Metta Yoga and Music Therapy

with Ian Wilkes in July

 

Monday 5:30pm to 7pm

Thursday 8am to 9:30am

Friday 8am to 9:30am

 

$15 class tuition

 

A unique yoga class for all level practitioners that combines the traditional teachings of Hatha Yoga (asana, pranayama and mantra chanting) with the Buddhist teachings of Metta (loving kindness),  mindfulness meditation, and music therapy. This class is designed as a journey into the heart of awakening through opening the mind and relaxing body with a seamless combination of ancient healing arts led by international yoga, Buddhist meditation and music therapy teacher Ian Wilkes. For more information message ian.l.wilkes@gmail.com

 

 

Ian Wilkes is a yoga and Buddhist meditation teacher from Norwich Vermont. As a young adolescent Ian received the teachings of the Dharma and meditation from his mother and other well known masters such as Thicht Naht Hahn. When Ian graduated high school he left Vermont to pursue a career in business in New York City where he lived and worked as a hotel manager in Times Square. After 6 years of a material wealth based life he decided to sell everything, quit everything, pack a bag and begin the journey home. In the years to come Ian traveled extensively throughout South America, Southeast Asia and India seeking the truths of our human experience through the teachings of ancient wisdom and his own experience. From living in silence with Buddhist monks in northern Burma to being an apprentice to indigenous plant shamans in the Amazon to living in yoga ashrams throughout India, Ian brings a unique and dynamic approach to opening the heart, grounding the mind in the present and creating the conditions for insight by utilizing healing practices from around the world along with his own creation of medicinal music.  In 2016 Ian created the grassroots charity organization Anahata Ma which brings teachers of healing practice from all over the world together to share their gifts by donation to raise money to build clean water systems and support a small orphanage in southern India.  Ian continues to travel globally both as a student and teacher without a place of permanent residence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Students with financial need can apply for scholarship for partial tuition for lessons or classes.  The process is confidential.

Email info@sevenstarsarts.org or talk to your teacher for an application.

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