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Meditation Retreat & Mindfulness Training

532Yoga, Alexandria, VA (Old Town)

There are many kinds of mediations. Mindfulness Meditation comes from the Buddhist tradition however you do not have to be a Buddhist to benefit from being present.

This is not a religious practice and it may be taught differently. In this 4 hour workshop you will learn and explore the Zen Mindfulness Meditation practice as it relates to the Washington, DC area clients.

Washington, DC has many traveling from all around the world; different jobs, backgrounds and experiences. We will discuss ways to instruct groups that is inclusive and accessible to all.

This course is open to:
those who have never meditated before
meditators who would like to deepen or refresh their practice
teachers who want to instruct meditation in a group such as in a yoga class, meditation center, in a school, retirement center or religious community
experienced meditation teachers who want to instruct in private or corporate offices space; either as a meditation class or as a way to conduct other care services

This class is recommended for Yoga students, Yoga Teachers, social workers, school teachers, care workers, leaders in any profession.


Mindfulness meditation is an ancient method for cultivating self-knowledge within our own internal healing. Rather than manipulating our experience, mindfulness is about cultivating an unbiased mind that is open and can fully be with right now; whatever life current conditions.

Mindfulness meditation involves various techniques to help develop our innate qualities of stability, clarity and strength. Carefully instructed, you may experience greater awareness.

Mindfulness Meditation allows us to be with our thoughts and experience the bigger picture of right now; which many find helpful. This practice allows us to pause our instant reaction and have clearer thoughts to respond. It is a simple technique but its deeper than you may think.

This workshop will include:
dharma talks
short meditation sessions
small group activities, movement, stretching and walking
share experiences and interact with questions
introduction on instructing mindfulness mediation
develop skills for leading classes and guiding students in the DC area
safety: contradictions and who this practice may not be suited
receive ongoing mentorship (from532 Yoga and Paige Lichens)
discuss the energy, mood and tone of environments; how to set the tone and boundaries before, during and after meditation

Continuing education credit will be awarded to those registered with yoga alliance.

Cost: $175 before 9/1 $200 thereafter

Earlier Event: September 1
Pop Up Yoga Nidra Class
Later Event: September 8
Sound Bath Meditation Class