Minds, like closets, are often cluttered with remnants of the past and bogeymen wearing your bathrobe. Organize your thoughts with today's Groupon for workshops with Ajayan at Himalayan Retreats International in Issaquah. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get a three-hour couples' tantra course (a $65 value).
- For $49, you get an eight-hour meditation course (a $115 value) that meets Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Informed by four decades of practice and study with great minds of India, meditation leader Ajayan leads his pupils into deeper understanding of their minds and selves. Couples become better attuned to each others' frequencies during the tantra course, which infuses mutual appreciation and new chemistry into relationships. With partner exercises to hone perception and practice awakening subtle body energy, the course entwines pairs' energies, augmenting intimate moments and making three-legged races effortless. The Effortless Mind meditation course leads all levels of meditators into peaceful states of mind and moments of quiet bliss. Students hush chattering brains, sink into relaxation, and learn to be present in the current moment instead of always partying like it's 1999. As racing thoughts slow, stress evaporates from participants' shoulders, encouraging healing while bringing greater contentment, clarity, and creativity.
Course leader Ajayan began studying and teaching the Transcendental Meditation Program in the 1970s under the guidance of its founder, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. After a decade of mindful tutelage and honk-free driving, he traveled from Kerala, India, to the Himalayas to learn from a diverse collection of holy men and women. Currently host of the Mind Matters radio show, Ajayan has since spread his knowledge throughout Australia, North America, and Europe.
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Before becoming an expert in the practice of meditation, Ajayan Borys spent years studying under holy men and the living saint Mata Amritanandamayi of India. Since his return from traveling the globe, Borys has become a registered hypnotherapist, a reiki master, and a certified enneagram instructor. He has also written numerous articles and books—including his new book, Effortless Mind: Meditate with Ease—and hosts the Mind Matters radio show.
Borys doesn’t just use his knowledge to stay relaxed while pursuing such a busy schedule. He also treats clients at Himalayan Retreats International, where he helps dispel stress through meditation classes and restores feelings of well-being through reiki treatments. He performs heat-centered hypnotherapy to free clients from their inner judgments, anxieties, and tendency to transform into a BattleBot at times of stress. Borys also can use the ancient enneagram symbol to help clients understand their patterns of thinking and habits of emotion.