• January 15-17, 2016
  • Tuition: $225.00
  • 20% Early bird discount until December 28, 2015
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with Rev. Lakshmi Barsel, Ph.D., Rev. Paraman Barsel

Official time for check-in: 4 pm and check-out: 2 pm


A calm and focused mind can achieve anything, and the beautiful science of Meditation provides the perfect tools for attaining that focus. This ancient practice, which is backed by modern science, is profound, simple, and quickly rewarding.

In this experiential and didactic workshop, you will learn how and why meditation reduces stress, in addition to its spiritual, emotional, and psychological benefits.

Basic Meditation

In this workshop you will explore:

  • How to meditate
  • Ways to use meditation in various situations
  • Techniques to enhance your practice

If you have difficulty meditating or simply want to fortify your practice, this workshop will help you develop the clarity and concentration that enable you to become the master of your own mind.

Lakshmi and Paraman are so helpful, honest, easygoing, intelligent, and willing—they provided such wonderful examples!
~Michele Fischer, Past Participant

About the Instructors

Lakshmi BarselRev. Lakshmi Barsel is a senior Integral Yoga teacher. She has taught Raja Yoga, meditation, and scripture classes on the Bhagavad Gita and the Thirukkural. She has a Ph.D. in linguistic anthropology and presently serves as the director of the Satchidananda Prison Project.



ParamanRev. Paraman Barsel has taught Raja and Jnana Yoga, meditation, and all aspects of Integral Yoga for over forty years.  He served as director of the Washington, D.C., and New York Integral Yoga Institutes and as president of Yogaville–West and Yogaville–East. Presently, he serves on the Ashram’s Spiritual Life Board.