Upcoming SMI Classes & Events Calendar:
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation
(3) Mondays, 1/25 -2/8; 6-7:30pm
Saturday, 2/20; 10am – 3pm
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
(9) Thursdays, 3/18 – 5/13; 5-7:30pm
Mindful Eating class
(3) Mondays, 4/5 – 4/19; 6-7:30pm
All-day MBSR Retreat (open to the SMI community)
Saturday, 5/1/21, 10am-3pm
Ongoing Events Calendar:
Wednesdays, 6pm EST
Fridays, 12pm EST
Online Movement Classes
Classes resume Jan. 7
Tai Chi Easy™
Introduction to Mindfulness
This 3-session class teaches the basics of mindfulness meditation, as well as how to integrate mindful moments into your daily life. Join teachers Lily Myers and Lisa Patterson via Zoom on three Mondays: 1/25, 2/1, & 2/8, from 6-7:30pm. Cost is $30. For more information and to register, click here.
SMI’s next retreat is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, from 10am to 3pm, online via Zoom. No matter your experience level, consider giving yourself the gift of several hours of tranquility. Teachers Lily Myers, MA, LMHC and Lisa Patterson, MA, LPC, CT, RYT-200 will lead our community in gently guided sitting and walking meditation practices. Also woven into the day will be brief talks, as well as chair yoga, and standing meditation exercises. The theme is Embodying the Four Foundations
of Mindfulness. There’s no cost, but donations of dana will be accepted. Register here.
New Format for Wednesday Sit
SMI is rolling out a new format for our Wednesday sits! Starting on 1/6/21, SMI teachers will guide a longer, 45-minute meditation session on Wednesday evenings. Although there won’t be a formal book discussion, participants are encouraged to bring one quotation or concept from the reading that ‘spoke’ to them, for an optional 15-minute group share. If you’d like to try a longer sit, come, join us on Wednesdays, still at 6pm on Zoom. (The Friday session format remains the same).
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.
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.
MBSR Returns to SMI!
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program will be offered live online this spring, March-May. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s standard, rigorous, and engaging 9-week course curriculum used in medical centers worldwide, provides the research-based foundation for developing a mindfulness meditation practice. To see more information and to register, click here.
New 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.