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
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)
January 9-February 6
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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