Mindfulness is simply allowing yourself to be where you are and as you are, right now, in the present moment, without judgment. We call this moment-to-moment awareness mindfulness. It is about being awake and aware - living in the present rather than dwelling in the past or anticipating the future. Mindfulness is not something that you have to "get" or acquire. It is a natural human-capacity, a power resource you can become familiar with and harness for coping, growth, and moving towards greater levels of health and well-being.
Mindful Living Studio is a private studio nestled among the sights and sounds of nature. All are invited to participate in program and service offerings.
Vessel Yoga for Optimal Health
Cayce-West Columbia Library, 2nd Wednesday of each month, 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Pre-registration is required, please call the library 803-794-6791. This free class is brought to you by Friends of the Library
Mindful Living Studio programs
Vessel Yoga: Union of Body, Mind and Spirit
$88 for 8 weeks. First class for newcomers is free. Classes are ongoing and you may join at any time. If you wish to join a class now, the fee will be prorated. Please call or email about registeration. To ensure premium space for each person the class size is limited to 8 participants.
Tuesday mornings, 9:45 - 11:00 am
June 7 14 21 28, July 5 12 19 26
Tuesday evenings, 5:45 - 7:00 pm
July 12 19 26, August 2 9 16 23 30
Registration Required. Please email or call the studio, 803.739.8701 to ensure space is available for registration.
Announcement: I am not taking new clients at this time. If you'd like to be notified when an opening occurs, please email me.
Single Sessions or Packages of 4, 8 or 12 sessions. Sessions are a minimum of one hour but may last up to 90 minutes. Clients participating in multiple session series or ongoing private clients also may choose to include the Premium Support option. See this page for services included in private sessions. Also, see this page for Executive Coaching.
One session: $110
Four sessions: $400; $110 for first 3 sessions, then $70 for the 4th session
Eight sessions: $750; $100 for the first 7 sessions, $50 for 8th session
Twelve sessions: $1050; $95 for the first ten sessions, then $50 each for the last two sessions
Ongoing clients after 12 sessions: $85 per session
Note: Please plan to schedule all package sessions within one year of purchase.
Premium Support is available for private clients via Skype, email or phone. The fee is $85 per month for up to one hour of support per the month. Unused time rolls over when support continues but is not refundable. See more details.
Share the priceless gift of Mindful Living Practices through an array of private holistic healing services. There are occasional specials on gift certificates. Please sign up for the newsletter and look for any announcements. To purchase, please email or call the studio with your request. Gift Certificates are valid for timeframe indicated on the certificate. This date may be extended by request.
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Diane Barnes, M.Ed., eRYT500 is owner and director of Mindful Living Studio and MindBody Health. Read more on Inspiration & Intention.
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"The term Yoga itself means to unite, combine, harmonize or integrate. A truly yogic approach is inherently an integrative approach, harmonizing body, prana, senses, mind and consciousness. It cannot be reduced to the body alone. A yogic approach to healing is not a specialization or a side-line technique but requires a synthesis of all levels and aspects of healing. That is why classical Yoga has an eightfold approach from life-style practices and values through asana, pranayama to samadhi. If we reduce Yoga to asana, we are not practicing Yoga or an integrative approach but falling into the same trap of mainly focusing on the outer material reality and losing track of the inner reality of prana, mind and consciousness."
~ David Frawley
"The one aim of this Yoga is an inner self-development by which each one who follows it can in time discover the One Self in all and evolve a higher consciousness than the mental, a spiritual and supramental consciousness which will transform and divinize human nature."
What is Vessel Yoga?
"Vessel Yoga" draws from my 40+ year study of yoga rooted primarily in Kripalu Yoga and the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo. Read more...
Note: All MindBody Health and Mindful Living Studio programs including executive coaching, life style counseling, all private and group sessions are educational and do not treat pathology. Our programs help you design and live a balanced, healthy and fulfilling life. While this approach can help you get things done and achieve your goals, our programs are rooted in mindfulness practices that cultivate acceptance of what has been and what is as we move towards skillfulness without creating more imbalances. You may achieve goals; however, with Mindful Awareness you are engaged, creative and energized rather than depleted.
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