Meditation Instruction

Practiced for thousands of years, meditation is a tool for rediscovering the body’s own inner intelligence. Primordial Sound Meditation uses individually selected sounds of nature called mantras to disconnect us from the activity of life. These primordial sounds are based on the vibration the universe was creating at the moment of your birth.

Primordial Sound Meditation is an adaptation of Transcendental Meditation as introduced by the Maharishi Mahesh “the” Yogi in 60’s.

Adapted by Drs Deepak Chopra and David Simon, maintaining the ancient wisdom technique and instruction, and incorporating the scientific evidence of the efficacy of the practice to the student it allows for anyone to establish a consistent practice.

As meditation is considered “the heart” of yoga it is recommended for anyone who wishes to know deeper peace, enjoy greater freedom and mastery of life. Primordial Sound Meditation is considered the gold standard of meditation and is a panacea to health and healing.

Free Intro to Meditation

Joyful Yoga offers an introductory meditation class on the first Friday of each month.

Whether you are a seasoned meditator, a crisis meditator or completely new to meditation this class will help you establish a consistant practice.

One thing that has been well established through miriad studies is that a consistant meditation practice is the path to healing physically, mentally and emotionally.

This class is for those who want to relieve stress from their body and incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives.

In the soothing atmosphere of our beautiful studio, each class begins with a brief introduction from the teacher that includes a simple meditation technique that can be learned easily and that will guide you into the inner quiet of your practice. This is followed with a group meditation.

Join us to reap the benefits of meditation and bring peace and happiness into your life.

When: First friday of each monthTime: 4-5 PM

What Is Primordial Sound Meditation?

Primordial Sound Meditation, or PSM, is a healing practice that allows us to experience inner calm and deep relaxation. For thousands of years, people have used meditation to move beyond the mind’s busy activity and emotional turbulence into profound peace and expanded awareness.

In the age of digital devices, social media, and busy schedules, the restful awareness we experience during meditation is more valuable than ever. The term “restful awareness” captures the unique combination of physical relaxation and an alert yet quiet mind. The pace of life has accelerated, and every day we are bombarded with more information and stimulation than our ancestors encountered during entire lifetimes. Not surprisingly, the number of people suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic health problems is on the rise—and many are searching for peace of mind.

The most direct way to experience inner silence and well-being is meditation, a tool to rediscover the body’s own inner intelligence. As scientific research reveals, when you meditate, your breathing slows, blood pressure decreases, and stress hormone levels fall.

Primordial Sound Meditation isn’t about forcing your mind to be quiet, it’s about experiencing the silence that’s already there and making it a part of your life. Silence is the birthplace of happiness, creativity, and infinite possibilities. From this field of pure potentiality we get our bursts of inspiration, our most intuitive thoughts, and our deepest sense of connection to the Universe. Practicing meditation on a daily basis allows you to weave silence and stillness into your mind and body to create a life of greater compassion and fulfillment. Even when your mind is filled with agitated thoughts, you still have access to the inner stillness and calm that always lies beneath the choppy surface of thought and emotion.

Primordial Sounds and Mantras

There are many different ways to meditate. As a certified Chopra Center Teacher, Tess Chiodo offers instruction in Primordial Sound Meditation, a powerful meditation technique rooted in the Vedic tradition of India. Chopra Center co-founders Deepak Chopra and David Simon have revived this ancient practice of sound meditation and made it available in a format that’s easy to learn.

When you learn Primordial Sound Meditation, you will receive a personal mantra. A mantra is a specific sound or vibration—which when repeated silently—helps you to enter deeper levels of awareness. A Sanskrit term that translates as “vehicle of the mind,” a mantra truly is a vehicle that takes you into quieter, more peaceful levels of the mind.

The mantra you will receive is the vibration the universe was creating at the time and place of your birth, and it is calculated following Vedic mathematic formulas. When you silently repeat your mantra in meditation, it creates a vibration that helps you slip into the space between your thoughts, into the complete silence that is sometimes referred to as “the gap.” Your mind is no longer caught up in its noisy internal chatter and is instead exposed to its own deepest nature: pure awareness.

What Are the Benefits of Meditation?

As many studies show, a regular meditation practice offers numerous health benefits, including lowering blood pressure, strengthening the immune system, and releasing stress and fatigue. In fact, meditating for half an hour provides more psychological rest than a full night’s sleep. As you meditate on a regular basis, you will notice an increased sense of well-being as well as greater energy and creativity.

Today doctors are increasingly citing stress as a major contributing factor to most illnesses. Even though meditation should not be considered a cure by itself, research has shown it to be beneficial for a wide range of health problems. As stress is greatly eliminated through Primordial Sound Meditation, our minds and bodies begin to function with maximum effectiveness, creating health, vitality, and happiness.

Practicing Primordial Sound Meditation on a daily basis can help you to:

  • Manage stress
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Improve your relationships
  • Create inner peace
  • Awaken your intuition
  • Lower your blood pressure
  • Become less judgmental
  • Connect to spirit
  • Enhance your sleep patterns

Primordial Sound Meditation Instruction Course

When: Offered once each month this course consists of 4 sessions over 2 consecutive afternoons.
Time: 1-4 PM (varies depending on class size)

Day 1:In session One you will be introduced to the basic principles of meditation, its history and the importance of your mantra.

In Session Two (which immediately follows Session One) you will receive instruction in your personal Primordial Sound Mantra and learn to use it. You will then meditate for the first time using your mantra.

Day 2:In Session Three you will learn the practical aspects of meditation, share your experience, receive answers to any questions and meditate with your instructor.

In Session Four you will attend a lecture about the higher states of consciousnessthat can be achieved with regular Primordial Sound Meditation Practice.

Applications and dates of next course are available at the front desk.
Price: $295 (includes personal Mantra provided by the Chopra center and all materials

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