learn to see clearly, near and far.
Mindfulness is a type of attention with three distinctive qualities. It’s intentional, present-focused and friendly or caring. We already have mindfulness (it’s a human capacity) though most of us are unfamiliar with or unaware of it. Mindfulness is also a set of practices we engage in, including meditation, to strengthen this capacity and cultivate healthy habits. We learn to remember we have a choice about what to pay attention to and how. Meditation is a formal practice in which we set aside time to cultivate and deepen our awareness (and all the benefits that come along with practice). Sitting and focusing on the breath in the body is a common practice. We are not trying to create a particular experience, generate specific feelings or empty the mind. We are paying attention to things as they are and learning to stay open so that we can choose how to work with whatever arises in meditation, or in life.
Mindfulness is essential for cultivating ease, peace and real happiness in life. Although it's simple, it's not easy. It's the training we never had, and practice helps. When we practice mindfulness, we practice skillfulness. We learn to meet experience in wiser and kinder ways. Over time, we take things for granted less and less and come to enjoy them more and more.
interested to learn more? drop-in mindfulness practice session.
The drop-in sessions are open to all levels. No prior experience required, and no two sessions are the same. Show up, sit down and let yourself be guided, inspired and connected to your best self. Offered in 30, 60 and 75 minute sessions (with time for discussion in the longer sessions). RSVP is suggested as space is limited. Drop-in sessions are offered up to 15 times per month on the following schedule this fall.
- day on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am and Thursday at 12 pm (30 minutes, $10 per person).
- evening on the 2nd and 4th Mondays from 7:15-8:30 pm (75 minutes, $25 per person)
- weekend on the 1st Sunday at 11:30 am (60 minutes, donation basis)
SPECIAL OFFER available through Nov 10. Enjoy unlimited drop-in sessions over a 4-week period between now and Dec 18. See schedule above. Special rate of $99 per person.
want to explore further with a dedicated group? join a practice group.
These practice groups are specifically designed for adults with some mindfulness meditation experience who are looking for ongoing support in a practice community. The sessions include formal group practice, discussion of individual practice and a shared theme-based talk that supports members’ intentions to integrate mindfulness with everyday life. Initial commitment is for 6 sessions though members may opt to continue. Space limited to 10 members per group. Groups will begin with as few as four members.
Choose from one of three options:
- Group 1 offered on 2nd and 4th Mondays from 6:00-7:00 pm (meets 2x per month)
- Group 2 offered on 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00 pm (meets 3x per month)
- Group 3 offered on 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays from 7:15-8:30 pm (meets 3x per month)
- Initial member commitment for Group 1 or Group 2 is $120 (six 60-minute sessions) and $150 for Group 3 (six 75-minute sessions)
- Pre-registration is required. Call or email to reserve your seat.
private sessions on your schedule
schedule an individualized session or coaching appointment
Mindfulness practice reduces stress, increases flexibility and brings us into healthier relationships, beginning with ourselves. Attend a private, individualized session and learn about mindful awareness, compassion and insight, all of which are innate and available to you. Begin to integrate mindfulness teachings, practices and skills into everyday life and experience the everyday benefits. Every day.
Private and semi-private sessions and coaching appointments available in the studio, at your home or workplace, via phone or Skype most days of the week.
by appointment, most days of the week (evening times also available)
offering in 45 and 60-minute increments (shorter sessions suggested for children and youth)
once confirmed, scheduled appointment times can be changed up to 24-hours in advance
Interested in a mindfulness series, program or event? Click here to view the offerings for the fall 2015 season.
Want to join the mailing list? Click here to receive announcements of special programs and events all year long, including
- mindfulness for teens
- mindfulness for parents
- introduction to buddhist psychology
- mindful self-compassion
- guest teachers
- online programs, mindfulness retreats and seasonal programs, such as the Autumnal Equinox Sound event.