The Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness occasionally offers special events for our community. Check out our calendar to see what’s upcoming.
- Mindful Meal Collaborative
- Mindful Movement & Meditation to Benefit the Trini Foundation
- The Portal Documentary
- Soundscape Meditation with Amado Espinoza
- Self-Compassion Seminar with Chris Germer & Kristin Neff
Mindful Meal Collaborative
We invite you to become a more mindful consumer through our Mindful Meal Collaborative! Mindful eating and food preparation is a wonderful practice to take into our daily lives. We are inviting folks in our community to set aside some time to prepare and eat one meal mindfully, maybe giving a nod to the environment, personal and family health and wellbeing, non-harming of sentient beings, and/or the practicalities of daily life. Take some photos, include a recipe, and tell about your experience at firstname.lastname@example.org and we may choose your experience to share online with everyone!
Mindful Movement & Meditation Class to Benefit the Trini Foundation
September is National Recovery Month. Yoga studios nationwide are coming together to increase awareness and understanding surrounding substance abuse and offer hope to those who are suffering. Join the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness in changing the dialogue surrounding drug and alcohol addiction from one of isolation to one of community and growth.
When: September 24th from 7-8 pm (Pre-registration is required – register here)
Where: 11100 Ash Street Suite 103 Leawood, KS 66211
Suggested Donation: $20 (Visit www.trinifoundation.org/donate to make your donation directly or bring a cash donation to class)
Every dollar raised by this offering will go to the Trini Foundation (trinifoundation.org), a 501c3 non‐profit organization dedicated to teaching the transformational practice of Ashtanga yoga to individuals battling drug and alcohol addiction. Your donations will be used for teaching Ashtanga yoga classes in treatment centers and providing yoga tuition scholarships for individuals in recovery. Donations that are made directly to the foundation are tax deductible.
Mindful Movie Night!
Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness is happy to sponsor a local screening of the documentary The Portal, created as part of a bold, global vision to shift humanity out of a state of crisis. It brings to life the stories of six people who overcame great adversity using stillness and mindfulness, inspiring the audience to follow in their footsteps and realize the unique potential that all humans have to change our world–from the inside out.
Supported by insights from three of the world’s foremost futurists–and a robot–the film unfolds as a beautiful, audiovisual spectacle that takes the viewer on their own mindfulness journey through the pain, joy and memory fragments of life. Exploring a new way forward, this powerful film and book open hearts and minds to an exciting vision for humanity, transformed, inviting all 7 billion people to make an enlightened planet possible by entering THE PORTAL.
When: Wed Nov. 27th from 7-9 pm
Where: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Kansas City
Fee: $17 + $1 Service Fee (Purchase Tickets Here)
A Holiday Gift from MAM to Our Members
As a thank you to our beloved members, we are offering you a FREE special sound meditation event with the talented Amado Espinoza. Amado was born in Cochabamba, Bolivia and moved to Kansas City in 2014. He is musical director of the Latin American band, Ayllu, a past Charlotte St. Foundation Performing Arts Fellow, and recipient of an ArtsKC inspiration grant. Amado has dedicated himself to the investigation, recuperation, interpretation, and construction of native instruments from different parts of the world. Says Espinoza, “I travel through my music. Through these instruments, and the quality of the sounds that they can produce, [I am transported] to landscapes that I have never seen in this lifetime… We can cross time and space together.” Enjoy a relaxing end to your weekend meditating to the indigenous sounds of this local musical talent.
When: Sunday December 8th, 2019 from 5-6 pm
Where: Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness 11100 Ash Street Suite 103 Leawood, KS 66211
Fees (click to register/purchase):
Space is limited, so pre-registration is required to guarantee your spot. Please bring a meditation cushion if you have one. We will also have a limited supply of folding chairs and meditation cushions onsite.
Save the date! Kristin Neff, PhD and Christopher K. Germer, PhD, founders of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion and developers of the empirically supported Mindful Self-Compassion program have generously offered to provide the Kansas City community with a FREE seminar on self-compassion! This particular seminar will focus on self-compassion as it relates to diversity and inclusion. Pre-registration is required as space is limited – register here.
When: April 23, 2020 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Delta Athenaeum 900 E. Linwood Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64109