Category Archives: Meditation

Making Meditation Happen

I made myself sit today. It wasn’t an option. I was going to sit there whether I liked it or not. It’s not always like this. But, the last couple of days have taken all the skill developed over years of meditation practice to make it happen. If you want to develop a daily meditation

Introduction to Meditation 4 Week Series

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm October 9 – 30, 2018 alleyCat Yoga Center, Columbia, MO Meditation is a timeless practice with a wide spectrum of benefits. Put simply, meditation is a practice in which we train our minds to maintain a steady focus in order to strengthen our attention, deepen our awareness, and cultivate happiness, well-being, and

Yoga and Meditation Retreat: Mindfulness In Action

Saturday, October 6, 9 am -4:00 pm Daylong Retreat at Unity Center, 1600 West Broadway, Columbia, MO “Know yourself so well that you will grow into your wholeness and greatness.” Catharine Larsen “I have always been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to

Celebrate Life: A Kripalu Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat

There is no better time to go to Costa Rica than February and there is no better reason to go than to experience your best self emerge from the spiritual practices of yoga and mindfulness. This year will be my fifth year of retreating at the Pura Vida Spa in the mountains outside of Alajuela,

Mindfully Moving into the Heart

Mindfulness meditation and yoga have both given me lots of practice at slowing down and paying attention to the effects of being too busy, in a hurry, and striving too hard. These mindfulness practices have also given me tools for shifting my relationship to the present moment so that I can include within it the

Mindful Yoga Makes You Smile – Join Me On the Mat!

This February after I completed a week-long Kripalu yoga retreat in Costa Rica, I was on cloud nine. This was my fourth time attending and co-teaching this retreat and the combination of yoga, companionship, sunshine, and beautiful flora were a cocktail of endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin—all hormones that lead to greater happiness.  Back home, I

Wake Up Your Heart With the Heart Practices – REGISTER SOON

Greetings!!! I wanted to share this practice opportunity with you. I met Heather at Cloud Mountain in the summer of 2016 and had a lovely retreat experience. If you are ready to dive a little deeper into your practice, this would be a great opportunity. The Awakened Heart of Practice: Metta, Compassion, Joy, & Equanimity

Mindfulness Retreat for Health Professionals – March 26 & 27, 2018

Please join me for a Two Day Intensive Training Seminar: Mindfulness Retreat for Health Professionals –Learning from the Inside Out at the Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference, March 26 & 27, 2018, in San Diego, California. No experience with mindfulness practice is necessary. This intensive training program is designed for beginner to advanced practitioners to

A Month of Mindful Gratitude

As we move into November and the holiday season, we begin to think about Thanksgiving and the practice of giving thanks. Of course, giving thanks doesn’t have to be a one holiday practice. Giving thanks can be a daily practice that can reap a wide variety of social, psychological, and physical health benefits. Since you’ll

Eat for Life Class Starting in the Fall! –Let me know if you’re interested.

Greetings! This is a quick post to let people know that I am going to be deciding on the days and times for my next round of Eat for Life Classes starting in September.  If you are interested in attending, please fill out this doodle poll by Friday, and your preferred dates and times will