Introduction to Mindfulness 3-Hour Workshop

This afternoon workshop will give you an introduction to mindfulness practices to help manage stress and enhance wellbeing. Suitable for those new to mindfulness.

This course is taught by Anne Arntson, an accredited Breathworks® Mindfulness teacher with a long-standing practice and experience in Mindfulness Based Practices.

What will you gain?

  • An afternoon of slowing down on purpose in a calm, serene setting
  • A safe and accessible introduction to this subject
  • An introduction to various mindful practices involving sitting, lying down or gentle movement, where we bring attention to our sensations, emotions and thoughts, towards managing stress and enhancing well-being in your daily life
  • Tips on applying mindfulness to your daily life

Getting the most out of the course will require some work on your part. You will gain most if you can commit to home practice after the workshop, through a gentle but regular daily discipline of meditation and awareness practices. Making the commitment to devote time needed for this personal exploration can feel difficult, but most people find it well worth the effort.

Who is the workshop for?

The course is suitable for most people aged 18 and above (for younger students, please contact us). 

Working with depression and anxiety

Although mindfulness can be helpful in managing depression and anxiety, our courses and retreats are for groups not individuals and are not recommended for people who are experiencing an episode of clinically diagnosed anxiety, depression or other psychiatric illness. In line with current evidence we do not offer mindfulness as an individual 'clinical intervention', but rather as an aid to everyday health, wellbeing and in helping prevent relapse.

Tuition: $45.00

Saturday 10/7/2017, 1-4:00pm, workshop held at Yoga Soleil in Puyallup

Introduction to Insight Meditation and Mindfulness - 4 week course

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we are doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what is gong on around us. While it is something we all naturally possess, it is not our default mode and is more readily available when we practice regularly. Meditation is the practice that allows us to cultivate mindfulness much like going to the gym helps us cultivate strength and flexibility. Science tells us that mindfulness can lead to better health, reduced stress, more happiness..... all it takes is a few minutes every day.

Learn the fundamentals of mindfulness and meditation. Find out what it is and isn't..... in 4 weeks, begin to cultivate a regular practice which could enhance your life in profound ways.

No need to sit on the floor, chairs will be provided. All welcome.

You and at least 7 friends are interested? We will provide the course onsite when you want.

Mindfulness for Kids and Teens

Solid scientific evidence suggests that mindfulness training for children/teens improve attention, self-control, emotional resilience, recovery from addiction, memory and immune response. Here’s a summary of the benefits that can be cultivated:

  • Attention:Strengthens our "mental muscle" for bringing focus back where we want it, when we want it. 
  • Emotional Regulation: Observing our emotions helps us recognize when they occur, to see their transient nature, and to change how we respond to them. 
  • Adaptability: Becoming aware of our patterns enables us to gradually change habitual behaviors wisely. 
  • Compassion: Awareness of our own thoughts, emotions, and senses grows our understanding of what other people are experiencing. 
  • Calming: Breathing and other mindfulness practices relax the body and mind, giving access to peace independent of external circumstances. 
  • Resilience: seeing things objectively reduces the amount of narrative we add to the world's natural ups and downs, giving us greater balance.

Coming summer/fall 2017