Saint James Episcopal Church, a very active downtown Lancaster church, has established a strong mission for the art of Contemplation, of Stillness, of Meditation, and all that matters in the world of quietness and prayer.
I am pleased to be invited to lead a 6-week session of Yoga Classes, there, that hark back to the true goals of classical Hatha Yoga:
The Cessation of the Fluctuations of the Mind
Here’s the link to sign up: Yoga at Saint James . I am including the entire post so that you can see the opportunities for Meditation they offer. At the end of their post, you can link to the Registration form. Or you can show up and attend the class as a drop-in.
PARKING: The class is held in the lower level of the Parish House at 119 North Duke Street ( next to the downtown public library and across the street from City Hall and in the block between Chestnut and Orange.) For your first visit, allow an extra 15 minutes to find a meter, to walk from a street without meters, or to just park in the Duke Street Garage until you get your bearings on where to park and how much time to allow. Very often there are parking spaces on the same block, even right out front because City Hall visitors tend to come and go rather quickly. The parking authority is very aggressive so be sure to load the meter or park in the garage as the fines are worse than an extra $1.50.
Often forgotten in the pace of modern life, classical Hatha Yoga teaches us how to connect specific ways of breathing with gentle movement of the physical body to relax the mind and the body in preparation for sitting and the stillness of meditation.
This set of yoga classes is designed as a sequence, focusing on breath, movement, and stillness as a path to wellness and contentment. Alignment and balance are also emphasized. All levels are welcome. Chairs will be available. We start a new sequence every six weeks. November/December works on Shoulders. You SHOULD be there !
A donation of $75 per session or $15 per week is requested.