Meditation Classes in California

February 14, 2019

I LOVE teaching meditation and mindfulness and bringing community together. These pictures are from the session on February 8th. We began with a breath and body awareness meditation and then created Vision Boards for 2019.

January 31, 2019

January 18, 2019

How did you begin your day today? Often times we wake up and pick up our devices, look at our “to do” list, worry about what is about to happen in the near future and how much we can accomplish and control. Did you know that you can make a choice to begin your day differently so that you can be kind to yourself and your nervous system and begin your day in a more calm and positive manner? What I have found is that when I begin my day with meditation or a walk in nature, I have more energy, focus, enthusiasm and my day flows more smoothly. The pictures below are from this morning when I walked with my dog, Lolie, in Temescal Canyon at 8am. What are some practices or routines that you have or hope to have that could help you begin your day in a positive way? Please share in the comments.

November 19, 2018

Fantastic article and I agree 100% that we need an education of the heart.

Dalai Lama: We need an education of the heart

October 23, 2018

Photo: © Edmund Aylmer

October 22, 2018

I teach Meditation and Mindfulness at a battered women’s shelter twice a month. I can’t take photos of the women I work with because they would be in danger of their abuser finding them. Instead, I am showing you where I teach meditation in the house. It has been such an honor working with these women who have bravely left abusive relationships where they have been beaten, had death threats, and threats of their children being taken away. I am lucky to interact with these women. I am there to help them by teaching them breathing techniques, guiding meditations, and teaching mindfulness tools.

What they don’t know is that they are my teachers. They remind me to never give up hope, follow my intuition, and love myself.

July 11, 2018

Wonderful article on how meditation was used as a powerful tool in this emergency with the soccer boys. I am thrilled that they are now safe!

The Thai soccer coach taught his team to meditate in the flooded cave — and it may have played a powerful role in keeping them alive

May 29, 2018

Great article about multitasking.

Why the modern world is bad for your brain.

April 22, 2018

Celebrating our earth today and everyday! This is a picture from our beautiful Palisades Bluff that I took while walking our dog Lollie. My Happy Hour Meditation was doing an Open Awareness Meditation outside. Open Awareness is a practice which encourages a panoramic awareness of whatever is happening without a specific focus. I was attuned to all sensory input. One sense (hearing) dominated since I kept hearing birds singing. Open Awareness is a beautiful practice to try especially in spring when there are so many beautiful sounds and smells in the environment. Happy Earth Day!!!