Special Series and Events

Grow Your Mindfulness Practice

Begin or deepen your mindfulness journey through our various courses and events today!

Special Series: The Art and Practice of Happiness

Next Session: Tuesdays from 6pm – 7:30pm on March 9, 16 and 30 and April 6 and 13, 2021 (Skipping March 23)

This 5-week course will focus on the practices of Lovingkindness, Compassion and Mindfulness. These practices strengthen self-confidence, self-acceptance and steadiness of the mind and heart. They reveal our inherent kindness. Practices of lovingkindness and compassion allow us to keep our hearts open in moments of struggle and suffering, while mindfulness allows us to see our experience clearly, discern options and make wise choices. You will learn the formal meditation practices that develop these qualities and their practical applications in your relationships with yourself, others and the rest of your life.

Each class will include guided meditations, experiential exercises, instructive talks and a group discussion. Every week you will receive homework suggestions to help you incorporate and skillfully apply the teachings and practices covered in the class into your daily life. Once the class starts you will receive access to the dedicated learning platform containing home practice materials including downloadable guided meditations and written handouts.

It is recommended that participants have completed Mindfulness for Beginners, MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and/or have a regular personal meditation practice prior to attending this offering.

Learn more about the science-based reasons to learn and practice Lovingkindness Meditation HERE

Led by Janka Livoncova. Learn more about Janka here.

There is a work-study scholarship available for those in need. Please call Janka at 423-488-5406 or email the Center at [email protected] to inquire.

**This course was formerly known as Cultivating the Heart of Love.

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Special Series: COVID Series–Addressing key issues that we are all facing during this challenging time.

Next Session:  last Saturday of each month through June.  See schedule below.

Join us for our COVID SERIES January-June 2021 offering once a month topics to address the key issues that we are facing due to the longevity of the global pandemic. Join us as we offer programs to help with managing stress, at home and parenting challenges, anxiety, depression, learning to communicate with more compassion and creating a mindful culture at home and at work strengthening our relationship with our self and with others through our personal and professional lives.

Series: COVID Series–Parenting in this Challenging Time with Sage Smith
Saturday, February 27 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Join us to learn ways to build resilience, self-compassion, and mindfulness into your parenting skills!

Series: COVID Series–Anxiety and Depression: Caring for Yourself in this Challenging Time
with Nickie Soufleris, MD and Julie L. Brown, LPC-MHSP
Saturday, March 27 from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Join Nickie and Julie to explore how anxiety and depression affect all of us, build resources to care for yourself and learn when to seek professional assistance.

Series: COVID Series–Create a mindful culture from home and while working with Stephanie Wilkins
Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
By bringing awareness and mindfulness to our self and our work we can gain clarity, make better decisions, become more productive and pay attention to the important things.

Series: COVID Series–Communication Practices for Real Life: Listening, responding, and growing through real life interactions with Maggie White
Saturday, May 22 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
We’ll explore components of non-violent communication set forth by Marshall Rosenberg and delve into daily practices/perspectives to support seeking connection over division in challenging times and stressful situations.

Series: COVID Series–Caring for our Youth: Chair Yoga & Mindful Practices for Youth with Roe Anderson
Saturday, June 26, from 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Join Roe Anderson as she guides youth in mindfulness practices with chair yoga techniques.

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