Meditation & Mindfulness: A 4-Week Course For Women

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Meditation & Mindfulness:
A 4-Week Course For Women

"This course was life-changing for me! I am so much more present, calm, and compassionate now—with myself and others!" ~ Carol R., Retired Rolfer and Yoga Teacher

Are you seeking greater peace? Deeper happiness? Less stress? Improved relationships? More compassion?

Meditation can bring you all these things—and more.

This series of classes has been carefully designed to help you develop and/or deepen your personal meditation practice. Whether you are a brand new beginner, want to deepen an already established practice, or simply want to connect with other women as part of your practice, this class will offer you the support and guidance you need to find greater clarity, ease and lovingkindness in your life.

The next session will be held early this fall. If you are interested in the course and would like to be added to the priority contact list, please contact me.

Photo by  Jane Bodle (Borobudur, Java)

Photo by Jane Bodle (Borobudur, Java)

Course DESCRIPTION:

Meditation is the practice of learning how to be present. When we learn to do so, we can then respond in wiser, more peaceful ways to life’s challenges - and more deeply embrace its joys as well.

Sometimes the busy-ness of life leaves us anxious or distracted, disconnected with ourselves and others and/or the work we do in the world. Regular meditation practice frees us from the habitual patterns of thought and behavior, and helps us to respond—instead of react—to life and its challenges.

But it takes practice! Learning to meditate and/or deepening our practice in a supportive group environment with an experienced instructor can make all the difference.

During this four-week course, we will focus on learning to connect to the breath and body, stabilizing the mind, and working with feelings and emotions in a compassionate, wise manner. Assisting you with establishing a regular practice that works for you will be a primary goal.

Course fee: $135

Includes:

  • 4 1½-hour group class sessions (6 hours total)

  • Copy of Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation, by Sharon Salzberg

  • Weekly assignments to enhance your experience and understanding

  • Access to closed Facebook group for continued conversation and sharing of experiences between classes

  • Individual replies to questions between sessions, as time allows

The course will be held in my home in East Lawrence, KS. Venue address will be included in a welcome note which will be sent to all registrants approximately one week before the course begins.

Registration is closed until the next session is scheduled. This class generally fills to capacity. Once dates have been set and the next session has been announced, early registration is highly encouraged.


FAQ

What if I have no meditation experience?

No prior meditation experience is necessary. If you are a brand new beginner, this course will introduce you to a variety of meditation practices. If you have experience with meditation, this course will undoubtedly introduce you to new ideas, provide you support for your practice, answer questions you may have, and offer a community with which to practice.

What if I can't make all 4 sessions?

It is best, of course, to attend all sessions, if possible. However, I fully understand that sometimes a class must be missed due to prior commitments, illness or emergencies. In the event that you need to miss a class, I will send a follow-up note with a synopsis of what was covered, as well as the homework for the week. You will also have Sharon Salzberg's wonderful book, "Real Happiness" to guide you.

What type of meditation do you teach?

The tradition I practice is insight meditation. You may also have heard this called mindfulness, awareness, or vipassana meditation. It is the practice of being present for what is occuring in our lives. While there are many different meditation traditions, I have found insight meditation to be the one that is most accessible—and most practical—in terms of truly making a difference in our daily lives.

What payment methods do you accept?

There are a variety of payment options. You may pay with a credit card, via PayPal, which also allows for direct bank payments, or you may pay via check. If you are a regular client/student, you may also pay me in person at your next class or session.

Whichever payment method you choose, please note that registration is not final and your space is not secure until payment has been received.

If you are interested in setting up a PayPal account, it is easy and free. All you need to set up an account is an email address and a credit card. Click here for instructions: How to Set Up Your PayPal Account.

What if I have to cancel?

In the event of a cancellation, the refund policy is as follows:

  • A full refund (minus an administration fee of $35) will be issued for cancellations made up to 30 days prior to the program start date.
  • A 50% refund (minus an administration fee of $35) will be issued for cancellations made 30 days to two weeks prior to the event start date.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to the event start date.

What if I still have more questions?

If you still have questions, feel free to reach out! You can email me at info@cindynovelo.com or text or call me at 785-331-7123.

I am so looking forward to this journey together!

Wishing you peace, light and happiness—today and every day,

Cindy