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.
Mindful Living Studio
Yoga for Optimal Health
Held monthly at Cayce-West Columbia Library, on Wednesday evenings, 6:30 - 7:30 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 FULL
Six Week Practice Sessions, (Monday evenings) Details
"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
Vessel Yoga: Union of 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 September 2 - October 21, 2014
Tuesday evenings, 5:45 - 7:00 pm August 5 - September 23, 2014
Thursday evenings, 5:30 - 6:45 pm August 21 - October 9, 2014
Registration Required. Please email or call the studio, 803.739.8701 to ensure space is available for registration.
Single Sessions or Packages of 4, 8 or 12 sessions. Sessions are a minimum of one hour but could go as long as two hours depending on the readiness of the client to heal imbalances. 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.
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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 still achieve goals and get things done. However, with Mindful Awareness you are engaged, creative and energized rather than depleted.
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