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4309 Morning Group Meditation
Please join us at 8:20AM, Meditation will begin at 8:25am. Come once; come weekly to this informal gathering of meditation. Everyone is welcome – no prior meditation experience is necessary! We will practice a 20 minute meditation. Practice will be eclectic and will include loving kindness meditation, breath meditation, body scan and more! Please arrive promptly at 8:25. To help us communicate if class must be cancelled or relocated, please register through website to provide name and email address.
4310 Lunchtime Group Meditation - Drop In
Jeanne Mahon & Suzanne Westbrook
Come once; come weekly to this informal gathering of meditation. Everyone is welcome – no prior meditation experience is necessary! We will practice a 20 minute meditation. Practice will be eclectic and will include loving kindness meditation, breath meditation, body scan and more! Please arrive promptly at 12:30. Meditation will start at 12:35pm.
4312 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Introduction
Suzanne Westbrook, MD
Attend this complimentary session to meet Dr. Westbrook and to learn more about the program before registering for the class (see below, #4315). The Mind Body Stress Reduction (MBSR) program is an 8-week intensive training in mindfulness meditation. Based on ancient healing practices, this program offers you a way to better manage stress and to restore balance to your life.
4313 Mindfulness Meditation - Longwood Med. Area - INTRO
Beatriz Gonzalez- Flecha
This 2-week class will cover the basic aspects of insight (Vipassana) and mindfulness of breathing (Anapanasati) meditation practices. Each meeting will include instruction, practice, and discussion. Formal practice includes sitting and walking meditation. The length of the practice period will vary to a maximum of 20 min.
4314 Meditation: Calming the Mind, Opening the Heart
Begabati Lennihan, RN, CCH
Learn techniques including concentration, relaxation, deep breathing, and guided visualization to help you calm the busy thoughts in your mind and open yourself to the inner source of peace, love, and strength in your heart. Suggestions will also be included for setting up a meditation routine at home to help realize the full benefit that meditation can provide and to find meaning and guidance in life. Initial registration is required for this two-week class.
4315 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class
Suzanne Westbrook, MD
This enriching learning program requires a significant time commitment that includes attendance at all classes and 45 minutes of daily practice to include yoga, meditation and specific learning exercises. Please note: the one Saturday class meets at Monks Library, 2nd floor, University Health Services.
4317 Knitting Basics
Join experienced knitter, Leon Welch, and others for instruction, advice and company. Whether you are a life-long knitter or brand new to knitting, Leon will coach you along the way. Join us for this relaxing yet productive session. Bring your own supplies. Space is limited!
4318 Returning to Our Roots
There are many readily available medicinal roots that offer the human body deep nourishment and vitality. Fall is the traditional time to unearth these underground botanical treasures and to incorporate them into our daily lives to help us stay strong and nourished throughout the winter months. In this fun and informative workshop we will discuss and taste several wild and cultivated medicinal roots such as: burdock, dandelion, chicory, valerian, and astragalus (depending on time constraints). You will learn about their medicinal value and how and when to use each at home. Participants will leave with the recipe for a delicious root-based chai tea blend that we will also sample in class.
4319 Mindfulness Meditation Practice Group - Longwood Medical Area
Beatriz Gonzalez- Flecha
The core of insight (Vipassana) meditation is the practice of mindfulness, the quality of awareness that sees without judgment. Each meeting will include instruction, practice, and discussion. Formal practice includes sitting and walking meditation, and on some days low impact Viniyoga. The length of the practice period will vary from day to day to a maximum of 30 min.
4320 “Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense”
Michelle P. Gallant, MS, RDN, LDN
This class is geared towards parents of preschoolers, toddlers, and infants older than 6 months. It’s challenging to raise a child with healthy eating habits. Hectic schedules, anxiety about obesity and conflicting nutrition information can make it difficult for parents to feed their families well. Learn how to avoid mealtime struggles and help your child establish a healthy relationship with food. The first session covers the Division of Responsibility with child feeding and the characteristics of a good eater. The second class will provide practical strategies for meal planning and preparation. Course includes a copy of the book, “Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense” by Ellyn Satter.
4321 Knitting Circle
Continue the camaraderie and fun in this knitting circle with Leon Welch and other graduates of Knitting Basics. Bring your own supplies and projects. *Please note that this is not a teaching class.
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