Welcome to Heartland Yoga Fest 2019! Look for our volunteers (they’ll have friendly faces and yellow vests) if you need anything or have questions during the event!
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Saturday, June 22

2:00pm CDT

What Is The Sound of One Hand Clapping? An intro to Zen Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

Awareness of posture, awareness of breath, awareness of Mind; Zen meditation is simple to practice anytime, anywhere. In this class we will explore meditation posture options from the formal cross-legged Lotus pose, comfortably sitting in a chair, to standing tall anywhere; learn how to reign in our monkey minds and return to an awareness of breath; and ponder Koans, paradoxical conundrums that defy rational answers.
After posture, breath, and Koan discussion we will “sit” in meditation for a few minutes. A Koan will then be introduced to the stillness, followed by 30 minutes of meditation with a midway posture change. Afterwards, students can discuss their experience. Or not. A very brief commentary of the Koan concludes the class.

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Jim Horton

Owner, Old School Yoga
Blinded by the Light in 1971, I have chased this Light for many decades. This quest has included studies in meditation and eastern philosophies, Near death Experience, sensory deprivation tanks, Werner Erhard's EST training, Robert Bly's Iron John, Indian gurus, Jungian and Gestalt... Read More →

Saturday June 22, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Classroom 204

4:00pm CDT

Intro to Mantra Meditation
Limited Capacity filling up

We will dive deeply into how to establish/re-establish /strengthen your daily meditation practice as a Yogi, exploring  the big picture of A. why meditate? B. why use a mantra? C. what and why tantra? We will practice mantra meditation, have discussion of your successes and obstacles, and examine  practical methods to achieve depth and peace: diet, breath, bathing, posture, time, Japa, place, chakras, chanting, ethics, sentient household etc. We are fortunate to have the blissful experience of musicians Sammi Mallett and Amory Bottorff to lead us in Kirtan  before our meditations. Come and reinvigorate your meditation practice and experience inner revolution.

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Dr. Douglas Bottorff

 Dr. Douglas Bottorff has practiced Raja Tantra Yoga for nearly 50 years and is passionate about teaching Yoga and Meditation to others. He is a registered Yoga  teacher and specializes in teaching Yoga and Meditation on an individual and small group basis. He is a Doctor of Chiropractic... Read More →

Saturday June 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Classroom 204
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