Schedule

December 16, 2019
  • (P) Centering Prayer

    December 16, 2019  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Centering Prayer is one of the two main forms of Christian meditation practices, with the intention of sitting or resting quietly in the presence of God.  

    The Centering Prayer group, which meets Mondays from 1-2.  Newcomers are always welcome.  This group is free for members and donation based for non-members.

    Join us!

    Dr. Barbara Ray facilitates the group.  Dr. Ray,  a former professor of special education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, has practiced Centering Prayer for many years and was trained by Contemplative Outreach as a Centering Prayer facilitator in 2008.   

    Any interested person is invited.

    By Donation

    More Info: NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

  • (P) Meditation Mondays

    December 16, 2019  8:15 pm - 9:30 pm

    NO REGISTRATION NEEDED.

    About the Class

    This is a drop-in meditation class taught in a style that combines ancient meditation techniques with modern cognitive science. The intention of the class is to inform and inspire your meditation, with the ultimate goal of creating a consistent and rewarding practice. Each class consists of 15 minutes of instruction, 30 minutes of meditation, and 30 minutes of practice check-in. All meditation traditions and religious backgrounds are welcome. The class is by Dana (a Pali word meaning charity or generosity), with a suggested minimum of $5.

    About the Teacher

    Upasaka Upali (aka Paul) has been teaching meditation since 2014 and currently studies with Upasaka Culadasa, author of The Mind Illuminated. He teaches meditation to students from all over the world and especially loves connecting with local meditators in Chattanooga. You can learn more about Upali here: upalimeditation.com

December 17, 2019
  • Mindful Movement

    December 17, 2019  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    We will practice bringing awareness to our bodies, allowing our busy minds to rest as we settle into the present moment. This practice can increase the moments where we are more present to our experience in the here and now. From this place of mindful presence, we are able to invite greater well-being, personal growth, self-acceptance, self-compassion and joy.

    This class will provide you with the unique opportunity to discover different forms of mindful movement, such as Tai Chi, Qigong, and yoga, to cultivate a mind/body connection. There is no need for previous experience.

    Led by Mike Goins. 

    *This will replace our regular Tuesday morning yoga classes.

  • (D) POWER over Pain

    December 17, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    This weekly drop in program will offer participants information on how they can work with their chronic pain, empowering them with sensible advice, practical support and mindful practice, to help reduce their experience of chronic pain and regain control of their lives! Facilitated by Jason Therrien, a Doctor of Physical Therapy who is a certified specialist in pain.

December 18, 2019
  • Dream Group

    December 18, 2019  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    All dreams come in the service of health and wholeness.
    ~Jeremy Taylor

    "Working with dreams" means remembering and exploring the dreams with an eye to their symbolic meaning. Each one of us is uniquely blind to the deeper meanings of our own dreams, and group dream work helps us see what amazing gifts are there below the surface of their obvious appearance. Work with your dreams for personal growth, remembering one of the most important things Jung said about dreams and dreamwork: "It is not in understanding our dreams which brings about transformation, but the intensity with which we engage the images."

    A lunch time dream group will meet for 1 hour. Please bring a dream and be prepared to share a dream title.

    The group will choose one dream per session to explore in detail using the projective technique, The Haden Method.

    Members: FREE
    Non-members: $10

  • (D) Spring Forest Qigong Guided Practice Session

    December 18, 2019  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    The Spring Forest Qigong practice sessions are open to the public as well as to practitioners of qigong; no prior experience with qigong is necessary. The practice session varies from week to week but in general consists of a qigong exercise for one's well being, some techniques for helping oneself to heal from specific ailments (common to the time of year), and the session closes with a 15 -20 minute gentle healing meditation

    Facilitated by Eileen Meagher

    Eileen Meagher has been studying qigong since 2003 with Master Chunyi Lin, International Master of Qigong and Tai Chi and Creator of Spring Forest Qigong.  In 2009, she was certified as a Master Healer and Instructor of Levels I and II of Spring Forest Qigong.  She renewed her teaching certification in August of 2014. 

    For further information call her at 423-902-8380 or email her at [email protected]

    Members: FREE
    Non-members: $10

    More Info: NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

  • (D) Yoga Skill in Action

    December 18, 2019  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    As part of the Center’s Mindful Practice Program schedule, this class will follow a steady and peaceful rhythm of breath and body to practice the art of awareness, attention, and movement. Accessible for all levels of experience and designed to build connection, strength, and resilience in action.

