Wed, Mar 09|
Zion Church Sanctuary
Lenten Meditation & Story Series - Part 1 of 5
In this 5-part series, we explore how meditation can bring us closer to our connection to prayer. Then, we will connect to our spiritual path by hearing a story and being in the story. This series is open to everyone. You do not need to be a Zion member to attend. In-person and via Zoom.
Time & Location
Mar 09, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Zion Church Sanctuary, 96 E Allendale Rd, Saddle River, NJ 07458, USA
About The Event
Entering to Meditation
“Opening our Hearts to Prayer through Meditation and Breath”
In this series, we will explore how gentle movement, meditation and breath can bring us closer to our connection to prayer and to our own spiritual path. When our bodies and minds are relaxed and still, we are able to connect on a deeper level, without the distractions of our everyday thoughts. Together, we will practice gentle seated movement, allowing the physical body to release any tension and connects us to the breath. By using gentle breath techniques, the body is calmed and readied for meditation. Simple guided meditations bring our minds and hearts to a place that is open and ready to connect with prayer. No yoga or meditation experience necessary.
Each week, gentle seated postures will be introduced and built upon to ease physical tension and provide a greater sense of ease. Varying breath techniques will be used and incorporated. A different guided mediation, inspired by the Lenten season will be the main focus of each week. 30 minutes.
Led by Amanda Lohman Yeu RYT 500, EOLD, Body Positive Works Yoga Director
Growing with Story
“Connecting our heart to our Spiritual path.”
After entering to the meditation part of the Lenten series, we will connect to our spiritual path by hearing a story and being in the story. At each session of the series, different guest will share their own stories for us to hear, reflect, connect, and grow. This will be a relaxing fun 30 minutes.
Led by pastor Jisun Kwak, Zion Evangelical Church of Saddle River.
Amanda has been practicing yoga for over twenty years. She is an RYT-500, having taken both of her 200 and 300hr teacher trainings with Yoga Synthesis. She also specializes in Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and meditation. Her classes are based on the philosophy that our life journey never ends and that every day presents an opportunity for positive growth and change. She emphasizes adaptability, accessibility and acknowledge the individualistic experience of growing a yoga practice. Currently, she is studying to become certified in Yoga Therapy. Her other life calling is being an End of Life Doula (EOLD). It is always an honor for Amanda to share her practice and what she has learned on her own journey, with others.
Pastor Jisun is the pastor at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saddle River. Jisun garnered Ph. D degree in religion and psychology from Drew University and served at the various churches as an ordained pastor for 27 years. Utilizing her knowledge of psychology and being interested in helping fellow servants of Christ in need, Jisun has gained extensive experience as a pastoral counselor at both the Hilltop Counseling Center in Mendham, New Jersey, and with the Pastoral Counseling Service of Northern New Jersey.