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Mindfulness Meditation


This class is taught by:

Seham Kafafi

Seham Kafafi graduated from King's College London’s Institute of Psychology in MSc. Mindfulness: Neuroscience and its Clinical Applications in January 2016. She was taught by leading neuroscientists in the field of mindfulness including Dr. Elena Antonova and Dr. Tania Singer. She conducted her thesis on the neural effects of meditation on the startle reflex. Her classes are drawn from evidence-based practices inspired by mindfulness scholars including Jon Kabat-Zinn and Mark Williams. Her classes are applicable to your daily routine, maintaining a secular approach, to make practice more accessible to diverse lifestyles.

Seham has conducted mindfulness workshops abroad for teachers, school counselors, and the general public. She currently works at the Dallas Yoga Center as the Assistant Manager of Mindfulness Programs and is dedicated to bringing the best mindfulness practices to the community.

Cheryl King

Cheryl King first encountered yoga and meditation in the 1980’s as a college student. Studying Buddhism with Professor Frederick J Streng, she became fascinated with the philosophy, ritual, and beauty of the Buddhist meditation practice and made her first trip to Thailand for a cultural immersion upon graduation.
 
Cheryl’s teaching style is interdisciplinary with emphasis on gentle movement and anatomical alignment. She encourages students to find and sustain a moment-to-moment experience through the practice of yoga and meditation.
 

Cheryl brings a spirit of loving kindness to her own practice and her teaching. Her life’s work involves exploring and teaching connection to self and one another.

 

Cheryl received her RYT 200 Hr at Dallas Yoga Center.

Kay Colbert , LCSW

Kay Colbert is LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker in Dallas with a long-term personal meditation and yoga practice.
 
Mindfulness has been transformational for her both professionally and personally. Kay has 300 hours of training in teaching Mindfulness-Based Programs through the University of California San Diego Medical School Center for Mindfulness. Kay has trained with Kristen Neff and Chris Germer, creators of MSC.

Laura Tulumbas

Laura has been practicing yoga for over 18 years and teaching for 15+ years. She initially found her practice via the restaurant business: burnt out, exhausted and losing it, she sought out yoga as a way to help manage her stress. Through her practice she found a way to cope and ultimately a way to dive more deeply into possibility and create meaning in this crazy world.
 

Laura Tulumbas is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor and Lifestyle Coach, AADP, a Certified Yoga Teacher E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance and a Reiki Master. She is previously a Certified Anusara Teacher, certified to teach at Virayoga in NYC in 2002 and is presently teaching a form of aligned flow hatha yoga that has evolved from this knowledge along with Rajanaka Tantra, Ayurveda, anatomy, breath, and the subtle body.

 

Her teachers include but are not limited to Dr. Douglas Brooks, Paul Muller-Ortega, Vaidya (Dr.) Naina Marballi, Cate Stillman, Brenda Villa, Dana Covello, Sharon Rudy, Amy Ippoliti, Elena Brower, Naime Jezzeny, Sianna Sherman, and John Friend. Her greatest teaching resource has been her own exploration of the body and what it has to offer.

 

in her office in the Wellness Center at DYC, Laura offers one-on-one nutritional counseling as well as and lifestyle counseling. Having seen and experienced the benefits of combining a yoga practice with daily routines and prescriptive eating according to her constitution she delights in educating others about the benefits of this path. She believes when we choose to fully step into our experience of being present and mindful we can make choices that will optimize our health, create vitality and offer us a life that we love.

 

Laura is a Reiki Master and offers one-on-one healing appointments using Reiki, a Japanese energy healing modality and crystals to unblock prana and move energy to unleash our greatest potential.

 

Laura is in awe of the elegance and intelligence of the body and she remains curious about how to tap into the potency and the abundance it has to offer. Laura is grateful to all of her teachers especially her two boys who serve as her best teachers, challenging her, loving her, and keeping it real. She is grateful to have a daily practice that serves as a way to refine her experience on a daily basis.

Classes will explore the ability to practice mindfulness throughout our daily lives based on central themes. During each session, we will use breathing, sensory experiences, visualization, intention, or mindful movement techniques. At the end of the class, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, talk about your experiences, and discuss physiological and psychological outcomes. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress, improve attention, cope with difficult situations, and increase feelings of compassion.

All levels welcome; previous background is not needed to begin.

Comfortable clothes suggested. Chairs will be available.


Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Nov 28 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm with Seham Kafafi
  • Thu Nov 30 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm with Seham Kafafi
  • Tue Dec 05 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm with Seham Kafafi
  • Thu Dec 07 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm with Cheryl King
  • Tue Dec 12 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm with Kay Colbert , LCSW
  • Thu Dec 14 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm with Laura Tulumbas
  • Tue Dec 19 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm with Seham Kafafi
  • Thu Dec 21 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm with Seham Kafafi
  • Tue Dec 26 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm with Seham Kafafi
  • Thu Dec 28 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm with Seham Kafafi
  • Tue Jan 02 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm with Seham Kafafi
  • Thu Jan 04 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm with Seham Kafafi
  • Tue Jan 09 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm with Seham Kafafi
  • Thu Jan 11 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm with Seham Kafafi
  • Tue Jan 16 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm with Seham Kafafi
  • Thu Jan 18 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm with Seham Kafafi
  • Tue Jan 23 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm with Seham Kafafi
  • Thu Jan 25 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm with Seham Kafafi
  • Tue Jan 30 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm with Seham Kafafi