TEWKSBURY, MA -- The Tewksbury Public Library has organized a 6-week series of outdoor meditation classes with local yoga instructor Chris Connolly, RN, BSN, owner of “Living My Dream Yoga.”
Classes will take place from 10am to 11am over six consecutive Fridays -- May 6, May 13, May 20, May 27, June 3 and June 10 -- on the library's back lawn.
This class is designed for both those who are new to meditation and regular practitioners.
Participants will practice a different types of meditation, including: (1) Metta (loving kindness) Meditation, (2) Sound Meditation; (3) Autogenic Relaxation Meditation; (4) iRest Yoga Nidra; and (5) Mudra (hand gestures) Meditation.
Classes will begin with 15-20 minutes of centering and breathing practice, leading into some gentle stretching/yoga to prepare the body and mind for meditation. After the meditation, there will an integration process to allow participants to return to their daily life.
Connolly, a retired 43-year registered nurse, is a certified 500-hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Level 1 iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher, and Reiki II Practitioner.
While chairs will be available, registrants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat, beach towel, blanket or cushion to sit/lay on.
Registration is required. To register, sign up via the library’s online calendar of events at www.tewksburypl.org, or contact librarian Robert Hayes at 978-640-4490 x 205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This series is sponsored by the Front Line Initiative in recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Month.