Mindfulness is often spoken of as the heart of Buddhist meditation. It’s not about Buddhism, but about paying attention. That’s what all meditation is, no matter what tradition or particular technique is used. ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
There are many ways to meditate. Many ways to become present. Don’t be fooled. It doesn’t have to look like sitting on the banks of the Ganges in India (although that is an amazing experience!) or sitting cross-legged on a hard floor while losing the feeling in your legs and maintaining silence for an hour.
Walking quietly in nature, noticing the rustle of leaves, or the way the light shines differently at certain times of the year can be a walking meditation. Sitting comfortably and singing mantra is another form of meditation. Lying down and listening to a guided meditation with headphones can feel particularly supportive during times of extreme stress. Just sitting and becoming aware of the present moment is a beautiful way to begin practicing meditation.
Through meditation, through awareness and willful efforts, you can learn to keep your centers open. You do this by just relaxing and releasing. ~Michael Singer
I love to teach meditation! It is a tool that we can all access for a richer life. Anyone of any age and ability can do the meditations that I teach. I offer many different types of meditation instruction: guided meditation, relaxation techniques, walking meditation, silent meditation, Tonglen and breath-work.
Personalized Meditation Sessions:
I have created personalized meditations for people of all ages. People have asked for help with anxiety, insomnia, nervous system relaxation, birth preparation, PTSD symptoms and grief support.
One hour session: $110 (In person or by phone/Zoom.)
Includes an opening ritual, meditation, discussion and closing. The entire hour is recorded for you to have and re-listen to. A short questionnaire is emailed out ahead of time to determine what meditation style will best suit our time.
As a Vietnam veteran, and survivor of too many suicides by friends and family, Roxanna’s guided meditations bring me to tears of joy, that I, an imperfect human, can learn to love myself. ~Rick S.
Roxanna sees the sacred in every one and in all experiences. From birth to death and every last second of life in between, she lives as a Prayer for the Highest Good. -Nancy W.
Several years ago my partner of eight years committed suicide. Roxanna returned to the cabin Chris and I had shared during our years together and led a healing ritual that helped transform the energy around his death. Suddenly I could remember the smiling, loving man and not just the angry, sad man. It’s been a tremendous gift to be able to remember him without the darkness. ~Kerri M.