Workshops Seminars & Lectures

Cultivating Mindfulness - A Path to Awakening with Ann Barden (March Series)

Cultivating Mindfulness with Ann Barden; Tuesdays, March, 7, 14, 21, & 28, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm; Donation only; To register, email Ann at bardena@umich.edu; The Buddha's teaching, The Four Foundations of Mindfulness, offers clear, active practices in support of cultivating continuous Mindfulness. In these two classes, we will work with the second Foundation. That is mindfulness of Feelings; the characteristic of every moment of experience to be pleasant, unpleasant, or neither pleasant nor unpleasant. This may sound simple, but it is not easy! Some meditation experience is required for this class. There is no fee, but opportunities to make donations in appreciation. …

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Death and Dying with Deborah Starr

Death and Dying with Deborah Starr; Monday, March 6, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm; Suggested donation of 100 pesos; Drop-ins welcome but pre-registration preferred; For registration and questions, contact Deborah at debstarr2011@gmail.com. An Evening Designed to Encourage and Guide Meaningful, Useful, and Important Conversations About End-of-Life and Death with Deborah Starr, PhD. How is our relationship with death defined by cultural experience? Is there a normal way to die? What do doctor's know? What do the dying know? And their caregivers? Is there a better death than we currently imagine and experience? How can death teach us about living and inform the choices we make and the opportunities we create at the end of life? Our current Western/American culture tends to deny death. Denial of death is problematic as it disallows thoughtful decision making about real end-of- life issues. Such denial often results in unfortunate and unnecessary experiences of pain, suffering, and isolation in addition to unexpected financial burdens. Open-hearted and candid conversations can alter this. This session, through film and discussion, will explore: ....death as a cultural experience, for better or worse. ...the potential narrative of a "better death." ...how reflecting on mortality has the possibility to be life enhancing. …

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Ageless Grace - Neuroplasticity with Marilyn Reitman

Ageless Grace -Neuroplasticity with Marilyn Reitman; Mondays, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (beginning March 6, 2017); Suggested donation of 120 pesos; Drop-ins welcome; Contact Marilyn at brainpowersma@gmail.com. Ageless Grace works by re-opening the neural pathways that were created from the time you were born until approximately the age of 21. Ageless Grace re-opens those pathways and equally important, creates new ones by practicing functional movements we don't already know how to do. The aspects of these movements combine as the process of neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain and nervous system to change structurally and functionally) and are vital to active aging and youthful function. The movements are set to uplifting music and are organic rather than choreographed. The focus is on using the core to stimulate cognitive function and physical function simultaneously. These movements are practiced sitting in a chair. This allows all ages and abilities of seniors to practice it, as well as baby boomers, young adults, those with weight, joint, diabetes and other challenges, and those in wheelchairs or with other physical limitations - and kids absolutely love it. …

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Sound Meditation with Shingetsu Billy White

Sound Meditation with Shingetsu Billy White; Wednesdays, 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm; Suggested donation of 100 pesos; Drop-ins welcome. Come to LifePath to experience the incredible sounds that invite one to enter a deeper level of awareness! Billy will be leading sound meditations using Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, didjeridoo, frame drums, harmonium and other instruments, to create a deep and healing experience of sound and vibration. …

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Cultivating Mindfulness - A Path to Awakening with Ann Barden (February Series)

Cultivating Mindfulness with Ann Barden; Tuesdays, February 21 & 28, 2017, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm; Donation only; To register, email Ann at bardena@umich.edu; The Buddha's teaching, The Four Foundations of Mindfulness, offers clear, active practices in support of cultivating continuous Mindfulness. In these two classes, we will work with the second Foundation. That is mindfulness of Feelings; the characteristic of every moment of experience to be pleasant, unpleasant, or neither pleasant nor unpleasant. This may sound simple, but it is not easy! Some meditation experience is required for this class. There is no fee, but opportunities to make donations in appreciation. …

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One World Academy Detox Meditations Workshop with Gail Buck

One World Academy Detox Meditations Workshop with Gail Buck; February 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2017; Cost: Suggested donation of 100 pesos per session; Registration: email Gail at gailruthbuck@gmail.com. Namaste! Welcome to our Detox Meditations Workshop! These meditations have been created by One World Academy, a wisdom school for enlightenment located in India and founded by Krishnaji and Preethaji. Gail Buck, a meditation instructor with OWA will have the honor of leading these Meditations on February 10th, 11th and 12th. …

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Myth, Mind, and Mexico with Marc Taylor, MA, Ed.S., LPC

Myth, Mind and Mexico with Marc Taylor, MA, Ed.S., LPC; 6 week series beginning February 14, 2017 and ending March 21, 2017; Tuesdays from 3 to 4 pm; Cost: 100 pesos per session or 500 pesos for all 6 sessions (100 peso discount); Registration: email Marc at mtaylornbr1706@gmail.com or call him at 044.415.153.0402. This six-week lecture series connects the central mythology of Pre-Columbian Mexico to the everyday life we observe in San Miguel. Unlike many mythologies across time, Mexico’s is alive, expressive and essential to a complete life. The series visually stimulating, deeply researched, entertaining and presents compelling insights that challenge and deepens our understanding and broadens and emboldens our embrace of the culture surrounding us. …

