Groups and Workshops
What is mindfulness?Mindfulness is the art of paying attention to our moment-to-moment experience with openness and curiosity. We all have this ability to come home to ourselves and find peace, even in the midst of stress and difficulty.
Just as we can strengthen the body and increase our physical endurance with regular exercise, the regular practice of mindful awareness is associated with beneficial changes in the brain that increase resilience to stress, promote physical and mental well-being, and improve the ability to focus.
There are many ways to practice mindfulness, including sitting and walking meditation, yoga, art, and spending time in nature. We can also bring mindful awareness to daily activities, such as driving, listening to music, eating, and washing the dishes.
Mindful "brain breaks" for IZUNA studentsPractice mindfulness with other students in a friendly, relaxing environment. Each 30 minute session is a combination of instruction, guided practice, group sharing and inquiry.
We will be sitting on chairs (no need to bring a cushion or yoga mat), and no special clothing is required. Come as you are!
Beginners welcome! No registration required.
Wednesdays, January 16 – April 24, 2019
Thursdays, April 4 – June 13, 2019
This free 5-week group is for students at any stage in their studies, but may be particularly valuable for new students who want to make a healthy transition to IZUNA.
Each 60 minute session is a combination of instruction, guided practice, group sharing and inquiry that will help you understand basic principles of mindfulness, begin or enrich a personal meditation practice, and bring mindfulness into daily life.
Week 1 Introduction to Mindfulness
Week 2 Coming to Our Senses: Mindfulness of the Body
Week 3 Watching the River Flow: Working with Thoughts
Week 4 Meeting Difficult Emotions with Compassion
Week 5 Relationships and Mindful Living
Contact Judy Bushnell at [email protected] to learn more!