|May 8, 2014|
|5:45 PM||to||7:45 PM|
Learning to be mindful—to pay attention in the moment without resistance or judgment-—can shift the course of our lives. Instead of being driven by our fears and hopes, we learn how to listen to ourselves and others, to pause and respond wisely. In this course we will practice MBSR’s tools for living: the body scan, sitting meditation, mindful yoga and walking meditation, all of which increase self-awareness and empathy, connect us to our intuition, weaken unwholesome mental habits and replace struggle and stress with ease and relaxation. We will experiment with mindfulness while eating, communicating, and engaging in everyday activities. Come discover how living in the moment, with awareness and curiosity, can open your life and fill it with peace and wonder.
Note: A special 4.5-hour “silent retreat” class, which will take place on Thursday, June 19, 5:45-10pm, is an opportunity to experience mindfulness as a luxury of rest and repair.
A WEEKLY COURSE
(8 sessions) Thursdays, May 8–June 26,
Members: $340 / Nonmembers: $360
Early Bird rate $320/$340 by April 20
AMY GROSS has been practicing mindfulness meditation since l994 and has completed the MBSR practicum and the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Professional Training taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., and Saki Santorelli, Ed.D., of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at UMass Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts. The former editor in chief of O, The Oprah Magazine, she is the co-author of Women Talk About Breast Surgery, from Diagnosis to Recovery and Women Talk About Gynecological Surgery, and is a contributing editor at Tricycle, The Buddhist Review.