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Lover, Warrior, Magician, King: A Group for Men with Marc Taylor, MA, Ed.S., LPC

Lover, Warrior, Magician, King: A Group for Men with Marc Taylor, MA, Ed.S., LPC 10; 10 week series beginning January 25, 2017 and ending April 5, 2017 (no group on Wednesday, February 15, 2017); Wednesdays from 11 am to 12 pm; Cost: 200 pesos per meeting or 1800 pesos for all 10 meetings (200 peso discount); Registration: email Marc at mtaylornbr1706@gmail.com or call him at 044.415.153.0402. This 10 week group is oriented to tasks of accessing and applying four central masculine archetypes. Based in the work of Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette, the group will explore the expression of these archetypes from “Boy psychology” to “Man Psychology.” Group members will have the opportunity to reveal the Shadow aspects associated with each archetype and bring them out into the light. This workshop comes a time when men are faced, once again, with the challenges of discarding political and media driven stereotypes of the modern patriarchy in favor of accessing the strength of true masculinity. Another way to understand this is abandoning the restraints and abuses of “Boy Psychology” and embracing “Man Psychology.” This current challenge does not, have some have suggested, require less masculine power. It does offer the opportunity to have more mature masculine power. Therefore, in this group we will discover and celebrate authentic masculine power and potency for our own sake and relationships as well as find application to the wider world. While this group experience is largely based in process and the building of relationship, it is structured to aid in understanding and development.…

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Awakening to Pure Awareness: Non-Dual Meditation with Phil Roger

Non-Dual Meditation; Fridays from 11 am to 1 pm; Led by Phil Roger: Gently guided meditation, contemplation of wisdom teachings and commentary combined with heart centered discussion help us explore the ultimate questions of our existence. These wisdom teachings take us to the edge of the conceptual mind leaving us no option but to jump into the emptiness of pure awareness, into the vast ocean of source consciousness. The focus of the class is not only on meditation but also on the process of releasing the obstacles to our awakening. This is the end of seeking, the prodigal essence returning home to it's source; Suggested donation of 100 pesos; To register, email Phil at snowlion108@gmail.com or call him at 044 415 101 0062. …

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The Wisdom Circles of San Miguel with Mitch Ditkoff

January 18, 2017 & February 13, 2017; 3:00 to 5:00 pm; To register, email Mitch at mitch@ideachampions.com; One of the simplest ways to get back in touch with the deepest part of who we are is a Wisdom Circle, a lightly facilitated sharing of life stories that provides the safety, guidance, and inspiration for participants to reconnect with best of who they are. Lead by Mitch Ditkoff, author of the award-winning book, Storytelling at Work, LifePath's first-ever Wisdom Circle. …

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Become a Certified Passion Test Facilitator with Janet Attwood

January 19-22, 2017, This is a UNIQUE opportunity to launch a SPEAKING CAREER, start a new business as a LIFE COACH or to add another essential tool to your toolbox as a therapist or motivator. Janet and Chris Attwood have trained more than 1,800 Certified Passion Test Facilitators in more than 50 countries all over the world. Together they and their global team are turning the global passion statistics upside down – igniting more passion and sense of purpose all over the world! These Facilitator Certification Programs are often taught by various master trainers. It is a rare treat to have Janet Bray Attwood, New York Times bestselling author and co-creator of The Passion Test, teach the course herself!Where? In stunning, beautiful and charming San Miguel de Allende, Mexico! …

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First Degree Reiki Training

February 24-26, 2017; You will get everything you need to start your self practice and to practice informally on family, friends and pets. You’ll start practicing an hour into our first session on Friday evening, and leave with the confidence that the balancing effects of your Reiki practice will support your happiness and well-being for the rest of your life. The cost is $345 USD. To register, click here http://reikiinmedicine.org/first-degree-reiki-training/. …

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Tai Chi at LifePath!

Tai Chi at LifePath!, Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Starting October 10th, Taught by Robert Schlagal, Cost 120 Pesos per Class or, Package of 4 Sessions For 100 Pesos Each, PROCEEDS TO BE DONATED TO CASA DE LOS ANGELES. Taiji (T’ai Chi) is an ancient Chinese exercise practiced for health and self-defense. It is characterized by slow, gentle movements and sometimes described as meditation in motion. It emphasizes balanced, low impact, whole body movements. It positive affects on stress, focus, arthritis and a host of other health issues. …

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Janet Attwood - The Passion Test workshop

We’re excited to bring the wonderful Janet Bray Attwood to San Miguel. Janet, a visionary, transformational leader, and a world humanitarian, is the co-author of two New York Times Bestsellers and co-developed the world’s #1 tool for finding and reconnecting to your passions and life purpose. …

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