The Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness offers and facilitates a number recurring classes each year to help people develop and maintain a mindfulness practice. Having trouble sustaining a personal practice? Many of our classes can contribute to participation in our Annual Meditation Challenge.
This four part experiential workshop for adults teaches the fundamentals of mindfulness and offers an introduction to many of the formal and informal practices. No previous experience with yoga or meditation is required. Each meeting begins with gentle, mindful yoga to reconnect with the body, provide grounding, and prepare the mind for the stillness practices.
Instruction and guidance are provided in several forms of mindfulness meditation as well as mindful eating and mindful walking. The attitudes of mindfulness are explored and time for discussion is included. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat for movement. If you have a favorite cushion for meditation you are welcome to bring it as well.
Rental mats ($3 cash), chairs and props are available for those who need them. No refunds are given after the deadline for enrollment, which is one week prior to the start of the course. In the unlikely event that the course is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee, but you will not be reimbursed for pre-arranged transportation, accommodations, or any other miscellaneous expenses.
Four Tuesdays (August 21 & 28, September 4 & 11) from 6:30 pm – 8 pm in the Peace Pod at 11100 Ash St. Ste. 103 Leawood, KS 66211 with Certified MBCT Teacher Tracy Ochester, PsyD, RYT-200
Acceptance & Commitment Training (ACT) – 6 Session Series
Learn the processes of Acceptance and Commitment Training to increase psychological flexibility – the ability to contact the present moment more fully as a conscious human being, and to change or persist in behavior when doing so serves valued ends. Each session of this sersies includes a combination of didactic and experiential learning and also address 1) barriers that make it difficult to “do the know” along with 2) specific examples of translating the conceptual into our daily lives. Bring your meditation cushion if you like – we have a few on hand if needed and folding chairs are also available. Attend one, or all 4 sessions. FREE for Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness (MAM) members, $20 per session for non-members (purchase passes here):
Classes are led by Angie Hardage, LMLP and meet Fridays from 1-3 pm at Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness – click each course to register:
8/10 – Values authorship and clarification, Creating a Life of Vitality
9/7 – Translating Values into Goals and Behavior
10/5 – Getting Unstuck – Psychological Flexibility/Emotional Agility
11/2 – Defusion – Having a Thought vs. Buying a Thought
11/30 – Increasing Present Moment Awareness – Expanding Your Life Space in the NOW
12/14 – The Role of the Self/Compassionate Perspective Taking
Mindfulness in Relationships – 4-Part Series
Learning to be mindful in our relationships is perhaps one of the most difficult mindfulness skills we can master. Each session in this four part series includes a combination of didactic and experiential learning and also address 1) barriers that make it difficult to “do the know” along with 2) specific examples of translating the conceptual into our daily lives. Attend one, or all 4 sessions. FREE for MAM members, $20 per session for non-members.
Classes are led by Angie Hardage, LMLP and meet Saturdays from 4-6 pm at Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness – click each course to register:
Sept. 8: Mindfulness in Communication
Sept. 15: Navigating Emotions Mindfully
Sept. 22: The Role of Psychological Flexibility/Emotional Agility in Relationships
Sept. 29: Navigating Difficult or Complicated Relationships Mindfully