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, Therapeutic Yoga, Reiki, Traditional Thai Massage 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 19, 2014, 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 608-549-2023. Click here for a map
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 7 PM, Rochester, MN at People’s Food Co-op – Rochester, 519 First Avenue SW in the Community Meeting Room. Call Char at 507-289-0720 to reserve your seat.
Friday, October 17, 2014, 7 PM at 930 17th Street SE, Rochester, MN 55904. For info call Char at 507-289-0720.
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 Paypal, or follow the instructions under the class listings below.
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September 19-21, 2014 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 Paypal 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 map
October 17-19, 2014 at 930 17th Street SE, Rochester, MN 55904. Class will run 7 to 10 pm Friday evening, 10 am to 5 pm Saturday, and 9 am to approximately 4 pm Sunday. Pay in advance via Paypal 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 directions and local information, call Char at 507-289-0720.
Advanced meetings take place on the Saturday evening of most week-end trainings, and at other times throughout the year. Contact Lyrea or the class sponsors for more information on regularly scheduled meetings.
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 7 PM at 930 17th Street SE, Rochester, MN 55904. Meetings take place in Rochester on a regular basis. For info, call Char at 507-289-0720.
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7 PM at the Vitality Center, 18980 County Highway D, in the Richland Center/LaFarge area of southwest Wisconsin. Meetings take place at this location on a regular basis. For additional info, contact Lyrea at 608-383-3589. Click here for a map
Advanced Learning Retreats:
Retreats are structured in several different formats to meet individual needs. Complete descriptions including fees, registration, and Paypal 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.
November 15-16, 2014, a daytime retreat running from 9 AM to 6 PM on Saturday and 9 AM to 6 PM on Sunday, This retreat is open to anyone who has completed the initial First Sphere /Coherency Training Week-end.
TENTATIVE DATES FOR SPRING: April 23-26, 2015, an in-residence retreat running from 2 PM on Thursday to 3 PM on Sunday, with an option to stay until Monday morning, April 27th. This retreat is open to anyone who has completed the initial First Sphere /Coherency Training Week-end.
Complete info including fees, registration, and Paypal options may be accessed by clicking here
Eventsfor Individuals with Special Needs:
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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