Saturday, March 19, 2016
2 to 5 PM
Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
Meditation can be an important part of a program of recovery, however, there is a lot of confusion about what meditation is, and what is isn’t. Meditation is different for everyone and there is no “right” way to practice.
Join Out & Sober Minnesota for a workshop aimed at clearing up confusion around the practice of meditation. Randy Miranda, who will be facilitating this workshop, has been a regular presenter at local treatment centers on the topic of meditation. He also is a yoga and pilates instructor as well as a wellness coach. The workshop will consist of a presentation followed by some meditation practices and followup discussions. There will also be plenty of time questions at the end.
We have also arranged for a couple members of the community to speak briefly about the role meditation has played in their recovery.
Don’t miss this chance to have your questions about meditation answered by an authority on the subject.
Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. You are welcome to bring a pillow to sit on, however all meditation excercises may be done seated in a chair. You may also want to bring a journal if you would like to jot down anything that comes up for you in the workshop.
Water, juice and healthy snacks will be provided
The first 40 people to show up will receive a complimentary copy of “Attitude Adjustments” a guided meditation CD.
Health, wellness and mindfulness are important aspects in Randy’s life. He finds joy in guiding those who accept the significance of the sacred triangle – the integration of mind, body and spirit. Randy believes in listening to your body and honoring where you are in the moment; to being open to feeling the gift that each practice and pose offers. He is keen about attention to detail and wants each student to learn, grow and experience success. It is not the destination, but the journey that teaches us so much about ourselves.
On the practical side, Randy became a fitness instructor more than 15 years ago, teaching Body Pump and cycling at the YMCA. After many years playing racquetball, a knee injury caused him to reevaluate his ownfitness goals. Desiring more strength and flexibility, he completed extensive training in Mat Pilates and Pilates/Yoga Fusion. He continued to expand his skills, receiving training in YogaFit, Tai Chi, meditation, Reiki and holistic nutrition. He recently left the world of marketing and communications to pursue these passions.
Away from the studio, music, theater, reading, travel and gardening are some of the ways he relaxes. Randy does some snowshoeing, but his favorite winter activity is snuggling up in front of a fireplace and reading. He prefers warmer weather, when he enjoys biking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking and camping. And he loves to get in a hot room for his daily yoga practice.