Calendar

THE CALENDAR OF WEEKLY CLASSES, CLINICS AND WORKSHOPS.

Aug
5
Thu
BEING A FORCE OF NATURE: Three Thursday evenings of acknowledging & remembering our inherited vitality though simple practices; heart, mind & body
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This is an ideal series for MBSR alumni who long to continue and enrich personal practice.  Also, for those just beginning an enquiry into a contemplative practice that opens doors to life’s possibilities, this will be appropriate and very accessible.

Learn about and practice ways of waking your unique abilities as we meet the challenges and joys of this era of transformation after this past year and a half.     Scholars, researchers, mystics, sages and everyday people over eons have
shared practices that evoke an inner stance that invites the foundational vitality in us to emerge more generously as we find our unique path in life; heart, mind and body.

This is a course that asks you to participate with your whole heart.  To lean into class time, personal practice, and earnest enquiry.  That whole-heartedness is the foundation for opening the door to remembering the grace, power, and vitality that lives below the surface of our many draining distractions.

This series will invited each of us to explore our unique possibilities for awaking inner life as the foundation for our path forward.  There will be learning about the evidence that points us to capacities most of us have never considered possible in the realms of contemplative/meditative practices, modes of physical exploration, how we nourish ourselves, breathing practices.  This series will be far less about following some orthodoxy and very much about listening, learning, and exploring these realms in our own unique way.

There will be assigned home-practice and study between our sessions with resources provided; readings, podcasts, videos, invitations to attend other classes online and in-person here this summer.  During our sessions we will practice and confer with one another about what and how we are learning.

The underlying purpose here is to awaken our own unique capacities to meet the challenges and joys of this era of immense transformation personally, with family, in community with friends/coworkers, and globally.  A tall order yet all we need is here in our lives and this will be an invitation to point life in that direction.

Online at 6pm on Three Thursdays, June 24th, July 15th, August 5th. Book Each Individual Thursday Class Here

Aug
6
Fri
Shared Meditation Evenings Online this Summer
Aug 6 @ 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

Aug
7
Sat
Intermediate Mindful Yoga Saturday Online this Summer
Aug 7 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

We introduce a physically more lively practice including Inversions, backbends, rigorous flow.  Mindfulness during practice emphasized.

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 Summer
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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

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

 

 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Staying-at-Home (MBSR-SH) Summer Course Online Starting Saturday July 10th; 2pm
Aug 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Stay-at-Home (MBSR-SH) Course Online (For summer term modified to Mindfulness-Based Group Coaching – Four sessions; July 10 & 24th, August 7 & 21)

PLEASE NOTE:   registration comes with an All-Class, Workshop & Series Pass for a full learning experience this summer.

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 .  With the advice of your instructor complete the written application if you are unable to completed online.  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 (2 hours one day per week) for 8 weeks. Plus. . . 
  • As part of your learning you are welcome to attend one of Brant’s relevant-level mindfulness-based yoga classes or sessions each week, the Shared Meditation Evenings, and  Brant’s workshops.  These all come with your registration and are additional, optional ways of practicing and learning making this a comprehensive learning experience.  Generous depth and breadth of learning is the intention with this offering.  Details will be available after your registration.
  • There will be a free MBSR Orientation on Saturday June 26th; 2pm for those interested in the course.
  • For the course we will be meeting each Saturday from 2 to about 4pm.
  • The sixth class will be and extended up to 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 All-Day MBSR Retreat once we are able to resume in-person classes.
  • Payment plans and partial scholarships can be arranged for those with limited means.  Especially during this difficult time of corona virus, layoffs, and society change I will always find a way to admit you to class if you know this is, without-a-doubt, the right time. Contact Brant for details.
  • 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 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 you will be provided instructions for booking your reservation and payment of tuition.

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

 

 

Aug
9
Mon
Shared Meditation Evenings Online this Summer
Aug 9 @ 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

Aug
10
Tue
Beginning Mindfulness-Based Yoga Tuesday Evenings Online this Summer
Aug 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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

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

 

 

 

Aug
11
Wed
Gentle Mindfulness-Based Yoga, Wednesday Mornings Online this Summer
Aug 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 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.

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

 

 

 

Summer Course Schedule for Toward a Healing Presence (THP): the Mindfulness-Based Online Course for Pacific University Students, Clinicians, & Faculty
Aug 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Toward a Healing Presence (THP) the Mindfulness-Based Summer Online Course Starting Wednesday, July 7th at 12:30pm

Below are the details of this course.  Use the Contact Form to advise Brant of your interests and ask questions.  If you want to register for the course now complete the THP Online Application Form

Program Structure:

  • Thoroughly review the information below as well as the general course information. 
  • This course will be one hour one day per week for 8 weeks. Plus. . . 
  • The week before the course begins there  will be a free THP Orientation on Wednesday, June 30th at 12:30pm for those interested in the course.
  • For the course we will be meeting each Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30pm.
  • Please make a commitment to do home practice each day you are not in class during the Program; for at least 15 minutes.  The experiential home practice is at the heart of practical learning in this course
  • This course is sponsored by OHWI AHEC at Pacific University and the cost is free for students, staff, and faculty of Pacific University’s health care related programs.

To enter the THP course  1) Thoroughly review the information above as well as the general course information.  2). Attend the Orientation on June 30th at 12:30pm to help make sure this course is right for you.  3) Complete an online THP Application    4) You will then be provided the Zoom link for the full course starting July 7th at 12:30pm.

Questions about THP? Learn more or contact Brant.

 

Intermediate Mindfulness-Based Yoga, Wednesday Evenings Online this Summer
Aug 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

We introduce a physically more lively practice including Inversions, backbends, rigorous flow.  Mindfulness during practice emphasized.

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