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All classes being offered via Zoom, an online meeting tool, unless otherwise noted.


beginning mindfulness

Beginning Mindfulness

This 6-week course provides an introduction to mindfulness meditation and mindful awareness practices. These classes draw on the material provided in the UCLA Mindful Awareness Practices course. Classes include guided instruction, sitting, standing and, walking meditation, research on the mental and physical health benefits, and practices to be with painful emotions, challenging thoughts, and physical pain.


Six-week class fee: $360


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a more intensive systematic approach to learn mindfulness.  It was developed at the Stress Reduction Clinic at University of Massachusetts’ Medical Center by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.  MBSR was the first mindfulness program in the US and is used in most of the scientific studies.   This 8-week course plus a half-day retreat will help develop your inner resources for greater health, balance, and peace of mind.

  • Greater ability to deal with stressful situations in the short and long term.
  • Decrease in physical and psychological symptoms associated with stress.
  • Reduction in pain levels, and a greater ability to cope with chronic pain.
  • More energy and enthusiasm for life.
  • Increase in positive emotions and decrease in negative ones.

FREE Introduction Class April 14th, 6-7 PM CST

Tuesdays, April 21st – June 9th, 6:00 – 8:30 pm & Saturday retreat May 30th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (classes delivered via Zoom, an online meeting tool)

Taught By: Eric López Maya, Ph.D. is an international Teacher-Trainer for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

Eight-week class fee: $485

Use code CALM30 at checkout to receive $30 off each class registration.


Mindfulness with Tinnitus and Hearing Loss

Living with ringing in the ears or hearing loss can be frustrating.  The brain is telling us that we are under attack.  Mindfulness teaches us to be with situations that we cannot change with acceptance.  With practice, the brain can rewire overtime and ringing can become background noise.  We can also learn to practice self-care with hearing loss and ask for our needs to be met.

On-demand classes coming soon!
Early registration is available!

Use code CALM30 at checkout to receive $30 off each class registration.



Mindful Communication

This 8-week class for adults is based on mindfulness with the principles of Non-Violent Communication.  We will practice learning to listen deeply, to open to compassion even in challenging situations, and to
speak our truth.

Wednesdays, March 25th – May 6th, 6:30 – 8:00 pm (classes delivered via Zoom, an online meeting tool)

Best to have taken some mindfulness.

Eight-week class fee: $400

Use code CALM30 at checkout to receive $30 off each class registration.



cultivating happiness

Cultivating Positive Emotions

This 6-week class provides an introduction to the qualities we cultivate through mindfulness which increase our overall sense of well-being, including equanimity, gratitude, appreciative joy, generosity, loving-kindness, and compassion.  All of these teachings are found in the world’s great wisdom traditions. Mindfulness provides specific ways of cultivating our minds and hearts in these qualities.


Six-week class fee: $300



Deepening Kindness and Compassion

The world’s wisdom traditions emphasize loving ourselves and others, which often feels easier said than done. Learn practices to stop judging yourself and others and to deepen your loving kindness and compassion.

Thursdays, March 26th – April 30th, 10:00 – 11:30 am (classes delivered via Zoom, an online meeting tool)

Six-week class fee: $360

Use code CALM30 at checkout to receive $30 off each class registration.



Beginning Mindfulness for Parents/Caregivers and Children Ages 6 – 12

The classes include guided instruction, meditation and mindful awareness practices, mindful eating, dealing with challenging thoughts and emotions, group discussion, physical movement, stories, and home exercises.

Classes offered at The Museum of Health and Medical Science


Six-week class fee: $360  for Child + Parent and only $100  for a second child



Mindfulness for Teens

This 6-week course provides an introduction to mindfulness meditation and mindful awareness practices. Classes will include guided instruction, meditation practice, walking meditation, mindful eating, group discussion, and home practices.

Classes being offered at The Houston Health Museum


Six-week class fee: $360



Practicing Mindfulness in Nature

Experience the beauty of nature while exercising the mind and body!!! Join Michele Pola for this unique experience, walking through some of
Houstons most scenic outdoor spaces while she guides you through practices of mindfulness. This experience will be focused on your practice, your thoughts and how to bring ease and clarity into your day.

Locations include Memorial Park, Allen Parkway, TC Jester (White Oak) Bike Trail, Houston Arboretum.

Walks can range from 30-90 minutes and can be scheduled Monday – Saturday between 6:00 am – 7:30 pm.



Mindful Parenting

This 6-week class delves into ways to be more present with our children. Discussions topics with exercises to examine our parenting include:
connecting with ourselves, acceptance of ourselves and our children, the blessings of imperfection, mindful discipline, being with emotional pain, and mindful communication.




Open Group Sits

Open sits are free for everyone!!!

Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 12:30 pm

It is helpful to sit with a group on a regular basis with a facilitator. You are invited to attend as many sits as you wish each month. Both cushions and chairs are available.

Group sits will still be held via Facebook Live beginning 3/23/2020. No group sits will be held 3/16 to 3/20.

Meditation & Yoga Flow, Wednesdays, 7:15 – 7:55 am
20 minutes of yoga followed by 20 minutes of guided meditation.

Wednesday Meditation and Yoga is canceled until further notice.



Individual Training Sessions

While it is often better to attend a mindfulness class or
workshop, in order to share insights with others in a group process, some individuals seek one-on-one training due to challenging work schedules or for various other reasons.  Ann is available for one-on-one training.

These 60-minute sessions cover the same material which is taught in a mindfulness class or workshop.  In addition, Ann is able to work with an individual on specific situations at home, in business or social settings which may be challenging.

Mindfulness sessions are not therapy or counseling.  In
mindfulness, we are not trying to “fix” any problems.  In fact, mental health professionals may refer a client to learn mindfulness as an adjunct practice to assist with his or her therapy.

Individual privacy is maintained. Since these are not therapy sessions, no written record is kept.

Sessions delivered via Zoom, an online meeting tool

Cost:  $125/hour