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YBB Meditation: Come As You Are

The Come as You Are series was created by Yoga Behind Bars, a Seattle-based non-profit that has been offering yoga and meditation to youth and adults living behind bars since 2008. These meditations are all trauma-informed and each focuses on invitation language, giving you options and inviting you to show up just as you are. Together we explore the idea of connecting to something greater than ourselves, we practice choosing how to respond to our environment and its stimuli, and we gently focus on feelings of gratitude and wonder. All three classes start with gentle, trauma-informed dynamic and intuitive movement followed by guided visualizations to bring peace, deeply relax, and connect. 10% of revenue from these meditations is donated to Yoga Behind Bars. | 50 minute sessions | 80 minute sessions

Classes in Series

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Nature's Rhythm

In this Nature’s Rhythm meditation we will focus on dropping into our body sensations, imagining experiences in the natural world through visualization, and exploring the idea of connecting to something greater than ourselves. The Nature's Rhythm meditation is great if you are looking to feel more grounded and connected to your senses and the natural world around you. 10% of revenue from this class is donated to Yoga Behind Bars. | 50 minute class | 80 minute session

Meditation  |  Yoga Behind Bars  |  Basic

Resilience

In this Resilience meditation we will practice expanding our capacity to recover from difficulties. We will explore the idea of being a witness - a witness to our own bodies and it's movements, to our breath and to our thoughts. We will work on choosing how to respond to our environment and its stimuli, rather than reacting in habitual ways that may limit us or cause us to suffer. This class begins with about 20 minutes of accessible movement then transitions into a relaxation and awareness-focused meditation. 10% of revenue from this class is donated to Yoga Behind Bars. | 50 minute class | 80 minute session

Meditation  |  Yoga Behind Bars  |  Basic

Gratitude

In this Gratitude meditation, we will be focusing on gently exploring gratitude and wonder - in our bodies, in our surroundings, and for other living beings. This class begins with about twenty minutes of gentle movement, followed by a seated meditation and then rest. Expect slightly longer pauses and more open space than our other offerings, perhaps giving you additional time to feel into your own experience. If you are looking to gently notice feelings of appreciation and to train your brain towards positivity, this meditation is for you. 10% of revenue from this class is donated to Yoga Behind Bars. | 50 minute class | 80 minute session