Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
"Mindfulness is about paying attention, moment by moment, without judgment or criticism. it is about letting go of the past and the uncertainty of the future"
This four week course is based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, a renowned spokesperson in the field of mindfulness, who developed a program called Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. In this condensed version of Jon Kabat-Zinn's program, you will learn formal practices such as the body scan, sitting meditation, walking and movement meditation (yoga); as well as informal practices, which you will be encouraged to incorporate into your day to day life. Benefits of regular practice include: becoming more present in every moment of your life; being better able to respond instead of react; and having a greater sense of overall well-being.
Please contact Emmanuelle Festas-Keogh AT 705-930-7977 prior to registering, to determine if this course is appropriate and beneficial for you at this time.
You can read more about the program from the place where it started: http://www.umassmed.edu/cfm/stress/index.aspx
Several research studies have proven the efficacy of mindfulness practice in reducing the symptoms of physical, mental and emotional stress. You can read a summary of recent research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School website.
Or, watch a 75 minute YouTube talk by John Kabat-Zinn (to employees at Google) on mindfulness.
Learn more about the Instructor, Emmanuelle Festas-Keogh (scroll down).
For more information about the MBSR Program at Wavelengths Yoga, please contact Emmanuelle Festas-Keogh at 705-930-7977.
Dates: Wednesday evenings: Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 8 Nov 15.
Time: 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Full day class/retreat on Sunday November 19 (9:00 to 5:00)
Cost: $135 including HST
To get the most out of this program, and to ensure that participants are well suited to the program, you must speak with the instructor prior to registering.
Once your registration has been approved, you can make your payment by either cash (at the registration evening), cheque, e-transfer, or online registration. Cheques can be made out to WAVELENGTHS, and mailed to:
2351 County Rd. 45, Box 392
Norwood, ON, K0L 2V0
For online registration, click on the "buy now" link which will take you to PayPal. YOU DO NOT NEED A PAYPAL ACCOUNT TO REGISTER ONLINE. Click on the credit card icon on the PayPal page to pay by the card of your choice. $5 service fee is added to PayPal payments.
Or, send an e-transfer for $135 to firstname.lastname@example.org