Events at the Yoga Gallery of Healing Arts in Winston Salem
Lynn's new DVD
"More Gentle Yoga for People Living With Cancer & Other Chronic Illness" is ready for prime-time
Videography by Steve Coffey
Music by Bill Smith and Richard "Sangeet" Downs
Starring Kirtan Coan, Jacob Felder, Lynn & Erin Blakley
In the bleak winter of 1998-99, Lynn was diagnosed with and treated for stage-4 ovarian cancer. It was during that time that she deepened her lifelong practice of yoga and experienced - during a yoga practice - a spontaneous remission.
After a full recovery, Lynn went to the Asheville Yoga Center for basic yoga teacher training, and opened the Arts of Yoga on Brookstown Road and then on Marshall Street. In 2008, she joined Judi Maloy at the Yoga Gallery.
Chance encounters with Dr. Richard McQuellon in 2002 and Dr. Suzanne Danhauer in 2004 led her to begin teaching yoga for cancer patients in studies at Wake Forest University Baptist Health as well as ongoing classes for cancer patients there. Subsequent studies with Dr. Danhauer and Lynn's first DVD followed (helped along by Dr. Brigitte Miller), and more studies with Dr. Stephanie Sohl (now at Vanderbilt U.) followed that.
This DVD includes more reclining poses for those confined to bed and some standing poses, but most of the class is done in chairs. Gentle movement, intentional breathing and focusing on how that feels cuts through the stress response and triggers the relaxation response - key to health and healing.
A thousand thank-you's to Doctors McQuellon, Danhauer, Sohl and Miller, and to videographer Steven Coffey, musicians Bill Smith and Richard "Sangeet" Downs, friends and brother who acted as students: Kirtan Coan, Jacob Felder and Erin Blackley; and husband David Rodwell who interviews Lynn at the end of the DVD.
We dedicate this DVD to the service of all who have chronic illness, in the sincere hope that you may be peaceful, happy and free from suffering.
For info, call (336) 655-7047 or EMAIL Lynn
The DVD is available on Amazon for $23.95 + shipping or at the studio during Gallery Hop for $20.
Gallery Hop, 7:30 - 8 p.m.
inside with Lynn
Gallery Hop, 7-9 pm
Join artist, Nancy David in front of the Yoga Gallery of Healing Arts at 534 N. Liberty Street to participate in creating a community sand mandala focusing on "Peace on Earth".
Participants will be invited to add their personal symbols to the mandala as everyone reflects on how each of us can integrate peace into our lives.
The mandala creation will begin at 7:00 with a dismantling ceremony upon completion. During this ceremony the sand will be swept to the center as we reflect on how we can live more peacefully.
All ages are welcome. This is a wonderful family event.
Questions? Contact Judi Maloy 336-725-4119
Gallery Hop, 7-9 pm
Premiere of music by Bill Smith's experimental group Random Faktor 2, with his friend and multi-instrumentalist Glenn Fin
Sept 10 - Oct 15
Six-Week Series Early Bird $119
After 9/1 $139
Meditation is not a discipline that we put upon ourselves. It's a favor, a treat that we learn to do for ourselves.
Reduce stress and live a happier, healthier, more peaceful life. Learn what meditation is, how it works, and how to make it work for you. Jacob Felder, accomplished meditator and teacher, introduces and guides individuals and groups easily to the practice of meditation (both, the lighter states and the deeper states) as well as stress reduction and relaxation. The benefits of meditation are numerous, well known, and scientifically confirmed.
Clears the mind…
Lowers blood pressure…
For more information contact Jacob at 336-407-8602 or EMAIL JACOB
The Technique for Inner Peace & Well Being Everyone Can Practice
Sept. 12-15 - (5) Sessions
The One Thing That Can Change Everything
Why SKy Meditation?
Millions have learned SKy; (short for "Sudarshan Kriya"), and report a powerful experience of rejuvenation and deep meditation from the very first practice. SKyMeditation uses your breath in a unique way unlike any other practice. With SKy the mind automatically, and effortlessly, slips into deep meditation without having to think, wait or observe. SKy is offered by the nonprofit International Association for Human Values founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
The greatest benefits from meditation come when the mind settles deeply, transcending thoughts, yet this only happens when no mental effort is applied. The mind tends to be busy, usually focusing on the past or future. You can't directly control your mind and tell it to stop thinking, you need another way.
SKy Meditation does not use any mental effort, mental technique, concentration or watching of the breath. You don't need to make breathing an effort. Sky is effective for everyone. It is a perfect technique for both beginners and advanced meditators because it is powerful on its own and will also enhance any meditation technique that follows the SKy practice.
Free Follow-up and Support
- The course includes programs to expand your understanding, deepen your experience, and ensure that you gain the most from your practice.
- Guided, extended group practice sessions weekly.
- Advanced knowledge series that provide deeper wisdom to enhance your life and your practice.
- Special events and speakers, guided group meditations and celebrations.
- Opportunity to learn advanced techniques of meditation to extend and enhance your daily practice.
- Weekend silence retreats to spend a few days going deeper into practices and speed your development.
Instructors: Aditi Dave M.D. & Jim Larsen M.Ed.
Aditi is a physician at WF Baptist Hospital and Jim has been teaching meditation since 1975.
Sept 20 7:00 pm
Shantaya offers the World a gift of healing through sacred mantras. Her elegant and expansive music played on piano or harmonium, gracefully blended with dynamic vocals and a devotional heart provide a supportive wave of peace and transformation.
Kirtans are meditative Bhakti Yoga celebrations where everybody can sing, breathe and heal together.
Welcome Change - Energize, Restore and Promote Balance
with Judi Maloy and Lynn Felder
Oct. 3-5, 2015
In the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 4,000 feet above the world, rests a fairytale retreat that spans more than 381 green acres of pure Heaven - The Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone.
We invite you to join Judi and Lynn for a lovely early fall retreat with the focus on Welcoming Change while the mornings are crisp, the leaves are showing their colors and our bodies are beginning to embrace the change of seasons.
Read More about this heart-opening retreat center
Retreat Center offers optional classes, meditations and kirtans.
Nature walking trail and access to ground.
Guided Hiking available at additional cost.
Spa treatments available at additional cost.
Accommodations for 2 nights tax included:
Bundled Rate Per Person (2) Nights
Hotel room single $475
Hotel room double $350 ($700 a couple)
Retreat room single $375
Retreat room double per person $300
Retreat room triple per person $275
For more information contact Judi Maloy (336) 725-4119
or REGISTER NOW
If you cancel your workshop attendance at least 7 days prior to the workshop, you will receive a full refund minus a 20% administration fee. Cancellations made less that 7 days from event will not be issued a refund, unless your space is filled by another. If that occurs, you will also receive a full refund minus a 20% administration fee. No refunds are available for no-shows. Refunds are given by check and may take up to two weeks.