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

Workshops and Classes - ALL CURRENTLY ONLINE

ONLINE Mindfulness and Meditation for Beginners Information Session (40 minutes ) 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.  

Maybe you're not sure whether an online class is right for you?

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 workshop allows the participant to learn more and decide if they are ready for the Mindfulness and Meditation for Beginners 8 week course.  See details for the 8 week course below.

Classes are for ADULTS, 18 years and older

Cost: Free with registration
To participate:  must have access to a desktop or laptop, tablet or smartphone and a quiet space

Questions, please email theresa@blueskymeditation.com or contact Theresa at 267-235-9730

 

 

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

Cost:  $225.00 online, $310 in person, when offered
PLEASE NOTE:  Online offering via zoom, need laptop, tablet or smartphone and a quiet room

All classes receive:  downloadable workbook and recorded guided meditations

Next session:  

Tuesday evenings, April 21st thru June 9th REGISTRATION CLOSED
Wednesday evenings, April 22nd thru June 10th, 7-9pm REGISTRATION CLOSED
next sessions starting in August and September, 2020, Check back for dates!

Questions: contact Theresa 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 10 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 laptop, tablet or smartphone and a quiet room

Classes are for adults, 18 years and older, maximum 12 students per 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 in an Age of Distraction Workshop (NEW)

DATES SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER, 2020, CHECK BACK FOR DATES!
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,

Additional Information:

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