Hello lovely mama!
I wanted to cordially invite you to join me, and other spiritual, heart-centered, ease-seeking, breath-chasing, worn out, worn down, trying-to-do-the-best-you-can mamas for a truly AMAZING workshop (or two)! Zen Buddhist priest and author, Karen Maezen Miller will be returning to DC at lil omm this October to offer two workshops that promise to help us find our breath, remind us of our truth and our priorities, and to teach us how mindfulness can help save our minds!
You may be asking, why is she sending this out so crazy early? It’s only July?! How will I know what I am doing in October! I totally get it. I just want you to put it on your radar/in your phone/on your Google calendar, because it’s a once-a-year thing and I don’t want you to miss it. I also know that if you’re like me, your schedule is running at the speed of light, and heck, maybe you already DO know what you’re doing in October…and in that case, save room for it now! Oh, and maybe also ’cause I’m really a bit excited about this event.
If you’re new to (or have never done!) meditation, come. If you’re new to parenting, come. If your kids are in college, come. If the baby is still in your belly, come. I promise you, the wisdom is applicable to all ages and stages, Karen is incredibly approachable, and you will feel more peaceful when you leave. It’s that simple.
So without further ado, here’s all the details:
The Art of Non-Parenting: Discovering the Wisdom of Easy
Saturday, Oct 20, 2012, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
You’ve had another bad day, bad week, bad stretch, and you’ve begun to wonder: Is there a way to do this differently? To parent with less worry, pressure and fear of falling behind? To love from mutual respect and acceptance, free of blinding fear and anger? Consider The Art of Non-Parenting and learn how simple awareness can lessen anxiety and encourage us to trust our children, ourselves, and yes, even our “setbacks.” The time together includes a wisdom teaching, brief meditation, and book signing. Miller is the author of the books Momma Zen and Hand Wash Cold. Read more about her at www.karenmaezenmiller.com. Cost: $40.
Deeper Still: A Breath and Meditation Workshop
Sunday, Oct 21, 2012, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
For those who aspire to transform their lives and relationships, this workshop gives the personal instruction and encouragement to sustain an at-home meditation practice. No previous experience is required. Learn to use your breath as the vehicle for awareness, compassion and sanity. Learn to settle your body as the sanctuary of the mind. All the love and guidance you need to begin; and then, begin again and again. Zen Buddhist teacher Karen Maezen Miller is the author of the books Momma Zen and Hand Wash Cold. Read more about her at www.karenmaezenmiller.com. Cost: $40.
When you’re ready to register, you can visit www.lilomm.com or call 202.248.6304 with questions.
I’m so excited to share this experience with you, and send you peace, light and love on your parenting path.
Only the very best,
Michelle Cohen, MTA, RYT
mom* yoga instructor * educator * doula