Mindfulness is the practice of accepting the present moment as it is now. You just observe, without wanting more or less and without judging it as good or bad. You become more in-tune with what is around you and how you feel inside. You are more present in your own life because you know how experiences, words, thoughts, and other stimuli affect you. When this happens, you are living mindfully instead of mindlessly.
Mindful meditation is focus-based, so you always have a place to rest your awareness and focus. This focus can involve the breath, body sensations, a personal phrase (mantra) and more. Meditation guides your attention away from distracting thoughts and helps you focus on the present moment. Meditation moves you away from living on autopilot. In time, meditation calms, centers, redirects negative thought and can help balance your mental and physical health.
We offer classes in mindfulness, meditation and mindful eating.
Our classes and resources offer you an opportunity to live a mindful life.
Who can benefit from mindfulness meditation practices and techniques?
Everyone can benefit from mindfulness, meditation practices, and breathing techniques. With consistent practice, mindfulness meditation is evidence-based to offer significant mental and physical health benefits. These modalities have been practiced worldwide for over centuries and are used by over 250 health facilities across the U.S. today.
What benefits might I see?
The mindfulness practices we teach will help you deal with issues more calmly and effectively, reduce mild anxiety and depression, sleeping issues reside, mental clarity and focus increase, you learn to calm the brain's flight or fight mechanism, and brain chatter and distractions are reduced. There is so much benefit.
What is involved?
We offer both private coaching, group sessions, and public classes. The private sessions last approximately one hour and are held by appointment only, and you can book on this site. The group classes are held in community settings like the YMCA, Inspiring Actions, Cook & Henriksen Chiropractic, hospital, church, school or community center. Look on the Classes page for one scheduled near you, or call to request one for your group at a location of your choosing.
How much does it cost?
Most private sessions are $60 per hour. The cost of group classes is up to the hosting individual or organization and can be as little as $5 per class to as much as $125 depending on how much time and how many sessions are involved. We occasionally offer a free 2-hour workshop so you can learn more about mindfulness and meditation. Check the Classes page and subscribe to the mailing list so you'll be the first to know what's available.