“To reteach a thing its loveliness is the nature of metta. Through lovingkindness, everyone & everything can flower again from within.”
― Sharon Salzberg, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
Join Lauren Margolies and DYC meditation & yoga teacher Cheryl King for the Women’s Moon Gathering for the month of May. The week of May 21st we head towards the dark part of the moon cycle. With this shadow side of the moon comes the perfect time for contemplation, and we will utilize this period of less light to connect with ourselves and our subconscious. During the month of May the moon is in Scorpio and the sun is in Taurus. Throughout this astrological opposition we can more easily recognize what is ready to be nurtured, and what needs to be removed for the betterment of ourselves.
In this month’s moon program, Cheryl King will guide us in a mindfulness based meditation program on loving-kindness. Metta bhavana (Pali); Metta means benevolence, loving-kindness, friendliness, good will, and active interest in others. Bhavana means development or cultivation, guides. As Cheryl guides us through the ancient practice of metta bhavana or loving kindness meditation as a bridge to compassionate connection with one’s self and all sentient beings, we will have an opportunity to harvest more love in ourselves and our lives.
What to expect:
* Chanting, Sound Healing to center and calm the mind
* Oracle cards for personal insight and reflection
* Metta Meditation or loving-kindness
* Connecting with women in community
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 received her RYT 200 Hr at Dallas Yoga Center. 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.
Lauren Margolies began practicing yoga nearly 15 years ago as a way to increase flexibility, but it quickly became apparent there was much more to be found. After years of trying many different styles in several studios, she found her deepest connection with a sound-vibration based power practice. This approach connected her to the amazing gift of meditation through asana, which led her to explore other meditation forms & various workshops. After having two children, as a working mom, the importance of her yoga practice became paramount in helping create harmony in daily life.
Through teacher training at the Dallas Yoga Center, Lauren discovered new ways to connect with sound meditation and restorative yoga, which once again shifted her entire perspective and practice. A profound interest in holistic wellness has led her to study Ayurveda, pranayama, aromatherapy & more. Lauren's goal as a teacher is to compassionately guide others to find more balance and peace through yoga and meditation. She hopes everyone can experience deep connection to oneself and pure bliss through any style of practice, yin to yang, and take what they learn with them off the mats.