I believe in the transformative power of meditation.

My teaching is informed by my deep immersion in the wisdom and practices of Yoga—especially Shaivism, considered by many the pinnacle of the Yoga traditions.

I also teach secular meditation practices and mindfulness which can offer a deep, direct encounter with your own awareness, and intimacy with the present moment.

In both private and group classes we experiment with time-tested ways to focus our attention and to relax into meditative states.

As we explore meditation, it’s enormously helpful to open and work with the three main centers: the third eye center, the heart center and the hara, the belly center. When we drop into our heart and hara, we access the deeper wisdom of our body.

Meditation is how we teach the mind its freedom.
– Sally Kempton
Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?

– Rumi

These are some of the topics we typically explore in introductory meditation classes:

  • The “View”
  • Your intention for your meditation practice
  • Attitude of ahimsa, non harming; being gentle with yourself
  • Yoga poses that prepare the body for meditation
  • Seated posture
  • Tuning into the breath
  • Gentle breathing practices that calm the mind
  • Working with thoughts
  • Mantra
  • Bringing awareness to (and opening) the three centers – the third eye center, the heart center and the hara, or belly center
  • Easeful meditation practices for relaxing into spaciousness
  • Direct path practices for the felt sense of “I am”
  • The body scan to strengthen concentration and become familiar with awareness
  • Homework: meditation and self-inquiry practices


One-to-one meditation instruction is available in person and via the phone and Skype.


Getting Started Series


  • Phone consultation
  • Three  hour-long sessions once a week, for three consecutive weeks
  • Recommended daily practices and background reading
  • Questions answered via email and phone


For more information or to schedule a private or group session or series: Contact Alice

Meditation is your true nature.... Peace is your natural state. It is the mind that obstructs your natural state.

– Ramana Maharshi

Musings on Meditation

"My mind is too busy to meditate" and other common obstacles. Learn what has helped others overcome the common obstacles to meditating.

The physical practice of yoga offers many people their first experiences of meditative states. As we rest in the breath or in sensation, our attention naturally turns inside.