For the third year in a row, the Heartfulness Institute of Dayton invites the entire community downtown to Courthouse Square on Thursday Septemeber 21st, 2017 for free, beginner-friendly yoga and meditation sessions. This lovely, community building event celebrates both the autumn equinox and the United Nation’s International Day of Peace.
The idea for this type of “mass meditation” came from Libby Ballengee, a local event organizer, who was inspired by a similar event that was planned for New York City’s Central Park. She dubbed the first event “Dayton Big Quiet” and sought out assistance from meditation experts. Ballengee explains, “It started as a “what if” conversation on Twitter, and the idea took off. It was recommended that I check out the Natural Path Meditation Center in Beavercreek for help, and I’m so glad I did! They were the perfect partner for this event.”
They were perfect for the event because teaching meditation to the community is their speciality. The Natural Path Meditation Center is also known as The Heartfulness Institute of Dayton, a non-profit educational organization. They offer free relaxation, meditation, and yoga classes, as a service to the community, so that everyone has the same tools to manage stress. They are not affiliated with any religions. The meditation trainers simply want to help spread inner peace to all, in an effort to achieve world peace. The Dayton organization has been recognized by the State of Ohio for its significant contributions to the region.
Most recently, the organization opened a center inside the Fairfield Commons Mall, which offers these same free classes. It’s an incredible way to disconnect from our busy, plugged-in world, and simply let our minds rest. You can try out this heart-based meditation style at the meditation center in Beavercreek, the mall location, or downtown at this unique first day of fall event!
How to Go?
5:30pm Free Yoga class
6:15pm Free Heartfulness Meditation for Humanity
Come to either event or both! #DaytonBigQuiet
NOTE: Please bring your own yoga mat, towel or blanket for yoga. Organizers will have some chairs provided for meditation if you don’t want to sit on mats during meditation.
Info on Heartfulness at Fairfield Commons:
Tuesday 6 pm – 6.45 pm
Thursday 1 pm – 1.45 pm
Sunday 2 pm – 2.45 pm
Group Meditation :
Monday 9.15 pm-9.45pm
Tuesday 6.45pm – 7.15pm
Thursday 1.45 pm -2.15 pm
Friday 9.15 am – 9.45 am
Sunday 2.45 pm – 3.15 pm
Drop-in Relaxation and Meditation Sessions at all other times.
Heartfulness Introductory Session: Every Sunday 12:15pm and Thursday 7:15pm.
Clink above for information on additional series classes, yoga classes, private sessions, and more. All no charge!
Stressed? Seeking some peace of mind? Aren’t we all! It’s not as complicated as we tend to imagine. Self care, through movement and meditation, can dramatically improve our ability to cope with an increasingly stressful world.
Lots of folks are unaware that we have a wonderful resource nestled right here in the Miami Valley! The Natural Path Meditation Center, a non-denominational center that teaches a heart-based form of meditation called Heartfulness, is located in Beavercreek, conveniently close to both Fairfield and I-35 (directions below).
This weekend the Center is hosting their 2nd Annual HeartFest event. It’s a FREE & fun wellness festival, with workshops and vendors for all ages! Organizers hope that by offering tools for self care and inner peace, people will be able to live a more balanced life. How wonderful would that be for our community?
Curious about meditation, yoga, and wellness? Looking for ways to cope with stress? Seeking inner peace? Something to do with the kids? All of the above? Then this is sure to be a wonderful day you won’t want to miss!
- Heartfulness Meditation sessions all day
- Kids Tent with Activities for all ages
- Variety of Wellness Speakers & Vendors
- Movement Tent offering yoga, qigong, & Melt classes + Music!
- Food Trucks (Shakery Juice Bar, Harvest Mobile Cuisine, and Bella Sorella Pizza!)
- For the full schedule of events, click here.
How to go?
- 10am – 5pm on Saturday August 19, 2017.
- Free admission!
- Parking at St. Luke’s Parking Lot. For directions click here.
