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4309 Morning Group Meditation

Jeanne Mahon
Tuesdays from 8:20AM-8:45AM
Resource Room**, 75 Mt. Auburn Street, 2nd Floor, HUHS
September 2 - December 23 (no class 11/11)
Fee: Free (drop-ins welcome)

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
Thursdays from 12:30-1:00pm
Resource Room, 75 Mt. Auburn Street, 2nd Floor, HUHS
September 4 - December 18 (no class 11/27)
Fee: Free (drop-ins welcome)

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
Wednesday 5:00-6:00pm
University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop St., Cambridge
September 17
Fee: FREE (registration required)

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
Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:00pm
Kresge 202, HSPH, 677 Huntington Ave
September 24 - October 1
Fee: $20.00/$10 HUGHP member

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
Wednesdays, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Monks Library, 75 Mt. Auburn Street, 2nd Floor, HUHS
September 24 - October 1
Fee: FREE (space is limited, registration required)

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.

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4315 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class

Suzanne Westbrook, MD
Wednesdays 5:00-7:00pm
University Lutheran Church, 66 Winthrop St., Cambridge
October 1 - November 19; Saturday class 11/8, 9am-4pm (Monks Library)
Fee: $450, $300/HUGHP Member, $150/HUSHP Student

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

Leon Welch
Tuesdays 5:15pm-6:15pm
Resource Room, 75 Mt. Auburn Street, 2nd Floor, HUHS
October 7 - October 28
Fee: $20 ($10 HUGHP Members)

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

Stephanie Zabel
Wednesday 12:00-1:00pm
Monks Library, 75 Mount Auburn Street, 2nd Floor, HUHS
October 8
Fee: $5

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
Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:00pm
Kresge 202, HSPH, 677 Huntington Ave
October 8 - November 12
Fee: $60.00/$30 HUGHP member

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
Tuesday 1:15-2:15pm
Resource Room, 75 Mount Auburn Street, 2nd Floor, HUHS
October 21 & November 4
Fee: $10, includes book (registration required)

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

Leon Welch
Tuesdays, 5:15pm - 6:15pm
CWHC Resource Room, 75 Mt. Auburn Street, 2nd Floor, HUHS
November 4 - November 25 (no class 11/11)
Fee: FREE: Open to Knitting Basics graduates only. (registration required)

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.

 

425900 Morning Group Meditation

Jeanne Mahon
Tuesdays from 8:20AM-8:45AM
Monks Library, 75 Mt. Auburn Street, 2nd Floor, HUHS
June 3 - August 26
Fee: Free (drop-ins welcome)

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.

 

426000 Lunchtime Group Meditation - Drop In

Jeanne Mahon & Suzanne Westbrook
Thursdays from 12:30-1:00pm
Resource Room, 75 Mt. Auburn Street, 2nd Floor, HUHS

Fee: Free (drop-ins welcome)

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.

 

426400 Mindfulness Meditation - Longwood Med. Area -July

Beatriz Gonzalez- Flecha
Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:00pm
Kresge 202, HSPH, 677 Huntington Ave
July 9 - August 13
Fee: $60.00/$30 HUGHP member

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.

 

426500 Mindful Living: Engaging Real Happiness

Suzanne Westbrook, MD
Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm
Resource Room, 75 Mt. Auburn Street, 2nd Floor, HUHS
July 17 - August 7
Fee: $60.00 ($30.00/HUGHP members)

This series will focus on mindful breathing and movement, gratitude practice, walking meditation and loving kindness practice. No prior meditation or mindfulness practice necessary. Great for first timers or as a support for regular practitioners.

 

 

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