Mindfulness Meditation: Afternoon Retreat
Fitness & Wellness
Unplug from technology and spend the afternoon learning more about mindfulness meditation and its practice.
"Often, mindfulness is taken to mean simply 'be present,' rather than how we’re relating to the present." -- Joseph Goldstein
Mindfulness Meditation increases awareness of our bodies and emotions, and provides the tools for greater insight into how our minds work. Developing mindfulness has been shown to increase empathy and compassion, curb stress, boost working memory, increase mental focus, and reduce someone’s emotional reactivity.
• Class Arrival / Introductions
• Mindfulness Meditation's Role in Everyday Life
• Instructional Practice
............Using the Breath as Home
............The Body and the Senses
............Thoughts and the Mind
• Extended Sitting Practice
• Contemplative Work
• Guided Meditation for Loving-kindness
• Wrap-up and Q&A
This afternoon retreat is a good basic level retreat for people who have never meditated before, are just beginning, or have been meditating for years. Time is given for instruction as well as extended sitting.
Emotional Intelligence Skills: Emotional Regulation, Self-Awareness, and Empathy
Please bring a notebook and pen if you want to take notes
All ages welcome
Meditation cushions will be available for use during the retreat or classCancellation Policy
With almost 20 years of experience in adult education, Filtod Walker is a master teacher who specializes in teaching mindfulness and educational leadership skills to corporate, non-profit, and individual clients. Filtod master's thesis was on how to teach emotional intelligence skills in the classroom setting and he has been a Vipassana (Insight) meditation practitioner since 1997. With specialized training for teaching mindfulness in the correctional system, he is a secular teacher who blends mindfulness, communication, and meditation skills into his classes.
Filtod has spoken at conferences on mindfulness, emotional intelligence, stress management, cognitive distortions, instructional design, employee/volunteer correction, understanding cultural awareness, and learned helplessness in adult education.
A longer bio is available at http://www.filtod.com/about.html.