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Meditation


This class is taught by:

Cheryl King

Cheryl King first encountered yoga and meditation in the 1980’s as a college student. Studying Buddhism with Professor Frederick J Streng, she became fascinated with the philosophy, ritual, and beauty of the Buddhist meditation practice and made her first trip to Thailand for a cultural immersion upon graduation.
 
Cheryl’s teaching style is interdisciplinary with emphasis on gentle movement and anatomical alignment. She encourages students to find and sustain a moment-to-moment experience through the practice of yoga and meditation.
 

Cheryl brings a spirit of loving kindness to her own practice and her teaching. Her life’s work involves exploring and teaching connection to self and one another.

 

Cheryl received her RYT 200 Hr at Dallas Yoga Center.

Jessi Smith .

Jessi Smith's yoga journey began in 1998 at the Dallas Yoga Center. In the very first class she attended, the teacher (Paula) said: "It's not about where you are, it's who you are."
 
 
Something about those words woke her up. She wanted to understand more about what was said, wanting to go deeper into that. And that was the spark that stated her journey - and it's what she hopes to spark in people when they are on the mat.
 

Jessi began teaching in 1999, much sooner than she had anticipated. She found her teacher, Baron Baptiste, soon after that, and became certified by the Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Institute in 2003. For several years she traveled with her teacher assisting in workshops, retreats, and teacher trainings.
 

Over the years Jessi has studied with a wide variety of teachers including Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest, Sharon Gannon & David Life, Rod Stryker, Rusty Wells, Nicki Doane & Eddie Modestini, Johnny Kest, and a host of brilliant people who also share a love for yoga.
 
 
She also enjoys the stories, and myths behind the postures, the Philosophy of Patanjali, as well as Kirtan, Yoga Nidra and Meditation.
 

Jessi has been teaching for over seventeen years, and continues to learn from the many amazing teachers and students she meets along the way. She believe all yoga works, and uses Vinyasa Yoga as a base to build each individual’s practice.
 
 
Jessi’s purpose is to empower her students to feel their best in a healthy body and content mind through the practice of yoga.
 

Kay Colbert , LCSW

Kay Colbert, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker in Dallas with a long-term personal meditation and yoga practice. Mindfulness has been transformational for her both professionally and personally.
 
Kay has over 300 hours of training in teaching Mindfulness-Based Programs through the University of California San Diego Medical School Center for Mindfulness.

Seham Kafafi

Seham Kefafi graduated from King's College London’s Institute of Psychology in MSc. Mindfulness: Neuroscience and its Clinical Applications in January 2016. She was taught by leading neuroscientists in the field of mindfulness including Dr. Elena Antonova, Dr. Tania Singer, and Dr. Tamara Russell. She conducted her thesis on the neural effects of meditation on the startle reflex.

Seham has studied the scholarly work, and continues to closely follow, of Dr. Jon Kabat Zinn, founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program, Dr. Mark Williams, the co-creator of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and Dr. Kristin Neff, co-creator of Mindful Self-Compassion. Her teaching style stems from the inspirational work of aforementioned academics, in addition to Thich Nhat Hanh, Dr. Jack Kornfield, and Eckhart Tolle. Her classes are applicable to everyday mindfulness, maintaining a secular approach, to make practice more accessible to diverse lifestyles.

While Seham has been a dedicated yogi since 2010, she was introduced to mindfulness as a practice in 2014. Already having a B.A Psychology, mindfulness proposed a new method for cognitive and behavioral change through emotion regulation, self-awareness, and other mediums. While psychiatry has demonstrated certain benefits to the use of medication for psychological difficulties and pain management, she found the applications of mindfulness to be a more holistic approach by tapping into internal resources and accessing skills that are embedded within ourselves.

Seham has conducted mindfulness workshops abroad for teachers, school counselors, and the general public. She currently works at the Dallas Yoga Center as the Assistant Manager of Mindfulness Programming and is dedicated to bringing the best mindfulness practices to organizations and schools.

Sandi M. Morse


Sandi has been practicing yoga since 2002 and has been teaching since 2010. She was trained in the Sivananda hatha yoga lineage – and received her 200 hour certification through their teaching program. She also thoroughly enjoys both teaching and exploring a wide variety of yoga traditions as a path to the self.

Sandi believes in incorporating yoga in all aspects of her work and lifestyle. Sandi is a licensed clinical social worker and is a practicing psychotherapist and health care administrator. She feels that the depth of self-reflection and transformation in yoga help create a more balanced and holistic approach to dealing with the stress we encounter in our daily lives.


Sandi creates a warm and positive energy in her classes and approaches yoga from a total body, mind and spirit perspective. She often incorporates meditation, readings and music in her classes and encourages students to enjoy the journey of their yoga practice. Sandi feels blessed to have found yoga and has found it amazingly transformative! She loves to share this gift of yoga with her students.

Session begins with a short guided meditation - using visualization and breath awareness to calm and center the mind to reduce stress. These techniques can be integrated into a daily meditation practice to use in your daily life.
 
 
Navigate the depths of your consciousness using mindfulness techniques pared with yogic insights. This class will begin with gentle movement to open the neck, shoulders and hips followed by concentrated breath work to help ease you into a deeper meditation. Guided imagery and prompts will assist you to concentrate and facilitate your individual healing and calm the intensity of the mind. This class is great for beginners or anyone looking to deepen their mediation practice. This class ends with a focused relaxation so you leave feeling refreshed, renewed and balanced.
 
 
All levels welcome; previous background in meditation is not needed to begin.
 
 
Comfortable clothes suggested. Chairs will be available.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Jul 23 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Mon Jul 24 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jessi Smith .
  • Wed Jul 26 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Sun Jul 30 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Mon Jul 31 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jessi Smith .
  • Wed Aug 02 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Kay Colbert , LCSW
  • Sun Aug 06 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Seham Kafafi
  • Mon Aug 07 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jessi Smith .
  • Wed Aug 09 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Sandi M. Morse
  • Sun Aug 13 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Mon Aug 14 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jessi Smith .
  • Wed Aug 16 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Sun Aug 20 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Mon Aug 21 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jessi Smith .
  • Wed Aug 23 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Sun Aug 27 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Mon Aug 28 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jessi Smith .
  • Wed Aug 30 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Sun Sep 03 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Mon Sep 04 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Jessi Smith .