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    September 14, 2016 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    100: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

    Overview
    Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation is taught by a competent practitioner and teacher who Professional Counselor trained as a therapist and emotional well-being. This class is perfect for beginners who have absolutely no experience as well as those who want a refresher to their practice.  Mindfulness meditation is a 2500 year old practice that is getting enormous amount of press and attention for it’s natural benefits. Doctors, therapists, psychologist and other health-care professionals are referring their patients/clients to Mindfulness for better emotional regulation, reduction of pain and other symptoms of illnesses. Schools, colleges and corporations are adapting Mindfulness training to help enhance their people’s focus, attentiveness, productivity and success.

     

    In this six week class you will be introduced to the ins and outs of Mindfulness meditation and how you can incorporate Mindful Awareness into your activities and improve your life in every aspect.

     

    What you will Practice:
    • Sitting meditation
    • Eating meditation
    • Daily life meditations
    • Walking meditation
    • Standing meditation
    • Movement meditation
    • Practices to develop Loving/Kindness
    Course Content:
    • Overview of Mindfulness
    • Related information about the brain
    • Mindfulness of the Body
    • Obstacles to Mindfulness
    • Mindfulness to help with difficult emotions
    • Loving/Kindness
    • Working with difficult thoughts

    Class Structure 
    This class meets weekly for an hour and half per week for six weeks. Students will complete daily home practice meditation assignments starting at five minutes a day and working up to 20 minutes daily by the end of the course.

    Who should take this class?
    Helpful for people of all backgrounds and religions. Anyone who is interested to reduce stress and learn the techniques of Mindfulness meditation.

    Teacher
    Joel McNenny

    Location and Parking Instructions
    This class will take place in Tarzana at: 19100 Ventura Blvd #5, Los Angeles, CA 91356. Parking is free and there no time limits in the front after 6:00pm. There are also plenty of free parking in the lot behind Tarzana Cultural Center. When you arrive at the shopping center go to the second floor and go all the way to the East side of the building. Go into the hallway and we will be the last door on the right.

    Refund, Make-up and Cancellation Policy
    Class Refunds must be requested before 5pm on Friday of the first week of class. There will be a $25 administrative fee. After the first Friday we cannot give refunds. Refunds should be requested by emailing: register@perfectlyhere.org. Perfectly Here reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified in advance of the class. No refunds or credits are given to registrant “no-shows”.

    If you miss a class, you may make it up during a current series or the series immediately following. No refund or prorate will be issued for missed classes. Students may Postpone a class. In this case, credit towards a future class will be provided if a registrant notifies us by phone or email in advance of 5pm on Friday of the first week of the class series. Future class must be made up on the class immediately following the missed class series. (For example: if postponing a May/June class series you will have to use your credit and enroll in the July/August class series)

    What to Bring
    All you need is comfortable clothing. Chairs and cushions are provided.

    Class Capacity
    We allow no more than 25 students per class.

    Pricing
    We offer special pricing for Seniors (+65) and Students. First Responders, Veterans and their families may attend free of charge thanks to our generous donors to the Mindfulness for First Responders/Veterans Campaign. Please contact us for this information.

    Time and Date
    This class is offered at three different times this semester:

    100 – Wednesday, May 31 – July 5 from 9:00am to 10:30am