Eddie brings to the studio decades of meditation and yoga practice, as well as a deep passion for offering evidence-based, body-centered, mindfulness and self- compassion practices for addiction recovery, trauma relief, and self-care. He began his yoga practice in 1971 in a prison cell while serving time on a narcotics charge. Eddie started a regular meditation practice in 1982 and has been a practicing Buddhist since then, having studied and sat on three continents with dozens of eminent teachers, including H.H. the 14 th Dali Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh, spending the equivalent of two years in retreat setting.
Eddie is a Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT 200), meditation teacher, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS), and person in long term recovery. He facilitates groups in various substance misuse and eating disorder recovery settings, leads series classes, workshops, retreats, trainings for health professionals, and regularly presents at conferences and conventions. Eddie is on staff at the Center for Spiritual Emergence as a Clinical Spiritual Emergency Specialist – Intern (CSES-I), and along with Margaret Kirschner, is co-founder of A Mindful Emergence, LLC (amindfulemergence.com).
Moving Into Meditation (All Levels, Beginners Welcome)
Mondays from 2:30 to 3:30 pm
Moving into Meditation offers alternating periods of sitting meditation and gentle movement, focusing on body-centered mindfulness and self-compassion. Heart-opening phrases, along with simple breathing practices and slow movements, promote self awareness and connection to our own body, using the mind to heal the brain and movement to heal the body. This practice will help cultivate focus while building emotional resilience, balance and relaxation and is particularly appropriate for those experiencing chronic stress, anxiety, and patterns of obsessive thinking and compulsive behavior.