DO YOU WANT TO:
BREAK DESTRUCTIVE HABITS?
LIVE LIFE MORE FULLY?
COME LEARN MINDFULNESS PRACTICES THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE.
I am a long-time practitioner of insight meditation. I came to it the way so many do.... stress was overwhelming me. At the time, I had a "big" job, two small children and more pressure than I felt I could handle.
I tried the usual methods of solving for this.... denial (it's not so bad), drinking (yes it is!), losing my temper (it really is!) and other daily, small habits. It all added up to an unhealthy and not very happy existence.
Some days everything went smoothly. Most days, some thing any thing might go "wrong" (forgotten permission slip, wrong snacks in the lunch box, double booked for two important meetings, budget due in 2 days, etc).
I felt like the guy in the circus spinning plates. One wrong move and it would all come crashing down.
Truth is... something is always bound to go awry. Try as we might to make a perfect life, things happen. Every. Single. Day
What I learned and I teach others is that there is a method we can ALL practice that brings more peace to our days.
Today I still have a "big" job and I've found a way to balance and enjoy life.
I discovered Insight Meditation.
What Is Insight Meditation?
"Paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally."
- Jon Kabat-Zinn
Insight Meditation (also known as Vipassana Meditation) has been practiced for more than 2500 years as part of various wisdom traditions throughout the world.
Since the late 1970's a series of research studies has shown that the positive effect of a steady, regular mindfulness practice can:
Alleviate addictive patterns
I am a qualified MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) teacher. MBSR is the "gold standard" of secular mindfulness practice started in the late 70's by Jon Kabat-Zinn and based at The University of Massachusetts Medical School.
“Eliza was my first introduction to Mindfulness Meditation. She was a great teacher, she brought diversity to the material (extra readings and poetry, scientific studies etc.) and also a practical approach to integrating this into my life. She is a kind teacher, who is very easy to talk to, understanding, and truly embodies the mindfulness path. She is knowledgeable about the meditation journey and helps people implement a practice for themselves in a short time. She breaks the material down in easy to process small chunks. Eliza will empower you to achieve the change that you want in your life by using Mindful Meditation.”
- Sahadeo R.
I had been studying and practicing meditation for about five years when I stumbled upon a mindfulness/meditation class series offered by Eliza Wing (soarmindfulness.com). While I have participated in group meditation before, Eliza brought a new dimension to my practice by upending a comfortable routine I had developed.
Just as an excellent personal trainer doesn't allow you to get complacent in the gym, Eliza helped me break old routines to find a different connection to the present.
The time I spent studying with Eliza was worthwhile, so much so, I plan on working with her more.
Eliza demystified what it means to practice mindfullness and made it accessible for our team.
- Diana Fusco, Regional Vice President Spectrum
I vowed to quit smoking and I am happy to say that I did. The stress hasn’t quit but I have replaced the smoking with yoga and Mindfulness.
My long-time career as a leader in business guides my workshops in corporate settings.
Emphasis is placed on:
Living mindfully in a business environment
Incorporating mindfulness into living "in the world"
Strengthening performance and leadership through mindfulness
Workshops from 1.5 hours to 1/2 day and full-day retreats can be tailored for your groups.
I am currently starting up a series of Mindfulness Classes beginning April 9th. The classes will be located at River Colors Studio in Rocky River. Classes run for 6 weeks, Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
You can register for class by clicking on the sign up button below. The link will take you to River Colors Studio’s website where you can register.
In my class series you learn various mindfulness practices that you can apply to your life
You will learn:
What mindfulness is and what it isn't
How to establish a daily practice
Various mindfulness practices (both formal and informal)
The scientific research on proven benefits of mindfulness
Class is a combination of experiential learning, active practice, discussion and teaching.