A silent day of continuous practice at
Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center
During this day-long retreat we will be guided 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 re-invigorate 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 are welcome to inquire - for some "jumping in" is a great way to start.
Instructors: Richard Johnson, PhD, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor and Trained MSC Teacher qualified to teach MSC by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.
Catherine Duffy, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor and MSC Trained Teacher by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.
Cost: $55 - $100 Sliding Scale Tuition.
Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee).
Register Online 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, and sitting and walking meditation practiced together in silence.
- Your lunch.
- Layered clothing (including rain gear) as we often do walking meditation outside when possible.
- A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
- An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
- A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer (there will also be chairs to use).
- A commuter mug for tea if desired.
Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This retreat 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 University of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.
Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats See our entire schedule.