Weekly Drop-in Class
Facilitator: Tehroma Lask, Graduate of
Mindfulness Meditacion Teacher Certification Program
with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach at Sounds True
Day & Time each week:
Fridays @ 11:00 am
Location: Sukhasana Studio
at Plaza Buenos Aires in Los Barriles
What is Mindfulness Meditation? The art of paying attention with a gentle awareness and compassion; practicing non-judgemental awareness and relating to the moment to moment experience of being here now with skillfulness; learning how to deepen presence, be with the ups and downs and in betweens of being fully human with a myriad of skills to relate the experience with awareness.
Also known as pure awareness and remembering, the art of Mindfulness goes beyond being "in the moment" and teaches us how to relate to the moment of being human, recognizing that each one of us is unique, each moment and day is different.
Heightening our awareness through mindfulness, conscious breathing, embodying our unique experience, cultivating a relationship with our minds, connecting to our heart center and feeling the moment in a grounded way can deepen our connection with our own being, all living beings and the earth itself. Mindfulness Meditation is a gentle practice in compassion, kindness, humanity and unity.
Class Overview: What to expect in each 60 minute session:
We start each session with 5 minutes of guided meditation
with the intention of softening our arrival
and landing in the space together before moving onto the next segment of class
Reading of Agreements for Multicultural Interactions at EBMC (copyright VISIONS, Inc)
with the intention of creating a safe and inclusive space for learning and shared practice
10-15 min talk on the teaching topic of the day
includes stories and inspiring readings
15-20 min guided meditation practice
participants will be offered options for sitting or lying down for the meditation
participants will not have to sit cross legged on the floor
we will take some time to help each participant find a comfortable position
mindful movement or changing position during the meditation is okay
10-15 minutes for questions, discussion, answers
Time for sharing (optional) and listening to one another to support each individual take-away from our sessions to continue practicing at home
We will not be sitting for 60 minutes straight.
Our time will be gently broken up into segments.
There will be time to get up and stretch between segments.
As the facilitator, I'll be monitoring how everyone is doing as we progress in each session and offering options, as well as, modifications.
Mindfulness Meditation is new to me. I am learning through Tehroma’s kind, patient, gentle manner how to focus and the different ways to be in the present moment. I find myself looking forward to each session we have together. Ironically, I had planned to attend her sessions occasionally; I have signed up for two sessions a week and would do more if available.
Mindful meditation in our yoga class reduces my anxiety allowing me relax and be calm for many hours.
Mindful breathing into my muscle aches is an added bonus.
Also I am moved to be more thankful.
I really look forward to Wednesday mornings every week. It’s a time to gather and focus on appreciation of our lives in a supportive environment that allows for growth and self-expression.
Donna Dolinar, 60
I look forward to each Tuesday and Friday morning when I sit with Tehroma in her meditation class. She has added so much depth to my daily practice. Her calm, thoughtful, serene manner, and her soft voice stay with me throughout my day, reminding me to come back to the present moment, wherever i am. She reminds me that no matter what is happening around me, i have my breath to lead me home.
Jennifer , 72
Tehroma’s Mindfulness Meditation classes have helped me learn through breathing exercises to handle pain and control anxiety.
Practicing mindful meditation with Tehroma has been a very meaningful experience for me. It has helped me to find peace in stressful situations. I am able to remind myself to breathe!
Mindfulness Meditation is extremely beneficial to my daily life where ever I find myself ~ the East Cape, USA or Europe. I am more relaxed and happy within myself and with the world around me. I always look forward to the classes and spending time with Tehroma is an added bonus!
Sherrie Firn, 64 : )
There are so many times in the past few months that Tehroma's mindfulness teachings have helped me get through tough times. Being reminded to be thoughtful and kind to myself throughout the day, taking time to just breathe, to feel, to hear and to just be…..the healing that comes through in so many ways. Using mindfulness learning to help those in our community is a blessing. Namaste, Edie
From the very first class I took with Tehroma, I had a sense of serenity and peace. Her readings and teachings always promote the connection between mind, body and the earth. I feel blessed after each class. Tehroma is a very special teacher.
Tehroma's Mindful Meditations are not only grounding, but inspirational and insightful. I learned to slow my breath to calm my busy mind. After a session, I have a greater sense of awareness using all my senses.