Meditation Teacher Training in Mindfulness & Loving-kindness, with an emphasis on psychology and neuroscience.
In the Face of Nonstop News Cycle, City Living and So Many Feelings
We live in a pretty crazy time. Many of us feel overwhelmed and don’t know how to cope, let alone flourish. Enter: meditation. If you’re feeling bombarded by the nonstop news cycle, or our social and political situation, we got you. Join Head Teacher of the Brooklyn studio, Megan Mook, for an evening exploring meditative techniques for growing flowers out of the muck of some of the craziness of our world today.
With the Nalanda Institute in partnership with the Path and Pure Yoga.
This 100-hour certificate teacher training program is for you if you want to deepen your compassion meditation or become a compassion teacher. It’s for business people, doctors, yoga teachers, coaches, therapists and other professionals who want to skillfully and knowledgeably integrate compassion teaching — or simply the practice of compassion — into their work.
Now that mindfulness has become a household word … and begun to transform our way of living and working, the next wave in the confluence of modern science and timeless contemplation is the emerging new research and clinical application of compassion training.
To apply or for more information, please visit the Nalanda Institute's site.
We're in the thick of winter and it's time to cozy up and brighten up the love in our hearts. Join Megan Mook for an evening of compassion-mediation and thought-provoking discussion about how we can make real love and compassion - as opposed to the Hollywood, neurotic love we know so well - grow in our hearts and minds. Candles, cozy blankets, and inspiring meditations will leave you feeling loved, motivated, and super "hyggelig".
Come alone, come with loved ones, bring an open mind and heart and maybe a notebook. Click here to reserve your spot!
Every year we make wonderful resolutions to do better and be better. This year, learn how to wrap your intensions in expansive self-love. In this immersive meditation workshop, we'll practice meditations to help us love and heal our hearts, thus clearing the way for the fulfillment of all our New Year's Resolutions.
Let's face it: the holidays can be a real sh*t show. We're often cranky with those we love most, and we lose touch with our own center. This time round, give yourself practical, time tested tools for moving through the craziness with more grace, connection, and loving awareness. Your friends and family will thank you (obviously).
Sign up here.
A workshop with Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D. and Megan Mook, M.A.
If you've never been to TIbet House, you're in for a treat!
Tibet House’s introductory meditation classes were featured in New York Magazine’s top picks (4 stars). Tibet House shrine & gallery will be open for silent individual meditation at 6 PM, instruction begins at 7 PM. Each session is intended to stand alone, attendence at previous sessions is not required. Room is set up with both meditation floor mats & traditional western chairs with back support. No special clothing or equipment is necessary.
FOR FREEDOM. FOR JUSTICE. FOR ALL.
Global Citizens are taking a stand for freedom, for justice, for all.
From Sept. 17-23, we’re turning NYC into a arena of advocacy, with dozens of events and activations uniting Global Citizens to learn, take action, and see world leaders commit to deliver a world without extreme poverty by 2030.
With more than 30 events and ways you can participate, join me with Lululemon for a heart meditation, followed by Q&A, and a party at Lululemon's flagship 5th Avenue store.
It's normal (and beautiful) that difficult emotions arise during meditation. The question is: can we make friends with them?
This class is right for you if:
- You have some basic meditation experience and are familiar with watching the breath and Metta, OR
- You have taken the ABC's of Meditation or Meditation for City Dwellers Series and are looking to go deeper.
Sign up at YogaUnion.com
An Evening of Learning to Truly Listen to Ourselves and Others with Megan Mook
Too often, we feel hurt because we don't feel heard. We also hurt others by not truly listening.
Listening deeply is a skill, and it is one of the most beautiful and healing practices. In this special event, learn meditation techniques to prepare the heart and mind for true listening and loving presence.
Take the 4 week course or drop in. Register here.
This course includes personalized posture tips, recorded meditations, selected readings, and systematic instruction in a variety of meditation techniques to fit specific personalities and goals. Great for brand new beginners and those eager to deepen their practice.
*Please note the class times. They vary slightly week to week.
MONDAY, JAN. 23, 7-9 p.m. MEDITATION 101 & POSTURE
There's a lot of information floating around out there. Come learn what meditation is and isn't, and why one size doesn't fit all. Plus, detailed tips on posture.
SUNDAY, JAN. 29, 6-7:30 p.m. FOCUS & AWARENESS
Focus and awareness are two separate skills. Learn the difference and the benefits. And explore techniques that feel natural instead of forced.
SUNDAY, FEB 5, 2-3:30 p.m. SELF COMPASSION
Soften and strengthen the heart through practices that increase self-kindness, awareness, and fortitude.
SUNDAY, FEB. 12, 2:00-3:30 p.m. COMPASSION FOR OTHERS
In our last class we'll work with beautiful, transformative practices to connect meaningfully with others, without loosing ourselves in the process.
A Meditation Workshop With Megan Mook on Talking about the Election with Your (Trump loving?) Family
How can we use meditation to stay open and loving when we feel threatened and angry? This meditation workshop is about listening, loving, and healing the divide that is breaking us apart. It's about doing the inner work as preparation for the outer work — 'cause there's a lot of outer work to do!! This is where the rubber meets the road, y'all. Let's make our hearts strong and loving.
Join me for a Post-Election "Mental Health Teach-In" with professors in history and media studies (speaking about nationalism movements, and this election's unique media position), psychiatrists (speaking about the impact on LGBT and marginal communities), meditation (that's me, taking about inner work as a foundation for outer work), and activists talking about how to make activism count.
We have been struggling with feelings of shock, fear, betrayal, anger, and futility in the wake of the election. Join us for this mental health teach-in/group processing session that will help to contextualize our responses to the election and provide a supportive space to discuss them. There will be several micro-talks by mental health practitioners and allied professionals followed by Q & A and a larger breakout discussion. Topics will include LGBTQ issues, our relationship to media during the election, the economy of shame, the history of authoritarianism, and compassion/mindful approaches, and integrating the personal and the political. A list of low-cost local mental health resources, online therapeutic resources (workbooks and apps), and resources for meditation/and mindfulness will be made available by the organizer.
Transformation, of mind and heart, starts with focused awareness. Here's the recipe: first, learn how to focus in ways that feel pleasurable instead of forced. Next, layer your focus with enhanced awareness. Lastly, apply your new tools to creatively enhance your well being.
We've all got them, scary monsters in our heads. As kids, they hid under our bed or in the closet. As adults, we keep them wrapped up in our subconscious, and are often caught off guard when they pop up. Come explore the meditative equivalent of turning on the light. It's a lot more fun and less scary than you'd imagine.
SATISFACTION CHECK LIST
√ Clear Understanding of What Meditation's Actually About
√ Learn to Sit Comfortably with Great Posture (Finally)
Can be taken as a stand alone class, or as part of the ABC's of Meditation Series.
Best to preregister to ensure your spot.