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Just Enough (30 min)


This class is taught by:

Sumir Rawal

Born in India and raised in Southern California, Sumir began his meditation practice at the age of five under the instruction of his mother, who wanted to ensure that he embraced his heritage. His practice remained quietly personal until 2004, when he embarked on an eight year journey of discovery and education. After being certified in Fire-Walking and Breath Work in California, Sumir began developing unique workshops on overcoming fear and leading men's groups. He has led all of these classes as well as meditation classes across the United States, India, the UK and Germany, enlightening thousands of seekers. Sumir believes in the value of continuing to expand his consciousness and has learned from masters from around the world. One of his strengths is his ability to take esoteric knowledge from the East and deliver it with a language that is clear and accessible to those in the West.
 
 

Karen Bralove

Karen Bralove is a certified Yoga instructor, Level II Reiki practitioner and native Washingtonian. Her first experience with meditation was TM, Transcendental Meditation, in the early 1970's. She has been teaching Yoga and meditation for 20 years in in the DC area, Los Angeles, and Italy.
 
She is a graduate of The Holton-Arms School and Vassar College. Her previous career was acting, and she taught drama at Sidwell Friends School for 24 years, where she met Amy Thaler, the Just Meditate Founder, as a middle school student! She looks forward to sharing her experience and "sitting" and breathing with this new community in Bethesda.

Cindy Maxted

Cindy Maxted has spent her life in the mind, body, and spirit field. She has over 25 years of experience working with children and families as a registered nurse in the neonatal ICU, Operating Room, and School Nursing with a degree from Georgetown University. As a certified Mindful Educator/Yoga Instructor in conjunction with Johns Hopkins D-stress Baltimore, she has taught over 400 young people in the Baltimore City Schools. As a nurse, coach, and yoga teacher she has integrated Mindfulness into her plan of care and teaching for throughout her career.


Cindy has an interest in advancing the health and well-beings of individuals and communities by bringing awareness, compassion, and joy while teaching tools and strategies of ways to be present in our lives, with ease.

Farhan Qureshi

Farhan comes to Just Meditate with an extensive background in meditation with a special interest in the pragmatic value of the theta and alpha brain states. He has taken numerous courses and participated in many retreats ranging from Vipassana Meditation, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Transcendental Meditation, Loving Kindness Meditation and is also certified in Hypnotherapy and Reiki (Master-Teacher). Farhan's goal is to target the meditative state as a means to progress and develop the brain. Farhan has worked in Mental Health for ten years during which time he has incorporated many Mindfulness techniques. In addition, Farhan has taught Mindfulness at Johns Hopkins University and at Elev8 in Baltimore.

Michelle Johnson

Michelle Ann Johnson was born in Bethesda, MD and raised in Los Angeles, California. She has been teaching meditation and Yoga since 1999. She is an RYT500 hour teacher with over 1000 hours in yoga, Ayurveda and meditation training. She is an Ordained Minister trained in the healing arts that involve pranayama breath work, mysticism and healing energetics. She is an authority in the mind body field and has been engaged as keynote speaker at many health conferences and large organizations.
 
Michelle has suffered from PTSD and anxiety as a result of abuse and trauma since a young age. This was crippling her life and manifested in physical side effects that included severe panic attacks. Meditation was a catalyst that helped her learn tools that calm the mind and nervous system down. In turn, she learned how to effectively manage, deal, and heal her own life. She has personally used meditation and visualization as tools to help her, not only manifest her dreams and desires, but to help others achieve success.
 
It is her own story and pain that inspired her to help others. She began to alter her lifestyle, diet and exercise regime in a way that helped her feel better and more energetic. She used meditation to ground her energy so she could focus better and get clarity regardless of a once chaotic mind and life. Over time, she became a professional athlete in the sport of fitness and bodybuilding. This helped her feel empowered to lead the way for many others. She is the owner of her own sports team and three websites. She is a regular contributor for many world-wide magazines, continues to lead, heal, speak and write in effort to inspire others to become the best versions of themselves.

Ofosu Jones-Quartey

Ofosu Jones-Quartey has been practicing meditation since 1999. He studied under Bhante Buddharakkhita in the Burmese style of vipassana. Ofosu has taught with with the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW) since 2004 as well as working with Minds, Incorporated to bring mindfulness practice to schools, working with students directly in the classroom since 2014.

 

An accomplished musician, Ofosu also performs both domestically and internationally as a Hip Hop and Electronic Music artist. His writings on how he incorporates his Buddhist philosophy into his secular music have been published by Mahachulalongkorn University in Ayutthaya, Thailand. He currently lives in the Washington, DC area with his wife and their four children.

Our signature class abbreviated to 30 minutes. Push pause at the door, Just Meditate for 30, and go about your day. Whether it’s setting your mind for the day ahead or settling down before you go back to work or home, this class is the perfect way to clear your head, take a breath and come out feeling just right. It’s, well, just enough.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 23 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm with Sumir Rawal
  • Mon Oct 23 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Karen Bralove
  • Tue Oct 24 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm with Cindy Maxted
  • Tue Oct 24 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Farhan Qureshi
  • Wed Oct 25 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm with Michelle Johnson
  • Wed Oct 25 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Sumir Rawal
  • Thu Oct 26 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm with Ofosu Jones-Quartey
  • Thu Oct 26 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Sumir Rawal
  • Fri Oct 27 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm with Sumir Rawal
  • Mon Oct 30 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm with Sumir Rawal
  • Mon Oct 30 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Karen Bralove
  • Tue Oct 31 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm with Cindy Maxted
  • Tue Oct 31 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm with Sumir Rawal
  • Wed Nov 01 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm with Karen Bralove