SLM Group & Spring Classes

This Sunday 2/26/17  is  ST LOUIS MINDFULNESS
4th Sundays Mindfulness Support Group

6:00PM – meditation
6:40PM – guided kindness (metta) meditation
7:00PM – discussion or walking meditation
7:15PM – finish

Big Bend Yoga Center, 88 N. Gore Av, Webster Groves
By Donation
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Introduction To Mindfulness

(Sat) April 15, 1-2:30PM
Big Bend Yoga Center
88 N. Gore Ave, Webster Groves
Teaching by donation (administrative fee required)

This introductory overview of mindfulness includes meditation technique and the context of contemporary and traditional mindfulness practice.  This specific form of meditation; vipassana, is the basis of mindfulness meditation.  Includes both sitting and walking meditation instruction.  Non religious.

register early since space is limited
To register: Please send me your name, email address and (nonrefundable) $20 fee.  See payment options below. I will email you a confirmation of enrollment.
by PayPal charge (online): PayPal.Me/elizabethfryer/21 (includes $1 pp service charge
or by check (mail): Elizabeth Fryer, 11917 Claychester Dr, St Louis, MO 63131

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6 Week Contemporary Mindfulness Course: Level 1 (new dates)

Taught by Elizabeth Fryer, MA, LMFT
April 19-May 24, 2017 
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30PM
Location: Near Ballas & Clayton Rd
Cost: $240
Mindfulness is a specific systematic training that has become increasingly popular due to vast amounts of research verifying it’s benefits in stress reduction, physical & mental health, attention/ aptitude, general wellbeing and more. This 6 weeks core skills course offers an in depth understanding of contemporary mindfulness and it’s practical application in our lives.

To register contact Elizabeth at 314 397-3732 or modharma@gmail.com Class is space limited and early registration advised to ensure inclusionCourse Outline:

1: Developing Calm
2: Being vs Doing
3: Autopilot to Awareness
4. Distress & Equanimity
5: Acceptance
6: Living Mindfully

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New 6 Week Course

Reminder:  2nd Sunday monthly group this Sunday 2/12/17

For details stlmindfulness.org
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6 WEEK MINDFULNESS COURSE: Level 1

Taught by Elizabeth Fryer, MA, LMFT
March 15 – April 26, 2017 (skip 4/5)
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30PM
Location: Near Ballas & Clayton Rd
Cost: $240
Mindfulness is a specific systematic training that has become increasingly popular due to vast amounts of research verifying it’s benefits in stress reduction, physical & mental health, attention/ apptitude, general wellbeing and more. This 6 weeks core skills course offers an in depth understanding of contemporary mindfulness and it’s practical application in our lives.

To register contact Elizabeth at 314 397-3732 or modharma@gmail.com Class is space limited and early registration advised to ensure inclusion

Course Outline:
1: Developing Calm
2: Being vs Doing
3: Autopilot to Awareness
4. Equanimity
5: Acceptance
6: Living Mindfully

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Make your voices heard!

We elected them so let them know what you think!

WHITE HOUSE

President Donald Trump – 202-456-1100
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20500
president@whitehouse.gov

U.S. SENATE

Roy Blunt (R) – 202-224-5721
260 Russell Senate Office Bldg, Washington, DC 20510
https://www.blunt.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-roy

Claire McCaskill (D) –  202-224-6154
730 Hart Senate Office Bldg, Washington, DC 20510
https://www.mccaskill.senate.gov/contact

U.S. CONGRESS – Washington, DC 20515

William Lacy Clay (D), District 1 – 202-225-2406

Ann Wagner (R), District 2 – 202-225-1621

Blaine Luetkemeyer (R), District 3 – 202-225-2956

Vicky Hartzler (D), District 4 – 202-225-2876

Emanuel Cleaver (D), District 5 – 202-225-4535

Sam Graves (R), District 6 – 202-225-6536

Billy Long (R), District 7 – 202-225-6536

Jason Smith (R), District 8 – 202-225-4404

GOVERNOR

Governor Eric Greitens – 573-751-3222
https://governor.mo.gov/get-involved/contact-the-governors-office
PO Box 720, Jefferson City, MO 65102

MISSOURI SENATE – http://www.senate.mo.gov/

MISSOURI HOUSE – http://www.house.mo.gov/

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New Year’s Eve Retreat



Cultivating Joy
Led by Elizabeth Fryer

These times have been a trying for many.  How do we honor and make peace with the distress of what has been or is, yet still listen for joy?  With wisdom and compassion, the human heart has the extraordinary capacity to expand to embrace both the depth of suffering and the far reaches of joy.  Join us in celebrating this New Year’s Eve with mindful silence, listening, and choosing a path of the heart.  The retreat will included alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation and an emphasis on cultivating joy.

Everyone is welcome but meditation instructions will be given only in the 1st sitting and walking periods.  Please bring a sitting cushion and a snack to share with the group. A few chairs are available for special needs only.

5:00-8:30pm – Alternation Sitting & Walking Meditation (vipassana)
8:30-9pm – Talk: Cultivating Joy
9:00-10pm – Guided Joy Practice

December 31, 2016: 5pm to 10pm
Big Bend Yoga Center
88 N. Gore Av, Webster Groves, MO
By Donation
rsvp requested

space is limited so please RSVP to modharma@gmail.com to hold a spot

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Post Election Healing: Divisiveness to Unification as a Practice

This Sunday 11/13/16 St Louis Mindfulness will have a slightly different format (see below)

Post Election Healing: Divisiveness to Unification as a Practice

     For more info about all classes, announcements or schedules follow us at  stlmindfulness.org

 
St Louis Mindfulness 2nd Sundays: 
Ongoing Meditation Support Group

Taught by Elizabeth Fryer
By Donation

6:00 PM – Mindfulness Meditation

6:10 PM – Talk: Healing
6:45 PM –  Metta Meditation
7:10  PM – Mindfulness Meditation

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2nd Sunday & Fall classes reminder

Greetings,

     Just a reminder that this Sunday 9/11/16 is the 2nd Sunday meeting of the St Louis Mindfulness editation Group at Big Bend Yoga Center. 