Recently I interviewed the three Dayton Police Majors, asking them what we can do to preventatively to help defeat the opioid crisis. “Teach people coping mechanisms,” was the resounding response. They explained that often they encounter good people who simply don’t know how to handle life’s disappointments, so they turn to drugs. It made me wonder what coping mechanisms are best, and really work?
In today’s heated and divisive political climate, again, people are searching for ways to de-stress and get perspective. Again, what is the best way to do just that? Turns out, whatever reason you may be seeking inner peace, meditation is far and away, one of the easiest and most effective ways to handle these difficulties.
In the Dayton area, accessing meditation and yoga (a physical form of meditation), just got a whole lot easier! The Heartfulness Institute, an all-volunteer non-profit organization associated with the United Nations, has expanded their facility to include a space in the Fairfield Commons Mall. There, they are offering free Relaxation and Meditation sessions and donation-based Yoga classes! This is the Institute’s first location inside a mall in the United States!
What is their motivation? To provide those coping mechanisms people so
desperately need. The Heartfulness group feels it is part of their service to humanity, to teach these relaxation and meditation techniques, so that each individual, and ultimately the world, can find peace.
Heartfulness Meditation is practiced in over 110 countries around the world. The Beavercreek center at 3153 Lantz Road has been open since 2000. This will be a 2nd location for them inside the mall in Beavercreek. Please make a point to stop out for either the grand opening this weekend, or anytime you need some relaxation, peace and harmony. This is the perfect way to unwind!
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 from 12-6pm. Lower Level near Elder Beerman.
12:30pm Inauguration and Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Bob Stone and Vice Mayor Julie Vann
1:00pm Dr. Gary Huber from Cincinnati to speak on Benefits of Meditation
1:30pm Brian Jones, Cleveland Heartfulness trainer to present on Heartfulness
2:00pm Experience of Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation
4:00pm Yoga with Janae Christopher (Ayurveda Yoga style)
4:45pm Experience of Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation
If you are looking to live a more balanced life in 2017, the new Heartfulness Master classes in Meditation are for you! And best part, they’re FREE! You can take them online or in person, at the Beavercreek Heartfulness meditation center. Don’t be intimidated by the term “masterclass” – they are great for beginners and advanced meditators alike.
You can take the classes online or in person over 3 days: Jan 2-4, 2016. Here are the options below:
1st option: Take the classes online at any time during the day. You can register at http://en.heartfulness.org/masterclass/
2nd option: In person at 7:30pm we will be hosting classes at the Beavercreek Heartfulness meditation center at 3153 Lantz Road, Beavercreek, Jan 2nd – Jan 4th. Please register at [email protected] to reserve your space at the meditation center.
3rd option: Mix and match online or in person. Take the class online one day and in person the other days or mix and match as you wish.
Here, you will find a wonderful video that highlights the masterclasses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq8rUcKfE_A&t=35s
More information below on topics covered for each of the 3 days:
2 January: RELAX. MEDITATE. The ‘Relax’ masterclass will be available online and accessible throughout the day. It runs for about an hour. In this first class, learn Heartfulness Relaxation for physical well-being, and Heartfulness Meditation on the source of light within your own heart.
3 January: REJUVENATE. SIMPLIFY. The ‘Rejuvenate’ masterclass will be available online and accessible throughout the day. It runs for about an hour. In this second class, be guided through a simple rejuvenation technique to unwind the mind at the end of the day, let go of stresses and emotions, and simplify your life.
4 January: CONNECT WITH YOUR INNER SELF. In this third class, learn to connect with your inner self by listening to the heart’s voice. Observe your deepest feelings, make wise choices and weave your destiny.
Availability of Videos:
Each masterclass video will be available for download, starting at midnight each day, on 2, 3, 4 January 2017 in various languages.
For all information and requests about these Master classes, please contact:[email protected].
