Learn to Meditate

Learn to Meditate

Meditation is an umbrella term for the many ways to a relaxed state of being, higher awareness, and increased brain function. Long-time meditation practitioner Cecile Martin will guide you through meditation techniques that are most suited to your lifestyle.  Receiving her initial meditation training more than 25 years ago through Ananda, an intentional spiritual community based in northern California, she also blends trainings from meditation teachers such as Jack Kornfield, Pema Chödrön, Sogyal Rinpoche, and others.

Mayo Clinic upholds the growing body of scientific research that supports the health benefits of meditation, in particular, to help manage symptoms of conditions such as anxiety disorders, asthma, cancer, depression, heart disease, high blood pressure, pain, and sleep problems, to name a few.

There is a growing body of neuroscientific research that states meditation not only changes our mind but also our brain. Neuroplasticity, the change of brain structures as a result of experience, is considered to be one of the most important discoveries of neuroscience over the last 10 years. Evidence has been growing that meditation practice can lead to significant changes of brain structures including increased cortical thickness, increased gray matter density, larger hippocampal and frontal volumes of gray matter, all which indicate a healthier, higher functioning brain.

 Additional benefits of meditation include:
• Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
• Building skills to manage your stress
• Increasing self-awareness
• Focusing on the present
• Reducing negative emotions

• Increasing creativity

Private Meditation Instruction (at Bodyworks)

Meditation basics include everything you need to know to start a meditation practice: how to prepare yourself, how to meditate, how long to meditate, where to meditate, and more. Learn a method of meditation to quiet your mind and focus your attention to reach a higher level of awareness and inner calm.  Because of the vast array of meditation methods, we will find one that most aligns with your lifestyle.
30 min   $40
45 min   $50

60 min   $65

Corporate Meditation Session (at your business)

Increasingly, corporations are providing methods to increase productivity through meditation. “It’s about training our minds to be more focused, to see with clarity, to have spaciousness for creativity and to feel connected,” General Mills deputy general counsel Janie Marturano has mentioned.  “Compassion to ourselves, to everyone around us — our colleagues, customers — that’s what the training of mindful meditation is about.”
Up to 15 people
30 min   $65
45 min $95
60 min $125
More than 15 people
30 min $75
45 min $105
60 min $135
Available for workshops at your event or location. Call 812-490-9009 to receive a quote.