“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” — Maya Angelou
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Wednesday evenings, April 17th – June 5th, 7:30 – 9:30
Mindfulness involves paying attention to your present experience, including your thoughts, emotions and sensory experiences. Mindfulness helps you to be more accepting of what’s happening and struggle less with your experience.
A growing body of scientific research on mindfulness has demonstrated a wide range of benefits, including:
Psychological: reduces stress, anxiety and depression.
Mental: increases your ability to focus and improves your memory.
Physical: helps you eat and sleep better, boosts your body’s immune system and helps you deal with physical pain.
Social: enhances relationships, helping you communicate better and feel more accepting of yourself and others, and feel more optimistic about your relationships.
In this 8-week series, Domonick will share the neuroscience behind how mindfulness can change your brain to be more peaceful and less reactive. (Research has found that this training increases the density of gray matter in brain regions linked to learning, memory, emotion regulation, and empathy). Further, you will receive support in developing a home meditation practice.
You will leave the course with new tools to help deal with your stress more peacefully and to meet yourself and others with greater kindness and acceptance.
“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world … as in being able to remake ourselves.” — Mohandas K. Gandhi.
Cost: $375 by March 15th, $425 after March 15th.
Location: Namaste Yoga, Rockridge. Oakland.
Register: with Namaste Yoga.