Introduction to Mindfulness
Dear friends, I highly recommend this Introduction to Mindfulness class with Andrea Grzesina, for both beginners and for experienced practitioners who wish to refresh their practice or deepen the understanding of the frame of mindfulness.
You will find more about the class, and how to register, at https://saskatooninsight.com/wp/events/2023-events/sit-in-mindfulness/
This Six week Introductory Training (SIT) in Mindfulness will teach you to develop a focused and embodied attention, self awareness, emotional intelligence, and greater sense of ease and well being. You will learn a variety of mindfulness meditations and practical ways to integrate mindfulness into daily activities at work, home and in relationships.
The course will include the following:
Andrea Grzesina is a MTI Certified Teacher, having completed the Mindfulness Training Institute’s Certified Mindfulness Teacher Training with Mark Coleman and Martin Aylward in July 2021. A life-long learner and lover of the Dharma, Andrea has taken several training programs, including the Intensive Practice Program through the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center and several courses in Social Meditation Facilitation with Vince Fakhoury Horn and the Buddhist Geeks Sangha. She has been practicing meditation and mindfulness since 2014, and contributes to SIMC as a local dharma leader, a member of the planning committee, volunteer, retreat manager, cookie baker, and other duties as required.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Dear friends, I am teaching a lot on line with the Saskatoon Insight Meditation Community, and so have not been able to schedule an MBSR course. I want to recommend the excellent online MBSR courses of my colleague Vicki Herman, at Sit Saskatoon - I know you would greatly benefit from her guidance:
This transformative course is based on over three decades of research and is widely used in medical centers, business and community settings worldwide. This immersion in the practices of mindfulness as well as compassion and kindness supports the integration of the practise in everyday life.
Each class is 2.5 hours in length to allow time for mindful movement, meditation practise, group dialogue, gentle interactive small group work, and participatory exercises. The day long retreat helps to anchor the practise. This class is 27 hours in total.