Classes and Groups

For meeting days and times see our complete Calendar of classes.

For more detailed information about our classes, please email the Instructor directly.


Classes

Chair Yoga with Antonio

Every Tuesday 3-4 pm and Thursday 1-2 pm
Cost per class: 100 pesos. Packages available. 

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Chair yoga is a general term for practices that modify yoga poses so that they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions. Many of the basic body mechanics of the individual postures are retained, no matter the stance of the practitioner. While seated on chairs, students can do versions of twists, hip stretches, forward bends, and mild backbends. In addition to a good stretch, chair yoga participants can also enjoy other health benefits of yoga, including improved muscle tone, better breathing habits,reduction of stressbetter sleep, and a sense of well-being.

Who Can Do Chair Yoga?

Chair yoga classes are most widely available in senior centers and retirement homes, as senior citizens are its biggest target audience, but obese people and people with neurological diseases are also good candidates to give the chair method a try. Office workers can also take advantage of chair yoga’s adaptations to sneak in some stretches at work.

Those of you with disabilities, weight challenges, inflexibility, or who just cannot get on the floor for any reason (such as age or being in a crowded work environment) can benefit from a daily practice of yoga on a chair in the comfort of your home or office. The chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of your body allowing you to take full advantage of yoga’s amazing fitness and health potential. Even if you are in a wheelchair, you can receive the many benefits of chair yoga–the integration of body, mind, and spirit that keeps the yoga practitioner at the top of their game.

antonio@lifepathretreats.com. Mexican cell phone: 044.415.101.6179. 

 


Enneagram Intermediate Group, Levels 1 and 2

Note: Before attending this group, it is necessary to complete the Introduction to the Enneagram series

Level 1: Mondays 11 am – 12:30 pm
Level 2: Wednesdays 1-2:30 pm
Level 3 (beginning February 16, 2016): Tuesdays, 12:30-2 pm

Suggested donation: 100 pesos (not required for attendance)

Allen ZeesmanCombining modern psychological insights with traditional spiritual wisdom, the Enneagram provides a universal language that helps foster greater understanding of ourselves and others. The course is led by Allen Zeesman, a member of  LifePath’s Enneagram therapy group. 

How to register

Please e-mail Allen at allen.zeesman@gmail.com.


February 2016: Spring Renewal – Body, Mind, and Spirit

with Cheryl Berkowitz (CHHC, HC)
Wednesdays February 17, 24 & March 2, 2016
10-11:30am

Spring is on the wing! And your renewal is at hand!

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LabrynthSpring is a time of rebirth, when everything that’s lain dormant begins to emerge and bloom, a time when we can naturally embrace our own regeneration and rejuvenation. In this three-part program, we will attend to the body, mind and spirit. Each session will offer information, experiential processes, and heartfelt discussion to move us towards greater health, consciousness and connection.

Cost per participant: $65 USD.

For registration and/or further information, please e-mail Cheryl Berkowitz at info@cherylberkowitz.com.

38DSC_8133About the facilitator
Cheryl Berkowitz is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor and Health Coach working with individuals in private practice and as an educator, workshop facilitator and consultant to organizations. She is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. In the 90s, Cheryl directed educational programs for a staff of 400 at the Omega Institute, a premier U.S. retreat center offering lifelong learning workshops on holistic health, inspired living, and creating community to more than 20,000 people annually. Cheryl has been a certified Polarity Therapist since 1993 and a mindfulness meditation practitioner since 1985. She completed the Spiritual Lifestyle Training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in 1989. Her website is cherylberkowitz.com, and she can be contacted via e-mail at info@cherylberkowitz.com.

 

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER | AVISO DE DESCARGO DE RESPONSABILIDAD
Even though LifePath Center screens all facilitators and teachers to the best of our capabilities, in order to make sure that the quality of the event(s) they offer is up to the standards LifePath Center has come to be recognized for; it is not always possible to foresee specific outcomes of every event. LifePath Center is not financially liable or responsible for any moneys received or refunds due to/from any facilitator or teacher; therefore, it is each facilitator’s and each teacher’s responsibility to deal with any financial issues or concerns which may arise from a student or group of students. It is in our best interest and that of our customers that all such matters are settled in a responsible, transparent, and ethical manner.
Si bien LifePath Center hace un chequeo previo de los facilitadores y maestros en cuanto nuestras capacidades permiten, con el fin de asegurarnos de que la calidad de los eventos ofrecidos cumple con el estándar establecido por LifePath Center; no siempre es posible prever los resultados específicos de cada evento. LifePath Center no asume ninguna responsabilidad ni obligación por pagos realizados o reembolsos pendientes de/a cualquier facilitador o maestro, por lo tanto, es la responsabilidad de cada facilitador o maestro manejar cualquier malentendido o conflicto que pudiera surgir con uno o más estudiantes o asistentes. Es nuestro interés primordial y el de nuestros clientes que todos estos temas puedan resolverse de manera responsable, transparente, y ética.

