Spiritual Wellness Coaching
Living Stress Free®
Nada Yoga Therapy
Spirituality and Healing
Living Stress Free® Wellness Program
Living Stress Free® Life Coaching
Marilyn and Lou Welcome You!
Mindfulness Training and Retreats
"When we learn how to practice mindfulness meditation we are doing much more than learning to calm down. We are learning how to appreciate and relate to our lives on a moment by moment basis. We start out sitting in mindfulness meditation so we can learn how to extend the experience of our practice into every facet of life. We learn how to directly experience our environment exactly the way it is. We put down our agendas and face others and the world around us. In this way mindfulness is not a self-improvement technique. Mindfulness practice teaches us to stop trying to improve everything, everybody, ourselves, and to just take a peek at things as they are."
Lou has years of experiencing and becoming familiar with the meditative state of pure awareness as a direct result of practicing numerous meditation techniques from authentic Buddhist and Hindu traditions under the guidance of meditation masters. He discovered the experience of pure awareness is the same experience regardless of the path. He has a unique vantage point and ability to offer guidance and verify that you are practicing the technique properly and experiencing the state of meditation. Lou, along with his wife Marilyn, offers meditation instruction and spiritual coaching on an individual basis, in workshops, and gives public talks introducing their unique approach to spiritual teachings for everyone regardless of faith or lifestyle.
"The New Spirituality will be defined by its ability to improve the quality of each moment for every person that lives it. Therefore it can be practiced inside current religions or on its own without any religion."
"I have always felt strongly about the healing power of music and its spiritual base. I am struck by the fact that the secret of music's power can be found in the silence. Caress the silence with the sound and you have beauty."
Marilyn Guadagnino is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist with 25 years experience providing individual and group therapy as well as skill building classes in a community mental health setting. She has studied and practiced meditation and yoga since 1992. As a professional musician she has performed with orchestras, recorded her own CD of original compositions, and taught music for many years. She created her own unique sound meditation technique based on the principles of Nada Yoga. Marilyn has presented at numerous conferences, college seminars and has offered public talks and workshops on meditation and stress free living with her husband Lou. Marilyn is uniquely qualified to assist interested individuals in their quest for achieving a life of complete fulfillment: sustainable happiness, health and success in all areas of one's life.
"Sound only exists because of silence.
Silence gives sound its form.
Mark Twain is quoted as having said,
"I've lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened." His words bring on a good laugh for most of us if we are able to laugh at ourselves.
There is something deliciously humorous and a little humbling when we recognize our potential for creating mental drama and confusion. A good deal of life's pain and sorrow is our own creation and it is both embarrassing and a relief.
Until you know what, and who, the "believer" is,
it doesn't matter what you believe.
Religions are obsolete because their whole focus is on what you believe but they never show you what you are, the believer.
Spirituality is the future because it reveals the believer, and once you experience the believer for yourself, you'll know what you are and what to believe.
A new spirituality is on the horizon which could reshape religion, culture, healthcare, and science.
It is a spirituality that doesn't require belief or faith
and has as much practical application as it has potential
for self fulfillment.
Everyone can benefit from it
whether they believe in a supreme being or not,
no matter what lifestyle they live. It has the ability to improve each person's life as well as bring people together.
It is both simple and profound.
Mindfulness is intentionally paying attention to the present, non-judgmentally.
It is not about emptying our minds of all thoughts.
It is not about religion.
It is not just a stress management technique.
It takes you out of autopilot and eventually
expands “being in the moment” to other parts of your life.
Over time you’ll feel more focused and more connected to yourself and others.
This is a wonderful teaching.
Eckhart describes surrender as accepting
the present moment unconditionally,
He explains how the quality of consciousness now
determines your future.