with Lyrea Ananta Crawford
WDRT Radio Interview
Click here to hear a 60 minute "Heart of Wellness" interview with Lyrea discussing Coherency Training, recorded 12-08-2011. (Please note that this MP3 file is 55 MB in size.)
Utilize simple, yet profoundly effective meditative techniques known as the Ishayas' Ascension to restore balance, inner quiet and clarity; and move toward full system integration.
Definitions of the word coherency include: the state of having a natural unity, harmony, agreement of parts, logical connection or consistency. Coherency is not a word that most people would apply to their internal process or their life experience. Yet our systems were designed to function in an integrated fashion, with calmness, clarity and healthy vitality.
Researchers estimate that we think 50,000 to 60,000 thoughts a day. These
thoughts could be compared to constantly throwing handfuls of pebbles into an
otherwise clear pond. The pond’s surface becomes rough and disturbed, and the
waters are muddied. Similarly, if the mind is constantly dealing with a barrage
of chaotic thought, it becomes difficult to see into its depths. Many of our
thoughts are repetitive, based on long-forgotten decisions that we have made at
stressful moments in our lives. We continue to carry these persistent thoughts
forward in an unconscious manner, obscuring and limiting our present and future
Meditation and withdrawal from daily life are sometimes suggested to ease the extraneous activity of the mind. But our ingrained thought patterns come with us when we physically withdraw, and it can be challenging to still the constant chatter of the mind in order to meditate. Even if one is able to momentarily quiet the mind, that precious stillness is often lost again as soon as one encounters life’s usual situations.
Our previous training in life has typically not supported a coherent way of being, but coherency is natural for us. The mind often slips into this mode on its own. In these moments worry and fear are eased, and we feel supremely peaceful and happy. These are our insightful and creative moments -- those times when things seem to flow with great synchronicity. At these times, the brain exhibits a coherent brain wave pattern that can be scientifically measured. Coherent laser light waves function more powerfully and precisely than the light waves from an incandescent bulb. Similarly, coherent brain function brings order and efficiency to our systems.
In 1996, I was fortunate to learn a set of meditative techniques which effectively facilitate this state of coherency. The techniques are tailored by each individual, using a formula that coordinates function in the right and left hemispheres of the brain. This draws the mind inward, providing experiences of pure stillness that catalyze a natural cleansing and harmonizing process. The accumulated debris of old thought patterns are gently released, freeing the individual to live more fully and clearly in the present moment. It has been my experience that the resulting serenity is not easily interrupted or shaken by the stresses of everyday life. A major advantage of this system is that the techniques are designed to be used not only as a closed-eyed meditation, but also with the eyes open at any time during the day when one needs to return to a state of balance. With its Eastern roots, Coherency Training was originally taught under the name of "The Ishayas’ Ascension." Please note that the techniques, as I am teaching them, are not affiliated with any organization, and do not represent a religious doctrine or belief structure.
Participants find that the simple tools taught in the Coherency Training are remarkable in their ability to effectively release stress from the system. At first the peacefulness and quiet that is accessed may seem unspectacular, but with regular use there are steady cumulative benefits in one’s life. Many people find that they work more efficiently and need less sleep. The body’s natural healing tendencies may be activated, ease and clarity restored to the mind, and latent creative abilities may become apparent. If the mind is quiet and receptive, greater awareness of one’s spiritual Source may also be realized. The whole process is usually quieter, subtler and gentler than one might expect.
The training includes instruction in the usage of four simple techniques which powerfully catalyze the release of underlying stresses, information on how the mind functions, and a look at the various states of consciousness. This training is all that is needed to begin utilizing these very effective tools in your life. Once taken, the training may be repeated as many times as desired, at no cost. Additional follow-up techniques are also available.
Lyrea Crawford’s extensive background includes a seven month in-residence preparation to present the Coherency Training (Ishayas' Ascension). She has been teaching this method since 1998. Lyrea also teaches Wu Style T'ai Chi, Aligned for Vitality Yoga, Reiki, Continuing Ed for Massage Therapists and more.
Free Introductory Dialogs:
Come on Friday evening for the first hour of any Week-end Training to learn more. No Charge - no obligation. However we would appreciate knowing ahead of time that you are coming. Please call or email to let us know.
Friday, September 9, 2016, 7 PM at the Vitality Center, 18980 County Highway D, in the Richland Center/LaFarge area of southwest Wisconsin. For additional info, contact Lyrea at 608-383-3589. Click here for a map
The week-end training (First Sphere Week-end) includes instruction in the usage of four simple techniques which powerfully catalyze the release of underlying stresses, information on how the mind functions, and a look at the various states of consciousness. This training is all that is needed to begin utilizing these very effective tools in your life. Once taken, the class may be repeated as many times as desired, at no cost. Tuition is $295, with pre-registration required. Use the button below to pay online, or follow the instructions under the class listings below.
September 9-11, 2016 at the
Vitality Center, 18980 County Highway
D, in the Richland Center/LaFarge area
of southwest Wisconsin.
Class will run 7 to 10
pm Friday evening, 10 am to 5 pm Saturday, and 9 am to mid-afternoon
Sunday. Pay in advance via
the button below, or send a minimum $50 deposit
to Lyrea Crawford at 18918 County Highway D, Hillsboro, WI 54634 to
hold your place in the class. As always, the week-end training is free to
repeaters, but please let us know you are coming. For additional info, contact
Lyrea at 608-383-3589.
Click here for a
Meetings take place regularly at the Vitality Center, 18980 County Highway D, in the Richland Center/LaFarge area of southwest Wisconsin. For additional info, contact Lyrea at 608-383-3589. Click here for a map
7 to 9 PM at the Vitality Center on the
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Sorry, no meeting in July
Thursday, August 25, 2016
For info on Advanced Meetings in Rochester, MN, please call Char Tarashanti at 507-289-0720.
Advanced Learning Retreats:
Retreats are structured in several different formats to meet individual needs. Complete descriptions including fees, registration, and payment options may be accessed by clicking here with a basic listing of dates below.
Please note that to insure the optimal experience, the number of participants is limited at the retreats. If you are serious about attending, please register early by sending in your deposit.
April 26 - May 1, 2016, an in-residence retreat running from 2 PM on Thursday to 3 PM on Sunday. This retreat is open to anyone who has completed the initial First Sphere /Coherency Training Week-end. Sorry, this retreat is now full.
November 4-6, 2016, Daytime Retreat. This will be a little different format than we have done before. Complete info may be accessed by clicking here. This retreat is open to anyone who has completed the initial First Sphere /Coherency Training Week-end.
Complete retreat info including fees, registration, and payment options may be accessed by clicking here
Please contact Lyrea at (608) 383-3589 for additional information on any of these events, or click here to send an email.
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