Stress plays a big part in our everyday lives. Meditation helps us not only to recognize stress but also to minimize our reactivity to that stress. When you're able to change your relationship to stress and the ways it affects you, you'll have a lifelong tool you can use to help you reduce stress and lead a healthier, more balanced, and more fulfilling life.
The good news? Everyone can learn to meditate! This 4-week class teaches different skills of mindfulness & meditation along with accessible ways to include it in your daily life. You will learn a variety of ways to meditate so you can find what works best for you!
What is the structure of each class?
Each session will explore key skills and concepts of mindfulness. There will be time for instruction, practice, and discussion. You can share your experience & gain insight into new techniques to try, all while receiving encouragement & reassurance in a supportive group.
This course is for anyone...
- New or Curious about Mindfulness & Meditation
- Wants to start a meditation practice
- With a Meditation Practice
- Struggling with meditation
- Looking for a Refresher
Here's a Sneak Peek into Some of What You'll Learn...
Power of Meditation& Mindfulness:
- Learn how to notice & release thoughts
- Cultivate happiness
- Explore using acceptance as a tool to reduce stress
- Understand the Thinking Mind vs. Observing Mind
- Incorporate mindful activities into your daily life
- Tips to create & maintain your meditation practice
- Use an 'anchor' to focus your attention
- Body Scan
- Using a mantra (word) meditation
- Guided imagery
- And more!
While practicing yoga for many years, Wendy started a daily meditation practice in 2015 to help her manage stress. Meditation taught her to slow down & become present - two abilities that have been life-changing in so many ways. She loves to share her experiences to help others find peace in an otherwise stressful world.
Wendy’s teaching style is open and relaxed. Her classes are interactive, and she encourages participation. She wholeheartedly believes that everyone can meditate once you understand the basics: all it starts with is one breath at a time. Wendy enjoys teaching a variety of ways to meditate, knowing that one size does not fit all, to help you find the style and techniques that best support you.
Wendy earned her teaching certification from the Koru Mindfulness Center in 2020. The Koru Mindfulness program is an evidence-based curriculum designed at Duke University. Wendy has taught students of diverse ages, from young adults to senior citizens.