Cultivating Mindfulness: Growing A Lifelong Practice
August 11 - August 17
As life becomes increasingly complex, it�s essential to develop daily practices that cultivate calm, reduce stress and increase physical and mental flexibility, while deepening concentration and compassion. The quiet beauty of The Clearing offers a serene setting to experience this gift of mindfulness�the non-judgmental awareness of the present moment.
In this class, you�ll explore a variety of techniques to help expand your capacity to respond to life�s demands. These practices include focused breath work, gentle yoga and relaxation sequences, guided visualizations, sitting meditation, indoor walking meditation and outdoor walks on woodland trails and in The Clearing�s labyrinth. You�ll also experiment with chanting, essential oils, Reiki, and creative arts and writing exercises as a part of developing daily self-care rituals to integrate at home.
No experience is necessary. The only prerequisite is curiosity and an openness to nurture your sense of well-being as we cultivate �islands of sanity� in this topsy-turvy world. Former students are welcome back to deepen and share their commitment to practice. Please note that the movement experiences and outdoor walks require physical mobility, so if you have health issues that might affect participation, please contact Beth through The Clearing before registering.
This week will enrich, enliven and engage you on all levels, and The Clearing offers a gracious space to deepen your appreciation for the restorative life forces that exist within you, and around you, in nature.
Please bring a yoga mat, firm bed pillow, blanket, notebook or journal, comfy clothes and walking shoes. A raincoat and walking stick may also be helpful.
Beth Coleman has spent her adult life exploring well-being on all levels�physical, emotional and spiritual�and trusts in each person�s capacity to cultivate practices that honor one�s deepest life wisdom. She is a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered teacher, trained labyrinth facilitator, musician, and gardener of the soil and spirit. Beth has owned and operated The Garden Lady, a garden design/maintenance firm, for 21 years, and during that time has taught yoga, along with workshops in both gardening and contemplative practices. In 2018, she completed a three-year program, �Spiritual Deepening for Global Transformation,� at The Christine Center in Willard, Wisconsin.
Beth will contact students prior to class.
Level: All Levels
Materials Fee: $15-20 for book, handouts and supplies, payable to Beth during class
Pricing (per person):
$1045 Dorm Room Package*
$1145 Two-Person Room Package*
$1705 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$615 Commuter Package** (limited availability)
*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals **package includes tuition & 7 meals