Mindfulness Meditation: An Introductory Workshop

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation 

Learn about Mindfulness Meditation and uncover why meditation is the link between your mind, body and health. You will set the foundation for a daily meditation practice.  Meditation techniques will include sound meditation tools and incorporate simple methods you can use at home. James & Joyce will will lead our group and will incorporate their knowledge from studies & meditation/yoga practice.  Our focus will be on simple techniques that have proven effective.  Please sign up below.

When:  Saturday 5-26-18

Cost:  $40 Pre-book / $45 Day of event.



Mindfulness Meditation explained in Plain English!

  • Workshop focus will be on meditation practice and tips and techniques for success.
  • Be prepared for a 20 minute seated guided meditation session.
  • Be prepared to share about your meditation practice and experiences.
  • Vipassana meditation techniques.  (Breath and sensation awareness)
  • Sound Meditation:  Binaural beats, chanting, singing bowls etc…)
This 2 hour Module is part of our RYS 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training but is also offered as a workshop non-teacher trainees can attend with a drop in pass.  Not all Teacher Trainimindfulness meditation workshopng modules are open to the public.  This workshop is a great way to learn about meditation and is great for beginners!  Plus if you like what you learn you can join us in our Yoga Teacher training!  If you have questions let us know!
Teacher Training Description:  An introduction to meditation through presentation, demonstration and daily practice. We will discuss the science of calming the fluctuations of the mind through the use of breath, the various types of meditation, and how to start a meditation practice.


James & Joyce Atherton, E-RYT 200, YACEP & Owners at Modern Yoga

“Yoga and mindfulness meditation has positively changed both their lives in so many ways over the last 10 years.  Our teachings will focus on the techniques and neurological health benefits of a regular meditation practice.  We believe that a simple meditation practice can have long lasting, life changing positive effects to everyone.   Our workshop is open to all walks of life, beliefs, religions and philosophy. “

James and Joyce have over 2200 combined hours teaching yoga & meditation and are Experienced Registered Yoga Teachers (ERYT) with the Yoga Alliance. Modern Yoga is a Registered Yoga School (RYS) with the Yoga Alliance.

With backgrounds in corporate America and small business, coupled with the entrepreneurial spirit, James and Joyce first discussed the idea of opening a studio in the fall of 2014. After months of research and planning, James Joyce LLC was formed in March of 2015 with the intention of opening a Power Vinyasa Yoga studio in Strongsville, Ohio.

Information and Sources used in our workshop include; Insight Meditation Group Cleveland & the Yoga Project Fort Worth.  We have also researched the topic extensively over the years. The following is a short list of the main sources used:

-Practicing Mindfulness (Great Courses Online Series) – By Professor Mark W. Muesse, Rhodes College.

-The Yamas & the Niyamas

-The Art Of Living Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka by William Hart.

-Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig.

-The Bhagavad Gita translated by Eknath Easwaran.

-Why Buddhism is True by Robert Wright.

-A Concise History of Buddhism by Andrew Skilton.

-Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana

-The Science of Yoga by William J Broad.

-The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali a biography by David Gordon White.

-The Miracle of Mindfulness: A Manual on Meditation by Thích Nhất Hạnh

-Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thích Nhất Hạnh

 Modern Yoga is located in the Royal Center Shopping Plaza at the corner of Pearl & Echo Dr. in Strongsville (on the Echo side).  We are 2 doors down from Scrambler Marie’s Restaurant.

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