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‘STILLNESS SESSIONS’

Weekly Group Practice Sessions in Foundational

Sitting Meditation, Mindful Stretching, and Qi Gong

Athol Recreation Centre, Cherry Valley

Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 pm.

(excluding 1st Wednesday of each month)

Starting November 9th, 2016. $5/Session.

10 minutes of sitting practice to calm & prepare your mind, body and spirit.

20 minutes of stretching practice to soften and open your physical body and energy pathways.

10 minutes of sitting practice to gently turn your awareness further inward.

20 minutes of qigong practice to circulate and vitalize your energy body.

20 minutes of sitting practice to acknowledge & assimilate the effects of the three practices.

Closing with a short discourse to address questions, concerns, and thoughts about the practices. Follow along to these simple practices with mostly silent demonstration.  These Practice Sessions are being offered in an effort to encourage consistent practice.

Taking at least a few Instructional Sessions (provided by Dia) is highly encouraged.  Please register in advance with

Dia. dia.in.pec@gmail.com 613 847 3535

On Facebook? Please join our STILLNESS SESSIONS Group to keep informed.

SESSION GUIDELINES

Sessions begin with quiet sitting practice, so please arrive early & calmly settle in.  If it is your first Session, please come 15 mins early to complete Intake Form.  Conversation should be kept to a minimum, as this is a time for inward reflection and awareness.  Follow along to the best of your ability, and be gentle with yourself.  Move, stretch & breathe at your own natural pace. No need to always ‘keep up’.  If floor sitting is too daunting, chairs, sofas, and even pews are available.  However, core & spinal strength, hip flexibility, and energetic grounding are to be gained from developing an ability to sit on the floor unaided. So this can be something to work towards. Please bring a stretching mat and sitting cushion. However, if you intend to chair sit, then a cushion is not necessary. A throw blanket may be useful for Sitting Practice during Winter Sessions. Dress comfortably, in non-constrictive clothing, and perhaps layers, including socks. Try not to plan to do too much afterwards. It’s beneficial to maintain the stillness as long as possible.

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