When: Sundays, 3 - 5 pm | April 24 - June 19 (No class Memorial Day Weekend, May 29) Including Silent Mindfulness Retreat: Saturday, June 4, 11am – 5pm OR Mondays, 12:30 - 2:30 pm | April 25 - June 20 (No class Memorial Day, May 30) Including Silent Mindfulness Retreat: Saturday, June 4, 11am – 5pm Cost: $425 including materials Where: Yoga For Living, 1926 Greentree Road, Lower Level, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, or MBSR, is a structured eight-week course that teaches participants how to strengthen their ability to pay attention to what is happening in the present moment to help create a more peaceful and balanced life. Each week, you will be introduced to a variety of mindfulness practices to strengthen the ability to be more present and aware. Through the exploration of meditation, body scan, mindful movement and more, you will develop a greater sense of awareness and acceptance. As you strengthen your ability to connect with your own innate wisdom, you will learn to take better care of yourself and choose more effective ways of responding to life's stresses and challenges. Rather than being driven by assumptions of how things should be, living in the past, or worrying about the future, you gain the opportunity to engage in life with greater openness, compassion and ease. This is an experiential educational program and the greatest benefits are derived from committing to class attendance and home practice. Space is limited, register early!
When: Weekly drop in class, Sundays, 5.30 - 6.30 pm Cost: $15 drop in or YFL class card Where: Yoga For Living, 1926 Greentree Road, Lower Level, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Mindfulness Meditation helps develop the skill of paying attention to our inner and outer experiences with acceptance, patience and compassion. It promotes the development of stability, inner calmness and non-reactivity of the mind, allowing us to be more present for the joys in life and face the painful aspects of life with greater equanimity. The stability and non-reactivity we cultivate in formal practice supports our ability to become more compassionate human beings, experiencing the joys of pure non-reactive presence. By developing a simple and pure awareness, we learn to disentangle ourselves from our habitual thoughts, emotions and behaviors and connect with our experience, with ourselves and with others in a healthier and deeper way. Suitable for beginners and experienced meditators, you can develop and deepen your practice with the support of a group setting.
When: Mondays, 5 - 6 pm Cost: No fee Where: Kennedy Cancer Center, 900 Medical Center Drive, Sewell, NJ 08080
For cancer patients, family members and caregivers. With meditation at its core, mindfulness is a way to create a greater sense of peace and compassion for ourselves and our circumstances. Reduce stress on the body and mind. Learn the skills to live in the present and nurture yourself.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, or MBSR, is a structured eight-week course that teaches participants how to strengthen their ability to pay attention to what is happening in the present moment to help create a more peaceful and balanced life.
Each week, a variety of mindfulness and meditation practices are introduced to strengthen the ability to be more present. Through these and the accompanying home practices, you develop a greater sense of awareness and acceptance with which to choose more effective ways of responding to life's stresses and challenges. You strengthen your ability to connect with your own innate wisdom and take better care of yourself; to recognize when you're on auto-pilot and reconnect with life and the people in it. Rather than being driven by assumptions of how things should be, living in the past or worrying about the future, you have the opportunity to engage in life with openness, compassion and ease.
The MBSR program was originally developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at The University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979 as a way to help people cope with chronic physical and emotional pain. It helped bring mindfulness meditation into the “medical mainstream” and is now offered in hospital, work and learning environments. Research has demonstrated many positive benefits which include:
• Reduced anxiety and depression • Improved sleep • Improved communication
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