Mindfulness and the Body
A Workshop with Bhikkhuni Vimala and Judith Summers Brown
Saturday June 27, 2015
10:00am – 12:30pm
Bhikkhuni Vimala and Judith Summers Brown have been working together for the last three years combining yoga asanas and Buddhist meditation to help practitioners of both disciplines find their true relationship to the body and breath. They have worked with all ages and body types and with many different physical issues including chronic pain.
This easygoing workshop includes gentle yoga and a body scan; a guided meditation of lovingkindness and mindfulness; and a Dhamma discussion on how to work with the body and breath in our daily lives to help increase the awareness and release of toxic and difficult emotions.
You don’t need a background in yoga, but be willing and dressed to move and stretch your body. You will feel relaxed and refreshed at the end of the workshop, perhaps with new tools to help you move more peacefully through your day.
Please bring a mat if you have one.
Bhikkhuni Vimala is a female monk ordained in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. She is on the monastic staff at Blue Lotus Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center in Woodstock, IL, northwest of Chicago. She also leads meditation groups in Wisconsin and teaches in Las Vegas and California. She and a lay sangha member are facilitators for a new Refuge Recovery group that meets at Blue Lotus. It is the only registered RR group in Illinois.
She is also on the interfaith advisory committee for the Village Church and Wellbeing Center in Brentwood and presents workshops there with Judy Summers Brown about three times each year.
Judith Summers Brown is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher and a long time meditator. She has traveled to India to study with the Iyengar family, teaches at the Iyengar Institute in Los Angeles and assists in the yoga therapeutics program at the Institute.
Judy has a private studio in Westwood, California and also holds classes at the Village Church and Wellbeing Center in Brentwood.
This workshop will be help at Against The Stream Melrose Center