Mindfulness Classes

mindfulness2Our 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 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.

About the teacher: Joy Jordan is both a teacher and student of mindfulness. She left her 20-year academic career, not knowing what was next. Now she lives, teaches, writes, and photographs through the lens of mindfulness.

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

FEE: $45/session (except $15 for the one-time Mindfulness Boost workshop)

CLASS

AGES

DAY

DATES

TIME

CLASS #

Mindfulness 101

19+

Tuesday

February 20-March 20

5:30-6:30 p.m.

114715-T2

Mindfulness 201*

19+

Thursday

April 19-May 17

5:30-6:30 p.m.

214715-T1

Mindfulness Boost for the Summer 19+ Tuesday May 15 5:30-7:00 p.m. 214715-T2

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

Register online at: www.appletonparkandrec.org

If you have any questions, please contact Appleton Parks and Recreation at 920-832-3905.

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

100 N. Appleton St.

Appleton, WI 54911

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Hours:

Office: Monday - Friday

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

 

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