I Can't: Meditate
Fitness & Wellness
This is a virtual offering. You'll need wifi and access to a device with a camera (phone, laptop, tablet, desktop). You will be visible to the hosts and other attendees to make conversation more conversation'y. You should be able to attend live as this will not be recorded so there is no replay access .
I Can't: Meditate is part of Mac & Cheese Productions' I Can't series, where adults state they're unable to do something, they try it/learn about it with a bunch of other adults who also "can't," and everyone proves themselves wrong and not only does the thing, but enjoys it and says, "That wasn't so bad. In fact, kinda fun. Good for me! What's next?!" Past I Can'ts have included yoga, improv, draw, have a dog, budget, and buy a home. To see upcoming offerings, head here.
There is no failure in becoming aware of this moment, just as it is.
We will sit, stand, lay down and move. We’ll work with the thoughts in new ways instead of stopping or resisting them. We might even make some noise.
Whether or not you have past experience with meditation, this class is for you. We will bring kindness and curiosity to exploring different tools for being present, on purpose, and moment by moment. Mindfulness isn’t about needing to feel any particular way. It also isn’t a quick solution to the challenges of life. It's a way of noticing habits, making space for change, and cultivating gratitude, compassion and wisdom. We'll experience a variety of exercises to expand your toolbox for working with your life - the pleasant, the unpleasant, the neutral. It's referred to as practice for many reasons; come find out why.
Find connection — to self and others — from the comfort of your home.
Appropriate for never-meditators and those with established practice looking to bring their beginner’s mind back into the game - all are welcome!
Claire Zawa is a doula, Care Manager, and Mindfulness-Based Childbirth & Parenting teacher. She believes that mindfulness is possible for anyone, it just takes some remembering! She practices almost every day, so there is always room to grow.
All ages welcomeCancellation Policy
A TEDx speaker and one of Brazen Careerist' s Top Twenty Young Professionals to Watch, Saya has discovered how to turn her love of creating community, challenging herself and those around her, and enjoying life to its fullest into her “job.” Via her company Mac & Cheese Productions℠, she helps others (and herself) live a Life of Yes℠. Saya is from Evanston, went to Boston College, and resides in Chicago.