21 Day Mindfulness and Meditation Challenge

meditation and mindfulness

Dates: December 1-22, 2018

What: A series of short, free events in the studio. Encouragement to do some form of mindfulness/meditation (either on your own or virtually with us) every day for 21 days. An invitation to the Wellness in Motion group on the Insight Timer app, so you can see who is meditating with you at home.

Studio events:
December 1, 12-12:30pm Embodied Intention Setting led by Mandy. This session will include vigorous movement and breath to get you fully into your body, followed by prompts and meditation to have you set an intention from an embodied place rather than your thinking mind. Inspired by Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practices.

December 3, 8:30-9am Mantra and Meditation led by Briel. Mantras are words, phrases and sounds that can assist in meditation by being a focal point. This class will combine mantra meditation which will guide us into a short silent meditation practice. Students are welcome to chant/sing the mantras in class or simply listen. All are welcome regardless of experience, tips and guidance will be given and questions are welcome.

December 6, 7:30-8:00pm Mountain, Sand and Sea – Guided Visual Meditation led by Toni. In meditation the body relaxes as the mind concentrates. Let us help ease mind chatter and guide you through different visualization techniques to help rejuvenate and heal. From from imagining the stillness of the mountains to the shifting of sand to the steady ripples of the sea, join us as we guide you through these thoughtful and vivid journeys.

December 9, 1-1:30pm Mindfulness Jars Make and Take led by Toni and Kathleen. Fun for the whole family! Pre-registration is required to make sure we have enough supplies.

December 10, 8:30-9pm Evening Community Meditation led by Sue. Learn and practice breathing, mindfulness and meditation for everyday life.

December 17, 8:30-9am Mantra and Meditation led by Briel. Mantras are words, phrases and sounds that can assist in meditation by being a focal point. This class will combine mantra meditation which will guide us into a short silent meditation practice. Students are welcome to chant/sing the mantras in class or simply listen. All are welcome regardless of experience, tips and guidance will be given and questions are welcome.

December 17, 8:30-9pm Evening Community Meditation led by Sue. Learn and practice breathing, mindfulness and meditation for everyday life.

December 20, 12:15-12:45pm Winter Solstice Mindful Movement led by Kathleen. A chance to gather in our space together and find your own flow. Teacher guidance will be limited to beginning and end, with the time in between for you to become your own best teacher.

December 22, 10:45-11:15 Closing event, wrap up and integration led by Mandy. Experience a guided meditation with question prompts to have your reflect over the challenge experience and come up with your own step on how to move forward in a supportive way.

Virtual Events: We’re using the free Insight Timer App to help create a sense of community for those meditating outside of the studio. Follow these 3 simple steps to find out group:

1) Go to your App Store and download Insight Timer.

2) Open the app, create an account and then click the 4 little dots in the top left corner to open the search function.

3) Type Wellness in Motion in the search bar. When you see our logo pop up, click that to join the group.

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Group sitting times on Insight Timer will be every day at 6:30am and 9pm. Join in as often as you would like and sit for as long as you would like, knowing that others will be meditating with you. Check the message board on insight timer for idea of meditations to try or chose one of your own. We look forward to meditating with you!

All events are open to WIM members as well as those new to the studio.

Encouragement: Chance to win a WIM water bottle, an herbal goodie bag including tea, tinctures and slaves, and essential oil goodies including mat spray, sleep spray and a mini roller ball. The more you participate, the greater your odds of winning the prize! Remember your challenge is to meditate every day for 21 days.