     For more class info, announcements or schedules follow us at  stlmindfulness.org
 
Mindfulness 2nd Sundays: Ongoing Meditation Support Group

Taught by Elizabeth Fryer
By Donation

6:00 PM – Mindfulness meditation (sitting/walking vipassana)

6:40 PM – Talk: mindfulness in daily life

Everyone is welcome but the Introduction to Mindfulness class (below) is recommended (not required) for participation.  Brief meditation instructions will be given. No need to contact us, just arrive a few minutes early to get oriented. Bring a meditation pillow if you have one.  A few pillows and chairs are available on a 1st come 1st served basis.  Please note that we usually lock the door after we begin.
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INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS (Step 1)
September 24,  3-5PM
Big Bend Yoga Center
By donation (registration required)
stlmindfulness.com/classes

Mindfulness has become increasingly popular due to research of it’s effectivity for numerous contemporary uses. However, the practice is an ancient Eastern wisdom teaching that aims to systematically calm and focus our minds while cultivating wisdom and compassion. This is an introduction to the technique of insight meditation and it’s context; the foundations of mindfulness from Buddhism.  This class is recommended for participation in SLM classes, groups and retreats. Both sitting & walking meditation will be taught. (nonreligious)

To register: Please send your name, e-mail address and a $20 administrative fee to Elizabeth Fryer;
by check: 11917 Claychester Dr, St Louis MO 63131
or online: paypal.me/elizabethfryer/21 (includes $1 service fee)
Space limited or by 9/19.  modharma@gmail.com

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6 WEEK CONTEMPORARY MINDFULNESS COURSE (Step 1 Comprehensive)
Taught by Elizabeth Fryer, MA, LMFT
Oct 12- Nov 16, Wednesdays 6:30-7:40pm
office near Ballas & Clayton Rd
Cost: $235

This 6 week course offers an in depth understanding of the much researched use of contemporary mindfulness. It will include core mindfulness skills and the practical application to stress reduction, emotional regulation, attention development, acceptance and kindness that lead to wellbeing. This class goes beyond basic stress reduction.


To register contact Elizabeth at 314 397-3732 or modharma@gmail.com
Class is space limited and enrollment is on a 1st come 1st served basis so early registration is advised. Class fee due at registration.

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Fall Mindfulness Classes

Introduction to the Path of Mindfulness 
September 24  3PM-5PM
Big Bend Yoga Center
88 N. Gore Ave, Webster Groves
teaching by donation ($20 administration fee required)

This 2 hour introduction is offered 3 or 4 times a year and includes the technique of Insight Meditation or vipassana (generically called mindfulness meditation) and an overview of its context; the 3 Foundations of Mindfulness from Buddhism. Both sitting & walking meditation will be taught. No religious affiliation is required.
This class is recommended – but not required – for participation in our ongoing Sunday group, classes or retreats.

To register: By Paypal or by check (see below) send you name, e mail address and $20 fee to Elizabeth Fryer
by PayPalPayPal.Me/elizabethfryer/21 (includes $1 service charge)
or by check: 11917 Claychester Dr, St Louis 63131 

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6 Week Contemporary Mindfulness Course
October 12-November 16 (Wed)  6:30-7:40PM
location: near Ballas & Clayton Rd
cost: $235

For registration info contact Elizabeth at modharma@gmail.com  or 314 397-3732.   This class is space limited,  enrollment is on a 1st come 1st served basis so early registration is advised.  Class fee required for enrollment

Contemporary mindfulness has become increasingly popular due to research demonstrating its effectivity in stress reduction, emotional regulation, improved attention, equanimity, kindness and general wellbeing.  This 6 week course goes beyond basic stress reduction and identifies the emotional dysregulation cycle and mindful reregulation skills thereby offering a condensed yet comprehensive application of contemporary mindfulness on our busy modern lives.  This will be a small class.

Class Outline:
Focus = Calm
The Present: Being vs Doing
Interrupting Habits: Awareness vs Autopilot
Acceptance & Aversion
Kindness
Establishing Mindful Habits

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Duck, Death and the Tulip

Duck, Death and the Tulip: An Uncommonly Tender Illustrated Meditation on the Cycle of Life

“Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love,”Rilke wrote in contemplating how befriending our mortality can help us feel more alive. Nearly a century later, John Updike echoed this sentiment:“Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead. So why, one could say, be afraid of death, when death comes all the time?” And yet however poetic this notion might be, it remains one of the hardest for us to befriend and reconcile with our irrepressible impulse for aliveness. How, then, are those only just plunging into the lush river of life to confront the prospect of its flow’s cessation?

The German children’s book author and illustrator Wolf Erlbruch offers a wonderfully warm and assuring answer in Duck, Death and the Tulip

One day, Duck turns around to find Death standing behind her. Terrified, she asks whether he has come to take her, but he remarks rather matter-of-factly that he has been there her entire life.

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Sunday meditation group cancelled tonight

Sorry, tonights SLM 6PM meditation group at BBYC has been cancelled.  We’ll see you next time 6/12/16.

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Mindfulness For Pain

More research on the use of mindfulness for pain and how it can reduce the widespread use of opiates.

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/03/22/471305344/for-chronic-low-back-pain-mindfulness-beats-painkillersMindfulness

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