Date(s): Jan. 24 - Feb. 21
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm (Tuesdays)
**This class meets on Zoom**
This is the foundational class for developing a mindfulness meditation practice. You may have heard reports of the power of mindfulness to help you be more present in your life, tame anxiety, and develop the capacity to respond rather than react to the challenges in life. Whether you are looking for instruction in how to begin a mindfulness practice, wanting to refresh an existing practice or seeking more training in the basics of mindfulness after taking an applied mindfulness class, please consider joining us. We will explore developing and incorporating an effective and ongoing mindfulness practice in your life. Topics include:
- An overview of mindfulness
- Mindfulness of the body
- Obstacles to mindfulness
- Working with anxiety and difficult emotions
- Cultivating positive emotions
- Working with difficult thoughts
- Bringing mindfulness into daily life
Nico Cary (he/him) is a dharma and medicine path practitioner, mindfulness teacher, writer and interdisciplinary artist. He received his BA from UC Berkeley’s Interdisciplinary Studies Field School, specializing in cognitive linguistics. He is currently a Garrison Institute Fellow, and his multimedia installations on collective grieving processes have been featured at the Smithsonian and can now be seen as a part of The Healing Project at Yerba Center for the Arts in San Francisco. While engaged in a deeply fulfilling artistic career, Nico also proudly serves as a mindfulness facilitator for InsightLA and a teacher at Mindful USC. He is interested in the many different vocabularies of healing and the holding capacity of mindfulness, particularly as it relates to embodied activism and creative ecosystems.
Reservations are closed for this event. There is no waiting list.