Using the Learning to Breathe Curriculum as its basis, we are offering two mindfulness groups for ages 10-13 and 14-17. This course will offer teens a chance to unwind, learn core mindfulness skills that help reduce stress, and build coping skills that will last a lifetime. This group is co-facilitated by Emily Haygeman, PhD, Licensed Psychologist and Vicki Overfelt, MA, Certified MBSR Instructor. Classes are sponsored by Wasatch Learning and Wellness and will meet Thursday evenings beginning October 3rd and will be held at 21st Yoga in Salt Lake City. To register and for more information, please visit: https://www.wasatchlearningandwellness.com/mindfulness/
How would it feel to be grounded this holiday season? How would it feel to be centered, and flow with what arises with who sits at your table?
Join Sifu Toni Lock for a light-hearted Qigong experience. This two-hour workshop will help ground you in your center and discover some tools to assist you in flowing with all that may arise throughout this holiday season. Everyone is welcome. No experience necessary. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle.
Join MBSR Instructor Vicki Overfelt for a morning mindfulness at Intermountain’s LiVeWell Center in Park City. During our morning together, we’ll settle in to longer periods of meditation and movement and connect with others interested in mindfulness practice. Two dates are set for the winter: Saturday, December 7th and January 11th from 9:00am - 12:00pm. For details and to register, please visit contact Liz Young at (435) 333-3535 or email@example.com.
Join me in the winter beauty of Red Butte Gardens for a 4-week MBSR Refresher Course beginning Monday, January 13th and ending with an all-day, silent retreat on Saturday, February 15th. During our time together, we’ll revisit the principal practices and themes of the MBSR course. Readings will focus on specific chapters from Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn. This course will be best suited for those who have taken the MBSR course and/or those who have a mindfulness practice.
Dates: Mondays, January 13, 20, 27, and February 3, 6:30PM - 8:15PM AND Saturday, February 15th 9:30AM - 3:30PM.
Cost: $200 (Includes all-day session, practice audio, and anniversary copy of Full Catastrophe Living.)
NOTE: This course is sold out. If you’d like to be placed on the waiting list or learn about upcoming refreshers, please contact Vicki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Kim Dastrup and guest instructor Vicki Overfelt for an unforgettable week of yoga, meditation, poetry and music on the west coast of Ireland, in County Clare. Kim is thrilled that poet, David Whyte, and Irish musicians, Blackie O’Connell and Cyril O’Donoghue will join the retreat again this year, sharing their beauty, talent, and exquisite love of the land with us.
For more information, please visit: http://www.kimdastrupyoga.com/workshops/ireland2020
Francis Weller, MFT, is a psychotherapist, writer and soul activist. He is a master of synthesizing diverse streams of thought from psychology, anthropology, mythology, alchemy, indigenous cultures and poetic traditions. Author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief, and The Threshold Between Loss and Revelation, (with Rashani Réa) he has introduced the healing work of ritual to thousands of people. He founded and directs WisdomBridge, an organization that offers educational programs that seek to integrate the wisdom from indigenous cultures with the insights and knowledge gathered from western poetic, psychological and spiritual traditions.
The weekend retreat is full, but the Friday evening talk is open to the public. Donations accepted. Thanks to the Jung Society and Embodiment Matters for bringing this important mentor to our community.
Youth Mindfulness Course with Michelle Amussen, MOT, OTR/L, RYT
Based on the work of Dr. Amy Salzman, this eight-week course is designed for children ages 9-12. During this course, your child will learn specific ways of paying attention to their breath, body, thoughts, feelings, and the world around them. This way of paying attention is very powerful because when we can observe our thoughts and feelings, then we can choose how we respond. Children who have taken this course have found it has helped them with their friends, parents, brother, sisters, schoolwork, and other activities.
Instructor, Michelle Amussen, is an occupational therapist at a local children’s hospital, and works with children with mental and physical disabilities, mood disorders, and injuries. For more information about this course and the different scheduling options (4:45PM or 6:00PM), as well as Michelle’s background, please visit: https://www.incorporatemindfulness.com.
In Chinese Medicine, Autumn is a time for letting go. To surrender. To release. To exhale.
Qigong teaches us that in order to flow with universal order
(the Tao) we must align nature with human nature.
Join Sifu Toni Lock as you learn how to slow down physically, mentally using mindful movements,
expand your body awareness, and stay connected to your breath.
This two-hour workshop will open internal chi doors —
allowing you to do more in your life with less effort.
For more information and to register, please visit: https://mountainyogasandy.com/workshops/.
