November C-ville Satsang with Daniel Hickman

Common Ground is very happy to be hosting C’ville Satsang again, a monthly gathering organized by Lynsie McKeown.

About C’ville Satsang:
C’ville Satsang is a local group of like-minded individuals seeking a greater sense of community and connection through the love of all things yoga. Once a month we gather together to play, practice, discuss, meditate or chant. This group is intended as a collaboration between teachers, students and the yoga curious as a way to keep expanding our knowledge and loving support off our mats.

This event is offered to the community at no charge; donations to Common Ground are welcome to support use of their space.

About November’s Satsang:
We are delighted to have Daniel Hickman return to Charlottesville to lead C’ville Satsang. We will use this time to connect, reflect and learn from one another. This will include: time to settle in & find your ‘seat,’ some mild pranayama (respiration cultivation) and a 25 minute vipassana meditation (partially guided). We will also practice an exercise in a basic listening technique, to help cultivate more awareness and a clear connection to others (a technique worthy of practice!!).  Sat can be interpreted as ‘divine,’ ‘truth’ or ‘absolute existence.’ Sanga can be interpreted as ‘to join,’ ‘gathering,’ ‘community’ or ‘association.’ Satsang is an excellent addition to one’s sadhana (practice).

Please arrive 5-10 early and bring a donation to offer Common Ground Healing Arts.

About Daniel Hickman:
Daniel Hickman is a mind-body educator with over 30 years of experience. He teaches in the Military Advanced Training Center (MATC) at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, Maryland where he offers adaptive yogic practices for those affected by warfare & severe trauma. He facilitates workshops, seminars and trainings internationally. In his past life he was an artist-educator, and performed in multicultural & interactive shows for audiences of children. He worked in the Barns of Wolf Trap, The Imagination Stage, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the Discovery Theater of the Smithsonian Institution. Daniel works with persons spanning the age of 5 to 85 and always meets the individual exactly where they are. He believes there is no ‘right’ way to do yoga, that there are numerous ways and the best way is for you to find your own way. He is the lead of the Silk Road Yoga Sangha and creator of the Multidisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training. His hobbies include traveling and traditional rock climbing.

Questions? Please reach out to lynsie.mckeown at gmail dot com

About Lynsie McKeown:
Yoga came into Lynsie’s life during a challenging time of transition and loss. The practice of Yoga provided a way to transform struggle into opportunity and she continues to draw inspiration from the never-ending journey of the human heart. Her devotion for greater awareness and spiritual growth are reflected in her teaching and writing. She strives to support, uplift and empower others to walk their own path to healing and growth with courage, authenticity and grace.

Lynsie also holds a BA in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia, is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and an Assisted Thai Yoga Bodyworker.

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