Wellness at Williams: Summer Mindfulness Classes (6/18 – 7/23)

For Williams College staff and faculty: I’ll be offering a six-week series of mindfulness classes this summer through the College’s Wellness at Williams program: Tuesdays at noon, June 18 through July 23. See the series description below (or on the Wellness at Williams webpage, here). I volunteered to do this noontime series to make meditation/mindfulness more accessible to College staff and faculty who might not be able to make it to our Tuesday evening gatherings. If you have any friends/colleagues who work at Williams who might find this of interest, please let them know!

Mindfulness Meditation (drop-in/no fee) with Bernie Rhie — Tuesdays at noon, June 18 – July 23. Location: Meditation Room, lower level of Thompson Chapel.

This six week series will offer an introduction to the basics of mindfulness practice, which can help settle the mind and relax the body (it can also help one cope with difficult emotions and chronic pain). Each week’s session will begin with some brief remarks about mindfulness practice, followed by a guided meditation (we’ll try out different kinds of meditation every week). No prior experience with meditation or mindfulness is expected. Total beginners are especially welcome! Feel free to come to all six weeks or just drop in for some of the weeks, when you have the time. We’ll meet in the meditation room located in the lower level of Thompson Memorial Chapel, beginning at noon and ending by 12:50.