Online Course from January 6 - February 17, 2019
Start the New Year on a strong footing and join me for a six-week (7 session) journey toward starting or deepening an established meditation practice. Each week you will have access to a short video where I will present that week’s topic, along with practices and practical suggestions. Included will be weekly guided meditations as a support for your practice. The final session will be a live video conference where lingering questions will be addressed.
Meditation is not the esoteric and inaccessible thing it is often made out to be, but rather a natural ability of the human mind. This course emphasizes the practical and is non-sectarian, secular and available to all who wish to explore the depth and functioning nature of the mind.
I am making this offering as accessible as possible for an introductory tuition fee of only $27 for the complete course.
Registration is now open. You can register through Pay Pal accessing my email:
Be sure to note that you are signing up for "Commit To Sit"
Jan 6: “Getting Started” This first week we look at asana, the seat of the yogi and practice will emphasize using the breath to cultivate easeful concentration, the basis for all meditation, including the use of mantra.
Jan 13: “Basics” Alignment is important for all yoga practice, including sitting meditation. This week we explore the importance of orienting ourselves to practice through the concept of “Refuge” and the ethical foundation for practice. Guided loving-kindness/compassion meditation will be included.
Jan 20: “Body Practice” A common misunderstanding is that meditation is a ‘mind-based’ thing when in fact it can be a deeper experience of embodiment. This week our practice will be focused on sensation and feeling tone. Walking meditation will be introduced as well as a short description of using yoga-asana as a tool for practicing mindfulness of the body.
Jan 27: “Everyday Practice” While maintaining a formal sitting practice is important, we need to also cultivate ways of taking practice off the cushion or mat and into our daily life. The use of “micro-practices” and “bells of mindfulness” will be presented along with the formal practice of gratitude.
Feb 3: “Overcoming Hindrances” There is no journey that doesn’t involve some challenges. This week we will cover ways to deal with distraction as well as the various forms of craving, aversion, dullness, restlessness and doubt. “The Five Remembrances” is a contemplation that can focus our intention and motivation for practice while reducing fear and anxiety.
Feb 10: “Staying With It” For the final week together, the “Meditator’s Toolkit” will be examined and Big Sky Mind meditation will be our practice.
Feb 17: “Live Sangha ‘Circle” This final session will be a teleconference where any final thoughts, questions and insights can be shared. It will be recorded for those unable to attend during the live session.
November 17; December 1; 8; 15 from 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Using stories, songs, drawing, and movement practices, children will have the opportunity to learn about and practice "meditations" for focusing attention, developing greater body awareness, deepening creativity and finding their "peaceful place".
Few notions could be further from the truth than that childhood is a relatively stress-free time compared with adult life. In fact, children experience love, joy, fear, disappointment and anger with an intensity they may never experience in adulthood.
Meditation can be an important aid we provide our children for coping and even flourishing in their lives at both the personal and academic levels. Meditation can offer even young children a sense of empowerment in regard to their thinking and their emotions, not by repressive self-control, but by enhanced self-understanding and self-acceptance.
All teachings and practices shared are secular and recommended for children ages 5-8.
$60 by 11.5 | $70 after
Space is limited. Pre-registration required. Go to link and Scroll Down.
Parents may attend the Beginning Yoga class next door at the same time for $5.
Mindfulness Yoga Immersive Training
“Frank Jude's Mindfulness Yoga training and correspondence work was the most valuable mindfulness exploration and living practice I've ever done. The meditation techniques and Buddhist philosophy were taught thoroughly and in a way that was very relatable and easy to understand. Frank Jude's subsequent commitment to online/skype interviews every month was unprecedented in terms of the level of guidance, support and much needed encouragement that was offered. Frank Jude's lack of pretense, his humor, and willingness to share from his own experience also made working with him a tremendous joy. For anyone who wishes to not only understand Mindfulness, but to embody the practice, I cannot recommend this training highly enough. This course was nothing short of life-changing.”
-- Jessica Lemon, Senior Modo Yoga Teacher, Toronto
"Frank Jude inspires us to the integrated path of yoga and mindfulness with a true teacher’s voice of clarity, compassion and common sense.”
— Cyndi Lee, author of OM Yoga
The Extended Learning Component includes an additional 30 weeks of home study, with monthly assignments and monthly individual interviews with Frank Jude.