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Intro to Meditation with Stacey Ramsower Friday Night

Meditation has become a sort of buzz word over the past few years. Athletes, artists, even Howard Stern say they rely on a daily meditation practice to stay sane and perform their best, and the number of studies on the benefits of getting even 5 minutes of meditation in per day are piling up rather quickly.

And yet, knowing all of this, I struggle to meditate consistently. What seems so incredibly simple – sit and breathe and do nothing else – is actually incredibly difficult. I find myself making all kinds of excuses to not get my butt down on my meditation pillow…maybe I’m missing something?

Cue Stacey Ramsower walking into my life and offering to teach an Intro to Meditation workshop at Yogaleena. We met at Blacksmith coffee a few weeks ago to discuss this workshop and I was blown away by her serene demeanor and incredible knowledge on the subjects of yoga, ayurveda, meditation, and the subtle body. Let me tell you, she was so grounded and comfortable with herself and clear-headed…I’m pretty sure she levitated right out  to her car when I wasn’t looking.

Needless to say, I am thrilled she will be sharing her wisdom with us at Yogaleena THIS Friday from 7-9pm. Sign up now to secure a spot, you will not regret it!!!

Below is a brief Q&A with Stacey to get you even more pumped up about spending an evening with her. Enjoy, and see you Friday!


If you could study under anyone for a year, who would it be? 
I would spend a year at the Himalayan Institute.  It is where I’m currently completing my 500hr training, and it is where I found my spiritual home.  The whole place is a teacher, and the humans there are spectacular.
What do you consider your biggest accomplishment?
Making a living as a yoga teacher.  Not because it’s difficult (although it can be,) but because it has been my driving impulse from the first class I took- I have always wanted to study and share, and that is what I’ve managed to create for myself.
What’s your favorite book and why? 
Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins, because it is funny and sexy and imaginative and full of insanely rich language.  It makes me laugh and cry and reassess my life every time I read it.  
What’s your favorite blog post you’ve ever written and why (include a link)?
My most recent blog post is definitely my most honest, and that feels important and valuable. (
How do you stay balanced? How do you unwind? 
It’s very important for me to cook for myself and to spend time with people that I trust deeply.  Staying in close contact with my family, going to see live performances, making my own art and spending time outdoors are my biggest resources.
If you were exiled to a desert island and could only bring 3 things, what would they be (have to ask it because I love this question!)?
I love this question!!!  something soft (a blanket or a pillow), a painting of La Virgen de Guadalupe that my mom gave me, and a geode from the Arizona desert. 
How often do you meditate and how has that practice changed your life?
I meditate daily.  The practice has proven to me that it is my mind that creates most of my problems.  I have struggled with intense anxiety and addiction throughout my life, and meditation is the practice that has revealed the most.  Meditation shows me where the imbalance originates so that I can heal/seek support that I need.
Words of wisdom you live by?  
“If it’s all going to be ok then it already is ok.” -stranger

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