An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditiation

This class will cover techniques for feeling more connected to your bodies and emotional states. Support will be given for developing a daily sitting practice and will cover the following topics: mindful breathing/body, mindful emotions, development of the heart, interpersonal mindfulness, everyday stress reduction and empathy.

Tuition - $59 (4 sessions) Online

Registration required


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  1. Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library
  2. (973)744-0500 x2224
Wed, December 02
10:30 am — 9:30 pm
Add to My Calendar 12/02/2020 10:30am 12/02/2020 9:30pm America/New_York An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditiation

This class will cover techniques for feeling more connected to your bodies and emotional states. Support will be given for developing a daily sitting practice and will cover the following topics: mindful breathing/body, mindful emotions, development of the heart, interpersonal mindfulness, everyday stress reduction and empathy.

Tuition - $59 (4 sessions) Online

Registration required

50 S Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library

50 S Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042

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(NEW JERSEY) — On behalf of all New Jersey residents, Governor Philip D. Murphy has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Monday January 11,  in honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick of South River. 

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Now that teachers are being ...

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