Dharma Teaching

Chris offers workshops, day-long retreats, and residential retreats in Boston, Boston’s north shore, and nationally.  Please see the Schedule Page for a complete list of teaching dates, along with registration information.

Chris offers a weekly meditation group. This is a drop-in class for beginners and experienced students and includes guided meditation, an instructional talk, and an opportunity to discuss your practice and ask questions.

Boston Meditation Center

Thursdays, 7:15-8:45pm

Location: 1120 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA (Harvard Square)

Boston Meditation Center (BMC) is a Buddhist sangha in the Insight tradition serving greater Boston and the East Coast. Emphasizing the development of wisdom and kindness through traditional practices made accessible and relevant to modern-day lives, BMC welcomes everyone who seeks greater freedom and happiness in their lives. Central to our vision is the belief that the path of awakening is attainable by all and should be available to all.

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Mindfulness & Buddhist Foundations for Yoga with Chris Crotty

An experiential yoga teacher training and student immersion for non-teachers combining Hatha yoga with Buddhist practice. Yoga and Buddhism share the same aim – the liberation of body, mind, and heart. Postures and breath practice support the body and mind for meditation, and mindfulness enables a more intentional, awareness-based yoga. In this training you will learn the foundations of Mindfulness Yoga and begin guiding an emerging yoga culture that embodies the heart of what it means to practice and live fully. Learning Outcomes: You will be able to:

  • Integrate meditation into your yoga classes using the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness. The 4 Foundations offer a simple way to help students directly experience how body, mind, and feelings condition each other – this insight naturally deepens our yoga practice and is a source of greater freedom and happiness in daily life.
  • Develop your ability to teach yoga as a path of meditative-awareness addressing: a) the alleviation of stress & suffering; b) the cultivation of wisdom.
  • Effectively empower your students as the source of their own insight through self-reflective language cues and mindfulness-based teaching frameworks.
  • Accomodate a wide range of students, from beginners, those with health challenges, and experienced practitioners.
  • Begin or refine your own meditation practice and embody greater presence and ease in your teaching.

Who this Program is for:

  • Yoga teachers and yoga therapists from all traditions (Eligible for 30 Yoga Alliance CEU’s).
  • Yoga students seeking a deeper integration of Hatha yoga and Buddhist practice.

Certification and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education: Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and 30 hours of eligible YA CEU’s.