Monthly Meditation: begin, refresh, sustain
to Dec 11

Monthly Meditation: begin, refresh, sustain

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The Mindful Living Project meditation group is the ideal way to stay connected and inspired. These meetings offer the opportunity to connect with a community of meditators, maintain your meditation practice, and deepen your understanding of mindfulness.

This group is open to anyone interested in mindfulness and meditation.

The format typically includes:

  • Group meditation practice, sitting and walking (about 30 minutes)
  • Mindfulness teaching or reading and discussion

When: 01/08, 02/12, 03/26, 04/16, 05/07, 06/04, 07/09, 08/13, 09/10, 10/15, 11/12, 12/10, 2018

Where: First Spiritualist Church, 341 2nd street SE, Puyallup

When: 5:30 - 6:45pm

No reservations are required.  Please arrive a few minutes early so we can start on time.

Donations (suggested $5 - $20) are welcome for the facilitators. 

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Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation - a 3 hour workshop
1:00 PM13:00

Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation - a 3 hour workshop

Curious about mindfulness? Interested in learning how to meditate? Want to learn effective strategies for reducing stress?

This workshop is a three-hour introduction to a powerful mental health practice that can help you cultivate a clear mind and new ways of relating to life, stress and pain. Mindfulness–the practice of open and nonjudgmental awareness in the present moment–is to the mind what physical exercise is to the body: a way to stay fit, flexible and focused. Mindfulness is currently broadly used in Western medicine and psychology to reduce stress and anxiety, lift mood, and promote overall health and well-being.

Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation  is an opportunity for beginners to experience a taste of the peace and calm that meditation can create. You will have the chance to practice several guided meditations, get answers to your questions, and to know more about the benefits of mindfulness meditation. You will learn:

  • How to meditate
  • How to respond more effectively to stress
  • How to connect to the present moment more effectively
  • How to incorporate mindfulness into everyday activities

The scientific evidence backing the benefits of mindfulness meditation is well established. This introductory workshop is a great opportunity to experience what mindfulness is all about, and to begin enjoying its benefits!

Tuition :$45 in advance, $50 day of, space permitting. Workshop held at Yoga Soleil in Puyallup.

Workshop offered again June 6th, 2018. Click below to register directly with Yoga Soleil.

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Mindfulness Based Stress and Pain Resilience 4 Week Course
to Aug 11

Mindfulness Based Stress and Pain Resilience 4 Week Course

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Steeped in the principals of MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and Breathworks® Mindfulness for Health, this course will explore mindfulness, meditation, inquiry, gentle movement and relaxation and is especially useful for people suffering from the hugely eroding effects of chronic stress, persistent pain, illness or the stress associated with these or other conditions.

The course consists of 3 weekly 2:00 hour classes and a day retreat (10am to 4pm). In addition, participants receive a worksheets and audio files to support their daily practice and exploration. The work takes about twenty minutes per day and these practices have been shown to be as effective as prescription painkillers to soothe some of the most common causes of pain as well as very effective to alleviate stress and anxiety . These mindfulness-based practices soothe the brain’s pain networks,  and significantly reduce anxiety, stress, exhaustion, and irritability.

 Like all skills, the skills of mindfulness and wellbeing require practice, so this education offering unfolds a little over four weeks.

Course Outline and Themes

Class One: Foundations of Mindfulness and Coming to Your Senses. Introduction to mindfulness meditation and gentle mindful movement.
Class Two: Stress Resilience. Cultivating gratitude, kindness, and compassion. How we pay attention matters!
Class Three: Perception, mental maps, and attitude. Responding vs. reacting, investigating conditioned patterns.
Class Retreat: A day of silence and guided meditation to deepen and strengthen practice. Includes sitting and walking meditation, mindful movement, and mindful eating.
Class Four: Mindful relationships. Deep listening, reflection, and attuned communication. Integrating mindfulness into daily life. Establishing habits of renewal and reflection.

Tuition: $150

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Meditation Support: simply begin again
1:00 PM13:00

Meditation Support: simply begin again

This is an excellent follow-up to any Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Pain Management or meditation courses you may have taken in the past. 

If you have been practicing for a while and have questions, or perhaps intended to practice but life got in the way, join Anne for 90 minutes in which we will explore means to (re)establish our meditation and mindfulness practice, investigate obstacles, get clarity on how to refresh and sustain our meditation practice and mindfulness in daily life.

 Remember the 3 most important words in practice: SIMPLY BEGIN AGAIN!

Together we will practice, reflect, ask questions and leave with a renewed commitment to our practice and well being.

$16.00 In advance, 21.00 day of space permitting

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