21 Day Mindfulness and Meditation Challenge

meditation and mindfulness

Dates: December 1-21, 2019

What: A series of short, free events in the studio. Encouragement to do some form of mindfulness/meditation (either on your own or virtually with us) every day for 21 days. An invitation to the Wellness in Motion group on the Insight Timer app, so you can see who is meditating with you at home.

Studio events:

December 1, 9:30-10:30am Mantra Meditation with Briel.  Join us for the opening day of our 21 day meditation challenge, in this class we will cover some basic chants and ways of incorporating these mantras into your practice/daily life. Some simple mudras, hand gestures will also be covered. There will be opportunity to both listen and to join in – all are welcome to attend, no experience necessary! Listeners are also welcome!

December 6, 6:00-8:00pm Family Mindful Making Event: Dream Catchers
Join us for a a mindful making experience meant to bring greater peace to our resting selves. We will have supplies available for creating dream catchers and also invite you to bring along a special bead, feather or other small symbol you connect with to use in yours. Similar to the circular formation of mandalas which are thought to spark creativity and a deeper connection to self the dream catcher is often considered a “sacred hoop” of support. It is often said that these “sacred hoops” allow bad dreams or restless thoughts to get trapped while comforting and nurturing dreams are able to pass through. Please pre-register so we have enough supplies.

December 7, 2:00-3:00pm Moving Meditation: Discovering the Healing Powers of Qigong with Stephanie. Qigong can be described as a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one’s mental and physical health. This wellness practice will integrate meditation with posture, movement, breath work, and self-massage. No previous experience is required. Everyone is welcome.

December 8th, 9:30-10:30pm Reiki share with Briel. Pre-registration required and can be done on our Class Calendar Page.

December 15th, 5:30-6:30 Meditation in Motion with Kathleen. Meditation in Motion is about attuning and surrendering to the flow of energy and is mean to strengthen our role as “witness” or observer. This practice is one of freedom and personal expression and is meant to empower and inspire our personal practices.It differs from Mindful Movement by tradition and incorporates a period of relaxation and integration. Come prepared to observe, practice, reflect and join in community around this process of moving, and finding stillness, from your own inner knowing. Please bring a journal if you have one.

December 16th, 8:30-9:00am Mantra Meditation with Briel. In this class we will cover some basic chants and ways of incorporating these mantras into your practice/daily life. Some simple mudras, hand gestures will also be covered. There will be opportunity to both listen and to join in – all are welcome to attend, no experience necessary! Listeners are also welcome!

December 16th, 8-8:30pm Mindful Breathing with Sue. Learn and practice cleansing breaths, gentle mindful movements for all levels, and meditation in a supportive community class.

December 19th, 7:30-8pm Mountain, Sand and Sea – Guided Visual Meditation with Toni. In meditation, the body relaxes as the mind concentrates. Let us help ease the mind chatter and guide you through different visualization techniques to help rejuvenate and heal. From imaging the stillness of the mountains to the shifting of sand to the steady ripples of the sea, we will guide you through a thoughtful and vivid journey.

Virtual Events: We’re using the free Insight Timer App to help create a sense of community for those meditating outside of the studio. Follow these 3 simple steps to find out group:

1) Go to your App Store and download Insight Timer.

2) Open the app, create an account and then click the 4 little dots in the top left corner to open the search function.

3) Type Wellness in Motion in the search bar. When you see our logo pop up, click that to join the group.

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Group sitting times on Insight Timer will be every day at 6:30am and 9pm. Join in as often as you would like and sit for as long as you would like, knowing that others will be meditating with you. Check the message board on insight timer for idea of meditations to try or chose one of your own. We look forward to meditating with you!

All events are open to WIM members as well as those new to the studio.