Mindfulness: A Skill for Politically Uncertain Times

Do you hear a lot about mindfulness and wonder what it is? Do you struggle with being mindful in your life?

In this workshop, we will go over the importance of mindfulness as well as its attitudinal foundations which you can read more about here. We will put them into practice in the context of a politically active year with a few exercises to help you integrate mindfulness into your life in order to promote peace in  yourself as well as enhance thoughtful communication. This is a participatory workshop so please come with an open mind and curiosity!

WHEN: Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 2-3pm

LOCATION:
Covington Library
27100 164th Ave SE
Covington, WA 98042
directions

COST: FREE

QIGONG

Start off the New Year refreshed and energized with Qigong!

Qigong (pronounced “chee-gong”) is an “energy exercise” that connects the mind and body to promote healing. Learn to use your breath in a simple practice to help circulate your body’s energy and connect with others.  You will leave this workshop feeling both energized and relaxed! Even if you’ve come before, you’re welcome to come again. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.

WHEN: Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 2-3pm

LOCATION:
Kent Library large meeting room
212 2nd Avenue North
Kent, WA 98032
directions

COST: FREE

QIGONG

Qigong (pronounced “chee-gong”) is an “energy exercise” that connects the mind and body to promote healing. Learn to use your breath in a simple practice to help circulate your body’s energy and connect with others.  You will leave this workshop feeling both energized and relaxed! Even if you’ve come before, you’re welcome to come again. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing.

WHEN: Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 2-3pm

LOCATION:
Kent Library large meeting room
212 2nd Avenue North
Kent, WA 98032
directions

COST: FREE

Taichi & Bonsai

I will be partnering with the Pacific Bonsai Museum to present a wonderful evening of Taichi and Bonsai. Upon arrival, you’ll walk a ⅓ mile wooded trail that will transport you from the everyday and deliver you to the threshold of the magical. You’ll breathe woodsy air and look up to find towering conifers all around as you stroll through the exquisite bonsai collection and prepare your mind for the taichi class. The approximately 60-minute class will cover fundamental taichi principles and basic taichi movements. Post-class, you’ll refresh yourself with tea, kombucha and water while the evening light streams through the trees around you.

This event will involve active participation so please wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Price: $20 PBM Members / $25 non-members. Please pre-register here to ensure a spot in the class.

WHEN: Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 5:30-7pm

LOCATION:
Pacific Bonsai Museum
2515 S 336th Street
Federal Way, WA 98001
directions

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POWER of POSTURE

Come understand why posture is important and how it affects our daily living. We will begin with a self-assessment of your posture and focus on certain exercises to improve posture from your head to your toes. You can get a preview of these exercises here. This session will be interactive and involve movement so please wear comfortable clothing. You can also read more about posture here.

WHEN: Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 2-3pm

LOCATION:
Lake Forest Park Library
17171 Bothell Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
directions