Classes on Mind Oasis are designed to amplify and align your life through deeper studies to support your meditative and spiritual life.

Most sessions are offered in a multi-week series format to encourage a routine that supports your meditation practice. We offer one-off workshops as well.

Here is a FAQ to help you with any questions you might have about our live online classes.

You can see our full range of classes in the top menu in the Learn dropdown or in the section on this page called Menu of Classes.

Herbalism Around The Wheel of the Year

with Ashley Sapir-Lathrop

8 workshops, around the quarter, and cross-quarter Witch’s holidays

Join for one session, three sessions, or the entire series!

Imbolc: Sunday 24 January 2021 

Ostara: Sunday 14 March 2021

Beltane: Sunday 25 April 2021

Summer Solstice: Sunday 6 June 2021

Lammas: Sunday 25 July 2021

Mabon: Sunday September 19th

Samhain: Sunday 24 October 2021

Winter Solstice: Sunday 19 December 2021

Sundays at 12:00pm CT (90 minutes)

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Circle the “Wheel of the Year” with meditation, earth connection, seasonal herb use and ritual. This course will meet eight times throughout the year, near the Witch’s high holidays. It is recommended, but not necessary, to sign up for all eight. This course will incorporate Moon calendars, herbs, candles, and holiday ritual boxes from Dreamkeeper Botanicals.

If you miss a session – they’re recorded and available within 48 hours. 

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Building Blocks of Yoga with Allison Joy

Four-week series 

Fridays at 11:00am CT (1 hour)

29 January – 19 Feburuary 2021

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This series will focus on the fundamental postures of yoga (asana) and basic movements for spinal and joint health. Students will come away with a strong base of understanding to build a personal yoga practice at home. Together we will learn a basic yoga sequence to build on based on what is needed in the moment.

If you miss a session – they’re recorded and available within 48 hours. 

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Nutrition Reset Workshop with Elizabete Gomes

Saturday 30 January at 10:00am CT (90 minutes)

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“Eating is not only nourishing for the body, but also for the mind.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh

How and what we eat matter!  Does your new year’s resolution include eating healthier? Let’s learn about how to improve it.

We will review different forms of programs like detox, cleanse, and fasting. Learn dietary and lifestyle adjustments to improve physical and mental health.

If you miss a session – they’re recorded and available within 48 hours. 

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5 Methods to Amplify, Reignite, or Jumpstart Your Practice with Karuna

Sunday 31 January at 9:00am CT (75 minutes) time zone converter

(60 minutes with optional 15 minute discussion group at end)
FREE for All Access Community Meditation members

There are simple effective ways to squeeze the most juice out of your meditation lemon each time that you sit. Having spent thousands of hours guiding and practicing, Karuna will share FIVE of her favorite methods to get the most out of your formal practice. Expect to learn a lot and to have fun doing so!

If you miss the session – it will be recorded and available within 48 hours. 

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Mind/Body Merge: Yoga FOR Meditation
with Christina Ionno

Four-week Series

Mondays at 9:00am CT (75 minutes)

1-22 February 2021

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Strengthen the mind/body connection with this Dharma-infused meditation and asana series. Each class will have a different theme and type of meditation with a corresponding yoga sequence. Expect to develop sharper concentration skills, stretch your capacity to love oneself (and others), unlock guidance from within, and discover where your reality truly comes from. Hint, hint…it’s YOU!  In partnership with Dakini Lounge.

If you miss a session – they’re recorded and available within 48 hours. 

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A Non-Violent World Begins In Our Mind
with Natalie Hain

Six-week Series

Wednesdays at 9:00am CT (75 minutes)

Begins 3 February 2021

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Ahimsa is the practice on non-violence.  During this 6-week series Natalie will guide you through short but sweet yoga flows and meditations focused on non-violence.  Thoughts of resentment, criticism, disappointment, or guilt are ways we may practice violence with ourselves.  During this series we will intentionally look at the ways in which we can create a more loving, compassionate relationship with ourselves.  Through yoga and meditation we can begin to see clearly the ways in which we can be better to ourselves, which will ripple out into the world.  In order to live in a more peaceful, non-violent world we must start within! 

If you miss a session – they’re recorded and available within 48 hours. 

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21-Day Nutrition Reset Program with Elizabete Gomes

Four-week series begins 6 February 2021

Saturdays at 10:00am CT (75 minutes)

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Let’s start fresh! Join the 21-Day Nutrition Reset Program to improve eating habits, lose weight, gain clarity learn new recipes, and have fun… you’ll get it all! We will meet every week and share our experiences, recipes and tips. The program includes a written guide with instructions and yummy recipes to help you get into the groove of eating well with tasty foods along with support from friends.

If you miss a session – they’re recorded and available within 48 hours. 

