iRest Yoga NIdra at Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness with Sydney Spears was an opportunity to work with a master teacher. Sydney was able to teach us the value of iRest as all of us have some trauma to one degree or another and can benefit from the practice of Yoga NIdra. What made this class enjoyable to me were the discussions both pre and post a session. Sydney made the application of the practices seem real and applicable… because she has lots of experience in teaching and dealing with the subject of trauma. I honor her kind and compassionate approach as she led us deeper into ourselves to encourage our own healing.
“I have been practicing Mindfulness for almost 20 years. It wasn’t until I got involved with MAM that I truly realized more of what mindfulness has to offer. MAM has provided me a safe place of likeminded people to continue my journey through this life by using mindfulness as one of my guides.”
Meet Erik Hulse, a retired police officer, trained Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher, and PauseFirst: Mindfulness for First Responders teacher who leads a number of classes and courses for the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness.
True freedom comes from within. Through the practice of mindfulness we cultivate an understanding of, and a new relationship with, the things that most often hold us captive, such as ignorance, attachment and aversion.
Busting myths about mindfulness and highlighting the importance of dedicating practice to the benefit of all beings.
The practice of mindfulness releases us from the constant striving of becoming and makes space for being.