Our 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.

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.

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: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
DATE: February 29
FEE: $35
CLASS #: 114715-S1
AGE: 19+

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.

LOCATION: Scheig Center, 1313 E. Witzke Blvd., in Appleton Memorial Park.
DAY: Tuesday
TIME: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
DATES: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
FEE: $45/session
CLASS #: 114715-T1
AGE: 19+1

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.)

LOCATION: Scheig Center, 1313 E. Witzke Blvd., in Appleton Memorial Park.
DAY: Tuesday
TIME: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
DATES: April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19
FEE: $45/session
CLASS #: 114715-T2
AGE: 19+