Schedule

January 27, 2020
  • (P) Meditation Mondays

    January 27, 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 28, 2020
  • Mindful Movement

    January 28, 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 28, 2020  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    Discover your own POWER over pain! Connect with your inner resources to help manage your pain in a more emPOWERed way. 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.

  • (W) MBSR

    January 28, 2020  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a scientifically validated, secular, intensive 8-week course designed to empower participants through meditative awareness to take an active role in the management of their own health and wellness. MBSR teaches the practice of mindfulness through meditation, yoga, and awareness brought into our everyday lives. This course was pioneered by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. and Saki Santorelli, Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and completely revised in 2014. Currently, there are over 200 medical centers and many other health related organizations  in the United States and Europe that teach MBSR programs. More information about some of the recent research into the health benefits of MBSR is availableHERE

January 29, 2020
  • (D) Spring Forest Qigong Guided Practice Session

    January 29, 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 29, 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 30, 2020
  • (D) Presence Yoga with Sue Reynolds

    January 30, 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 will include 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 30, 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 30, 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

February 2, 2020
  • (D) Secular Meditation Meetup

    February 2, 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] or Rich Worth at [email protected] 

  • Transformational Movement

    February 2, 2020  4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

    Hearts on  Fire- Come hear from your own heart.  Let long held emotions and stagnant beliefs warm and melt as we move to a soundtrack of world music.

    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. Limited to 12 participants, so be sure to arrive early to get your spot! Now FREE for members! $10 for non-members. 

    February 3, 2020
    • Centering Prayer

      February 3, 2020  1:15 pm - 2:15 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.  

      Newcomers are always welcome.  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.   

      $10, free for members.

      Register in advance under our Weekly Classes tab on the website!

    • (P) Meditation Mondays

      February 3, 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

    February 4, 2020
    • Mindful Movement

      February 4, 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

      February 4, 2020  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
      Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

      Discover your own POWER over pain! Connect with your inner resources to help manage your pain in a more emPOWERed way. 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.

    • (W) MBSR

      February 4, 2020  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

      Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a scientifically validated, secular, intensive 8-week course designed to empower participants through meditative awareness to take an active role in the management of their own health and wellness. MBSR teaches the practice of mindfulness through meditation, yoga, and awareness brought into our everyday lives. This course was pioneered by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. and Saki Santorelli, Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and completely revised in 2014. Currently, there are over 200 medical centers and many other health related organizations  in the United States and Europe that teach MBSR programs. More information about some of the recent research into the health benefits of MBSR is availableHERE

    February 5, 2020
    • (D) Dream Group

      February 5, 2020  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

      Dream Group - Facilitated by Susan Smartt and Lisa Harrison

      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

      More Info: NO REGISTRATION NEEDED

    • (D) Spring Forest Qigong Guided Practice Session

      February 5, 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

      February 5, 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!

    February 6, 2020
    • (D) Presence Yoga with Sue Reynolds

      February 6, 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 will include 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

      February 6, 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

      February 6, 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

    February 9, 2020
    • (D) Secular Meditation Meetup

      February 9, 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] or Rich Worth at [email protected] 

    February 10, 2020
    • Centering Prayer

      February 10, 2020  1:15 pm - 2:15 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.  

      Newcomers are always welcome.  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.   

      $10, free for members.

      Register in advance under our Weekly Classes tab on the website!

    • (P) Meditation Mondays

      February 10, 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

    February 11, 2020
    • Mindful Movement

      February 11, 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

      February 11, 2020  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
      Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

      Discover your own POWER over pain! Connect with your inner resources to help manage your pain in a more emPOWERed way. 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.

    • (W) MBSR

      February 11, 2020  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

      Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a scientifically validated, secular, intensive 8-week course designed to empower participants through meditative awareness to take an active role in the management of their own health and wellness. MBSR teaches the practice of mindfulness through meditation, yoga, and awareness brought into our everyday lives. This course was pioneered by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. and Saki Santorelli, Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and completely revised in 2014. Currently, there are over 200 medical centers and many other health related organizations  in the United States and Europe that teach MBSR programs. More information about some of the recent research into the health benefits of MBSR is availableHERE

    February 12, 2020
    • (D) Riding Your Inner Waves

      February 12, 2020  12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

      Do you ever feel overwhelmed by your emotions?  Have you noticed that becoming more aware and conscious doesn't necessarily offer you emotional relief?  Join us the second Wednesday of each month 12 to 12:45pm to open to self-compassion, nurture your body, and learn to be more nimble with your feeling states.  We will limit discussions to the practice without reference to the content or story of the emotional response to ensure your privacy and to keep the practice educational, not intentionally therapeutic in nature.  Please join us to enrich and deepen your practice and enjoy the benefits of community.

      "Riding Your Inner Waves" practice will be facilitated by Julie L. Brown, LPC-MHSP, a Vanderbilt trained therapist with over 20 years experience working with trauma, emotions and contemplative practices.

    • (D) Spring Forest Qigong Guided Practice Session

      February 12, 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

      February 12, 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!

    February 13, 2020
    • (D) Presence Yoga with Sue Reynolds

      February 13, 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 will include 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

      February 13, 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

      February 13, 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

    February 14, 2020
    • Bowen Family Systems Theory Lunch and Learn

      February 14, 2020  11:30 am - 1:00 pm

      Triangles: How Our Primary Triangle Predicts Relationship Patterns
      Nora Bernhardt, facilitator

      Free for Members of Center for Mindful Living or $10 donation at the door!

    February 16, 2020
    • (D) Secular Meditation Meetup

      February 16, 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] or Rich Worth at [email protected] 

    • Singing Circle

      February 16, 2020  3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

      Mark your calendars and plan to join us the third Sunday of the month for this inter-generational, non-auditioned, community Singing Circle to promote peace with yourself, others and the world around you. Singing Circles have a long and diverse tradition that allows communities to celebrate, grieve, share and connect with one another. This deeply human practice of making music together through songs taught in the oral tradition is open to all who love music and song regardless of age or ability. Beginners and more experienced lovers of music are all welcome! We won't be reading music as songs are taught by a repetitive call and response method that makes learning simple, fun, and even meditative for everyone. Who knows, you might hum or sing your way through your week as a result of spending time singing!

      No need to register! Suggested donation of $10. Children under 13 are free!

      Naomi Self is a Chattanooga native and lover of music who sings regularly and passionately. Along with her husband and 3 children, she has regularly attended Family Camp at The Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY where she has shared in the art of creating community through exploring songs, rhythms, chants, and harmonies in the Singing in the Stream workshop led by Maggie Wheeler and Emile Hassan Dyer. Naomi longs for a world in which we listen deeply to one another, celebrate diversity, and promote peace and justice as together we create thoughtful melodies and harmonies that make our lives and our world a more nurturing space for all.

    February 17, 2020
    • Centering Prayer

      February 17, 2020  1:15 pm - 2:15 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.  

      Newcomers are always welcome.  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.   

      $10, free for members.

      Register in advance under our Weekly Classes tab on the website!

    • (P) Meditation Mondays

      February 17, 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

    February 18, 2020
    • Mindful Movement

      February 18, 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

      February 18, 2020  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
      Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

      Discover your own POWER over pain! Connect with your inner resources to help manage your pain in a more emPOWERed way. 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.

    • (W) MBSR

      February 18, 2020  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

      Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a scientifically validated, secular, intensive 8-week course designed to empower participants through meditative awareness to take an active role in the management of their own health and wellness. MBSR teaches the practice of mindfulness through meditation, yoga, and awareness brought into our everyday lives. This course was pioneered by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. and Saki Santorelli, Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and completely revised in 2014. Currently, there are over 200 medical centers and many other health related organizations  in the United States and Europe that teach MBSR programs. More information about some of the recent research into the health benefits of MBSR is availableHERE

    February 19, 2020
    • Dream Group

      February 19, 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

      February 19, 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

      February 19, 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!

    February 20, 2020
    • (D) Presence Yoga with Sue Reynolds

      February 20, 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 will include 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

      February 20, 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

      February 20, 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

    February 23, 2020
    • (D) Secular Meditation Meetup

      February 23, 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] or Rich Worth at [email protected] 

    February 24, 2020
    • Centering Prayer

      February 24, 2020  1:15 pm - 2:15 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.  

      Newcomers are always welcome.  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.   

      $10, free for members.

      Register in advance under our Weekly Classes tab on the website!

    • (P) Meditation Mondays

      February 24, 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

    February 25, 2020
    • Mindful Movement

      February 25, 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

      February 25, 2020  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
      Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

      Discover your own POWER over pain! Connect with your inner resources to help manage your pain in a more emPOWERed way. 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.

    • (W) MBSR

      February 25, 2020  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

      Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a scientifically validated, secular, intensive 8-week course designed to empower participants through meditative awareness to take an active role in the management of their own health and wellness. MBSR teaches the practice of mindfulness through meditation, yoga, and awareness brought into our everyday lives. This course was pioneered by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. and Saki Santorelli, Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and completely revised in 2014. Currently, there are over 200 medical centers and many other health related organizations  in the United States and Europe that teach MBSR programs. More information about some of the recent research into the health benefits of MBSR is availableHERE

    February 26, 2020
    • (D) Spring Forest Qigong Guided Practice Session

      February 26, 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

      February 26, 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!

    February 27, 2020
    • (D) Presence Yoga with Sue Reynolds

      February 27, 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 will include 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

      February 27, 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