The Complete Vinyasa
by Srivatsa Ramaswami

The Heart of Yoga
by T. K. V. Desikachar

Yoga of Heart
by Mark Whitwell

Back Care Basics
by Mary Pullig Schatz (M.D.)
stretching guide
Barbara Templeton, MS, E-RYT (500)
providing peace and power to individuals through yoga
yoga – more peace more power
Yoga in Ridgefield. Private Yoga Instruction in Redding, Ridgfield, Weston, Westport, Fairfield County. Teachers; Mark Whitwell, Srivatsa Ramaswami, from the lineage of Sri Krishnamacharya. Hatha Yoga in Fairfield County, CT. Hatha Yoga, Kripalu Yoga, Tantra Yoga.

August 27, 2015

Fall 2015 Meditation Series

"World-renowned neuroscientist Richie Davidson at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, along with his colleagues, want us to know three things: 1) you can train your brain to change, 2) that the change is measurable, and 3) new ways of thinking can change it for the better."

Please join me for my Meditation Series. We will meet Thursdays from 7:15-8:15 PM at my home in Redding beginning on September the 17th through November the 5th. My focus this Fall will be teaching a seamless practice of a short asana (posture) sequence, pranayama (breathing) then meditation with a mantra. I have spent over 40 hours this summer with my teacher, Srivatsa Ramaswami and I am eager to share what I have learned with you.

Please contact me as soon as possible to reserve your spot as space is limited.
The non-refundable fee for this 8 session series is $120 which can be paid at registration by cash or check made out to "Barbara Templeton". Your spot is reserved when your fee is received. My address will be provided when you sign up.

If you have friends who may be interested please pass this message on to them.

Thank you,

Yoga in Fairfield County Posted by Barbara at 11:09 AM stretching guide

June 04, 2015

Summer Meditation Series

Summer Yoga and Meditation Series

Sara Lazar PhD is a Nueroscientist at Mass General Hospital and a Professor at Harvard Medical School. She is conducting research on how yoga and meditation impact the brain and body, how the brain and the body interact with one another and how meditation influences the interaction between those two.She uses MRI to look at brain activity and detailed brain structures. People lie on the scanner and meditate and she sees what part of the brain is active.Her findings indicate that the brain can influence the body at a cellular level. Long term meditators have an increased amount of gray matter in a few areas of the brain that will enhance your senses as well as improve your working memory and executive decision making skills. Sara states, “It is well-documented that our cortex shrinks as we get older but in the region of the prefrontal cortex, 50 year old mediators had the same amount of gray matter as 25-year-olds.” Her studies show differences in brain volume after just 8 weeks of meditation practice.
Sara reinforces what I know to be true. Meditation seems to be beneficial for most people and the most important thing to do is to find a good teacher as meditation is simple but also complex. You have to understand what’s going on in your mind. “A good teacher is priceless,” says Sara.
Sara has been meditating for 20 years now and finds it to be very grounding, has reduced stress, helps her to think more clearly, it's great for interpersonal interactions and she has more empathy and compassion for people.

My summer meditation series meets on Wednesday evenings beginning June 17th through August 5th 2015 from 7:15-8:15 PM to learn and practice yoga and meditation together. The series will cover meditation basics, anapanasati meditation (meditation on the breath) and walking meditation. The non-refundable series cost is $120 payable by cash or check made out to "Barbara Templeton". Please contact me as soon as possible to reserve your spot. Your reservation is confirmed upon receipt of the series payment which you may send or drop off at my home. We meet at my home in Redding which is located at 7 Hill Rd. Feel free to e-mail me at or call me at 949.338.3793 for more information or to reserve your space.
Space is limited.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Be well,

Yoga in Fairfield County Posted by Barbara at 09:29 AM stretching guide

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