Calendar

THE CALENDAR OF WEEKLY CLASSES, CLINICS AND WORKSHOPS.

Jun
17
Sun
Summer Term
Jun 17 @ 7:00 am – Aug 25 @ 8:00 am
Aug
18
Sat
Saturday MBSR 8-Week Program – Summer
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8-Week Program 

The 8-Week MBSR Program is an experiential learning course developed 30 years ago as a complement to self-care, medical care and therapy.

Here are the details of this training:

Program Structure:

  • Complete a brief interview.
  • Provide the instructor with a completed MBSR application
  • 22 hours of class time (2.5 hours one day per week for 8 weeks).  Meeting each Saturday, 2-4:30pm: June 30 through August 18th with these exceptions: Saturday, July 28th there is an extended class from 2-6pm.  Also, the all-afternoon/evening Silent Retreat will be on Saturday, August 4th from 2pm to 8:30pm.
  • Your commitment to do homework each day you are not in class during the Program: 45 minutes
  • Tuition is $290 until one week prior to the first class for those who have completed the application and interview process.  Thereafter the late tuition is $360.
  • You will be Brant’s guest in his mindful yoga classes during the term as part of your home practice.
  • Payment plans and partial scholarships might be arranged for those with limited means.  Contact the instructor for details.
  • Classroom learning and practice of:
    • Gentle, adaptive mindful movement
    • Body scan meditation
    • Sitting meditation
    • Walking meditation
    • Mindful breathing practice
    • Group dialogue
    • Interpersonal learning
  • If you are currently in active treatment with an acute condition consult with your doctor, therapist or psychotherapist to provide the MBSR instructor their written or emailed recommendation/referral for MBSR prior to the beginning of the course.   You may be asked to give your doctor or psychotherapist permission to talk with your MBSR instructor in order to support you appropriately.  Participants often do this to better include their healthcare providers as partners in the learning process.

The MBSR training is held in the instructor’s well-equipped, safe and comfortable classrooms.

To register for the program you must  1) complete a brief interview with the instructor and 2) complete and submit the application.

Questions about MBSR? Learn more or contact the instructor.  These MBSR Orientations are helpful though not required.

 

MBSR PREREGISTRATION CONTACT FORM

 

FYI – THERE ARE SOME LOVELY RESTAURANTS AND VENUES IN DOWNTOWN HILLSBORO A SHORT WALK FROM MY CLASSROOMS.  ALSO, THIS SUMMER THE HILLSBORO SATURDAY MARKET IS 30 FEET FROM THE CLASSROOM DOORS; 8am to 1:30pm.  Lovely food and a way to relax before class.  You may want to arrive early to miss traffic or stay late for a nice meal before going home:

  • Insomnia Coffee Company.  Open early and late in downtown Hillsboro.  Good beverages, pastries, and wifi.  Good place to informally hang out
  • Syun, 209 NE Lincoln (503 640-3131) superb Japanese
  • Pissario, 337 East Main (503 693-7953) Italian
  • Primrose and Tumbleweeds, 248 East Main (503 703-8525) good food, large wine selection and nice atmosphere
  • McNally’s Taproom, 370 East Main (503 268-1429) food and brews

 

 

 

 

Aug
19
Sun
Morning Meditation and Practice: Wednesdays & Sundays
Aug 19 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

I am so very glad to share morning meditation practice with you this summer on Wednesday and Sunday mornings.  Sharing with one another an attentive, strong, and compassionate presence encourages these qualities as we meet the challenges of daily life.  

