This course offers a practical path to the mystical. This is an approach to meditation that will lead you naturally to the realization that meditation is not just a mental practice, but rather a deeply embodied one.
We will discover that while it seems like meditation is something we do with our mind, that is only just the beginning of what meditation offers. We need the whole body to meditate fully.
Judith Hanson Lasater and daughter Lizzie Lasater have found that this approach allows the “meditative state” to become something we experience more easily and spontaneously.
This approach to meditation will leave sacred echoes in your consciousness, echoes that will gradually begin to be sweetly felt in your practice and in your daily life.
In the last few years, it has become widely known that the regular practice of meditation has been proven to have powerful and healthful effects.
We also believe that it is an absolutely vital tool for living well in our overwhelming times, a tool which we can no longer afford to ignore.
This self-paced four-week online course offers a framework for shaping your meditation practice. Once you enroll you'll gain instant access to all of the material.
Each week contains the recording of a 90-minute webinar as well as lecture and asana videos, guided audio meditations, reading assignments, and mantra for daily living.
Week 1 focuses on finding physical comfort in meditation which infuses your practice with a grounded feeling of embodied relaxation.
Week 2 dives into gratitude which can transform your experience of meditation into a place to connect with spirit and harmonize the joy and sadness that live inside. Without this, meditation remains just another obligation on your long todo list.
Week 3 spirals down into the sacred pelvis. When you pay attention to what you are feeling in your belly, you are listening to the wisdom of the body. This leads to more clarity in life decisions, and the easy discipline to sustain a daily meditation practice.
Week 4 integrates the breath as a “mantra” to use during your practice and throughout the day. Learning this awakens your natural receptive state and innate ability to rest in every moment.
Thank you Judith and Lizzie for this delightful training! You both are a joy to learn from:). Grateful to find simplicity and kindness in my breath.
Thank you Judith and Lizzie for this delightful training! You both are a joy to learn from:). Grateful to find simplicity and kindness in my breath.Read Less
Thank you for this wonderful course. I have already started to integrate what I have learned into my own practice and also in my teaching. Best regards from ...Read More
Thank you for this wonderful course. I have already started to integrate what I have learned into my own practice and also in my teaching. Best regards from Switzerland.Read Less
One of the most important things a yoga teacher ever said to me was, "Pay attention to the sensation of your breath." That teacher was Judith, at a workshop...Read More
One of the most important things a yoga teacher ever said to me was, "Pay attention to the sensation of your breath." That teacher was Judith, at a workshop in Yellow Springs, OH. That was the moment that Pranayama came alive for me, in my body, as something to feel rather than to think about. This course helped me to connect even more deeply to the rich and always amazing practice of yoga. Thank you.Read Less
As always with Judith, this journey was delicious, sweet and powerful! Thanks
As always with Judith, this journey was delicious, sweet and powerful! ThanksRead Less
As a yoga instructor I learned extremely wonderful, new and useful information for my students and me and my practice.
As a yoga instructor I learned extremely wonderful, new and useful information for my students and me and my practice.Read Less
When does my course access expire?
One year. Relax and take your time - that's the advantage of digital learning - you have unlimited access to all of the on-demand video and audio material plus webinar recordings for one full year.
How long does it take to complete the course?
It depends. Some students will follow along live completing the course in 4 weeks. Others move more slowly, giving themselves time to integrate the learning into their bodies. In total you can expect to devote about 20 hours to the course material.
Can I receive Yoga Alliance credit?
Yes. At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion for 20 non-contact hours. After that, you can submit for continuing education credit from Yoga Alliance in the United States. If you live outside the USA, please ask your equivalent organization if they accept digital training as non-contact hours.
I'm not a yoga teacher and I don't know much about meditation; is this course for me?
Yes! The course begins with fundamentals then moves into deeper material, which will dramatically impact your yoga practice and/or teaching.
Do I need to purchase any additional materials?
We recommend you have the following: Judith's book "Living Your Yoga" (paper or digital), plus 1 sticky mat, 1 bolster, 1 eye cover, 2 blocks, and 5 blankets.
What if I'm not good with computers? Or on Facebook?
No worries, this course was designed to be as easy to navigate as possible. We'll answer content questions during the live webinars. And we're always here to help with technical questions via email. There is an optional private Facebook group for this course.