Mindfulness for Beginners

Mindfulness for Beginners – Live Online – 4 Week Course

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August 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020 from 5:30-7:00PM

If you’re curious about learning how to meditate and begin an on-going, personal meditation practice, come join this experiential educational class. Discover the healing power of mindfulness by learning various meditation and breathing techniques, practicing mindful movement, and self-compassion. Uncover the power of the present moment to respond to life more deliberately and access your own authority and authenticity. No prior meditation experience necessary and no floor sitting is required. Chairs are provided. Lead by Allison Peet, a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor and registered yoga teacher.

Daily home practice assignments will be offered and encouraged. We will be using a free meditation app called Insight Timer, which will require you to download to your smartphone. Participants must have a smart phone to have access to Insight Timer. It is strongly encouraged that participants spend anywhere from 5-20 minutes per day practicing formal meditation on the 6 days in between our in-person meetings at The Center.
Days and Times
Monday evenings 5:30-7:00PM
August 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020

Location
Zoom– Virtual Live Online Meeting Software
(If you don’t already have it, Click here to download Zoom)

Tuition
$60 per person – Registration required

Minimum/Maximum
12 / 20

 

“I’m looking forward to continuing to learn about mindfulness and meditation, as well as improving my practice!  I really enjoyed the class and got a lot out of it.”          – Winter 2018 Heartland AEA Participant

 

Read more: “3 Simple Ways to be More Mindful Today

 

Facilitator Bio:

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Allison Peet, BA, RYT200 is a certified MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Instructor trained at the UMass Center for Mindfulness where MBSR was created by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, and the Mindfulness Center at Brown University. Both schools are the gold standard for exceptional mindfulness training. She’s taught since 2016 and has 135 graduates of the course that have reduced perceived toxic stress levels an average of 34%. Of those graduates, 81% lowered their stress levels. She is trained through Mindful Schools and teaches mindfulness to youth, K-12 and is a registered yoga instructor. She’s completed multiple week-long silent meditation retreats and has a daily practice. Allison has a personal path of living and working with chronic stress and anxiety which is why she started her own business in 2015, From Within Wellness, LLC, to benefit others. She is committed to creating a more mindful community by helping people develop pragmatic life skills in attentional strength, present moment awareness, self-compassion, and stress resiliency.