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Our current culture of busyness, distraction, and urgency leaves us feeling hollow and uneasy. There is another way: mindfulness. Mindfulness is being in the present moment in an open, non-judgmental way. When we're mindful, we listen, notice, focus, and create. We are present in our own lives.

These 5-week courses (101 and 201) include both formal instruction on meditation and varied suggestions for informal practice. Download a class flyer or register online here!

Mindfulness 101: This 5-week course includes formal instruction on meditation, current research on mindfulness, tools to work with difficult emotion, methods for cultivating positive experience, paths to self-compassion, and suggestions for informal, everyday practice. The elongated time-frame lets students fully engage and form new habits.

Mindfulness 201: When students practice mindfulness, it awakens their inner wisdom and awareness, yet it's easy to stop practicing-we often resist the very habits that bring us ease and healing. This second 5-week course re-establishes practices of meditation and mindfulness, and provides new instruction on self-compassion, inner-reflection, meditation, and everyday mindfulness practices. (*The course is reserved for people who've taken Mindfulness 101.)

Mindfulness Boost for Summer

Summer is an abundant yet busy time. It's helpful to boost our inner resources before we enter the beautiful and frenetic summer season. This 90-minute mindfulness session provides a safe space to show up as-is, attend inward, and just be. We'll actively practice-meditation, reflection, and expressive writing-as well as discuss mindfulness for daily life. It's possible to bring more peace, ease, and happiness to the summer months. No special equipment, clothes, or experience necessary. Show up just as you are.

Mindfulness for the Holidays: Though holidays bring celebration and connection, they also bring stress and busyness. It's possible to slow down during the holidays: to focus on what's most important; to savor the moments. This one-night workshop provides guided meditations and practical suggestions for bringing more awareness, space, and love to the holidays.

Mindful Eating: When we eat, we're often distracted or rushed, which leaves us feeling unsatisfied, searching for something more. Mindfulness keeps us present, so we savor and enjoy our food. We feel satisfied and, in turn, don't eat as much. This one-night workshop includes guided meditations, active practice with mindful eating, and suggestions for daily life. It's possible to redefine our relationships with food and eating.

About the Teacher: Joy Jordan is a former statistics professor who left academia to better align her inner and outer lives. Now she teaches meditation and mindfulness. Joy's classes include active practice, accessible exercises, and heartfelt teachings.

LOCATION: Scheig Center, 1313 E. Witzke Blvd., in Appleton Memorial Park.

FEE: $45/session (except $15 for the one-time Holiday Mindfulness Workshop and Mindful Eating Workshop)







Mindfulness 101



September 11-October 9

5:30-6:30 p.m.


Mindfulness 201*



October 16-November 13

5:30-6:30 p.m.


Holiday Mindfulness 19+ Tuesday December 4 5:30-7:00 p.m. 414715-T3
Mindful Eating 19+ Tuesday January 15 5:30-7:00 p.m. 114715-T1
Mindfulness 101 19+ Tuesday January 22-February 19 5:30-6:30 p.m. 114715-T2
Mindfulness 201* 19+ Tuesday May 7-June 4 5:30-6:30 p.m. 214715-T1

Register in person at: City Hall, 100 N. Appleton St., 1st Floor Customer Service

Register online HERE!

If you have any questions, please contact Appleton Parks and Recreation at 920-832-5905.


Department Contact:
Phone: (920) 832-5905
Fax: (920) 993-3103

Mailing Address:

100 N. Appleton St.

Appleton, WI 54911




Office: Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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