New to MiddlePath Mindfulness classes?
Read the frequently asked questions below to find out more about how these classes are designed to reduce stress and empower you to achieve more balance in your life. If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact Anna.
Q: What do the classes entail?
A: The vehicles through which mindfulness is cultivated in the 8-week course include sitting meditation, group discussion, body scan, inquiry, walking meditation, and (if you are physically able) gentle yoga. In addition to in-class activities, homework is assigned to strengthen the new practices learned in class.
Q: Why an 8-week course?
A: For many, adopting attitudes of patience, acceptance, letting go, non-striving, non-judging, beginner’s mind, and trust can be an uphill climb. That’s why we need 8 weeks, to offer support for the blossoming of these attitudes. Like anything worthwhile, this requires discipline and commitment.
Q: Why are these classes offered in a group atmosphere?
A: Because of the potential for members to attune closely with others, to have an experience of connection that we all long for, and to resonate with another’s condition. And ultimately, to see that though we are all different, we all share this human condition. This is profound and enormously valuable.
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