Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Sherrie Wade, Director of Transformation Meditation, Inc., recently awarded Sophia’s Well of Wisdom the designation of Transformation Meditation Center Service Provider. The award was received as a result of four SWOW meditation instructors completing the Meditation Teacher Training course: Patsy Walker Fine, Lynnea Honn, Margaret Lewis, and Patricia Green. These certified meditation instructors bring many years of various meditation experiences and are ready to share this simple but powerful meditation program to the public.
Transformation Meditation is a program developed by Wade, a licensed mental health counselor specializing in stress management and meditation. With a master’s degree in counseling psychology and a certified meditation instructor from the International Meditation Institute in the Himalayas, India, she has been teaching, developing and directing meditation programs since 1985.
There is now a large body of research that continues to demonstrate the efficacy of meditation to reduce stress, lower anxiety, support health, and attain calmness and inner peace. Transformation Meditation is developed from the most effective research-based meditation programs. It has proven to be one of the most successful methods of learning meditation. Easy to understand, it brings immediate results, and is sustainable for a long-term practice with accumulating benefits.
The Transformation Meditation Foundations level class is taught in five weekly sessions. Lynnea Honn will launch the first 5-week series of classes on Wednesday July 9 at 10am. The one and a half hour class will combine practice with essential information and motivational activities. Patricia Green will offer the first evening series of classes on Wednesday August 6 at 6pm.
The classes are $75 for the five sessions with scholarships and work-study available for those with economic needs. Later in the year an Intermediate level will be added for those who want more training.
There are two opportunities for group practice: Sunday morning at 10am and Sunday evening at 5pm. Participants are guided through preparations for meditation and then meditate together for 20-30 minutes. The group meditations are led by the meditation instructors; donations to SWOW are appreciated.Call Lynnea Honn, SWOW Meditation Ministry registrar, at 209-304-6174 to register for an upcoming class. Visit: www.sophiaswell.org/Meditation for more information.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014