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Meditation

Meditation has been shown to have numerous benefits, including reducing stress, anxiety, pain, blood pressure, stroke and heart attack risk, age-related brain deterioration and more. It has also been shown to increase emotional regulation, resilience, self-control, memory and learning.

We offer seated meditation classes which elicit the relaxation response through relaxed, focused breathing. We also offer moving meditation classes such as Qigong and Tai Chi, which increase mental and physical awareness and energy while also being deeply relaxing.

The Mindfulness Initiative

The Mindfulness Initiative offers a variety of programming on mindfulness practices as well as how to apply the principles of mindfulness to everyday life. Whether you’re new to mindfulness practices, want to learn new practices, or want to be a part of a program and community that supports an ongoing mindfulness practice, the Mindfulness Initiative has something for you!

Evidence-Based Benefits of Mindfulness:

  • Decrease Stress
  • Improve Resilience
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Decrease Physical and Mental Pain
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Decrease Severity of Symptoms
  • Increase Emotional Regulation
  • Improve Immunity
  • Help Treat Depression and Anxiety
  • Slow Age-Related Brain Deterioration
  • Help Prevent and Slow the Progression of Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  • Improve Self-Control, Memory, Learning, Creativity and more!

Join the Mindfulness Initiative today and experience the benefits for yourself!

Monthly Mindfulness Meditation Course

Each month, The Mindfulness Initiative offers Monthly Meditation Courses to teach participants how to practice meditation as well as how to apply the practice to their everyday lives.

Each class includes a guided meditation as well as discussion and tips for practice. Participants are supported with optional guided meditations for at-home use as well as additional resources for those interested in exploring the practice outside of class. 

Participants are encouraged to attend at least 2 classes per week, but are invited to attend as many as they would like.

Buy your Monthly Meditation Pass online here or at the Courtesy Desk . Fees will not be prorated at any time. No refunds after the 7th of each month.

The Mindfulness Initiative Monthly Meditation Course

April: Focused Awareness Meditation

For the month of April we will be practicing Focused Awareness Meditation. With this practice, we strengthen the ability to maintain awareness of the present moment. We learn to set aside the external distractions of an increasingly chaotic outside world as well as to let go of internal distractions, such as destructive or unproductive thoughts. Improve focus, reduce stress, and learn to find calm amidst whatever comes your way.

May: Compassion Practices Meditation

In May we will be practicing Focused Awareness Meditation. With this practice, we strengthen the ability to maintain awareness of the present moment. We learn to set aside the external distractions of an increasingly chaotic outside world as well as to let go of internal distractions, such as destructive or unproductive thoughts. Improve focus, reduce stress and learn to find calm amidst whatever comes your way.

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Meet our Certified Meditation Instructors

The monthly meditation courses are taught by a variety of instructors, participants are encouraged to take classes with multiple instructors, if possible. Instructors may be substituted without notice.

Ami I

Ami I.
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Kayla
Kayla K.
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Lin S.
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Other Mindfulness Initiative Programming

Coming soon! As part of the Mindfulness Initiative, Galter LifeCenter will be offering special classes on how to apply mindfulness to everyday activities like eating or going for a walk, using the breath to calm anxiety and stress and more!


For questions regarding this course, or to be contacted when registration opens, email Kayla Kulans at kkulans@SwedishCovenant.org



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