Great ideas that everyone will love for the winter season
Saturday December 14 (with optional sleep-over Friday, December 13)
Craving Silence? Join me for my second annual day-long silent meditation retreat at the beautiful, tranquil Fox Haven Farm in Frederick, Md.
Take a break for the holiday season and connect with the true meaning of our winter days. This is a season to naturally go deep within, to connect with your self and silently create visions and wishes for the new year to come. Simple vegetarian meals will be offered, and enjoyed in silence. No need to make small talk or connect with others. This day is about YOU.
No experience is necessary but it's a good idea to have some knowledge of meditation practice - it would be beneficial to join my Tuesday group (6 pm every Tuesday at 2050 Rockrose Ave, Hampden) to learn more about my style of meditation. During this day of meditation we will practice pranayama (breath work), seated, walking, eating and chakra meditation.
This retreat filled up last year in just a few weeks so please contact me early to save your space.
Cost: Saturday only (9 am - 5 pm, includes vegetarian lunch and a snack): $200; with Friday sleep-over (includes a light dinner and breakfast, not in silence): $285
You can register by sending a payment to email@example.com via PayPal, using the "send friends money" option, or call me at 410-979-2096, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send a check to 20 Clarks Lane, Reisterstown, Md 21136. Venmo to susan.weis.bohlen or click here: https://venmo.com/code?user_id=2583648339492864911
This Weekend Retreat takes an investigative approach to identifying the characteristics of each element and outlines practical ways to enhance or minimize the effect of those qualities in our daily practice on and off the mat. We will explore food, cravings, physical and emotional desires and learn ways to work with our mind and body in a loving, kind way. Through guided meditation, body work and silent meals we will get in touch with our core being - our essence - and find the path to healing and rejuvenation.
Vegetarian cooking with innovation based on Ayurvedic principles - come learn some new ideas in Susan’s Kitchen for your kitchen!
In Ayurveda we say that the digestive system slows down in the heat of summer. We generally feel less hungry but crave sweet, juicy foods to satisfy us. Learn how to use fruits and vegetables, along with herbs and spices to complement the season. Ayurveda is a science of opposites so in hot, sticky summer we look to eat and do activities that help us to cool down, stay hydrated and feel satisfied.
In today’s class we will make summer recipes using ingredients to pacify excess heat - such as cucumbers, lime, coconut, pineapple, melon, cilantro, parsley, fennel and more. This class is great for the whole family (ages 10 and up). Sign up soon as the classes fill up fast. Email me at email@example.com or call or text 410-979-2096. Payments can be made through Venmo or Paypal (to firstname.lastname@example.org, using the “send friends money” option on paypal.
The benefits of meditation are vast. A regular practice can help you increase focus and concentration, sleep better, feel more alert, create healthier relationships, lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety, stress and depression, and find a deeper sense of happiness and well-being. Join certified Ayurvedic practitioner and meditation teacher Susan Weis-Bohlen to learn the art of meditation and begin to experience the incredible benefits yourself. Anyone can meditate. You don’t need to clear your mind of thoughts, you just need the techniques to work with your thoughts to effortlessly enter deeper states of consciousness, where true stillness and healing can be found.
Susan has been meditating since 1992 began leading classes in 2008. Her lighthearted, easy-going groups are attended by all levels of meditators. Drawing on her years of practice and study, Susan teaches from many traditions, including Vedic (Indian), Vipasana (Insight), Mindfulness, Buddhist and Jewish.
EVERY TUESDAY in Hampden, 6 – 7:15 pm | 2050 Rockrose Ave., Woodberry/Baltimore. (Enter via doorway at the top of the green stairs (with a blue handrail that has Itineris and The Pointe. Park in the front lot. This is around the corner from FOX 45 and down the street from WBAL-TV)
Cost: $10 donation suggested. Wear comfortable clothing. Chairs and meditation cushions provided, but please bring a cushion if you have one. If you can breathe, you can meditate!