Join Bikram yogi and experienced teacher Chere Parton-Scythes for four evenings of study this fall. Register here to save your spot. Space is limited.
Sundays 5:30 to 6:15 pm
$45 for all four classes. $15 drop-in.
Nov 12: Introduction
Understand some basics on how meditation changes your brain and learn a foundational mediation practice.
Nov 19: Body Scan
Participate in a body scan meditation that helps ground you in what’s happening with your body today and to release tension.
Nov 26: Cultivating Compassion
Cultivate greater compassion and kindness for yourself and others with a loving-kindness meditation.
Dec 3: Sustaining Your Practice
Discuss ways to create a sustainable daily practice followed by a reception.
Chere Parton-Scythes has been practicing meditation for over 10 years. She completed a teaching apprenticeship with the founder of the Penn Program for Mindfulness in Philadelphia, and she is certified to teach introductory Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Seminars by the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn. In addition to numerous other retreats and training seminars at Kripalu, the Garrison Institute and Omega Institute, she completed five levels of Warrior in the World training at the Shambhala Center in Philadelphia, a secular Buddhist community. She lives in Mullica Hill, NJ with her husband and two children. No stranger to stress, her day job is being the Chief Operating Officer of the digital division of Aetna Inc. She found the value of meditation while she was a single mom and CEO of a digital start up. She also teaches meditation to Aetna employees in conjunction with the Aetna Mindfulness Office.