Calendar

THE CALENDAR OF WEEKLY CLASSES, CLINICS AND WORKSHOPS.

Sep
13
Mon
2021
Fall Term
Sep 13 – Nov 21 all-day
Oct
14
Thu
2021
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Staying-at-Home (MBSR-SH) Fall Course Online Staring September 30th
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Stay-at-Home (MBSR-SH) Course Online

My traditional MBSR course, the one I have taught here for the past 12 years, has been adapted to the unique challenges and advantages of this staying-at-home era.  It was devised for ease of access and relevance, availability and diversity of class-learning beyond the weekly MBSR sessions and support of long-term learning.  Please know that this course has far less of the drudgery of typical online classes and more attentive guided personal mindfulness practices which are far less stressful than most online learning.

Below are the details of this training, MBSR-SH.  Use the Contact Form to advise Brant of your interests and ask questions.

Program Structure:

  • After reviewing the details of the course below complete the online MBSR Application . Then. . . 
  • Complete a brief conversation with Brant at some prearranged time. Reach out to him to arrange this.
  • This course will be many hours of class time (1-1.5 hours one day per week) for 8 weeks. Plus. . . 
  • As part of your learning you are welcome to attend any of Brant’s  mindful yoga classesthe Shared Meditation Evenings, and  workshops.  These all come with your registration and are an additional, optional way of practicing and learning.  Details will be available after your registration.
  • There will be a free MBSR Orientation on Thursday, September 23rd ; 6 until about 7pm for those interested in the course.
  • For the course we will be meeting each Thursday, 6 until about 8pm.
  • The sixth class will be an extended nearly 3 hour mini-silent-retreat class; 6 until as late as 9pm
  • Please make a commitment to do home practice each day you are not in class during the Program; up to 45 minutes.  Home practice is at the heart of learning in this course
  • Tuition is $250 for those who have applied by the Orientation day.  After that tuition is $320.
  • Also, you will be Brant’s guest at a subsequent in-person MBSR Silent Retreat once we are able to resume in-person classes.
  • Payment plans and scholarships can be arranged for those with limited means.  I will always find a way to admit you to class if you know this is, without-a-doubt, the right time. Contact Brant to discuss this.
  • There will be 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 if you and your healthcare provider believe it would be helpful.  Participants often do this to better include their healthcare providers as partners in the learning process.
  • The MBSR-SH training is held online this term.  You will be provided a Zoom link for the full 8-week course once you have completed booking the course.

To enter the MBSR program you must  1) complete a brief conversation with the instructor. 2) Complete an online MBSR Application   3) after these then arrange with the instructor for booking your reservation and payment of tuition.

Questions about MBSR? Learn more or contact Brant.  MBSR Orientations are very helpful though not required.

 

 

Oct
15
Fri
2021
Shared Meditation Evenings Online this Fall
Oct 15 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Sharing stillness, embodied and attentive presence,  openness, poetry and readings with one another during this contemplative practice each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evening at 9pm.

Designed each evening to work with who arrives and how we might best encourage, nourish and support ourselves and one another.  No special prerequisites. Show up as you are and we’ll support one another and ourselves as we practice meeting this difficult era.

“These evenings have given me a community and support in a time when I needed them most.
Whatever I was going through, I knew I wasn’t alone. This community is the great gift of this pandemic.”

“Ending the day in this way brings calm and spaciousness to my busy life,
reminding me of what is ultimately important.”  – Cindy

“I am calm and focused on the moment and moments that continue which
makes the rest of my evening so nice, calming and centered.” – Linda

If the tuition for the full 30 sessions is a challenge because of job loss or other challenge reach out to Brant and we’ll work something out.  No problem.

About 30 minutes each evening on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.  ONLINE.

If you are ready.  Book Now

Oct
16
Sat
2021
Intermediate Mindfulness-Based Yoga Saturday Online this Fall
Oct 16 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

This will be a physically lively practice including Inversions, backbends, rigorous flow.  Students will be encouraged toward an attentive mindful presence as they move through the class.

At the beginning of class we will devote some time to invite a mode of practice that is relevant and helpful for those who attend that day.

Review details of  Registration, costs, and other details and then Book Each Class of the 10-Week Course Online

 

Beginning Mindfulness-Based Yoga – Saturdays – Online this Fall
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The general form of yoga postures and simple flow are introduced and practiced.  Each week’s class will be tailored to those in class with time devoted at the beginning of class to have students request and discuss a focus for our time together as they wish.

