Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mindfulness Meditation Practice Group

 A Taste of Mindfulness Meditation Practice Group

BYPC: Bedford Youth Performing Company
155 Route 101 Bedford, NH

DATE: Sunday May 18th, 2014
(New Monthly Sunday Dates Posted Each Month on this Site) 

TIME: 10 AM to 11:15AM
Whether you are new to meditation or more practiced, please come out and join our monthly Sunday practice group. 

Our next two scheduled dates to Meet Up are April 13th and May 18th, same time and place.

Each month we will alternate with a variety of guided meditations, silent sitting time, gentle mindful stretches, and perhaps a walking meditation. A reading or presentation on a topic relevant to mindful meditation will be read either at the start or end of each practice time.
Regular attendance truly does make a difference, however please come join us any time you are able to schedule the time. If that means one Sunday every few months  or so, that's perfectly fine! Please feel free to bring anyone along with you anytime as well.
The Bedford Youth Performing Center is a wonderful and serene place to meet. Park out back on the lower level and enter through the back door.

PLEASE NOTE: It would be so helpful for all of you to leave a donation, in any amount, in the donation box provided each Sunday when you are able to attend. I do not charge a set fee and I do share half of what is in the box each Sunday with BYPC for lending me the room, free of charge. Needless to say, I retain the other half for myself. What you leave is entirely up to you, but please note I give BYPC something regardless of what is in the box.
Plus, if you like all that I am doing, teaching and guiding, your donation lets me know this as well! So thank you all for taking this into consideration when you come out to practice and reflect this in your donation. It is SO deeply appreciated and helps me to know it is in fact, appreciated in return!


I am hosting a "Morning Mindfulness Retreat" on Sunday June 22nd, 9AM to 12:30 PM (There will be no Taste of Mindfulness Practice group in June due to this Morning Retreat)  Same location, BYPC. This is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the practice of meditation, gentle mindful yoga/stretching, some mindful eating and journaling.

 If weather cooperates, we will go outside for a bit to further explore a mindfulness activity. 

 I plan on offering this "mini retreat" twice per year, so if you have to miss this one, look for one after the holidays, in early 2015.  

 Fee is $25 per participant and you need to email cbhoward@mac.com or call 603-801-8945 to register in advance. Space it limited, so register as soon as you are able to reserve a spot.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Meditation Class NH

Meditation Classes
 Town of Bedford
McKelvie Intermediate School
108 Liberty Hill Road
Bedford, NH

This IS indeed what meditation can look like!

CLASSES START Tuesday April 1st
See below for more details

Meditation: It's Not What You Think!  

A truly wonderful 4-week class

Meditation: It's Not What You Think!

This class is perfect for beginners or for people looking to refresh an existing meditation practice.  The instructor will be teaching a variety of meditations (at least 7) as well as discussing various aspects of mindfulness and how it applies to daily life.  It is a fun, informative and supportive place to learn and be inspired to continue with your own practice long after the class has ended.

If you are someone who has always been wanting to learn how to meditate, or have been reading/hearing about the healthy benefits of meditation, than perhaps this may be just the class for you. There is a good deal of research around today indicating meditation can make a difference in one's ability to handle stress and feel more relaxed. This class moves in a slow, easy to understand format and demystifies the process so that you will feel better able to practice on your own.

Please join the class and dispel the iconic image of the yogi, with the long flowing beard sitting still in a forest for days on end. A lovely image, but not so practical for the majority of us! This is meditation for REAL people, in REAL time, being present to things being as they are for us in this 24/7/365 life of ours.



Tuesdays April 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd  


Tuesdays May 6th, 13th, 20th and  27th

FEE: $70/00 Resident, $75.00 Non Resident 
Payable to the Town of Bedford Parks and Recreation Department
TIME: 6:30 PM to 8:30PM

Wear comfortable, stretchy clothes.  Seated postures in chairs so no mats or cushions required, but feel free to bring one along if you prefer. Bring a footstool for your feet if you are of shorter stature, as it may make your feet more comfortable, and blankets/shawls for your comfort as needed. Wheelchair accessible. 

This class is such a great way to learn how to meditate in a fun and informal way. I provide tons of helpful information to make sure you feel supported in starting your own practice long after this class has ended. You will learn and "do" in class, with plenty of opportunity to discuss what is or is not working for you. We cover a lot of information in the 6 weeks so if you have been considering learning meditation, this is indeed a "user friendly" way to begin! Please come out and join us.