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Group & individual Classes

Held in person and virtually

Come home to who you are.

Find your way home.

Reconnect to you.

Learn science backed mindfulness tools to cultivate a greater sense of aliveness/vibrancy/awareness in your daily life

(Besty, I’m wondering if this should go under the Foundations Class.) Life, at times, is stressful and challenging. That’s a given. Our relationship to our challenges and stressors, how we handle and view them, play an important role in our physical health, emotional wellbeing, and our relationship to ourselves and others.

Your daily routine might seem to be an ongoing grind of a never ending to do list. You’re tumbling forward to “what’s next”, always on your way somewhere, feeling a lack of joy and connection in your life.

Maybe you’re feeling unfocused, lacking concentration. Or reacting to life circumstances, losing it at the drop of a hat, often hurting the ones you love the most, or jeopardizing work relationships.

Maybe there’s just an ache in your heart, knowing there is something more,… yearning for a deeper connection.

A deep sense of self and connection to the world around you.

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Maybe, these types of thoughts have popped into your head more than once:

  • I’m too stressed and overwhelmed

  • I have too much to do

  • I feel like a can’t focus or concentrate

  • I’m overreacting to every little thing

  • I don’t know how to meditate

  • I don’t have enough time for myself

  • I’m so stressed out!

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Science backed mindfulness techniques to help you:

  • Reduce stress

  • Lessens anxiety and depression

  • Increase happiness and well being

  • Increase focus and attention

  • Improve resilience

  • Reduce chronic physical pain

  • Boost immune system

  • Gain deeper self awareness

Scientific research studies over the past 35 years have proven that mindfulness has many benefits:

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Reduces chronic physical pain

  • Helps in coping with painful life events

  • Helps in dealing with negative emotions

  • Positively changes the structure of the brain

  • More attuned with others

  • Increases happiness and wellbeing

  • Reduces stress

  • Lessens anxiety/ depression

  • Improves focus and memory

  • Decreases mind chatter

  • Become more resilient

  • Boosts immune system

Though you might come to address anyone of the above “issues” what you might find is a profound sense of connecting to yourself and coming home to who you really are.

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I’ve developed various classes to meet your needs and intentions.

Classes are offered in weekly sessions over the course of 4-6 weeks.

We offer the following classes to meet your specific experience and goals.

  • Stepping In: Foundations in Mindful Living

  • Unleash Creativity: Mindfulness for Opening Creative Channels

  • Various Advanced Mindfulness Courses

“I loved Jill’s mindfulness class.  What a gift to give yourself! If you feel like your life is on overdrive & you don’t have time to make the class- make it happen!”

–Lisa K.

Spacing is limited and classes tend to fill up quickly. Be the first to know when the next class enrollment period opens.

 

Stepping Into Mindful Foundations

Stepping In is designed as a detailed exploration experience of the foundations of mindfulness. Discover essential mindfulness practices, an understanding of mindfulness and its benefits for you. Each week we embark on a different topic on mindfulness and how to build a daily practice, establishing a solid groundwork on which to begin, build, or deepen your daily practice. We cover mindfulness of: breathing, listening, body sensations, walking & movement, thoughts, emotions. Experiencing each practice, participants will learn which one works works best/resonates best for you. We’ll also develop an understanding of the science of mindfulness and its benefits. Appropriate for all levels.

Benefits

Upon completing the program, participants gain benefits such as enhancing our capacity for emotional well being, coping with life’s challenges, lower levels of anxiety, increased ability to handle stress, increased ability to focus and give attention, greater capacity for relaxation, and greater self confidence and sensitivity to others, greater self awareness and presence.
6 sessions of 90 minutes each, delivered over 6 weeks


Training Includes:

  • Discussion on weekly topic

  • Guided foundational mindfulness practices

  • Neuroscience and research supporting mindfulness

  • Formal and informal mindfulness practices

  • Weekly guided audio practices for home, office or travel.

  • All support materials Electronic or hardcopy materials to support learning

  • Weekly or daily practice reminders

  • Dedicated FB page??????

 

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 Stepping In program, but with a foundation in the arts and creative process. Basic mindful practices are explored in conjunction with a creative technique. We’ll explore mindfulness through clay, paint, pastels, and more. This class is process, not finish product, oriented. The purpose of this class is not to make a beautiful artistic object, but to experience mindfulness through the creative process. No artistic experience needed. Just a willingness to explore and engage. Appropriate for all levels.

6 sessions of 90 minutes each, delivered over 6 weeks

Training Includes:

  • 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

  • Dedicated FB page

Includes:
9 hours of class time, all support materials, weekly guided audio practices, and private  Facebook Group page .

 

Settling into Your Mindfulness Practice or

Continuing on with Your Mindfulness Practice or

Deepening Your Practice.

In this class we work on continuing/nourishing/developing/sustaining/maintaining our daily practice. We explore obstacles, while building and maintaining our practice, diving deeper into our connection to our practice.

6 sessions, 60 minutes each, meets weekly.

 

Cultivating Heart Centered Practices

During this series of classes, we focus on the qualities of the heart which are innate to our being, though 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 obstacles 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, meets weekly.

 

Working with Difficult Emotions

Our emotional life is central to what it means to be human. Learning the skill of handling difficult emotions creates emotional balance in our lives. In this class we look at emotions from the human experience and also the perspective of science. In particular, we’ll explore anxiety, anger, self-judgment and shame. The course will provide the capacity to bring balance during our intense (and everyday) emotional experiences.

 

WORKSHOP Creativity and Self Compassion

Learn to cultivate self compassion skills through discussion, meditation, and experiential exercises. Participants gain practical skills to help bring self-compassion into their daily lives.

 

WORKSHOP Mindful Eating

Transform your relationship with food as we use mindful exercises and writing to discover our relationships with food. Begin to connect and have insights to your relationship to food and the habits you’ve created around them. Through mindful eating practices participants will bring awareness to the way they eat and their habits around food. Participants will learn daily mindful eating practices to bring into their daily life, transforming their relationship with food.

For those that want more guidance, 1- on-1 support is available.

 

“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

“Mounting scientific evidence from hundreds of universities—including dedicated centers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the United States and the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom—strongly suggests that mindfulness not only reduces stress but also gently builds an inner strength so that future stressors have less impact on our happiness and physical well-being.”

–Mindful  Oct 2016

“My life changed when I decided to try a few Mindful Meditation sessions with Jill. My magical journey began when I met this extraordinary teacher whose insight and gentle manner were illuminating and uplifting. She taught me to be kind to myself. She guided me in working through emotions. Learning to meditate with Jill and practicing meditation every day has helped me clear the cobwebs out of my mind, I am able to focus and think clearly. There are no words to express the gratitude I feel toward Jill.”

–Neerja S.

Advanced Mindfulness Courses:
 Delving Deeper Into Your Practice

  • *Working with Difficult Emotions

  • *Diving Deeper. Settling into/Continuing your mindfulness practice.

  • *Cultivating Heart & Balance Practices

  • Mindful Self Compassion

  • Mindful Eating  

  • W*Creativity & Self Compassion

Stepping In is designed to develop a daily mindfulness practice, gaining benefits such as enhancing our capacity for emotional well being, coping with life’s challenges, lower levels of anxiety, increased ability to handle stress, increased ability to focus and give attention, greater capacity for relaxation, and greater self confidence and sensitivity to others.  (greater awareness, mindful presence, harmonizing body systems.

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