    Led by Kelsey Burke.

    Kelsey is a yoga instructor and practitioner devoted to sharing the transformative power of this practice with every life she touches. The aim of her work is to bring people closer to the truth of who they are, using the physical practice of yoga as an entry point. For Kelsey, yoga is an experience; a way of being; a courageous journey that asks us to move towards discomfort rather than away; a practice of getting into our lives rather than escaping them.

    Kelsey completed her 200-hour training in the Para Yoga style under the guidance of Katie Silcox, and in January 2019 graduated from a 300-hour advanced studies program with master teacher Kelly Golden, founder and director of Vira Bhava Yoga. Come practice with Kelsey every Wednesday!

December 19, 2019
  • (D) Presence Yoga with Sue Reynolds

    December 19, 2019  10:15 am - 11:30 am

    Presence With Yoga offers a gentle and user friendly approach for those desiring a  slow style of yoga or who may have physical limitations. Benefits include ease of movement, strengthening and flexibility, focus and relaxation. Class ends with fifteen minutes of meditation.

    Facilitated by Sue Reynolds

    Sue Reynolds (RYT- E 500) began yoga practice in 1972. She has studied with many master teachers, earned several teaching certifications and has enjoyed introducing yoga to Chattanoogans for over three decades. Chattanooga's first yoga studio was opened by Sue in 1999.

    Members: FREE
    Non-members: $10

    Contact: Sue Reynolds
    Email: [email protected]
    More Info: NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

  • (D) Mindfulness Meditation

    December 19, 2019  5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    This class will focus on developing the skill of paying attention to our inner and outer experiences with acceptance, patience, and compassion. By intentionally practicing mindfulness, deliberately paying more careful moment-to-moment attention, we can live more fully and less on ‘automatic pilot,’ thus, being more present for our own lives. This class is appropriate for new as well as experienced meditators.

    Led by Janka Livoncova.

    Janka Livoncova has been practicing meditation since 1994 and teaching since 2004. Janka maintains a daily meditation practice and regularly attends meditation retreats. She is currently enrolled in the 2 year Community Dharma Leader Training Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California.

    Members: FREE
    Non-Members: $5

    More Info: NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

  • (P) Chattanooga Insight Meditation

    December 19, 2019  6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

    Chattanooga Insight is dedicated to the teaching and practice of meditation and mindfulness in the Insight/Vipassana tradition. Informed by Buddhism and other contemplative traditions, we will explore themes such as mindfulness, insight, daily life practice, and the transformative power of presence.

    Dharma leaders: Janka Livoncova and Rod Francis

    Donation Suggested

    To sign up for the newsletter, send an email to Janka at [email protected]

    Contact: Janka Livoncova
    Email: [email protected]

    More Info: NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

January 5, 2020
  • (D) Secular Meditation Meetup

    January 5, 2020  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Each meeting includes a period of quiet sitting meditation followed by discussion or reading on mindfulness topics from a perspective free of religious or supernatural beliefs but informed by positive humanist ideals. Discussions are peer-based in nature involving shared leadership responsibilities. Meditation practitioners of all experience levels, including beginners, are welcomed as are participants in other meditation groups, which this meetup
    should complement. There is no required fee for attendance, but small donations are accepted solely to reimburse the Center for Mindful Living for its generosity in making available meeting space.

    For questions, please feel free to reach out to Pat Lavin at [email protected]

  • Transformational Movement

    January 5, 2020  3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

    Candlelight Epiphany JourneyDance! Welcome the coming of the light with an illuminating dance. Let your inner wisdom guide you.

    JourneyDance™ is not about learning steps, it’s about revealing, recovering and re-discovering your natural intuitive movement. We activate imagination and utilize diverse forms of freestyle improvisational dance, yoga, ritual, theater, and shamanism to a soundtrack of inspiring world music, creating a barefoot ecstatic celebration of the human spirit. Led by Katharine Toledano, MDiv. No need to register in advance anymore! This will be considered a drop in class, so please plan to arrive early to grab a spot! Limited to 12 participants, so be sure to arrive early to get your spot! Now FREE for members! $10 for non-members. No need to register in advance.

January 6, 2020
  • (P) Centering Prayer

    January 6, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Centering Prayer is one of the two main forms of Christian meditation practices, with the intention of sitting or resting quietly in the presence of God.  

