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Mindfulness Meditation

Come to explore the deeper meaning of yoga and associated healing practices at one of our special classes.

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You can see (and print) a full schedule of all our ongoing weekly classes, our monthly specials and our special events on our Schedule page.

If you are looking for mindfulness resources for school students then please go to our Mindful Moment Resources for Black Horse Pike Regional School District Students page.

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Lori Volpe

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Linda Townshend

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Mindfulness Meditation with Lori Volpe / Linda Townshend

Weekly with Linda Townshend: Mondays, 12:30pm–1:30pm
Weekly with Lori Volpe: Thursdays, 7pm–8pm
$15 drop in or YFL class card.

These weekly sessions, led by experienced mindfulness instructors, include guided meditations, discussion, and sometimes gentle movement or walking meditations.

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In mindfulness meditation sessions we practice being more present, accepting, patient and compassionate. By approaching our experience in a relaxed, alert and openhearted manner, we can better navigate all aspects of life, even the parts that are difficult. Attending weekly classes is suggested to gain the cumulative positive effects of meditation and to sustain an at-home practice necessary for long-term change.

What to expect when attending your first class: Please try to arrive a few minutes early as classes begin promptly. You will be greeted warmly at the check-in desk. We request that shoes be removed before entering the meditation room. You are welcome to sit in a chair, sit or lie on a blanket, or to use your own meditation cushion. Props are available to help you feel more comfortable.

Many people report feeling relaxed, calm, or peacefulness during meditation practice. But occasionally when we unplug from the usual distractions and noises of our busy day, anxiety or other unpleasant sensations/emotions can arise. Your facilitator can help you navigate any feelings of dis-ease that you may experience. We are here to support your practice, please feel free to reach out with any questions.

If you are new to mindfulness meditation please read these tips on mindfulness before attending your first class.

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Linda Townshend

$15 Single class drop in

$120 12-class card

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Mindfulness Meditation for Experienced Meditators with Linda Townshend

Please note: July class on July 22

Monthly: Sundays, 6:15pm–7:30pm. Next class: July 22.
$15 single class drop in, $120 for 12 classes.

This monthly mindfulness meditation class is an opportunity to deepen and reconnect with your practice and spend time with like-minded individuals who share the desire to live a more centered and mindful life.

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Continue your mindfulness journey and build community as we come together in support of each other and ourselves, sharing moments of stillness and presence, inquiry and discussion - and maybe even radiating a little peace and compassion into the world.

The practice of mindfulness is a gift that you have given yourself, a gift worthy of nurturing and care. All you need to participate is some experience with mindfulness meditation and a desire to devote time to your well-being. You may even want to make a commitment to give yourself this time once a month for a full year of mindfulness – 12 meditations just for you – 12 promises to pause and renew.

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Four-week series
Starting July 10

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Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners with Lori Volpe

Special Series: Tuesdays, 7:00pm–8:00pm. July 10, 17, 24 and 31.
Next class: July 24.
$135.

This four week course provides an introduction to mindfulness techniques that can help you manage stress and anxiety and cultivate a greater sense of wellbeing.

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If you would like to learn more about mindfulness and how to begin or deepen your commitment to a meditation practice this is the course for you. You will learn the following basics in these four weeks:

  • What mindfulness is and isn’t and how mindfulness practice can benefit you
  • How living in automatic pilot affects your life and how to become more present
  • Practices to stabilize your attention
  • Practices to manage difficult situations and emotions
  • Practices to incorporate into daily living
  • How to interrupt rumination about the past and worry about the future
  • How to “be with” challenging physical sensations and our busy minds.

Each class will include:

  • A guided meditation
  • Instruction
  • Group discussion

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Dharma Study Group with Lori Volpe & Monks from the KTC Center

Monthly: Sundays, 3pm–4:45pm. Next class: July 29.
$By donation.

Save the dates for upcoming classes: Jul 29.

Please pre-register by Saturday morning prior to each session. E-mail Lori Volpe at .

Come join us as we practice mindfulness, loving-kindness and other forms of meditation, discuss Buddhist texts as they relate to modern life, and create a community of dharma practitioners (sangha).

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Through practice and discussion, and with a little help from Tibetan monks, we can deepen our practice and gain a clearer understanding of ancient wisdom. The atmosphere of these sessions, previously held at a rural monastery, was informal, warm, and sometimes infused with humor. Regular attendance will help you benefit the most from these sessions.

The two texts we will begin with are: The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva and Our Pristine Mind: A Practical Guide to Unconditional Happiness by Orgyen Chowang.

