It’s no secret; living in a big city can leave a lot of us feeling overwhelmed, anxious and misplaced. Sometimes the simple act of meditation can have a ripple effect on our entire lives.

So what is meditation anyway?

Meditation is the practice of self-awareness in the present moment while observing breath and sensation. Cultivated through stillness and silence, meditation allows us to look inward in this quiet act of love, peace and compassion. Meditation has a wealth of positive effects, not least of which being the ability to let go.

Looking to recalibrate in the near year? Pat Harada Linfoot is teaching Meditation 101 – for beginners and experienced practitioners alike – starting Wednesday, January 13th. Daily emails and weekly classes will support your practice for 21 days so that ultimately, meditation will support your life.

Here are the deets:

Dates: Wednesdays – January 13, 20, 27, and February 3rd
Time: 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Cost: $125 ($62.50 for members) plus HST

Find out more information at the Octopus Garden website.