A Mindful Return From Summer Zoom Workshop
9th Annual New Year's Day Guided Meditation & Bell Ringing on Zoom
Please join Jean Vitrano and the mindfulness community for a guided meditation that reflects on the past year with gratitude and presence. With an open heart we will set our intentions for the New Year. This will be followed by the Buddhist tradition of ringing the bell 108 times. Let's come to peace with the year we just completed and start anew.
Friday, January 1, 2021
4:00 – 5:15 pm
For security reasons on Zoom, advanced registration is required.
Please email Jean and let her know you will be attending and what Zoom name to look for. Unrecognized names will not be allowed in. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early. She will send you the Zoom link.
$10 suggested donation
A MINDFUL LIFE FOR COUPLES (currently on Zoom)
Photo by Emily Feinsod Photography
WINTER 2021 SESSION
Please let me know of your interest by emailing me. If I have enough couples we can schedule.
This four-week Zoom series takes the principles of A Mindful Life to couples. It’s an opportunity to practice the tools that strengthen awareness, self-reflection, gratefulness, self-kindness and compassion, but with the added benefit of working with your partner. You will have the chance to explore together and listen in ways that often get lost as couples stay together, and to find that sense of curiosity about the other and of the couple. We will start each session with a guided meditation and then go on journeys together. You will be developing mindfulness skills while sharing with your partner, asking questions of each other, and listening. We can let go of what we think we know of our partner and create a new space to be seen, heard, and held.
This time will ask you to slow down, to pause, to go inside, and to share from your genuine self. No meditation experience is needed, just commitment and the willingness from both individuals to be open, curious, and to want to strengthen the bond that makes you a “we.” This can be your time each week to be together in a connecting and meaningful way. This group is open to all couples regardless of sexual orientation or marital status.
A MINDFUL LIFE WORKSHOP: STAYING CENTERED IN ANY TIME
Saturday, June 5, 2021
9:00-11:00 am EST
This is an in-person workshop! Masks not required if you are vaccinated, however to enter the building/use the bathroom a mask will be required.
Wellspring Health Collective
697 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ 07079
Workshop will be limited to 10 participants.
You can pay by credit card with the button below or Venmo me (handle @jeanvitrano).
What’s the secret to staying centered in any time despite what might be swirling around us, despite the constant uncertainty and change we face in being human? The answer can’t be outside of us. As the spring and summer unfolds and the world opens up, now is a great time to remind ourselves that we can always be our own refuge. In this workshop we will lean into exercises and practices that remind us who we are, what matters to us, and what we value. We remember that presence, compassion, kindness, love are what we can rest on and they reside within us, not outside of us. When we remember who we are, we feel more grounded, solid, steady and capable. We will…
strengthen presence with meditation
lean into what we value and use that information to navigate fear
recognize our non-separation and interdependence as a source of grounding
reflect on what we want at this particular moment in time to stay connected to our purpose, energy and life force.
TRANSFORMING JUDGEMENT WITH MINDFULNESS
Date To Be Announced
If you are interested, please let me know.
We all judge. Judgement helps us to discern what is needed, how to respond or act. The problem with judgement is when we use it to make the other wrong or bad, or if we use it to feel powerful. Often our judgement of another, a group, or a situation gets in the way of deepening communication, understanding, acceptance, and our ability to work together and grow. It often causes us and those around us to suffer. We can choose to work with our judgement when it arises and get to something deeper underneath that is worth investigating. If we want more peace in the world, we need to do the work of uncovering what gets in the way and move in the direction of compassion, empathy, and the acceptance of our differences. Join me for this Zoom workshop where we will practice meditation, followed by some guided reflective exercises to help us unpack this topic with a gentle, compassionate awareness.