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 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.

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 Holiday Mindfulness workshop)

CLASS

AGES

DAY

DATES

TIME

CLASS #

Holiday Mindfulness

19+

Tuesday

December 12

5:30-7:00 p.m.

414715-T3

Mindfulness 101

19+

Tuesday

January 9-February 6

5:30-6:30 p.m.

114715-T1

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

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
Email

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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