December Meditation Challenge

December Meditation Challenge

 

MEDITATION CHALLENGE 

December 1st-December 31st

You may be familiar with our annual Fitness Challenge which encourages folks to stay on top of their physical health regime. This is the same approach except it is geared towards the health of your mind. For the entire month of December we will be offering a daily guided meditation on our website. The meditations will be led by a stellar line up of Castle Hill yoga teachers and seasoned meditators to give you a daily dose of sanity throughout the holidays. The Meditation Challenge is free to participate in and requires no experience or religious affiliation. All you need is 15 minutes out of your day and a desire to bring stillness and presence into your life.  Click here* to enroll now**.

*It will take 24hrs after registration to begin receiving the emails.

**Make sure your current email address is attached to your account.

***We recommend using Safari or Google Chrome as your browser when listening since Firefox has given some folks problems.

Everyday a new meditation will appear below.  Simply click on the play button to listen at your convenience.  Namaste!


Week One


December 1st
: Meditation led by Castle Hill Yoga teacher Anna Gieselman.  View her weekly schedule here and check out her upcoming workshop “Demystifying the Psoas” here.

 

December 2nd: Meditation led by Sheila Singh. Keep an eye out for Sheila’s workshop “Pathway To Wellness: A Four Week Exploration of iRest Yoga Nidra” in January.

 

December 3rd: Meditation led by Castle Hill yoga instructor Kiely Rutledge.  Catch her weekly classes every Thursday and Sunday at Castle Hill!

 

December 4th: Meditation led by Castle Hill Yoga instructor Julie Westervelt.  Julie teaches every Wednesday at 9:30am at Castle Hill!

 

December 5th: Meditation led by Paige Davis.  Check out her upcoming Meditation 101 workshop on December 13th at Castle Hill.

 

December 6th: Meditation led by Castle Hill yoga instructor Ashley Cheng. Join her three days a week for Forest Yoga at Castle Hill. *Please note that this meditation includes some breathing techniques and pregnant women should skip the breath retention part.

 

December 7th: Meditation led by Castle Hill yoga instructor Kori Jones. Wrap up your weekend on a chill note by taking her weekly Sunday night restorative yoga class at Castle Hill.


Week Two!!

December 8th: Meditation led by Castle Hill yoga instructor Anna Gieselman.  View her weekly schedule here and check out her upcoming workshop “Demystifying the Psoas” here.

 

December 9th: Meditation led by Sheila Singh. Join Sheila in January for her workshop “Pathway To Wellness: A Four Week Exploration of iRest Yoga Nidra” in January. Sign up here!

 

December 10th: Meditation led by Paige Davis.  Check out her upcoming Meditation 101 workshop on December 13th at Castle Hill.

 

December 11th: Meditation led by Castle Hill yoga instructor Jaime Benevento. Jaime teaches a wonderful Gentle Flow yoga class every Tuesday at 6:45pm!

 

December 12th: Meditation led by Castle Hill yoga instructor Anna Gieselman.  View her weekly schedule here and check out her upcoming workshop “Demystifying the Psoas” here.

 

December 13th:  Meditation led by Paige Davis.  Check out her upcoming Meditation 101 workshop TODAY December 13th at Castle Hill.

 

December 14th:  Meditation led by Castle Hill yoga instructor Kori Jones. Wrap up your weekend on a chill note by taking her weekly Sunday night restorative yoga class tonight at Castle Hill.

 


Week Three!!

December 15th: Meditation led by Castle Hill yoga instructor Anna Gieselman.  View her weekly schedule here and check out her upcoming workshop “Demystifying the Psoas” here.

 

December 16th:  Meditation led by Sheila Singh. Join Sheila in January for her workshop “Pathway To Wellness: A Four Week Exploration of iRest Yoga Nidra” in January. Sign up here!

 

December 17th: Meditation led by Castle Hill yoga instructor Anna Gieselman.  View her weekly schedule here and check out her upcoming workshop “Demystifying the Psoas” here.

 

December 18th: Meditation led by Castle Hill yoga instructor Kim Schaefer.  Check out her awesome Yoga 101 series every Tuesday and Thursday in January!

 

December 19th: Meditation led by Courtney Bell.  Join her in the new year every Thursday evening at 7:15pm for Prana Yoga!

 

December 20th: Meditation led by Castle Hill yoga instructor Anna Gieselman.  You can catch one of her weekly classes every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday!

 

December 21st: Meditation led by Castle Hill yoga instructor Kori Jones. Wrap up your weekend on a chill note by taking her weekly Sunday night restorative yoga class at Castle Hill.

 


Week Four!

December 22nd:  Meditation led by Sheila Singh. Join Sheila in January for her workshop “Pathway To Wellness: A Four Week Exploration of iRest Yoga Nidra” in January. Sign up here!

 

December 23rd: Meditation led by Paige Davis.

 

December 24th: Meditation led by Castle Hill yoga instructor Anna Gieselman.  You can catch one of her weekly classes every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday!

 

December 25th: Meditation led by Castle Hill yoga instructor Anna Gieselman.  Check out her workshop this coming Sunday “Demystifying the Psoas” here.

 

December 26th: Meditation led by Castle Hill yoga instructor Anna Gieselman.  Check out her workshop this coming Sunday “Demystifying the Psoas” here.

