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Meditation


This class is taught by:

Cheryl King

Cheryl King began practicing yoga and meditation while studying World Religions in college. Upon graduation she traveled to Thailand seeking cultural immersion in the epicenter of Theravada Buddhism. Self-exploration took a backseat to career and family over the next two decades, but a health crisis brought her to a state of utter depletion by age 43. One Friday night in 2007, desperate for help, she tried Chris Green’s Restorative yoga class at DYC seeking relief, and she found it. The Dallas Yoga Center provided the solace and support, the hope and strength to sustain her through this next phase of her life’s journey.
 

In time, yoga and meditation infused all aspects of her life, and eventually led to a career change—after twenty years of teaching British Literature, she retired from academia and currently teaches yoga and meditation full time.

 

Cheryl brings an interdisciplinary approach to her students, combining mindfulness and movement to restore body / mind unity, invite self-discovery, and deepen self-compassion.

 

Drawing inspiration from mentors as diverse as Julliard dance instructor Irene Dowd and MBSR pioneer Jon Kabat Zinn, Cheryl’s approach includes utilizing breath, imagination, and curiosity to encourage a moment-to-moment experience of connection to self and others. Through anatomical alignment and mindful movement, her yoga and meditation practice promotes a radiantly healthy body-mind-spirit.

 

MBSR training, UMASS, Boston, MA, 2017


Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training, Integral Yoga Institute, San Francisco, CA, 2016/2017


RYT 200, Dallas Yoga Center, Dallas, TX, 2015/16


BA, MA Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, 1990/2000

Julie Euseppi

Julie Euseppi, LCSW, RYT, began her yoga journey at Dallas Yoga Center and was inspired to attend and complete teacher training for her 200hr in 2010. Julie threads through her yoga classes a therapeutic paradigm for physical and emotional healing. This focus is informed by her work with a local chiropractor working with those in physical recovery and chronic pain. Her training as a psychotherapist greatly influences her teaching style and philosophy as well.
 

She also holds a 40 hour certification in Trauma Sensitive Yoga providing a creating a safe space for rest and relaxation. Her ongoing training and personal practices with somatically informed approaches such as, Body Mind Centering and Anodea Judith, which reinforce moving from an internal place of knowing.
 

Julie has practiced since 2005 as a licensed clinical social worker. Her work as a therapist provided expertise in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, overeating, pain and other somatic disorders. Her own healing and passion for yoga inspired her to expand her training as a somatic psychotherapist honoring the relationship between mind, body, and spirit. Julie has an office in DYC’s Wellness Center where she holds counseling sessions.
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 Dec 16 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Mon Dec 17 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Julie Euseppi
  • Wed Dec 19 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Sun Dec 23 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Wed Dec 26 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Sun Dec 30 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Wed Jan 02 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Sun Jan 06 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Mon Jan 07 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Julie Euseppi
  • Wed Jan 09 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Sun Jan 13 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Mon Jan 14 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Julie Euseppi
  • Wed Jan 16 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Sun Jan 20 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Mon Jan 21 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Julie Euseppi
  • Wed Jan 23 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Sun Jan 27 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm with Cheryl King
  • Mon Jan 28 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Julie Euseppi