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Mindful awareness can be defined as paying attention to present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is. It is an excellent antidote to the stresses of modern times. It invites us to stop, breathe, observe, and connect with one's inner experience. Learn more »

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Day of Mindfulness: Finding Freedom within Chronic Issues with Gael Belden and Elizabeth Ann Robinson

In this daylong retreat, we will explore finding freedom in chronic issues, such as pain, injury, illness, self-limiting habits, and other persistent challenges, through mindfulness, self-compassion, story, poetry, and movement. community. 
Saturday, Nov 22. Learn more »

6-week Mindfulness courses
Sept/Oct MAPs classes is open for registration. 
Starts the week of Oct 27. Learn more »

Special Introduction to Mindfulness (FREE)

Stop by to learn about mindfulness for one hour or more. Learn what mindfulness is, how to practice it, and how you can incorporate it into life to relieve stress and create more well-being. New sessions start every hour. 
Wednesday, Nov 5. Learn more » 


Online Mindfulness Class
Learn meditation online. This online class lays the foundation for a daily meditation practice and provides insights into the art, science, and practice of mindfulness.
Ongoing. Learn more »

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