MINDFULNESS

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

 

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OPEN MEDITATION

Date: Wednesdays
Time: 12-1pm
Price: By donation to Open Door's Scholarship Fund

Open Door's studio space is open for personal reflection/meditation every  Wednesday from 12-1pm. Come as you are and stay as long as you wish. Cushions, chairs,  and floor space available.

For questions please email opendoorwrj@gmail.com


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Mindfulness & Self-Compassion: An Experiential Workshop

Instructor: Lisa Varno, RYT, M.M.Ed.
Date: Sunday, May 20
Time: 12:30-2:30pm
Price: $25 per participant if registered before May 13, $30 per participant if registered after May 13

  • Experience mindfulness and self-compassion practices to enrich your everyday life

  • Motivate yourself with kindness rather than self-criticism

  • Support yourself in the midst of challenging emotions

Join us for the fourth in our series of monthly mindfulness workshops with Lisa Varno, RYT, MMEd., at Open Door in White River Junction, VT! Discover a deeper mind/body/heart connection during this heart-felt experiential workshop focused on mindfulness and self-compassion. Gather together with a community of others as we explore mindful movement with heart-opening sequences, a guided loving-kindness meditation, reflective journaling, and opportunity for discussion. Special focus on the ways in which social comparison and competition act as barriers to human connection. 

Participants should wear comfortable, loose clothing. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat, blanket, journal, and pen. All are welcome—come as you are.

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Lisa Varno has been exploring contemplative practice in a variety of settings for over 25 years. Her professional experience ranges from teaching music, yoga, and mindfulness to students ranging from three to 85. Lisa creates a safe, relaxed and inviting space for participants to engage in their practice with a sense of curiosity, wonder, and grace.

For questions and registration, email Lisa at www.lisavarno.com/register.

 


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Mindfulness: An Four-Week Series

Instructor: Lisa Varno, RYT, M.M.Ed.
Date: Mondays, April 30-May 21
Time: 5:30-6:45pm
Price:  $120 ($100 early bird, if registered by April 27)

Gather with a community of individuals in a non-judgmental, supportive space, as we discuss, practice, and learn about mindful living during this season of renewal. This experience offers an opportunity for you to more deeply get to know yourself, provides you with specific exercises and tools to reduce stress and pain, and increases self-awareness and overall contentment. We'll explore the various attitudes of mindfulness including self-compassion, non-judgment, equanimity, self-reliance, and curiosity. Each class will incorporate guided meditation, instruction, and helpful tools you can take with you throughout your week. Participants are also invited to join with our community in a daily 10-15 minute live meditative practice from home via Zoom on weekdays. 

Lisa Varno has been exploring contemplative practice in a variety of settings for over 25 years. Her professional experience ranges from teaching music, yoga, and mindfulness to students ranging from three to 85. Lisa creates a safe, relaxed and inviting space for participants to engage in their practice with a sense of curiosity, wonder, and grace. She is studying Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction through the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School and recently created and directed the MBSR program at Confluence Behavioral Health. She currently offers weekly mindfulness classes and monthly mindfulness workshops at Open Door Integrative Wellness in White River Junction, VT. 

For more information or to register, email Lisa

 

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