    The Centering Prayer group, which meets Mondays from 1-2.  Newcomers are always welcome.  This group is free for members and donation based for non-members.

    Join us!

    Dr. Barbara Ray facilitates the group.  Dr. Ray,  a former professor of special education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, has practiced Centering Prayer for many years and was trained by Contemplative Outreach as a Centering Prayer facilitator in 2008.   

    Any interested person is invited.

    By Donation

    More Info: NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

  • (P) Meditation Mondays

    January 6, 2020  8:15 pm - 9:30 pm

    NO REGISTRATION NEEDED.

    About the Class

    This is a drop-in meditation class taught in a style that combines ancient meditation techniques with modern cognitive science. The intention of the class is to inform and inspire your meditation, with the ultimate goal of creating a consistent and rewarding practice. Each class consists of 15 minutes of instruction, 30 minutes of meditation, and 30 minutes of practice check-in. All meditation traditions and religious backgrounds are welcome. The class is by Dana (a Pali word meaning charity or generosity), with a suggested minimum of $5.

    About the Teacher

    Upasaka Upali (aka Paul) has been teaching meditation since 2014 and currently studies with Upasaka Culadasa, author of The Mind Illuminated. He teaches meditation to students from all over the world and especially loves connecting with local meditators in Chattanooga. You can learn more about Upali here: upalimeditation.com

January 7, 2020
  • Mindful Movement

    January 7, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    We will practice bringing awareness to our bodies, allowing our busy minds to rest as we settle into the present moment. This practice can increase the moments where we are more present to our experience in the here and now. From this place of mindful presence, we are able to invite greater well-being, personal growth, self-acceptance, self-compassion and joy.

    This class will provide you with the unique opportunity to discover different forms of mindful movement, such as Tai Chi, Qigong, and yoga, to cultivate a mind/body connection. There is no need for previous experience.

    Led by Mike Goins. 

    *This will replace our regular Tuesday morning yoga classes.

  • (D) POWER over Pain

    January 7, 2020  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    This weekly drop in program will offer participants information on how they can work with their chronic pain, empowering them with sensible advice, practical support and mindful practice, to help reduce their experience of chronic pain and regain control of their lives! Facilitated by Jason Therrien, a Doctor of Physical Therapy who is a certified specialist in pain.

January 8, 2020
  • (D) Spring Forest Qigong Guided Practice Session

    January 8, 2020  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    The Spring Forest Qigong practice sessions are open to the public as well as to practitioners of qigong; no prior experience with qigong is necessary. The practice session varies from week to week but in general consists of a qigong exercise for one's well being, some techniques for helping oneself to heal from specific ailments (common to the time of year), and the session closes with a 15 -20 minute gentle healing meditation

    Facilitated by Eileen Meagher

    Eileen Meagher has been studying qigong since 2003 with Master Chunyi Lin, International Master of Qigong and Tai Chi and Creator of Spring Forest Qigong.  In 2009, she was certified as a Master Healer and Instructor of Levels I and II of Spring Forest Qigong.  She renewed her teaching certification in August of 2014. 

    For further information call her at 423-902-8380 or email her at [email protected]

    Members: FREE
    Non-members: $10

    More Info: NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

  • (D) Yoga Skill in Action

    January 8, 2020  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    As part of the Center’s Mindful Practice Program schedule, this class will follow a steady and peaceful rhythm of breath and body to practice the art of awareness, attention, and movement. Accessible for all levels of experience and designed to build connection, strength, and resilience in action.

    Led by Kelsey Burke.

    Kelsey is a yoga instructor and practitioner devoted to sharing the transformative power of this practice with every life she touches. The aim of her work is to bring people closer to the truth of who they are, using the physical practice of yoga as an entry point. For Kelsey, yoga is an experience; a way of being; a courageous journey that asks us to move towards discomfort rather than away; a practice of getting into our lives rather than escaping them.

    Kelsey completed her 200-hour training in the Para Yoga style under the guidance of Katie Silcox, and in January 2019 graduated from a 300-hour advanced studies program with master teacher Kelly Golden, founder and director of Vira Bhava Yoga. Come practice with Kelsey every Wednesday!

January 9, 2020
  • (D) Presence Yoga with Sue Reynolds

    January 9, 2020  10:15 am - 11:30 am

    Presence With Yoga offers a gentle and user friendly approach for those desiring a  slow style of yoga or who may have physical limitations. Benefits include ease of movement, strengthening and flexibility, focus and relaxation. Class ends with fifteen minutes of meditation.

