Meet life with more wisdom, care and presence.
Mindfulness helps us to navigate life’s challenges with greater buoyancy and ease. It can reduce distractibility in an age of increasing distractions. It offers gentle yet effective strategies for addressing a wide range of health conditions. Mindfulness also enhances our ability to experience connection, joy and kindness.
In this six-week course we’ll take an experiential dive into the fundamental principles and practices of mindfulness meditation, exploring how they support well-being, compassionate awareness and embodied presence – wherever we are.
You will learn:
- Research-supported meditation practices that strengthen emotional and physical resiliency.
- Techniques to reduce stress and reactivity, promoting steadiness of mind and relaxation in body.
- Approaches to effectively release unhelpful thought patterns and conditioning.
- Skillful ways to work with a range of emotions and regulate moods.
- Tools to strengthen quality of attention, insight and creativity.
- Formal and informal methods for weaving mindfulness into daily life and relationships, including how to craft a personal meditation practice.
Mindful Living is designed for people new to mindfulness meditation as well as those who would like to refresh their practice. It’s also well suited for people seeking resources to compliment a therapeutic or medical treatment plan.
registration & schedule details
DATES FOR SPRING 2019 EDITION COMING SOON Class meets 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings (7-9pm) + Saturday for a daylong retreat** (9am-3pm.) Tuition is $385* and includes recordings of talks and meditations, weekly class summaries and a private mindfulness consultation. (Participants may also attend future Mindful Living daylong retreats, by donation.)
* There are a limited number of partial scholarships available for Mindful Living. Email Ashley if you would like to explore this option.
Location: This course meets above Beam & Anchor, a rather special and beautifully furnished space – see additional photos below. The address is 2710 N Interstate Ave, Portland (at Knott Street). Near yellow MAX line, on-site parking available.
This course is based on the SIT curriculum developed by senior teachers Mark Coleman and Martin Aylward out of the Mindfulness Training Institute, and is a part of on-going research studies on the efficacy of mindfulness meditation.