Guest: Steve Ferrell
Overview: In this podcast we talk with Yoga and Meditation teacher Steve Ferrell about how to keep our focus when teaching lessons and how we can help our students stay focused as well. Steve shares simple breathing and meditation techniques and discusses how a meditation practice can make an incredible difference.
About our guest:
Steve Ferrell teaches Yoga, Meditation, and Mindfulness practices in the Hamilton area. Steve has been studying and practicing meditation for a decade. Over this time he has worked with many different techniques from different lineages of Yoga, and Buddhism as well as studying Western-based psychological perspectives. His searching finally settled when he found Zen practice 3 years ago through the teaching of Shoken Michael Stone.
Steve believes that a sitting practice is essential for survival in an "Attention Deficit Society". He also strongly believes in the power of meditation to help calm habitual thought patterns, and centre one's self directly in the middle their life. He helps his students find the simplicity and beauty within the work of sitting and mindfulness based practices. He continues to study the Dharma with Michael as well as other teachers including Roshi Enkyo O'Hara, Peter Levitt, and Pascal Auclair.
He is currently studying Yoga Therapy with Susi Hately of Functional Synergy and studying Ayurveda with Toronto based Ayurvedic practitioner Matthew Remski. And, also involved in on going research studies to see how Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda can help people in the mental health field, specifically in the areas of anxiety and depression.