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Friday Night Series: The Path of Wellbeing – October 19
October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Despite physical or emotional pain, everyone can learn to develop compassion, wisdom, and even appreciation for our situation and our lives. In this three-week series with Kim and Dan, we’ll practice and learn how to regard difficulties as opportunities to deepen your relationship with yourself and others.
Discover a sense of peace and ease in your life which doesn’t depend on eradicating pain, generating pleasant feelings, or creating ideal circumstances. Our experienced teachers will guide you in a unique blend of embodiment practices, lovingkindness meditation, discussion, and experiential exercises to transform experiences of suffering and stress into openness and self-acceptance, while approaching all aspects of ourselves with kindness, compassion, and wisdom.
No experience with meditation, yoga, or mindfulness is necessary. Participants will be helped to find comfortable positions (including sitting, lying down, and standing), and encouraged to find ways to rest and recharge their bodies throughout the program. Chairs and cushions will be provided.
Sliding Scale Registration
- Students, seniors, or unemployed: $60
- IDP Monthly Members: $80
- Full Fee: $100
- Single Class Only: $25
Dan Cayer is a nationally certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and a meditator in the Shambhala tradition. After a serious injury left Dan unable to work or carry out household tasks like cleaning dishes, he began studying the Alexander Technique. His return to health, as well as his experience dealing with the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of pain, has inspired him to help others. Dan now teaches the Alexander Technique as a method of recovering balance and well-being. He advocates it as a fantastic embodiment of mindfulness and awareness both on and off the cushion.
Kimberly Brown, Executive Director and Board President, also leads mindfulness and compassion classes, workshops, and retreats for groups and individuals. Kim studies American and Tibetan Buddhism and practices lovingkindness meditation. Her teaching methods integrate depth psychology, compassion training, and traditional Buddhist techniques as a means to help everyone reconnect to their inherent clarity and openness. Discover more about Kim and her teaching at her website.
IDP strives to meet the financial needs of our community while facing the financial challenges of running a not-for-profit in NYC. Each of our paid programs grant one Work Study position to a reliable volunteer, and two POC Scholarships that reduce registration to half the lowest price for eligible students. You must apply for these programs at the link below no later than one week before the program begins.