Saturday, November 25, 6:30-7:30p

The Buddhist and yoga traditions both hold that it is possible to systematically cultivate feelings of loving-kindness, or what yoga philosophy refers to as “friendliness toward all beings.”  Loving-kindness, or metta, can also be translated as care, goodwill, and benevolence. This simple seated meditation practice cultivates inner balance, happiness, and equanimity, as well as compassion and sympathetic joy.  

In this practice experience we will begin with discussion and gently open the body with a short yoga practice before sharing a guided practice of Loving-Kindness meditation together. Experienced and new students are welcome to this practice. 

$16 or 4 credits

Led by Susan Mathis, E-RYT 500

Susan began her intensive study of yoga at the Kripalu Center in 2001, completing both the 200 and 500 Hour Teacher Training at the Kripalu School of Yoga. She is deeply committed to the practice of yoga, pranayama and conscious living. She brings the elements of Kripalu Yoga to each class, inviting students to use yoga as a means to explore the space on the inside in order to access deep layers of awareness. Through meditative movement, pranayama, postures, and exploration of subtle energy, her classes are designed to bring students into deeper connection with the present moment and themselves.