Learn How To Meditate to Improve your Life!
Level 1

June 9th, June 16th and June 23rd
1:00pm - 3:30pm
​Cost $80.00 for all three sessions
6 CEU's provided for this course

Taught by Joe Charsagua, E-RYT 200, RYT500, YACEP
and American Meditation Society Meditation Teacher

Meditation can help! 
An introductory class will be held at
Garden of Zen Yoga Studio to teach basic meditation skills. There will be three sessions 
that will focus on how to meditate effortlessly. This is a foundational class for further instruction as well as a stand alone class for beginners. 
Meditation training will include learning: 
~Basic breath and mantra meditation emphasizing 
correct technique
~ Becoming the observer of thoughts 
~ Understanding the meditative process
 Note: Class will be limited to 10 students 
The American Meditation Society (AMS) was founded in 1976 and is a non-sectarian, educational organization. For more information about AMS, please visit our website at www.AmericanMeditationSociety.org 
Register here for Level 1 

If you register for both Level 1 and Level 2 
you will receive a 15% discount (This is a $24 savings)

Enhance Your Meditation Level 2
Starts Sunday
July 21nd , July 28th and August 4th
1:00pm - 3:30pm 
Cost $80.00 for the 3 part series
6 CEU's provided for this course

Taught by Joe Charsagua, E-RYT 200, RYT500, YACEP
and American Meditation Society Meditation Teacher

An Enhance Your Meditation (Level 2) class series will be offered 
for anyone who has completed the Learn to Meditate (Level 1)
 workshop taught by Joe Charsagua.

An Enhance Your Meditation (Level 2) class series will be offered at Garden of Zen Yoga Studio 
for anyone who has completed the Learn to Meditate (Level 1)
 workshop taught by Joe Charsagua.
 You will learn new meditation techniques which will 
provide additional balance and expansion of your 
meditation experience.
The benefits that a regular meditation offers include: 

 Calm the emotions - experience tranquility 
 Deeply experience life in the present moment 
 Expand awareness of connection to all living beings 
 Improve the quality of everyday life 
 Develop inner strength
 Enhance understanding and acceptance of others 
 Increase awareness of your unique spiritual journey In addition to the above, deepening your meditation practice will enhance ways of reaching and directly experiencing the depths of who you truly are. These meditation practices take you beyond identification with the limited, conditioned mind and into your heart. Practices w ill be taught step-by-step, and practiced individually and collectively similar to the methodology in the Learn to Meditate (Level 1) classes. Completion of Enhance Your Meditation (Level 2) meditation training allows for application for individualized prescribed meditation techniques from the American Meditation Society.
Register here for Level 2

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Ageless Beauty Workshop

Sunday, June 30th, 2019

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Cost $40.00

What does it mean “beauty comes from within?” Stress and aging bring challenges and manifests in our body as issues with circulation, inflammation, fluid stagnation, and more. The lymphatic system often underlies these issues. The lymph system is critical for the functions of immunity, nourishment, detoxification, and more.
Please join Heather Wetzel RH, Med, MSAP for an afternoon of self-care where we will explore easy, safe, effective and natural health enhancing and age defying techniques for lymphatic system care. It’ll include herbal remedies and Gua Sha facial massage. We’ll focus on the face, head, neck, and upper body. These strategies can improve complexion, skin and muscle tone, fluid balance, mood, and even nerve and brain function. All without the use of toxic drugs, expensive topicals, injections, or surgery!

Please pay directly to Heather's PayPal Account Link Below
or you may pay cash or check at the studio.

​Heather Wetzel, Med, RH, MSAP weaves over a decade of experience as a clinical herbalist together with the cutting-edge bioenergetic technology of the Qest4 system. She offers clients safe, natural, and holistic health care for an integrated mind, body, and spirit! Her practice is located at The Elderberry Community Herbs and Healing where she is the apothecary manager. Herbal education continues to be a passion as well and she serves on the faculty of Sacred Plant Traditions School of Herbal Studies in Charlottesville, VA.


Saturday, April 6th, 2019


This is a FREE event!
This event is for those who aspire to enjoy the fun and vibe of Kirtan and for those who wish to enhance their Yoga practice with chanting and music! Kirtan helps to open the voice and teaches us to love the sound that comes from our bodies.

*What is kirtan?
Originating with the medieval devotional practice known as Bhakti yoga, kirtan is in Indian tradition of call-and-response vocal music, often accompanied by a variety of instruments. Traditional accompaniments include the harmonium and tabla drums. Today, kirtan is still usually sung in Sanskrit.
What are kirtan songs like?

Kirtan songs are simple, repetitive chants. Some can last as long as half as hour. The artist leading the kirtan (the name also refers to the live music event) starts out. Then, the listeners "respond" to his or her "call." Songs often get louder and faster as the chant goes on. Most are based around mantras (sounds, words or phrases believed to have spiritual meaning).

What is the environment at a kirtan concert?

Some Western students might be surprised when they attend a kirtan event. Since each audience member participates in the chanting, distinction between performers and audience is minimal. You sit on the floor (on in a chair if you prefer). Many kirtan-goers contend that the experience of being at an event is like meditation, in that it is intensely peaceful and relaxing.

Going to a kirtan event is a great way to explore meditation from a different perspective. If you are social, love music, or both, this can be a good introduction to it.

*Definition from Answers.com