Mindfulness Meditation Houston | Mindful Being Houston Classes

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.

Adult Classes for Beginning Mindfulness, 4544 Post Oak Place Dr., Suite 100

Wednesdays, January 29th – March 4th, 9:30-11:30 am  or 6:15-8:15 pm

Tuesdays, March 31st- May 12th, 9:30-8:00 am  (no class on April 4th)

Wednesdays, April 1st – May 13th, 6:30-8:00 pm

Six week class fee $360

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MINDFULNESS BASED STRESS REDUCTION (MBSR)

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.

SATURDAYS

Free introduction on Saturday, January 11th, 10:00-11:00 am.

Saturdays, February 1st – March 28th, 9:30am -12:30 pm

Tuesdays, April 21st – June 9th, 6:00pm – 8:30 pm  with Half-day retreat: Saturday, May 30th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Mindful Being Studio, 4544 Post Oak Place Dr., Suite 100

Eight-week class fee: $485

Taught By: Eric López Maya, Ph.D. is an international Teacher-Trainer for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).  He is psychologist and the Director of the Mexican Institute for Mindfulness, a Brown University-Affiliated Center.  Certified in MBSR at the Center for Mindfulness in the University of Massachusetts Medical School as well as at Harvard University’s Mind-Body Medicine Clinic, Eric is a member of the Global Mindfulness Collaborative at Brown University’s Center for Mindfulness. He is also certified in Mindfulness Facilitation through UCLA’s MARC, where he served on faculty.

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Cultivating Positive Emotions (follow up to Beginning Mindfulness)

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.

Adult Classes for Cultivating Positive Emotions offered at Mindful Being Studio, 4544 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 100

Mondays, January 27th – March 2nd, 6:15-8:15 pm

Mondays, March 30th – May 11th,  9:30 – 11:30 am (no class on April 13th)

Six week class fee: $400

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Mindful Communications

Adult Classes for Mindful Communication being offered at 4544 Post Oak Place Dr., Suite 100

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.

Thursdays, January 16th – March 5th, 10:00 -11:30 am
Wednesdays, March 25th – May 6th, 6:30-8:00 pm

Best to have taken some mindfulness.

Eight week class fee $400

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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.

Adult Classes for Loving Ourselves & Others offered at Mindful Being Studio, 4544 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 100

Tuesdays, March 26th – April 30th, 10:00-11:30 am

Six week class fee: $360

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Classes for Parents/Caregivers and their Children ages 6-12

Beginning Mindfulness for Parents/Caregivers and Children

The classes includes 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

NEW DATES COMING SOON!

Children ages 6-8 with parent/caregiver:  1:00-2:00 pm

Children ages 9-12 with parent/caregiver:  2:30-3:30 pm

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

Classes for Teens

Beginning 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

NEW DATES COMING SOON!

6 week class fee $360

WALK AND TALK MINDFULLY

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. Time can vary from as early as 6am to 7:30pm

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

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MINDFUL PARENTING (new class!)

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.

Classes being offered at Mindful Being Studio, 4544 Post Oak Place, Suite 100

New Dates Coming Soon

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.

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Cost:  $125/Hour

OPEN GROUP SITS

Open Sits are free for everyone!!!

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.

Monday – Friday : 12:00pm

Meditation & Yoga Flow

Wednesdays: 7:15 – 7:55 20 min of Meditation followed by Yoga

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