Paul Linden, Ph.D., founder of Being in Movement® MindBody Training, is a specialist in body and movement awareness education. His work focuses on the interplay between self-awareness and effective action. Paul’s intelligent, effective, groundbreaking methods are being used throughout the world in the fields of embodied peacemaking, conflict resolution, and trauma and abuse recovery. For more information about the Friday night lecture and the weekend workshop, please visit https://danalevyyoga.com/paullinden/.
Join Scott Moore and Nan Seymour Come to the caldera and revel in your senses!
Enjoy 3 days at a pristine wildlife and bird refuge located just south of Yellowstone Park, on the banks of the Snake River, in the heart of the Henry’s Fork caldera. Stay for an extra night to bask in the beautiful landscape.
Provisions and Possibilities
For three amazing days, you’ll love:
Expert teachings and loving guidance from Nan and Scott with special guest, our poet in residence May Stein.
Daily gentle morning movement
Personal coaching for your writing
Yoga Nidra (guided meditation) with writing invitations
Fireside story circle
Optional guided nature hikes and birding
Exquisite cuisine provided by our private food guru
Privacy and time to write
Optional activities include hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking, all within the park. No need to get back in your car
Join wilderness guides Kinde Nebeker and Carine Roth, August 15 to 25, 2019 for a Sacred Vision Fast in Northern Utah
We are in a time in the evolution of our species, where more than ever before, each individual’s gifts have the potential to be realized and given to the culture.
The ancient human practice of finding true wisdom by fasting in the wilderness is one of the most powerful tools for connecting to Self and Source — for healing, for direction, and for vision.
Join us on this 11 day vision fast ceremony, enacted in high desert ranch land of Utah. Includes time to slow down and prepare for a four-day solo fast on the land, with several days of integration following.
To learn more about this event, please visit: http://www.newmoonritesofpassage.com/utah-fast
Explore and experience mindful living in this day-long retreat. Join Vicki Overfelt, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher, and Brent Burnham, RYT, for a special day-long immersion in mindful living. Begin your day with an exploration of sitting meditation and restorative yoga. Follow this with a chair-lift ride to the summit where you will take in the spectacular views and enjoy a delicious lunch at Bearclaw Cabin. Your mindful exploration will continue with a guided hike and moving meditation instruction on the Sundance trails. Let the beauty of the day soak in with a visit to the Spa, a horseback ride, or a take in a scenic view while enjoying a zip tour ride.
Cost $350/person. Book now by calling 801-223-4270 or visit www.sundanceresort.com/wellness.
This course is offered by Amy Edwards, Certified Medical Health Counselor. During this 7-week program, one will have the opportunity to explore one’s relationship with food and eating. Observing, with compassion, our patterns of emotional eating or stress eating through mindfulness practices, can help us positively shift our relationship to food and ourselves.
Class size is limited. Cost: $250. Pre-registration is required. Please call 801-746-4334 for more information and to register.
Please join me for a healing, heart-opening workshop. Perfect for all-levels, it will be complete with a PDF manual with our discussion outline as well as some breathing and mindfulness practices to prep us for a transformational Yoga Nidra (guided meditation) practice.
We will experience a very special Yoga Nidra practice which will uncover the eternal happiness that is inside of you always. You’ll discover that you don’t even need an event to trigger your happiness, that it's always there. It's a part of you that never changes, despite your events and circumstances. You'll find out how to connect with your eternal awareness of your inner happiness. You'll come away from this workshop feeling alive, in love with yourself and the world, and empowered to be in charge of your own happiness.
You'll also get some wonderful and useful take-home materials to continue practice living from a place of great happiness.
Give yourself (and everyone around you) the incredible gift of your own happiness.
Chronic pain can impact all aspects of our lives and relationships, often bringing with it frustration, discouragement, sadness and even anger. Mindfulness for Pain offers you a fresh, healthier perspective and effective tools for dealing with pain.
Mindfulness for Pain is guided by Anna Smyth, MS. She holds a graduate degree in Health Promotion & Education, is a highly skilled mindfulness instructor and has found mindfulness to be a powerful tool in managing her own 20+ years of chronic pain. This course will involve group discussion, theory, and practice, offering participants the following:
Introduction to the science and practice of mindfulness
Exploration of the evidence-based link between mindfulness and stress
Deeper understanding of the dynamic mind-body experience of pain
Guidance through gentle mindfulness techniques specific for pain management
Click here to register. Limited space available.
Current patients use promo code pain when registering for $25 course discount.
Contact email@example.com with questions.
This course taught by Michelle Amussen, MOT, OTR/L, RYT and is designed for younger children, ages 9-12. Tuesdays, April 30 - June 18, 2019. TWO TIMES OFFERED: 4:45pm – 5:45pm & 6:OO-7:00pm. For more information and to register please visit: https://www.incorporatemindfulness.com.
