Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) and Yoga Workshop, starts Tuesday February 6 on Mercer Island. Offered by Michelle Chambers and Maya Nader

What to expect:  
Each three-hour weekly session will include 2 hours of CCT and 1 hour of yoga asana. The 2-hour CCT format is comprised of meditation, review of related scientific findings, and exercises in group or self-discovery. The yoga portion of each session will offer mindful movement and breathing practices to encourage embodiment of the tools and concepts introduced in CCT.
Daily guided meditation to develop kindness, strength, resilience, courage, connection with others, and self-compassion. You will have permanent access to 8 guided meditations. No prior meditation experience required.

Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT)
CCT is an 8-week course that was developed at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) to support adults who want to live a more grounded and meaningful life. The guided meditations offered in this protocol are derived from practices found in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition yet they have been adapted to an urban, modern life and are non-denominational and secular.

Step 1: Settle the mind
Step 2: Cultivate loving-kindness
Step 3: Develop loving-kindness and compassion for oneself. 2 sessions for this step as it is often the most difficult one!
Step 4: Establish our shared common humanity, recognizing Interdependence
Step 5: cultivate compassion toward all others
Step 6: Building resilience to recognize the pain and suffering, and facing it with a warm embrace. Last session is to integrate all the steps in one meditation Yoga and Mindful Movement
The Yoga practice offered in this workshop is specifically designed to accompany and enhance the CCT curriculum. It provides a platform for integrating loving-kindness and compassion into body, mind, and heart. This practice is accessible for all levels of practitioner, and no prior yoga experience is required.

COST: $360 for the whole workshop
8 sessions: Tuesday February 6, 13, 20, 27. March 6, 13, 20, 27.
Location: 5472 West mercer Way

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