Calendar

THE CALENDAR OF WEEKLY CLASSES, CLINICS AND WORKSHOPS.

Sep
28
Mon
Gentle Mindful Yoga, Monday Mornings Online this Fall
Sep 28 @ 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.

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

 

 

 

Beginning Mindful Yoga Mondays at Noon Online this Fall
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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 and then Book Online

 

The Breathing Series: Practicing Methods for Resilience & Vitality — Online 2-Class Series
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Breath is a fundamental element of our lives and yet happens by default.  We have the ability to be aware of our breathing and to manage and control our breathing yet seldom do so unless we are victim to illness and forced to change breathing for therapeutic reasons.  Many of us have taken breath for granted and even subjected ourselves to pathogenetic activities like smoking and breathing in or snorting drugs.

There is incredible evidence that we can work with our breath to enhance our state of ease, health and essential vitality.  Yogis long ago attended to breath work with a variety practices grouped under the methodologies termed pranayama (working with life’s energy).  Let’s go beyond that with contemporary methods and science to guide us in some simple practices.

Let’s share this series over two session, two consecutive Monday evenings, to practice a bit and then do some homework to see how this might be helpful for us.  After all this is an era with a pandemic that threatens our ability to breathe.  Perhaps this will be helpful and in this series I will provide research evidence that shows it may well be so!

I will follow the superb recent book about breathing, Breath, by investigative journalist James Nestor  who practiced many breathing methodologies over a decade as he researched his book and interview experts all over the world.  Here is a video presentation by him about the topic.

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Much Love  —  Brant

Shared Meditation Evenings Online this Fall
Sep 28 @ 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.

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

If you are ready.  Book Now

Sep
29
Tue
Beginning Mindful Yoga Tuesday Evenings Online this Fall
Sep 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 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 and then Book Online

 

 

 

Sep
30
Wed
Gentle Mindful Yoga, Wednesday Mornings Online this Fall
Sep 30 @ 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.

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

 

 

 

Intermediate Mindful Yoga, Wednesday Evenings Online this Fall
Sep 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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

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

 

 

Shared Meditation Evenings Online this Fall
Sep 30 @ 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.

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

If you are ready.  Book Now

Oct
1
Thu
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Staying-at-Home (MBSR-SH) Fall Course Online
Oct 1 @ 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 era.  It was devised for ease of access and relevance, availability and diversity of class-learning with me beyond the weekly MBSR sessions, and support of long-term learning.  Please know that this course as far less of the drudgery of online interaction in typical 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 or if you want to register for the course complete the MBSR Online Registration Form:

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 interview 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 one of Brant’s relevant-level yoga classes each week, the Shared Meditation Evenings, and some of  Brant’s 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 an MBSR Orientation on Thursday, September 24th; 6 until about 7pm for those interested in the course.
  • For the course we will be meeting each Thursday, 6 until about 8pm: October 1st through November 19th (the Thursday before Thanksgiving).
  • The Thursday, November 5th class will be and extended nearly 3 hour mini-retreat class; 6 until about 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 on September 24th.  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.  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 once you have registered.
  • There is a free online Orientation on Thursday September 24th.

To enter the MBSR program you must  1) complete a brief interview with the instructor 2) Complete an online or written  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 helpful though not required.

 

 

Oct
2
Fri
Shared Meditation Evenings Online this Fall
Oct 2 @ 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.

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

If you are ready.  Book Now