wave settles down, then it instantly recognizes that its source in ocean - infinite, silent, and unchanging - was always there."  Deepak Chopra

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"When I was in high school, we were taught as irrefutable truth that the size and circuitry of the brain are fixed before adulthood. But in the last decade and a half, neuroscientists and psychologists have demonstrated again and again that the adult brain is capable of neuroplasticity - that is, forming new cells and pathways. Throughout life, the brain rewires and reshapes itself in response to environment, experience, and training. And meditation is one of those brain-changing experiences. ...meditation can remodel the brain to strengthen the qualities that psychologists say are crucial components of happiness: resilience, equanimity, calm, and a sense of compassionate connection to others." Sharon Salzberg