Hybrid Meditation I : Learning the Basics
with Paul Emerson, Ph.D. and Eric Ness
After you register for this class, you will receive the zoom link the day before the class begins.
If you would like to retake Meditation I at half the cost please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hybrid Class on Tuesdays: September 12 – October 17, 2023
An In-Person Option and a Zoom Option Are Being Offered
Instructors: Paul Emerson, Ph.D. and Eric Ness, M.S
6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Section 1: (live at the Meditation Center, can zoom when you can’t make it)
Section 2 (zoom only):
This class introduces the student to the basics of meditation in the Himalayan Tradition. Relaxation techniques, pranayama (yogic breath), ideal sitting postures, and the use of mantra will be taught to help the student focus the mind and relax the body. Beginning Raja yoga philosophy is also included in this class. Treat yourself to the many benefits of a regular meditation practice.
Paul Emerson is a biomedical engineer with a Ph.D. He is the authority on the physiology of breathing for The Meditation Center and has been teaching yoga for over 30 years. Paul has worked as a research scientist, has been a manager of clinical research with a major biomedical company and a university instructor. In addition, he holds eight patents in the areas of dialysis and sleep therapy. he is a scholar of ancient yoga texts. Paul was certified by the Rockford School of Yoga and began teaching in 1975.
Eric Ness has been teaching meditation and yoga for over ten years. His teaching is based on the experiences that he had while immersed in a meditational environment. He deepened his study of meditation while participating in the residential program at the Meditation Center. He also trained for three years at the Swami Rama Institute for Meditation in India. His calm teaching style brings students the tools they need to move toward a peaceful state of mind. Eric is a member of the TMC Spiritual Committee.