Many people wish for a spiritual life and community, yet feel uncomfortable adopting a belief system. Mindfulness meditation is a wonderful antidote that connects us more deeply to our selves and world. It helps us to relax, open up to the present, gain insight and reduce our suffering. It can be a powerful aide in birthing and parenting.
If you fear that your mind is too busy for meditation, fear not! This is a class for real human beings, like you. This Free Intro is an opportunity to meet folks, get oriented to the class format, ask questions, and get a taste of practice. You are encouraged to bring any partners or friends along. All levels of meditation experience are welcome.
Please reserve your spot by calling or texting Wren 760-587-8323 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early. You are welcome to bring your own meditation cushion or bench.
Facilitated by Wren Polansky
In 1994, at age fifteen, Wren was introduced to yoga and meditation. Her formal education includes graduate studies in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University, and an MA in Psychotherapy. She’s lived at both a Buddhist retreat center and a rural yoga center. She has sat a month-long silent retreat in addition to many other extended residential retreats. Her teachers include Reggie Ray, Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh, and former prisoner Sensei Fleet Maull, who led a street retreat that required meditating and sleeping on the streets of Denver, CO. She continues her training with her original vipassana teacher, Shinzen Young, and currently works as an artist/illustrator and yoga/meditation facilitator. She is a mother of two young children.