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    September 15, 2016 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    201: Part II: Managing Obstacles to Mindfulness

    Monday, Aug 5 to Sept 16 from 11am to 1pm (Labor Day, Sept 2nd, OFF)


    In the beginning of learning Mindfulness meditation, you learn simple methods of keeping to the breath and coming back to it over and over. However, it is not easy for most to stay focused on the breath or other objects of meditation. One can get distracted by physical pain, the monkey mind, restlessness, aversion, sleepiness and doubt.  The Managing Obstacles to Mindfulness class focuses on how to manage obstacles that get in the way of continuing with meditation, peacefulness and being Mindful during the day. Obstacles to Mindfulness and meditation are the same obstacles we encounter in every aspect of life and in our relationship to all things.  Lethargy, restlessness, aversion, craving and doubt are major obstacles that start to grow in our psyche from childhood.  Learning to recognize and manage these obstacles will enhance your ability to be Mindful, present and peaceful under any circumstance.


    Attendance in an Introduction to Mindfulness, MAPs I or equivalent mindfulness practice or class with permission from our instructor. If you have not taken a MAPs I class, please email the instructor a brief description of your equivalent experience to manijeh@perfectlyhere.org before class start date.


    Dr. Manijeh Motaghy – A Founder, Executive / Program Director at Perfectly Here. She is the Founder and CEO of Mindful Business Institute. Manijeh is an Authorized Mindfulness teacher through UCLA MARC, a member of the International Mindfulness Teachers Association and holds a Doctorate in Psychology of Organization Management Consulting. For more on her bio, click on her name above.

    Location & Parking:

    6914 Canby Ave, Suite 103 Reseda, CA 91335 – The venue is in a business plaza with US Fitness center.  There are plenty of FREE Parking. Please arrive a few minutes early to your first session so that you can find the place and settle in.

    Refund, Make-up and Cancellation Policy

    Class Refunds must be requested seven days prior to the first week of class. There will be a $25 administrative fee. After this date we cannot give refunds. Please request refunds by emailing: register@perfectlyhere.org. Perfectly Here reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrolment. We will notify registrants in advance of the class and provide full refund. 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 any future class will be provided if a registrant notifies us by 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 enrol 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.


    See prices below. We offer special pricing for seniors (+65), students, veterans and first-responders. We are a non-profit 501C3 organization. So, please consider covering the cost of the merchant fees when you pay for the class. If you feel inclined to help us provide scholarships through our charities please make an extra contribution when making final payment. Your generosity will bring you joy and benefit the world, including yourself, in immeasurable ways.