Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30

Summer Koru Mindfulness Class

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4 session Koru Basic course
Small group format
4 Tuesdays 7/17, 7/24, 8/7, 8/14
6:30pm — 7:45pm

7/17 — Dynamic Breathing, Belly Breathing
7/24 — Gatha Meditation, Body Scan
8/7 — Labeling Thoughts, Guided Imagery
8/14 — Labeling Feelings, Eating Meditation

This event is sold out! Sign up at www.mindmattersmost.org to be notified of future courses.

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RadReads x Koru
Jan
10
7:00 PM19:00

RadReads x Koru

Learn Mindfulness in 2018

Want more patience, clarity, and calm in your life? Want to start training your mind, just as you'd train your body? If you're looking to level up your life, this is it. 

Join this special team RadReads offering of the popular 4 week Koru Mindfulness Course. Koru is designed to introduce you to the practice of mindfulness and build this essential skill. Most students (and a Randomized Control Trial) report reduced stress, better sleep, and more compassion in just 4 weeks. 

Suggested course tuition: $195 paid by Venmo at maria.luisa.lambert@gmail.com to secure your spot.

👉 REGISTER HERE

*Tuition has been reduced from $300 as a New Year's offering to the RadReads and broader community. If $195 is a financial hardship, email me at maria@korumindfulness.org and we'll work something out. No one will be turned away!

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Jan 10: Belly Breathing, Dynamic Breathing, Body Scan
  • Jan 17: Walking Meditation, Gatha
  • Jan 24: Guided Imagery, Labeling Thoughts
  • Jan 31: Eating Meditation, Labeling Feelings

ALSO INCLUDED

  • Teacher review of digital practice logbooks in between sessions
  • Meditation practice accountability emails & nudges 
  • Your own copy of the suggested course reading "The Mindful Twenty Something" by Holly Rogers, MD (must register by 1/1/2018)
  • Maria's PDF of the best meditation apps for continuing your practice
  • 15% off any future mindfulness courses

KIND WORDS FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS

"The focus of the class: using mediation to achieve a more mindful state of living was something I was admittedly skeptical about initially. What the hell is "mindfulness", and why is it important? This class has not only demonstrated how the mindful state is essential in order to fully experience life's many pleasures, but it has empowered me to make strides towards achieving it."- Brian Crowley

"I highly recommend the class! Going to a meditation class in person was so helpful because I was able to gain insight from Maria, and learn a lot from group discussion through insights from other members of the class." - Joe Forish

"I took this course without prior meditation/mindfulness experience and, four weeks in, I can confidently say that I possess a great toolkit to help alleviate stress, fatigue and worry - definitely a must for hustling New Yorkers." - Zeyd Tabbara

"Maria was really amazing. She did a great job leading the meditation classes, and beyond this she sent constant emails reminding us to stay engaged with the practice and would leave individualized comments on our meditation logs. I would definitely recommend taking a course with her to anyone interested in learning more about meditation. " - Will Price

COURSE REQUIREMENTS
The group dynamic is essential to Koru. Over 4 sessions you will build a mini-community. You will learn from one another, and naturally will help hold one another accountable. As a result, it is required that you attend all 4 sessions.

We also recommend that you purchase the companion text, "The Mindful Twenty Something" by Holly Rogers, MD. Wait...are you over 30? No problem! I've taught this text to those over 30 (and 40!) and it's still highly applicable. 

ABOUT MARIA
Today I'm a dedicated mindfulness practitioner...but I wasn't always that way. I spent my 20s (and really most of my teens) living a fast-paced, high-stress, high-achieving lifestyle. I worked hard, and I was good at it. I felt like I was on the fast track: manager at Bain & Company, MBA from Stanford, & Warby Parker start up experience.  

But in 2013, I reached a breaking point. On paper, everything shouted "fantastic!" But internally, my anxiety was sky high and I generally felt drained, overwhelmed, and unfulfilled. Not knowing what else to do I started meditating.

That began a life-changing process of getting to know my mind. 

Today, my mindfulness and meditation practice has materially improved my life. I'm more patient, calm, and compassionate. I've dramatically reduced my stress and anxiety, and increased my resilience. Overall, meditation has improved my relationships, provided the inner stability to make big career switches, expanded my compassion, enriched my day to day and generally made life amazing. 

I am honored to share the practice of meditation with you in hopes that it may bring you a little more peace, clarity, and comfort in your life, as it has in mine! 

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Intro to Mindfulness Workshop
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Intro to Mindfulness Workshop

Welcome Meditation Skeptics!

Curious about mindfulness and meditation, but not sure it's for you? This is your workshop! 

Perfect for....

  • Those who have never meditated before.
  • Those who have a beginning meditation / mindfulness practice, but may be wondering "Am I doing it right?"
  • Skeptics!

👉 Sign up now 

Workshop Outline (75 minutes)

  • Intro to mindfulness: mindfulness vs. meditation, the science of meditation, meditation and your nervous system, the body-mind-breath connection
  • Practice 3 meditations to immediately reduce anxiety, self-soothe, and clear the mind
  • Get an overview of different apps / courses / teachers to build a practice
  • Meet others interested in deepening their understanding of their mind
  • Bring any and all questions about meditation, mindfulness, and comtemplative practice :)
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Greenpoint Neighborhood Cleanup
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

Greenpoint Neighborhood Cleanup

*NEW DATE* -- November 11th

As part of my 10 Principles Project, I'm organizing a Greenpoint neighborhood trash pick up in honor of Leave No Trace month. We're going to pick up every single MOOP (= Matter Out Of Place) from cigarettes to scraps of paper to god knows what else and it's going to be fun. 

👉 RSVP here!

Bonus: $10 gets you a cool Trash Picker-upper stick

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Fall Community Koru Mindfulness Course (4 Weeks)
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

Fall Community Koru Mindfulness Course (4 Weeks)

Learn Mindfulness

Want more patience, clarity, and calm in your life? Want to enter the holidays with a little less crazy and a little more zen?

Join this special community offering of the popular 4 week Koru Mindfulness Course. Koru is designed to introduce you to the practice of mindfulness and build this important skill. Most students experience reduced stress, better sleep, and more compassion in just a few weeks. 

Suggested course tuition: $75, paid by Venmo by Nov 1st*

👉 REGISTER HERE

*Tuition has been reduced from $300 because I'm offering this as part of 10 Principles Project. If $75 is a financial hardship, email me at maria@korumindfulness.org and we'll work something out. 

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Nov 1: Belly Breathing, Dynamic Breathing, Body Scan
  • Nov 8: Walking Meditation, Gatha
  • Nov 15: Guided Imagery, Labeling Thoughts
  • Nov 29: Eating Meditation, Labeling Feelings

COURSE REQUIREMENTS
The group dynamic is essential to Koru. Over 4 sessions you will build a mini-community. You will learn from one another, and naturally will help hold one another accountable. As a result, it is required that you attend all 4 sessions.

We also recommend that you purchase the companion text, "The Mindful Twenty Something" by Holly Rogers, MD.

ABOUT MARIA
Maria is an experienced mindfulness practitioner...but she wasn't always that way. She spent her 20s living a fast-paced, high-stress, high-achieving lifestyle. In 2013, she reached a breaking point. Not knowing what else to do she started meditating.

Today, Maria credits her mindfulness practice for reducing her stress and anxiety, improving her relationships, and making life just...better!

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