In this information session, participants will learn how mindfulness meditation can reduce stress, anxiety and depression while supporting well being. The two and a half hour introductory class includes first hand experience of the body scan as developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, an opportunity to practice eating meditation and a video presentation of Bill Moyers' Healing from Within.
Augusta Hopkins will share her experience with mindfulness and describe the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions.
If you like the introductory session you will be able to SIGN UP for the full 8-week intensive in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) which begins in earnest the following week, January 30th running until March 19th. The course will meet on Monday evenings from 6:30-9:00 in the David Brower Center at the Hub. The course includes a full daylong practice period on Sunday March 11th in the same location as well as reading material and audio files for personal practice.
has been engaged in movement and meditation since 1977 and has practiced mindfulness meditation in Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and France. Her practice is deeply rooted in the United States, specifically Northern California.
Augusta's MBSR training was with leading MBSR instructor and author Dr. Bob Stahl and she has been mentored byAugusta received lay ordination from Thich Nhat Hanh, her primary teacher, and is a lay monastic member of the Order of Interbeing.
When & Where
Hub Bay Area + Intersection for the Arts
Hub Bay Area
Hub Bay Area is a place where for profit and non profit social change ideas build and scale into viable enterprises that address the complex problems we face, from poverty to climate change, for people and planet. Change agents find the support they need at the Hub to reach their goals faster, surrounded by a community that makes everyone smarter and more effective. From seed funding to professional services, from mentors to peers who understand what they are doing, the Hub is a platform that helps make it happen. It's where change goes to work.
Intersection for the Arts
Founded in the early 1960’s and incorporated in 1965, Intersection for the Arts cultivates inclusivity, builds community, and inspires social change through art. We develop, produce, and present new work in the performing, literary, visual and interdisciplinary arts and we serve Bay Area communities through artist residencies, public art, education and incubation, and direct community engagement programs. For the past five decades, Intersection has initiated ground-breaking programming and broad-based collaboration that actively demonstrates that art and creativity realized through meaningful, inclusive, and collaborative places fuels vibrancy and facilitates positive