Life is stressful and uncertain. The world pandemic has wide-ranging effects. Yet even in difficult times, we can cultivate presence, ease, compassion, and gratitude. Mindfulness provides rich inner resources and tools. When we’re mindful, we listen, notice, focus, and create. We are present in our own lives. 

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.

COVID-19 UPDATE: To take care of ourselves and each other, enrollment will be limited to ensure appropriate spacing of chairs and a mask is required during class. Thanks for your patience and kindness!

This 5-week course includes meditation instruction and guided practice, avenues to work with difficult emotions, methods for cultivating joy and gratitude, paths to compassion and awareness, and varied suggestions for informal, everyday pauses. The elongated time-frame lets people fully engage and form new habits. It’s possible to boost happiness and reduce stress; it’s possible to slow down and savor life. No experience, fancy equipment, or special clothes needed: show up as-is.

LOCATION: Scheig Center, 1313 E. Witzke Blvd., in Appleton Memorial Park.
DAY: Tuesday
TIME: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
DATES: September 15- October 13
FEE: $45/session
CLASS#: 414715-T1
AGE: 19+
FALL SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED

LOCATION: Scheig Center, 1313 E. Witzke Blvd., in Appleton Memorial Park.
DAY: Tuesday
TIME: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
DATES: February 16- March 16
FEE: $45/session
CLASS #: 114715-T1
AGE: 19+

When people 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 201 curriculum changes each time — just as we change and grow. (This course is reserved for people who’ve taken Mindfulness 101.)   

LOCATION: Scheig Center, 1313 E. Witzke Blvd., in Appleton Memorial Park.
DAY: Tuesday
TIME: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
DATES: October 20- November 17
FEE: $45/session
CLASS #: 414715-T2
AGE: 19+

 

This 3-hour session allows you to slow down, listen inward, and deepen your awareness. The retreat includes seated and lying-down meditation, mindful movement, written reflection, deep listening, and loving-kindness and self-compassion practice. No mindfulness experience required. Wear comfortable clothing and cozy socks. Bring a soft blanket, water bottle, and yoga mat. (If you don’t have a yoga mat, it will be provided for you.) This session is a safe space to practice self-care and awareness. Show up just as you are.

LOCATION: Scheig Center, 1313 E. Witzke Blvd., in Appleton Memorial Park.
DAY: Saturday
TIME: 1:00-4:00pm
DATES: November 7
FEE: $35
CLASS #: 414715-T3
AGE: 19+

LOCATION: Scheig Center, 1313 E. Witzke Blvd., in Appleton Memorial Park.
DAY: Saturday
TIME: 1:00-4:00pm
DATES: February 27
FEE: $35
CLASS #: 114715-T2
AGE: 19+

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.

LOCATION: Scheig Center, 1313 E. Witzke Blvd., in Appleton Memorial Park.
DAY: Tuesday
TIME: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
DATES: December 8
FEE: $15 
CLASS #: 414715-T1
AGE: 19+