MINDFULNESS & CREATIVITY - Zoom Workshop

Third Saturday of Every Month

Next Date: July 17, 2021

9:00-10:30 am on Zoom

Pre-registration required.

Wellspring Health Collective 

697 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ 07079

  • $30.00

  • Use the button below to register by credit card or email me to confirm and pay by Venmo (@jeanvitrano)

  • Workshop will be limited to 12 participants.

Mindfulness & Creativity is a continually evolving workshop where we come together in community and see how we can bring the tools of mindful awareness, reflection, and deep inner listening to our creative selves. We will meditate and I will guide you through exercises that invite us into a space of curiosity, kindness, and compassion as we lean into our creative process and honor all of it -- the inspiration, the blocks, the movement and the stuck-ness. Whatever our creative outlet may be, we can explore together and feel the support of a mindful community. Each workshop will be different, evolving based on what questions and discoveries the participants unearth in the previous session.

This session of Mindfulness & Creativity will address how the feeling of having so many adult responsibilities gets in the way of exploring and playing and how the notion of productivity can stifle our creative selves. Join us online for some meditation and mindful reflection. Let's slow ourselves down and gain awareness by leaning in and sharing in a supportive community. You do not need to be an artist by profession to attend! Dabblers and anyone who sees their life as creative (which it is!) are welcome. 

MORNING OF MINDFULNESS -  In-Person Retreat

Saturday, July 10, 2021

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pre-registration required.

Wellspring Health Collective 

697 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ 07079

  • Suggested Donation $35.00

  • Use the button below to register by emailing me.

  • Retreat will be limited to 12 participants.

Join me for a morning of mindfulness. Join me for a restful half-day of mindfulness and give yourself a mini-retreat to unplug and come into silence and inner stillness. The morning will largely be in silence as we practice guided, silent, and walking meditation. We will have a period rest in a guided body relaxation scan. There will be a Q&A period and time to share about your practice where we will strengthen our skills in mindful listening and speech. The day is an opportunity to deepen your practices, come together as a community, and to rest in the present moment.

This is an in-person event. Masks not required in the studio if  you are vaccinated, however to enter the building/use the bathroom a mask must be worn.

4 WEEK BEGINNING MINDFULNESS MEDITATION - In-Person Series

4 Week Series

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2021

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Pre-registration required.

Wellspring Health Collective 

697 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ 07079

  • $70.00

  • Use the button below to register by credit card or email me to confirm and pay by Venmo (@jeanvitrano)

Why meditate? I can speak from my experience and from witnessing so many others over the years that through meditation practice we become better equipped to handle life’s stresses because we gain more tools in staying in the present, not reacting habitually, realizing when we are losing presence and choosing to return. We become more curious and less judgmental about ourselves and about others because we have greater awareness of what goes on in ourselves and in the world around us. Pausing and being still allows us to see more clearly and compassion for ourselves and for others comes more readily.

 

For four weeks, I will give the basic instructions, lead you in a guided practice. We’ll have time for observations and questions and then we will practice again. Please reach out if you are interested. At the conclusion of these four weeks, we can find more opportunities for you to sit with a group, if you would like, on a regular basis. Being in community strengthens our commitment and practice. 

This is an in-person workshop! Masks not required in the studio if  you are vaccinated, however to enter the building/use the bathroom a mask must be worn.

TRANSFORMING JUDGEMENT​ WITH MINDFULNESS 

Date To Be Announced

If you are interested, please let me know.

  • $40.00

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.

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