"The brain waves of meditators show why they're healthier. Neuroscientists have found that meditators shift their brain activity to different areas of the cortex—brain waves in the stress-prone right frontal cortex move to the calmer left frontal cortex. In other words, they were calmer and happier than before." - Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., of the University of Massachusetts Medical School
Join us for a 6 class course, once a month
on Saturdays from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
at 130 Kimpton Drive, Stittsville.
Get a new perspective on yourself and on life with the help of the ancient text of Patanjali. Fully relevant to our modern times, the sûtras offer a practical and deeply mystical guidance. The sûtras of Patanjali are timeless treasures.
Content: The mini-retreats will be composed of 30 minutes of meditation, Jürgen and I will talk about selected sûtras from Patanjali, and then we will split into smaller groups to discuss them using the transparent communication style. At the end we all meet to share insights.
The Yoga Sûtras, widely regarded as the authoritative text on yoga, are a collection of aphorisms, outlining the eight limbs of yoga, exploring practice, detachment, meditation and freedom.
These "threads" (as sûtra translates from Sanskrit) of wisdom offer guidelines for living a meaningful and purposeful life.
Learn more about the sutras and Patanjali, the sage who wrote them, and essential elements of yogic philosophy: effort, contemplation, meditation and non-attachment. The sûtras serve as a spiritual and practical road map for navigating almost every aspect of life with greater equanimity and clarity.
Cost: $20 per session: $120 + taxes = $135.60 - Please confirm your presence.
Dates: November 25, 2017; December 16, 2017, January 20th, 2018 February 17, 2018; March 17th 2018; April 21st, 2018.
Recording: The guided meditations, based on meditation techniques of the sûtras, will be recorded and mailed to you on the next day.
Pre-requisite: An open heart and mind.
Group Meditation Classes:
Dates: There are currently no group meditation classes offered. But we do offer private classes, for more details contact us at (613) 836-2355.
Group Classes: In our group classes we explore various meditation techniques and inspiring texts on meditation. During the classes we meditate for approximately 20 minutes, then we explore selected philosophical texts and their wonderful, practical and profound meanings. This meditation class will teach you various basic traditionnal meditation techniques, including Mindfulness meditation, Stabilizing meditation techniques while exploring the philosophy of meditation and grounding meditation techniques. This class is offered in a friendly environment, giving you the opportunity to learn amongst the greatest stress management tools, as well as means to focus your mind and live with greater awareness. This session will provide you with an non-dogmatic overview of all great philosophical traditions and enable you to directly experience their benefits.
LOCATION: 69 Burland street (Britannia), Ottawa K2B 6J9
We do offer private classes or classes for small groups in the government, corporate or private sectors. For more information contact us
* Gift Certificate available.
For more information call (613) 836-2355
Also: Private classes available.
Just a few of the many comments from the people taking our meditation class:
"Our Tuesday meditation classes are often the highlight of my week. Those ninety minutes of doing the breathing exercises, meditating together and participating in a time of teaching and discussion are like oxygen to me. They nurture my spirit." B.S.
I now see meditation as something I do for myself. It is a gift I give to myself. Thank you for facilitating and leading our class every week. Thank you for the freedom you give us to experience whatever we experience with no rules or expectations." J.M.
"Regular meditation has dramatically improved the quality of my life. I enjoy every day more. I feel less affected by stress, and worry much less. I used to have difficulty sleeping quite often, but that rarely happens now. I feel more rested with fewer hours of sleep, and have more energy throughout the day. I very much enjoy Lynne and Jürgen's teaching style." B.M.
"Meditation with Lynne is helping me cope with stress and to ground me. As a single mom with two teenagers, a young adult and a full time job, life is very busy. I find that since I have started meditating I see situations with more perspective and clarity." B.G., Health Canada
"Thank you for another awesome meditation class tonight. I sure left feeling calm, peaceful and strong." A.K., Statistic Canada
"As you have said all along, meditating every day makes a BIG difference. I go deeper sooner and am able to be more present during the rest of the day. In fact, on Wednesday I had a wonderful day with my Mom (meaning I didn't get stressed out at all). For some reason I can't get myself together in the morning to do the meditation then, but evenings seem to work so I'm going with that for the time being. Also, it's nice to do it just before going to bed as it calms me down, puts me in a serene mood and makes me sleep well." A. L.
"The difference between a good week and a not so good week is based on whether I meditated that week. Meditation has provided me with the greatest stress management tool." B. M.
"I love the philosophy expressed in the classes, the variety, and it's many angles, allowing for a more practical understanding of mind, emotions, anxiety and focus. I love the relaxed and warm environment, your teaching style which is inspiring and practical." J. C.
Do you want to learn how to meditate but don't know where to start?
Join author, teachers, and much-loved workshop presenters Lynne Cardinal and Jürgen Portz for an in-depth discussion on meditation. Techniques used will include breathing exercises, interactive talks, and guided meditations. Joining our weekly group sessions will help you develop regularity in your practice.
Meditation is a simple but life-altering skill that can help you to relax, enhance self-awareness, and develop your potential. Learn how to use meditation to gain perspective and peacefulness in your life. Hand-outs are included. All levels welcome.
Meditation offers the following well-documented benefits:
· Slows the aging process
· Relaxes your nervous system
· Enhances strength, energy, and vigour
· Leads to deep relaxation
· Reduces emotional distress
Learning easy but effective meditation techniques, you're guaranteed to leave the classes feeling uplifted, inspired, and eager to incorporate these wonderful techniques into your daily life!
OTTAWA WEST PRACTISE GROUP AND TRIADS:
Join us for a free monthly practice group based on Transparent Communication Techniques and Triads.
* Note that you need to have one of the prerequesite listed below to attend.
When: Once a month, on the second Saturday of each month from 2 to 4 pm.
Next meeting: Meetings are on-going, contact us for the date of the next meeting and to register.
Where: 69 Burland street, Ottawa, Ontario K2B 6J9
Content: Short Meditation / Triad work / Group sharing
Prerequesite: - Have taken Lynne and Jürgen's meditation classes, private meditation sessions or workshops.
- Attended a full workshop (not just an evening talk) with Thomas Hübl, or
- Taken an online course with Thomas Hübl, or
- Purchased and listened to Thomas Hübl's The Power of We audio program from
Sounds True also available at Singing Pebble book store in Ottawa.
Facilitated by Lynne Cardinal and Jürgen Portz.