September 21st is the United Nation’s International Day of Peace, and is the last official day of summer. The cusp of the Autumnal Equinox and a worldwide celebration of peace is the perfect day for Dayton’s 2nd annual Dayton Big Quiet.
Organizers from Heartfulness Dayton and Venus Child Productions have come together once again to host this free community event, to demonstrate the inner peace that comes from yoga and meditation. At 5:30pm, there is a free yoga 45 minute yoga class hosted by three area instructors: Melissa Ledinsky of Real Deal Yoga, Jeanine Parisi of Day Yoga, and Alex Keller of Do Yoga Dayton. Please bring a mat if you participate in the portion of the program.
Immediate following the yoga session, meditation trainers from the Natural Path Meditation Center in Beavercreek will do a brief introduction to the silent, heart-based meditation style known as “Heartfulness.” It’s non-denominational, and can be practiced by all faiths. Some chairs will be available, however if you can, please bring a blanket or pillow to ensure you are comfortable. The event will wrap up by 7pm.
Remember world peace starts with each of us individually!
The Natural Path Meditation Center in Beavercreek welcomes Grandmother Sapokniona Whitefeather, a spiritual leader from the Apache Nation, for a free talk on Love & Loving. The talk will be followed by a Heartfulness Meditation introductory session at the Natural Path Meditation Center in Beavercreek, seven serene acres dedicated to peace and meditation.
Sapokniona Whitefeather, affectionately known as “Grandmother”, is a Visionary, Wisdom Teacher and Keeper of the Earth. Grandmother’s goals are to help people to understand their journey here on Earth; to help others to see their full potential through their life experiences as well as through her teachings and example; lastly, to walk softly on Mother Earth and to respect all life forms everywhere.
She is a Certified Alternative Healer trained in numerous healing modalities, i.e., Light Weaving, Aromatherapy, Trauma Release, Enneagram, Energy Psychology, and Reiki. She is a Spiritual Counselor. Grandmother also recently completed her doctorate of divinity.
Grandmother has led workshops, retreats, teaching circles and ceremony. She has conducted Silent Retreats to help people to go within to connect with their Higher Self. This is achieved through different forms of guided imagery, walking meditations and ceremony.
Grandmother often works with veterans’ organizations focusing on helping veterans and their spouses to release trauma and supporting families to come back into balance through energy psychology and ceremony. Grandmother serves as board member for Cardinal Retreats, a Maine based service organization. She worked with Angel Fire Veterans Wellness retreat in New Mexico and has served as spiritual counselor at the Embrace The Vet retreat in Harpswell, Maine.
How to go? 10:30am May 15th at Natural Path Meditation Center 3153 Lantz Rd Beavercreek OH. Free!
Join the Natural Path Meditation Center for a day of Heartfulness meditation silent retreat on their serene, seven wooded acres nestled in the heart of Beavercreek . Help to elevate your own inner condition, as well as raise the vibration of our surrounding communities to create a more harmonious world!
You are welcome to join us for as many meditation sessions as you like. You may come to the center and meditate, or even join us remotely for the meditation sessions. There is never any fee charged to learn, or join us in meditation. We can accommodate close to 300 people in our hall.
If you’re coming for the first time, please come 15 minutes before the start of a meditation session to be given a brief introduction to the Heartfulness method of meditation at our welcome desk. Heartfulness is a silent, heart-based meditation on the source of light present within the heart, with the added benefit of yogic transmission.
Light refreshments will be available. No heavy breakfast or lunch will be provided. Plan to be light in body, mind and spirit!
How to go?
Sunday, April 17th, 2016 (in honor of UN World Health Day April 7th)
3153 Lantz Rd
Beavercreek, Ohio 45432
Heartfulness Meditation Relay Schedule:
9:00 am – 9:45am
10:30 am – 11:15 am
11:30am – 12:15pm
12.30pm – 1:15 pm
1:30pm – 2:15pm
2:30pm – 3:15pm
3:30pm – 4:15pm
4:30pm – 5:15pm