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Meditation Jozo Novak

Meditation is a practice of experiencing a state of being that is embodied, visceral, grounded, open, and always in process where we begin to take who we are as the foundation of our human journey, rather than something to be shunned or transcended. It is not being passive at all. It’s being with the experience with curious, gentle, inquiring mind, whatever it is that arises, without fighting or freezing and being present so that we can connect with our experience and those of others more deeply, more meaningfully and then respond skilfully.

The definition of meditation is the ability to be as you are without further contrivances to make yourself comfortable. The definition of meditation is just a sense of being, a sense of isness that is happening.
— Chögyam Trungpa

Jozo Novak started zen practice in 1990 when living in Japan. In 2001, in addition to his continuous zen practice, he started as well with regular yoga practice. Being member of Zen Peacemakers Community he took part in numerous Bearing Witness retreats in Auschwitz, Native American Retreat in Black Hills (SD) as well es retreat in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo and Srebrenica) and Street Retreats.

Jozo is certified mindfulness facilitator by Engaged Mindfulness Institute and is member of International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA). He is also trained in Council Circles by Center for Council.

Iyengar Yoga Susana Castro

Susana Castro Rodríguez is a qualified teacher of the Iyengar® Method, certified by the Ramamani Iyengar Memoril Yoga Institue of Pune, India.

She has a master’s degree in contemporary dance from the High School of Music and Dance, Institut del Teatre, Barcelona.

In 1996, she cofounded the erre que erre dance troupe, which she co-directed and in which she performed until 2010.

For 12 years now, she has been teaching Iyengar Yoga in Barcelona. She currently teaches at the Buenaventura Yoga and La Piconera dance center.