INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS MEDITATION AT RIVERTON SENIOR CENTER
Learn to be More “Present” in Your Everyday Life.
Mindfulness Meditation Practice will be taught to senior adults by Meditation Instructor, Jean Stoddard, at the Riverton Senior Center; 12914 S Redwood Rd.; Riverton. The course will consist of 6 classes held over 6 weeks from August 7 – September 25 every Wednesday from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. To register, call Sherry Cowdell at (385) 468-3043.
Molecular biologist, Jon Kabat-Zinn, is credited for bringing ancient Buddhist mindfulness practices to contemporary western audiences. He states, “Mindfulness is the awareness that arises through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.” It’s about, “changing your relationship with your thoughts and how you react to them.” (Mindfulness Made Simple)
Jean will teach mindfulness meditation using both western and Buddhist practices through anchoring at the breath, at the body, and at our emotions. Some informal techniques include the Andrew Weil, MD 4-7-8 Breathing Technique, STOP strategy, RAIN strategy, and more. Beginners can expect to build their mindfulness practice from 5 to 20 minutes.
Jean is a certified Mindfulness Meditation Instructor through the University of Holistic Theology. You can learn more about her at www.sereneandgreenwithjean.com
“Jean was able to teach the skills needed to achieve my goal of being able to focus, relax, and have serenity. I would describe Jean as a gifted teacher!” Janice
“Jean is very interested in having each of us succeed.” Richard
“Jean confidently and genuinely lives and provides a holistic approach to a serene and more health-conscious life. She will be a supportive, positive force moving you closer to your goals!" Julie
Date & Time
August 7, 2019
9:00AM - 10:00AM