“I really enjoyed Meditation teacher training. We had great discussions, read great texts about a variety of styles, improved our personal practice, taught each other and are now ready to get other people started on their meditation journeys. This training is great for those with a desire to teach others about meditation and for people just looking to improve their own practice. Karen has a wealth of information to share.”
— Kim Brodin
“It was a great 3 months and I look forward to continuing my practice! Without this offering I most likely would have found more excuses not to sit and thanks to this training I don’t need them anymore.”
— Andrea Throne
“Many years ago I came across a quote, “ Awakened within a dream I fall into my own arms. What kept you so long?” At the time I had discovered yoga and felt the great awakening that came with practice, the mindful movement of my body and my breath. Direct experience of that invisible tingle of aliveness that resulted from asana and pranayama. No one viewing me from the outside could see this awakened state I was experiencing. That state was undeniable and present to me.
After four months in Vail I have returned to the house I have lived in for 44 years. But the person who’s returned is not the person who departed. And once again “I have fallen into my own arms!” Meditation has taken me deeper into sensing and observing the present and ever changing moment. I now feel a sense of spacious aliveness. My world feels fresher. It is easier to see the diversionary habits and old patterns that clouded me from choosing more skillful activities and thoughts. I feel meditation has been key to responding versus to reacting to the people and situations that I encounter. I am even finding a softening in the tone I use in the inner dialogue to myself. A new nonjudgmental observance allows me to experience the present moment without attaching to it or getting stuck in it. I feel a growing state of equanimity.
Karen, your meditation training continues to bear fruit. I offer you my open-hearted gratitude for your guidance on this path. And believe me, my heart feels softer and more open. It is a delight to feel less hard-hearted.” — Sharron Bank