Mindfulness is a principle of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is a continuous practice that is not limited to sitting on a cushion, but can also be cultivated in every moment of your life, whether you are sitting down, walking, working, eating or talking. The practice of mindfulness has shown to help individuals improve their quality of life, physical and emotional health and relationships with others.
To be mindful is to be completely present with what you are doing in your everyday life and present with those around you. The aim of the following workshop is to introduce you to mindfulness meditation and how to apply mindfulness in your daily life. Each class will begin with a guided mindfulness meditation sequence, followed by mindful sharing and it will end with a breathing and loving-kindness meditation.
Over the course of 6 weeks, the guided practices will help you:
Reduce stress and relieve tension
Find pockets during your day to be present with yourself and your experiences.
Develop self-compassion towards yourself and accept yourself the way you are.
Explore a new way of knowing yourself.
Notice and pay attention to the small yet beautiful things in life, instead of living in “auto-pilot”.
To begin practicing mindfulness in your daily life: mindful eating, mindful walking, mindful working and other
practices we engage in on a regular basis.
FACILITATOR: Chau Du, M.Sc. DATE: Sundays, Starting Sept. 22nd, 2013 TIME: 1:00pm-3:00pm FEES: Non-Members $120 + HST; $60 for Monthly Members Deadline to Register:Sept. 20th, 2013 *Please not that this is a Pre-Registered Workshop and space is limited. To Register, complete the registration below. You should receive a confirmation email within 48 hours.