Wellness and Meditation Offerings in Our Community and Beyond:
Dealing With Coronavirus – Positive Mind vs. Quiet Mind posted May 18, 2020
Deepak Chopra has more new free meditation videos for home, books and podcasts: https://www.deepakchopra.com/
Local Churches offering Live Streamed Services
2nd Congregational Church, Londonderry, Vermont, Sundays, 9:30 am
Saint Mary’s and Saint Joseph’s, Springfield / Chester, Vermont, (times vary daily).
The United Church of Ludlow, Ludlow, Vermont,
EXPANDED OFFERINGS FROM NEW THOUGHT VERMONT
Spring 2020 via video
During this month of April, we at New Thought Vermont, with support of our remarkably gifted colleagues, are offering these programs free of charge. We just ask that you register for the program(s) you wish to attend. We hope that you will join us!
For more information about New Thought Vermont, please visit our web-site: newthoughtvermont.com
The way of wholeness is love and service. – Nona Brooks
#1 — Daily Meditation with Peter Miller. Mondays to Fridays: 10:30 to 11:00 AM Eastern Time – It is free of charge.
Following a brief introduction and a few words, we will center with a few minutes of guided meditation followed by a period of silent meditation.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for “Daily Meditation” (please put Daily Meditation in the subject line of the e-mail) and receive a Zoom link for the online event. The link will work for all of the meditations this month.
#2 — Singing Meditation with Julane Deener. Mondays: 7:00 to 7:30 PM
Eastern Time. It is free of charge.
Singing Meditation is an interfaith practice that combines chants (selected from devotional songs of many faiths) interspersed with periods of silent meditation or contemplation, usually in approximately 3-minute spans. Chant has the ability to carry us deeply into a meditative state – as we progress through a series of chants, we ease into the meditative space more and more easily, experiencing the silence more and more profoundly. This 30-minute practice uses a ribbon of musical sound to gently lead us down a path to deep peace. Participants need not be ‘singers’ – just open to seeking tranquility. All are welcome.
Email email@example.com to register for “Singing Meditation” (please put Singing Meditation in the subject line of the e-mail) and receive a Zoom link for the online event. The link will work for all of the singing meditations this month.
#3 – Yoga: At Home with Pauline. Tuesdays (starting 4/14): 2:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern Time and also Fridays (starting 4/10): 9:00 to 10:00 AM
Eastern Time. It is free of charge.
People say, “I’m not good at Yoga, I’m inflexible, I have issues; (name a body part or two,) I can’t get up/down, I don’t have time (currently unacceptable,) it’s against my religion!”
Becoming a Yogi/Yogini requires some detective work. We practice looking for clues re: what feels good? We slow down to find the line between enough (freedom,) and too much (a moving violation,) listen for evidence of our breath, follow signs of stress and pain to the mat where we will regain wholeness. Being caretakers of our bodies opens us to living dividends which way surpass the time and energy invested. Self-care is an act of divinity.
These classes are for every body. You Be You. Take my email for your personal questions, concerns, hallelujahs. Modifications given. Feedback welcome. We will always move, stay, and rest. You will learn how to keep yourself in tip top shape. Join the healing adventure.
YOU WILL NEED: 1. a mat/big towel/smooth blanket/floor, 2. a blanket/afghan/shawl, 3. a hand towel/thick scarf, 4. a washcloth/eye pillow/pillow case/sleep mask.
FIND YOUR CALM CENTER: Connect with your breath and the earth to ground and replenish. Coax your circulation with serene movements, attract your mind to the present moment, and expand to your true volume when you rest.
TUNE-UP FOR YOUR LIFE TREK: Reboot the mind-body connection for head-to-toe wellness. Checklist of pleasant postures will lubricate joints, release muscle tension, and allow for a comfortable ride into renewing relaxation.
GROOM YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM: The thymus gland, generator of immunal protection, thrives on Yoga. Practice nourishing your body’s natural safeguards with smooth postures, visualizations, and sound vibrations. Then rest.
