Full Moon Yin with Sound Meditation

Sunday July 9, 2017 – Join us from 8:30pm -10:15pm for a Deep Stretch and guided Savasana into a Sound Meditation! I (Jamie) will be leading the Yin for about 60 minutes and Gabe Harris will play live for the entire class, leading the Meditative Sound Bath.

Summer is an opportunity to reset your body, mind and soul…a chance to truly relax! Bring your mellow vibes, tight hamstrings and positive intentions…we will handle the rest!

See you on your Mat!

Change is Good…Right?

The only constant in life is change. Whether we feel it’s good or bad, it’s all in how we perceive it. 

Change can be liberating. It can lift baggage and weight from our shoulders. The freedom that can come from change is invigorating. It’s euphoric. Creating space for new pathways for us to journey down. New adventures are always fun!

However, change can be scary. It can alter our emotions, cause rifts in our thinking and create painful marks on our hearts. Anxiety gets heightened, panic goes up and if we don’t get a hold on it, it can turn into depression. Being able to recognize what is happening in the body and the mind during change can be the difference between a long internal battle, or a short struggle.

How I have overcome my anxieties and depression (which can be a roller coaster) has been through the practice of yoga. Specifically through the moving meditation (asanas) and the breath work (pranayama). Every movement is a reminder to breathe deep. To reconnect with myself. To notice what is happening inside of me and to be ok with it. Creating change and space in the body to allow the journey to unfold. When I practice yoga I will sometimes “hit” a break-through; a pose, a deeper engaged breath or even a new thought. This is the change I seek. A new path has unfolded for me.

So if you struggle from anxiety, depression or any obstacles, know you are not alone. Step onto your mat, take a deep breath, envision the path before you and embrace the change. 

Namasté

Tiana

Search Inside Your Self San Anselmo – October 11, 2014

Free Introduction to Mindfulness & Emotional Intelligence Training based on the national bestseller “Search Inside Yourself”

Marin Power Yoga is proud to offer this world-renowned “Search Inside Yourself” training to our community for free.  Join us on Saturday October 11, 2014 from 11am – 5pm for a fun, engaging event filled with self discovery, community and learning!  No prior knowledge or experience with meditation, mindfulness or neuroscience required.  This is an introductory class and appropriate for all ages.
Please register in advance online since space is limited.

The Program
Search Inside YourselfThis program is a “mindfulness-based emotional intelligence training steeped in science” and follows the curriculum developed by international bestselling author Chade-Meng Tan.  Based on the latest in neuroscience research, this program offers attention and mindfulness training that build the core emotional intelligence skills needed for peak performance and effective leadership. This program is typically offered to employees of Fortune 500 companies as part of their employee development and leadership initiatives.

The Curriculum

The Search Inside Yourself curriculum focuses on three primary areas:

  • Neuroscience
  • Mindfulness
  • Emotional Intelligence

Search Inside Yourself delivers highly practical and scientifically-proven methods of mental conditioning and attention training that improve overall emotional intelligence and well-being, resilience, creativity, communication, productivity and personal and organizational leadership.

Through this program you can expect the following:

  • Enhance mental fitness and clarity
  • Develop agile and adaptive mindsets
  • Reduce stress responses
  • Increase resilience
  • Enhance creativity
  • Develop greater self-awareness
  • Enhance emotion regulation and mastery
  • Develop better communication skills
  • Develop better decision-making skills
  • Increase engagement
  • Develop greater emotional intelligence
  • Experience greater overall wellbeing
Training offered by
Oli Mittermaier is CEO & Cofounder of Marin-based Experiential Leadership Initiative (exli.org) – an organization that offers mindfulness, emotional intelligence and leadership programs to individuals, companies and non-profits.  He is a teacher-in-training with the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and is offering this free event in partnership with Marin Power Yoga.

Meditation Coming To Marin Power Yoga – September 22nd!

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” John Muir 

We are launching our first Meditation and Mindfulness program at Marin Power Yoga! Monday September 22, 2014! 7:15 pm at MPY!

Teo and Oli led our “Values” program in the Fall and they are back to launch our Dharma Talks and Group Meditation! To find out more about this dynamic duo check out http://exli.org – they are incredible!

