AIDS Walk Atlanta 2017

September 15, 2017

Every year, I am delighted to join the Positive Impact Health Centers team for AIDS Walk Atlanta. My greatest joy as a teacher, is getting to offer yoga & meditation classes within PIHC’s substance abuse rehabilitation program. Each year, the funds I raise through the AIDS Walk get funneled directly back to support these offerings.

Your donations in the past have helped me grow these offerings from one class to three. Last year, along with my colleague Tom Murphy, we presented a seminar at the Association for Specialist in Group Work National Conference in D.C. based on our work incorporating yoga and mindfulness into a traditional trauma/substance abuse treatment protocols. I also began on ongoing mindfulness podcast for our clients as well as clients in similar treatment programs.This year, I am expanding our yoga offerings to include a partnership with shame-resiliance curriculum.

Will you consider donating $10 this year to help support the continued success and growth of these classes? Your gift makes a direct difference to the amazing clients and staff of Positive Impact.

Donate Now!


Want to have a little fun & do good?

Join Me!

Mindful Living Meditation {free}

Thursday, Sept. 21

11:30 – 12:15 p.m.

@ {Sama} Food For Balance

FREE

Join me on Thursday as we celebrate the grand opening of {Sama} Food for Balance in Buckhead! We will do a fun and easy meditation to acknowledge joy on such a fun day. Also, there is free espresso. What else do you need?!

Space is limited. Pre-register here.

{SAMA}, meaning “balance” in Sanskrit, seeks to help the Atlanta community find balance in their body, mind, and soul using Ayurveda principles and seasonal, market-fresh ingredients. We strive to give you a sigh of stress relief by creating a tranquil environment, where you know you’re making informed food choices and not feeling guilty about them. Walk through {SAMA}’s doors and dine according to your dosha, sip on superfood lattes, or find peace amidst your busy day in our meditation studio. samafoodforbalance.com


Yoga In The Park {free}

Sunday, Sept. 24

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Whittier Mill Park


 

Finding A Mindful Minute at Modern Mystic

Sunday, October 1

10:30 – 11:30 p.m.

@Modern Mystic

$15/person

Join me for a morning of meditation myth-busting! We all know meditation is good for us and we all know we “should” do it. Maybe we even try… sometimes… But, in the midst of our busy, constantly-overfull lives, meditation often becomes just one more thing we are failing at. One more thing we don’t have time for.

Happily, it doesn’t have to be this way. We will spend an hour learning what it actually means to be mindful, and how to easily incorporate a simple meditation practice into our lives just as they are now. No more trying to change. No more “failing”. Discover how to live your life more mindfully, and walk away with several tools to incorporate a mindfulness practice that is just right for you.

Registration Here


The Art of a Mindful Life: Everyday Tasks As A Source of Joy

Thursdays, Oct 5 – 26

11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.

@{Sama} Food For Balance

$49/person

Join me for this four week series designed to wake us up to the beauty of our daily lives. We will explore the impact of our home environments, the way we clothe ourselves, the nourishment we offer (or deny) ourselves, and the influence of others on our mindset.
You can expect a brief meditation at the beginning of each class, followed by a discussion on the key tennets of living a joyful, mindful life. The best part? There is no need to change or “be better” to discover the joy of everyday living.
This course is designed for those that looking for little boost of joy. These practices are especially useful if you’ve been feeling overwhelmed, drained or fatigued by your life. No meditation experience needed.
Registration Coming Soon!

September Events

August 25, 2017

pt. 1: Flow and {Be} Still at The Southeast Yoga Conference

Saturday, Sept 9

8 – 8:45 a.m.

@ Southeast Yoga Conference

*FREE*

Join Meryl for an early, accessible flow that will focus on engaging the body and mind in preparation for a day of deep work. A light-hearted flow will wind us through gentle hip openers and heart openers to create the warmth and energy needed for our day. Gradually, we will balance movement with the quiet intention of stillness, setting ourselves up physically, emotionally, and mentally to dive deep into the day’s workshops.

pt. 2: Welcoming Meditation

Saturday, Sept. 9

8:45  – 9:00 a.m.

@ Southeast Yoga Conference

Join Meryl and other Southeast yogis as we cultivate beginners’ minds, open hearts, and community – a great way to begin your day and prepare to #learngrowfly at the Southeast Yoga Conference!

Register Here.


Meditation Open House at Sacred Chill {West}

Sunday, Sept. 10

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Sacred Chill {West}

*FREE *
Curious about meditation but not sure where to begin?
Join Sacred Chill {West} for our Meditation Open House!
Have a cup of tea, meet some of our community members and get a brief overview of what meditation is, how to sit comfortably and what to expect during our meditation classes.
Want to go deeper? Sign-up for your first meditation class during our open house and your first class is only $10!

Finding A Mindful Minute at Modern Mystic

Sunday, October 1

10:30 – 11:30 p.m.

