Mindfulness Meditation: Drop In
The Mindfulness Institute offers Drop-In sessions open to everyone.
The Drop-In sessions are for anyone who would like to practice meditation in a safe and comfortable group setting. The teaching is secular, and participants of any spiritual or religious background are welcome. The goal of this program is to explore the benefits of mindfulness meditation and to develop community with other meditators. No previous experience with meditation is required. New and experienced Meditators are welcome.
Mindfulness is a natural part of being human that involves present moment awareness. It can be cultivated through formal and informal mindfulness exercises, both of which will be explored in this program. Scientific research in this field demonstrates a multitude of improvements in quality of life associated with practicing mindfulness.
In each session, we will explore what mindfulness is and the effects of mindfulness on various aspects of quality of life and stress management. We will engage in two to three guided meditations, and participants will be given access to brief guided meditations that can be followed at home. There will also be time to ask questions and to explore how mindfulness can be developed in the context of our busy lives. Instructions will be given for participants who have limited experience with meditation.
Drop-In classes are led by Priscilla M. Koop, PhD. If you have any questions about these sessions, please contact Priscilla at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes are held at Grandview Heights Community Centre (attached to Grandview Heights School),
12603 63 Avenue, Edmonton AB. * Free Parking
This class is offered by donation (dana). Your contribution will help cover costs and support the continued running of this program.
Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a Yoga mat, a cushion (or pillow), and a water bottle. Please consider dressing in layers and/or bringing socks and a wrap as the room can get chilly when we meditate.
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
New and experienced meditators welcome.
*** Please note that sessions may be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. When this happens, the cancellation will be noted on the website Home Page.***