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 

SUMMER 2021 – Experience more ease this summer
Thursday afternoons: 12:00 – 1:30PM US CST
June 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021
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FALL 2021 – Reduce holiday stress!
Tuesday evenings: 5:30 – 7:00PM US CST
November 16, 23, 30, December 7, 2021
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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
Register early and save $25 – offer good up to two weeks prior to start date

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 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 2015. Hundreds have graduated the course that have reduced perceived toxic stress levels an average of 34%. Of those graduates, 80% 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