@Modern Mystic

$15/person

Join Meryl Arnett, E-RYT 500, for a morning of meditation myth-busting! We all know meditation is good for us and we all know we “should” do it. Maybe we even try… sometimes… But, in the midst of our busy, constantly-overfull lives, meditation often becomes just one more thing we are failing at. One more thing we don’t have time for.

Happily, it doesn’t have to be this way. We will spend an hour learning what it actually means to be mindful, and how to easily incorporate a simple meditation practice into our lives just as they are now. No more trying to change. No more “failing”. Discover how to live your life more mindfully, and walk away with several tools to incorporate a mindfulness practice that is just right for you.

Registration Coming Soon!


Please join me this Sunday (August 20) at 4:30pm for the opportunity to use our practice to support and honor what is truly sacred to us: truth, unity, justice, and community.

This class is held at Sacred Chill {West} and is donation-based. No amount is too small. 100% proceeds will support the victims of Saturday’s domestic terrorist attack and continuing the work of equality for all. Cash or check only please.

Register Here.


Soul Tonic: the Mixology of Meditation, Asana & Chill

Saturday, June 24
7:00 – 9 p.m.
@ Sacred Thread Yoga (O4W location)
$25/person
In the midst of constant movement, Sacred Chill {West} is Atlanta’s first space devoted to the art and science of chill.

In this pop up class taught by co-founders of SCW, Meryl Arnett, Annelise Lonidier, and Octavia Raheem, you will connect to your center, flow and groove from that place, and finally land in a space devoted fully to stillness.

Prepare to be moved by music+ sounds that rise from the south of our hearts as we meditate, flow, activate mudra, practice yin, and yoga nidra in a way that feels like home; real and nourishing.

Drink in the breath and the fullness of what our yoga practice pours into us.

From the first sip, to the last exhale, this practice is sequenced to revive and refresh you; mind, body, heart, and soul.

Register Here.


dirtysouthyogafest 2017

Save the Date: July 29-30, 2017

I am thrilled to co-teach a signature {Sacred} experience with Octavia Raheem & Annelise Lonidier at the kick-off event for the 4th Annual Dirty South Yoga Fest!

 


Meditation Teacher Immersion

August 18 – 20, 2017

The Meditation module is part of our Art http://www.achaten-suisse.com/ of Chill Series: An Immersion and Self Care Experience for Yoga Teachers.This is part of our CEU program, designed to give teachers who currently hold a 200/500-certification additional tools to create chill space for self and students.

Weekend schedule:
Friday 7:45-9:15pm
Saturday 1:00-7:00pm
Sunday 8:30-3:30pm
The traditional yoga practice was originally designed to support extended periods of meditation, and yet most of us, as yoga teachers, received very little formal training in meditation. Your 200-hour training prepared you to guide your students through an in-depth yoga practice. Now, it is time to give them the next step. Meditation.
The research surrounding meditation shows it is powerfully potent, physically and chemically changing your brain, boosting immune function and increases positive emotions.
Sacred Chill {West}’s Meditation Immersion is designed for Yoga Teachers looking to incorporate meditation into their classes as well as for those wanting to deepen a personal meditation practice. In this 15-hour course, you will:
• Experience extended meditations
• Learn how to modify meditative postures for comfort
• Discover the differences between the most common meditation styles
• Create your own guided meditations
• Find your meditative voice through practice teaches with the guidance of a mentor
Expect to walk away comfortable with a silent, at-home meditation practice as well as ready to incorporate mini-meditations into your yoga classes. This is part of our CEU program, designed to give experienced teachers additional tools to create a speciality as a professional teacher.
Meryl Arnett, E-RYT 500 and Co-Owner of SCW, has been teaching in Atlanta since 2010. Her passion is introducing mindfulness in ways that are accessible to all of us. She has taught meditation to Fortune 500 companies, from the floor of Phillips Arena, at festivals across the city, and she helped create the first yoga + meditation studio in Atlanta to offer regular, independent meditation classes. Teaching over 300 hours of meditation each year, Meryl continues to study and practice daily with teachers she respects deeply, including Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Eline Snel, and Yoganand Michael Carroll. Learn more at merylarnett.com or sacredchillwest.com.
Pricing: $325- 30 days in advance/ $400 after

pt. 1: Flow and {Be} Still at The Southeast Yoga Conference

Saturday, Sept 9

8 – 8:45 a.m.

@ Southeast Yoga Conference

FREE

Join Meryl for an early, accessible flow that will focus on engaging the body and mind in preparation for a day of deep work. A light-hearted flow will wind us through gentle hip openers and heart openers to create the warmth and energy needed for our day. Gradually, we will balance movement with the quiet intention of stillness, setting ourselves up physically, emotionally, and mentally to dive deep into the day’s workshops.

pt. 2: Welcoming Meditation

Saturday, Sept. 9

8:45  – 9:00 a.m.

@ Southeast Yoga Conference

Join Meryl and other Southeast yogis as we cultivate beginners’ minds, open hearts, and community – a great way to begin your day and prepare to #learngrowfly at the Southeast Yoga Conference!

Register Here.

