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
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)
February 20-March 20
April 19-May 17
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.
Phone: (920) 832-5905
Fax: (920) 993-3103
100 N. Appleton St.
Appleton, WI 54911
Office: Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
and enriching lives where we live, work and play."
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