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Vancouver Mindfulness – The New Super Power (March 29, 2017)

Events like the Camp Still Meditation Party April 6th, from 7-10 pm on the Gold Corp Stage at the BMO Theatre Center, are popping up all over North America. These community events aim to demystify meditation and gather local celebrities who will share their music, their own mindfulness methods and their vibe.

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PRESS RELEASE – Camp Still Hosts Vancouver’s First Mass Meditation Party – April 6, 2017

Join us for Vancouver’s first mass meditation party on Thursday, April 6, 2017 on the Gold Corp Stage at the BMO Theatre Center. Feeling a little frazzled with life these days, curious about the buzz around the science of meditation; does it really make one a little bit nicer and de-stressed all at the same time?

Camp Still Vancouver will host this mindfully curated, inspiring event that will shine a light on the practice of mindfulness and meditation for the everyday lives of extraordinary people.

Get ready for a fun variety show. Guests will range from two- time Grammy award winner, music producer, Chin Injeti to White Caps, Coach and Ambassador, Canadian Soccer Hall of Famer, Carl Valentine!

Early Bird is on now and seats are limited so register at ww.campstill.com.

It doesn’t matter if you are new to mindfulness or already have a practice, a simple technique will be taught and leading experts will be on hand to tackle your tough questions. Enjoy the food, music, DJ, Sound Bath and swag bags. What do you want to manifest more of in your life? B.Y.O.B. Bring your own Breath, and let’s find out!

About CAMP Still Meditation- Camp Still is a Vancouver based training camp for the modern mind. A company that helps extraordinary people use presence as a super power for their everyday lives. The desire to create a program around meditation stems from the personal experience of Founder, and busy Entrepreneur, Julie Durant, having had her own 12 year old meditation practice she says “I couldn’t help but notice how much more patience and compassion I had for myself and for others just from taking a small amount of time to recharge and connect with the now…my work and life relationships improved dramatically, excited that some of my friends who were instrumental in helping me start will be there April 6th , we can all tap into the resources our own community.”

She continues to say, “Camp Still is an acronym for CALM and MINDFUL PLACE where people can learn to unplug, find presence and be happier.

Purchase your tickets at https://campstill.com

Contact: info@campstill.com
What: Vancouver’s First Modern Mass Meditation Party
Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Location: BMO Theatre Centre, 162 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC.
Time: 7:00 pm -10:00 pm
EARLY BIRD NOW UNTIL MARCH 22ND Cost: $25.00

Spring Equinox 21 Day Meditation

There are 1440 minutes in one day. Can you consider taking 5 of those minutes to rise above the rain and clouds, and welcome the things you want more of in your life for Spring 2017?

21 day meditationJoin Camp Still Meditation, and our wellness leader Alexandra Goldwell from March 17th-April 6th, 2017 for a 21 day kick start to finding your own meditation practice.

WHAT TO EXPECT:
In the 21-Day Spring Equinox Meditation, our wellness leader Alexandra Goldwell will guide you through a journey of closure, love, renewal, and well-being through simple 5 minute meditations. Each of the daily meditations focuses on a unique word offering an intention for that day’s practice, wisdom from our meditation leader, insights on personal growth, and an opportunity for a deep connection with self.

Following the belief that is takes 21 days to create a habit, we’ve set the timeline for our challenge from March 17-April 6th. At the close of our meditation challenge we hope to see you all at our Mass Meditation Party on the evening of April 6th.

The 21-Day Spring Equinox Meditation includes:
Daily audio meditations uploaded on our Facebook page at 7am PST
Motivational messages on our Instagram feed.  Thought-provoking questions and insights from our meditation leader

The best part is, we are offering this 21-Day Meditation program at no cost to you. The only investment you need to make is 5 minutes a day on yourself. We are sure you can find this time if you commit to it, and we are positive the results will be worth it! Join us on our Facebook page for further details.

What’s all the noise about GOOD VIBRATIONS?

Did you ever notice how a song can change your mood? Do you wonder how it can take you from stillness to movement at the drop of a beat? From armchair to  bicycle, It can be your companion when your lonely and your motivation for  spin class all in the same day?

So did we,  so we did some investigating south of the border at one of the most unlikely places you might think for sound healing- Hollywood, California.

When we offered our selves up for the sake of research we had no idea how popular the notion of a bath in sound actually was and judging from the size of the class  at The Den in Hollywood, we were onto something. From the moment we removed our foot wear and took our seat it was apparent these sound junkies were going to make themselves comfortable, and I mean comfortable, think blankets, pillows, bolsters, horizontal ,comfortable. This was not a make work project.

Audible sounds were coming from everywhere, amidst the heavy sighs, deep exhales and even some snoring, emerged a whole new genre of relaxation. As we opened up the class with some deep diaphragm breathing and an upright spine we were serenaded by crystal bowls of all sizes, sub woofers tapped into our spines with their base and ambient music tickled our foreheads while we surrendered and lay back.

There was no need for movement as the music seemed to move us on a deeper level, a vibrational level. We left a whole lot lighter and I don’t think I have had a better sleep since.

Curious about our experience we thought we would consult an expert in Sound, a local Gem from Vancouver Island Ocian founder of SoundSeed Medicine Journeys. As a certified sound practitioner, Reiki Master, Ocian works in both groups and one-on-one, diving deep into sound.    She uses Sound Medicine as a branch of energy work. I asked her how she does this and what were three things people should take away about sound for healing ?

“I use vocal toning and crystal singing bowl frequencies, and I work to find balance in the emotional, mental, physical and energetic bodies.

1) Sound is a subtle healer. As a foundation of life itself, sound works within each cell/atom and molecule in all life forms.

2) As humans, we have the ability to influence these subtle, natural frequencies through thought, emotion and our responses to our life’s experience. When frequencies in our bodies become ‘off’ or become in dissonance, if we do not participate in the realigning of these shifts, the dissonance can then manifests in disease, illness, mental, and emotional imbalance. And so, working with sound we have the ability to not only become aware of the vibrations in our bodies, but to participate in our own health.

3) The key to working with sound is to have an intention, and the willingness to participate in your own wellness.”

and if we can add to that , go see what all the noise is about, Ocian will be offering up her vibrational gastronomy at Vancouver’s First Mass Meditation Party Thursday April 6th. Participate in your own good health vibrations!

See you there!