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Heather Stang

Heather Stang, M.A. is the author of Mindfulness & Grief and the Frederick Meditation Center founder. She holds a Masters degree in Thanatology (Death, Dying, and Bereavement) from Hood College in Maryland, and is a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner. She has led mindfulness-based grief workshops for organizations such as the National Fallen Firefighters Association and Hospice of Frederick County, and is a member of the Association of Death Education and Counseling. Heather’s mission is to help people who are grieving to stay healthy and benefit from the transformative experience of grief, using mindfulness-based practices, relaxation, and expressive arts. She has an established practice offering Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy sessions, day-long retreats, and 8 Week Yoga for Grief groups. She is based in Maryland. You can find her on Google +.

The Practice of Loving-Kindness: Metta Leads to Compassion and Forgiveness

Metta, the meditative practice of loving-kindness, is not only a way to send well wishes to those you care about, but can support you in being compassionate to those in your life that you find difficult, or even downright hostile. Metta Prayer of Loving Kindness May you be happy, as I wish to be happy. […]

Turn Your Stress Into Bliss with Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy is a mind-body practice that helps release stress and tension in your body while calming your mind in a private  session. As a certified practitioner, I will guide on a meditative journey to help you clarify your goals and make lasting life changes. Gentle hands-on stretching will help you get out […]

Yoga & Allergies

I have the sniffles. It is ragweed time, and while I am not as “puny” (to borrow a word from my southern grandmother) as I have been during previous allergy seasons, my breathing is decidedly challenged. A few of my clients this week were also reporting feeling sinus pressure. If you are suffering, here are […]

Join the “Relaxation Revolution”

Many decades ago Harvard scientist Dr. Herbert Benson began studying the effects of Transcendental Meditation on a number of human subjects. The result was the discovery of the “Relaxation Response,” the antidote to fight-or-flight. Dr. Benson boiled the technique down to a few simple steps, and recommends that they be practiced for 10 to 20 […]

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy

A bridge from body to soul… Guided meditation, gentle, restorative stretching, breath-work and compassionate dialogue are combined in this relaxing healing art based on the ancient science of yoga and contemporary body-mind psychology. This is not your usual yoga class – it is performed one-on-one – and each session is customized just for you. The […]

Transformative Yoga: A Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Testimonial

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy has been a wonderful stress-buster for me.  I wasn’t really sure what it was when I first discovered it – I was actually looking for a yoga instructor, thinking I wanted to take a beginning yoga class.  But I was interested in working in a one-on-one setting, and when I came […]

Find Warmth in Winter

Between retreats, private sessions, book clubs and workshops I have had the opportunity to spend time with more friends and clients than usual. The experience led me to contemplate community, and how important feeling connected is to our well-being as a species. I recently started attending a yoga class in an actual yoga studio, Sol […]