Training in the moment-by-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, relationships and environment


Morning Meditation
Date: Thursdays, beginning September 13
Instructor: Lisa Varno
Price: By donation to Open Door's Scholarship Fund

Join us for weekly meditations led by Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction trained practitioner Lisa Varno. Cushions and chairs are provided, and sitting meditation will alternate with mindful walking meditation. All are welcome!  

"Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment. We feel more alive. We also gain immediate access to our own powerful inner resources for insight, transformation, and healing." -Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D

For questions please email Lisa at  lisa.varno@gmail.com

Mindfulness: Tools for an Unburdened Life


Date: Wednesdays, January 30- March 13 (no class February 20th)
Time: 6-7:15pm
Presenter: Nick Doolittle
Price: $120 with registration before January 23rd, $150 after

Learn how to eliminate patterns of stress, reactivity, and anxiety in your life.  In this class, open to all experience levels, we will learn about the theory and practice of mindfulness techniques from a variety of traditions, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR),  Buddhism, and therapeutic models.  This class is for those particularly interested in going beyond themes of soothing, coping, or relaxation, to establish deeper and more authentic change in their lives.  The class will be a mix of instruction, discussion, and in-class exercises and practices.

Class will proceed with a minimum of 6 students enrolled, and will be limited to a maximum of 12.

Contact Nick Doolittle at 724-466-4253 or nickdoolittle@gmail.com for more information or to register.


Seasonal P.A.U.S.E. (2019)
Back to Basics: Reclaiming the Elemental Self

Dates: January 17, March 21, June 20, September 19 & November 21
Presenter: Angelique Priscilla, PT
Price: $20 per class, $90 for 5-class series

Pause in presence and breathe; rest; listen; be aware.
Allow inner truth to flow.
Uncover your inner knowing.
Simply rest in the vastness, BE.
Enjoy yourself, and enliven your Self.

Hour and a half gatherings seasonally to connect into the energy flows in the body for each particular season. Gathering/sharing in circle, Guided meditation, guiet time for rest and integration. Bring what you need to be comfortable seated or laying down. Bring a journal if you like. Bring something to place in the center of the circle that represents the particular season, as an honoring.

Angelique Priscilla PT has been providing integrative manual therapy in the Upper Valley for 35+ years, the last 17 of which have been in her home practice in Wilder. She is a 1980 UVM graduate with a BS in Physical Therapy. More about Angelique at http://www.angeliquepriscilla.com

For questions or to register, email Angelique Priscilla at peace@angeliquepriscilla.com

Mindfulness Coaching with Lisa Varno
Mindfulness coaching helps you develop and enhance the skill of mindfulness using the key principles of non-judgment, openness, acceptance, curiosity, and compassion.

Mindfulness is a simple and direct practice of moment-to-moment observation of the mind-body process through calm and focused awareness without judgment. Dispassionately observing your mental processes allows great insight into habitual ways of thinking, and it has a profound power to alleviate stress and suffering. Rather than rehearsing or rehashing our lives, we can allow ourselves to live in the here and now.


$75 for 60 minutes
$40 for 30 minutes

For questions or to schedule a session,
email Lisa at lisa.varno@gmail.com