Group & individual Classes
Held in person or virtually
“One of the purposes of mindfulness is to see our emotional habits in the light of awareness- the habits that are helpful and the habits that cause stress and complication in our lives.”
–American Psychological Association
Fundamentals of Mindfulness- Introductory Class
The Fundamentals class is an engaging and experiential exploration on the fundamentals of mindfulness practices and its benefits. Each week we’ll explore a different principle of mindfulness through discussion, guided mindfulness practices, inquiry, and reflection. We’ll be establishing a solid framework on which to begin building and deepening our practice.
6 sessions of 90 minutes each, delivered over 6 weeks
Class covers the essentials of mindfulness:
Mindful breathing, listening, body awareness, walking and movement, and mindfulness of thoughts, emotions and mindful communication
Science and research-backed impacts of mindfulness
Mindfulness and our brain
Techniques for navigating emotions
Support or developing or deepening a consistent practice.
Improved ability to handle and reduce stress
Improved focus, concentration and mental acuity
Greater emotional regulation
Relief from negative self-talk and thoughts
Greater capacity for relaxation
Greater sense of empathy and sensitivity towards others
Greater ability to handle life’s conflicts and challenges
Overall improved resilience, vitality, and self-awareness
Deepening Practice Class
We continue to nourish, develop, and sustain our meditation practice. We’ll explore obstacles that arise in our meditation practice, while diving deeper into our connection to ourselves, each other, and our practice. Time is provided for group conversation and exploration with opportunities to bring individual obstacles and concerns to the group. Through these classes participants will gain a higher degree of self-awareness, living life on a deeper level, and a deepening sense of community.
6 sessions, 75 minutes each, 6 weeks
Cultivating Deeper Connection, Compassion, and Joy Class
We focus on the qualities of the heart which are innate to our being, though they often feel so distant in our busy lives. We use mindfulness practices and guided meditations to open up to loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity. As we nurture and explore these heartfelt practices, and our resistance to them, we open ourselves up to our deep seated loving states of heart and mind. We learn practical exercises to bring into our daily lives.
4 classes, 90 minutes each, 4 weeks
Navigating Difficult Emotions
Our emotional life is central to what it means to be human. Learning the skills of handling difficult emotions creates emotional balance in our lives. In the class, we look at emotions from two perspectives, from the human experience as well as the science. We will explore anxiety, anger, self-judgment, and shame. Through mindfulness we learn skills to bring more clarity, freedom and peace. This course will provide the capacity to bring this balance during our intense and everyday emotional experiences.
6 weeks, 90 minutes each, 6 weeks
Mindfulness and Creativity
Mindfulness and Creativity is designed for those who want an alternative experience with mindfulness, understanding mindfulness through the tactile creative experience. It is similar to the Fundamentals program, but with a foundation in the arts. Basic mindful practices are explored with particular focus on mindful breathing. Appropriate for all levels.
8 sessions of 90 minutes each, delivered over 8 weeks
Essential/basic mindfulness practices
Creative materials: paint, clay, brushes, etc.
Neuroscience and research supporting mindfulness
Formal and informal practices
Weekly audio support for home, office or travel.
Electronic or hardcopy materials to support learning
Weekly or daily practice reminders