Establish Your Practice
In this 4 week series, you will learn how to incorporate mindfulness meditation into your life. The aim of these four sessions will be to:
Develop an anchoring practice which can be used in any situation to calm and stabilize the mind
Deepen our experience of breathing, lessen stress, and increase happiness
Learn how emotions and thoughts influence our experience of life
Gain confidence in formal meditation practice; therefore, gradually increasing time and consistency
Emily Horn is a mindfulness expert and teacher trainer who develops programs and support structures for people dedicated to living a wholehearted life in the modern world. She's authorized to teach meditation and retreats by Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Insight Meditation Society, and InsightLA. Emily was personally mentored by Jack Kornfield, P.h.D and Trudy Goodman, P.h.D. She's worked in various contemplative education environments including Buddhist Geeks and is now a co-founder of the Heart of Insight Collective. Emily has been called a “power player of the mindfulness movement" by Wired Magazine. For her, the spiritual journey is simply learning to dance with all of this human experience: from transcendence to dirty dishes, evolutionary edges to ancient roots, solitary practice to deepening relationships.
Thursdays in November: 1, 18th, 15th, & 29, 5:30pm-6:30pm
*no meeting November 22nd
Twin City Hive’s Community Room, 301 Brookstone Ave, Suite 300
Sliding Scale $60-120
How long should I meditate for?
Throughout this 4 week class, we will dynamically steer the length of time you will commit to practicing.
Do I need to sit on a meditation cushion?
No. This class will begin with instructions for sitting in a chair.
Do you have to be buddhist to practice mindfulness?
No, the practices taught in this class are secular. This means that you are welcome to bring your belief system with you.
Is this a religious practice?
These practices originate in the Buddhist Wisdom tradition and will draw at times from buddhist psychology. Therefore, if you want to practice in a religious way, you may choose to do this. However, you may also choose to practice in a spiritual way and draw from the world’s many other wisdom traditions. Please know, this class will also incorporate science, so various view points are welcome.