Current Classes


Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9:00 - 10:15 am

South Mountain Reservation at Old Short Hills Park. The trail entrance is next to Greenwood Gardens
274 Old Short Hills Rd. The parking lot is on the right as you pull in (don't go to the Garden's gate). 

$10 suggested donation.

Join me for an easy trail walk. We will walk at times in silence and sometimes not. We will sit/stand for a short time. Please wear clothes/shoes appropriate for trail walking. Advanced registration requested by 11/1. Please email me to let me know if you are coming.


Every Sunday night 7:30 – 8:45 pm

Drop-in group, no registration required $10 suggested donation

St. George's Church, Parish Hall, 550 Ridgewood Rd., Maplewood, NJ 07040

(entrance is at the back of the church, by the parking lot)

We will not meet on the following days in 2019: 2/17, 3/3, 4/14, 5/26, 8/11, 8/18, 10/27.

Whether you are new to meditation or already have a practice, we welcome you to join us. The evenings will have guided, walking, and silent meditation periods. Some instruction will be given. Together we practice the tools of mindfulness that bring us into the present moment, develop greater compassion, strengthen our concentration, and allow our body and mind to rest right here, right now. By stopping, focusing on our breathing, and observing our thoughts and feelings we gain clarity, spaciousness and the ability to stay present to whatever arises without reacting habitually. By practicing with the support of community, our commitment to living mindfully is strengthened. There is also time to share (optional) about our practice and deepen our skills of mindful listening and mindful speech. Please arrive early and avoid wearing fragrances for the comfort of the group. Chairs and cushions available.  



Mondays  9:00-10:15 am 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27

Wednesdays 9:30- 10:45 am 11/20, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29

Thursdays 7:00-8:15 pm 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30

$192 for 8 weeks


These are on-going groups, though participants commit to 8 week segments to keep a cohesive group experience. Limited to 12 participants. Inquire to see which group has room. Registration required. Contact or 917-859-1073

Wellspring Health Collective, 697 Valley Street, Maplewood

A Mindful Life is a facilitated group intended to serve as a weekly refuge for each of you to practice the tools to help you live with ease, mindfulness, and joy. It will be a time for yourself -- a spacious place to be just as you are. We will work as a group, in pairs, and individually -- respectful of the needs and energy of the group.

Some of the weekly practices will include:

  • Mindfulness meditation (guided, silent, loving-kindness, and walking)

  • Sharing (practicing deep listening and speech) about our practices and situations that arose during the week.

  • Reflective writing exercises

  • Practices that water positive seeds and gratitude

  • Practices that develop greater self-compassion

Jean is now offering online meditation and mindfulness workshops and courses!

If you haven't been able to make it to one of her in-person groups or classes, this is your opportunity! Do them in your own time, wherever you are. Strengthening Self-Kindness, a two hour workshop is available and A Mindful Life, a six week course is also up and running. Click here to register.


Every Wednesday 6:15 - 6:45 pm

Bhakti Barn Yoga

158 Spring Street, Millburn, NJ

Drop-in class $22/single class or buy 5 or 10 class cards and save

To sign up online go to Bhakti Barn's website by clicking here

Join Jean at Bhakti Barn every Wednesday for a 30 minute guided meditation. No experience needed.

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Jean Vitrano, Licensed Massage Therapist and Mindfulness Facilitator


NJ Location:  Wellspring Health Collective, 697 Valley Street, Maplewood  07040​

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