May is For Meditation! Join me for a group class or special event this month:

EVERY meditation class at Sacred Chill {West} is only $10/class for the month of May! Join me Mondays at 6:15 p.m. or Wednesdays at 7:45 p.m.


Mindful Parenting with Tallulah Montessori Preschool

Thursday, May 18

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

@ Tallulah Montessori Preschool

FREE

Join Tallulah Montessori teacher/owner Heather Wolf and me for a night of mindful parenting. We will be talking tips, tricks and practices that will you stay calm, compassionate and maybe even patient during the most trying of days.

No meditation experience needed.


Finding A Mindful Minute: An Introduction to Mindfulness

Sunday, June 4

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

@ Sacred Chill {West}

$25/person

Join Meryl Arnett, E-RYT 500, for an evening of meditation myth-busting! We all know meditation is good for us and we all know we “should” do it. Maybe we even try… sometimes… But, in the midst of our busy, constantly-overfull lives, meditation often becomes just one more thing we are failing at. One more thing we don’t have time for.

Happily, it doesn’t have to be this way. We will spend an hour learning what it actually means to be mindful, and how to easily incorporate mindfulness into our lives just as they are now. No more trying to change. No more “failing”. Discover how to live your life more mindfully, and walk away with several tools to incorporate a mindfulness practice that is just right for you.

Register Here.


Soul Tonic: the Mixology of Meditation, Asana & Chill

Saturday, June 24
7:00 – 9 p.m.
@ Sacred Thread Yoga (O4W location)
$25/person
In the midst of constant movement, Sacred Chill {West} is Atlanta’s first space devoted to the art and science of chill.

In this pop up class taught by co-founders of SCW, Meryl Arnett, Annelise Lonidier, and Octavia Raheem, you will connect to your center, flow and groove from that place, and finally land in a space devoted fully to stillness.

Prepare to be moved by music+ sounds that rise from the south of our hearts as we meditate, flow, activate mudra, practice yin, and yoga nidra in a way that feels like home; real and nourishing.

Drink in the breath and the fullness of what our yoga practice pours into us.

From the first sip, to the last exhale, this practice is sequenced to revive and refresh you; mind, body, heart, and soul.

Register Here.


Meditation Teacher Immersion

August 18 – 20, 2017

The Meditation module is part of our Art http://www.achaten-suisse.com/ of Chill Series: An Immersion and Self Care Experience for Yoga Teachers.This is part of our CEU program, designed to give teachers who currently hold a 200/500-certification additional tools to create chill space for self and students.

Weekend schedule:
Friday 7:45-9:15pm
Saturday 1:00-7:00pm
Sunday 8:30-3:30pm
The traditional yoga practice was originally designed to support extended periods of meditation, and yet most of us, as yoga teachers, received very little formal training in meditation. Your 200-hour training prepared you to guide your students through an in-depth yoga practice. Now, it is time to give them the next step. Meditation.
The research surrounding meditation shows it is powerfully potent, physically and chemically changing your brain, boosting immune function and increases positive emotions.
Sacred Chill {West}’s Meditation Immersion is designed for Yoga Teachers looking to incorporate meditation into their classes as well as for those wanting to deepen a personal meditation practice. In this 15-hour course, you will:
• Experience extended meditations
• Learn how to modify meditative postures for comfort
• Discover the differences between the most common meditation styles
• Create your own guided meditations
• Find your meditative voice through practice teaches with the guidance of a mentor
Expect to walk away comfortable with a silent, at-home meditation practice as well as ready to incorporate mini-meditations into your yoga classes. This is part of our CEU program, designed to give experienced teachers additional tools to create a speciality as a professional teacher.
Meryl Arnett, E-RYT 500 and Co-Owner of SCW, has been teaching in Atlanta since 2010. Her passion is introducing mindfulness in ways that are accessible to all of us. She has taught meditation to Fortune 500 companies, from the floor of Phillips Arena, at festivals across the city, and she helped create the first yoga + meditation studio in Atlanta to offer regular, independent meditation classes. Teaching over 300 hours of meditation each year, Meryl continues to study and practice daily with teachers she respects deeply, including Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, Eline Snel, and Yoganand Michael Carroll. Learn more at merylarnett.com or sacredchillwest.com.
Pricing: $325- 30 days in advance/ $400 after

pt. 1: Flow and {Be} Still at The Southeast Yoga Conference

Saturday, Sept 9

8 – 8:45 a.m.

@ Southeast Yoga Conference

FREE

Join Meryl for an early, accessible flow that will focus on engaging the body and mind in preparation for a day of deep work. A light-hearted flow will wind us through gentle hip openers and heart openers to create the warmth and energy needed for our day. Gradually, we will balance movement with the quiet intention of stillness, setting ourselves up physically, emotionally, and mentally to dive deep into the day’s workshops.

pt. 2: Welcoming Meditation

Saturday, Sept. 9

8:45  – 9:00 a.m.

@ Southeast Yoga Conference

Join Meryl and other Southeast yogis as we cultivate beginners’ minds, open hearts, and community – a great way to begin your day and prepare to #learngrowfly at the Southeast Yoga Conference!

Register Here.

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