Meditation Overview

sukasana“Meditation is the only intentional, systematic human activity which at bottom is about not trying to improve yourself or get anywhere else, but simply to realize where you already are.”
― Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Our selection of meditation instruction and practice times offer a chance to explore different methods of mindfulness. Some meditation practices lead us to mindfulness through specific actions; chanting mantra, japa or counting. Other methods create mindfulness through a receptive or passive approach; guided imagery, yoga nidra or Zen.

Explore and discover what modality is your most appropriate transit to calming the fluctuations of the mind. We have a variety of regular monthly offerings by donation as well as class “specials”, workshops and events that arise on an ongoing basis.

Guided Journey Meditation for Relaxation

This meditation uses visualization to focus the mind and relax the body. Participants are invited to a comfortable seated or reclined posture and guided to a state of relaxation by Alison DeNicola. Themes for meditation vary monthly and are listed on our class schedule.

Alison DeNicola is a certified Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra teacher and a Five Elements Yoga Teacher through Kripalu. She is a Hypnotherapist, IET practitioner and has completed training in Restorative Yoga, Intuitive Coaching, Chakra Therapy and more.

First Friday of each month, 7:00-8:00pm

Suggested donation $10 to benefit a charity of the teacher’s choice.

Meditation for Good Mental Health

Group meditation instruction and discussion of the mental health benefits led by Carlo Codato. Participants will have time to practice skills and share with others about the process.

Carlo is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. Among other modalities, he teaches meditation to his clients to cope with anxiety, stress and depression.

Second Friday of each month, 7 – 8pm.

Suggested donation $10 to benefit the teacher.

Yoga Nidra

Melt away the work week and recharge for the weekend with Jen Irwin. Yoga Nidra is practiced lying down comfortably. It is a deep guided relaxation that systematically encourages tension release from every part of the body leaving the practitioner feeling rested, relaxed and recharged. Bring a mat or blanket if you prefer to use your own.

3rd Friday of each month with Amy Livolsi, 7:00 – 7:45pm
Last Friday of each month with Jen Irwin, 7:00 – 7:45pm

Open to all, no fee. Donations are graciously accepted to support Domus Foundation.  $10 suggested but not required. Participation in one’s wellness is already a contribution to our collective wellness.

Japa Meditation

Japa is a meditative practice of reciting mantra on your mala beads, focusing the mind on a mantra that is repeated once for each bead on a mala (string of 108 prayer beads). This form of meditation is particularly useful for those who have trouble keeping the mind from straying off during meditation practice as it uses a tactile focus (fingers on the beads) as well as a mental focus (thinking mind on the mantra). Bring your own mala, or purchase one at Dew. Contact Ann to learn more.

Ann Russell eRYT-500hr has studied Hatha, Kundalini, Ashtanga, Sivananda, and Vinyasa styles of practice. Longing to deepen her personal experience and garner more tools as a teacher, Ann was led to the “Kripalu Center for Yoga” in the Berkshires to continue her on-going education. There she received her 500-hour certification.

Japa is offered after all of Ann’s weekly classes – Monday at 6:30pm, Tuesday at 12:15pm, Saturday at 5:15pm.

Open to all, no fee.

Pranayama and Meditation

A blend of pranayama, mindfulness and meditation with the aim of providing samples practice and benefit of each. Class includes instruction, practice and discussion.

Offered every Monday at 7pm with Stephen Lincoln, Free if you are attending the class before or $10 drop in, members free.

Read more about Stephen Lincoln on our Teachers page.

Understanding and Practicing Meditation

We hear about meditation everywhere – in the media, spirituality, self-help, schools, even the military. What is it really? Join Rand Littlestone for an hour exploration into meditation. Be guided in a seated meditation practice followed by teachings on what it’s all about, how to do it and why. Observations and questions will be welcomed. No experience is necessary.

Offered every Sunday at 5:15pm.

Contributions to Dew Yoga sliding scale fund are welcome but not required. Bring your curiosity. A suggested contribution of $10 is appreciated but not required.