"Meditation helps us on many levels, from simple relaxation to freedom from suffering and full liberation of heart and mind."
Joanne Nowa


The practice of mindfulness and meditation is one of the most powerful healers of suffering, anxiety and worry. Learning how to breathe properly, stay focused, be present and become witnesses to our thoughts are the tools and skills you need to live a more balanced and peaceful life.

While you will still be aware of life's stresses and challenges, they will become less daunting and more manageable as you grow into your meditation practice and learn to incorporate it into your life on a regular basis. You will notice improvement of any chronic health conditions, as well as a greater sense of peace and focus in your daily life.

What Can I Expect During My First Meditation Therapy Session?

Meditation Therapy sessions are designed with you--your health care needs and your stresses in mind.

A Meditation Therapy session will start with an assessment of your individual needs, and a program of specifically selected meditation techniques, along with a variety of other yogic lifestyle changes that will help you to become stronger and more at ease in your everyday life.

This session will include: Guided meditations, gentle yoga stretches, breathing exercises and discussions on how to bring mindfulness in our day to day life.

Life Mentoring and Spiritual Counseling are also included in these sessions to assist you with the tools to be fully established on the path of Self healing and living a life with meaning and purpose.Practices will be suggested to integrate into your daily life so that you will begin to experience personal transformation and to live a better quality of life.


MEDITATION THERAPY

What Are the Benefits of Meditation Therapy?

Meditation quiets the mind and allows your body and spirit to heal and recover. While many people can benefit from integrating a meditation practice into their lives, meditation has proven instrumental, through scientific study in improving symptoms for the following medical conditions:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Heart Disease
  • Digestive Issues
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Insomnia
  • Side effects of prescription drugs or radiation

It allows us to:

  • defuse stress and experience greater calm
  • connect to our feelings
  • expand our sense of who we are, beyond our fears and self-judgment
  • discover inner resources that can change our everyday lives
  • awaken our capacity for insight and wisdom.

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  • Please fill out Client Form and send it back before the scheduled appointment.
  • The first initial session is 75 minutes-by appointment
  • Follow up sessions are 1 hour-by appointment.
  • Sessions can be done at the studio, in the privacy of your home, your office or via Skype.
  • To schedule an appointment or for more info. please contact Joanne by email or call her directly 514-928-1981
  • CANCELLATION OF ANY APPOINTMENT A 24 HOUR NOTICE IS REQUIRED

Private Meditation Instruction

Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation

Are you hesitant or feel uncomfortable learning meditation in a group setting? Then you may want to consider scheduling a private meditation class or classes where you can receive personalized attention and guidance regarding meditation and begin to learn how to set up a regular Meditation Practice.

As you practice meditation regularly, you return to your natural state of peacefulness, awareness and relaxation that can benefit all aspects of your health and life. Practicing meditation regularly increases awareness of the present moment, reduces stress, promotes deep sleep and the ability to embrace life's ever changing impermanence and enhance will also both personal and spiritual growth.

The class will begin with how to set the foundation of the practice. There will be a few practical suggestions to help adjust lifestyle habits as well as what will be most supportive to integrate your new meditation practice into daily life. Joanne will answer any questions you may have regarding meditation or creating your practice. Then, she will guide you through a meditation as a way of warming up and directly experiencing meditation.

Meditation techniques and methods that are included in a private session are:

  • Guided meditations
  • Breath meditation
  • Mantra meditations
  • Exploring different relaxation techniques
  • Practical guidance on how to refine your meditation such as posture, diet, duration, timing etc.
  • Discussion and feedback about the benefits realized
  • How to develop and commit to a practice at home

A minimum of 3 Private sessions will assist you in creating a new foundation this new habit and practice. It may vary per individual while some may need more than the amount suggested or you may practice on your own after the suggested amount and then book a Private class when needed as a way to stay on course.

  • The first initial session is 75 minutes-by appointment
  • Follow up sessions are 1 hour-by appointment.
  • Sessions can be done at the studio, in the privacy of your home, your office or via Skype.
  • To schedule an appointment or for more info. please contact Joanne by email or call her directly 514-928-1981
  • CANCELLATION OF ANY APPOINTMENT A 24 HOUR NOTICE IS REQUIRED

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Private Meditation Sessions via Skype


WORKSHOPS

Mindfulness Meditation and Yin Yoga

In today's modern world, meditation is becoming more popular as people search for ways to relax, de-stress, accelerate their spiritual development and enhance their quality of life.

In this 2 hour workshop Joanne Nowa a certified Yoga and Meditation Therapist will guide you with different techniques to quiet your mind and discussions on how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life. Joanne will also explore mindfulness of the body through a yin yoga practice learning specific Yin Yoga sequences to promote health and balance.

Combining the physical practice of Yin Yoga with a guided meditation helps to unlock deep holding patterns in the mind and body. Through long, deep stretches the therapeutic practice of Yin Yoga will prepare the physical and subtle bodies for meditation and relaxation.

See Joanne's teaching schedule for classes, courses and workshops.


"When I first met Joanne I was in a state of loss and confusion. After a few sessions, I could already notice an increase and grounding of my focus. She encourages and inspires me to make the life changes I think about practicing. She teaches at her students' pace with a calm and steady voice, and openly learns as much from them as they do from her. She is a true and caring teacher of yoga, meditation, and is a therapeutic conversationalist as well. I am very grateful for the calmness and friendship that Joanne has brought into my life."

Namaste, Trevor

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