Mindfulness

There are several mindfulness groups that occur at Sunflower Yoga.  Please see the list of upcoming events below.  Private training is also available upon request.

We often live hurried and distracted lives and often we wear our ability to multi-task as a badge of honor.  But this way of life often leads us to feeling burnt-out and stressed.  Chronic stress has both short and long-term impacts on our overall health.  Mindfulness training helps us to see that there is another way to live and experience our lives.  By training our attention, we find ourselves opening up to the many possibilities that exist within any moment.  Mindfulness is an invitation to live our lives in the fullest, most heart-centered way.


Monthly Community Meditation

2nd and 4th Mondays 6:00-7:00pm

We meet as a community two times a month to sit in meditation.  We sit for 20-30 min and discuss a reading as it pertains to our personal practice.  Community sits are open to all and run by donation.

2 Main Street, Cummington MA

Upcoming Courses

  1. Mindfulness for Beginners
    Thursdays in October, 6:00-7:15pm
    5-week Meditation and Mindfulness Groups Join us for an introductory course on meditation and mindfulness. Through formal meditation instruction, facilitated group discussion and embodied practices you will: • Gain insight into the benefits of meditation. • Learn to weave mindfulness into your daily life. • Acquire tools to cultivate a regular meditation practice. Cost is $65 for the five week group.
  2. Mindful Relationships
    Wednesdays in October, 7:00-8:15pm
    A part two to Mindfulness for Beginners. In the five week group we dive deeper into the concept of basic goodness. We work on cultivating our own sense of basic goodness through skillfull mindfulness through exploration of the body, feelings, thoughts, attitude and relaxing into authentic presence. The cost is $65 for the five week group.
  3. Mindful Parenting
    Mindful Parenting
    3rd Monday of every month, 6:00-7:15
    A monthly parenting support group through the lens of mindfulness. We will join together each month to sit, cultivating sef-awareness as a form of self-care, and to discuss themes of mindfulness as they apply to parenting. This is a nonjudgmental and advice-free group, where we explore the struggles and joys of parenting with a gentle and compassionate heart. All those who identify as a parent in any step of this lifelong journey are welcome. This group is offered in partnership with It Takes A Village and is offered free of charge. Childcare is available.

Testimonials

  1. Stacey is an exceptional teacher of the art of life, offering a thoughtful and diverse variety of courses that meet each student where they are in life at any given moment. As a scientist by day, I was curious about meditation as a way to better handle stress and life changes. After months of serious struggle with grief around empty nesting I signed up for my first class, Introduction to Meditation. In it, I learned so much about myself and was able to release my anxiety about not being "over it" in the time frame that I thought was normal. Once I embraced that and stopped trying so hard to force my outlook to change, it was like a weight lifted. Today, I credit this practice to improving my career, my relationships with myself and my family, and my overall quality of life. Sunflower Yoga and Mindfulness is a hidden Hilltown gem and Stacey is a gifted teacher. Give yourself the chance to try it out, I promise it will be time and money well spent. You are worth it.
    J.S. -Chesterfield