with Shannon Snapp
Saturday and Sunday, June 13 – 14, 2020
$250/Receive a $50 discount when you register one month in advance.
Saturday afternoon 1:30 – 4:15
Saturday evening 5:45 – 8:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 pm
8 Hours Total
There is now ample evidence that meditation can change your brain, relieve stress, reduce pain, and make practitioners more compassionate. Meditation (dhyana) is the seventh limb of yoga, and this meditation immersion weekend will include the study of different types of meditation (pranayam, Tonglen, body-scan, loving kindness, chakra), as well as various tools for meditation (mantra, chanting, focus on breath, mudra). Come learn how to use meditation to awaken your life and enhance your asana practice.
This immersion will include:
- The nature of the mind, ego, and why meditation is difficult for many of us
- The benefits of meditation and mindfulness
- Eight meditation practices and their purpose, plus time to practice
- Resources to enrich your practice
Instructor — Shannon Snapp
Shannon Dawn Snapp is a psychology professor, yoga and meditation instructor, and a reiki master teacher. She uses these mediums to heal, teach, and awaken others. Since 2007, she has taught mindfulness to youth and adults across the U.S. and in Asia. Her mindfulness practice led her to yoga, and in the summer of 2016, she completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certification in Hatha Yoga at the Ayur-Yoga Eco Ashram in Karnataka, India. She has taught yoga to diverse communities, including foster youth, college students, and elders. Shannon is also a reiki master teacher and practitioner. She has offered reiki to clients in private sessions, healing circles, yoga classes, and retreats, and she teaches reiki level 1 and 2. These healing modalities are enriched by Shannon’s academic work. She has a Ph.D. in Psychology and is an assistant professor at California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) where she teaches Social Psychology & Social Justice and “How to Love” on the art and science of love and intimacy. In her research, she explores sociocultural supports for underrepresented youth. She lives in San Francisco and works in the various Bays. You can read more about her on her website: www.shannonsnapp.com.