This class is for anyone who is interested in using mindfulness and meditation in their daily lives. The practice will draw from the wisdom of many meditation techniques and styles, but it will predominantly focus on Vipassana. Vipassana simply means to see things as they really are. The format for the class is to gather and greet each other, have some very simple instruction on how to meditate, to have a meditation practice session for 20-30 minutes, and to close with a gratitude circle. No prior meditation experience is necessary. You are welcome to sit on the floor, on a chair, or to lie down. There are mats, bolsters, and chairs onsite. You are also welcome to bring your own. All abilities welcome
About Beth Smith:
Beth began practicing meditation almost four years ago, mostly according to the Buddhist Vipassana tradition. Beth finds meditation profoundly helpful to quiet her mind and to bring more compassion to befriending her inner life. In her experience, meditating with other people only enriches the experience. Beth appreciates all forms of spiritual practice and she has a lot of faith in people’s ability to find something that works for them. She looks forward to sharing this group with her friends and colleagues.
Beth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who also has a background in Early Childhood Development and Child Life. She works at Through the Looking Glass, primarily as a clinical supervisor. Beth is an avid cyclist, scuba diver, and swimmer, thanks, in large part, to BORP. Beth can be reached at 510-517-7259 or at email@example.com.
About Nikki Brown-Booker:
Nikki has been practicing meditation over the last ten years, but does not feel like an expert in any way. Nikki uses meditation and mindfulness as a way to help her relax and stay centered in a busy world.
Nikki is a licensed marriage and family therapist who use mindfulness techniques in her work with children and adults. She works at Through the Looking Glass as a family clinician and also has a small private practice in Oakland.
If you have any questions or concerns prior to attending, please call or email Nikki Brown-Booker at 510-435-7161 or firstname.lastname@example.org