DAYLONG MINDFULNESS RETREAT with Michelle

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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
$75 (Pre-registration is required to attend)

Keeping it Simple: A daylong retreat to inspire stillness, reflection, and insight….
                 
Longer periods of practice allow us to settle down and touch in to the quieter, more reflective side of ourselves. This retreat creates an opportunity to experience a full day of practicing yoga, meditation and mindfulness within a supportive structure and group setting. The day will include 3 separate yoga sessions (mindfulness yoga and yin) seated and walking meditation, structured activities to support the cultivation of awareness, a silent and mindful lunch period, and sharing within dyads and the group. A period of social silence is built in to encourage the unique experience of sustained inward attention and the cultivation of deeper levels of calmness and clarity.  Please make sure you are available to attend the entire day….we want to maintain the cohesion of the group and be together through the closing activity.

This retreat is limited to 12 participants. Pre-registration is required to attend. Please email you are interested in attending or with any questions or concerns you might have regarding the schedule, and/or the yoga & meditation sessions.  

Email to register and reserve a spot.   villageyoga@roadrunner.com


CULTIVATING MINDFULNESS OF BODY, HEART & MIND with Michelle
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Mondays 6:00-8:00 PM
8-week Series
$200 (Pre-registration is required to attend)


Mindfulness is "Paying attention to something, in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally." (Kabat-Zinn, 2003)

Mindfulness practice strengthens our ability to be in our lives with greater presence, skillfulness and ease. Through this practice we develop the capacity to regulate and improve our mental & emotional states, and learn how to recognize and free ourselves from the habits and behaviors that create stress and suffering. In learning how to discern between mind states, we cultivate greater stability of our own basic nature….our natural wakefulness. Research has shown that people with a formal mindfulness meditation practices report feeling less stressed, anxious, and depressed, and feel more joyful, hopeful and satisfied with life.  
 
During this 8-week series you will learn the teachings, principles and practices of mindfulness and how to apply it in your daily life.  In an experiential way, you will engage in different mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful yoga, body scanning, group mindfulness exercise & dialogue, and small group process. We will also explore the latest advances in neuroscience and the encouraging research regarding neuroplasticity, as it applies to mindfulness practice.
 
This series is open to adults 18 yrs. and older. No prior experience with yoga, meditation or mindfulness is necessary. Please be able to participate in as many of the 8 weeks as possible to maintain group cohesion and continuity. It is understandable that you may need to miss 1 or 2 classes due to prior commitments. 

Contact Michelle with any questions you may have, or to register for the series. villageyoga@roadrunner