About Mudra Metta
Who are we for?
"Taking Care of You First...Then you can Take Care of Others"
The word 'Mudra' comes from the root word 'mud'' which means 'delight' or 'pleasure', and 'dravay' which means 'to draw forth. So, 'mudra' literally means 'to draw forth delight or pleasure.
However, in yoga and Buddhism, a mudra is more commonly known as gesture, mainly with the hands, but can also be with the whole body, to create a 'seal', or a circuit bypass. Mudras are meant to redirect the prana (energy, life force) back within yourself, as a mirror redirects the light.
Mudras are higher practices which can awaken the prana, and chakras (energy centres).
*Source: Asana Pranayama Mudra Banda, by Swami Satyananada Saraswati
Metta is a Pali word, coming from the Buddhist tradition, which means 'loving kindness' or 'goodwill'. Metta is wishing well for others. Metta helps us to cultivate gentleness, and brings more care and attention to those around us.
Metta is neither an emotion, nor feeling or thought. It is rather a mental state, or a lens in which we experience our thoughts, feelings or emotions.
*Source: One Mind Dharma
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Since Metta is a mental state, not just a thought or feeling that we can conjure up, it is essential for us to take care of OURSELVES to be able to get into that state. So basically, Mudra Metta means "taking care of you first," or redirecting the prana (energy) inwards, "then you can take care of others." while in the state of metta.
Are you the kind of person who puts everyone else's needs in front of your own?
Do you think about yourself only when you have taken care of work, kids, groceries, the pets, friends, parents, and oh...the plants!
Do you often feel exhausted and depleted and stressed, because there just aren't enough hours in the day to do all the things you need to do?
If you've answered YES to these questions, then we are here for you!
Mudra Metta is designed to empower you to take care of yourself first, to redirect the energy that you already have within you, so that you can be in a more relaxed, calm and peaceful state. As a result of that state, you will be more effective, more energized and refreshed as you care for others.
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Andrea (Andie) Price
Massage Therapist & Yoga Instructor
Originally from Ontario Canada, I grew up and completed my studies in my hometown, London Ontario. During my third year at the University of Western Ontario, I did an exchange program in Mexico, where I learned Spanish, and ignited my passion for travel. After completing my BA in Psychology in 2007, I headed to South Korea to teach English. While on vacation in Thailand, I discovered my passion of Thai Massage. In 2010 I moved to Thailand to further my studies of massage, then proceeded to travel around the world, visiting or living in over 30 different countries.
Along my journey, I learned a lot about myself and about the world. I learned about different cultures and different ways of thinking and seeing things. I learned that I had a strong desire to help people, and make the world a better place, but I also could become overwhelmed by taking on all of the world's problems.
I was drawn towards anyone that needed help. I became involved with an alcoholic man in Kenya, and eventually took it upon myself to fix him. His addiction consumed me and broke me apart. I had to find a way to make myself whole again. While I wasn't searching for it, meditation came across my path, and began the healing process.
I learned more about spirituality, about the chakras and healing through nature, and eventually learned that all of these modalities are one and the same, connected through yoga. I found that I was only affective in helping others when I was happy and healthy myself. I learned to find the balance between working for the good of others, and taking care of myself.
Certifications and Qualifications:
BA: University of Western Ontario 2007
Thai Massage Therapist: ITM, Chiang Mai, 2010
Level 1 and 2 Reiki Certification: Samma Karuna, 2015
200h Certified Yoga Instructor: Spiritual Yoga School, Thailand, 2017
300h Certified Advanced Yoga Instructor: Santhi Yoga, India, 2018
Children's Yoga Instructor: Santhi Yoga, India, 2018