Meditation Classes Akron OH

Local resource for meditation classes in Akron, OH. Includes detailed information on local yoga studios and meditation centers that give access to meditation instructors who guide students in conscious breathing and other meditation techniques, such as sitting meditation, walking meditation, concentrative meditation, mindfulness meditation, and meditation.

Summa St. Thomas Hospital
(330) 379-8190
444 North Main Street
Akron, OH
Yoga, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Energy Medicine, EFT, Breathwork
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Lifesource Yoga
(330) 835-9945
133 Ghent Road
Fairlawn, OH
Spiritual Life Society & Hudson Yoga Center
330) 650-1216 & 528-2479
One East Main Street
Hudson, OH
Yoga Styles
Classical Raja (Ashtanga), Hatha Yoga and Power Yoga; influenced by Iyengar, Himalayan Institute, Yogiraj Behramji, Manju Jois

The Yoga Place
(330) 499-2863
6990 Whipple Ave.
North Canton, OH
Yoga Styles
Hatha, other offerings include T'ai Chi,

Namaste' Yoga Studio
(330) 908-0700
367 West Aurora Road
Sagamore Hills, OH
Yoga Styles
Hatha Yoga

Peace Blossoms Yoga
(330) 869-6599
One Park West Blvd
Akron, OH
Yoga Styles
Kripalu , Hatha, Anusara influenced,

yoga sensation
not available
2030 Brady Lake Rd
Kent, OH
Yoga Styles
mix of studied-styles (ie: vinyasa, iyengar, anusara)

Nirvana Yoga, LLC
(330) 564-3773
4183 W. Streetsboro Rd. (Route 303)
Richfield, OH
Yoga Styles

(330) 606-4709
8635 Akron Ave NW
Canal Fulton, OH
Yoga Styles
Hatha/Kripalu - Yoga in a Chair

Half Moon Yoga (formerly Rx Yoga)
(330) 722-0661
253-B South Court St.
Medina, OH
Yoga Styles
Gentle/Moderate, Restorative Yoga, Medit

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Lift Depression With Meditation

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By Ziba Kashef

With summer coming to a close and shorter, darker days ahead, you might be wondering how to cope with the negative thoughts that often accompany the season’s change and can lead to depression. A recent study found that age-old meditative techniques and more modern cognitive therapy can help alleviate symptoms. Anil Coumar, a psychotherapist and director of the mental health clinic at the University of Washington, Seattle, offers these do-it-yourself mood-lifting meditations:

Get moving. For many people, meditation is a remote, Eastern technique that involves sitting with your legs crossed on a cushion. But almost any activity can be mindful and healing, says Coumar. “Through a practice of mindfulness, we can see how our thoughts are not facts—they come and go.” To slow down your thinking and realize that you can release negative thoughts as quickly as they come, try this eating meditation: Hold a raisin in your hand and intentionally look at it as if you’ve never seen one before. Roll it between your fingers and notice each crease. Pay attention to your thoughts about it—maybe you’ll think, This is ugly or I’ve never noticed the true color of a raisin before. Then put it in your mouth and observe how your saliva flows as you chew.

Uncover your unconscious. Imagine you’re walking down the street and see a good friend walking in the opposite direction. You nod and smile, but your pal just looks ahead and keeps going. How do you respond? “Someone might say, ‘Oh, she probably didn’t see me.’ Another might think, ‘What did I do wrong now?’ Depending on how you interpret that event, you’re going to feel good or bad,” says Coumar. This kind of cognitive exercise can teach us how we unconsciously have these thoughts. The point? To make the normally unconscious thoughts that fuel depression conscious so you can acknowledge them—and then more easily let them go. —Ziba Kashef

Author: Ziba Kashef

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