The mode of instruction invites a quality of direct personal experience encouraging each student to find their unique way of practice.

Review details of  Registration, costs, and other details and then . . .

 Book Each Class of the 10-Week Series Online

I look forward to working with you. —  Brant

 

Oct
18
Mon
2021
Mindfulness-Based Yoga Sessions in Nature Each Monday Evening at 6pm Until the Weather Says Otherwise
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Let’s meet outdoors and practice in the open air, outdoor sounds, open sky, and perhaps let our feet feel the earth’s surface for a change.  We meet at Bagley Park in downtown Hillsboro.

Book each session individually so you be on the roster and can be notified of any changes in the schedule, especially because of weather.

These sessions are without tuition offered to those who can bring the necessary props, sunscreen, raincoats, and otherwise to be safe and well aligned in an open setting. You may contribute something if you wish though nothing required.  Just show up and share practice!

All levels of practice are welcome though you must (you must!) modify your
movements to be safe for your physical situation. I will share with those who show up in these sessions.   I will count on your patience and abilities to modify your practice and not try to ‘keep up’ which is contrary to our way of practice here.  Just be who you are and practice in your own unique way.

We will observe practical health safety measures so bring a mask, and practice social distancing according to state health guidelines at the time of class.

Here is an example of the mode of practice we might share.

 

Shared Meditation Evenings Online this Fall
Oct 18 @ 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Sharing stillness, embodied and attentive presence,  openness, poetry and readings with one another during this contemplative practice each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evening at 9pm.

Designed each evening to work with who arrives and how we might best encourage, nourish and support ourselves and one another.  No special prerequisites. Show up as you are and we’ll support one another and ourselves as we practice meeting this difficult era.

“These evenings have given me a community and support in a time when I needed them most.
Whatever I was going through, I knew I wasn’t alone. This community is the great gift of this pandemic.”

“Ending the day in this way brings calm and spaciousness to my busy life,
reminding me of what is ultimately important.”  – Cindy

“I am calm and focused on the moment and moments that continue which
makes the rest of my evening so nice, calming and centered.” – Linda

If the tuition for the full 30 sessions is a challenge because of job loss or other challenge reach out to Brant and we’ll work something out.  No problem.

About 30 minutes each evening on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.  ONLINE.

If you are ready.  Book Now

Oct
19
Tue
2021
Beginning Mindfulness-Based Yoga Tuesday Evenings Online this Fall
Oct 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The general form of yoga postures and simple flow are introduced and practiced.  Each week’s class will be tailored to those in class with time devoted at the beginning of class to have students request and discuss a focus for our time together as they wish.

The mode of instruction invites a quality of direct personal experience encouraging each student to find their unique way of practice.

Review details of  Registration, costs, and other details and then . . .

 Book Each Class of the 10-Week Series Online

I look forward to working with you. —  Brant

 

 

 

Oct
20
Wed
2021
Gentle Mindfulness-Based Yoga, Wednesday Mornings Online this Fall
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

A safe and friendly introduction to yoga, appropriate for those wanting to try an soothing and accessible form of yoga or for those who have had injuries or physical limitations in the past.  There will be time devoted to visiting with students at the beginning of class to tailor the class for the student in class that morning.  The approach to practice and learning will be an invitation to direct personal experience so that each student is invited to move and learn in their own unique way.

We will practice movements that teach yoga alignment in ways that are available to most everyone. We will practice relaxation as well as invite  mindful movement to encourage balance,  strength and flexibility. Easy and modified yoga poses will be explored. Your physician should release you for general physical activity if you have a physical challenge.

Review details of  Registration, costs, and other details and then Book Each Class of the 10-Week Course Online

 

 

 

Intermediate Mindfulness-Based Yoga, Wednesday Evenings Online this Fall
Oct 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

This will be a physically lively practice including Inversions, backbends, rigorous flow.  Students will be encouraged toward an attentive mindful presence as they move through the class.

At the beginning of class we will devote some time to invite a mode of practice that is relevant and helpful for those who attend that day.

Review details of  Registration, costs, and other details and then Book Each Class of the 10-Week Course Online

I look forward to working with you. —  Brant