Compassion is a wise and loving response to suffering of all kinds. It’s a quality of character and an everyday skill that can be cultivated through intentional practices such as yoga and meditation. In this workshop we will explore the parallels and overlaps between contemplative practices in ‘Western’ and ‘Eastern’ traditions. Come take time to reflect, move, breathe, write, discuss, and delve into various contemplative techniques for growing in compassion. Please bring a journal and a mat.
Noelle Lopez is a philosopher who works to integrate contemplative, creative, and socially engaged practices in both academic and non-academic settings. Noelle has completed a 100-hr Anusara Yoga Teacher Training in London and a 300-hr Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Three Sisters Yoga in NYC. She recently finished a month-long silent retreat at Dharmagiri Insight Meditation Centre in South Africa. Noelle completed her dissertation on Plato’s philosophy of love and holds a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Oxford. She teaches practice-centered philosophical topics to middle and high school students, undergraduates, and adults both nationally and internationally.