"The brain waves of meditators show why they're healthier. Neuroscientists have found that meditators shift their brain activity to different areas of the cortex—brain waves in the stress-prone right frontal cortex move to the calmer left frontal cortex. In other words, they were calmer and happier than before." - Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., of the University of Massachusetts Medical School
Two series starting in September 2018:
- Mini-retreats (monthly) - avanced course for people with meditation experience
- Group Meditation and Yoga Philosophy (group work offered monthly) - open to all
Advanced course (meditation experience required)
With Lynne Cardinal and Jürgen Portz
Join us for a group course, once a month
on Saturdays from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
at 130 Kimpton Drive, Stittsville.
Get a new perspective on yourself and on life, and this series will be inspired by the thoughts of Eckart Tolle. Exploring in a group context with like-minded individuals, Eckart's philosophy can become more easily integrated. Fully relevant to our modern times, we also can access a practical yet deeply mystical guidance as timeless treasures.
Content: The mini-retreats will be composed of a short sanskrit chants which will follow by a 30 minutes meditation, Lynne has a Ph.D. in Eastern Philosophy (alternative) from India where she lived 15 years, studying Sanskrit texts and teaching. Jürgen has been meditating for decades and lived 3 years in India also studying. They will talk about selected texts and then we will split into smaller groups to discuss them using the transparent communication style. At the end we all meet to share insights.This is a wonderful way to develop a sense of community, enjoy, laugh, deepen your meditations and be inspired.
Cost: $20 per session x 4 (prepaid) = $80.00 + taxes. Please confirm your presence and register..
Dates: Saturdays: September 15th, October 20th, November 17th and December 15th, 2018
Pre-requisite: An open heart and mind.
The Power of We
We live in a rather individualistic society. In a way it is comfortable because we can follow our own rhythm and needs. Yet, there is an undeniable value in developing social skills and drawing from the power of We. I have helped numerous clients to bridge that gap, with a great deal of satisfaction for me, as my sole work and intention is to help my clients; and of course this is deeply satisfying for my clients as well. I absolutely love my work, coaching, guiding, using the powerful techniques I have learned, hypnosis, individual and trauma work, mentoring, and meditation. Recently, I have been seeing that the core of great contemplative tradition is often lacking in those modalities. To explore ancient principles of Oneness, Unity, Freedom, Love and Kindness is essential. So I am inviting you to join me in the group work that we're offering this fall. When we add triads or small group discussions, we are able to own the subject matter and learn from other's perspective. We learn communication and teamwork skills. In a way we can say that the philosophical content is reinforced and we can learn from each other.
This fall I will be offering two series of monthly mini retreats. One series will be lead by myself and my husband, Jürgen, and it will be for more advanced meditation practitioners. During those sessions we will have longer meditations and conversations. I have explored the principles of triad work extensively in the last eight years and love the depth and intimacy it provides. It takes us beyond the mind or intellect into a deeper presence, an ability to express, feel and perceive from a more grounded place. I highly recommend this practice to all meditators, yoga teachers and practitioners and to anyone interested really. This practice takes us to a completely different place, to a new paradigm. There is a sense of satisfaction that we derive from practicing and deepening our skills, for having the ability to integrate the ancient, and current philosophies, into our life. I find that embedded in all ancient texts are similar fundamental principles. Yet we can ask ourselves, "Am I able to perceive others as my own self? Able to perceive deeper levels of emotions, as in seeing that behind anger there may reside fear, or sadness?" If you are interested in joining a group of sincere, kind and inspiring individuals, then contact me. The sessions start on September 15th from 2 to 4 pm. Or join us at Beyond Yoga for a rich experience! See below.
Meditation and Yoga Philosophy
Grounding the body, clarifying the mind and connecting to our essence
Grounding the body, clarifying the mind and connecting to our essence.
DATES: Sept 30, Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 2, 2018
LOCATION: Beyond Yoga Studio & Wellness Centre
66 Hearst Way #3, Kanata, ON K2L 2P4
SUNDAYS: from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Each meeting includes teachings on the topic below, group activities, short meditations and small group discussion.
1. September 30th, 2018:
Meditation: Overview of contemplative and spiritual practises for modern times. Learn to develop a regular meditation practice and integrate it into your life. Meditation can help us deal with physical pain, overcome psychological and emotional hurdles, and decrease the amount of daily stress.
2. October 28th, 2018:
Balancing the body and the mind: Explore tools for becoming more grounded, developing mental clarity and connecting with our essence, using proven techniques and philosophies from across the ages.
3. November 18th, 2018:
Integral Perspective: Learn to integrate the philosophy of yoga and the practice of meditation and extend their benefits into our relationships and the world around us.
