Meditation can be a tremendous aid in an individual’s path to a live of joy, free of unnecessary worry, anxiety and stress.
People in all walks of life across America are sharing about the benefits of consistent meditation. Meditation classes and workshops are sprouting up everywhere you turn.
You are unique. Your life experiences, your body and mind, your relationships, your loves, your desires, are unique. A being like you has never before existed.
Meditation is a bridge of experiences – linking your inner world and your outer world. Integrating all of you back into yourself. There are literally thousands of different kinds of meditative techniques. With just the right meditation approach and instruction, your meditation will become effortless, a time to be with yourself, for healing, inspiration, integration, for rest.
Meditations can involve breath, sound, movement, touch, smell, taste. Meditation can be accessed indoors our outdoors. Standing up, lying down, or sitting in any position. Meditation can be short or long. Meditation can feel wonderful, and it can feel turbulent at times – both are part of the process, and welcomed.
“WOW! I had no idea that meditation could be so wonderful! I always thought I wasn’t a good meditator because my mind wouldn’t shut off when I tried to meditate, but Christopher and Daniela dispelled ‘Meditation Myths’, and showed us a variety of meditation techniques to sample, and discover the ones that helped each one of us to really feel the deep calm inside. I believe I can now go home and try this, because I can welcome all parts of myself when I meditate. Thank you, Yoga Farm!” — Samantha G., Syracuse
Meditation is a process in which all parts of you come to the surface to receive your generous, kind attention. Healing happens when we embrace all of our experiences, learn from them, and integrate what we learn into our whole Self.
Whatever you welcome into your meditation, and offer your kind attention to, becomes transformed. This transformation ultimately leads to freedom from suffering, as we let go of anxiety and seriousness, ‘shoulds’ and ‘shouldnts’, judgments and criticisms.
The supreme benefit of a private program, is that you will efficiently discover the optimal meditation technique that suits your constitution, temperament and your natural, unfiltered loves and joys.
Our one-on-one sessions meet you right where you are.
The meeting times are scheduled to be convenient for you. The meditation instructions and techniques are gleaned from the your own experience – what you already know about yourself that brings you joy and lightness. The coaching in our sessions will identify blocks or hindrances to meditation as they arise.
This program meets 11 times in 7 weeks. In the first week, we meet four times, so that each day we can immediately discuss and tweak and tailor your meditation based on your experiences.
Once you have learned your personal meditation, have surfaced and resolved any areas of confusion or difficulty, the sessions become less frequent.
Think of it as training wheels when you learned to ride a bike – once you have learned to balance on your own, the training wheels come off, and are never needed again. Before you have learned balance however, you need the training wheels so you can ride successfully.
This is a New Program! We are piloting a new approach to teaching meditation. Instead of ‘one size fits all’, this approach is ‘one size fits one’. Just you will be in the classroom, with Christopher and/or Daniela, Directors of Yoga Farm and developers of this unique program.
This course totals 11 sessions, all of which are scheduled and planned in advance.
During the ~40 day duration of the overall program, you will also have the option of daily text check-ins.
You will be invited to log your meditations and journal about your experience, that we can review and discuss.
You will learn just the right meditation practice for you, involving senses, sounds, movements, locations, and durations that suit you.
There is no minimum time for the daily meditation, no requirements for location or position, no rules, no ‘shoulds’ or ‘shouldn’ts’.
Sessions will be 60-90 minutes each for the first week. Subsequent sessions will be about 60 minutes.
Sessions are at Yoga Farm
Skype / Zoom are available for out-of-town students or for local students who are limited in their ability to travel, or for caregivers.
Meditation Program Schedule:
- First week: Meet 4 times
- Second week: Meet 2 times
- Third week: Meet 2 times
- Fourth week: Meet once
- Fifth week: Meet once
- Seventh week: Meet once
This program can start anytime! There is an application process and an in-person interview is required prior to acceptance.
- Private Course tuition: $950 (Space is limited, only one opening for a new student at this time) [Payment plans and work-study available – please inquire]
- When: Scheduled when convenient for you!
- Where: At Yoga Farm or via Skype or Zoom if you are not local or are not able to travel
Take a taste! We hold regular group introductory meditation workshops at Yoga Farm: See our upcoming events page for the next one.
To learn more or request an application, call/text Christopher: 607-280-2010 or email info@YogaFarm.us
In true meditation all objects (thoughts, feelings, emotions, memories, etc.) are left to their natural functioning. This means that no effort should be made to focus on, manipulate, control, or suppress any object of awareness. In true meditation the emphasis is on being awareness; not on being aware of objects, but on resting as primordial awareness itself. Primordial awareness is the source in which all objects arise and subside.
As you rest into stillness more profoundly, awareness becomes free of the mind’s compulsive control, contractions, and identifications. Awareness naturally returns to its non-state of absolute unmanifest potential, the silent abyss beyond all knowing.
The rest in meditation is deeper than the deepest sleep that you can ever have. When the mind becomes free from agitation, is calm and serene and at peace, meditation happens.