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2021 or 2020-won? You Decide!
with Jann & Shari Simmons, LCSW

Eight-week Series

Tuesdays at 7:00pm CT (1 hour)

9 February – 30 March 2021

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“Loving ourselves throughout the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we will ever do.”  Brene Brown

Navigating unpredictability, uncertainty and underlying fears… this group will allow participants to share in a safe, judgement free environment. Topics will focus on the obstacles, thoughts and circumstances that have held us back from living a life of peace, joy and personal success. Learn skills to enhance relationships and help with self-regulation. Each session includes time to process thoughts and emotions that may be prohibiting a life of peace.

If you miss a session – they’re recorded and available within 48 hours. 

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Finding the Unity in Diversity: The Yoga of Wisdom
with Brian Reid

Sundays
17 January – 21 February
6:30pm CT (two hours)

In this, the first of three courses on the three yogas of the Bhagavad Gita we investigate the crucial concept of “wisdom” common to all forms of Eastern spirituality. What is “wisdom,” and why does it have the life-changing power to liberate us?

Topics include: “The Problem of Ignorance and the Power of Wisdom,” “Knowing the True Self,” “Unity in Diversity,” and “Royal Knowledge: The Highest Secret.”

Benefits of the Course:

  • Receive an extensive introduction to and overview of one of the greatest of the world’s spiritual classics
  • Establish what is meant in Eastern traditions by “ignorance” and identify its workings in your own life
  • Learn how wisdom has the power to negate all bad karma
  • Receive instructions on how to meditate on and identify with the immortal Higher Self found in all things and beings
  • Understand how wisdom leads naturally to true compassion for all beings and changes our relationship to them
  • Based on selections from the Bhagavad Gita.

If you miss a session – they’re recorded and available within 48 hours. 

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The Good Road – a Year-Long Study with Karuna
Thursdays
January – December 2021
8:00am CT (60 minutes with optional 15 minute discussion group at end)

The Source of All My Good (“The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment”) is a 14-verse instructional on how to find happiness and freedom. In short, it is 14 verses on how to live a good life from birth to death. The Lam Rim Chen Mo, authored by the great Lama Je Tsongkapa (1357-1419), is regarded as the father of the Geluk lineage – that of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Lam means Path and Rim means steps/stages. The Lam Rim Chen Mo is a complete instructional on how to live a good spiritual life from A to Z. Originally written in a three-volume teaching, this distilled version is said to perfectly contain every instruction necessary to live a wholehearted and worthwhile life. As we turn toward 2021, what could be a better undertaking?

In this year-long study, we will explore the many elements of a spiritual path in great detail. We shall discover how these many concepts from a Tibetan Buddhist perspective based on this important and beautiful work are applicable in every moment and decision in our life. Though based on the teachings of the Buddha, we will explore how to apply this wisdom to our everyday life from many perspectives – regardless of faith, philosophy, or religion. In other words, we will bring this gorgeous poem to life, finding applicability in each moment and circumstance in our daily life.

This is the second time Karuna has taught this precious text on Mind Oasis. Joining her on this good road will plant many good seeds in your heart for living an enlightened life (whatever that might mean to you).

You are invited to join us for the whole year; however, each segment can be studied “stand alone” and therefore you can join us for a particular module if you prefer.

You can expect Dharma talks, meditation practices, a fun, thoughtful, and somewhat zany community, and a stellar poetry selection.

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A Year of Compassionate Action with Karuna and Friends
Third Sunday of the month
2021
9:00am – 10:30am CT (two hours)

In this, the first of a year-long series, we’ll use the film My Octopus Teacher as the discussion point by which we dive into what compassionate action is and how we can manifest it in 2021. Karuna will weave in the four limitless qualities of Buddhism with an emphasis on karuna – compassion!

After surviving 2020, how are we going to thrive 2021? Many of the same challenges exist. Moving from fight, flight, or freeze we can find an opportunity in every obstacle to move into compassion and to take action from this place. Learn how!

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iRest Yoga Nidra: Cultivating & Living Our Intention in 2021

with Karen Soltes 

Six-week series begins 11 January 2021

Mondays at 6:00pm CT (1 hour)

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Many of us set intentions or resolutions at the beginning of the New Year.   These intentions are a refocusing of our efforts to live more in concert with our values and desires, as well as taking better care of ourselves.   This 6-week series will focus on developing our Sankalpa-the intention that informs the way we live our lives.   As we learn to quiet the nervous system through the practice of iRest, we open to hearing the deeper calling of our hearts.

If you miss a session – they’re recorded and available within 48 hours. 

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Buddhism 101: Buddhist Refuge with Elizabete Gomes

Four-week series 

Fridays 9:00am CT (90 minutes)

15 January – 5 February 2021 

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Buddha was asked “What have you gained from meditation?” He replied, “Nothing!” Then he continued, “However, let me tell you what I have lost: anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, and fear of old age and death.”

Buddhism teaches compassion as a deep heart-felt wish to help others. Many of the steps to develop this kind of compassion come from taking refuge in the Three Jewels. In this class we will explore what the Three Jewels represent and what it means to take a Buddhist Refuge.

If you miss a session – they’re recorded and available within 48 hours. 

