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Movement    Yoga  &  MBSR

  • As a yoga and meditation teacher since 2002, I’ve been learning, listening, teaching and growing toward wellbeing and health for all.

  • Community means everything, welcome. I'm glad you're here. Scroll down to view class offerings.

 

Upcoming Events - Foot Care and Bead Events are Free. MBSR course price is flexible to accommodate everyone who wants to participate!

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8 Week Course (5)
    Mar 26, 5:00 PM PDT – May 25, 7:30 PM PDT
    mymbsr.com / zoom
    Join Us for the 90 minute Orientation March 26th (another option is March 30th, 5pm Pacific)- It's a good way to hear about the course and decide if it IS a fit for you at this time. The course will run for 8 weeks, meeting once a week. Included is a day long retreat, in week 6!
  • Mani Pedi Together - we'll share tips and moves to access our best feet  (3)
    Mar 12, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST
    mymbsr.com
    A bit of warming up to increase some flexibility so that we may reach our feet and scrub with home made blends. A few very kind and healthy moves for optimal foot health will be shared..Break out rooms for chat options too!
  • Stringing Beads and Mindful Movement  (1)
    Tue, Feb 22
    Yoga and Bead Necklace Making
    Feb 22, 12:00 PM – 1:25 PM PST
    Yoga and Bead Necklace Making
    We'll move ourselves and we'll string some beads, we'll drink some tea and end with a restorative pose and a new string of meditation beads or just a new band of baubles!
 
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Class Offerings

Anyone can practice mindfulness! Sometimes starting is the hardest part, but I am here to walk with you on your journey. Scroll around to learn more about the services available.

Some options involve a commitment, (8week for MBSR) some honor the restorative benefits of play, being in community & taking good care of ourselves.


You'll find yoga and chair movement classes, free community events and the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course with testimonials from some who have participated in the 8 weeks course. See what resonates with you and please let me know if you have ideas, suggestions or comments to share!

 
Meditation Class

Yoga Classes are online 
Pacific Time

Hot 90 minutes
Chair Class 30 minutes

Traditional Hot 90min 

Tuesdays at 12pm 

& Saturdays at 11am 


Mindful Chair Yoga 30min (standing welcome)

Wednesdays at 12am for tender bodies

Thursdays at 12pm for those at work

Movement delivered respecting the wise awareness of the body.

Every day is different - modifications are offered, welcome and encouraged.

Donations welcome -to use PayPal, click on logo at top of page

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

8-Week (MBSR) program, originally developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Since 1979 more than 25,000 people have completed this evidence-based training.

  • Approach your life with more composure, energy, understanding and enthusiasm

  • Develop the ability to cope more effectively with both short-term and long-term stressful situations, gaining insight into response rather than reaction

  • Enhance your ability to manage and reduce pain levels

  • Improve your focus, resilience, and capacity to recover more quickly from challenging events

  • Learn how to access and cultivate a natural capacity to actively engage in caring for yourself and find greater balance, ease, and peace of mind

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Comments after the 8 Weeks Course from recent Participants

I slow down when I have a phone or computer issue and try to slowly work through options or seek help, trusting that I will eventually work it out ~ Deb

I am less likely to engage or become swept up in negative conversation or behavior ~Denise

I am now more able to see my options and what choices make sense for me in the moment

~ Carole

“We are all just walking each other home”

Ram Dass

 

My Background

My path to mindfulness has been a wild one, beginning in Duluth at the University of Minnesota while completing a BA in Communication and Art. Movement and nature were key tools & teachers. I feel so lucky to have discovered how yoga and meditation connect, challenge and help us grow. 

MEDITATION 

I am a qualified MBSR teacher, Level 2. Grateful for teachers over the recent years, Eve Ekman and Matthew Brensilver. I have Jack Kornfield to thank for getting over my resistance to sitting (somewhat still) and his teacher Ajan Chah. I appreciate the lessons learned from Mushim Ikeda and teachers of East Bay Meditation Center. I am thankful for continued learning from the teachings and teachers of MBSR & Jon Kabat-Zinn.

YOGA

I have been honored to recieve certifications in the Piedmont advanced studies program & Yoga for Healthy Aging, Trauma Informed Yoga & Yoga Therapeutics. The root nourishment from the family of teachers of Piedmont Yoga & youth yoga dharma continues. Thankful for the ongoing influence from Baxter Bell, Bessel van der Kolk Debbie Gilman, Rajashree Choudhury, Patricia Nolan and Katchie Ananda. 

ACTIVISM

Appreciation continues to the students, survivors and staff of non profits whose teachings continue. A special thank you to these leaders in advocacy and social justice, Malia Everette at Altruvistas, Nola Brantley and Saraí T S-Mazariegos and all who have been connected with misssey.org . I have these women to thank for a path I am grateful for choosing. 

 

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