We're sorry, but this class is over. The last meeting was Friday, June 25, 2021.
When we practice mindfulness, we focus our awareness on the present moment. We are conscious of our thoughts, feelings, and emotions, and in this we hold attitudes that are non-judgmental, curious, and kind. Mindfulness isn’t about “emptying our minds”, but rather about noticing what is there! Why do we have these thoughts, feelings, and emotions, and what can we do to regulate them in a way that is beneficial and will bring about our best selves? Music can be a wonderful introduction to mindfulness or a useful addition to your current mindfulness practices. The addition of music to mindfulness can help us to stay focused while allowing us to connect with music and with ourselves. In a world that can often be chaotic, stressful, and fast-paced, music and mindfulness can allow us to slow down, be present, and increase self-awareness without the presence of judgment or self-criticism. Whether you wish to lessen stress and anxiety or simply to relax and become more aware of yourself and others, music and mindfulness can help you to cultivate a more deliberate and meaningful way of being.
No prior musical experience required. The only instrument you will need to bring to this class is your own voice! We will be practicing mindfulness, relaxation, and self-awareness using active listening, guided imagery, and progressive muscle relaxation as well as learning how you can implement mindfulness practices into your own life once the class ends.
For adults 60+