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Mama and Child Meditation Class

My son Taber and I are co-teaching an online, live MAMA + CHILD MEDITATION CLASS Monday, May 20th 6-7pm Eastern  *** Open to all other mamas/children who want to nurture their relationship with each other and practice various forms of mindfulness, particularly mindful silent meditation and mindful meditation through song. *** $25 *All proceeds going to Doctors without Borders efforts to save the lives of women and children who are without medical are in Yemen. Contact Amy to register. Recordings of the…

Mindful speech in times of conflict

*** Have you ever felt like the words of another deeply hurt your heart? Have you ever said words that were wounding? Join author, doula, chaplain, and yoga teacher Amy Wright Glenn for an hour of reflection and meditation on this topic. Learn techniques to both heal and calm. This webinar will help you bring greater mindfulness to your speech, so as to reduce suffering. *** 1-hour webinar  Friday, April 12th 6-7 pm Eastern  $25* *Free for members of the…

  • March 30, 2019
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

Ten Years and Three Hours ~ Guest Post from Rabbi Karen B. Kaplan

In November 2014, I wrote a review of Rabbi Karen B. Kaplan’s book Encountering The Edge: What People Told Me Before They Died. I was able to meet Karen in person a year-or-so later, and we continue to stay in touch. I admire her wit, kindness, and keen observations regarding human nature. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to repost her most recent reflection date, first published this month (December 2018)  in the Jewish Journal and republished here with permission and minor modifications….

  • December 29, 2018
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

Teaching children meditation

Do you have an active meditation practice? Or, did you have one before becoming a parent? Even if you are completely new to meditation, are you interested in building upon the proven benefits of this practice and encouraging your children to join you in cultivating mindfulness? Author, mother, and meditation teacher Amy Wright Glenn reflects often upon the benefits of introducing children to mindfulness based practices and seated meditation practice. As a Mommy & Me Yoga teacher, Amy has supported many mothers in their efforts…

  • June 19, 2017
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

Home Funeral Guides Embrace the Dead on Dia de los Muertos

Guest post by Kateyanne Unullisi   Why would women who work with the dead celebrate death? Home funeral guides Sara Williams and Jessica Caldwell show up to help families and friends care for someone after death, at home. They encourage families to tend with their hands to the final needs of the dead – how it used to be. They believe that death, something most of us hate to contemplate, holds the key to celebrating life. And from opposite sides…

  • October 4, 2016
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

In this circle no fear

In this circle, no fear In this circle, deep peace In this circle, great happiness In this circle, safety  We gathered by the sea. Women who hold space for thresholds. Women who hold the hands of the birthing and the dying.  We gathered to learn, share, inspire, restore. Through yoga, meditation, open discussion, and deep listening, we emerged transformed. The Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death is powerful. It is radiant with life. Enjoy these photos from our October…

  • October 13, 2015
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

My Grandfather is Dying

Yesterday, Grandpa turned 97-years-old. Nearly 100 years ago, he entered this world. Now, he prepares for his exit. “That sure looks like my brother Darcey,” my grandpa said today. His eyes gazed at the closet in his room. A little while later, he said, “Hi mom. Will you stay close to me today?” The veil between our visual world and the wonders beyond the physical senses is growing thin. It won’t be long. I spoke via phone to my Grandpa…

  • April 10, 2015
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

Mirroring Each Other

Every Sunday evening I teach an all-levels Kripalu Yoga class. Students gather and set up their space with mat/props. I welcome each person. Kripalu Yoga practice offers a restorative way to conclude a busy week. The energy is calm and soft. There isn’t too much I’d change about the studio. I love working with the owner, staff, and students. Yet, a large expansive mirror covers an entire wall and I very much prefer to teach in a mirror-free space. While I…

  • February 23, 2015
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

Inspiring selections from Birth, Breath, and Death

Inspiring selections from Birth, Breath, and Death.  “I am transfixed by love’s intensity and power. I am captivated by the study of life’s thresholds. What is more mysterious than the great unknown existing beyond the frontiers of birth and death? Through the bodies of women, we are all born into time and space. Each one of us must also walk through that great, uncharted door of death.” “I love this diverse tapestry of religious expression, yet I join the mystics everywhere…

  • February 17, 2015
  • By Amy Wright Glenn

Joseph Campbell, Love, and “Follow Your Bliss”

I delivered this sermon at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, July 27th. Note that the myth of Cupid and Psyche was shared with the congregation earlier in the service.  I build upon this myth as I reflect upon human love. ____ In the story of Psyche, our protagonist sets out to find her lover despite tremendous odds. The search for a beloved is a reoccurring theme found in mythologies worldwide. It is also a reoccurring theme…

  • January 28, 2015
  • By Amy Wright Glenn