This is an opportunity to participate in an afternoon of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. During this silent afternoon of continuous practice, we will be guided in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, walking meditation, body scan, and gentle mindful yoga. Beginners and long time practitioners are welcome.
This Afternoon of Mindfulness is based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues. Participants in the 6 week Mindfulness series are encouraged to attend.
What to bring: Comfortable, layered clothing (walking outdoors is an option, so bring appropriate clothing for this if you'd like)
Meditation cushion or bench if you'd like (blankets, chairs, bolsters, yoga mats, and blocks are provided)
There will be a silent break with tea and a light snack. Please let instructor know in advance if you have any food allergies.
$40 (students enrolled in the Mindfulness for Stress Reduction and Well being series attend for $30- use code MBSR at checkout)
Marcie Hamrick, MD is a family medicine physician and adjunct professor at the UW School of Medicine. She has 20 years of experience as a physician in a variety of settings including an integrative medicine practice. She has trained with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli through the UMass Medical School and its training in MBSR and has been a meditation student in the practices of Zen and Vippassana since 2007. She has been a student of yoga since 1995, a yoga instructor since 2006, a facilitator at UW of Mind-Body Medicine, a supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, and a faculty member at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine. She is currently Lead Provider at Vera Whole Health clinic.