3 week Meditation series... with instructor Sandra Herman!
The physical body is always in the present, but our mind tends to travel into the future and into the past. Mindfulness is the experience of choosing to bring our attention to the present moment, without judging what is happening, and without trying to change anything. In this guided meditation at the Dragon Spirit Arts Studio, you will be invited to rest your body and mind, and to focus on the movement of your breath, with kindness and compassion for yourself and for all beings. We will also have a short discussion on the practice of everyday mindfulness, where we bring the same kind of awareness and concentration to our daily activities. Everyone is welcome.
As a health educator, Sandi has developed expertise in holistic approaches to stress reduction. She worked for many years as a women’s health care advocate and educator, as well as an AIDS activist. Since 2007, she has conducted workshops on stress reduction, mindfulness, and self-care for University of Pennsylvania students and staff. Incorporating such mind/body practices as meditation, guided imagery, self-applied massage, and mindful movements. These workshops encourage participants to experience consciously the present moment with kindness and compassion for themselves and others. Sandi began practicing meditation in 1987. Over the years, she has studied meditation and mindfulness with a number of wonderful teachers, including many amazing cats. Sandi is also a Reiki practitioner, and enjoys volunteering her time offering Reiki to animals and people in need.