Calendar

THE CALENDAR OF WEEKLY CLASSES, CLINICS AND WORKSHOPS.

Sep
9
Sun
Fall Term
Sep 9 – Nov 17 all-day
Oct
18
Thu
Thursday MBSR 8-Week Program – Fall
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Here are the details of this training.  Use the Preregistration Form at the bottom of the page to advise Brant of your interests:

Program Structure:

  • Attend an optional, free 1.5-hour Orientation Session (dates below).  These are open for anyone with interest in the training
  • Complete a brief interview with the instructor
  • 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 Thursday, 6-8:30pm: September 27th through November 8th.
  • A Sunday silent retreat:  November 4th; Noon – 6:30pm.
  • Your commitment to do homework each day you are not in class during the Program: 45 minutes
  • Tuition is $290 for applications processed until one week prior the first day of MBSR class at the Orientation and then tuition increases to $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.  MBSR Orientations are helpful though not required.

Free Orientation Dates;

 

CONTACT ME TO PREREGISTER FOR AN ORIENTATION OR MBSR 

 

FYI – THERE ARE SOME LOVELY RESTAURANTS AND VENUES IN DOWNTOWN HILLSBORO A SHORT WALK FROM MY CLASSROOMS.  You may want to arrive early to miss traffic or stay late for a nice meal before going home:

  •  Virundhu, 180 E. Main Street #105, Hillsboro OR 503-372-9628. Outstanding Mediterranean fusion
  • 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
  • Starbucks at First and Main right near the courthouse a couple of blocks away

 

Oct
20
Sat
Intermediate Mindful Yoga Saturday – Fall
Oct 20 @ 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Beginning Mindful Yoga – Saturdays – Fall
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

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

 

 

Saturday MBSR 8-Week Program – Fall
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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

This Saturday training is a good choice for those who commute from greater Portalnd or who ride the Max with two stations within blocks of the downtown Hillsboro classroom.

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: September 29th through November 17th with these exceptions: Saturday, October 27th there is an extended class from 2-6pm.  Also, the all-afternoon/evening Silent Retreat will be on Saturday, November 3rd 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.

Free Orientation Dates;

 

CONTACT ME TO PREREGISTER FOR AN ORIENTATION OR MBSR 

 

FYI – THERE ARE SOME LOVELY RESTAURANTS AND VENUES IN DOWNTOWN HILLSBORO A SHORT WALK FROM MY CLASSROOMS.  You may want to arrive early to miss traffic or stay late for a nice meal before going home:

  •  Virundhu, 180 E. Main Street #105, Hillsboro OR 503-372-9628. Outstanding Mediterranean fusion
  • 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
  • Starbucks at First and Main right near the courthouse a couple of blocks away

 

 

 

 

 

Oct
21
Sun
October Meditation Vigil: Social Change – Wednesdays & Sundays; 7am
Oct 21 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Supporting ourselves and one another to make a positive difference as society changes so much; elections, social media, rapid changes near and far.

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 – 7:40; Reclined Meditation Variations
  • 7:40 – 7:45; Various Practices (Loving Kindness Meditation, Readings, etc.)
  • 7:45 – 7:50; Comments, Questions, Conversation
  •  7:50 – Continue your day

There is no tuition for this.  Freely offered, though only if you sense it would be helpful and appropriate, offer something;  consider contributing something in some kind way (effort, funding, material) toward helping you and others meet the difficult changes in our society – a worthy charity, friend, acquaintance, or cause sometime this month.  Something that speaks to your larger and compassionate intentions to participate and be a contribution to a changing world.  My bias is that such an offering of something toward a cause that is bigger than you, that addresses your sense of a larger purpose, is very helpful in one’s life and always helpful in making a difference in that cause.  You’re welcome to contribute something to the student scholarship jar near the sign-in sheet here though there is no expectation of that at all.

Everyone, the public is welcome

Please RSVP/Preregister

Kind Regards  —  Brant

Nia Sunday Fall
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Nia ~ a fitness/dance/healing movement practice that draws on the martial, dance and meditative arts. It blends inspiring, soulful music with moves that make your body flexible & strong, your mind focused & relaxed.

Contact Laurie at this link to register:  HERE

Yoga with Laurie, Fall
Oct 21 @ 10:15 am – 11:30 am

A bright, dynamic approach to this art.  For those between beginning and intermediate levels of experience.

Contact Laurie at this link to register:  HERE

Oct
22
Mon
Beginning Mindful Yoga Mondays – Fall
Oct 22 @ 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

 

Yin Yoga Mondays with Carole in Fall
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
The three principles of Yin yoga are: 1) Come into an appropriate depth for your body in each pose; 2) Become still; 3) Hold for a long time. This can mean up to 3-5 minutes per pose. What is important is not what a pose looks like, but what it feels like… we use many props in Yin yoga to support our bodies in releasing into the connective tissues rather than specifically stretching the muscles. Yin yoga is not restorative yoga, in that we are still looking for some stress to the tissues in order to create optimal health. Yin targets mainly the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis and lower spine.
A slower moving class focusing on floor postures.  All levels welcome.
“We don’t use our bodies to get into the pose, we use the pose to get into the body”, according to my teacher, Bernie Clark.