Mindfulness & Grief (8-week program)

Grief is like the ocean; it comes in waves, ebbing and flowing.
Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming.
All we can do is learn to swim.
Vicki Harrison

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In her Mindfulness & Grief 8-week program, Melissa shares her 3 personal experiences of loss, as she connects the dots to find a lesson, a meaning, and a legacy in each beautiful life.  This program is limited to 10-12 spaces to allow for a sacred circle of sharing, deep inner listening, and release with healing.  You will be gently guided through the stages of grief – practicing breathing techniques, gentle movements, and guided meditations.  Melissa will share with you how to connect the dots in your own beautiful life, and how to honour your loved ones – using journaling exercises, healing meditations, and art therapy.

Mindfulness and Grief - 8 week program

CLASS FLOW  Our typical class flow for a 2-hour session::
•  breathing practice (pranayama) 10~15mins
•  learning & optional sharing 20mins
•  gentle movements (light stretching or asanas) 15mins
•  guided seated meditation or lying down (savasana) 20mins
•  journaling, art therapy, or creative exercise 15~20mins
•  guided seated meditation or lying down (savasana) 20mins
•  Q&A with optional sharing

Week 1 ~ Breathing Mindfulness

Week 2 ~ Body Mindfulness

Week 3 ~ Cultivating Compassion

Week 4 ~ Emotional Mindfulness

Week 5 ~ Courage & {Healing Heart}

Week 6 ~ Silent Retreat (1-day)

Week 7 ~ A Beautiful Life

Week 8 ~ Deepening Your Practice

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This 8-week program is offered once a year in September.  It is held in the Barrie area, weekly on Thursday evenings.

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Dates & Location:

BARRIE  | Thurs Oct 5th | Thurs Oct 12th | Thurs Oct 19th | Thurs Oct 26th | Thurs Nov 2nd | Sat Nov 11th | Thurs Nov 16th  | Thurs Nov 23rd

Location will be in the south-end of Barrie, and will be announced closer to the start date.

Please note: There will be no class on Thurs Nov 9th.  The Week 6 session will be a 1-day Silent Retreat on Sat Nov 11th (10:30am – 3:00pm).

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Included with your enrollment:
•  Program workbook.
•  Inspired Digital Downloads: 6 guided meditations from this program, for easy download to iTunes, your computer, phone, or tablet.
Guided meditations: breathing practice, Sitting, Body Scan, Mindful Movements, Loving-Kindness, {Healing Heart}.
•  Weekly 2-hour sessions with discussion, meditation, and gentle mindful movements.
•  1-day Silent Retreat.
•  Continuing education and support through our website and social media.

Program fee:  $260 (includes cost of 1-day Silent Retreat).  Pre-registration is required.
1) Register online @ Eventbrite or 2) Send us an email Inspired.Melissa@outlook.com.

Bring:  Yoga mat, meditation cushion (optional), journal & pen, blanket or shawl for your comfort, water.

To our core belief of being in service and in giving back, we are happy to offer 2 scholarships to this course if you are in financial need.  Alternate payment options may also be considered.  Simply send us an email Inspired.Melissa@outlook.com outlining your interest in meditation, and how you believe this program will benefit you.

 

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The miracle is not to walk on water, but to walk on earth.
Thich Nhat Hanh

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