SPRING CLEANING: Time to flush out the body’s winter sluggishness. Revitalize organs with soft postures to care for the liver, kidneys, and spleen, the centers for fear, worry, anger, and grief. A very loving and deep relaxation.
TAME THE MIND AND FIND PEACE: There are eight limbs on the Yoga Tree of Life. Nourish yourself with appetizers from the physical/movement limb so you will be able to sit at the wellness table of the mindfulness/meditation limb. Easy exercises to take-out thoughts, feel satisfied, and restore.
FEELING GOOD TODAY! Start in first gear – breathing, centering, and warming up. Second gear, easy-does-it moving and opening to the light. Third gear – doing your Yoga dance. Park and let your spirit soar.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for “Yoga: At Home with Pauline. . . ” (please put Yoga: At Home with Pauline in the subject line of the e-mail) and receive a Zoom link for the online event. The link will work for all of the “Yoga: At Home with Pauline” sessions this month.
#4 – Restorative Yoga with Gail Mann. Wednesdays: 4:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern Time. It is free of charge.
Deeply relaxing restorative yoga has immediate effects on heart rate, blood pressure and brain activity through its emphasis on complete muscular relaxation and a quiet state of mind and body. Restorative yoga provides an opportunity to delve into meditations and explore the “subtle body” — the movement and flow of energy in our minds, our bodies and emotional being. Please have a bolster (or 2-3 throw pillows); 2-3 blankets; and 2 yoga blocks (or 3-4 hardcover books—the thicker the better).
Email email@example.com to register for “Restorative Yoga” (please put Restorative Yoga in the subject line of the e-mail) and receive a Zoom link for the online event. The link will work for all of the “Restorative Yoga” sessions this month.
#5 – Gentle Yoga with Gail Mann. Thursdays: 9:00 to 10:00 AM Eastern Time. It is free of charge.
Gentle yoga moves slowly and mindfully to help students find greater ease and a sense of relaxation and balance. If you’re experiencing stress or managing pain and chronic conditions like arthritis, this practice will move you gently through deep stretching and strengthening with breathing techniques and meditative sequences for renewing and restoring your body, spirit and resilience. Please have a bolster (or 2-3 throw pillows); 2-3 blankets; and 2 yoga blocks (or 3-4 hardcover books—the thicker the better).
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for “Gentle Yoga” (please put Gentle Yoga in the subject line of the e-mail) and receive a Zoom link for the online event. The link will work for all of the “Gentle Yoga” sessions this month.
#6 – Introduction to Balance, Stability and Home Safety with Brian Finch. Thursdays: 12:00 to 1:00 PM Eastern Time. It is free of charge.
In this critical time, Brian will discuss key concepts for maintaining your mobility and activity in this current world scene. This will include stability and postural restoration, how to navigate the home and outdoor environments and maintaining activity levels during this time. He will provide an overview followed by discussion.
Email email@example.com to register for “Balance, Stability and Home Safety” (please put Balance, Stability and Home Safety in the subject line of the e-mail) and receive a Zoom link for the online event. The link will work for all “Balance, Stability and Home Safety” sessions this month.
, DC. He was ordained as a Divine Science minister in 2007, subsequently completing a post-graduate Certificate of Advanced Study through the Graduate Theology and Pastoral Ministry Program at Saint Michael’s College, Vermont. He served as Board Secretary for the Divine Science Federation International and chaired two biennial conferences.
Peter continues his life-long love of music and the arts. He retired in 2016 as the orchestra director and fine arts supervisor for the Rutland (Vermont) Public Schools. Shortly thereafter, he initiated the Castleton University String Orchestra, and continues in that role in addition to teaching violin, viola and string education classes. He believes that through creative discovery, shared expression, and mindful connection, we can support each other in personal growth and evolving community. In addition to formalized meditation/mindfulness/consciousness practice, he enjoys finding the wonder of the present moment in each circumstance.