These experiential and engaging workshops, whether you are a beginner or experienced meditator, are an opportunity to learn about mindfulness and stress-reduction skills, deepen your practice, and to cultivate compassion and attunement.
Preview night for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy: An orientation for anyone interested in transforming their relationship to stress.
An introduction to the 8-week classes, including practices and inquiry, details about the course and outcomes, pre-course stress and depression surveys, and an opportunity to prepare thoughtfully, manage logistics, and ask questions. Suggested donation: $15.
Next orientation: August 15, 5:30-7 pm. 1200 Lashley St. Longmont.
Workshop - Mindfulness for Parents and Teens: Attunement and Positive Communication
Practices will be both individual and relational with a focus on physical and emotional literacy, responding vs. reacting, mindfulness of communication, and pausing to tend to yourself first, tuning in so that you can then be present and responsive to others. $25 per parent in attendance.
Next Parent/Teen Class: Sept 7, 10 am-12 pm. Location TBD, Longmont.
Workshop - Introduction to Mindfulness Half-Day: For beginners new to meditation
This simple and effective way to help quiet the mind, increase attention, awareness and resiliency allows you to become more responsive and less reactive by experiencing new ways to be present in your life. $40 per person.
Next Intro Class: Sept 21, 1-4 pm
Location 1200 Lashley St., Longmont, Co.
Retreat - Mindfulness Practice Day: Deepening into Authentic Presence and Cultivating Compassion
This day of guided and silent meditation and mindful movement is an opportunity to engage with a practice community, deepen your personal practice, and tend to your own experience. Practices will include guided sitting, standing, lying down, walking, and movement meditations, inquiry and reflection, sharing and periods of silence. $65 per person.
Location TBD, Lyons, Co.
Next Practice Day: Oct. 6, 10-4 pm.
The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation:
"It felt so good to carve out this time for myself, to really allow myself to be with me for a few hours."
What to Expect during the Workshops:
• Guided practices to train attention, cultivate present-moment awareness, manage emotions, and reduce stress
-Explore a variety of postures and supports for sustaining longer periods of meditation
-Engage in sitting, standing, and movement practices
• Participate in open inquiry to ask questions about mindfulness meditation and study inner experience
-An opportunity to rest your attention on your own experience, slow down, arrive in the present moment, and accept yourself just as you are.
"The present moment is the only moment available to us, and it is the door to all moments."
-Thich Nhat Hanh
The research on Mindfulness increasingly shows that it is one of the most effective treatments for addiction, breaking the habit loop, preventing depressive relapse, and even reducing chronic pain. In his book, The Craving Mind, Judson Brewer, a leading neuroscientist and pioneer in the study of mindfulness explains why addictions are so tenacious and how we can learn to conquer them. The book is highly recommended by RMMC and is available at this link.