In the practice of MuktaDance, Meditation in Motion is happening. The Dance is Breath in Motion… as the Breath is the Dance itself.
Drawn from the wisdom of Yoga, MuktaDance is a conscious dance practice that focuses on developing non- judgmental awareness or Witness Consciousness. It is a profound and transformational practice that opens a doorway to self-acceptance and inner stillness through movement and sound. As Witness Consciousness develops throughout the practice of MuktaDance, so does your ability to choose how to act on thoughts, feelings and emotions.
How does MuktaDance works:
MuktaDance explores the main tools of awareness: -BRFWA- Breath, Relaxation, Feelings and Sensations, Non Judgmental Self Observation (Watching) and Surrender (Allowing). In a weekly session, the practice focuses on one tool of awareness inviting you to feel out and reflect into it. As you develop a regular practice, these tools start to leave an imprint in the physical and in the emotional body, ultimately awakening the Witness Consciousness.
What are you spending your time thinking about, is it helpful and satisfying?
Mindfulness is a profound practice that can transform the way you relate to yourself and help you live with greater ease. Join for this heart-warming and rewarding journey.
Through mindfulness, meditation, movement, facilitated group inquiry, and supported individual exploration we will nourish ourselves in mind, body and heart.
Whether you are just beginning a practice or deepening your already existing practice this workshops will clarify and expand your relationship to your own mind and heart.
We all experience great challenges and deep joys. Sometimes we can get stuck in a rut that seems to loop us back to the difficult and away from our own natural ease of well-being.
In these workshops we will:
- Investigate our evolutionary brains, how & why the mind does what it does
- Learn tools to help ease the burdens and drink in the gifts, practical everyday guidance
- Explore your natural wellness and connect to your authentic self
- Relax, laugh, breathe deeply and take this valuable time for yourself
Rebekkah’s informal and accessible manner makes learning Mindfulness easy.
Rebekkah has been practicing Mindfulness, Meditation and Yoga for over 20 years and been teaching these wisdom traditions for the last 15 years. She teaches Embodied Mindfulness by guiding each student to bring the practice not just into the head but into the heart and body as well.
As director and lead teacher of a thriving Yoga and Mindfulness Center from 1998 – 2008 Rebekkah guided thousands of students to reconnect with their hearts, minds and bodies. She taught at Spirit Rock Meditation center as their ongoing Family Program Teacher from 2010 – 2013. Currently, through this mindful life, she delights in teaching Mindfulness to families, teens and adults through her private practice, workshops, and retreats.
Mindfulness, Yoga and Meditation have helped Rebekkah tremendously and she knows they can help you too. Rebekkah has helped her clients live happier lives. She has worked with clients who are searching for more presence and ease and others who struggle with depression, in difficult relationships, with healthy eating, exercise, and more.
She teaches mindfulness for the here and now. You can bring these practices into your life, exactly as you are, exactly as it is!
She studied and mentored with wonderful teachers including Silvia Boorstein, Jack Kornfield, John Kabat- Zinn, James Baraz, Tara Brach, Gil Fronsdal, and Bob Stahl. She trained as a teacher through Spirit Rock Meditation Center and completed the teachers practicum in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for adults as well as additional MBSR courses for teens and children.
“I love these practices that authentically connect you to everything and everyone in your life. Indeed it all awaits you. I look forward to practicing with you soon.”
Begins May 1st
5/1, 6/5, 7/10, 8/7
Join us first Thursdays once a month through summer at Lila Yoga for a special evening devoted to quietude and room to breathe in this gentle yoga class. Quite simply, this class will explore movement, breath work and supported postures and meditation. We will create space for internal and external awareness, as well as physical ease and inner calm. No experience is necessary: only a desire to practice deeply in a beautiful, comfortable atmosphere.
Veronica D’Orazio started practicing yoga in 1993. She started teaching in 2001, completing her first certification in Seattle through Kathleen Hunt’s Samadhi Yoga teacher training. Veronica’s gentle classes emphasize interiority, steady breath and ease of movement. Her intuitive, flowing sequences allow ample room for silent awareness. She is grateful to her teacher, Donna Bajelis, for studies on alignment, tensegrity and movement education. Her recent Feldenkrais explorations have inspired her love for subtlety and nuance between postures and when initiating movement in asana. She considers yoga a very individual, personal experience; she encourages her students to feel guided yet free to find their own supportive modifications within the movement patterns she provides. Creating compassionate space for wonder, novelty, discovery and reflection is at the heart of her teaching. Veronica is compelled by the quieting of the mind to access the wisdom of the heart.