Gentle Yoga with Anabel / Alejandro*

Saturdays 10-11:15 am
Cost per class: 110 pesos 

*Teachers alternate.

yoga_props_small-57A yoga prop is an object that helps stretch, strengthen, relax, or improve the alignment of the body. It helps sustain the practice of asanas for a longer duration, and conserves energy. These props allow asanas to be practiced in a relaxed way, and balance the body and mind actively as well as passively.

The use of props improves blood circulation and breathing capacity. It activates the muscles, tones the body´s organs, and relives undue mental and physical stress or strain. Props help increase flexibility and stamina and, at the same time relax slack and tired muscles. They help to rejuvenate the entire body, without increasing physical fatigue.

Props provide a sense of direction and alignment, and help increase and enhance the understanding of each asana. They serve as a silent instructor. As stress is reduced, anxiety, fears and depression also disappear, helping those under emotional strain cope better with all aspects of their lives.

Ultimately, Yoga with props creates a feeling of peace and tranquility and culminates in a fresh perspective and renewed strength.


Introduction to the Enneagram

Next intro series: February 22nd, 29th & March 7th; 12:30-2 pm
Suggested donation: 100 pesos (not required for attendance)

A 3 class series, led by Allen Zeesman; series to be repeated.

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Allen ZeesmanCombining modern psychological insights with traditional spiritual wisdom, the Enneagram provides a universal language that helps foster greater understanding of ourselves and others. This course is designed for the curious beginner wants to learn more. The course is led by Allen Zeesman, a member of  LifePath’s Enneagram therapy group. Dr. Beverly Nelson will co-facilitate this class on occasion.

How to register

PRE-REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY for these class series. Please e-mail Allen at allen.zeesman@gmail.com.


March 2016: Facing the Armies of Mara – class series with Ann Barden

March 8th, 10th, 15th and 17th, 2016
10:00am-12:00pm
By donation

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Mara is a personification, as a mythical being, of the obstacles to wholesomeness, happiness, and awakening. The suttas tell of Mara visiting the Buddha on the eve of his awakening and being defeated by his concentration and clarity. Can we face these same obstacles with wisdom, compassion, and sometimes even humor?

There is no fee for the classes but there will be an opportunity to offer a donation.

Class size is limited to 20. To register, email Ann at bardena@umich.edu or call her at 154 51 04.

About Ann Barden 

photo-head shotAnn Barden is a teacher of Vipassana,  (Insight) Meditation.  She has been practicing  and teaching for many years.  Her greatest interest is in the core teachings of the Buddha – suffering, the cause of suffering, and the end of suffering – and how those are experienced in our lives today. She aspires to realize, and teaches in support of the realization of others, the freedom from suffering that is promised in these teachings.
She has taught meditation through the Ann Arbor Adult Education program, in various classes and retreats through Deep Spring Center in Ann Arbor, with Insight Meditation AnnArbor, and at the Meditation Center of San Miguel in Mexico, and at Lifepath with the San Miguel Meditation Community.  She has trained with Barbara Brodsky of Deep Spring Center and with Matthew Flickstein of the Forestway.  She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Qi Gong with Christian

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Cost per class: 110 pesos

QI GONG (pronounced “Tchi Kong”) is the father of Tai Chi Chuan and its origins go back to the beginnings of the Chinese civilization, from the ancient taoist’s gymnastics of longevity. In fact, Tai Chi Chuan is an inner martial art codified in the 17th century, created from the fusion between martial art’s techniques and Qi Gong. 

QI GONG is part of one of the five branches of the traditional Chinese medicine, and means: “ Control of the vital energy “.It is a traditional Chinese gymnastics whose practice consists of slow and gentle movements, combined with breath exercises and concentration of the mind. This thousand-year-old discipline helps the circulation of the energy through the body.

QI GONG is not a martial art and its aim is always spiritual and therapeutic.

The regular practice of QI GONG:

  • Calms and relaxes the mind
  • Reinforces the neuromuscular system and makes it more flexible
  • Optimizes all the functions of the organism                                                       
  • Supports the immune system and sustains the strengths of self-recovery            
  • Guarantees good health and vitality

QI  GONG is a practice for everybody, regardless of gender, religion, age of physical condition. The classes are imparted by Christian, teacher certified by the “Ling Gui” school and  Dr. Liu Dong (www.linggui.fr), school  of Therapeutic Qi Gong, in Paris/France.

Trilingual classes:  English-Spanish-French.

christian.shiatsu_qigong@yahoo.com. Mexican cell phone: 044.415.100.2675

 


Sound Meditation with Billy White

IMPORTANT: Sound Meditation returns on Wednesday January 20th, 2016. 

