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Morning of YOGA and MEDITATION

Yoga supports meditation and mediation supports yoga. During our morning together, we’ll do yoga poses that lead to a relaxed and open body, and we’ll use mindfulness practice to relax and open the heart and mind. The yoga will be moderately vigorous and can be modified to suit your needs. No previous experience with yoga or meditation is required.
All are welcome!

Please bring a yoga mat and wear clothes suitable for movement.

Cost: $20. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.
Questions? Please call 323-665-4300.

Gretchen Heidemann has been practicing yoga for 8 years and teaching for over a year. She received her teaching training from Kelly Wood at Karuna Yoga, and has since been teaching classes to yogis and yoginis at studios in Los Feliz and Highland Park, to small groups of graduate students, to cancer survivors, and to low-income elderly individuals. She practices and teaches primarily in the Hatha tradition, and incorporates elements of Anusara, Kundalini, Iyengar, Vinyasa Flow, and Restorative yoga into her classes. Gretchen is honored to share the gift the yoga, and the healing power of the practice with you.

Matthew Brensilver began practice with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche. Since 2003, he has studied vipassana with Shinzen Young, who trained him to teach meditation. He holds a master’s degree in clinical social work and has done psychotherapy with adolescents, adults and families. Matthew earned a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, studying childhood trauma and depression. In USC’s Office of Religious Life, he serves as a Religious Director, responsible for guiding the Buddhist Meditation Organization. Matthew completed “A Year to Live†practice – based on the book by Stephen Levine – and spent years sitting with hospice patients and their families. He was trained to teach by Noah Levine.

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