Yin Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation
Virtual Zoom Classes by Donation
with Jennifer O'Sullivan & Sarah Jane Shangraw
In this time of unprecedented uncertainty, our practice is a refuge.
I've joined forces with my collegue and fellow Insight Yoga teacher, Sarah Jane Shangraw, to bring to you twice weekly, live Yin Yoga & Mindfulness classes via Zoom. These teachings are a nectar that can keep us nourished while fortifying our resolve.
In the Buddhist tradition of dana, we are offering these classes by donation. Dana means generosity or alms and refers to the custom that teachers accept donations offered freely by students rather than set a price on their teachings.
With a heartfelt bow, we offer these classes for dana so that those with financial insecurity can access these essential practices. Suggested dana is: $5-$15. Links will be in your confirmation email.
We have classes scheduled to the first week of May, but will add more as needed.
* Try to sign up at least a half hour before start time to allow for plenty of time for the email with the Zoom link to arrive in your inbox. Check your SPAM and Promotions folders if you can't find the confirmation. *
Jennifer O'Sullivan: Jennifer deeply believes in the power of yoga and meditation to nurture the human spirit and promote radical and meaningful change in our lives and in our society. She views the work we do on our mats and cushions as “lab time” where we practice the methods that help us show up in the world with a more open heart. With a potent blend of ancient wisdom teachings and contemporary spiritual psychology, Jennifer's mission is to help others cultivate the inner resources of resilience, courage, and genuine happiness.
Jennifer has been teaching in the Washington, DC area for nearly 15 years. Along the way, she's had the great privilege to study with exemplary yoga teachers from a number of disciplines but her biggest influences are Don and Amba Stapleton of Nosara Yoga Institute and Sarah Powers’ Insight Yoga approach to Yin Yoga, Buddhism, Taoism, and Spiritual Psychology. Click here to learn more about Jennifer and her approach.
Sarah Jane Shangraw: Sarah Jane studied religion from an anthropological perspective well before discovering Wisdom teachings as a source of personal support. Now, in her courses, classes, and coaching, she weaves together yogic and Buddhist methods with psychospiritual inquiry as a means to nourish the body, heal the heart, and train the mind. She believes that inner freedom is possible even amidst difficulty, when we take life as the path.
She has numerous certifications and identifies as a life-long learner (who is currently immersed in a meditation teacher training with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach and is taking up study of the Satiptthana Sutta). Sarah Jane retreats annually and works to uncover her unconscious bias to keep her practice and teaching fresh and responsive. She offers deep gratitude to her teachers, friends, and spiritual family. Visit Sarah Jane's website to learn more about her and other things she offers.
Both Sarah Jane and Jennifer are Insight Yoga teachers and mentors in the Insight Yoga Institute, having been endorced by their primary teacher, Sarah Powers.