mindfulness

Mindfulness Training

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It’s a busy world. You juggle constantly. Fold the laundry while on the phone, clean the kitchen while watching television. You plan your day while listening to a podcast and commuting, and then organize your weekend to squeeze in as much activity as possible. But in the rush to accomplish necessary tasks, you may find yourself losing your connection with the present moment— missing out on what you’re doing and how you’re feeling. 

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Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment- and accepting it without judgment. Mindfulness is now being examined scientifically and has been found to be a key element in happiness.

 

Mindfulness Training with Open Studio

Mindfulness training through Open Studio is loosely based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s groundbreaking “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction” (MBSR) program developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

We believe in the method of using meditation and yoga to cultivate awareness and reduce stress. It is based on the ancient practice of mindfulness, which is about waking up, being fully alive, and being present for the richness of each moment of our lives. Within this awakening, we gain access to our deepest inner resources for living, healing, and coping with our daily existence, even when stress and discomfort arise.

Our program challenges participants to practice present moment awareness, deep relaxation, and gentle movement. Through the use of these techniques, a person learns to discover and observe his or her reactions to life’s stressors and to choose how to respond. With practice, one can apply these skills to everyday situations and connect more fully with one’s self, loved ones, and the life one is living.

Mindfulness training can help people who are coping with medical problems, job or family-related stress, and anxiety or depression. The majority of participants report lasting decreases in both physical and psychological symptoms. Pain levels improve and people learn to better cope with pain that may not go away. Most participants also report an increased ability to relax, greater enthusiasm for life, improved self-esteem, and increased ability to cope more effectively with traumatic situations.

 

Learning Objectives

~Learn about the roles of stress and reactivity in health and healing

~Cultivate mindful awareness through several different types of meditation practices

~Establish a daily meditation practice

~Recognize negative patterns of reactivity triggered by stressors, and utilize mindfulness to develop alternative responses to stress

~Apply mindfulness to cultivate a deeper connection with your body, emotions, and relationships with others

 

4 or 8 week mindfulness training available for small or large groups 

pranayama, meditation, restorative yoga, & mindfulness forum 

Masterclass hours with Open Studio are eligible for continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance

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Pricing:

maximum driving time of 15 minutes from the Mayfaire area:

1 60 minute session $135

4 60 minute sessions pre-paid $500.00

8 60 minute sessions  $950.00