Saturday November 2nd: The Healing Power of Meditation

When you think of meditation, do you picture a passive spiritual practice that takes decades to show benefit? Think again. Today, leading health professionals and educators are prescribing meditation for everything from chronic pain to cancer prevention. Studies have shown that if you meditate for half an hour daily, you will be able to face life with peace and inner strength. Meditation is the most powerful mental and nerve tonic available today. Now imagine combining meditation science with evidence-based
nutritional, breathing and relaxation techniques. Dr. Susan Taylor did.
The Healing Power of Meditation will do for your mind what yoga does for your body. More than just a theoretical study you will gain: skills to digest undesired emotions that bind the heart; practical pointers for bringing meditation into your professional activities; keys to furthering your personal meditation training; and the fundamental principles of healing through traditional yoga meditation. You’ll practice the meditation sequence and master the five steps to bring mindfulness into focus to disengage from matters that bind the heart.

Program Objectives
-Fundamental principles of healing through evidence-based meditation
-Lifestyle solutions to bring your life into meditation
-Meditation and mental health- the evidence
-Keys to beginning and/or furthering your current practice
-Breathing, relaxation and evidence-based meditation practices to bring energy yet calm to your entire being

About Susan Taylor, PhD
Susan Taylor, PhD is an internationally renowned teacher of practical ways to integrate western medicine with natural healing traditions. Founder of the inationally acclaimed Meditation Specialist Training based on – Evidence-based meditation – Taylor provides the art and science of meditation as well as the technology behind it to give the most comprehensive training currently available. Dr Taylor has authored several best-selling publications including Feeling Good Matters: The Yoga of Mind, Medicine and Healing, The
Vital Energy Program, Sexual Radiance and The Healing Power of Meditation CD series, appeared in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, The American Journal of Physiology and many national magazines. She holds a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry at Case Western Reserve Medical School, an MS in Human Nutrition at Columbia Medical School and is founder of the Center
for Meditation Science.
More information visit: and for the MindMedicineHealing Podcast

Sunday 10th: Trauma- Informed Teacher Training

If you have your 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, you can take this training to qualify to teach for SeaChange Yoga. This is a non profit dedicated to bringing Yoga to underserved communities – and there are many opportunities in the Lewiston/Auburn area. Consider taking this training, if you would like to work for SeaChange.

Discounts are available for SeaChange teachers. Check in with Nerys for more information.

Friday 15th: Manifesting Balance: Acupuncture Yoga Nidra

Join Julie Gammon and Lauren Breau at Chill Yoga in Lewiston, ME, for this deeply rebalancing session of acupuncture and yoga nidra guided relaxation. Lauren will be placing 4-5 acupuncture points to ground, regulate, and balance stress levels, then Julie will lead you through a long relaxing guided meditation as you lie in savasana (relaxation posture on your back). You will set an intention (sankalpa) for the practice and leave feeling balanced and rejuvenated. No experience necessary, all props are provided by the studio but feel free to bring your own mat if you like! Investment in Self, $30. REGISTRATION REQUIRED THROUGH JULIE’S WEBSITE NOT THROUGH CHILL:

Sunday November 17th: The Harvest: A Gathering Workshop

Do you know what you need to feel supported as you maneuver through the transition from fall into winter? Do you struggle with seasonal changes? The Harvest Workshop is an opportunity to gather with other like-minded people and learn the tools to assist you in self-regulation, adaptability, and building resiliency through: *Self-reflection writing time (prompts given)
*A guided Meditation practice
*Ayurveda Self-Care: Easy Facials class
*A seasonal harvest meal to nourish
*An opportunity to share time with community.

The Harvest is led by Heidi L. Audet, ERYT500, Ayurvedic Health Counselor, and Kimberly Allen, Yoga Therapist. Workshop cost includes meal.
Cost: $40; includes meal and facial supplies.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, 11/13/19
To register: