September 9 to October 14, 2019 • 7:15 to 8:30 pm

Be Present: Practicing and Refining Mindfulness

Mindfulness meditation is based in the traditional practice of vipassana meditation. Vipassana means “clear seeing.” Mindfulness practice teaches us how to see and be with our lives as they are. We learn to be present with our thoughts, emotions and conditioned patterns. When we become aware of the thoughts, emotions and patterns that “catch” us, we realize we have the power to transform those patterns that no longer serve us.

But there’s more to mindfulness practice than simply being in the moment. If you’ve ever practiced—or tried to practice—meditation, you likely know that it’s not easy. This course will offer a variety of basic skills and techniques to help your mind settle into the present moment with greater ease.

Mindfulness practice is appropriate for anyone seeking to live a more harmonious life.

Fees: $100 for the 6-week course

Location: Mindful Yoga Collective, 223 South 700 East, Salt Lake City

To register, contact Charlotte at 801-355-2617 or charlottebell@earthlink.net

Thursdays, October 24 to December 19, 2019 • 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Mindfulness at the UMFA

Explore the reimagined galleries of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) as we seek to find stillness within ourselves. Practice slow and mindful looking at artwork as well as traditional, guided meditation. This free meditation practice is perfect for beginners—everyone is welcome.

Mondays, November 4 to December 9 • 7:15 to 8:30 pm

Settling the Body, Settling the Mind 

“Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence.” — 1.2 Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

The original purpose of Hatha Yoga (the physical practice of yoga, combined with breathing practices) is to prepare the body for meditation. In this course, we will practice gentle, restorative asana and pranayama (breathing practice) designed to calm the nervous system and unwind tension, especially in the hips, legs and spine. These practices will help deepen our experience of meditation.

After our Hatha Yoga practice, we will then practice Insight meditation with some verbal guidance, as well as plenty of silent time. Insight Meditation is a mindfulness-based practice. Mindfulness practice teaches us how to see and be with our lives as they are. We learn to be present with our thoughts, emotions and conditioned patterns. When we become aware of the thoughts, emotions and patterns that “catch” us, we realize we have the power to transform those patterns that no longer serve us. Mindfulness is for everyone seeking to live a more peaceful, harmonious life.

Fees: $100 for the 6-week course

Location: Mindful Yoga Collective, 223 South 700 East, Salt Lake City

To register, contact Charlotte at 801-355-2617 or charlottebell@earthlink.net