Davis Behavioral Health is opening the new Davis Mindfulness Center in April in Layton, Utah as part of its prevention & education services to the community. The Center will offer courses and workshops for adults and adolescents such as MBSR and Learning to Breathe. You're invited to attend an open house to celebrate on April 13th, 3-6pm.
Join senior MBSR instructors, Lynn Koerbel and Robert Smith, from Brown University’s Mindfulness Center for a 5-day intensive MBSR retreat in Heber, Utah at the Zermatt Resort.
Based on the world-renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course (MBSR), this residential program invites this inner exploration as we investigate the framework of the science and practice of mindfulness and its potential to impact the quality of one’s life. This program is appropriate for those who’d like to establish, deepen or re-invigorate their mindfulness meditation practice, and for health professionals who wish to apply mindfulness in their work with others. In the supportive environment of a retreat-like setting, there is time and space to inquire, reflect, and come close to ourselves in ways that allow for learning, insight and healing.
For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.brown.edu/academics/public-health/research/mindfulness/register-now-course. This event is co-sponsored by Intermountain Healthcare.
Mindful Movement to Harmonize Yourself with the Season
As we move into the season of spring, we turn our focus to “planting seeds” within ourselves. What seeds would you like to plant so they can harvest this summer? Join me for an afternoon of Qigong and practice:
simple Qigong movements,
the art of slowing down and bringing awareness to tension in the body,
aligning movement and breath,
opening to the deep wisdom and clarity present in the body;
feeling how softness overcomes hardness.
Everyone is Welcome. No Experience Necessary. $30 in advance /$35 day of event. More info and registration link: https://chimoments.com/qigong-workshop
Join Scott Moore for a heart-opening weekend of yoga, meditation, nature, storytelling, laughing, and ceremony. Set in the pristine wilderness of the Uinta Mountains in Woodland, Utah, this rustic but comfortable getaway is the perfect place to go deep into your soul. Come and see why this has been a favorite retreat location for hundreds of people.
All-levels yoga and meditation
Delicious and healthy food
Breathtaking Winter Wonderland
Blissful yoga and meditation (all levels)
Snowshoe hiking in the breathtaking Uinta forrest
Stories around the campfire
Friends and fun!
Begins Thursday, Feb 28, 7-9pm
14 Weeks and 1 Retreat day, May 18th
“The soul has a longing to participate and show up boldly in the world” -Francis Weller
Please join me and a group of courageous, authentic, good-hearted men, as we grow our embodied presence, our capacity to listen deeply, our intimacy with life, and learn together how we can more fully embody the kind of masculine we would like to see in the world.
For more information, please visit: https://embodimentmatters.com/embodying-your-soulful-masculine/
Suncrest Counseling is proud to feature Kristen Neff, PhD as the keynote speaker for their professional development training. Kristen Neff is the co-creator of the evidence-based intervention called “Mindful Self-Compassion.” Dr. Neff will present on Saturday only, February 23, 2019. Other presenters on Friday, February 22, 2019. For more information, please see the website.
Join Qigong Instructor, Sifu Toni Lock as she kicks off the new year with a beautiful workshop during which we will:
• Learn some simple Qigong movements
• Slow down to receive more clarity from within
• Notice subtle tension in your body and release it
• Slow movement with conscious breaths
EVERYONE WELCOME. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. Location: 21st Yoga. Cost: $30 in advance / $35 day of. To register call: +13852507033.
Yoga Nidra is a relaxing, guided meditation, where you lie down, close your eyes and listen as I guide you toward experiencing your utmost nature of Being. Yoga Nidra is the practice of experiencing yourself as Awareness. As you practice, your life will recalibrate toward a richer, deeper expression of you. The results of this course are life changing.
This Yoga Nidra experience will be hosted in the comfort of your own home via an online meeting place called Zoom. It will be a live, unique class that you will experience with other practitioners all over the country and world.
How was your 2018? What do you envision for 2019?
I challenge you to rise to your potential, to up-level your game, and to think big into 2019 by visualizing outrageous possibilities for yourself and then to grow into those possibilities with the help of a daily meditation practice.
Starting January 1st I’ll be hosting a 31-Day Meditation Challenge. Join me!
We’ll start with a visualization of an incredible 2019 which defies expectations. Then, for the next 31 days, you’ll meditate every day, affirming and materializing the visualization by building a foundation of mindfulness. After the month is over, you’ll already be launched into an incredible year.
Come on, this will be fun! There will be tons of us doing this together. Join us!
A group of meditators benefits the world in vast ways, bringing magnificence into the world like expanding ripples in a pond.