 

December 27th: Meditation led by Castle Hill yoga instructor Ashley Cheng. Join her three days a week for Forest Yoga at Castle Hill. *Please note that this meditation includes some breathing techniques and pregnant women should skip the breath retention part.

 

December 28th: Meditation led by Courtney Bell.  Join her in the new year every Thursday evening at 7:15pm for Prana Yoga!

 

December 29th: Meditation led by Sheila Singh. Join Sheila in January for her workshop “Pathway To Wellness: A Four Week Exploration of iRest Yoga Nidra” in January. Sign up here!

 

December 30th: Meditation led by Castle Hill yoga instructor Anna Gieselman.  You can catch one of her weekly classes every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday!

 

December 31st: Meditation led by Castle Hill yoga instructor Anna Gieselman.  You can catch one of her weekly classes every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday!

 

Participating teachers: Anna Gieselman, Kori Jones, Kim Schaefer, Kiely RutledgeJaime Benevento, Julie Westervelt, Courtney Bell, Ashley ChengSheila Singh, and Paige Davis.

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Melanie McNearney
Melanie McNearney
5 years ago

There is nothing there 🙁 or maybe i’m supposed to “play” silence for 15 min?

Melanie McNearney
Melanie McNearney
5 years ago

It’s still not working….

Alex Dotte
Admin
Alex Dotte
5 years ago

Hi Melanie,

What kind of computer or device are you trying to listen to the meditation one? The more feedback we receive the more quickly we can hope to resolve the glitch for you!

Amanda
Amanda
5 years ago

Thank you for helping us all start off this crazy holiday season with a little grounding and peace of mind. Namaste.

Toni
Toni
5 years ago

I love this! Wonderful to have this so available during the busy holiday time.

Kimberley
Kimberley
5 years ago

I’m unable to hear the audio 🙁 Please let me know if I’m doing something wrong.

Alex Dotte
Admin
Alex Dotte
5 years ago
Reply to  Kimberley

Hi Kimberly,

I am so sorry to ready this. What kind of computer or device are you trying to listen the meditation on? The more feedback we get the quicker we can get this resolved!

Kerry
Kerry
5 years ago

I have been looking forward to this project and look forward to ea. meditation arriving in my inbox. Such a good idea for the holidays and so portable for xmas vacations. Thank you!

Sean Wangnick
Sean Wangnick
5 years ago

I’m pretty sure that the people that can’t get the Audio to work are using mobile devices. It won’t play for me either and I am using an iPhone 5S.

Sean Wangnick
Sean Wangnick
5 years ago

Okay now I don’t know. It took a while to load, but then it played. My guess is that mobile devices must first load the entire audio clip (19 minutes of audio takes a while to load if your internet is slow). I have an iPhone 5S.

Alex Dotte
Admin
Alex Dotte
5 years ago
Reply to  Sean Wangnick

Thanks for the feedback! I believe you are correct. The meditations play on my iPhone 6 but the audio clip needs to be downloaded entirely before it will play in many browsers, which will be MUCH faster over Wifi or a wired connection rather than over a 3G/4G network. I’ll see if we can add buffering. -Alex

Bill Davidson
Bill Davidson
5 years ago

I still cannot get the meditation to work. I am using a PC with Firefox.

Ellen
Ellen
5 years ago

Seems to work on Safari and not on Firefox on my Macbook.

Deborah
Deborah
5 years ago

Thank you all so much for this fabulous gift. I’m really enjoying it and it’s just what I need.

(FWIW, I cannot access the audio from my workplace, undoubtedly due to some tech limitations there, but it plays just fine from the same browsers on my home PC and on my Android phone.)

Melanie McNearney
Melanie McNearney
5 years ago

Still not working for me either. I am on a desktop Mac using Foxfire.

Melanie McNearney
Melanie McNearney
5 years ago

Hey! Good news! The one from today works. The previous ones, do not still.

Deborah west
Deborah west
5 years ago

Pure bliss! Thanks so much for such wonderful holiday offerings of peace:)

Kristen
Kristen
5 years ago

Thank you for providing these daily meditations. This is helping keep me on track with my morning meditations. Plus I feel supported and nurtured having a guide! These are coming at a great time of year that is full of stress and emotions.

Sally
Sally
5 years ago

Thank you so much for this fabulous gift! I am listening on my phone with headphones. I am noticing though that when we are left to meditate on our own, I can hear what the presenter is doing in the background. (Typing, moving, etc) is there any way to mute that?

Thank you so much!
Sally

Alex Dotte
Admin
Alex Dotte
5 years ago
Reply to  Sally

Thank you for this feedback. At the end of the challenge we will run a survey on this project. This is exactly the kind of feedback that would be perfect for the survey. Happy Meditating!

Kristen
Kristen
5 years ago

The December 14th meditation appears to be cut off during the facial relaxation.

Denise
Denise
5 years ago

First, thank you for offering this Meditation Challenge. I am loving the opportunity to meditate (almost) every day. Second, I ran into the same problem that Kristen mentioned with the 12/14 meditation. It cut off rather abruptly in the middle of the facial relaxation. In case this helps, I’m listening on an Android phone.

Peggy
Peggy
5 years ago

I was able to listen this morning, now in pm none of the audio clips show up. I am using Safari on iPhone 6 FYI

Peggy
Peggy
5 years ago

Thanks so much for the meditations! My husband and I have enjoyed adding morning meditation into our daily practice. Thanks for helping us start this new habit! Happy New Year!