Meditation is increasingly recommended for relaxation, for enhancing relationships and well-being, to increase performance in sports and business, for personal growth, and to assist healing.
Cheri Clampett, CYT, E-RYT 500, is the Founder and Director of the Therapeutic Yoga Training Program and co-author of the Therapeutic Yoga Kit. Join like-minded individuals for this weekend intensive, exploring the ancient and current practices of yoga, meditation, and depth psychology. Luminaries in the field will present the integration of yoga, meditation, and depth psychology. CANCELLATION To obtain a refund on your registration fee, send a written cancellation request postmarked no later than thirty days before the event. For a refund on accommodations at the Ladera Lane Campus, cancellation with full refund will be accepted up to 5 days before the event. LOCATION The workshop will be held at Pacifica Graduate Institute’s Ladera Lane Campus at 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108.
TRAVEL Major airlines provide service into the Los Angeles International Airport located 90 miles south of Santa Barbara and into the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, approximately 18 miles north of the Campus. CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT 15 CE credits are available for RNs through the California Board of Registered Nurses (provider #CEP 7177) and for MFTs and LCSWs (provider #PCE 2278) through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
DISABILITY SERVICES ON CAMPUS It is the policy of Pacifica’s Public Programs Department to accommodate attendees with disabilities in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Starting in January 2016, we will begin studying The New Heart of Wisdom, a commentary to Buddha’s Essence of Wisdom Sutra (also known as the Heart Sutra).
Before each class, students study an assigned portion of the text, usually a few pages long, and try to memorize the essential points. The cost is $65 per month to become a Center sponsor, which also includes admission to our weekly drop-in meditation classes at the Center and branches. It is recommended that students attend drop-in classes before enrolling in Foundation Program. The Foundation Program gives you the opportunity to engage in a structured study and meditation program on the essential teachings of the Buddhist spiritual path. Buddhism teaches that to find lasting happiness and meaning in our lives we need to follow a spiritual path. Through regular teachings and meditation, systematic study, and group discussion, the Foundation Program offers modern people the same kind of training followed by spiritual practitioners over the generations dating back to the time of Buddha Shakyamuni. The Foundation Program is taught by Kelsang Tashi, an American Buddhist monk and the Resident Teacher of Samudrabadra Kadampa Buddhist Center. A book by Ian & Paul, detailing the Mindfulness-based Stillness Meditation method that they have developed and which is taught at The Gawler Cancer Foundation. These classes are presented once per year, usually in the Fall.  We will announce dates when decided up.
Meet life’s ups and downs with greater clarity, equanimity and optimism by learning the timeless art of meditation. This class features meditation as taught by yoga master Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, and his direct disciple of over 60 years, Swami Kriyananda, a world-renowned authority on yoga and meditation. Diane Calabria, RYT, (Registered Yoga Teacher), practices and teaches Ananda Yoga, a meditative, gentle style of yoga from the tradition of Paramahansa Yogananda.


