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1/2 Day Workshop
Saturday, March 26
1 - 4pm

Learn to Meditate
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Meditation Retreat
May 13 - 15

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Meditation at River Time Yoga

River Time Yoga offers a series of Meditation Classes four times per year — spring, summer, fall, and winter. Each series comprises three two-hour classes. In addition, we offer Free Satsangs every Wednesday — join other like-minded participants for group meditation and yoga practices designed to help still your mind.

Free Satsangs

Wednesdays 12 - 1:15pm

Defined as "in community with seekers of the truth," Satsang gives you a beautiful opportunity to deepen your meditation practice in a group. Carolyn Beaver CSYT -- certified as a Meditation Group Leader as well as a Meditation Teacher through the Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram -- leads this weekly meditation. Each Satsang opens with teachings from yogic texts about meditation with time for Q&A, or with chanting or japa (mantra repetition). Your meditation period follows, with time for journaling and sharing. For more information on Swami Nirmalananda Saraswati and Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram visit While there is no fee for this program, donations to the Ashram are gratefully accepted. No prior experience is necessary.

Reasons to Meditate

There are many reasons to establish a meditation practice:

  • Calm and clarify your mind
  • Enjoy a new sense of wellbeing and resilience
  • Lay a strong foundation for personal and spiritual growth

In your very first meditation class, you can expect to experience these benefits as you meditate easily and deeply, even if it is your first time. You will learn how to find a comfortable seated position on folded blankets or in a standard chair padded with blankets.  Each class provides:

  • Introduction to the yoga philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism
  • Instruction in meditation founded in this philosophy
  • Meditation period
  • Discussion of your experiences
  • Troubleshooting any obstacles

Over the course, you discover how to set yourself up for effective meditation at home — and even when you travel. Simply put, this course prepares you to meditate for the rest of your life!


Statue of Ganesh at River Time Yoga

Minds free, thoughts gone,
Brows clear,  faces serene,
All that came out of them
Came quiet, like the four seasons.

— Chuang Tzu