Make 2019 a Year of Transformation

Meditation for Transformation

Thursdays 8-9pm: January - June

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Mastering others is strength. Mastering oneself makes you fearless.

-Lao Tzu

Join us on a 2019 Journey of


through Mantra Meditation


Meditation for Transformation

Nobody can truly explain the extent to which learning to focus and be still will positively impact your daily life. You have to experience it to truly appreciate the power of this simple yet life changing gift.  

We invite you to give yourself the gift of greater happiness and life balance that comes from a simple, consistent daily practice. Make a commitment to this goal for just one year, to fully enjoy the benefits of inner stillness, balanced emotions and expanded perspective that come from allowing your mind space to find it's place of harmony so that you can optimize your life. 

Our hope is that our journey together in 2019 will find us experiencing greater peace, joy and fulfillment in our lives. 


Our focus for 2019 is on mantra-based practices for mind transformation. Each week we will explore a different mantra-focused meditation. We will also experience practicing a healing mantra together each week.

You will get the most out of 2019 if you make a commitment to yourself to join us weekly and set aside time each day for a meditation practice. It doesn't take much, just 5-10 minutes to start, for your mind to flourish in a daily time of rejuvenation and refocusing. 

I hope you'll join us as often as you can. Although weekly attendance is highly encouraged for your highest benefit, you are welcome to join us when you are able. 

Looking forward to continuing our Spiritually Expansive journey with a wonderful community! See you there!

In Love,

Erin and Valentina


Class details: 

This is a weekly workshop that meets every Thursday night.

Location: Red Lotus Yoga - Rochester

class fee: $10 per class

workshop class pack: 11 classes for $100

*all packages are for attendance to the Thursday night Meditation Group Classes only

Erin Bannink

Erin Bannink is a board certified veterinary oncologist, veterinary acupuncturist, and certified yoga instructor who enjoys exploring the esoteric side of life with awe and wonder. She has intensively studied Tibetan Buddhism, Yoga philosophy, inner body yoga, and independent and intuitively guided spiritual practices since 2003. She has led countless classes, workshops and retreats on topics including yoga, meditation, tibetan buddhist philosophy, pranayama, kirtan, and mantra. Her life journey has nurtured an appreciation for the rich overlap of our complex realities. Her spiritual approach is heavily influenced by her personal experiences navigating these studies and practices, and the internal guidance which has developed because of that journey. She has a Dream that one day we will all come to know and love ourselves for the powerful creative forces that we are. It is through a path of empowerment, responsibility and love that we will come into our full expressions and live the life of our Dreams.

Valentina Febres Alvarez 

Valentina Alvarez is the mother of two wonderful insightful kids, and the wife of an incredibly supportive husband. She started her yoga practice in 2002, but it wasn't until 2008 that she started her formal inner journey. Valentina started studying Tibetan Buddhism in 2009, which sparked a strong interest in the subconscious, and the opportunity to explore the vast potential of inner growth that can be accessed through concentration techniques including meditation and "spiritual" hypnosis. She trained with Dr. Brian Weiss, studying intuitive exercises and hypnosis techniques, with the hope of achieving a successful connection with her higher self. She currently works as an entrepreneur, graphic designer and Spanish translator.