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Ahimsa community class honors Orlando victims

Rachel Najdzin taught a candlelit community class on Friday in Berwyn to honor the Orlando shooting victims and people suffering from violence around the world. 

Rachel Najdzin taught a candlelit community class on Friday in Berwyn to honor the Orlando shooting victims and people suffering from violence around the world. 

On Friday night, members of the Ahimsa family gathered at the studio’s Berwyn location for a community class in memory of the Orlando shooting victims. The class was taught by instructor Rachel Najdzin who led students through a slow, candlelit flow. During the class she discussed the meaning of Ahimsa — nonviolence — and made that a cornerstone theme of the practice.

Rachel encouraged students to use the gentle practice to care for their own bodies and minds so that they might, in turn, show greater love and compassion to others who are suffering. The acts of violence in Orlando; Nice, France; Chicago; and other places around the world were discussed and meditated upon. Rachel read the class the poem Another Planet by Dunya Mikhail and at the end of class the students chanted om to offer positive vibes to those suffering.

Ahimsa offers community classes and other special events on a regular basis. For more information about such events, click here.

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