Self-Compassion Book Group: Discussion, Movement, and Meditation

fierce compassionSelf-Compassion Book Group
Movement, Meditation, and Discussion

6-Week Series with Lee Ann Maynard, RYT 500
Fridays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
September 10 – October 15
Offered In-person and Online

NOTE: In-person spots are now full. But there is plenty of room to participate virtually via zoom!

Join Lee Ann Maynard, RYT500 in this 6-week series inspired by Kristn Neff, PH.D.’s book “Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness To Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive.” Lee Ann will guide participants through gentle yoga and meditation practices centered around book topics such as “Standing Strong”, “Becoming Our Best Selves”, and “Caring For Others Without Losing Ourselves”.

“Compassion is aimed at alleviating suffering-it’s the impulse to help, an active feeling of concern, the palpable instinct to care for those who are struggling. Although most people naturally feel compassion for others, its harder to direct this instinct inward.” Kristin Neff, PhD.

WHAT TO BRING: You will need a yoga mat for this class series.  All other props will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own props as well, such as blocks, bolster, strap and blanket.

COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES: This in-studio class will follow CDC Covid-19 Guidelines. Masks will be required for those not fully vaccinated.


Registration for entire 6 class series $108

Early bird registration Two for One Special: Invite a friend and register for entire series by August 25th, and reserve 2 spots for the price of 1!

Or you can drop in for $25 a class whenever you can make it.

Please note: The book is not included in registration fee. We encourage you to order locally through Sundance Books and Music or through

Email Lee Ann Maynard to reserve your spot.


lee ann headshot_squarishLee Ann Maynard started practicing yoga over 20 years ago as a way to feel strong emotionally and physically while coping with spinal problems, anxiety and depression.  She worked with a Viniyoga Yoga Therapist for 6 years, healing from spine injuries and managing stress before deciding to become a 500 hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher. She started studying Buddhist meditation through the Dzoghen Lineage and is currently studying Mindfulness and Meditation (Thai Forest Tradition) with the beautiful Denise Barclay, a Dharma Zephyr Lay Leader and Yoga and Meditation Teacher in Reno.

She is passionate about teaching stress reduction techniques and wellness principles through the practice of yoga and meditation for a higher quality of life. Her goal is to guide students to a place where they can find their inner teacher and to create an environment where everyone feels comfortable, supported and safe.