Updated: Jan 19, 2022
I am pleased to announce a new weekly class that I will be co-teaching with Jane Fryer at Nalu in Nosara Costa Rica.
Meets weekly on Saturdays from 8:30a – 9:30a at Nalu, Nosara Costa Rica, Starting February 5th 2022
The practice of mindfulness meditation has been practiced for centuries to help end suffering and bring relief to those who practice it. Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to what is happening in the present moment without judgement. When we practice mindfulness, we can tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.
Each week there will be a mindfulness topic and some instructions and guidance offered for a meditation practice. The group will be led by the facilitator in a meditation. After which a short talk or discussion on the topic will be held. At the end of each session attendees are encouraged to ask questions about the topic or any part of their ongoing practice.
The class will be led by Ron Nikel and Jane Fryer with additional guest speakers from time to time.
About Ron Nikel C-MMT
I came to the mindfulness meditation practice in 2012 after confronting my own struggles with PTSD, stress and trauma. Looking for solutions, I enrolled in an 8-week workshop focusing on mindfulness meditation that help put me on the road to recovery and personal transformation. The remarkable changes that began to take shape in my life from this practice compelled me to continue my study and practice of mindfulness meditation as well as other meditation modalities. Since then I completed a 2-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program (MMTCP) with western meditation pioneers, Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. I have also had the privilege to study under other talented well known teachers such as Vinny Ferarro, Sean Feit Oakes and Pamela Weiss in the San Francisco Bay Area.
My eagerness to learn more and be of service to others has led me to continue my education even further by enrolling in a 1-year teacher certification training program with Gabor Maté that focuses on using mindfulness to resolve PTSD and trauma called Compassionate Inquiry.
Additionally, I am also trained as a plant medicine facilitation using various plant based medicines to help others heal from PTSD, trauma and other mental health disorders.
About Jane Fryer, E-RYT 500, NYI, 1000
I always create a different bio for each of my many offerings on the path of being human.
This particular opportunity to share who I am is near and dear to my heart. Mindfulness Meditation starts with learning how to develop awareness. This mainly involves slowing down and noticing what is happening, right now, in your body. Once you notice it, you can cultivate a distinct power because you can choose what to do from a place of wholeness and possibility. You will then have agency over your own self. This is part of the process that can also be quite challenging and that also takes practice. This is Mindfulness Meditation in a nutshell.
Although I have decades of meditation experience, I chose to learn how to teach mindfulness because it is considered to be the most "user friendly" of any type of meditation I know. This inspires me to be of service and teach as many people as possible.
Please join me as a humble guide to what is possible when you meet yourself with awareness, compassion and for whatever is happening right now. Ron has prepared an outstanding outline of our practice format giving participants the option to discuss what they learn and to ask questions. Class will also include informal chats about meditation practice, and its history that is relevant to your journey.