Mindfulness

Nature Space Yoga is pleased to offer several offerings in mindfulness instruction. There are currently no scheduled classes on offer; however, check back frequently as this could change. If you’re interested in mindfulness instruction, please contact us and we will let you know about upcoming classes. Previously offered classes include:

Back to School with Mindfulness ~ Getting back into the swing of things in a new school year is typically very stressful and incredibly busy. Give yourself permission to hit the pause button during this hectic time of year.

Adopting a daily mindfulness meditation practice can offer much needed respite fromgg90214125 the busyness of an over scheduled life, but many people feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable with meditation. Like anything, meditation is a learned skill that takes time and practice. This interactive workshop is an introduction to the concepts and practices of mindfulness & meditation. It introduces participants to the benefits of a regular meditation practice, a variety of styles of practice, and tips and tricks for helping to adopt meditation as part of a regular daily practice. Participants will have an opportunity to try out several different practices during the event. Refreshments will be served.

This is a 3 hour workshop:

  • The cost is $40
  • Fees include handouts, 3 recorded meditations to assist with your practice, and refreshments (herbal teas and snacks)
  • Pre-registration is required
  • A minimum of 8 participants is necessary in order to offer the workshop
  • The maximum class size is 15 participants

gg56383872Living With Intention~ Many of us move through life on autopilot, not taking the time to connect with what is important in our lives and explore the deeper meaning of why we are here. This 1 1/2-2 hour workshop focuses on understanding the power of living intentionally. There will be opportunities to explore your purpose, your “why,” and to investigate your core values. Taking stock of our lives allows us to understand what is fulfilling and provides us with joy, and to understand the areas of our lives we need to work on. There will be an opportunity to explore mindfulness practices, which can help us to connect with our intention and live intentionally every day. This workshop pairs beautifully with a yin yoga or yoga nidra practice, which can be added to the course to make it a 2 1/2-3 hour workshop. Refreshments can be provided if yoga is added.

  • The cost is $40
  • Fees include handouts
  • Workshop materials
  • Pre-registration is required
  • A minimum of 8 participants is necessary in order to offer the workshop
  • The maximum class size is 15 participants

Josette4Six Weeks of MindfulnessGo beyond the basics in this weekly program. Joining a weekly program helps to support making mindfulness a habitual practice in your life and introduces you to a supportive group of like-minded people. The program goes in depth into many facets of mindfulness including:

  • Week 1: Introduction to Mindfulness- breath awareness and pranayama practice; understanding the 7 facets of mindfulness; intro to neurophysiology in mindfulness (understanding the evidence); introduction to seated practice and journaling as a tool.
  • Week 2: The Wisdom Mind- understanding the observer effect, the witness, and the inner critic; introduction to metacognitions, interoception and interoceptive awareness; tuning into your inner wisdom.
  • Week 3: Making Peace with the Moment-accepting the natural conditions of life; understanding how nature appreciation can help us make peace with the moment; introduction to queuing in mindfulness.
  • Week 4: Equanimity- an introduction to the ego and cravings; mindful eating practice.
  • Week 5: Loving Kindness- awakening your 5 senses; an introduction to loving kindness meditation (metta).
  • Week 6: The Old “Me” and the New “We”- appreciating our interconnectedness to all living things; living with intention and following your path of purpose; carrying the practice forward.

Classes are ~2 hours in length and each includes instruction in mindfulness, facilitated exercises, group seated meditation, gentle movement practices, and reflective exercises. Each week “Om-Work” is given, which provides focused exercises for the coming week to help integrate mindfulness into your life, and to help you explore different techniques for practice. 

  • A minimum of 6 participants are needed to hold the classes
  • The maximum class size is 12 participants
  • Recommended items for class include yoga mat, blanket, cushion, and journal
  • Cost is $150 for 6 week program
  • Pre-registration is required

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