Upcoming SMI Classes & Events Calendar:

SEPTEMBER 2021

Introduction to Mindfulness

Monday, Sept. 13, 20, 27, 7-8:30pm

OCTOBER 2021

 

Yoga Nidra

Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, 6-7:00pm

Walking Meditation

Saturday, Oct. 16, 8:30am

Ongoing Events Calendar:

Weekly Sits

 

   Wednesdays, 6pm EST

               &

   Fridays, 12pm EST

Online Movement Classes

 

Tai Chi Easy™

    Tue, 10-11 am 

    Classes to resume in November

Qigong

   Thu, 10-11am 

   Classes to resume in November

SMI Newsletter

Keep in touch! Our monthly newsletter is the best way to connect with what's happening at SMI. Stay posted on classes and the reading schedule, peruse a poem, glean insight from an article... click HERE for this month's edition.

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Introduction to

Mindfulness

 

This is SMI's regularly

offered Introductory class for anyone who'd like to know more about the formal practices of secular meditation.  Lisa Patterson, MA, LPC, CT, RYT-200 will teach breath awareness, body scan, sitting and walking meditation, and basic lovingkindness practices. Join us via Zoom on Sept. 13, 20, 27 from 7-8:30pm.  Register here.

Qigong and Tai Chi Easy™
with Nancy Saum, retired RN

Tai Chi Easy, Tuesday, 10am EST

Qigong, Thursday, 10am EST

 

CLASSES TO RESUME IN NOVEMBER

For details and to register please click here.

To donate for these classes, click here.

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Resources Pages

Check out the new additions to our website by clicking on the Resources tab on the main menu. From apps to retreats to web links, you’ll find high quality, useful resources and book title suggestions to support your practice, no matter if you’re a novice or an old hand at meditation.

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Stronger Together 

During these challenging times, while we are all navigating uncertainty,  the support of our community is essential. More than ever we are committed to creating a safe space for our community to share in mindfulness by continuing to host our weekly meditations. 


Since the beginning of the pandemic SMI has been offering our weekly sits and classes on Zoom. We will continue to do so until it is safe to meet in person once again.  We look forward to seeing you on Zoom.


WEEKLY SITS


    Wednesdays, 6PM EST    

                   &
    Fridays, 12PM EST


If you fill out this form, you will receive weekly reminders for the scheduled meditations on Wednesday 6PM and Friday 12PM and with the Zoom link.  You only need to fill out this form once.

To see our group guidelines/agreements and for Zoom instructions, click here.

We are now reading Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn Get the reading schedule here.

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New Class!  Walking Meditation

Walking Meditation or Mindful Walking is the practice of learning to be aware of the sensations and movements of your body as you move through the world around you, and to
take time to be aware of the sights, sounds, smells that surround us every minute.

We will meet in the Meadows community on Saturday, October 16th.  For more information and to register, click here.

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Yoga Nidra, also known as ‘yogic sleep’, is an ancient yogic practice of healing and relaxation. Next class is Monday, Oct. 11, 6-7pm.

For more information and to register, click here.  

"Never mind what I have been taught.  Forget about theories and prejudices and stereotypes.  I want to understand the true nature of life.  I want to know what this experience of being alive really is.  I want to apprehend the true and deeper qualities of life; and I don't want to just accept somebody else's explanation.  I want to see it for myself."         - Bhante G