Vail Vitality Center expands meditation program to five days per week
Looking for a class?
Find the Vail Vitality guided meditation schedule at http://www.vailvitalitycenter.com/schedule.
VAIL — Many people are discovering meditation as an effective antidote to their busyness, stress and sense of disconnection. However, not everyone is able to commit to a daily solo home practice and would prefer to have the support of a community and the guidance of a teacher. In support of this, the Vail Vitality Center is expanding its guided meditation classes. Beginning this month, meditation will be offered five days a week, Sundays through Thursdays.
On Sunday nights, yoga director and certified meditation instructor Karen Anderson will continue to lead 45-minute community classes, which are free to members and available for anyone to drop in for $10. These classes include time to discuss themes of meditation, as well as a forum for questions and answers about the practice.
The Vitality Center will offer 20-minute guided meditations after yoga classes at various times during the day, Mondays through Thursdays. Anderson, Eric Lavigne, Aislinn Walton and Morgan Flahive-Foro will lead the classes. Each instructor offers a different background and focus in his or her teaching, but all are thrilled to be offering daily group meditation practice to the community.
“My heart smiles for our community as Karen Anderson adds meditation offerings to the Vail Vitality Center’s weekly yoga schedule,” Flahive-Foro said. “Meditation does many things for me: It supports my creative work, it reminds me of what is truly important and, most importantly, meditation teaches me how to sit with discomfort.”
Support Local Journalism
People rarely have a designated time and space to devote to quieting the mind, Walton said.
“What better gift could you give to yourself than peacefulness?” she said. “I am overjoyed to be able to share the tools of meditation so that we may learn to treat ourselves and others with deep compassion and respect.”
Anderson hopes that this is the beginning of a trend to integrate yoga and meditation programs.
“The two practices are historically connected, but the meditation element has been left behind in the modern yoga world,” Anderson said. “I’m excited that it’s making a comeback; people are curious to know if meditation might work for them. And it’s so much easier to meditate after a yoga practice. I am happy that we at the Vitality Center will be able to provide resources for anyone to engage in practice with the support of their community.”
Visit http://www.vailvitalitycenter.com or call 970-476-7960 to reserve a spot.
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Vail, Beaver Creek and Eagle Valley make the Vail Daily’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.