OPENING TO THE LIGHT MEDITATION: WEEKEND WITH KAREN KORONA, M.S.

Karen Korona, yoga teacher and healer

Karen Korona, yoga teacher and healer

Join Lorrie Denesik in welcoming yogini/healer/transformational teacher Karen Korona back to town for an three-day intensive designed to enhance self-awareness and healing through yoga practices, including meditation.

Do you think of sitting quietly for at least 10 – 20 minutes a day examining your thoughts as if they were butterflies as in vintage Elizabeth Gilbert (“Eat, Pray, Love”)? If so, you might want to, well, examine your thoughts.

One definition of yoga is mastering the field of attention. Meditation is the vehicle that allows you to do that. In the yoga tradition, asana (poses) were originally designed to build strength and stamina to – guess what – sit for long periods of time in self-reflection, although even as little as 10 minutes a day of meditation can make a difference.

What kind of difference?

Scientists today have discovered what yogis knew 4,000 years ago: meditation helps the brain process information more efficiently, enhancing its capacity for perception, awareness, and efficiency. A Massachusetts General Hospital Study found long term meditators have thicker insula, the part of the brain linking the emotional to the thinking center. Meditators appear to be able to control their internal responses, psychological, and physical, to external stimulii more effectively than non-meditators, thereby quieting the noise in their heads from the inputs of the natural world. An impressive body of research also suggests meditation can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, decrease symptoms of depression and help people cope with chronic pain.

It’s all about finding focus. Focus is a mental muscle. By strengthening focus, we are able hold our attention in one place for a sustained period of time, which automatically reinforces our ability to remain in subtle states in meditation and also find the inner pathways that allow us to go deeper. Learning to resist distraction helps makes a person more grounded, less vulnerable to the shifting sands that are part of life and can lead to boredom, depression, and unattainable fantasies.

The weekend with Karen Korona begins with an introductory class on Friday, March 22, 6 – 9 p.m. at the Ah Haa School for the Arts.

On Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, the venue switches to The Peaks. Saturday is a half-day session, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. and 6 – 9 p.m.; the Sunday workshop goes from 11:30 – 4:30 p.m.

During the workshop, Karen guides students through a gentle, but powerful meditation technique to open the channel of Divine Light and unfold your true nature of loving kindness and compassion.

Karen Korona, MS, has taught Kundalini Yoga in the Denver Metro area for over 25 years, having studied yoga, meditation, and holistic healing with master teachers from around the world. Her healing treatments, classes and nutritional education have allowed her to heal men, women, children, even animals over the years.

For further information and registration, contact Lorrie at (970)- 729-1783 or visit Karen Korona.com.

For a preview, of Karen in action watch this video.

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