Mindfulness for Beginners – Live Online

As of 3-19-2020, all classes and groups will be offered in an online classroom format via Zoom until further notice. This Mindfulness for Beginners class will be offered via Zoom until it is safe to gather in groups again.  Please consult Allison Peet for updates and more information. (Allison’s email is: apeet@dmpcc.org)

Class Description

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.  Lead by Allison Peet, a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor and registered yoga instructor.

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, Times, Location

CLASS IS FULL. Please check back soon

Monday evenings 5:30-7:00PM 
August 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020
Zoom – Virtual Live Online Meeting Software
(If you don’t already have it, Click here to download Zoom)


$60 per person – Registration required


12 / 20

 Cancellation Policy:

– Cancellations made 7 or more days prior to date of first class: Full fee is transferable for use within 6 months from session start date.
– Cancellations made 24 to 72 hours prior to date of first class: 50% of full fee is transferable for use within 6 months from session start date.
– Less than 24 hours notice prior to date of first class, no shows, and withdrawing mid-class: Full fee is forfeited.
– If you pay via the online credit card system through WePay on Constant Contact and you request a refund, The Center will refund you the total amount less a 5% surcharge fee for credit card processing.

For more information:

Contact the facilitator, Allison Peet at apeet@dmpcc.org

Allison Peet 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.

READ: “3 Simple Ways to be More Mindful Today” by Allison Peet