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Mindfulness & Meditation

Having a life well lived is essential for everyone to thrive. It is more than surviving. According the CDC, “In simple terms, well-being can be described as judging life positively and feeling good.” This generally includes global judgments of life satisfaction and positive emotional responses, such as happiness, awe and joy. A few keys to well-being are social connection, compassion for ourselves and others, mindfulness and kindness. Eastern practices courses are time-honored traditions of wellness from non-Western cultures. Courses in this area are designed for a meaningful impact on well-being. These courses may be repeated semester to semester or to discover a new wellness strategy.

Mindfulness and Meditation - Upcoming Classes

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We live in a time when meditation and mindfulness are becoming widespread, teaching us tools for tapping into our capacity for authentic living, stronger relationships, fulfilling work, increased well‐being and embracing our lives with loving presence. This class teaches a range of mindfulness practices and practical ways to bring mindfulness into your internal and external environment. Instructor: Aparna Levine

Section Spring 3

06611
$135
02/18/2020 - 03/24/2020
Tue 7:00 PM ‐ 7:45 PM
Aparna Levine
Yogasaar Studio ‐ Nob Hill

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We live in a time when meditation and mindfulness are becoming widespread, teaching us tools for tapping into our capacity for authentic living, stronger relationships, fulfilling work, increased well‐being and embracing our lives with loving presence. This class teaches a range of mindfulness practices and practical ways to bring mindfulness into your internal and external environment. Instructor: Aparna Levine

Section Spring 4

06611
$135
02/20/2020 - 03/26/2020
Thu 7:00 PM ‐ 7:45 PM
Aparna Levine
Yogasaar Studio ‐ Nob Hill

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Deepen your mindfulness meditation practice with a full day of mindfulness from the Mindfulness‐Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. Expand your capacity for stress reduction, pain management and increased overall well‐being with this day‐long retreat. Retreats and longer periods of mindfulness practice help us to sustain and deepen our mindfulness practice and intention, resulting in an ability to better contend with difficulty, increased resilience and enhanced quality of life. Take time for yourself and enjoy a day of mindfulness meditation practices including sitting meditation, gentle stretching, walking meditation and mindful eating to increase your ability to be present moment to moment in every aspect of your life. NOTE: Required Prerequisite: Mindfulness‐Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) eight‐week course.

Section Spring 1

06602
$25
02/29/2020
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 3:00 PM
Caroline Orcutt
CE South Building

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Become acquainted with the practice of mindfulness as developed by Jon Kabat‐Zinn for the Stress Reduction Clinic at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. This secular, scientific, evidence‐based mindfulness practice has become widely accepted for stress reduction, pain management, improved communication and increased well‐being. Get an overview of what to expect from the eight‐week MBSR program and participate in a short guided meditation. NOTE: This is a free information session and prerequisite for the Mindfulness‐Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) eight‐week course. Everyone is welcome. No permission or prior knowledge is required. The last 30 minutes of class will be reserved for those registered in the MBSR eight‐week course.

Section Spring 2

06600
FREE
03/23/2020
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM
Caroline Orcutt
CE South Building

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Take better care of yourself with the mindfulness practice based on the research‐supported work of Jon Kabat‐Zinn, creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Discover why this secular, scientific, evidence‐based practice has become so widely accepted and how it can positively affect the quality of your everyday life. Experience how mindfulness aids stress reduction and pain management and learn how mindfulness can help you better contend with difficulty, improve communication with others and increase your overall sense of well‐being. Participate in mindfulness meditation practices, gentle stretching with mindful movement, and inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life. The course includes access to guided meditations and an all‐day retreat near the end of the course. This class meets on Monday evenings and one Saturday for a day retreat on May 9 from 9:00am to 3:00pm NOTE: Required Prerequisite: Mindfulness‐Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Orientation attendance is required or permission from the instructor. Enroll in course 06600.

Section Spring 2

06601
$275
03/30/2020 - 05/18/2020
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM and Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 3:00 PM
Caroline Orcutt
CE South Building

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We live in a time when meditation and mindfulness are becoming widespread, teaching us tools for tapping into our capacity for authentic living, stronger relationships, fulfilling work, increased well‐being and embracing our lives with loving presence. This class teaches a range of mindfulness practices and practical ways to bring mindfulness into your internal and external environment. Instructor: Aparna Levine

Section Spring 5

06611
$135
04/07/2020 - 05/12/2020
Tue 7:00 PM ‐ 7:45 PM
Aparna Levine
Yogasaar Studio ‐ Nob Hill

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We live in a time when meditation and mindfulness are becoming widespread, teaching us tools for tapping into our capacity for authentic living, stronger relationships, fulfilling work, increased well‐being and embracing our lives with loving presence. This class teaches a range of mindfulness practices and practical ways to bring mindfulness into your internal and external environment. Instructor: Aparna Levine

Section Spring 6

06611
$135
04/09/2020 - 05/14/2020
Thu 7:00 PM ‐ 7:45 PM
Aparna Levine
Yogasaar Studio ‐ Nob Hill

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Reiki is a Japanese healing art. Anyone can use Reiki for self and others. It can relieve stress, insomnia, fatigue and pain and accelerate healing of body, mind and spirit. In this introductory class you learn about Usui Reiki Ryoho, its history, levels of training and practical applications. You can experience the Reiki touch, have your questions answered, and develop a basis for deciding whether or not to pursue Reiki treatment or training.

Section Spring 1

06469
$40
05/02/2020
Sat 1:30 PM ‐ 4:30 PM
Paula Terrero
CE South Building

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Deepen your mindfulness meditation practice with a full day of mindfulness from the Mindfulness‐Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. Expand your capacity for stress reduction, pain management and increased overall well‐being with this day‐long retreat. Retreats and longer periods of mindfulness practice help us to sustain and deepen our mindfulness practice and intention, resulting in an ability to better contend with difficulty, increased resilience and enhanced quality of life. Take time for yourself and enjoy a day of mindfulness meditation practices including sitting meditation, gentle stretching, walking meditation and mindful eating to increase your ability to be present moment to moment in every aspect of your life. NOTE: Required Prerequisite: Mindfulness‐Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) eight‐week course.

Section Spring 2

06602
$25
05/09/2020
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 3:00 PM
Caroline Orcutt
CE South Building

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UNMUNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty & Retirees: You may use your Personal Enrichment Tuition Remission for Mindfulness & Meditation.

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