Every Tuesday evening, Tanya guides in a vipassana/ mindfulness style meditation. Vipassana is a simple technique of noticing the breath to remain present while at the same time clearly aware of what else is happening in the moment. Meditation incorporates breathing techniques (pranayama) at the beginning of the practice. This sitting meditation is 30 minutes long with time for discussions, teaching, and questions at the end. There are a number of seating options available. Come as you are.
Every Tuesday Evening 7:30-8:15 pm.
Great for beginners to experienced meditators.
The way we normally pay attention is by listening to what the mind has to say about our experience. This inner voice is constantly analyzing, judging, comparing, and narrating our experience. When we walk mindfully we don’t use the mind to experience what is happening, we use the other 5 senses instead. Here we aren’t walking and thinking, but rather walking and noticing. We capture a broader sense of what is happening by paying attention to sounds, smells, sights, sensations and taste and without the mental commentary. Mindful walking brings the body, heart and mind into alignment with nature. This walk is a transformative experience and will leave a lasting impression long after the walk is over. This meditation walk is guided to keep attention tethered to the present moment. Tanya introduces you to the Now, and for the first time perhaps, you will know what its like to be fully present and fully alive.
Cost: $ 35.00/ walk
Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes… including you. - Anne Lamott
Want to support the mental well-being of your co-workers? Mindfulness meditation has been proven to increase focus and productivity, build stronger social connections, boost the immune system thereby reducing sick time, and simply makes us feel happier. Offered as a 4 week mindfulness course, and includes recordings and materials. Customized to fit your needs and schedule.
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Tanya, whom I’ve known for years is amazing. The morning meditations are both energizing and calming. She has a tremendous breath of knowledge and really prepares for the sessions. I enjoy them and find the ZOOM on-line meditation venue a great way to experience calm and camaraderie with the other participants. Her voice is a gift to us all and I try to attend whenever I can. She brings 'mindfulness' to every meditation and talk; I always feel better and my head is cleared afterwards. For both experienced meditators and the novice, she has it all!
Tanya’s teaching of mindfulness practice has been a wonderful experience for students in our Grade 6 classroom. Not only have they been exposed to breathing and meditative strategies that have helped them focus on existence in the moment, but they have learned to practice mindful thinking, dialoguing, emotional connection with each other, and mindful movements. Our weekly visits were eagerly anticipated, and overall they provided a grounding and calming effect for our classroom.
Thank you so much Tanya for volunteering your time to teach the grade 3s (and myself) about the ways to be mindful. You taught us ways to incorporate mindfulness into our daily routine. Through your teachings, myself and the students have learned quick and efficient way to be mindful. Making time for a few minutes of mindfulness in the class, is a quick way to get the class refreshed and ready for learning during a busy day. I will be implementing what I’ve learned throughout my teaching career, and the students will as well.
Since beginning Mindfulness with Tanya, I feel I have become more tolerant towards the students I teach, and more attentive towards the needs of my colleagues. The techniques Tanya uses in her mindfulness sessions, have been very useful when dealing with stressful situations in the classroom. Taking a few seconds to relax, breathe, and focus, allows me to resolve a negative situation calmly and peacefully, rather than allowing it to escalate and effect the classroom climate to a greater extent.
A friend of mine introduced me to Tanya and her wonderful guided group meditation sessions almost 2 years ago and I have been gratefully going ever since. Tanya’s energy surrounds you with love, direction and dedication on the spiritual journey for which we all hunger on this earthly path. Tanya looks for meaning in a very deep and profound way and is overflowing with the desire to share all that she has learned and discovered on her own path. Personally, I find it very stimulating to spend time in a small group with like-minded people and each session is a gift that last much longer than a Pedicure! You won’t be disappointed!
I give Tanya the highest recommendation possible. She has been my guide and gateway into the life-changing practice of mindfulness. As a psychiatrist, I have seen firsthand the incredible value of mindfulness in reducing anxiety, depression, and in teaching people to focus on the present moment. In my own personal life, Tanya’s guided mindfulness practices have been a vital component of my own coping, healing, and re-centering as I have been moving through some very challenging times. It is with my deepest respect and appreciation that I would recommend Tanya to anyone who is looking to refocus and thrive in their life.