power of mindfulness, stress reduction through mindful living:
Please read this letter from Shirley McMillan.
This program aims at developing and integrating
practical, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Relaxation skills
into everyday lives. Develop calmness of mind and body and deep
insight into one's life at Calgary's Mindfulness Centre, Yoga in
Dates for the next 8 week program:
Silent Retreat: TBA
Location: The Fitness Table
1130 - 12 St SW, Calgary
Investment: $320.00 if paid by May 3rd and $350 thereafter or pay $600 for two people. Plus GST. Pay online or by cheque below.
Pay online through Paypal:
Pay by cheque: Payable to Shirley McMillan @755 Lake Bonavista
Drive SE., P.O. Box 81023, RPO Lake Bonavista, Calgary, AB T2J 7C9
Shirley for more information.
What is Mindfulness?
It is an intentional focused awareness, which is a way
of paying attention on purpose in the present moment, non-judgmentally.
We spend much of our lives either reliving the past or planning
for the future and little time is actually spent living in the present.
Our capacity to effectively handle stress, and make informed decisions
rely on our capacity to be present. Mindfulness stops the habitual
'autopilot' driven modes of activity and allows us to be fully present
in our lives. It is taking charge of your life. Yoga in Stillness
offers Mindfulness Workshops in Calgary, Alberta.
This program is modeled after the Stress Reduction Clinic at the
University of Massachusetts Medical Center founded by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn
in 1979. The Stress Reduction Clinic has been featured in Bill Moyers'
PBS documentary Healing and The Mind, on NBC Dateline, on ABC's
Chronicle, and CBC's Newsworld, and the subject of Jon Kabat-Zinn's
best-selling book Full Catastrophe Living, and Saki Santorelli's
book, Heal Thy Self.
This program has been brought into groups as diverse as hospital
patients, CEOs, educators, public school students, attorneys, judges,
correctional staff, prison inmates, members of the clergy, Olympic
and professional athletes - including Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles
Lakers basketball teams.
This 8 week program consists of 2 hour of class each week and 4
hour Sunday morning guided retreat which provide participants with:
* guided instructions in formal mindfulness meditating practices
(sitting and walking meditation, and body scan);
* gentle mindful yoga movement to help release workday tensions;
* practical methods for integrating mindfulness into everyday life;
* group dialogue: brief home assignments between sessions; guided
meditation CDs and written materials.
This is all supported in a safe and encouraging environment.
Majority of people who complete the program have:
* increased ability to cope more effectively with both short and
long term stressful situations;
* increased ability to relax;
* greater energy and enthusiasm for life;
* enhanced ability to consciously respond to situations rather than
* more restful sleep;
* greater concentration and focus to their work and life;
*increased ability to monitor their level of stress and take effective
steps to address it.
Please all (403) 818-7967 or click
here for contact and payment information.