Introduction to Meditation
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Introduction to Meditation
Join Jan, a Kripalu certified yoga and meditation instructor, as she covers the benefits of meditation, breathing techniques, guided meditations, mindfulness meditations, meditation on breath, and mantra/affirmation.
This class will be offered online via Zoom. The link to register on Zoom will be emailed to you after signup through our website!
Course fee - $15.00
Jan's introduction to Yoga began in 1986 when she participated in a three week program called "Health For Life" at Kripalu Yoga Center located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. After surviving a life changing burn injury in 1983, she went through a lot of rehabilitation, many surgeries, and experienced a wide range of emotions. Jan believes Yoga saved her life and taught her many things: that true beauty does come from within, that yoga was her pathway to self-love, and the miracle to her physical healing. Jan stayed at Kripalu and assisted with the program that changed her life. She also received her Kripalu Bodywork training in 1988 and Kripalu Yoga Teachers Training in 1995. Since then, Jan has taught yoga at multiple locations in Kansas City, and taught yoga and meditation through Longview Community Education for 15 years. In 2016 she completed the Yogafit Warriors Training including Yogafit for Healing Physical and Emotional Trauma, Restorative Therapeutics, and Mood Balancing. Jan is also trained to teach Chair Yoga and Kids Yoga and Storytelling. Jan has received additional Yoga training with Max Strom, Sadie Nardini, Gabriel Azoulay and may others at Kripalu Yoga Center. She has participated in many transformational training programs with Michael Bernard Beckwith, Panache Desai, Byron Katie, Judy Orloff, and Jarrad Hewett. Jan believes in diversity and is grateful to all of her teachers. Jan is very committed to her own personal growth and is dedicated to helping others awaken to a greater self-love through yoga and meditation. Jan believes connection to our breath is one of the most important tools to our yoga practice. Mediation has been a key component in helping Jan navigate through life with greater ease and grace. She believes finding stillness, feeling serenity, and allowing spaciousness to grow within, has helped her develop a deeper connection to her body, mind, and spirit. Jan and her husband Tim have been residents in Lee's Summit for over 20 years. They believe God divinely orchestrated their meeting in 1993. They are members of Lee's Summit Christian Church certified PADI scuba divers, love traveling and Kayaking at Longview Lake.