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Sat Dec 15 @ 6:30pm
Sound and Silence
@ Ocean Beach Yoga

Sat Dec 29 @ 7pm
Grief Circle
@ Outer Sunset

Sat Jan 5 @ 9a-2p
Mindfulness Retreat

@ Outer Sunset

Sun 1/27, 2/10, 2/24
@ 10am

Magnolia Meditation
@ SF Botanical Garden


Saturdays @ 9:00am
Meditation Class

@ Ocean Beach Yoga

Mondays @ 7:15pm
Women's Circle
@ Outer Sunset
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Flash Mob

Location Varies
Dates/Times TBA
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Mindfulness Classes and Workshops

I am currently offering a variety of classes and workshops addressing different aspects of mindfulness. Peruse the offerings below to find one that's right for you.

And if you are interested in private instruction (individual or family-based), or would like to set up a class for your community, parents' group, etc, please contact me directly.

And be sure to check out "Sit Breathe Love", our collection of guided meditations for families and classrooms!

Workshops, Retreats, Concerts

Sat Dec 15 @ 6:30-8pm
Sound and Silence
with Charity Kahn and Eunice Kim
@ Ocean Beach Yoga, 3925 Judah St, SF
Breathe, release and sing! As we wind into the Winter Solstice, come enjoy the heart-opening and grounding practices of meditation, song and chant in community. Our intention is to collectively create an energy of inspiration, celebration, restoration and connection through both silence and sound. Donations welcome. Ages 14+
Schedule + Registration here

Sat Dec 29
Grief Circle
with Charity Kahn and Diana Oppenheim
@ Outer Sunset, SF
As the calendar year comes to a close, it is traditional to set intentions and make resolutions for the year to come. Less common is the practice of taking a truly honest and present look at what we've lost and been forced to let go of -- the practice of feeling and sharing our grief. The purpose of this community ceremony is to provide a safe space for us to recognize, articulate and sit with these losses and their attending grief. From this space of expressed, witnessed and digested grief, there arises the possibility of channeling our intentions in a more powerful way -- one that's steeped in presence, compassion and authenticity. Free to attend, registration required. Ages 16+
Info and registration

Sat Jan 5
On this half-day New Year's retreat (on the New Moon!) for women-identified folks, we'll deepen into the silence and connect with our wise and knowing selves through meditation and creative practices.

Activities include sitting and moving meditation, chant and song, and a mandala-creation intention-setting ritual. For portions of the day, we will be practicing in silence, and there will also be opportunities for sharing and discussion. We'll conclude by sharing a delicious vegan meal in community.

The retreat runs from 9am-2pm, and is offered on a sliding scale, $40-$120. It will take place in my home in the Outer Sunset, SF. You'll receive the address in the welcome email after registering.

I'll provide a simple vegan lunch. If you are so moved, please feel free to bring a vegan side dish to share (vegan = plant-based; i.e., no meat, eggs, dairy). Thank you for your kindness!

Info and Registration here!

Sundays, Jan 27, Feb 10, Feb 24 @ 10-11:30am
Magnolia Meditation
Docent Tour + Guided Meditation
@ SF Botanical Garden, 1199 9th Avenue, SF
(meet at the main gate)
Celebrate magnolias through mindful meditation during this new wellness series. The program will include a docent presentation of some of the Garden’s most stunning magnolias followed by moving, walking and stationary meditation. This event may cancel in inclement weather.
All dates: 1/27, 2/10, 2/24
Tickets: $10 members, $15 non-members
Register for Jan 27
Register for Feb 10
Register for Feb 24

Mindfulness Meditation Gatherings

Sat Dec 1 -Sat Dec 15
Eight-Day Meditation Challenge!
Meditation Support in Community
Ages 16+
@ Ocean Beach Yoga SF
3925 Judah St, SF
Join us for this EIGHT-DAY Meditation Challenge (or Intention, Experiment, Experience, Immersion, or Opportunity…pick whatever language inspires you most!) in December. It will run from Sat Dec 8 through Sat Dec 15 and include a kick-off class on Sat Dec 8 (at our regularly schedule 9am class time), a closing celebration class on Sat Dec 15 (at our regularly schedule 9am class time), and DAILY MEDITATION SUPPORT from me via email and Facebook. And if the class times don't work for you, you can still sign up for daily support!
Info and registration

Mindfulness Meditation Class

UPCOMING DATES: 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 11/17, 12/8, 12/15
Come join these weekly meditation experiences in community. Classes consist of a talk on a topic related to Mindfulness or Insight Meditation (Vipassana), a guided meditation and relevant mindfulness exercises, mindful movement or walking meditation and an opportunity for questions/discussion.

A commitment to regular mindfulness practice has been shown to help reduce stress, increase well-being, regulate emotions, increase compassion, attain more balance, and much more. So come treat yourself to some relief, restoration, and a practice that has the capacity to transform your relationship to life!

Dates: Saturdays, 9:00am-10:10am (70-minutes). UPCOMING DATES: 10/13, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/8, 12/15
Location: Ocean Beach Yoga SF, 3925 A Judah Street, SF (upstairs)
Cost: $18 drop-in fee; class packs and unlimited plans available for yoga and meditation classes. See OBYSF's rate page for details.
Registration: Visit OBYSF (and check out all their yoga offerings, too!)
We provide meditation cushions and chairs
Open to both beginning and experienced meditators (16 years and older welcome)

Women's Meditation Circle

"If your mind becomes firm like a rock and no longer shakes in a world where everything is shaking
Your mind will be your greatest friend and suffering will not come your way."
       -- early poem from the Therigatha

Come join a cirlce of women approximately once per month for a lightly guided 30-minute sit, some mindful movement, a dharma talk about a mindfulness-related topic, and time for sharing. I'll provide tea and snacks, chairs and some cushions (bring your own cushion if you prefer). Domations appreciated. Email charity if you'd like to be on the announcement list for these (I'll send an email out at least a few days in advance).

Upcoming dates: TBA
Registration: Drop-ins welcome, but if possible call (415-425-0372) or email me to RSVP. Thanks!

Flash Mob Meditation

I'll occasionally announce meditation meetings in my home, usually on weeknights or weekends. We'll meet for 90 minutes, and have a lightly guided 30-minute sit, some mindful movement, a dharma talk about a mindfulness-related topic, and time for sharing. Domations appreciated. Email charity if you'd like to be on the announcement list for these (I'll send an email out at least a few days in advance).

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