One Precious Life
Meditations & Practices on Impermanence
34700 Pacific Coast Highway, Ste. 209
Capistrano Beach, CA 92624
Mary Oliver, in her poem "The Summer Day", asks, "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
Join Diana in answering Mary Oliver's question for yourself in this workshop, which includes meditation, ceremony, journaling, and a question & answer period.
Ashtangis have the opportunity to use our practice to move closer to ourselves and examine how we show up for life. This workshop creates an opportunity to step out of our beautiful, busy lives, to reflect on our journeys, and set personal intentions through meditation and ritual.
"Sva means 'self' or 'belonging to me'; Adhyaya means 'inquiry' or 'examination;' literally to get close to something. Svadhyaya therefore means to get close to yourself, that is to study yourself." ~ T. K. V. Desikachar
In 2017, Diana's partner passed within 48 days of an unexpected brain cancer diagnosis. Participants in this workshop will be invited to take part in a daily reflection practice for 48 days, designed by Diana to cultivate awareness of impermanence, and what is sacred and meaningful in the moments of your One Precious Life.
Bring a pen, a notebook, and an open heart.
I would describe the experience as "a chance to take a breathe and look at life as you are living it, which, of course, is an invitation to make mindful choices."
Even in the turbulence and business of my daily life, my frayed and treasured silk wrist tie reminds me that I do have choice in how I live my life and that my time is not infinite.
I have started a new business and redefined family relationships since the beginning of the meditation period—both things I knew I wanted to do but had been putting off.
The experience is full of grace.
I recently finished the 48 Day Meditation Practice. Although I have been practicing yoga for many years, I have never been a meditator/mindfulness practitioner until recently. Diana's 48 Day Meditation Practice has been, and continues to be, a transformative and powerful life changing experience.
At the beginning of each and every day, I read an inspirational quote from the Love Big Journal and set my intentions for the day. This has enriched my newly unfolding mindfulness practice and has created many poignant interpersonal interactions with family, friends and acquaintances. I greet each day as a unique gift and I realize that anyone of us can embark on the challenge of elevating our consciousness and actions to new levels. I have felt moved to give the Love Big Journal to several family members and friends. I finished the 48 Day Meditation Practice formally a couple of weeks ago, but now cannot stop, as this intentional approach to every day has become so meaningful. My days feel empty if I miss.
The 48 Day Meditation Practice is a wonderful gift and I am so thankful to Diana for her creative genius in its development and her desire to offer the experience to all who are interested.
After taking the 48-day Meditation Workshop, I felt so inspired! I even thought that I won't need to take another inspirational workshop ever again - I learned everything there was to learn. I was planning to do a Toastmasters speech at the end of 48 days - I was sure I'd change so dramatically that everyone will notice and I'll have so much to share. But then my regular life with all of its challenges pulled me in, and I felt I was loosing what I just discovered... yet I tried my best to do 48-day meditations, and journal, and reach out to my loved ones a little bit more. When the 48 days were over, I felt disappointed... in myself. I wished I could do it better.
Then one day a couple of weeks later, there was another teaching at Diana's conference, a thought about kindness to myself, being unexpectedly appreciated, a perfect book at the perfect time... the whole day with all of its events did something to me. A little shift - but a very nice one. Yet I do know that every shift happens not from this one day, but as a result of all the days and experiences leading up to it. And I know that 48 day meditation was one of those very important experiences.