Why now? Because autumn is a time of change. It takes a lot of hard work to change your body. It takes a lot of letting go to expand your mind. Yes, you can read books and sit on your floor and meditate at home. Yes, you should! But you should also connect with a group of people, SHARE a thought, get tips for meditating and PRACTICE.  I am always reminded of how strong we are together. What we accomplish as a group, is possible for everyone…Let’s Do This!

This is included with your membership or a regular Drop-In.

John Muir Quote

Marin Power Yoga is located at 141 Tunstead Ave. San Anselmo California 94960

Like a lotus flower that grows out of the mud and blossoms above the muddy water surface, we can rise above our defilements and sufferings of life. -Buddhist value

vyp1 I spent the last three days learning how to ease some of the pains of our battle hardened veterans returning from over ten years of war fighting.  The joining of two parts of my life, Yoga and my military background is something I never would have thought possible.  The excitement I feel about the idea of being able to help my brothers in arms is overwhelming. PTSD has been around much longer then we had a name for it.  Looking back at my childhood I can recognize the effects of PTSD in my grandfather.

When I was a kid I remember my uncle telling me that he was on the beaches during the Normandy invasion of WWII.  When I was in the Marine Corp I often thought how strange it was for my grandpa to be on the beach during “D” day because he was in the Navy, not the army or Marine corp.  I later found out that my grandfather was amongst the first Navy SEALs or “frogmen” as they were called back then.  Gramps had been camped out on “Utah” beach three days prior to “D” day setting up the landing.  He was a hardcore “operator.”  He never spoke about his service until I came off of deployment after the Gulf War.  He opened up to me for the first time, telling me how horrible the invasion was and all the lives he saw wasted and how nothing went as planned.

I felt, and heard his pain and it struck me hard.  I now understand his detachment from us, his lifelong struggle with alcoholism and his choice to move out to the middle of the desert after he retired.  I lost a strong relationship with my grandfather because there was no effective treatment for PTSD back then. The good news is that “the yoga works!”  There is help!

My teacher Dr. Daniel Libby says “all we want to do is, help them breath, help them become mindful through meditation, help them move and help them sleep.”  Things that the trauma of war and the effects PTSD prevent them from doing.  Simple things that we all do automatically have been stolen from our veterans by the messy experience of war. The VA is doing remarkable work but getting the vets into treatment is the key to getting them back on track to a healthy, happy life.  I’m hoping I can help.  I am so grateful to be able to be of service and will continue my training with the Veterans Yoga Project and help out at any opportunity that arises. Semper Fi!

Meditations and Mantras Workshop Saturday January 11 2014

Meditations and Mantras with Laura Noss Sutphen this Saturday January 11, 2014. Get tips from a pro! Secrets revealed!

Here is a sample Urban Meditation from Laura:

BASICS: GET IN TOUCH MEDITATION

Set a timer for 5 minutes (or longer).

Find a quiet place to lay down.

Fill your body with awareness, noticing every part from the tips of your toes to the tip of your head. Feel the weight of your body anchoring you.

Mentally scan your body one area at a time. Notice where you are holding tension, and release it. Notice where you are fluid, and breathe into it.

Check in on your mind. Do you have a running commentary? What is it saying? Instead of judging, just be present and notice the thoughts

Notice the relationship between your breath, body and thoughts, feeling and becoming aware of all these dimensions. Rest in this awareness.

Meditation workshopMarin Power Yoga is located at 141 Tunstead Avenue, San Anselmo, California 94960.

Meditation Workshop Sunday in San Anselmo

Take Me To A Higher Ground! – Meditation Workshop this Sunday August 11th from 9:30 to 11am (yes, the flyer says 11:30 but it will end at 11). You will obtain simple and effective techniques to support a daily meditation practice and participate in a guided meditation with Laura. If you are in our 30 day yoga challenge, this definitely counts as your yoga practice for the day!!! Bring an open mind and leave feeling relaxed and renewed.

Meditation Workshop in San AnselmoMarin Power Yoga is located at 135 Tunstead Avenue, across from the library in San Anselmo. This workshop is complimentary with your membership!!!