Intro to Mindfulness – live online – 4-week course

As of 3-19-2020, all classes and groups will be offered in an online classroom format via Zoom until further notice. This class will be offered via Zoom until it is safe to gather in groups again.  Please consult Allison Peet here.

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, registered yoga instructor and certified Buteyko Breathing Method 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.

Objectives
Learn how to meditate and integrate a more wakeful presence in your daily life.
Increase mental performance and emotional intelligence.
Cultivate a sense of self-compassion and gentleness…in other words, how not to be such a jerk to yourself!

Outcomes
Develop internal psychological resources for stress resilience.
Overcome obstacles to a regular mindfulness meditation practice.
Experience a quieter mind.

Days, Times, Location 

FALL 2021 – Reduce holiday stress!
Tuesday evenings: 5:30 – 7:00PM US CST
November 16, 23, 30, December 7, 2021
Register HERE
Location:
Zoom – Virtual Live Online Meeting Software
(If you don’t already have it, Click here to download Zoom)
High-speed internet connection is required. In order to have the most supportive experience, please use a laptop or desktop with speaker, microphone, and video capability: please, no phones.

Tuition

$100 per person – Registration required

Minimum/Maximum

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:

Allison Peet is a certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Instructor trained at UMass Center for Mindfulness, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD and the Mindfulness Center at Brown University. She is trained through Mindful Schools and is a certified Buteyko Breathing Method coach and registered yoga instructor (RYT200). She’s taught since 2015 and hundreds have graduated from her MBSR program. Based on a pre and post self-evaluation, 80% of grads lowered their perceived stress, and reduced stress levels an average of 34%. Allison completes multiple week-long silent meditation retreats and has a regular practice. The cultivation of mindfulness transformed her relationship with stress and anxiety which motivated her to start her own business in 2015, From Within Wellness, 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