Meditation Class Near Me
Could you imagine a life where you’re no longer a victim to whatever thought or feeling drifts into your mind?
Do you want to let go of negative thinking and transmute these thought patterns into ways of thinking that serve you?
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Meditation, a way of training your mind to transform the experience of being inside of your head, is a potent tool for shifting ways of being, thinking, and navigating in the world.
At Body Positive Works, we offer pranayama and sound healing meditation so that you can deepen your meditative practice, learn techniques to help you de-stress, develop your experience of inner peace, and become empowered to act with equanimity.
You will learn to observe thoughts and feelings at a distance and without judgment, enabling you to create a moment-by-moment experience of perspective, positivity, and tranquility.
Learning to meditate is like learning any skill. Think of it like going to the gym – it takes time to build muscles that you’ve never used before. Two things are needed to build that muscle – consistent practice and a teacher to both instruct the techniques and keep you motivated.
Explore meditation, and move off your cushion feeling inspired, nourished, and balanced.
Journey into Stillness: Meditation Classes at Body Positive Works
Embark on a deeply personal journey with our private sessions, designed to cater to your individual path towards inner peace. In the comfort of our meditation studio, you can immerse yourself in a practice that’s tailored just for you, allowing for an intimate exploration of mindfulness that resonates with your personal needs and schedule.
Our guided meditations are crafted to lead you through landscapes of tranquility and self-discovery. With the gentle voice of our experienced instructors, these sessions will help you navigate the complexities of your mind and find solace in the stillness that lies within.
Join our in-person classes to connect with a community of like-minded individuals. These sessions are a haven where you can nurture your meditation practice in a supportive and collective environment. It’s a space to grow, share, and cultivate a deeper understanding of mindfulness together.
Guided Meditation Sessions
Each guided meditation session is an opportunity to let go of the outside world and delve into a meditative work that rejuvenates the mind and body. Our sessions are structured to help you build a consistent practice, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced practitioner seeking deeper insight.
Developing a consistent meditation practice is at the core of what we offer. It’s not just an exercise; it’s a lifestyle. At our meditation studio, you’ll learn techniques that you can carry into your daily life, helping you to remain balanced, focused, and serene amid life’s challenges.
Mind and Body
Our meditation classes are centered on the harmony of mind and body. Through mindfulness meditation, we guide you to a state of awareness where mind-body alignment is not just a concept, but a lived experience. Discover the power of presence and the profound impact it can have on your overall well-being.
Mindfulness meditation is the heart of our practice. It’s about being present in the moment, aware of your thoughts, feelings, and sensations without judgment. Our classes are a sanctuary where you can learn to cultivate mindfulness in a way that enriches every aspect of your life.
Meditative work is about more than sitting in silence; it’s about engaging with your inner self. Our meditation studio provides the perfect setting for this work, offering a peaceful backdrop for your journey towards clarity and peace.
Discover the transformative power of meditation at Body Positive Works, where every class is an invitation to explore the depths of your consciousness and unlock the tranquility within. Whether through private sessions or group classes, our meditation offerings are a bridge to a more mindful, peaceful life.
Our meditation teachers guide you through techniques, including pranayama and sound healing, to help you develop an experience of inner peace, compassion, and understanding.
Body Positive Works Meditation Practitioners
A little bit about me…I have been practicing yoga for over twenty years. What I practice and how I practice, has evolved many times over. More than anything, yoga has taught me to be adaptable to change. I am an RYT-500, having taken both of my 200 and 300hr teacher trainings at Yoga Synthesis.
I have also trained and specialize in Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra. My classes are based on the philosophy that the journey never ends, and that every day presents an opportunity for positive growth and change.
I emphasize adaptability, accessibility, and acknowledge the individualistic experience of growing a yoga practice. Currently, I am studying to become certified in Yoga Therapy.
My other life calling is being an End of Life Doula (EOL). Being a doula is a great honor, and I am forever humbled and grateful for the many lessons this role continues to teach me. I use my training and experience as a doula to teach Yoga and Meditation for Grief and Yoga and Meditation in Palliative Care.
I believe that we are all put on this earth to help one another, to learn from each other, and to lift each other up. We all have good days and bad days.
Our experiences are as unique as we are. Yoga has taught me that there is space for it all, for everyone. That even as we journey as individuals, we always journey together.
Mark Van Buren
With over fifteen years of experience in the field, Mark Van Buren is a highly respected Mental Fitness Trainer, renowned for his expertise in meditation and mindfulness-based training. Whether you’re seeking stress reduction, anxiety relief, pain management, or a transformative shift in your overall well-being, Mark offers practical and accessible guidance that can positively impact every aspect of your life.
Simple Tools for Profound Change:
One of the hallmarks of Mark’s approach is his emphasis on simplicity. He understands that the challenges of daily life can sometimes feel overwhelming, which is why he offers accessible tools and practices that anyone can incorporate into their routine. Through his guidance, you’ll learn practical techniques that can reduce stress, alleviate anxiety and depression, manage pain, and navigate the complexities of life with greater ease and clarity.
