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    September 14, 2016 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    UCLA Mindfulness MAPS I: For Daily Living

    Six Sat, Jan 16 – Feb 20

    12 – 2 pm (PST, US & Canada time)

    Mindful Awareness Practices are the signature educational programs of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. These six-week class series are open to the public and all UCLA staff, faculty, and students. The classes lay the foundation for students to understand the basic principles of mindfulness, develop a personal meditation practice, and to apply the principles in their daily life on an ongoing basis.

    Each class is a combination of lecture, practice, and group feedback and discussion. MAPs are taught in the context of a supportive community environment with classes no larger than 30-40 students. Students report that the group support was one of the most helpful and inspiring aspects of the class. Our MAPs instructors have years of personal experience practicing mindfulness and teaching it nationally and internationally. MAPs is helpful for people of all backgrounds and religions. These classes are suitable for ages 16 and over.

    What you will Practice:
    • Sitting meditation
    • Eating meditation
    • Daily life meditations
    • Relational mindfulness
    • Walking meditation
    • Standing meditation
    • Movement meditation
    • Practices to develop positive emotion
    Course Content:
    • Overview of Mindfulness
    • Mindfulness of the Body
    • Obstacles to Mindfulness
    • Mindfulness to help with Physical Pain with Difficult Emotions
    • Cultivating Positive Emotions
    • Working with Difficult Thoughts
    • Mindful Interactions

    Class Structure 
    MAPs classes meet weekly for two hours 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. Students will receive a complimentary Home Practice CD and a copy of the book Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness.

    Who should take this class?
    This course is an excellent introduction to mindfulness for beginners. MAPs class lays the foundation for daily meditation practice and provides insight into the basics of mindfulness and how it can be applied to daily life. It is also appropriate for an experienced practitioner who wishes to revitalize his/her practice. MAPs is helpful for people of all backgrounds and religions.

    Dr. Manijeh Motaghy – Founder, Program Director, and Teacher at Perfectly Here. She is an Authorized Mindfulness teacher through UCLA MARC and holds a Doctorate in Psychology of Organization Management.

    Location: Zoom – you will receive the link to register for Zoom class upon completing your payment.

    Refund, Make-up, and Cancellation Policy
    Class Refunds must be requested before 5 pm, 7 days from the first week of class. There will be a $25 administrative fee to issue refunds. After this date, we cannot give refunds. Refunds should be requested by emailing: info@perfectlyhere.org. Perfectly Here reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrolment. 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 immediately following. No refund or prorate will be issued for missed classes. Students may postpone an entire class. In this case, credit towards a future class will be provided if a registrant notifies us b email in advance of 5 pm, 7 days before the first week of the class series. Future class must be made up during 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). The credit will be lost after this opportunity.

    We offer special COVID 19 pricing.