Mindfulness Offerings

"If we hope to go anywhere or develop ourselves in any way, we can only step from where we are standing. If we don’t really know where we are standing… We may only go in circles…”

                                                                  Jon Kabat-Zinn

Practicing mindfulness is such a powerful transformational tool.  Tapping into our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual selves allows us to notice and observe how we speak to ourselves and others, what we think, and what we feed our minds and bodies.

Having a mindfulness practice, whether it be meditating, writing, or exploring your natural environment, can assist in lessening negative self talk, finding more peace in your emotional and physical body, and give you permission to slow down and reconnect with yourself and your environment.

Workshops, seminars and one-on-one consultations are available upon request. *During COVID, workshops and seminars are currently being offered via Zoom. One-on-one and small groups will be considered on a case by case basis for in-person offerings.

 

Topics include:

Lunch and Learn (60 minutes) 

  • Introduction to Mindfulness- explore what mindfulness is and how you can benefit mentally, emotionally and physically by implementing a mindfulness practice into your daily routine

  • Mindful Listening- how we show up for a conversation in the workplace or at home depends on being willing to hear versus listen to what the other person (people) are communicating. During this session, we will explore the difference between hearing and listening and practice interacting with others in a mindful way

  • Mindful Movement: Yoga for the Office - learn accessible ways to tune into your body. All you need is a chair and an open mind! 

  • Mindfulness for Anxiety and Stress- When we get stressed out and anxious, we feel it mentally, physically and emotionally. Learn how to practice the pause and incorporate breathing techniques and simple physical movements into your daily routine. 

1 - 1.5 hour offering

  • Mindful Outdoor Experience- Release stress, breathe fresh air, and move in a slow, intentional way through urban parks or forested trails. Settle in and gain inspiration from the living earth. These powerful nature-based experiences—combine forest bathing, Ayurveda, meditation, and practical outdoor skills—for people of all ages and backgrounds. No previous hiking experience is necessary. Walks are less than a mile in length but do include a brief sit spot to meditate mindfully on your natural surroundings. Learn the Fox Walk, Owl Eyes and Deer Ears and enjoy experiencing Nature with new appreciation.

2 - 6.5 hour offerings

Mindfulness Half and Whole Day Retreat options- spend a morning and/or afternoon (hours) diving deep into mindfulness practices. Learn the basics, explore the possibilities! Accessible to all. Some yoga and breathing techniques will be woven into the workshop, but no previous experience is required or expected.

  • Nature as Medicine Retreat (2 -6.5 hours)- Americans spend 11 hours a day or more in front of an electronic device. We are more tired, emotionally drained, over stimulated, and disconnected than ever. Spending time in nature (even in an urban park) can benefit you in terms of your blood pressure, cortisol levels (stress hormone) and more. Spend some time outside and reap the benefits! 

 

Workshop or Two-Week Session, offered once a week for 60 minutes – opportunity for one-on-one consultations scheduled in advance:

  • Career Change and Mindful Exploration- Feeling an itch to make a professional career change? Need assistance writing a more polished resume and cover letter or learning how to network, research opportunities, and sell yourself? Learn tips, tricks and techniques to put your best foot forward. 

 

Workshop or Four Week Sessions, Offered once a week for 60 minutes:

  • Mindful Writing (3.5 hours) - This workshop can be used for both professional and personal goals. Learn the benefits of a daily writing practice. No previous writing experience is required. Perhaps you simply begin with a daily gratitude list, or maybe you’ve always wanted to write a book, organize your thoughts around a presentation or workshop that you’ve always wanted to present? This is where it all begins! Techniques and methods for taking the overwhelm out of a daily writing practice as well as how to use the practice to identify priorities, goals and achievements is all possible! 

 

The following workshops are offered in partnership with a licensed therapist or counselor and require pre-planning prior to presentation. 

 

  • The Emotional Body (2 hours)    

Did you know that when we experience trauma, stress, grief, and sadness in our physical bodies, and our muscles and tissue hold on to those feelings? We will learn more about how our bodies hold these experiences and gentle ways to tune in, acknowledge, and release the heaviness. A mindfully crafted program that allows you to feel into the deepest parts of yourself in a safe and supportive environment. Class sizes are limited to ten. Participants will be invited to utilize restorative yoga postures, but no previous experience is required. Students must be able to move comfortably from seated to standing as well as seated to lying down. Modifications will be made available for those who choose not to lay down on the floor or who would appreciate the use of the chair versus sitting on the floor. *Offered in partnership with a licensed counselor and in a safe and supportive environment. 

 

  • Finding Forgiveness (2 hours) 

Have you ever heard the saying “resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die?” Our physical and emotional bodies hold on to grudges and feelings of resentment. This workshop, presented in partnership with a licensed counselor, offers a unique experience that assists in learning how to become more mindfully aware of where negative emotions show up in our heart and head. Learn valuable techniques for riding the emotional waves and the benefits of offering forgiveness to yourself and others. Class sizes are limited to ten. Participants will be invited to utilize restorative yoga postures, but no previous experience is required. Students must be able to move comfortably from seated to standing as well as seated to lying down. Modifications will be made available for those who choose not to lay down on the floor or who would appreciate the use of the chair versus sitting on the floor. *Offered in partnership with a licensed counselor and in a safe and supportive environment.