    Facilitated by Sue Reynolds

    Sue Reynolds (RYT- E 500) began yoga practice in 1972. She has studied with many master teachers, earned several teaching certifications and has enjoyed introducing yoga to Chattanoogans for over three decades. Chattanooga's first yoga studio was opened by Sue in 1999.

    Members: FREE
    Non-members: $10

    Contact: Sue Reynolds
    Email: [email protected]
    More Info: NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

  • (D) Mindfulness Meditation

    January 9, 2020  5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    This class will focus on developing the skill of paying attention to our inner and outer experiences with acceptance, patience, and compassion. By intentionally practicing mindfulness, deliberately paying more careful moment-to-moment attention, we can live more fully and less on ‘automatic pilot,’ thus, being more present for our own lives. This class is appropriate for new as well as experienced meditators.

    Led by Janka Livoncova.

    Janka Livoncova has been practicing meditation since 1994 and teaching since 2004. Janka maintains a daily meditation practice and regularly attends meditation retreats. She is currently enrolled in the 2 year Community Dharma Leader Training Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California.

    Members: FREE
    Non-Members: $5

    More Info: NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

  • (P) Chattanooga Insight Meditation

    January 9, 2020  6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

    Chattanooga Insight is dedicated to the teaching and practice of meditation and mindfulness in the Insight/Vipassana tradition. Informed by Buddhism and other contemplative traditions, we will explore themes such as mindfulness, insight, daily life practice, and the transformative power of presence.

    Dharma leaders: Janka Livoncova and Rod Francis

    Donation Suggested

    To sign up for the newsletter, send an email to Janka at [email protected]

    Contact: Janka Livoncova
    Email: [email protected]

    More Info: NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

January 12, 2020
  • (D) Secular Meditation Meetup

    January 12, 2020  12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Each meeting includes a period of quiet sitting meditation followed by discussion or reading on mindfulness topics from a perspective free of religious or supernatural beliefs but informed by positive humanist ideals. Discussions are peer-based in nature involving shared leadership responsibilities. Meditation practitioners of all experience levels, including beginners, are welcomed as are participants in other meditation groups, which this meetup
    should complement. There is no required fee for attendance, but small donations are accepted solely to reimburse the Center for Mindful Living for its generosity in making available meeting space.

    For questions, please feel free to reach out to Pat Lavin at [email protected]

  • (D) The Heart of Aging with Wisdom: A Sage-ing Circle Series w/ Judith Pedersen-Benn

    January 12, 2020  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    What is a Sage-ing Circle Series?

    Sage-ing is a wisdom and vitality-based approach to living our lives, particularly at mid-age and beyond, with meaning and contribution. In Sage-ing we explore the stories, experiences and lessons accumulated throughout the journey of our lives in order to help us build a tapestry through which to celebrate and build upon as we design the years yet ahead.

    What is a Circle? In indigenous cultures, circles were the sacred gathering place for wise elders to hold and share important conversations and connection. Sage-ing Circles are where wise adults share important and powerful conversations about life. Personal, family, community, aging, and global issues are explored with wisdom, respect and compassion. The Heart of Aging with Wisdom and Vitality is a dynamic interactive program where many:

    find community
    explore wisdom
    become more spiritually and physically vital
    gain insights into life lessons
    develop a new perspective on healthy and conscious aging
    learn to navigate the second part of life with purpose, awareness, and celebration.

    Gathering is open to those who have completed the workshop.

    Suggested donation: $10Contact: Judith Pedersen-Benn
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 319-651-9722

    More Information on Sage-ing Series: http://centerformindfulliving.wildapricot.org/event-1923786 

January 13, 2020
  • (P) Centering Prayer

    January 13, 2020  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Centering Prayer is one of the two main forms of Christian meditation practices, with the intention of sitting or resting quietly in the presence of God.  

    The Centering Prayer group, which meets Mondays from 1-2.  Newcomers are always welcome.  This group is free for members and donation based for non-members.

    Join us!

    Dr. Barbara Ray facilitates the group.  Dr. Ray,  a former professor of special education at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, has practiced Centering Prayer for many years and was trained by Contemplative Outreach as a Centering Prayer facilitator in 2008.   

    Any interested person is invited.

    By Donation

    More Info: NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

  • (P) Meditation Mondays

    January 13, 2020  8:15 pm - 9:30 pm

    NO REGISTRATION NEEDED.

