Intro to Mindfulness Meditation (6-week program)

You cannot breathe deeply and worry at the same time.
Breathe.  Let the worry go.  Breathe.
Allow the love and intuition in.
Sonia Choquette

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Be present.  Be still.  Just breathe.
Get to know yourself better.  Retreat from the busyness of everyday life.  Learn to be fully present, and honour yourself and your spiritual nature.  Find a stillness that allows you to listen with your whole heart.

In our Intro to Mindfulness Meditation program, you will learn and practice breathing techniques, gentle movements, and guided meditations.  Our classes are accessible to everyone, and Melissa encourages beginners to start wherever you are ~ just breathe.  All you have to do is be here.  You will learn variations on how to sit so that you feel comfortable in your practice.  And remember, meditation is a practice.  Please feel welcome.

Intro to Mindfulness - 6 week program

CLASS FLOW  Our typical class flow for a 1-hour session::
•  breathing practice (pranayama) 10~15mins
•  gentle movements (light stretching or asanas) 5~10mins
•  guided seated meditation or lying down (savasana) 25~35mins
•  Q&A with optional sharing

Week 1 ~ Breathing Mindfulness

Week 2 ~ Body Mindfulness

Week 3 ~ Cultivating Compassion

Week 4 ~ Emotional Mindfulness

Week 5 ~ Daily Mindfulness

Week 6 ~ Deepening Your Practice

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This 6-week course is offered twice a year in May & November.  It is held in the Barrie area, weekly on Monday evenings.

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Dates & Location:

BARRIE  | Sept _ dates to be posted

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

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Included with your enrollment:
•  Program workbook.
•  Inspired Digital Downloads: 4 guided meditations from this program, for easy download to iTunes, your computer, phone, or tablet.
Guided meditations: Breathing practice, Sitting, Body Scan, Mindful Movements.
•  Weekly 1-hour sessions with breathing practice, meditation, and Q&A.
•  Some classes will include gentle mindful movements.
•  Continuing education and support through our website and social media.

Program fee:  $120.  Pre-registration is recommended.
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.  Yoga mats, bolsters, and eye pillows will be available.

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.  Simply send us an email Inspired.Melissa@outlook.com outlining your interest in meditation, and how you believe this course will benefit you.

 

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Meditation is not just for relaxation; it’s primary purpose is to develop the capacity to respond skillfully and gracefully to life’s difficulties as well as it’s joys.
Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche