Schedule

April 8, 2020
  • (D NOW ONLINE! Mindfulness Meditation

    April 8, 2020  5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes.

    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

  • (D) NOW ONLINE: Yoga Skill in Action + Group Meditation

    April 8, 2020  6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes. 

    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. Followed by 15 minute group meditation. 

    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!

April 9, 2020
  • (D NOW ONLINE! Mindfulness Meditation

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

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes.

    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) NOW ONLINE: Chattanooga Insight Meditation

    April 9, 2020  6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

    This group has moved to meeting online until further notice. Please join them via  https://zoom.us/j/505438655 .

    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

April 13, 2020
  • NOW ONLINE! Mindful Moment Yoga

    April 13, 2020  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes. 

    Join us to take a mindful moment in the middle of your day! This mid-day yoga class mindfully links breath with movement to build energy, quiet the mind, and steady the body. Class is suitable for all levels and open to anyone with a desire to cultivate more presence throughout the day. 

    Led by Kelsey Burke. Learn more about Kelsey here.

  • NOW ONLINE! Meditation Mix

    April 13, 2020  6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes. 

    Join us for an unique opportunity to explore a mix of meditation styles from five different instructors. Whether you are new to meditation or want to expand your existing practice, we designed this class to help you access various ways to connect with the present moment, gain a greater sense of self awareness and receive support from practicing in community. Each Monday of the month you will be guided by a new instructor through a meditation that is reflective of their practice and teachings. The 45 minutes will consist of overview, guided instruction and time for questions/discussion. 

    - First Mondays: Mike Goins, Embracing Presence

    - Second Mondays: Julie Brown, Riding Your Emotional Waves

    - Third Mondays: Anthony Wiley/Roe Anderson: Zazen / Forgiveness Meditation

    - Fourth Mondays: Jann Sullivan: Lovingkindness Meditation

    - Fifth Mondays (in select months): Loren Clifford / Stephanie Wilkins: Daily Rituals

  • (P) NOW ONLINE: Meditation Mondays

    April 13, 2020  8:15 pm - 9:30 pm

    NO REGISTRATION NEEDED.

    MOVED TO ONLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: https://zoom.us/j/785548816

    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

April 14, 2020
  • NOW ONLINE: Mindful Movement

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

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes. 

    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)NOW ONLINE! POWER over Pain

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

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes. 

    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.

April 15, 2020
  • (D) NOW ONLINE! Dream Group

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

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes. 
    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 NOW ONLINE! Mindfulness Meditation

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

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes.

    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

  • (D) NOW ONLINE: Yoga Skill in Action + Group Meditation

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

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes. 

    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. Followed by 15 minute group meditation. 

    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!

April 16, 2020
  • (D NOW ONLINE! Mindfulness Meditation

    April 16, 2020  5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes.

    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) NOW ONLINE: Chattanooga Insight Meditation

    April 16, 2020  6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

    This group has moved to meeting online until further notice. Please join them via  https://zoom.us/j/505438655 .

    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

April 20, 2020
  • NOW ONLINE! Mindful Moment Yoga

    April 20, 2020  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes. 

    Join us to take a mindful moment in the middle of your day! This mid-day yoga class mindfully links breath with movement to build energy, quiet the mind, and steady the body. Class is suitable for all levels and open to anyone with a desire to cultivate more presence throughout the day. 

    Led by Kelsey Burke. Learn more about Kelsey here.

  • NOW ONLINE! Meditation Mix

    April 20, 2020  6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes. 

    Join us for an unique opportunity to explore a mix of meditation styles from five different instructors. Whether you are new to meditation or want to expand your existing practice, we designed this class to help you access various ways to connect with the present moment, gain a greater sense of self awareness and receive support from practicing in community. Each Monday of the month you will be guided by a new instructor through a meditation that is reflective of their practice and teachings. The 45 minutes will consist of overview, guided instruction and time for questions/discussion. 

    - First Mondays: Mike Goins, Embracing Presence

    - Second Mondays: Julie Brown, Riding Your Emotional Waves

    - Third Mondays: Anthony Wiley/Roe Anderson: Zazen / Forgiveness Meditation

    - Fourth Mondays: Jann Sullivan: Lovingkindness Meditation

    - Fifth Mondays (in select months): Loren Clifford / Stephanie Wilkins: Daily Rituals

  • (P) NOW ONLINE: Meditation Mondays

    April 20, 2020  8:15 pm - 9:30 pm

    NO REGISTRATION NEEDED.

    MOVED TO ONLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: https://zoom.us/j/785548816

    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

April 21, 2020
  • NOW ONLINE: Mindful Movement

    April 21, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes. 

    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.

  • The 3rd Tuesday Gathering

    April 21, 2020  11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    The 3rd Tuesday Gathering is a monthly group for women focusing on various topics of conversation around mindfulness in action. The intent is to create a welcoming, collaborative space for women to come together to explore each of their own unique mindfulness journeys and share their insights in community. Each month, someone within the group will share a different theme as a starter for group discussion. 

  • (D)NOW ONLINE! POWER over Pain

    April 21, 2020  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes. 

    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.

April 22, 2020
  • (D NOW ONLINE! Mindfulness Meditation

    April 22, 2020  5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes.

    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

  • (D) NOW ONLINE: Yoga Skill in Action + Group Meditation

    April 22, 2020  6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes. 

    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. Followed by 15 minute group meditation. 

    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!

April 23, 2020
  • (D NOW ONLINE! Mindfulness Meditation

    April 23, 2020  5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes.

    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) NOW ONLINE: Chattanooga Insight Meditation

    April 23, 2020  6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

    This group has moved to meeting online until further notice. Please join them via  https://zoom.us/j/505438655 .

    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

April 27, 2020
  • NOW ONLINE! Mindful Moment Yoga

    April 27, 2020  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes. 

    Join us to take a mindful moment in the middle of your day! This mid-day yoga class mindfully links breath with movement to build energy, quiet the mind, and steady the body. Class is suitable for all levels and open to anyone with a desire to cultivate more presence throughout the day. 

    Led by Kelsey Burke. Learn more about Kelsey here.

  • NOW ONLINE! Meditation Mix

    April 27, 2020  6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes. 

    Join us for an unique opportunity to explore a mix of meditation styles from five different instructors. Whether you are new to meditation or want to expand your existing practice, we designed this class to help you access various ways to connect with the present moment, gain a greater sense of self awareness and receive support from practicing in community. Each Monday of the month you will be guided by a new instructor through a meditation that is reflective of their practice and teachings. The 45 minutes will consist of overview, guided instruction and time for questions/discussion. 

    - First Mondays: Mike Goins, Embracing Presence

    - Second Mondays: Julie Brown, Riding Your Emotional Waves

    - Third Mondays: Anthony Wiley/Roe Anderson: Zazen / Forgiveness Meditation

    - Fourth Mondays: Jann Sullivan: Lovingkindness Meditation

    - Fifth Mondays (in select months): Loren Clifford / Stephanie Wilkins: Daily Rituals

  • (P) NOW ONLINE: Meditation Mondays

    April 27, 2020  8:15 pm - 9:30 pm

    NO REGISTRATION NEEDED.

    MOVED TO ONLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: https://zoom.us/j/785548816

    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

April 28, 2020
  • NOW ONLINE: Mindful Movement

    April 28, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes. 

    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)NOW ONLINE! POWER over Pain

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

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes. 

    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.

April 29, 2020
  • (D NOW ONLINE! Mindfulness Meditation

    April 29, 2020  5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes.

    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

  • (D) NOW ONLINE: Yoga Skill in Action + Group Meditation

    April 29, 2020  6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes. 

    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. Followed by 15 minute group meditation. 

    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!

April 30, 2020
  • (D NOW ONLINE! Mindfulness Meditation

    April 30, 2020  5:45 pm - 6:15 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    MOVED TO ONLINE! You will receive a Zoom meeting link in your confirmation email for you to access the class during it's regularly scheduled time. Please reach out to [email protected] if you didn't receive your login information before the event date. We will be in touch when we are able to return to in-person classes.

    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) NOW ONLINE: Chattanooga Insight Meditation

    April 30, 2020  6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

    This group has moved to meeting online until further notice. Please join them via  https://zoom.us/j/505438655 .

    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

May 3, 2020
  • (D) Secular Meditation Meetup

    May 3, 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

    May 3, 2020  4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

    Meet Your Inner Shaman-Take the time to voyage inward. Transformational movement that lets you hear from your most powerful inspiration-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. Limited to 12 participants, so be sure to arrive early to get your spot! Now FREE for members! $10 for non-members.

May 4, 2020
  • Open Community Meditation Sit Hours

    May 4, 2020  10:00 am - 5:30 pm

    We cleaned out the small studio to welcome daily, open community sit hours!
    Drop by the Center during any available hours to meditate, practice mindful movement or simple just be. This is a space created for you to use whenever you need it. You might be practicing alone or find other community members enjoying their own personal practice beside you. Included in membership, but non-members are also welcomed to use the space as a donation based offering.

  • Centering Prayer

    May 4, 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) NOW ONLINE: Meditation Mondays

    May 4, 2020  8:15 pm - 9:30 pm

    NO REGISTRATION NEEDED.

    MOVED TO ONLINE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: https://zoom.us/j/785548816

    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

May 5, 2020
  • Open Community Meditation Sit Hours

    May 5, 2020  10:00 am - 11:00 am

    We cleaned out the small studio to welcome daily, open community sit hours!
    Drop by the Center during any available hours to meditate, practice mindful movement or simple just be. This is a space created for you to use whenever you need it. You might be practicing alone or find other community members enjoying their own personal practice beside you. Included in membership, but non-members are also welcomed to use the space as a donation based offering.

  • (D) POWER over Pain

    May 5, 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.

  • Open Community Meditation Sit Hours

    May 5, 2020  1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    We cleaned out the small studio to welcome daily, open community sit hours!
    Drop by the Center during any available hours to meditate, practice mindful movement or simple just be. This is a space created for you to use whenever you need it. You might be practicing alone or find other community members enjoying their own personal practice beside you. Included in membership, but non-members are also welcomed to use the space as a donation based offering.

May 6, 2020
  • Open Community Meditation Sit Hours

    May 6, 2020  10:00 am - 3:30 pm

    We cleaned out the small studio to welcome daily, open community sit hours!
    Drop by the Center during any available hours to meditate, practice mindful movement or simple just be. This is a space created for you to use whenever you need it. You might be practicing alone or find other community members enjoying their own personal practice beside you. Included in membership, but non-members are also welcomed to use the space as a donation based offering.

  • (D) Dream Group - Not Meeting at This Time!

    May 6, 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

    May 6, 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

  • Wednesday Evening Group Meditation

    May 6, 2020  7:15 pm - 7:45 pm
    Center for Mindful Living, 400 E Main St #150, Chattanooga, TN 37408, USA

    This group meditation class combines simple breath work and guided meditations to bring students into a heightened state of inner awareness, clarity, and ease. Class is suitable for any level of practitioner. Join us beforehand for Yoga Skill in Action at 6pm, and prepare the body for this seated practice.

    *On the first Wednesday of each month, we will practice Yoga Nidra.

    Led by Kelsey Burke. Learn more about Kelsey here

May 7, 2020
  • Open Community Meditation Sit Hours

    May 7, 2020  10:00 am - 5:30 pm

    We cleaned out the small studio to welcome daily, open community sit hours!
    Drop by the Center during any available hours to meditate, practice mindful movement or simple just be. This is a space created for you to use whenever you need it. You might be practicing alone or find other community members enjoying their own personal practice beside you. Included in membership, but non-members are also welcomed to use the space as a donation based offering.

  • (D) Presence Yoga with Sue Reynolds

    May 7, 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

    May 7, 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) NOW ONLINE: Chattanooga Insight Meditation

    May 7, 2020  6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

    This group has moved to meeting online until further notice. Please join them via  https://zoom.us/j/505438655 .

    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