On the path to Perfect Health: Meditation

butterfly meditation genevievenedder.comAs we enter a new year, it’s the perfect time for new, healthful practices. One of my renewed intentions is to expand my personal practice of daily meditation. To be honest, I’m re-arranging my schedule to include an early evening meditation at least twice a week. My evenings at home are more peaceful and relaxing when I make the time after work to meditate. I’m more centered and present with my husband. It’s one of my most fruitful intentions from the past year and a half and a direct outcome of my experiences at the Chopra Center and my Perfect Health  instructor program.

You may have seen the eblast or press release about my new offering of Group Meditation Classes beginning in Feb. Although I’ve had a long-time practice of meditation and continue to recognize its benefits, this coming February (February 20th, March 5th, March 12th and March 19thDue to family concerns, the March 19th meditation class will need to be rescheduled. Date TBA.) will be the first time I teach meditation in a group setting. It is a natural complement to Pilates and Movement, and I can personally attest that as my meditation practice deepens, I am able to be more ‘present’ and deepen my own Pilates practice.

There are many forms of meditation, from guided visualizations to yoga nidra to sound meditation, and more. Each brings its own techniques and benefits. In these first Group Meditation Classes, we’ll focus on breathing awareness exercises and a mantra-based meditation.  I’ll also lead you through some intention setting for greater peace, health and vitality.

“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet.
It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there” – Deepak Chopra

I hope you’ll join me on the path to Perfect Health. The Meditation Classes are an excellent window into the many benefits of the Perfect Health Program, which includes meditation as part of each lesson.

In health,
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Tucson Pilates Studio adds Meditation group classes

water dropletsDecember 17, 2015, Tucson, AZ – Body Fundamentals Pilates & Movement Studio in Tucson, Arizona recently added meditation group classes to its service offering. Founder and Director Geneviève Nedder is a long-time practitioner of meditation and credentialed to teach several forms of meditation.

Nedder shares, “There are many types of meditation, including, guided meditation,  moving meditation and mantra based meditation. In the initial four group classes, I’ll be teaching a mantra based meditation that uses breathing awareness techniques and intention setting.”

Not only is meditation is a powerful way to quiet the mind, it also reduces anxiety, improves sleep and lowers the heart rate, reduces blood pressure and even lowers cholesterol. “As my own practice deepens, I’m able to be more present in my life, and to experience greater peace and vitality,” said Nedder, who holds numerous Pilates certifications and is a Chopra Center Certified Instructor with a focus on Ayurveda. “My personal meditation practice is one of my strongest tools for transformation. It has helped me know myself at a much deeper level and helps me manage chronic pain, continue to heal physically and live with more balance on a day-to day basis.”

Nedder is offering the first series of group meditation classes on four Saturdays from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Pre-registration is open for the following dates:

  • February 20th
  • March 5th
  • March 12th
  • March 19th   Due to family concerns, the March 19th meditation class will need to be rescheduled. Date TBA.

Single classes are $40, or register for all four at a special introductory rate of $150. Advance payment required. Private meditation instruction is also available and ongoing.

About Body Fundamentals Programs

Geneviève Nedder’s Tucson, Arizona-based Body Fundamentals Pilates & Movement Studio offers private and semi-private sessions in a peaceful, serene setting. The studio focuses on  individualized, custom-created programs, including Advanced Pilates classes and workshops for Pilates instructors. To engage Nedder for a customized Pilates workshop or training, or for the Perfect Health Ayurvedic Lifestyle program call (520) 299-6541 or email her at change@bodyfundamentals.com. Visit bodyfundamentals.com for session information.

Beginning April 2016  the Chopra Center Perfect Health: Ayurvedic Lifestyle program will be offered at Body Fundamentals Tucson studio or at a location of your request. Please email change@bodyfundamentals.com to register for the Perfect Health program or retreat.