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Mindful New Year: Beginning your Meditation Practice (and keep it going!)

  • Balance Studios 11 W Peak Streest Chattanooga, TN 37405 USA (map)

Set your intention for a mindful and conscious new year. Begin a meditation practice. Learn about mindfulness. Learn how meditation can help us realize the intentions we’ve set for the year and how to to get back on track if we’ve already ‘broken’ our resolutions. There will be instruction, guided meditation and practice, and time for Q&A and discussion.

All levels are welcome! Class is open to anyone aged 16 or older.

About the teacher:

Yong Oh is a licensed acupuncturist and has been practicing in Chattanooga since 2006. He has a daily meditation practice and regularly attends meditation retreats including twice sitting month-long retreats at Dharmagiri in South Africa. He has also completed the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine, professional training program under the direction of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Dr. Saki Santorelli. He is currently serving as a Board member for Southern Dharma Retreat Center in North Carolina. He has led meditation and mindfulness classes at the Center for Mindful Living, Yoga Landing, Baylor School, UTC, Mountainview Studio and other locations around the city. He also co-taught four 8-week courses of MBSR at the Center for Mindful Living and is currently enrolled in the 2-year Community Dharma Leader Training Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California.

About the venue: 

Balance Studios was founded with the mission of increasing awareness and confidence in children through art and yoga. They have worked to create an environment that echoes the wonderful communal spirit of Chattanooga, where families and friends gather, grow, and learn together.