A silent day of continuous practice at the beautiful Brightwater Environmental Education Center.
A silent day of continuous practice in Woodinville at the beautiful Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center. This new facility, situated on the edge of a hill with spacious views across the valley, is located roughly 20-25 minutes from Bellevue. This day-long retreat will be led by Mindfulness Northwest teacher Karen Schwisow who will guide us in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.
The retreat is designed especially for those who have taken Mindfulness Northwest classes. A day to gather, see old friends, and reinvigorate our practice together. Others with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join as well. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge but you're welcome to inquire; and, for some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.
Saturday May 27th, 9:00am - 4:00pm.
Brightwater Environmental Education Center
22505 State Route 9 SE
Woodinville, WA 98072
(map and directions)
Cost & Options:
$50 - $90 regular sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system).
Financial Assistance: Scholarship assistance may be available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding fee scale. Please APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP. Registration:
or by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.
Additional Course details:
A day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.
1) a lunch
2) warm clothing / layers / rain coat & umbrella/sun protection as needed.
3) Sitting gear (cushions, bench, yoga mat) if you have them - some will be provided.
This course will be taught by Mindfulness Northwest instructor Karen Schwisow.
Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This Day of Mindfulness is based on the MBSR principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the Univ. of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.
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