"Mindfulness Meditation is paying attention, in a particular way: On purpose, in the present moment, and without judgment." - Jon Kabat-Zinn
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Mindfulness and the Twelve Steps for Everyone
This is a program for those seeking spiritual development in practicing the Buddha's Mindfulness teachings and the principals of the Twelve Steps. The program is a wonderful adjunct for discovery or recovery, in that it ultimately uncovers that consistent mindfulness practice is vital for well-being and an enriching life. Yoga (meditation is yoga and a technique of yoga) teachings promise that self-inquiry is essential for transformation. The Buddha's teachings reveal that understanding, compassion, and forgiveness essentially carve our way to emotional freedom.
Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) is a mind-body approach merging clinically-proven interventions from G. Alan Marlatt's Relapse Prevention Therapy and Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program, created specifically for people recovering from substance abuse and addiction.
iRest is an evidenced based transformative practice of meditative inquiry. During this eight week immersion program, you will learn and practice a ten step protocol of Integrative Restoration, and learn how and when to use one or more of the steps in everyday life and in meditation.
Research has shown that iRest effectively reduces: PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Chronic pain, Chemical dependency and much more.
A mini series that invites you to withdraw your attention inward = Pratyahara, the fifth limb, in the eight fold path of yoga. The practice of pratyahara removes disturbances caused by our senses. This somewhat mysterious limb can create some confusion. We'll practice Yin Yoga and iRest Yoga Nidra meditation techniques, to gain a deeper understanding of how practicing the precept of pratyahara can keep you grounded and moving more gracefully through your days.
Fee: $84 six (6) classes, $15 drop-in fee.
Classes held with 6 people pre-registered. Interested? Email us.
Cultivating Inner Peace, Joy & Equanimity
An 8 week meditation immersion program - 2 hr. classes
During this program Mary presents a mind-body approach merging clinically-proven interventions as a certified instructor of Integrative Restoration (iRest) Yoga Nidra/Meditation and the Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention Program and from training in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program: Living the Full Catastrophe. The simple mindfulness practices and tools presented and experienced in this program will cultivate your awareness to live with greater ease and vitality. You'll find yourself freeing up energy and reclaiming precious moments that normally go without notice. Come learn and practice how to be less impulsive and compulsive, and more spontaneous and free.
Space is limited to 10 participants. Interested in this program? Email us.
(includes workbook and home practice CD)
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - It's not what you think!
During this workshop, you will learn and practice Mindfulness sitting, standing, walking, mindful movement and eating. The formal practices of meditation allow you to see that it is an on-going way of being and opening to your senses moment to moment. Meditation cultivates a letting go of the ego mind where we get caught up and struggle with old or futuristic thoughts and emotions. We come to learn that when we reclaim the present moment in awareness life happens! We come to realize that suffering arises when we want things to be different than they are. Mindfulness makes us wake up to the reality that "change is" no matter what our mind wants! When you practice Mindfulness formally, you ultimately find yourself more skillfully adapting to your life circumstances, responding versus reacting to what is naturally occurring.
Space is limited to 12 participants. Interested in this program? Email us.
Can you see we've become a society that is over-stimulated and fast paced? The greater population is sleep-deprived and exhibiting numerous unhealthy symptoms that point to highly charged nervous systems. We know at some level something must give, but life's infinite demands at home and work leave many with little time to tend to their healthbody, mind and spirit.
Including Mindfulness workshops and programs as part of your employee wellness offerings can lead to better personal functioning and a higher performance environment in your workplace. My personal experience and customer survey results from teaching mindfulness to hundreds of people have shown that mindfulness training:
Increases awareness in one's self and others
Enhances attention, focus and concentration
Enhances one's resiliency and emotional intelligence