This is a reasonably informal practice that will loosely follow this outline:

  • Usually we will be in my upstairs classroom.  Signs will be on the doors.
  • Doors open 6:55am
  • 7-7:10; Sign in, Comments, Questions, Conversation,
  • 7:10 – 7:30;  Sitting Meditation
  • 7:30 – 7:35; Walking or Movement Meditation
  • 7:35 – 7:45; Reclined Meditation Variations
  • 7:45 – 7:50; Various Practices (Loving Kindness Meditation, Readings, etc.)
  • 7:50 – 7:55; Comments, Questions, Conversation

There is no tuition for this.  Freely offered, though only if you sense it would be helpful and appropriate, offer something; contribute something to the student scholarship jar near the sign-in sheet here or I’ll encourage you to consider contributing something in some kind way (effort, funding, material) toward a worthy charity, friend, acquaintance, or cause sometime this summer.  Something that speaks to your larger and compassionate intentions in life.  A simple practice of generosity.

Everyone, the public is welcome

Please RSVP/Preregister

Kind Regards  —  Brant

Aug
20
Mon
Beginning Mindful Yoga Mondays – Summer
Aug 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

The general form of poses, simple flow, introduction to yoga breathing and the practices of mindfulness.

Register anytime through Yoga Hillsboro: Registration, costs, and other details

 

Aug
21
Tue
Consulting and Coaching Hours for Brant: Tuesdays, Summer
Aug 21 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Weekly consultation and coaching hours for appointments in-person,  via phone or Skype.  He will work with you or your group to support you with attentive ear to support your journey toward health and well-being or specific advice about therapeutic applications he will be glad to work with you. Check Brant’s profile and contact form on our website or call for specifics.

 

Beginning Mindful Yoga Tuesday Evenings – Summer
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

The general form of poses, simple flow, introduction to yoga breathing and the practices of mindfulness.

Register anytime through Yoga Hillsboro: Registration, costs, and other details

 

 

 

Gentle Mindful Yoga Tuesdays – Summer
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

The gentle form of poses, simple flow, introduction to yoga breathing and the practices of mindfulness.  Tailored for those in class.

Registration, costs, and other details

 

Aug
22
Wed
Morning Meditation and Practice: Wednesdays & Sundays
Aug 22 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

I am so very glad to share morning meditation practice with you this summer on Wednesday and Sunday mornings.  Sharing with one another an attentive, strong, and compassionate presence encourages these qualities as we meet the challenges of daily life.  

 

 

This is a reasonably informal practice that will loosely follow this outline:

  • Usually we will be in my upstairs classroom.  Signs will be on the doors.
  • Doors open 6:55am
  • 7-7:10; Sign in, Comments, Questions, Conversation,
  • 7:10 – 7:30;  Sitting Meditation
  • 7:30 – 7:35; Walking or Movement Meditation
  • 7:35 – 7:45; Reclined Meditation Variations
  • 7:45 – 7:50; Various Practices (Loving Kindness Meditation, Readings, etc.)
  • 7:50 – 7:55; Comments, Questions, Conversation

There is no tuition for this.  Freely offered, though only if you sense it would be helpful and appropriate, offer something; contribute something to the student scholarship jar near the sign-in sheet here or I’ll encourage you to consider contributing something in some kind way (effort, funding, material) toward a worthy charity, friend, acquaintance, or cause sometime this summer.  Something that speaks to your larger and compassionate intentions in life.  A simple practice of generosity.

Everyone, the public is welcome

Please RSVP/Preregister

Kind Regards  —  Brant

Gentle Mindful Yoga, Wednesday Mornings – Summer
Aug 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

A safe and friendly introduction to yoga, appropriate for those wanting to try an accessible form of yoga or for those who have had injuries in the past. We will practice movements that teach yoga alignment in ways that are available to most everyone. We will practice relaxation as well as develop strength and flexibility. Easy and modified yoga poses will be explored. Your physician should release you for general physical activity.

Registration, costs, and other details

 

 

Beginning Noon Mindful Yoga Wednesdays – Summer
Aug 22 @ 12:05 pm – 12:55 pm

The general form of poses, simple flow, introduction to yoga breathing and the practices of mindfulness.

Register anytime through Yoga Hillsboro: Registration, costs, and other details