Summer Mindfulness Meditation Retreat Day at Prairiewoods
- 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- All Ages
In Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life, Jon Kabat-Zinn writes, “When we can be centered in ourselves, even for brief periods of time in the face of the pull of the outer world, not having to look elsewhere for something to fill us up or make us happy, we can be at home wherever we find ourselves, at peace with things as they are, moment by moment.” Mindfulness is the power of mind to be deeply aware of what’s happening—without commentary or interference. Research reveals numerous benefits to our nervous systems, emotions and general sense of well-being. During this silent retreat day at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha), facilitator Chris Klug will guide us to practice mindfulness in silence through sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful movement and mindful eating. It is open to all, so feel free to attend whether you are new to mindfulness or practice regularly. Chris, a grief counselor and mindfulness teacher, has been an instructor in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics since 2001. Please bring your own lunch. The cost is $25. For more information or to register, contact Prairiewoods at www.Prairiewoods.org or 319-395-6700.