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Free Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Lori Volpe

Special: Tuesday September 11, 7pm–8:30pm.
$Free.

This workshop will provide you with an overview of mindfulness and the important role it can play in reducing stress and improving the quality of your life.

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Lori will review the fundamentals of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and, through a variety of meditation and awareness exercises, you will become familiar with this practical time-proven approach that has helped thousands of people achieve greater balance, vitality and health. In this introductory program you will learn:

  • What mindfulness is and how it can reduce stress and enhance well-being
  • A variety of basic mindfulness techniques
  • Applications of mindfulness in day-to-day living

Many people are drawn to mindfulness from a desire to bring more peace into their lives. We live in a fast-paced, stressful world and often feel pressured by technology, responsibilities and even our own negative self-beliefs. Mindfulness allows us to center ourselves and put the power of our happiness back in our own hands. With training, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction has been shown to help:

  • Improve mood and energy
  • Increase focus and mental clarity
  • Manage difficult situations and emotions
  • Enhance communication
  • Improve health

This introduction is Free but registration is required. Please register by calling (856) 404-7287, by or using our Contact Us form.

About the teacher:

Lori Volpe B.A., E-RYT

More than 20 years ago, Lori's search for a meaningful life led her to meditation. The freedom from anxiety and greater sense of well-being she gained from practice inspired her to share what she's learned; feedback from students motivates her to continue.

In 2011, Lori accepted the invitation to teach with the Penn Program for Mindfulness (PPFM) where she trained. She supplemented her learning through a 7-day residential professional training “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine” with Jon Kabat-Zinn. Regularly encountering students struggling with PTSD and anxiety inspired her to become certified to teach trauma-sensitive meditation and to become a Somatic Experiencing practitioner-in-training. Lori has also participated in many residential meditation retreats and teachings.

Besides facilitating public 8-week Mindfulness Foundation Courses, Lori co-taught mindfulness courses to medical and nursing school students at UPenn, has conducted continuing education workshops for therapists, and develops curriculum for advanced programs for the Penn Program and for courses she teaches with Dr. Dan Gottlieb. She currently teaches weekly mindful meditation and mindful yoga classes and also works with students individually. More information can be found on her website, OpeningIn.com.

Ongoing training and practice keeps Lori's teaching fresh and inspired. Students find her to be compassionate, supportive and knowledgeable. A social activist for many years, Lori now finds that inner transformation is a powerful way to change the world.

Lori holds a B.A. from Kirkland (now Hamilton) College.

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Fall Series
September–November 2018

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Management (MBSM) – 8 week Course with Lori Volpe

Fall Course–Enrollment Now Open!: Tuesdays, 7pm–9:15pm. September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6 and 13.
Includes a Silent Mindfulness Retreat, Saturday November 3.
$425 by September 12, $450 after (including materials).

During this Mindfulness-Based Stress Management (MBSM) course, you will learn meditation techniques to help calm the mind, deal with disturbing thoughts and emotions, focus attention, enhance the mind-body connection and improve relationships.

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Through experiential learning, discussion and daily practice, you can develop inner resources to make positive changes in your life.

Each week, you will be introduced to mindfulness practices to strengthen your ability to be more present. As you deepen the connection with your innate wisdom, you will learn to take better care of yourself and choose more effective ways of responding to life's stresses and challenges.

Rather than being driven by assumptions of how things should be, living in the past or worrying about the future, you will learn how to engage in life with openness, compassion and ease. Committing to class attendance and home practice will enable you to derive the greatest benefits from this program.

The eight week mindfulness program was originally developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn as a means to help people cope with chronic physical and emotional pain. It helped bring mindfulness meditation into the “medical mainstream” and is offered in corporate, government, hospital, work and learning environments around the world. Research has demonstrated that participants in mindfulness stress management programs may experience:

  • Reduced stress
  • Sharper focus
  • Improved memory
  • Reduced chronic pain
  • Enhanced immune system
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduced anxiety and depression
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved communication

Many Clinical studies now demonstrate the effectiveness of participation in MBSR or mindfulness meditation in reducing symptoms of stress related to daily life, anxiety, depression, and may other challenges. Read more from “What Does Mindfulness Meditation Do to Your Brain?” in The Scientific American.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • My mind is too busy to meditate. Will this work for me? Yes. This is about paying attention to what is with acceptance and curiosity. This tends to calm the mind and produces many benefits. This is not about making the mind or thoughts "do" anything or change.
  • Do I have to practice every day? Daily practice is encouraged and will produce the most benefit out of the course. Even a few minutes a day will help maintain consistency.
  • Do I have to sit on a cushion cross-legged and meditate? No. The course offers ways you can incorporate the techniques into daily life so several kinds of meditation are offered. Group participation will be done from a chair.

