Dear friends, I wanted to begin here with a message about mindfulness in this ongoing challenging time. Now is the time to feel our feet on the earth, rest in the breath, connect with our hearts, and practise wise response. The practise is big enough to hold this moment, too.
I am certified to teach in both the secular mindfulness approach and also in the Insight Meditation tradition, which is the foundation of our modern day mindfulness practise. Both approaches speak to our universal human condition and how we can cultivate peace; everyone is welcome to all classes. My next secular Introduction to Mindfulness class will be held in the fall of 2021. If you wish me to let you know when it opens for registration, please email me and I will be happy to put your name on the announcement list.
This spring there is one more Community Circle class coming up, on Tuesday, March 30. This session is centered around small group relational practises exploring resilience. It is based in the Insight Meditation tradition. Please see Mindfulness Classes to register.
Everyone is also welcome to the drop in Insight Meditation sit on Wednesdays. You can register for these at www.saskatooninsight.com You will find my retreat schedule on the Insight Meditation page. With every good wish, Jeanne About Jeanne: Jeanne teaches meditation, compassion practices, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She has studied and practised mindfulness for over two decades, becoming certified with several of the leading meditation organizations in North America. She now leads a meditation group in Saskatoon, and teaches classes, retreats, and corporate sessions.
Jeanne completed her MBSR certification in 2016, thought the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is also a trained teacher in Insight Meditation, one of the traditional foundations of mindfulness. She is certified by the Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Centre as a Community Leader (2012), trained by Jack Kornfield and other senior teachers. She has recently been invited, along with 2 other Canadian teachers, into a specialized 4 year Insight Meditation Teacher Training program with Joseph Goldstein and other international teachers, through the Insight Meditation Society (IMS). For more information on her Insight Meditation teaching, including the Wednesday night drop in meditation group and nature retreats, please see the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community .
Jeanne is a certified Life Skills Coach Trainer with twenty-three years experience facilitating adult programs, in Saskatoon. She is especially drawn to nature based mindfulness practise and compassion practises, as powerful ways of connecting us with our own inner nature of peace and stillness. Jeanne is Metis, and one of her first teachers in loving presence was Cree Elder Jim Settee.