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Revolution Power Yoga hosts Karma Cleanse meditation event, Dec. 13

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Local instructor Karen Anderson will lead a workshop titled Karma Cleanse: Meditations on Self-Love at Revolution Power Yoga on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 5:45 to 7 p.m.

AVON — Self-respect may be the most empowering attitude we can have. But many of us find ourselves engaging in negative internal attitudes, ranging from self-judgment to low self-esteem, even self-contempt. This is not only demoralizing but can also drain us of the energy that we need to engage with the world in a positive way.

The Buddhist tradition offers practices specifically designed to grow inner kindness and self-respect. Local instructor Karen Anderson will lead a workshop titled Karma Cleanse: Meditations on Self-Love at Revolution Power Yoga on Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 5:45 to 7 p.m. The cost is $15 for members of Revolution Power Yoga and $20 for nonmembers.

"Karen Anderson is an absolutely incredible meditation teacher," said Julie Kiddoo, owner of Revolution Power Yoga. "We are so excited to have her lead this meditation workshop on self love. Karen offers amazing tools for all levels of meditators, from brand newbies to long-time sitters. With the holidays right around the corner this is the perfect time to start meditating or to refine your practice."

Anderson has completed 10 month-long silent meditation retreats in Asia and the United States. Her training in meditation is primarily in the Indo-Tibetan tradition, and Noah Levine certified her to teach basic meditation in the lineage of Jack Kornfield.

"When I began meditating, I was surprised to discover the complexity of my inner world," Anderson said. "Through practices of self-forgiveness and compassion, I feel much lighter inside and less likely to succumb to my own thoughts of judgment and criticism. This is a huge relief and allows for the possibility of being more fully open and present in my life."

The Buddha declared, "Whoever loves himself will never harm another." Self-contempt is both damaging and prevalent in Western culture, making it difficult for us to act in line with our deepest core values, Anderson said. The practices of self-love help us to break free from the self-centered trap of unworthiness, she said, and to open up to the richness that life offers.

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No prior meditation experienced is required, and all are welcome to the workshop. Revolution Power Yoga is located in Traer Creek Plaza in Avon. Register online at http://www.revolution poweryoga.com, or call 970-748-3176. For more information about Anderson, visit http://www.yogavail.com.

If you go …

What: Karma Cleanse: Meditations on Self-Love, an all-levels meditation workshop.

When: 5:45 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13.

Where: Revolution Power Yoga, 101 Fawcett Road, Avon.

Cost: $15 for members or $20 for nonmembers.

More information: Register online at http://www.revolutionpoweryoga.com, or call 970-748-3176.