    About the Class

    This is a drop-in meditation class taught in a style that combines ancient meditation techniques with modern cognitive science. The intention of the class is to inform and inspire your meditation, with the ultimate goal of creating a consistent and rewarding practice. Each class consists of 15 minutes of instruction, 30 minutes of meditation, and 30 minutes of practice check-in. All meditation traditions and religious backgrounds are welcome. The class is by Dana (a Pali word meaning charity or generosity), with a suggested minimum of $5.

    About the Teacher

    Upasaka Upali (aka Paul) has been teaching meditation since 2014 and currently studies with Upasaka Culadasa, author of The Mind Illuminated. He teaches meditation to students from all over the world and especially loves connecting with local meditators in Chattanooga. You can learn more about Upali here: upalimeditation.com

January 14, 2020
  • Mindful Movement

    January 14, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    We will practice bringing awareness to our bodies, allowing our busy minds to rest as we settle into the present moment. This practice can increase the moments where we are more present to our experience in the here and now. From this place of mindful presence, we are able to invite greater well-being, personal growth, self-acceptance, self-compassion and joy.

    This class will provide you with the unique opportunity to discover different forms of mindful movement, such as Tai Chi, Qigong, and yoga, to cultivate a mind/body connection. There is no need for previous experience.

    Led by Mike Goins. 

    *This will replace our regular Tuesday morning yoga classes.

  • (D) POWER over Pain

    January 14, 2020  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    This weekly drop in program will offer participants information on how they can work with their chronic pain, empowering them with sensible advice, practical support and mindful practice, to help reduce their experience of chronic pain and regain control of their lives! Facilitated by Jason Therrien, a Doctor of Physical Therapy who is a certified specialist in pain.

January 15, 2020
  • Dream Group

    January 15, 2020  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    All dreams come in the service of health and wholeness.
    ~Jeremy Taylor

    "Working with dreams" means remembering and exploring the dreams with an eye to their symbolic meaning. Each one of us is uniquely blind to the deeper meanings of our own dreams, and group dream work helps us see what amazing gifts are there below the surface of their obvious appearance. Work with your dreams for personal growth, remembering one of the most important things Jung said about dreams and dreamwork: "It is not in understanding our dreams which brings about transformation, but the intensity with which we engage the images."

    A lunch time dream group will meet for 1 hour. Please bring a dream and be prepared to share a dream title.

    The group will choose one dream per session to explore in detail using the projective technique, The Haden Method.

    Members: FREE
    Non-members: $10

  • (D) Spring Forest Qigong Guided Practice Session

    January 15, 2020  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    The Spring Forest Qigong practice sessions are open to the public as well as to practitioners of qigong; no prior experience with qigong is necessary. The practice session varies from week to week but in general consists of a qigong exercise for one's well being, some techniques for helping oneself to heal from specific ailments (common to the time of year), and the session closes with a 15 -20 minute gentle healing meditation

    Facilitated by Eileen Meagher

    Eileen Meagher has been studying qigong since 2003 with Master Chunyi Lin, International Master of Qigong and Tai Chi and Creator of Spring Forest Qigong.  In 2009, she was certified as a Master Healer and Instructor of Levels I and II of Spring Forest Qigong.  She renewed her teaching certification in August of 2014. 

    For further information call her at 423-902-8380 or email her at [email protected]

    Members: FREE
    Non-members: $10

    More Info: NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

  • (D) Yoga Skill in Action

    January 15, 2020  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    As part of the Center’s Mindful Practice Program schedule, this class will follow a steady and peaceful rhythm of breath and body to practice the art of awareness, attention, and movement. Accessible for all levels of experience and designed to build connection, strength, and resilience in action.

    Led by Kelsey Burke.

    Kelsey is a yoga instructor and practitioner devoted to sharing the transformative power of this practice with every life she touches. The aim of her work is to bring people closer to the truth of who they are, using the physical practice of yoga as an entry point. For Kelsey, yoga is an experience; a way of being; a courageous journey that asks us to move towards discomfort rather than away; a practice of getting into our lives rather than escaping them.

    Kelsey completed her 200-hour training in the Para Yoga style under the guidance of Katie Silcox, and in January 2019 graduated from a 300-hour advanced studies program with master teacher Kelly Golden, founder and director of Vira Bhava Yoga. Come practice with Kelsey every Wednesday!