Alisa Witt, Peak to Peak. Hello! To those of you who I have not met, my name is Alisa Witt and I live here in Gilpin County. I am a retired university professor and health educator who taught and worked in health promotion and chronic disease prevention for most of my career.
I would like to announce a free Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Class beginning October 28, 2020, on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 8:30 p.m. for six weeks online via Zoom. The class finishes on December 9th. We will skip the week of Thanksgiving.
The goal of the class is to assist you in developing a mindfulness meditation practice or deepen your current practice. We will also be learning about the foundational attitudes and practices that support or strengthen mindfulness such as; acceptance, non-judging, compassion, patience, kindness, gratitude and generosity.
I am offering this class at no charge because I am currently enrolled in a two-year Mindfulness Teacher Training Program. I will graduate and be certified in February 2021, and teaching this first introductory class is one of the requirements of my training.
Here is some more information about organizations and teachers sponsoring the training I am currently enrolled in with 1600 others from all over the world:
The Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program is taught by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach and is offered by the Awareness Training Institute and the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, which studies the psychology and neuroscience of well-being, and teaches skills that foster a thriving, resilient and compassionate society. Jack Kornfield is one of the key teachers to introduce mindfulness practices to the West. He is the author of 16 books and holds a PhD in clinical psychology. Tara Brach is also a world-famous meditation teacher and author, whose podcasts are listened to over two million times per month.
If you are interested in signing up or have questions and are not sure yet, please join me in an informational Zoom call on Wednesday, October 21 at 7 p.m. On this call, we can have a chance to meet each other and I will give out more details of the class and answer all of your questions. You do not have to attend the informational call to attend the class.
You just need to email or call me, firstname.lastname@example.org, 847-890-5262.