2012 Winter Mindfulness Classes by Sung Yang

VANCOUVER
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Mountain Pleasant Community Centre

1 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC, V6M 3W9
Registration 604.257.3080
·        Friday 7 PM – 8 PM, Jan 27:Mindfulness Introduction
·        Friday 7 PM – 9 PM, Feb 3 – Feb 17: Mindfulness Level 1
·        Friday 7 PM – 9 PM, Feb 24 – March 30: Stress Reduction with Mindfulness
·        Friday 7 PM – 9 PM, April 13 –  27: Mindfulness Level 2

Kerrisdale Community Centre

5851 West Boulevard Vancouver, BC, V6M 3W9
Registration 604 257 8100
·        Tuesday 3– 4 PM, Jan 17: Mindfulness Introduction
·        Tuesday 3- 5 PM, Jan 24, 31, Feb 7 : Mindfulness Level 1
·        Tuesday 3 PM  – 5:15 PM, Feb 14, 21, 28, March 6, 13: Stress Reduction and Mindfulness

Douglas Park Community Centre

801 West 22 Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1Z8
Registration (604) 257-81300
·        Tuesday 7 – 8 PM, Feb 21: Mindfulness Introduction
·        Tuesday 7 – 9 PM, Feb 28, March 6, 13: Mindfulness Level 1
·        Saturday 9 AM – Noon, March 31: Mindfulness Practice

Dunbar Community Centre

4747 Dunbar Street Vancouver, BC, V6S 2H2
Registration (604) 222-6060
·        Wednesday 7 PM – 8 PM, Feb 15: Mindfulness Introduction
·        Wednesday 7 PM – 9 PM, Feb 22, 29, March 7: Mindfulness Level 1

West Point Grey Community Centre

4397 West 2nd Avenue Vancouver, BC  V6R 1K4
Registration (604) 257-8140
·         Tuesday 8 – 9 PM, Jan 17: Mindfulness Introduction
·         Tuesday 8 – 9:30 PM, Jan 24, 31, Feb 7:  Mindfulness Level 1

Britannia Community Centre/High School

1661 Napier Street Vancouver,  BC, V5L 4X4
Registration (604) 718-5800
·         Tuesday 7 – 8PM, Feb 14: Mindfulness Introduction
·         Saturday 10 – 11 AM, Feb 18: Mindfulness Level 1

Thunderbird Community Centre

2311 Cassiar Street, Vancouver, BC V5M 3X3
Registration (604) 713-1818
·        Wednesday 7 -8 PM, Jan 18 : Mindfulness Introduction
·        Wednesday 7- 9 PM, Jan 25, Feb 1, 8: Mindfulness Level 1

Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre

990 West 59th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6P 1X9
Registration 604-257-8180
·         Wednesday 7-8 PM, March 14: Mindfulness Introduction
·         Wednesday 7-9 PM, March 21: Mindful Movements
·         Wednesday 7-9 PM, March 28: Mindful Eating

Champlain Heights Community Centre

3350 Maquinna Drive, Vancouver, BC V5S 4C6
Registration 604-718 6575
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·         Thursday 3 – 4 PM, March 8 : Mindfulness Introduction
·         Thursday 3 – 5:30 PM, March 15 22, 29: Mindfulness Level 1
NORTH VANCOUVER
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North Shore Neighborhood House

225 East 2nd Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7L 1C4
Registration 604.987.8138
·         Friday 7 – 8pm, Jan 20 : Mindfulness Introduction
·         Thursday 7 – 9:15 pm, Feb 16, 23 March 1, 8: Stress Reduction with Mindfulness
·         Thursday 7 – 9 pm, March 15, 22, 29 : Mindfulness Level 1
NEW WESTMINSTER
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New Westminster Secondary School

835 Eight Street, New Westminster, BC, V3M 3S9
Registration 604 517 6345
·         Thursday 7 – 8 pm, Jan 19: Mindfulness Introduction
·         Thursday 7 – 9 pm, Jan 26, Feb 2, 9: Mindfulness Level 1
·         Saturday 9 AM – 4 PM, Feb 25: Stress Reduction with Mindfulness
WHITE ROCK
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White Rock Community Centre/Centennial Park Leisure Centre & Arena

14600 North Bluff Road, White Rock, BC
Registration 604-541-2199
·         Monday 7 pm – 9 pm, Jan 23, 30, Feb 13: Mindfulness Level 1
·         Monday 7 pm – 9 pm, Feb 20, 27, March 12 : Mindfulness Level 2
·         Saturday 10 am -1 PM, March 3, 10, 17: Stress Reduction with Mindfulness
·         Saturday 9:30 AM – 12:30 pm , March 24: Mindfulness Practice
COQUITLAM
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Dogwood Pavilion

624 Poirier Street, Coquitlam B.C.  V3J 6A9
Registration: 604 927 6098
DELTA
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Kennedy Recreation Centre

