This class is for anyone looking to learn about Mindfulness Meditation Techniques or for any Yoga/Meditation teachers who are looking to know more about mindfulness practices and how they can be incorporated into your classes.
“Mindfulness” has become something of a buzzword & movement within our modern society. Mindfulness techniques are now being offered in our school systems in order to give children the tools needed to cope with the stresses of society; being taught at major corporations to help employees deal with workplace stress and exhaustion; it is being taught in prisons; and even to our soldiers – both at home & abroad.
Mindfulness is a meditation practice that trains our minds to be present & aware. The mindfulness technique is not about getting somewhere else, but instead being fully present to where we are & what we are experiencing. It is cultivating moment-to-moment awareness, and just being with whatever arises. It is a way of experiencing & allowing the moment to be as it is, without judging it or adding on to it.
So, what is mindfulness?
John Kabat-Zinn defines mindfulness as: “Paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”
Thich Nhat Hahn defines mindfulness as: “The energy which help you to be there 100%.”
One could say that mindfulness is an alert, balanced, and receptive observation of the present moment. It teaches us how to be more present to life and accepting of the moment as it is. And new studies are being published almost daily confirming just how beneficial this presence is to the health and well-being of our body & mind.
This workshop will consider of discussion & practice. You will get in in-depth lesson on mindfulness and be guided through a few different methods. There will be short breaks throughout the workshop. Some of the things you will learn:
1. What mindfulness is
2. You will be introduced to the 4 Foundations of Mindfulness
3. You will be guided through a few methods or ways of practicing mindfulness (Mindfulness of breath, R.A.I.N., etc…)
4. You will learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your life
5. Learn why mindfulness is important for daily living
6. Discuss some of the scientific benefits mindfulness has on our body, mind, and soul.
Cost: $55 (advance) / $65 (at door)
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