I invite you to explore your own True Nature by experiencing a felt sense of Awareness through a special evening of Yoga Nidra. It’s easy but profound. Beginners and experts alike are welcome to join this special evening. This will be held at a beautiful residence nestled into the granite majesty of the Uinta mountains, just a half mile up Little Cottonwood Canyon.
At this special event, we will have a discussion/lecture about the nature of reality and how we can wake to a greater sense of reality through Yoga Nidra. We will move and change our bodies through gentle yoga poses to become receptive to our deeper and True Nature. Then, we’ll experience some specialized breathing techniques to harmonize our energy. Finally we will enter into a profound and relaxing Yoga Nidra practice which is specific to this concept of Reality and which will take you into deeper relaxation as the portal into understanding some of the mysteries of the cosmos.
This evening of Yoga Nidra will be deeper and more specialized than a class at the studio.
After we will have a Q&A.
You will receive an audio recording copy of the lecture, the movement and breathing practice, as well as the Yoga Nidra recording itself to continue plumbing the depths of your True Nature and expand your experience of your felt sense of Awareness.
Space is very limited. Virtual access available via Zoom if you don’t live in Salt Lake City. If you opt for virtual access you will also receive the recordings.
Mark your calendar for Mindfulness Utah's first in- (Salt Lake) city, silent, residential retreat October 12-14, 2018. Instructors Vicki Overfelt and Scott Moore will host this retreat at the Wasatch Retreat Center in downtown Salt Lake. This retreat is for those with a regular sitting practice seeking an opportunity to practice in silence with fellow practitioners in a supported environment. If you are interested in receiving more information as details become available, please contact Vicki or Scott.
This even is full but we are compiling a waitlist. Please click the button below and scroll to the bottom of the page to fill out the waitlist registration.
This group is ideal for people who are in need of skills to manage reactivity, mood and the physical/emotional costs of the stress response. Because the group is limited to 12 participants, it is a supportive and productive environment for healing. The group teaches a variety of self-care skills and is therefore especially helpful for people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, insomnia, chronic disease, and/or traumatic events.
The JFS Mind Body group typically has 10-12 participants and follows the Center for Mind Body Medicine's 9-week curriculum. The curriculum was developed by James Gordon, MD, a Harvard trained psychiatrist, Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical School, author, and world renowned expert in complementary medicine. More information about this model can be found at www.cmbm.org .
Thursday nights, 6 - 8 pm. No class November 22nd.
Join me for a heart-opening weekend of yoga, meditation, nature, storytelling, laughing, and ceremony. Set in the pristine wilderness of the Uinta Mountains in Woodland, Utah, this rustic but comfortable getaway is the perfect place to go deep into your soul. Come and see why this has been a favorite retreat location for hundreds of people.
Delicious and healthy food
Breathtaking fall colors
Blissful yoga and meditation (all levels)
Hiking in the breathtaking Uinta forrest
Sacred sweat lodge ceremony
Stories around the campfire
Friends and fun!
Join me in a meditation challenge, a group that will meditate every day for 30 days. This challenge will benefit you personally and will make the world a better place.
You will meditate every day for 30 days for 15 minutes or more. That's it. With the support of the group, you will have the encouragement and connection to tap into the power that happens when a collective of people are meditating together. Even if you meditate at different times, the power of intention that connects us will empower you and enable your greatest benefit.
If you are new to meditation, this is a perfect way to start a new life-long practice. You will receive in-depth explanations, teachings, and follow up to demystify the art and science of meditation, and establish yourself firmly in your practice.
If you are an experienced meditator, this is also a perfect way to join this powerful collective to bring new heights to your practice and open new doors and awarenesses.
Please join tai chi and qigong instructor, Toni Lock for a morning of outdoor qigong practice! Location: The pavilion located behind Holladay City Hall, 4580 South 2300 East. Cost: $10. Please bring cash or send payment via Venom (Toni-Lock). Questions? Please visit Toni's website: chimoments.com.
Join Vicki Overfelt, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher, and Brent Burnham, RYT, for a special day-long immersion in mindful living. Begin your day with an exploration of sitting meditation and restorative yoga. Follow this with a chairlift ride to the summit to take in spectacular views and enjoy lunch at Bearclaw Cabin. Your mindful exploration will continue with a guided hike and walking meditation instruction on the Sundance trails. Let the beauty of the day soak in with a visit to the Spa, where you will enjoy a rejuvenating Evergreen Massage. For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.sundanceresort.com.
Join mindfulness instructor, Rebecca Brenner, at Intermountain's LiVe Well Center in Park City of "Mindfulness Essentials." In this six-week course, we will explore the basics of mindfulness meditation, various aspects of mindfulness practice, and ideas for setting up your own practice. Summer series runs Monday, June 4th - July 9th from 6:30pm - 8:00pm. For more information or to register, contact 435-333-3535.