“Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better.
It’s about befriending who we are already.” - Pema Chödrön
Meditation has been an essential part of my spiritual journey for over 15 years. When I sit quietly in meditation each morning, focused simply on breathing in & breathing out, I come home to my true self. I remember my path & my purpose. I reconnect to the sacred source of all being. I couldn’t imagine my life without this practice.
Since 2012, I've taught meditation to youth & adults to reduce stress, find clarity, and discover an authentic spiritual connection. In my work as a life coach, I have a deep passion for sharing the benefits of meditation with all of my clients. Each of my 1-on-1 life coaching sessions and Soul Circle group coaching sessions begins with a guided meditation to help participants ground & center themselves for the inner work ahead.
Below you can learn more about my meditation offerings, including an online meditation group I host on Monday nights and free guided meditations.
Monday Meditation is a weekly online meditation group I've been leading since June 2020. Every Monday night from 7-8 pm (EST) on Zoom, I host this mindful gathering that incorporates guided meditation, community sharing, and reflective journaling. Monday Meditation is open to both beginner & more experienced meditation practitioners and is an excellent way to connect with others walking a mindful path.
The cost for attending Monday Mediation is $10. Sign up for the next Monday gathering by clicking the link below.
Here is an overview of the 1 hour structure of each Monday Mediation gathering:
We begin each Monday Meditation with a brief opening meditation to help participants ground & center themselves (usually lasting 3-5 minutes).
Then we move into a community check-in where each participant has 1-2 minutes to share how they are showing up that evening, what emotions are present for them, or major events from the day. I usually present a unique check-in prompt at each gathering to keep this process fresh each week.
Following the group check-in, I offer a short talk that presents the guiding theme for the evening's meditation. In many meditation spaces, this would be referred to as a "dharma talk," where the teacher offers insights about the philosophy & practice of meditation. These dharma talks usually last 5-10 minutes.
We then settle in for the main guided meditation of the night, usually lasting around 20-25 minutes. I guide participants through these meditations centered around a particular theme, offering suggestions & tips along the way, while also incorporating a short period of silent meditation towards the end of the experience. This provides a good balance for both beginner & experienced meditation practitioners.
After the meditation, I invite participants to pick up pen & paper for a short period of written reflection. I usually offer up a journaling prompt to guide this period of reflection, but participants are also welcome to write down whatever insights & experiences that came up for them during the meditation.
Finally, we close the night with a final check-out, where participants have a space to share any reflections or insights that emerged for them from the meditation. This is also a space to set intentions or goals for the week ahead, perhaps around self-care, mindful living, and committing to your own meditation practice.