A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation Practice
with Stacey Urdang
3 Wednesday evenings
May 22 – June 5
Although you don’t formally meditate in order to practice Yoga, nor is the practice of Yoga mandatory in order to meditate, the two practices support each other. Through the asana (posture) practice of Yoga, you’ve enhanced both your abilities to concentrate and to relax: the two most important requirements for a meditation practice. Now you can deepen your understanding of what meditation is and begin a practice of your own.
A yoga practitioner for more than 20 years, Stacey Urdang completed her training as a Certified Yoga Therapist in 2009 under Gary Kraftsow, the founder and director of the American Viniyoga Institute. This rigorous certification program required 1,000 hours of professional, clinical training.
Stacey passionately believes that Viniyoga’s individualized and therapeutic approach can benefit every body. Over the years she has used Viniyoga to assist students with special challenges relating to their body structure, physiology, aging, anxiety and other stress-related disorders. Her aim with every student is develop greater flexibility, circulation, and cognitive and body-centered awareness.
She continues to work with her mentor, Gary Kraftsow, assisting him at Boston Yoga Journal Conferences and at Kripalu. She is also a member of the Collaborative Medicine Working Group at Massachusetts General Hospital. Stacey resides in Hull with her husband Chuck and amazing dog, Nadi. She has two grown sons.