Private Individual Instruction
This individual/private class consists of two 1.5-hour guided lessons covering introductory material for basic seated meditation. Included is instruction regarding posture, methods of sitting, breathing, mindfulness practices, body scanning and more. It is recommended that you use the floor cushions provided in order to maximize your experience of this kind of meditation, but if for any reason this is medically impossible for you, please let me know when you register so I can arrange that you have a chair for the class. Aspects of Buddhist philosophy will be applied as a guide, but not as a religion. We will schedule two separate classes as they fit your schedule.
Meditation comes in many forms, but the common theme is present moment focusing. In this individual/private class consisting of two 1.5-hour guided lessons, we will explore the relaxing qualities and practical benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi body exercises. These are Mindfulness practices, which have the added benefit of strengthening the body, improving balance, and increasing flexibility. These moving meditations help to expand one's ability to remain focused in the here and now. Again, there are aspects of Buddhist philosophy applied as a guide, but not as a religion. We will schedule two separate classes as they fit your schedule.
ART AS SELF-DISCOVERY
Color Pencil Medium and the Mandala
Some things can't be expressed through word and intellect, but only through forms of creative expression. In this individual/private class consisting of two 1.5-hour sessions, you will work step by step to create a personalized Mandala using color and shape to form a symbolic representation of your life. We will discuss this artistic creation as you progress through the project and eventually extract meaning and self-discovery in the finished and framed product. As noted above, we will schedule two separate classes as they fit your schedule.
HOW TO GET STARTED
To register for a private/individual class, just give me a call at 303-947-6847 or use the Contact Page link at the top of this page. I will do a brief phone screening with you to make sure the class is an appropriate fit for you and then we can schedule your first of two sessions. The two-series classes come as a package with a pre-registration fee of $200 when you receive verification of your registration.
Please note that you must be fully vaccinated for COVID (with proof of vaccination card) to attend classes.
NOTE: Face masks are no longer required in Westminster (at the time of this writing), but anyone who feels more comfortable wearing one will not be shamed, judged or scrutinized for their personal preference. I will let everyone know in the event that this requirement changes again.
Mary is a psychotherapist in Westminster Colorado and has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education, as well as 25 years of counseling experience. She was a Tai Chi instructor for 15yrs at the North Jeffco Community Recreation Center, and is a certified Qigong Instructor. Her approach to teaching is aimed at stress reduction, mindfulness meditation, and utilizing the benefits of body exercises harvested from years of practicing and teaching Tai Chi and Qigong.
I look forward to this exclusive work with each and every one of you!