Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

We offer online mindfulness and chair yoga classes to hospitals, businesses, and organizations

Are you tired of feeling stressed and exhausted over things that feel out of your control? Register today for our 6 week online course to learn how mindfulness meditation can help you manage life’s stressors.

Tuesdays, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Central 

January 19 – February 23, 2021

Cost: Early Bird: $79 by  January 5 or $99 Regular enrollment fee

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Why Mindfulness Meditation?

Who isn’t feeling stressed these days? COVID, politics, homeschooling kids while working, the economy….That’s not even mentioning the regular stressors before 2020 hit…..job stress, caretaking, relationships, and overall mental health.

By now, many people have heard mindfulness helps relieve stress but often wonder how or it can seem too challenging. “I can’t sit still,” “I don’t know what I’m doing!”, “I’m falling asleep” are all common questions before even getting started. If you’ve been interested in learning about mindfulness but feel like you might need some guidance, this course can be helpful in helping you start your journey.

During this journey, we’ll explore what mindfulness is: paying attention to the present moment intentionally and with non-judgment. While this is a simple practice that we all have the ability to do, it’s not always easy. However, by learning to practice mindfulness, you can work towards its benefits.  Studies have indicated that mindfulness not only improves well-being by enjoying more pleasant moments and being more capable of handling stressful events but improves physical health. Scientists has pointed mindfulness as a way to help relive stress, reduce chronic pain, improve sleep, and lower blood pressure. Additionally, it can often be used to help support mental health.

During this six week course, we’ll practice together, learn about how it can help your wellbeing, and work through the experience and challenges that arises.

Here's What You'll Get

6 Classes with Meditation Guidance and Support

During your course, you will participate in guided meditations, learn more about mindfulness and stress, and have a chance to discuss and get support during the meditation experience.

Stress Reduction Manual and Journal

Learning how to manage life stressors requires self-care, education, and reflection. You will be provided with a journal to help keep you on track and have a chance to reflect on your experience.

Stress Reduction Guided Meditations

What you practice gets stronger. You will be provided with guided meditations to practice throughout the week to help support your meditation practice.

What to Expect in Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

This is a six-week live online course. During this course, we will:

  • Practice mindfulness meditation in a straightforward and non-religious way.
  • Engage in different meditation practices to find which ones are most supportive to you.
  • Create space to ask questions, like….what do I do when I’m bored?? I can’t sit still! or Why can’t I stop thinking about other things?
  • Learn in a small group environment.
  • Identify ways to create a personal practice.

Time and Date

Tuesdays, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Central 

January 19 – February 23, 2021

Cost

Early Bird Registration: $79 by January 1

$99 Regular registration fee

*Please be advised we need a minimum of 6 people to run the course. 

Who Should Not Take This Course

While this class is open to beginners and those interested in learning more about mindfulness meditation, this may not be the right time for everyone to start a practice. People who should wait to take this course or talk to their mental health provider first are: people experiencing suicidal thoughts, depression, PTSD, substance abuse, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other mental health disorders.

About Your Instructor

Melissa Leger Founder of Kindpact

Melissa Leger is the founder of Kindpact. She is an MBSR and yoga instructor. Melissa works with women, veterans, and the medical community to help decrease stress and incorporate healthier lifestyle habits. As a female veteran, recovering corporate professional, and business owner, she has experienced stress and the challenges it creates in overall health and interpersonal relationships. Through a practical and straightforward approach, Melissa facilitates wellness programs that focus on living fully in the present moment through meditation and mindful movement.

Through Kinpdact, Melissa teaches mindfulness to veterans experiencing PTSD at the Road Home Clinic and offers affordable yoga and mindfulness programs throughout Chicago through various organizations, and online. She also works with Calm as a Behavioral Health Coach. She has completed training programs through Mindful Academy International, Bloom Prenatal, Connection Coalition, Sunlight Chair Yoga, and Yandara Yoga Institute. She has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Female Entrepreneur Association, Veteran’s Path Podcast, and the Tampa Tribune. She does freelance writing and has been featured in Yoga International.

Melissa holds an MBA from the University of Tampa and a BS in Business Management from the University of Tampa and is the owner of Kindpact.

Start taking care of yourself today.

The current pandemic has made it more obvious than ever that we all have the responsibility to take care of ourselves. Learn practical and easy tools you can use daily to help manage your stress.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Most people who have taken this course before has practiced any meditation before this class.

This course helps people manage their stress. Prior to the course you will be sent an intake form. For those with severe anxiety, we recommend you have the support of a therapist or wait to take this course. If you have any questions, Melissa will be happy to set up a phone call to determine if this course is right for you.

Not at all. Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation is based of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR is an evidence based program developed in hospitals over forty years ago to help people manage chronic pain and eventually stress. There are no references to any spiritual guidance or religion. This program is to manage stress.

Registration

2021 Winter Course Info

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Six Week Course

Tuesdays, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Central 

January 19 – February 23, 2021

Cost: Early Bird: $79 by January 5 or $99 regular enrollment fee

Is this course right for me?

Before registering, please consider if this is the right time or season for you to complete this course. People who should wait to take this course or talk to their mental health provider first are: people experiencing suicidal thoughts, depression, PTSD, substance abuse, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other mental health disorders. Additionally, major life events such as a divorce, job change, loss of a loved one, or move can make the course and topics challenging. 

Refund Policy:

Please be advised we do not offer refunds for this course unless the course is canceled by the instructor. This is regardless of reason, thank you for supporting your local small business,

If you are unsure if this course is for you, please contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss any concerns or questions you may have,

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