Teacher: Chris Dickson,
Cost: $30 per class, $180 for a 6-week term
Mindfulness is a type of meditation that develops the skill of consciously bringing awareness to body and mind, here and now. This gentle, receptive and compassionate awareness helps in noticing how the body is feeling, what thoughts are doing and letting go of stressful reflections that dwell on the past or anxiety about the future. Research in universities around the world indicates that the regular practice of mindfulness can reduce feelings of stress, anxiety and depression, improve resilience and alleviate pain.