Are you interested in learning and practicing meditation and mindfulness in a supportive, structured group?
Join Our Weekly Mindfulness Meditation
Starting February 4, 2020
This class is open to all, regardless of experience level. There will be a mix of discussion and guided meditation. Each month will have a theme or topic centered around a helpful quality of mind: compassion, kindness, gratitude, trust, communication, positivity. We’ll discuss how to incorporate these qualities into a meditation practice and in everyday life. The class is structured so you can attend one class and won’t feel like you missed something, but those that wish to attend regularly will have a progressive experience.
February Theme: Mindfulness Basics
What is Meditation? What is Mindfulness?
Meditation is very simply mental training. It’s similar to playing a sport to train the body. With meditation, we generally keep the body still or quiet so we can focus with limited distraction. This can be sitting, standing, lying down, or walking slowly. Meditation involves working with various states of mind and practicing helpful mental skills. One of those mental skills is mindfulness. Mindfulness is being with our experience, in the present moment, with kindness, without judgement. Mindfulness allows us to be with whatever is happening, pleasant or unpleasant, and provides the space to respond to life intentionally, in a way that supports well-being.
What if I don’t know the first thing about meditation?
First, congratulations for trying something new! We reserve time during each class to discuss meditation basics, body posture, etc. You are welcome to arrange your body in whatever way feels comfortable, whether that is sitting, standing or lying down. You will aim for a posture that is comfortable, stable, and supports alertness and awareness.
- Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:30pm
- Cost: $15/class
- We provide some meditation cushions and chairs, but you are welcome to bring your own cushion if you have one.
- You do not need to be an existing clinic patient to attend.
- Classes must be scheduled in advance. Please call (503) 956-9396 or email email@example.com to schedule.
Sam Baron, Meditation Teacher
Sam Baron offers health coaching, mindfulness and meditation instruction at Heart Spring Health. He believes mindfulness and related qualities are essential to behavior change and a life of health, ease, and calm. Sam’s meditation journey has included Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training, silent meditation retreats, guiding meditation at Pause Meditation Studio in downtown Portland, and active participation in Portland’s mindfulness and meditation communities.
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