11760 88th Avenue, Delta, BC V4C 3C5
Registration 604 594-2717
·         Monday 4 PM – 5 PM, Jan 30: Mindfulness Introduction
·         Monday 4 PM – 6 PM, Feb 6, 13, 20: Mindfulness Level 1
·         Monday 4 PM – 6 PM, Feb 27, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26: Stress Reduction with Mindfulness
·         Monday 4 PM – 5 PM, Apr 2: Mindfulness Introduction
·         Monday 4 PM – 6 PM, Apr 9, 16, 23 : Mindfulness Level 1
·         Monday 4 PM – 6 PM, May 7, 14, 21, June 4, 11: Stress Reduction with Mindfulness
SURREY
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Kwan Um School of Zen
14069 104th Avenue Surrey, BC V3T 1X4
·        Sunday 10 AM – 2:30 PM, Jan 22: Mindfulness Retreat
·        Sunday 10 AM – 2:30 PM, Feb 19: Mindfulness Retreat
·        Sunday 10 AM – 2:30 PM, March 18: Mindfulness Retreat
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Class Descriptions

Mindfulness Introduction
Our lives are mostly spent thinking about the past or planning for the future. So we often miss what is happening in the here-and-now. Diminished awareness of the present moment severely limits our ability to live to the fullest. Mindfulness is about living consciously rather than living on autopilot. This class introduces basics of mindfulness.
Mindfulness
Our lives are mostly spent thinking about the past or planning for the future. So we often miss what is happening in the here-and-now. Diminished awareness of the present moment severely limits our ability to live to the fullest. Mindfulness is about living consciously rather than living on autopilot. Learn mindfulness and enhance your life at home and at work.
·         Level 1: You will learn mindfulness techniques with a step by step easy to follow processes as well as learn the basic mindfulness concepts and principles. (No previous knowledge of mindfulness is required.)
·         Level 2: Require Mindfulness Level 1 or equivalent practice experience.
·         Level 3: Require Mindfulness Level 2 or equivalent practice experience.
·         Level 4: Require Mindfulness Level 3 or equivalent practice experience.
Stress Reduction with Mindfulness
Learn simple stress reduction techniques that are clinically shown effective in reducing stress. Also learn how to deal with the ordinary and extraordinary challenges of life with balance and peace of mind.
Retreat
You are invited to leave the often-frenetic, stresses and worries of your life behind and join one day mindfulness retreat. The mindfulness retreat provides an uninterrupted opportunity to practice mindfulness for a day long period. Also this retreat provides a friendly social opportunity to meet other practitioners to share and learn. Have a day of mindfulness to learn how to identify and stop automatic mental activities and to discover and experience richness of present moment as well as to learn and practice the art of the mindful living. Bring your lunch for mindful eating practice. All levels of experience including beginners are welcome.
Mindfulness Practice
Practice mindfulness to calm your busy and anxious minds and free yourself from discursive thoughts, mental chatter, impulsivity, stress, anxiety and worries. Practicing mindfulness can enhance your life at home and at work. We will practice mindfulness of breathing as well as other mindfulness techniques that you can use in your daily activities. Since it is often challenging for beginners to practice mindfulness alone, it is very helpful to meet other practitioners and practice mindfulness with others. You will benefit from the support of a community of practitioners and an experienced teacher. Both beginners and experience practitioners are welcome. Instructions are provided to newcomers.
Mindful Walking
We are often absent during our walk, lost in thoughts about the past and future rather than attentive to our walking in the present moment. You will learn how to practice mindfulness while walking and bring your mind back to the present moment. You will learn and practice various mindful walking techniques. The mindfulness practice allows you to discover and experience richness of present moment. So that you enjoy more of your walk. No previous knowledge of mindfulness is required.
Mindful Eating
Do you eat to fight boredom, stress, loneliness or negative mood? Do you eat without knowing the taste? Mindful eating provides an opportunity to develop a healthy eating habit for care of the body and mind. In this casual mindful eating class, you will learn how to eat food mindfully. The mindfulness practice allows you to discover and experience richness of present moment and the pleasure of eating. Bring your own food.
Mindful Movements
Develop your mindfulness capacity with very simple and gentle body movements. Also learn how to be mindful in your daily activities such as cooking, cleaning, walking, running, yoga, tai chi, qigong, weight lifting or other activities. You easily develop mindfulness and concentration while learning and practicing mindful movements.
Mindful Qigong
Learn simple and gentle movements of qigong with mindfulness techniques. You easily develop mindfulness and concentration while learning and practicing mindful qigong. You get benefits of both qigong and mindfulness.
Foundations of Mindfulness
The Foundations of Mindfulness is known as the time tested and the best known mindfulness practice guide. It is yet the original Mindfulness instructions. It is a must for both serious mindfulness practitioners and theoreticians. Learn the principles and techniques of the foundations of mindfulness. The Foundations of Mindfulness brings profound effects when practiced but the principles and techniques are simple and easy to learn.
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Recommended Classes for Beginners
·         Mindfulness Level 1
·         Stress Reduction with Mindfulness
·         Mindful Qigong
·         Mindful Movements
·         Mindful Eating
·         Mindful Walking
Recommended Classes for Intermediate
·         Mindfulness Level 2
·         Mindfulness Level 3
·         Mindfulness Practice
·         Retreat
Recommended Classes for Advanced
·         Mindfulness Level 4
·         Mindfulness Practice
·         Retreat
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