4. December 2nd, 2018:
Reaching our potential: Develop the ability to use your mind for accessing a more complete, truthful perspective. Learn to live with greater awareness and recognize your states of consciousness. Understanding our reactions.
“When you love, your subtle body opens into its native radiance” — Ken Wilber
* To register click here: Registration
This course will be lead by Lynne Cardinal and Anna Kemeny:
· Lynne is a local author, instructor and workshop leader. She has been in the field of yoga and meditation for over 40 years. She has a Ph.D. (alternative) from India in Eastern Philosophy where she lived for 15 years. She leads on-going workshops at the government on Stress Management related subjects and sees clients individually for mentoring, hypnosis and meditation.
· Anna is a local Yogini. She has been practicing Yoga and Meditation for over two decades and has taken numerous workshops in related subjects. She has a full time job, but dedicates much of her spare time to reading about philosophy, honing her meditation skills and continuing her ongoing quest for life balance. Anna brings a very grounded clear vision and her deep kindness reflects her path and learning.
Copyright (c) Kaivalya Centre - Lynne Cardinal www.kaivalya.ca (613) 836-2355
Group Classes: In our group classes we explore various meditation techniques and inspiring texts on meditation. During the classes we meditate, then we explore selected philosophical texts and their wonderful, practical and profound meanings. This meditation class will teach you various basic traditionnal meditation techniques, including Mindfulness meditation, Stabilizing meditation techniques while exploring the philosophy of meditation and grounding meditation techniques. This class is offered in a friendly environment, giving you the opportunity to learn amongst the greatest stress management tools, as well as means to focus your mind and live with greater awareness. This session will provide you with an non-dogmatic overview of all great philosophical traditions and enable you to directly experience their benefits.
We do offer private classes or classes for small groups in the government, corporate or private sectors. For more information contact us
* Gift Certificate available.
For more information call (613) 836-2355
Also: Private classes available.
Just a few of the many comments from the people taking our meditation class:
"Our Tuesday meditation classes are often the highlight of my week. Those ninety minutes of doing the breathing exercises, meditating together and participating in a time of teaching and discussion are like oxygen to me. They nurture my spirit." B.S.
I now see meditation as something I do for myself. It is a gift I give to myself. Thank you for facilitating and leading our class every week. Thank you for the freedom you give us to experience whatever we experience with no rules or expectations." J.M.
"Regular meditation has dramatically improved the quality of my life. I enjoy every day more. I feel less affected by stress, and worry much less. I used to have difficulty sleeping quite often, but that rarely happens now. I feel more rested with fewer hours of sleep, and have more energy throughout the day. I very much enjoy Lynne and Jürgen's teaching style." B.M.
"Meditation with Lynne is helping me cope with stress and to ground me. As a single mom with two teenagers, a young adult and a full time job, life is very busy. I find that since I have started meditating I see situations with more perspective and clarity." B.G., Health Canada
"Thank you for another awesome meditation class tonight. I sure left feeling calm, peaceful and strong." A.K., Statistic Canada
"As you have said all along, meditating every day makes a BIG difference. I go deeper sooner and am able to be more present during the rest of the day. In fact, on Wednesday I had a wonderful day with my Mom (meaning I didn't get stressed out at all). For some reason I can't get myself together in the morning to do the meditation then, but evenings seem to work so I'm going with that for the time being. Also, it's nice to do it just before going to bed as it calms me down, puts me in a serene mood and makes me sleep well." A. L.
"The difference between a good week and a not so good week is based on whether I meditated that week. Meditation has provided me with the greatest stress management tool." B. M.
"I love the philosophy expressed in the classes, the variety, and it's many angles, allowing for a more practical understanding of mind, emotions, anxiety and focus. I love the relaxed and warm environment, your teaching style which is inspiring and practical." J. C.
Do you want to learn how to meditate but don't know where to start?
Join author, teachers, and much-loved workshop presenters Lynne Cardinal and Jürgen Portz for an in-depth discussion on meditation. Techniques used will include breathing exercises, interactive talks, and guided meditations. Joining our weekly group sessions will help you develop regularity in your practice.
Meditation is a simple but life-altering skill that can help you to relax, enhance self-awareness, and develop your potential. Learn how to use meditation to gain perspective and peacefulness in your life. Hand-outs are included. All levels welcome.
Meditation offers the following well-documented benefits:
· Slows the aging process
· Relaxes your nervous system
· Enhances strength, energy, and vigour
· Leads to deep relaxation
· Reduces emotional distress
Learning easy but effective meditation techniques, you're guaranteed to leave the classes feeling uplifted, inspired, and eager to incorporate these wonderful techniques into your daily life!
Copyright (c) Kaivalya Centre - Lynne Cardinal www.kaivalya.ca (613) 836-2355