Vipassana: Meditation Course or Prison Camp?

Vipassana: Meditation Course or Prison Camp?

Recently, I attended a Vipassana Meditation course outside of Rockford, IL.  These meditation courses are offered all over the world & are free to any who would like to participate.  This course is 10 Days and asks you to observe Noble Silence, and to relinquish any of your regular activities (i.e. exercise, reading, journaling, etc.) to strictly focus on learning this meditation technique.  My experience is outlined is a revealing, candid, and really lengthy blog post titled, "Vipassana: Meditation Course or Prison Camp?" ... I hope you are intrigued.

Reiki Meditation & Asana Practice w/ Tiffany Ketchmark

This past weekend I was able to attend a Reiki Meditation on Saturday, and asana with Reiki Meditation on Sunday guided by yoga instructor Tiffany Ketchmark.  The Breathing Tree invited Tiffany to be a guest teacher, and what a treat it was. 

Yoga & Reiki Instructor Tiffany Ketchmark

Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle of channeling energy by means of body scanning and light touch. These techniques are able to activate natural healing processes and restore physical and emotional well-being.  This was not my first experience with Reiki, and with each energy healer there is an authentic approach and efficiency to their work.  Tiffany's presence and soothing character was refreshing throughout the two workshop style classes that she held.  Plus, the asana practice was meditative and really opened up the heart.  Wonderful. If you missed out on this opportunity, no worries, she will be returning to The Breathing Tree in June!