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Intro to Mindfulness

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4-week Intro Course

Begins April 30

CLASS IS FULL - Please email Allison to be added to a waitlist: allisonpeet@gmail.com

 

If you’re curious about learning how to meditate and begin an on-going, personal mindfulness practice, come join this experiential educational class.

 

Discover the healing power of mindfulness by learning various meditation and breathing techniques, mindful movement, and self-compassion. Uncover the power of the present moment to respond to life more deliberately and access your own authority and authenticity. No prior meditation experience necessary and no floor sitting is required. Lead by Allison Peet, a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor, registered yoga teacher and certified Buteyko Breathing Method instructor.

Daily home practice assignments will be offered and encouraged. We will sometimes use a free meditation app called Insight Timer, which will require you to download to your smartphone. Participants must have a smart phone to have access to this app. It is strongly encouraged that participants spend anywhere from 5-20 minutes per day practicing formal meditation on the 6 days in between our live meetings.

Use the code INTRO10 for $10 off when you register before April 16th!

Winter Course
OBJECTIVES

• Learn how to meditate and integrate a more wakeful presence in your daily life. 
• Increase mental performance and emotional intelligence. 
• Cultivate a sense of self-compassion and gentleness…in other words, how not to be such a jerk to yourself!

 
OUTCOMES

• Develop internal psychological resources for stress resilience. 
• Overcome obstacles to a regular mindfulness meditation practice. 
• Experience a quieter mind.

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HOW TO BEGIN

Beginning can be the hardest part to practicing mindfulness. Learn how to begin and maintain a regular self-care practice.

OVERCOME OBSTACLES

 

Overcome obstacles in your life to create a new habit of prioritizing self-care.

LIVE WITH AUTHENTICITY

Almost half our lives can be lived on auto-pilot. Discover how to live life as if it really matters. 
Because it does.

BUILD SELF-COMPASSION

 

Science proves self-compassion makes us more resilient to stress. Learn how to be gentle with yourself without losing 
your edge.

Spring Course: Begins April 30, 2024

CLASS IS FULL - Please email Allison to be added to a waitlist: allisonpeet@gmail.com
 

Class Dates & Times: Tuesdays, April 30 - May 21 (April 30, May 7, 14, 21) 6:00-7:30PM
Location: Central Fellowship Hall: 3829 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
Registration Deadline: April 23rd
Min/Max: 12/ 18
Class Overview

If you’re curious about learning how to meditate and begin an on-going, personal mindfulness practice, come join this experiential educational class. The group meets once per week for 4 weeks for 1.5 hours. Each class will offer teacher-lead meditation such as awareness of breathing, body scan, eating and walking meditation. Informal practices will be offered to bring a more wakeful presence into your day-to-day life that doesn't take more time. We will also explore didactic content around stress reactivity, how to respond to difficulty more wisely, learning about the states of our nervous systems, the neuroscience of mindfulness, and more. Daily home practice assignments will is strongly recommended to receive full benefit. We will sometimes use a free meditation app called Insight Timer, which will require you to download to your smartphone, although not required. Participants must have a smart phone to have access to this app. It is strongly encouraged that participants spend anywhere from 5-20 minutes per day practicing formal meditation on the 6 days in between our live meetings.

Tuition 

$135 (Use code INTRO10 when registering before 4/16/2024 to save $10)

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations made 7 or more days prior to date of first class: Full fee is transferable for use within 6 months from session start date. 
Cancellations made 24 to 72 hours prior to date of first class: 50% of full fee is transferable for use within 6 months from session start date. 
Less than 24 hours notice prior to date of first class, no shows, and withdrawing mid-class: Full fee is forfeited. 
If you pay via the online credit card system or Paypal and you request a refund, From Within Wellness, LLC will refund you the total amount less a 3% surcharge fee for credit card processing.

Spring Course
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