Please include check, cash or credit card information, including number and expiration date with this registration. Introducing mindfulness-based stillness meditation, Ian Gawler and Paul Bedson explain how to build a daily meditation practice. Drawing on modern science as well as ancient Eastern traditions and the authors' own extensive personal experience as practitioners and teachers, this guide offers the techniques and understanding needed to explore meditation practice deeply. Cheri currently teaches yoga at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, where she founded the yoga program for cancer patients in 1999. Eleanor is the founding director of the Humanistic Psychology Institute (now Saybrook University), currently a Distinguished Consulting Faculty member for Saybrook, the president of the Somatics Society, and the originator of Somatic Yoga and Equine Hanna Somatics.She is past president of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, president of the Somatics Society, and past president of Division 32—Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association. She is the founder of the Urban Priestess Year-long Mystery School, creator of 9 best-selling yoga dvd’s, the MEDITATION 101 Virtual Conference (with over 25,000 participants in 2014), and co-author of Aroma Yoga.
In experiential sessions, they will share current research, philosophy and practice from their respective areas of expertise. Located on 35 acres in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this residential retreat center provides a unique and peaceful environment for these events. Pacifica’s caterers make every attempt to provide healthful meals for our guests and include organic ingredients whenever possible.
Information on ground transportation to and from Santa Barbara will be included with your confirmation letter.
Once your application for a scholarship has been reviewed, you will be contacted to approve processing of payment.
Please let us know in advance if you have special needs or require assistance due to a disabling condition while you are attending a public program.
The student agrees to attend every class, learn the material, and to take a written test at the conclusion of the study. To follow this path it is important to have a close connection with a qualified teacher who can give us personal advice and encouragement, to listen to pure teachings and to be a part of a spiritual community. In this way we can gain authentic experience of Buddha’s teachings while still maintaining our contemporary lifestyle. This is a very clear explanation, which de-mystifies meditation and provides a great deal of support at every level.
He worked here with Ian for many years and continues to help run our programs, teach meditation and qigong and provide counseling for people who attend residential programs.
Each class will include meditation instruction and meditation practice, gentle exercises to relax and energize, seated meditation practice, and time for discussion and questions.
She has studied and practiced yoga since 1981, maintained a daily meditation practice since 2003 and has been a yoga teacher since 2004.
The authors also show how meditation can be used to work with our emotions, aid healing, manage pain, or as a spiritual practice. As a certified yoga therapist, Cheri focuses on the healing aspects of yoga: freeing the body, breath, and flow of energy through practicing with awareness, compassion, and love.
Wendy integrates the eight arms of yoga into her psychotherapy practice with a particular focus on pranayama and the yamas of Ahimsa-Compassion for All Living Things, Satya-Commitment to the Truth, and Santosha--Contentment.


His focus is on comparative religions, psychology and religion, Hindu traditions, and Buddhist traditions.
Experiential, playful, and soul focused, Daniel integrates eastern and western wisdom practices in his clinical work and teaching.
Please indicate on the registration form if you need a special vegan, gluten free, or vegetarian meal or if you have other medical dietary restrictions.
The teacher then reads the assigned section from the book while giving commentary to the text. In this way we are able to gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of Dharma (Buddha’s teachings), maintain a daily meditation practice that is both focused and powerful, and make genuine spiritual progress.
By studying on this program we will gain great confidence in meditation – from basic techniques for overcoming our everyday problems to practices leading to unsurpassed happiness and permanent inner peace. Ian & Paul draw on their own extensive meditation practices, all they have learned from their own highly-developed and well respected teachers and their years of teaching meditation.
The class is suitable for those new to meditation, those wanting a refresher on the basics of meditation, and for people wanting to learn a new mediation style. Diane has completed over 400 hours of Ananda Yoga Teacher Training and has taught through AgeLess Yoga for the past 6 years. In the event that the program is sold out with a waitlist and we are able to transfer your registration to someone on the waitlist, we will issue you a refund less the processing fee.
There is also a commitment to participate in at least one drop-in meditation class or chanted prayer at the Center each week. Warm friendships develop as students inspire each other, sharing insights and experiences of the spiritual path. This book is a wonderful resource for anyone starting a meditation practice, but there is also much information and insight for those who are further along the path. Bring a meditation cushion or yoga blanket if you have one, and wear non-binding clothing that permits free movement. We can also receive it by fax, which is secure, but first call us so we can give you our fax number and turn on the fax machine. The teacher and students conclude by deciding what to meditate on in the next class and how to practice during the coming week. Weininger returned for further training with Desikachar, and began to incorporate yoga practice and philosophy into his psychiatric practice. For the past 25 years, he has worked to develop a synthesis between dynamic psychotherapy, medicines when needed, and yoga principles. He finds these highly compatible, and has observed that daily practice tailored to the needs of the individual is a powerful accelerator of emotional growth in a positive direction.



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