Meditation for Beginners (click here for intermediate class info):
- Meets first Monday of each month 7:15-8:30p
- 893 North High Street, Suite M, Worthington OH 43085
- Free (Suggested donation: $10) Paypal option for donation
- Free, easy parking
- Please check the Facebook page or call to verify the group will meet the night you plan to attend. You can also email me to receive the weekly meeting reminder email
All faiths and beliefs are welcome. Although mindfulness concepts are a part of Buddhist traditions, this class is non-denominational and all-inclusive. Please dress comfortably. Cushions and chairs are available, as well as pillows and blankets – bring a yoga mat IF it is medically necessary for you to lie down to meditate. Class usually consists of a grounding exercise, 30 minute instruction/discussion, 24 minute guided meditation, followed by any desired debriefing/sharing about the meditation experience if time allows.
The goal of this class is to be inclusive, trauma-informed and to assist attendees with being able to explore and develop their own mindfulness or meditative practice. Multiple meditative approaches will be introduced for this purpose. No prior experience is assumed, and I do not consider any type of practice to be universally appropriate for all individuals as a starting point. I am always happy to offer suggestions for tailoring practice to individual needs.
The group is small (6-12) and sometimes allows for informal discussion related to mindfulness, but please see me privately to discuss personal, emotional or mental health concerns. As with any group setting, confidentiality of personal information shared in class cannot be guaranteed, but respect for the privacy of others is urged. Please refrain from advice giving when attendees ask questions, to respect the sacred space for the seeker to sit with the question and/or interact with the teacher.
This is a safe space for all earnest inquiries into mindfulness, meditation, and the nature of being. Those who have the courage to ask and explore honest questions that reflect where they really are in their journey will gain the most from the class.
To help make the most of this sacred time and space for yourself and others, please allow yourself to arrive at least 5 minutes early so you can have time to get settled, use the restroom, get tea, etc. Sometimes delays are inevitable. If you arrive late, please silence all electronic devices and enter as quietly as possible.
For the comfort of attendees who may be sensitive to chemical scents, please also refrain from wearing perfume or fragrances to class, and be aware that fabric softeners, air fresheners and cigarette fumes are also a problem in a small room like the one we are using, for those with sensitivities.
Live meetings and recordings of some meetings are available through YouTube or Google Hangouts. Contact me to let me know if you plan to attend virtually so I can make sure this option is available and I will know to watch for your questions or comments.
I am interested in receiving information and to attend a Tuesday evening class whenever you meet next. Thank you. Deborah
I sent you the info…hope to see you there!
I’m interested in attending the next group. Is there one tonight, Jan 8?
Interested in schedule for med. Meetings. Thanks.
Just sent you email with details!
We’ll meet this Tuesday March 5, then break for two weeks and resume weekly schedule on March 26.
I would like to attend a Tuesday evening class. Will there be a class this coming Tuesday, November 19? Thank you. Michelle
Class meets on Mondays now, same time. We will meet this coming Monday Nov 25.
I am interested in the meditation class. Can I get the upcoming schedule.
Hello, My name is Diamond and I am looking to receive information about meditation and how things work. I have a few questions to ask and I was hoping you could answer them for me . This is also for my school project so if you can email back I will be very thankful .
Sent you email.Thanks!
Interested in taking a class
Sent you email…thanks!
I would like to attend the next class. Please send more info. Thanks!
Sent you email. Thanks!
Hi-I emailed you this question but in case it didn’t get to you, are you still meeting on Mondays? Is there a class this Monday 6/16?
Are all of your meetings televised ?
Is there a cost to meeting? And are walk- ins welcome ?
Meetings are all recorded and can be viewed on YouTube or live on Google Plus, but they are not on the television. A donation is appreciated, but there is no mandatory cost. The class is supported solely by donations. Walk-ins are welcome – it is an open group.
I would like to attend a class. Could I get the upcoming schedule?
Upcoming meetings are December 8, 22, and 29. You can sign up for email reminders of class meetings at http://www.clingancoaching.com/
Hello. I’ve recently been made aware of the benefits one could achieve from meditation. I am interested since I feel like i am in need of those benefits. I would appreciate if you could get back to me regarding what it is you do and if I could join you.
Would like to learn more about mindfulness and when you meet. Thank you
Class will meet next on Dec 22 at 7:15p. Please contact me if you have any other questions, or just come to the next class! Sent you email w contact info. Thanks!
Class is cancelled for tomorrow 12/22. Our next meeting is 12/29/14. Thanks so much!
Next class is 2/2/15.
I’d like to sign up for the reminder emails!
I see the last comment was in 2013.. Are you still offering this class?
Next class hopefully Monday 2/2/15 if I am well enough. You can check the Facebook page on Monday to make sure…https://www.facebook.com/MindBodySpiritAcademy
Oops didn’t scroll far enough! 🙂 when is the next class please
I am interested in attending these classes. Is there space available?
Sarah, yes, there’s space – it’s an open class. Next class meeting is 3/16/15.
Are you still meeting on Monday night’s? I am interested in attending a class.
Yes, we will meet this coming Monday the 27th…please note the new address. Always check the FB page on Sunday before to make sure class is going to meet.
Is there a session tomorrow night?
No, sorry. Next meeting is January 11.
My name is Joel, I am interested in attending tonight. Is there an open space for a new comer in the meditation world?. Thanks!
Hi Joel, you are welcome to join! We will meet this evening.
I would like tondign up for classes.
It’s an open class…you don’t have to sign up. I will add you to the meeting reminder email list and you can come when you like.
Could you please send me information about the next few meetings of the beginners class? Thank you so much !
Hi Resha, The schedule isn’t set yet for when we start up, but we will not start again until after Labor Day 2016. I’ll post on the facebook page also https://www.facebook.com/MindBodySpiritAcademy/
You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the meditation reminder email list.
I would like to attend the next class. Please share details.
Next class is Oct 3, 2016. We are switching to a monthly (first Mondays) format. Website will be updated soon.
Do you ever have programs for children. (We are thinking about our daughter, age 11).
Hello. I am interested in attending monthly to weekly meetings. Can you please send me more information? Thank you.
Hello, I’m interested in learning and attending the meetings. Could you please send me the info. Thanks!
Is there room for two more for this Monday, the 6th?
Yes, Susan. Feel free to join us!
That’s awesome, Lesley and I look forward to meeting you and learning more about your class!
Is there a class tomorrow evening?
I am interested in attending the November class, please. I’ll PayPal tomorrow unless I can bring cash.
Hi Ginger, You’re welcome to attend the November class and pay cash if you’d like. best, Cynthia
On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 9:16 PM Mind|Body|Spirit Academy wrote:
> Ginger Louise Eichstadt commented: “Hello, I am interested in attending > the November class, please. I’ll PayPal tomorrow unless I can bring cash. > Sincerely, Ginger” >
How does one sign up for this beginners’ class?
Hi Robin, You don’t have to sign up. You can just come to class when we meet next…which is this coming Monday. Thanks! Cynthia
On Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 10:27 AM Mind|Body|Spirit Academy wrote:
> Robin Miller commented: “How does one sign up for this beginners’ class?” >
Can a 14 year old attend