When will we meet in person?
All classes will continue to be offered via Zoom until safe and reliable protocols for meeting in person, in groups are clear.
Is this for me?
But I have a REALLY busy mind / fidgety body?
Do I have to sit on the floor?
How much should I practice?
The heart of a lot of mindfulness classes is developing a regular home practice. That said, everyone is different. Mindfulness classes are a great way to explore what is right for you
Is mindfulness harmful?
Like anything, there are some risks. It is important for you to consider any medical or psychological issues that may be a factor, and discuss these with your health care provider(s). Please read more about the potential risks of meditation and mindfulness practices. We can discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
Is mindfulness Buddhism?
Mindfulness is derived from the practices of Buddhism and Yoga. The secular practices shared here do not require any allegiance to a religion, and do not interfere with any existing religious affiliation or practice.
What about cultural appropriation?
Isn’t mindfulness just a band-aid perpetuating bigger problems?
It’s not surprising that mindfulness, as it takes root in the west, gets absorbed into our culture, which is capitalistic. Corporations might offer mindfulness classes, but mindfulness alone is not sufficient to counterbalance an exploitative system. A mindfulness practice can, however, help people see their needs and values more clearly, and act accordingly.
How much does it cost?
Learning mindfulness with a trained and experienced teacher is an important investment in your own health and well-being. There is also a scholarship application to make the classes more accessible to those in financial hardship. If you are a person who comes from a marginalized group, i.e. Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color, I appreciate the opportunity to offer these classes at a lower rate as a practice of reparation, and to support marginalized groups to access the tools of mindfulness practice.