Mark at Body Positive Works:
Mark Van Buren is thrilled to offer his mindfulness and meditation classes at Body Positive Works, a premier Holistic Health and Wellness Center located in Bergen County. With its serene and welcoming atmosphere, Body Positive Works provides the ideal setting for you to embark on your mindfulness journey and experience the profound benefits it can bring to your life.
Take the Next Step:
Now is the perfect time to prioritize your well-being and embrace the transformative power of meditation and mindfulness. Whether you’re seeking stress relief, emotional balance, or personal growth, Mark Van Buren is here to guide you on this empowering journey.
Join Mark’s community and discover the immense possibilities that await when you incorporate mindfulness into your life. Take the next step towards mental fitness and overall well-being by exploring his workshops, classes, and retreats.
Joy is a sound healing practitioner, using Himalayan Singing Bowls. Studying with Katherine Hamer in NYC and certified through the Atma Buti Sound and Vibrational School in Boulder, CO, she works privately with her clients, as well as leading group singing bowl meditations.
Her sessions focus on quieting the mind, clearing energetic and emotional blockages and decreasing anxiety to open up pathways to healing, peace and clarity in the physical world. She is also excited to offer, in the near future, gong meditations after recently completing her gong training with Marco Dolce.
We offer private meditation and pranayama sessions, along with private and group sound healing experiences.
Prana is our breath and the vital life force in our bodies. Pranayama is the relationship to our breath, teaching us to control the movement of our minds. The more that we become aware of our breath, the more that we can calm the mind and access and experience the bliss of our existence through meditation.
Meditation and pranayama sessions will not only help you understand the breath and teach you techniques to access the breath, quiet the mind, and turn into the sublime radiance of your heart, but will also guide you through how to meditate, exploring what meditation is, and what it is not.
No previous experience with pranayama or meditation is necessary. Both beginners and experienced meditators are welcome.
At its core, mindfulness is the art of paying attention. It is the practice of intentionally bringing your awareness to the present moment, with openness, curiosity, and non-judgment. In our fast-paced and often chaotic lives, mindfulness offers a sanctuary—a way to step out of the whirlwind of thoughts, worries, and distractions and find refuge in the present.
The beauty of mindfulness lies in its simplicity and its ability to transform every aspect of our lives. When we cultivate mindfulness, we become more aware of our thoughts, emotions, and sensations. We gain insight into our patterns, habits, and reactions. With this awareness, we open the door to conscious choice and the opportunity to respond rather than react to life’s challenges.
Sound Healing Meditation
Quiet your mind, and release old physical and energetic patterns with sound healing meditation. The use of Himalayan singing bowls, vibrationally attuned to each energy center, allows for healing pathways to open and for stuck energy to be released.
Find your inner calm, and walk away feeling refreshed and renewed.
Group sound healing sessions take place on the first Friday of every month from 7:00-8:30 pm. Limited to 15 people. Book early!
The Benefits of Meditation
The benefits of meditation are nothing short of life-transforming:
◐ Improves your overall sense of well-being by cultivating a quiet mind and developing inner peace
◓ Releases anxiety, depression, and stress
◑ Supports your body, mind, and spirit in returning to their natural state of calm and wholeness
◒ Relaxes the nervous system and helps to lower blood pressure and heart rate
There is growing evidence that, with regular practice, these meditative benefits are long-lived – that calm mind and feeling of inner harmony will last long after you’ve stacked your meditation cushion.
Meditation sessions at Body Positive Works are here to support you, both on and off the cushion, to calm the mind, cultivate bliss, alleviate stress, and access the source of your creativity, inspiration, and highest potential.
One of our meditation techniques is pranayama. Pranayama is an integral part of yoga practice and is listed alongside asana (physical posture) in classical texts like the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The word is composed of two Sanskrit words: “prana” meaning life force, and “ayāma,” meaning to extend or draw out. Thus, the word pranayama means “extension of the life force.”
There are multiple techniques under the umbrella of pranayama, and each technique can be manipulated and combined with other techniques, resulting in a nearly infinite number of ways to practice. The intensity of pranayama comes through challenging the breath in various ways. We challenge ourselves by slowing the breath down, alternating its movement through the nose, and momentarily stopping its flow.
Unlike many “advanced” yoga postures, pranayama does not rely on physical dexterity to create a challenge. Because breathwork takes us into an intimate dialogue with the mind, it could be argued that pranayama offers a more direct route into truly advanced yoga practice.
Another of our meditation techniques is sound healing. Our sound healing practitioner uses Himalayan Singing Bowls and gong meditations to quiet the mind, clear energetic and emotional blockages, and decrease anxiety; these are just some of the benefits of sound healing. The idea is to raise your body’s vibrational frequency to release negative energy and open up pathways to healing, peace, and clarity in the physical world.
Are you on the lookout for a serene “meditation class near me”? Nestled within a picturesque, historic home in Saddle River, New Jersey, our meditation haven awaits. Conveniently situated across from Wandell Elementary School and adjacent to the Municipal Building, our location is as tranquil as it is accessible.
With proximity to Route 17 and the Garden State Parkway and lying on the cusp of Rockland County, finding your way to a peaceful escape has never been easier. Explore your proximity to our calming oasis using the map or route planner on our website.
For more information about locating us, or if you have inquiries about our meditation teachers, please feel free to reach out. We’re here to guide you on your path to tranquility.