In this beginner course at Delta Groove Yoga, Anand Parikshak brings together the art and spirit of meditation to give new practitioners a solid grasp on where and how to start a lifelong practice. Whether your purpose is to learn a basic routine to help you feel more clear, relaxed, and balanced or you wish to prepare for deeper, intensive meditation practice, this program is for you.
During the course, you will be instructed on the postures of meditation, taught supportive chi kung practices, and guided through foundational meditation exercises. You'll also learn how to work through destructive emotions and prepare for deeper, more balanced emotional cultivation. You can use these tools to begin your own enjoyable, self-sustaining contemplative meditation practice.
HIGHLIGHTS OF SKILLS TAUGHT:
- Body as the Vehicle for Meditation
- Connecting through the Chong Mai (Central Channel)
- Three Dan Tiens and Three Treasures
- Chi Kung Warmups for Sitting
- Awakening the Soul Chi Kung
- Embracing the Tree Chi Kung
- Quiescence Meditation Series
- Setting the Intention
*Spots are limited
**Training fee covers one pre-consultation by Skype or in person, 2hr public workshop on Thursday 2/16, all training sessions Friday through Monday (12 hours), and one private follow-up session via phone or Skype.
Thursday Evening - One Two hour public class, Friday evening - One 2 hour session, Saturday - Two 2 hour sessions, Sunday - Two 2 hour sessions, and Monday evening review - One 2 hour session.
$325 pre-registered by February 10th / $350 February 11th or later
Anand Parikshak is a poet, activist, meditation teacher, and martial artist. As an Indian-American, Anand was first taught meditation and posture from his father- the son of a yogi and Vedanta educator. Inspired by a connection to nature, Anand took a personal interest in meditation during his teens. Since then, he has trained with many notable meditation instructors including Dr. B. Bayard, Master Junfeng Li, Master Mantak Chia, Dr. B Alan Wallace, Zen Roshi Jan Chozen Bays, and H. H. Satya Sai Maa. Anand takes his greatest inspiration and teaching lineage from his mentor, Dr. B. Bayard, with whom he has trained in Taoist meditation, Chi Kung, and Tai Chi Chu'an intensively since 2007.
Anand is skilled in the forms of Yang Family Tai Chi Chu’an, Tai Chi Sheng Gong, Tai Chi Chi Gong, Wuji Yuan Gong, Iron Shirt Chi Gong, and Empty Standing Chi Gong. He is approved to teach in the system of his mentor and holds meditation teaching certifications from the Universal Healing Tao (500 hr) and the Cultivating Emotional Balance Project (180 hr).