Mindfulness is simply allowing yourself to be where you are and as you are, right now, in the present moment, without judgment. Mindfulness is developed by purposefully paying attention in a non-judgmental way to what is going on in your body, your mind and in the world around you. 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.
"Yoga is the turning of the human soul from the egoistic state of consciousness ... to a higher state in which the Transcendent and Universal can pour itself into the individual mold and transform it."
~ Sri Aurobindo
Yoga for Optimal Health
Held monthly at Cayce-West Columbia Library, on Wednesday evenings, 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Pre-registration is required, please call the library at 803-794-6791. This free class is brought to you by Friends of the Library
Mindful Living Studio programs
Mindfulness Meditation - Introduction & Practice Sessions
Introduction to Mindfulness, Sunday, Sept 14, 2014, 2 - 5:00 pm
Six Week Practice Sessions, (Sunday afternoons or Monday evenings) Details
Vessel Yoga: Body, Mind and Spirit
$88 for 8 weeks New 8 week sessions begin every 8 weeks (except are adjusted for holidays or weather conditions). If you wish to join a class now, the fee will be prorated or call or email about registering for next cycle. To ensure premium space for each person the class size is limited to 8 participants.
Tuesday mornings, 9:45 - 11:00 am July 8 - August 26, 2014
Tuesday evenings, 5:45 - 7:00 pm June 10 - July 29, 2014
Thursday evenings, 5:30 - 6:45 pm June 12 - August 14, 2014 (skip July 3 & 24)
Pre-Registration Required. Please email or call the studio, 803.739.8701 to ensure space is available.
Single Sessions or Packages of 4, 8 or 12 sessions; 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.
One session: $110
Four sessions: $395; $110 for first 3 sessions, then $65 for the 4th session.
Eight session package: $720; $100 for the first 7 sessions, $20 for 8th session.
Twelve session package: $850; $95 for first eight sessions, then $22.50 each for the next 4 sessions.
Premium Support is available for private clients via Skype, email or phone. This new option is$45 per month for up to one hour of support during the month.
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 a limited time indicated on the certificate. This date may be extended by request.
MindBody Health Consulting
"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 more than 40-year study of yoga rooted in Kripalu Yoga and the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo. In 2008 I was prompted to name this practice "Vessel Yoga". Emphasis is on bringing Union into conscious awareness the individual human body the yoking with the Divine Nature as Presence. This yoking culminates in an authentic expression of the individual while conscious of the One residing, most often asleep, at the heart center of all humans in the human family. Read more...
What is Yoga? You've probably heard that the answer to this question is only found inside of you through the practice of Yoga! Of course this takes time and practice. Read more on the art and science of Yoga?
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