Be Still and Know: Monthly Half-Day Silent Retreats to Rest and Restore Options: April 15 and/or May 13 (register separately, below) 9am - 1pm Emmaus United Church of Christ 900 Maple Avenue East (intersection of Rt. 123 and Greenbriar Drive) Vienna, Va.
We face challenging times, both as a country, and as individuals striving to live in ways that prioritize compassion, unity and understanding. Carving out time for quiet reflection is key to understanding ourselves, and replenishing the energy needed for engaging with the world.
What to Expect:
Guided practice in mindfulness meditation
Mindful movements you can use daily
Short talks on how to "bring mindfulness to life"
Time for sharing and Q&A
Details Saturday, April 15 9am - 1pm Emmaus UCC Church Vienna, Va. Cost: $49
Sign Me Up! Choose an option below. You may attend one or all of the Saturdays. The format will the same, but the content will change each month. Questions? Email email@example.com
Instructors: Trisha Stotler has been leading meditation classes and retreats for adults and children in the Northern Virginia/DC area for the past ten years. She feels passionately about the practical uses of mindfulness as a means to reduce stress, better understand ourselves, and cultivate empathy and compassion for others.
Mindfulness for Parents: A Six-Week Course Friday Mornings: May 5 - June 9 9:30 - 11:00am Downtown Vienna, Va. Cost: $175
Parents are in a constant time crunch, and we all do our best with the tough balancing act of juggling work, raising our children, spending quality time with our families, and carving out personal time for ourselves. We're often left feeling stressed and drained, and wondering how we can find more time, space, and energy in our lives. How can mindfulness help us as parents? Our 6-week course teaches parents mindfulness practices that are scientifically validated and provide numerous positive benefits for our health and well-being. These well-researched, practical tools help bring a greater sense of patience, kindness and empathy into the home, greater calm and balance to our lives, and a renewed sense of joy and strength to our families and communities.
In this 6-week course you will learn:
• How we define “mindfulness” and why it is an essential life skill • How mindfulness positively impacts and improves the functions of the brain • Ways in which mindfulness increases attention, stress-reduction, resilience and empathy • Simple practices to help you transform into a more present, open, and receptive parent • How to support your child’s brain at key developmental stages • Practical skills & resources for integrating mindfulness practices into your daily life