Each class will be a combination of practice, lecture, group feedback and discussion. The class is taught in a supportive community that consists of no more than 20 participants. This class is open to people of all age, background and religion.
The structure of this course is 6 consecutive classes that meet for 2 hours each week. Participants are given home-practice assignments; beginning with 10 minute mindfulness meditations and build up to 30 minutes mindfulness meditations over the course, as well as everyday life mindfulness practices. Students will be encouraged to utilize the book *Fully Present: The Science, Art and Practice of Mindfulness by Susan Smalley, PhD and Diana Winston for support during the course.
This six-week course is based on the Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) classes developed by the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. This course is further developed and supported by Mark Coleman and Martin Alyward, teachers of the Mindfulness Training Institute.