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From Snakes to Wheels: A Back-Bending Yoga Series with Karlie Lemos

Three-week series 

Saturdays 10:00am CT (2 hours)

9, 16, 23 January 2021 

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This course will focus on the components and structure of back-bending postures from belly down to pushing up. We’ll slowly prepare the body to access positions we don’t usually move into in daily life. Heart-opening postures are simultaneously freeing, vulnerable, and difficult. We will look at a practical, integrated and progressive approach to working with back-bending postures.

If you miss a session – they’re recorded and available within 48 hours. 

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Blue Sky Mind: Morning Meditation Series
with Kelly Lindsey

Six-week Holiday Meditation Series

Tuesdays at 9:00am CT (75 minutes)

5 January – 9 February 2021

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“You are the sky. Everything else — it’s just the weather.” ~ Pema Chödrön

Sometimes it can be difficult to discern where the weather ends and where the sky begins. Join us for this six week morning meditation series exploring the vast nature of mind — open, spacious awareness. We’ll learn how to harness our attention and to relate skillfully with our emotions, while resting in our true nature. Open to new and continuing students.

If you miss a session – they’re recorded and available within 48 hours. 

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Brought to You by Senior Students of Lama Marut: CLASSICAL TEXTS AND AUTHENTIC PRACTICES OF EASTERN SPIRITUALITY
Various Teachers including Lauren Benjamin, Dima Yepishin, Brian Reid, and Denise Deniger
Sundays, starting January 2020
12 Courses – Six-Weeks each
2 Hour Sessions, 6:30pm CT
All sessions are recorded if you miss a class or wish to revisit concepts and/or meditations.

To honor their Teacher’s commitment to help us all become better for others, The Classical Texts and Authentic Practices curriculum will now be taught by senior students of Lama Marut. The CLASSICAL TEXTS AND AUTHENTIC PRACTICES OF EASTERN SPIRITUALITY curriculum offers a progressively unfolding, comprehensive course of study in the wisdom and practical application of Eastern spirituality as it pertains to modern life. Based on Lama Marut’s original translations and relevant, applicable interpretations of the Sanskrit classics of the Hindu, Buddhist, and Yogic traditions, these courses cover a wide range of teachings and practices from an inclusive, comparative, and non-sectarian point of view. They are designed to provide an in-depth, systematic, and coherent foundation and overall framework for any serious spiritual practitioner — from beginners to experienced teachers, regardless of one’s religious affiliation or the lack thereof.

Each course consists of six weekly two-hour interactive online classes, including lecture, discussion, and guided meditation portions. Each class also includes an easily applicable and effective practice designed to integrate the teachings into daily life. There will be alloted time to discuss, interact, and share your thoughts, reactions, and experiences of the material covered.

The curriculum as a whole is comprised of twelve courses to be taught over two years. When taken together, these stand-alone courses constitute an extensive course of study in the classical scriptures and principal practices of Eastern spirituality. Participants are, however, welcome to register for any one, several, or all of these interrelated yet self-contained course offerings.

Brought to you in partnership with Inner Way LA and Mind Oasis.

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Looking for Mind/Body Practices for Resiliency during these intense times?
Gina de la Chesnaye
RECORDINGS: 12 hours of practices FREE for you!

Gina de la Chesnaye offers mind/body practices specifically for those affected by these strange times; which may include depression, anxiety, rumination, grief and anger.

Each session entails an understanding of how traumatic events affect our nervous system and what practices we have within our own bodies and the connection of our mind-bodies to help alleviate some of the physical symptoms and mental/emotional/spiritual ones as well.

Oftentimes, it is very difficult to discern if the tightness in our chest is anxiety, illness, or both.

Utilizing breath work, mindful movement, meditation and restorative poses can be key instruments in helping us to feel agency and provide some relief, while helping others recover or simply witnessing the suffering that is all around us.

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Being Alone Without Feeling Alone (The Profound Art of Retreat)
Michael Hewett
RECORDINGS: More than 9 hours of recorded content

Retreating from the world is a source of nutrition. It provides the time to reflect, to get our bodies and minds to slow down, and to release and recharge with fresh perspectives. There’s an art to this, which has been passed down for millennia. Give yourself this gift; make the most of this time and be more present for yourself and others.

This experiential retreat includes: How to do retreat (Resources, location & community), the yamas & niyamas (code of ethics & engagements), recognizing & balancing up & down regulated energy, the enjoyable & unruly aspects of cabin fever, antidotes & remedies for nervous energy, subtle body mapping & breathwork, best practices for calming, sharpening & preparing the mind for insights & profound transformation.

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Mind Body Practices for People from Refugee Backgrounds
and the Caregivers of Australia

Gina de la Chesnaye

Utilizing breathwork, meditation, mindfulness, movement, play and restorative yoga participants will learn how trauma affects the nervous system and what that looks like in our physical, emotional and mental selves. Through mind-body practices find the agency within to heal while increasing physical and mental wellbeing. Sessions are presented live in English, Arabic and Farsi. The recordings are available within 48 hours after the live session.  Revisit the session recordings time and again.

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