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Wednesday Morning Meditation

 

Meditation is the true heart of Yoga. It is the pinnacle practice for which the other techniques are preparing us. It has the power to heal, illuminate, and give insight. It can empower us with new capacities and strengths, and it is essentially connected to who we are at our core. 

Practiced appropriately, meditation can help us develop a deep, calm, and stable focus and also return us back to our most authentic self. These are core elements of developing and maintaining balance and a positive state of wellbeing.

Sustainable change only happens with regular practice, but as you’ve probably experienced, it can be difficult to attempt or commit to alone. Our weekly Wednesday Morning Meditations can be very helpful in supporting you to develop the habit of a regular practice.

Prerequisites

If you are new to studying with us, we strongly recommend you first take our Understanding Viniyoga Meditation online course before joining Wednesday Morning Meditation. The background given in Understanding Viniyoga Meditation will greatly enhance your experience within Wednesday Morning Meditation.

Class Details

Begins: Immediately
Date/Time: Wednesday at 7am PT for 30 minutes
Duration: Ongoing

Location: Zoom (free online video conference), which allows you to take classes wherever you are in the world. Classes will also be recorded and made available for replay via your Student Portal.

Please Note: Webcam is preferred, but not required to participate. A dial-in option is also available.

Teacher: Executive Director, Chase Bossart

Cost Investment: $49 monthly subscription

What You Will Learn

Through regular participation in this class, you will 

  • Gain an experiential understanding of meditation and how it works
  • Sample a wide variety of meditation experiences
  • Learn different ways to properly prepare for meditation
  • Experience how different preparations set up different meditative experiences of the same object
  • Appreciate the subtle potency of meditation in your life

Join us each Wednesday morning for a live, 30-minute, guided meditation. Our Executive Director, Chase Bossart, begins with gentle preparation incorporating a variety of Yoga tools including: gentle, physical postures (āsana), conscious breathing (prāṇāyama), mantra and/or sound, and Vedic chanting.

Each month, we choose a new focus for the meditations that month. Often it is an object, like the sun, an oak tree, or a pure stream. Sometimes it’s a concept or reflection, past examples include friendship and the serenity prayer. It may even be a sound, a sensation or something else!. — Everything brings something different to the meditation and thus generates different experiences. Results vary with each meditation and with each meditator and are often related to your personal life experience. 

Over time, with regular participation, you will discover a lot about meditation and yourself.

What’s Included

Live Guided-Meditations

Over 50 Recorded Meditations

Private Online Community

I am thankful for feeling peaceful.

We did a meditation using 4 phases of the moon…The movement & prāṇāyama really quieted my mind & allowed a new acceptance of a current life circumstance for me… I am thankful for feeling peaceful, allowing solutions to arise without forcing them.

Carol

Who This Course is For

  • Anyone interested in starting or deepening their experience with meditation
  • Yoga students & teachers wanting to expand their experience and/or understanding of meditation, especially as it is taught in the Viniyoga Tradition
  • Anyone seeking to establish a daily meditation practice 
  • Anyone looking to grow with a community of like-minded meditation students and an experienced teacher

Your Instructor

Chase Bossart

Executive Director of the Yoga Well Institute, Chase has been studying Yoga, Sanskrit, eastern philosophy and religion for nearly 30 years.

In 1991, as part of a study abroad program in Chennai, India, Chase took a semester-long course on Yoga Theory with Mr. TKV Desikachar that essentially set the direction for the rest of his life. He became a private student of Mr. Desikachar, who was his mentor and teacher for 20+ years. During that time, he spent a total of four and a half years in Chennai studying with him, his family and his senior teachers. He also had the opportunity to serve as a teacher at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. From 2006-2012, he was the Director of Therapy and Education at the non-profit Healing Yoga Foundation in San Francisco.

His depth of knowledge on yoga and meditation are shared through practical, humorous anecdotes that translate to everyday life.

No need to worry with our 30 day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee.

At the Yoga Well Institute, we are committed to our students and ensuring this life-changing work is available to all. If finances are the only thing preventing you from enrolling, we invite you to complete our financial aid application and we’ll do our best to work with you.