Wednesdays 6:30-7:45 pm
Suggested donation: 100 pesos

Come to LifePath to experience the incredible sounds that invite one to enter a deeper level of awareness!

Please be punctual and bring a cushion and/or blanket for sitting comfortably on the floor.

About Billy White

With over 30 years as a professional musician, known as a guitarist/percussionist and world music performer, and 20 yrs. studying and practicing meditation, yoga, and sound healing, Billy is now working on a series of recordings that utilize various instruments, voice and sound design to increase relaxation and expand awareness and health.

Most recently, he has been exploring the realm of overtone singing, producing 2 or more notes from a single voice, expanding the harmonic spectrum and resonance in the human body, similar to Tuvan throat singers and Tibetan monks.

Billy has returned to San Miguel for a brief time, and will be leading sound meditations using Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, didjeridoo, frame drums, harmonium and other instruments, to create a deep and healing experience of sound and vibration.


Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Antonio Elugardo

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11:15 am
Cost per class: 100 pesos. Packages available.

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I rejoice
Spirit awakened
My lifetime changed
For I have dipped my soul
In the ocean of yoga

We practice basic Vinyasa Flow Yoga postures. A sequence of stretches linked with deep Breathing and Graceful Movement. THIS Yoga practice is for everyBODY – it will change YOUR life!

antonio@lifepathretreats.com. Mexican cell phone: 044.415.101.6179. 

 


Yoga Classes for All Levels with Anabel Cárdenas Dugal

Mondays and Thursdays 5:45-7 pm
Cost per class: 110 pesos

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Anabel Cardenas Dugal teaches Hatha Yoga for all levels from beginner to advanced in a group setting. She incorporates standing, sitting, and laying down yoga asanas with emphasis on the breathing process. She always tries to lead and encourage her students to move within a safe range of motion and to know and respect his or her limits and honor that we all go and grow at our own pace. Pranayama and breathing techniques are a essential component of her yoga classes. Her yoga classes address the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual life of a human being.

anabel@lifepathretreats.com


Yoga with Antonio

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 8:30 – 9:45 am
Cost per class: 100 pesos. Packages available.

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Join Antonio for a unique approach to Yoga that integrates element of QiGong, Ashtanga, Iyengar and Vinyasa. All while using breath awareness to bring you to a relaxing, calm state of mind!

Private instruction also available.

antonio@lifepathretreats.com. Mexican cell phone: 044.415.101.6179.

 


Groups

Enneagram Group Therapy

Thursdays 3:15-5:15 pm

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Closed Group. To inquire abouit joining, please contact beverly@lifepathretreats.com. Mexican cell phone: 044.415.101.8003. 


Silent Meditation with the SMA Meditation Community

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 10-11 am
All offerings are free, donations welcome.

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The SMA Meditation Community is an open, flowing collection of people from different traditions (including various Buddhist lineages) who share a love of sitting in silence. We also share a love of spiritual community free of doctrine or belief, based in equality and mutual respect. Everyone is welcome. Because friendships with like-minded people support the inner path, we usually meet informally after sittings to share ideas and come to know one another.

Although the forty-minute silent meditations begin at 10:10 and end at 10:50, please feel free to come and go quietly at any time. Meditation assistance is available before or after the sit. For more in-depth meditation instruction, please e-mail jermer@hotmail.com.

For more information or to be on our mailing list, contact:  SMAMC@lifepathretreats.com

 


The Brain Exchange – Women’s Drop-In Brainstorming and Networking Session

Every first Wednesday of every month 

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5:00 – 8:00 PM
Cooperation per person: $50 pesos

All women are welcome!
No reservation needed!

If you need ideas for anything—a book title, how to manage your difficult grandson, where to take people in Mexico City, how to persuade your husband to move here, whether or not you should (fill in the blank), how to market your business,
if you have a problem to solve and need possible solutions,
if you crave support for a challenging time in your life
or if you want to network and enjoy a memorable evening sharing with other creative women

You are invited to attend the Brain Exchange!

The drop-in group meets once a month for networking and for formal, structured brainstorming that is extremely effective and productive. Don’t wait until you need an idea or have a problem; you are welcome any time.

The Brain Exchange met in San Miguel for five years but has been on hiatus for a few years now. It was a wildly popular, fun, and productive group with both regulars and new attendees every month. “I gained a new client one month,” says one veteran Brain Exchanger. “I receive great support when I was opening my new business here,” said another. “I always go away feeling embraced – and happy!”

Under the leadership of Margaret Nash and Sarah Powers, the first meeting of Phase II of the Brain Exchange will take place on Wednesday, August 5 at 5:00 PM.

5:00 to 5:30 — Mix and mingle
5:30 Formal meeting begins

No reservations are needed. However, we ask that you plan to stay for the entire meeting as a courtesy to all the women who attend.