Fort Myers FL: Two-Part Meditation Series

Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30pm
Part 1: Jan 18 – Feb 8, 2017
Part 2: Feb 15 – March 8, 2017
(4 weeks + 4 weeks)

Part 1: Meditation for Real Life

We build a meditation practice, not to live better lives, but to live our lives better. — Franca Leeson

What if all our striving to make our lives (our income, our stuff, our bodies, our accomplishments) better was just making things worse? Would you like to explore new ways to become more present to your experience, and more balanced in your life?

In each 90-minute class of this 4-week course you’ll:

  • Learn and practice meditation techniques designed to develop the awareness and compassion to become more present to your life as it is
  • Have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussion
  • Begin or refresh a practical and personalized approach to meditation

No previous meditation experience is required. You may sit on the floor (cushions provided) or on a chair.

Part 2: Insight Dialogue Meditation

We meditate alone but live our lives with other people; a gap is inevitable. — Gregory Kramer

Insight Dialogue allows us to bridge the gap between mindfulness meditation and the interactions that are so much a part of our daily lives. It is a six-step method developed by Gregory Kramer that builds on the work of physicist/philosopher David Bohm. Insight Dialogue is in fact a form of “interpersonal meditation” that can be applied in pairs, small groups, large groups, and even alone in dialogue with oneself.

Each session will begin with individual meditation, then an explanation of a particular aspect of the method, then an opportunity to practise in pairs or small groups.

In each 90-minute class of this 4-week course you’ll:

  • begin with individual meditation
  • learn to engage a six-step interpersonal meditation method that helps you stay present and aware while interacting with others
  • have the opportunity to practise the method

New meditators should take Part 1: Meditation for Real Life (see above) first. Other participants should already have substantial meditation experience. You may sit on the floor (cushions provided) or on a chair.

Both sets of classes will be held in a studio at AHA! Center for Health and Wellness, a beautiful oasis of health and learning at the historic Iona Schoolhouse Professional Complex in Fort Myers, Florida, at 15971 McGregor Boulevard (across from McGregor Woods). Parking is available onsite.

To reserve your spot, call 239.433.5995 or email [email protected].

Part 1 starts January 18, 2017 (4 weeks)
Part 2 starts February 15, 2017 (4 weeks)
Times: 6:00 to 7:30pm
WhereAHA! Center for Health and Wellness, 15951 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL
Level: All levels, beginners welcome
Cost: $75 per session or $130 for both sessions (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)
Registration: call 239.433.5995 or email [email protected]
Taught byFranca Leeson