For questions, more information or to register please call Rhonda Leone on (856) 404-7287 or e-mail . Space is limited, register early!

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Refund Policy:

Request Prior to First Class: A full refund minus a $50 processing fee will be given when requested by e-mail to rhonda@yogaforliving.net, a minimum of 48 hours before the first class. If a refund is requested less than 48 hours prior to the first class, the cancellation fee will be $100 or you may transfer to another MBSR class within a year.

Request Prior to Second Class: A full refund minus a $100 processing fee will be given when requested by e-mail a minimum of 48 hours before the second class or you may transfer to another MBSR class within a year. After the second class no refunds will be issued and any transfers will be done on a case by case basis.

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The Power of Silence… A Women's Retreat with Rhonda Leone

The date of the next workshop will be announced soon. Please call (856) 404-7287 or send us a message through our Contact Us form to express your interest. We'll let you know when the next one is scheduled.

Finding a quiet space in which to retreat is almost impossible in this world. It is critical for our overall well-being to immerse into a place of silence, often and without guilt, on a regular basis. Only in the silence can we discover the secrets of our true inner knowing.

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Bask in the space of quietude as we create the Silent Space in which participants can immerse themselves through the grassroots rituals of Ayurveda for Women's Health.

  • Be nurtured with a therapeutic Ayurvedic treatment
  • Serene yoga studio filled with Beauty and Silence
  • Private sanctuary spaces for rest and quiet
  • No talking, no videos, no sounds of traffic, no cell phones, no iPods or Blackberries
  • Therapists maintain silence in the application of Ayurvedic treatments and participants choose from a variety of healing stations to process and discover the power of silence through contemplation, meditation, journaling, resting in relaxation, art therapy or writing
  • Herbal teas and nourishing food offered in Silent Conscious Eating experiences
  • Learn practices that tap into your own inner power to heal

Testimonials:

  • “After 4 hours of Pure 'Love Therapy' from Rhonda, I feel completely rebalanced and rejuvenated. I have been reintroduced to the me who Loves Life and being in the world.” — Rose Payne
  • “I loved the no talking. It forced me to take the time I needed and reflect. This is a wonderful practice that I will continue.”
  • “What an incredible day!!! It was just what I needed. The past few weeks have been pretty difficult for me. At times I felt like it was me against the world. I felt a major melt down coming. Today reminded me to take time out for myself. I too need the nurturing that I am always giving to my family and others in need. If I give a little to myself I will have a lot more to give to others.”
  • More on the Testimonials page.

These special workshops are offered by therapist Rhonda Leone, Ayurvedic Panchakarma Therapist from Greens Ayur Center, School of Ayurveda, India; Certified Ayurveda Womens Health instructors, Wise Earth Ayurveda®.

A contribution will be made to the efforts of One Square Inch to keep preserving Silence in America's diminishing natural space.

Class size is limited to six women so please contact us, call (856) 404-7287 to register in advance and reserve your place or Buy Now online through PayPal.

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Mindfulness Meditation Live Zoom Sessions

The Zoom classes are on hold for the moment. Please call (856) 404-7287 or send us a message through our Contact Us form to express your interest. We'll let you know when the next one is scheduled.

These weekly, live Zoom Mindfulness Meditation classes from your computer are an opportunity to deepen and reconnect with your practice from the comfort of your own home.

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It is an opportunity to continue your mindfulness journey and build community as we come together in support of each other and ourselves, sharing moments of stillness and presence, inquiry and discussion - and maybe even radiating a little peace and compassion into the world.

The practice of mindfulness is a gift that you have given yourself, a gift worthy of nurturing and care. All you need to participate is some experience with mindfulness meditation and a desire to devote time to your well-being.

Register for the upcoming sessions by clicking the Buy Now button. Once payment has been completed, you will receive a conformation email with a Zoom ID number and instructions on how to join the online meeting session.

Live Class Link: Go to Zoom.us and click on “Join A Meeting” from the top menu. When you are prompted, enter the meeting ID and register for the session.

Meditation will start promptly at 7.30pm so please join the meeting prior to start time.

Refunds will be given for cancellations made at least 24 hours before the start of the meditation. Please e-mail to cancel and claim a refund

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