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“In an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still” Pico Iyer

Workshops and Classes

Anchoring Ourselves in Calm Workshop (Online Offering)

Date: August 3rd, Tuesday, 7-8:45pm

Cost: $25.00 (Workshop is 1hour, 45 minutes)  Register here

Questions? email theresa@blueskymeditation.com

We have an incredible reservoir of calm deep within us that we are called more than ever to discover during these times. It is our choice with each and every breath, and each and every moment to access this calm state of being.

Join us in exploring this state of being and what keeps us from it. Why is it that our "doing" or other distractions are more important? Do we fear this state of being or maybe it doesn't feel valuable.

During this workshop, using the practice of Mindfulness, we will sit together virtually and tap into this reservoir of stillness that is available to us all. We will see how the mind likes to create stories and that we have a choice to go along for the ride.  We will look at how these "stories" or "self-talk" affect the quality of our lives and relationships. We will bring more awareness to the activities that are depleting in our lives and explore more nourishing alternatives to create more balance.

Classes are for ADULTS, 18 years and older, maximum 8 participants, minimum 4 participants to run the workshop

Please note: all students will need access to a quiet space along with tablet or laptop computer with a working microphone, camera and a high speed internet connection. Zoom link will be emailed to you before the workshop start time.

Mindfulness and Meditation for Beginners Information Session FREE with Registration

Are you curious to learn how Mindfulness and Meditation can help you?  Maybe you think its for other people and not for you.  

If choosing the online class, wondering if it is right for you?  Or you'd like to meet the teacher for the 8 Week course?

In the Mindfulness and Meditation for Beginners Information Session, we’ll walk you through how we practice.  We'll get to the essence of what mindfulness is and what it takes to make it part of your life.  We’ll end the session with a short guided meditation so that you can sample it for yourself.  This session allows the participant to learn more, meet the teacher, and decide if they are ready for the Mindfulness and Meditation for Beginners 8 week course starting in September.

Dates:
Thursday, August 26th 7-7:30pm EST (Online) Register here
Tuesday, September 14th, 7-7:40pm EST (In-Person) Register here

Cost: Free with registration

Questions? theresa@blueskymeditation.com

Classes are for adults, 18 years and older, maximum 8 students per class, 4 students minimum to run the class

Please note:

Online offering via zoom, need computer or laptop with camera/microphone; tablet or smartphone and a quiet room.  Zoom link will be emailed to you before the workshop or class start time.

In-Person offering located at 1108 Willow Grove Avenue, Wyndmoor, PA, second floor,
For participants safety:
If any covid symptoms please stay home and follow up with instructor
Please enter building masked, wash hands/sanitize upon entering,
Prior to entering the meditation space, there will be a thermometer check
At that point space will be mask-optional and socially distanced
​(this protocol is subject to change based on recommended guidelines). 
 

ONLINE Mindfulness and Meditation for Beginners * (8 week class)

*this class is based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction curriculum, MBSR, created by Jon Kabat-Zinn

All classes receive:  downloadable workbook and recorded guided meditations

Dates Offered:
Tuesday evenings 6:45-8:45 pm, EST, Register here   (IN PERSON, see location below)
September 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9
Cost: $310.00

Thursday evenings 7:00-9:00 pm EST, Register here  (ONLINE)
September 23, 30; October 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 11
Cost: $225.00

All times are Eastern Standard Time, U.S.

Questions: contact Theresa in person or via text at 267-235-9730 or theresa@blueskymeditation.com

Meditation seems to be mentioned everywhere these days and is compared to another thing you “should” do....like going to the gym.  But it’s actually one of THE most important things we can do to live our lives with more clarity, meaning, compassion and joy.  When we meditate and do these simple practices, we are connecting to ourselves, which is a true act of self caring. We connect all day to those around us....but do we value and connect with ourselves every day?

This 8 week class is structured to begin and sustain your mindfulness and meditation practice in a supportive, small group environment. Class size is limited to 8 people. The course follows Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction curriculum (MBSR) which is used in dozens of clinical trials to show the benefits of meditation and mindfulness practices, and is considered the "gold standard" of Mindfulness instruction.

Extensive research has shown the MBSR 8 Week course to be helpful for anxiety, chronic pain, depression, high blood pressure, digestive issues, sleep disorders, and weight management.

During this course, participants will learn how to....

  • Establish a meditation practice
  • ​Integrate mindfulness into everyday life
  • ​Increase self-compassion and compassion for others
  • Increase ability to relax while resting in the present moment
  • Improve ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Improve communication with friends, family and at work
  • Release tensions and increase energy
  • ​Cultivate skills in being present to bring more clarity, meaning, compassion and joy into everyday life

Additional Information:

Online offering via zoom, need computer or laptop with camera/microphone; tablet or smartphone and a quiet room

In-Person offering located at 1108 Willow Grove Avenue, Wyndmoor, PA, second floor,
For participants safety:
If any covid symptoms please stay home and follow up with instructor
Please enter building masked, wash hands/sanitize upon entering,
Prior to entering the meditation space, there will be a thermometer check
At that point space will be mask-optional and socially distanced
(this protocol is subject to change based on recommended guidelines). 

Classes are for adults, 18 years and older, maximum 8 students per class, 4 minimum to run the class

Attendance:  Regular attendance is important due to the nature of the course as the practices build week to week.  It is requested that when booking if you know you'll miss more than one class, that you wait for the next session. 
 
Home Practice:  30-45 minutes per day which includes dedicated meditation practice plus mindfulness practices which are built into the day

 

Art of Listening Workshop (2 hours)

CHECK BACK FOR DATES IN FALL, 2021
Online offering

Cost: $30

How do we really stay present for another?  We start by staying present with ourselves and then extend our presence out to them.  It is a gift more rich than anything else....it might even be the most important skill we can learn.  And yet, it can be so difficult. 

We are living in an age of distraction and it seems to keep ramping up, and so the odds might feel like they are working against us.  But in actuality we always have a choice. A choice to be present with intention. Come learn how to exercise your choice in a workshop where we will use mindful communication and learn how to “hold our seat” during intense emotions and learn the true art of listening.  We will do this by building our “attention muscle” which also happens to be our “mindfulness muscle.” Focused attention is something that we can grow stronger, every moment of every day, in our relationships and in everything that we do,

Please note:

Classes are for adults, 18 years and older, maximum 10 students per class, 4 minimum to run the workshop