The Power of Awareness
With Lani Weissbach
Thursday, March 21st-April 25
Indy Movement Arts Collective
"The act of taking your seat in your life, which could also be seen as taking a stand of a certain kind, on a regular basis, is in and of itself a profound expression of human intelligence. Ultimately, it is a radical act of sanity and love - namely to stop all the doing that carries us through our moments without truly inhabiting them, and actually drop into being, even for one fleeting moment. That dropping in is the exceedingly simple, but at the same time, hugely radical act undergirding mindfulness as a meditation practice and as a way of being..."
What is Mindfulness?
The practice of mindfulness, which can be defined as paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, nonjudgmentally, is a simple and profound method for everyone who seeks to feel greater ease and enjoyment in their lives. Some of the benefits of a mindfulness meditation practice include:
Gaining a foundation of calm and inner stability
Growing compassion for self and others
Gaining a wider and deeper insight into "unsolvable" problems, both professional and personal
Attaining more resilience in the face of crises or setbacks, and receiving successes and failures alike with acceptance and grace
Relief from physical pain, tension, and the effects of stress
Rediscovering enjoyment in the life you have
Join us for the new offering led by Lani Weissbach, IMAC's Director of Embodied Learning, to explore these powerful, timeless teachings in community with others of like minds. Each weekly session will include:
A brief check-in
A short didactic talk on the theme of the week
A meditation (20-25 minutes)
Q & A/reflection period at the end
Registration is required to attend this 6-week course and will be limited to 15 participants. Registration for single classes will open on March 1st for those that want to participate but cannot attend every class in the course. A cash donation of any amount for each class will be gratefully accepted. This is completely optional, and everyone is welcome regardless of ability to pay. If you prefer to donate via PayPal or Venmo, please use the following links:
PayPal for Lani (Ariel) Weissbach: https://paypal.me/laniweissbach
Venmo for Lani (Ariel) Weissbach: https://account.venmo.com/u/Lani-Weissbach
Chairs will be provided for each participant; however, if you prefer to sit on the floor (using a meditation cushion or bench), you are welcome to bring your own props. If you plan to sit on the floor, consider bringing an additional blanket for extra cushioning, as we will be on a carpeted but hard floor. Participants will be encouraged to cultivate a meditation practice outside of class, and tips on how to do this effectively will be shared. Please plan to wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing. This course is suitable for people of all levels of experience with meditation, and we welcome people of all ethnicities, races, genders, sexual orientation, abilities and spiritual inclinations.
Book Your Spot
March 21st-April 25th
Registration for single classes will open on March 1st for those who want to participate but are unable to attend every class in the 6-week course.
About the Instructor
Meet Lani Weissbach
Lani Weissbach has been a devoted educator of mindful movement and meditation practices for over 30 years and has been privileged to work with thousands of students from all walks of life. She teaches yoga, meditation, and somatic movement/dance for a variety of organizations including colleges and universities, private studios, businesses, and wellness centers. Lani is a certified somatic movement educator with the Eastwest Somatics Institute, a certified yoga teacher with the Integral Yoga Institute, and will graduate from a 2-year mindfulness meditation teacher certification program with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield in 2025. Lani is the Director of Embodied Learning for the Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective, where she teaches somatic movement/dance classes and organizes workshops. Lani has an MFA in dance from Arizona State University, is a Master Somatic Movement Educator/Therapist (MSME/T) with the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA) and isa Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) with Yoga Alliance.