Next Tuesday Evening Session Begins: January 14, 2014 – March 4, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Next Friday Morning Session Begins: January 10, 2014 – March 7, 2014 from 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Preregistration is required: Sign up for this upcoming session under Workshops
Mindfulness – Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an intensive course designed to transform your relationship to stress, improve your health, and increase your enjoyment of life. Developed at the University of Massachusetts by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, MBSR has been extensively studied since the late 1970′s. Research shows that many people who complete this course report:
The class consists of eight 2-hour classes, and one half-day retreat. Classes are highly participatory and practical. The course includes:
"This class has helped me be more in touch with my physical body, which has enabled me to move forward with much less fear."
"I have a much better idea of how my thoughts and beliefs affect my health and my stress level. And now I have a variety of tools to work with them, instead of against them."
"My migraines have decreased significantly in frequency and severity."
"The techniques we learned in how to bring mindfulness into our daily activities was very practical and has been really helpful!"
"Trisha is a super instructor and leader. Practicing mindfulness has become my #1 priority because I'm convinced that what happens next will be positive because of it. Thank you!"
"I've recommended your class to everyone I know, and several have now taken it and done the same. Can I get a kick-back?!"
"I was skeptical that an 8-week class could really change my relationship to my chronic illness, but it did that and so much more!"
Please join us on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM for guided Vipassana-style meditation. Our intention is to provide a relaxed place for you to come learn or practice meditation with a group of like-minded individuals. Class will typically consist of approximately 30 minutes of guided sitting meditation, followed by either movement, a topical discussion, or Q&A. Chairs and blankets are provided; feel free to bring your own cushion.
FEE: This class is offered on a “dana” basis. Dana is the Pali word for generosity. Your donations allow the instructors to continue offering the class. There will be a basket for dana outside the door when you leave. Lack of funds should not be an obstacle to coming to class, so please practice generosity as you are able.
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27 – Peggy DiVincenzo (guest)
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Jon Waterman began practicing yoga and meditation while teaching the martial arts in the early seventies, with a concentration, since 1994, on Insight meditation. His workshops and retreats focus on strengthening present moment awareness by combining mindful movement, insight dialogue and meditation techniques. Jon is a founding partner of Mind Body Health Associates, which brings Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programs, to hospitals, universities and the workplace.
Mary Aubry has been practicing Vipassana meditation for 20 years. Since moving to Washington in 2008, Mary's teachers have included Tara Brach, Hugh Byrne, and Jonathan Foust. In addition o leading meditation classes at East Meets West Yoga Studio, Mary teaches meditation on Capitol Hill and in Columbia Heights. Mary is a graduate of Spirit Rock Meditation Center's Community Dharma Leadership program, and serves on the board of the Souterhn Dharma Retreat Center in North Carolina.
Trisha Stotler has been practicing various forms of meditation for twenty years, and is on the Board of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington. She is a graduate of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher training with Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR and the Stress Clinic at UMASS Medical Center. She teaches MBSR, and offers classes and retreats for adults and kids in the DC area.