Week 5: Mindful Living
January 31–February 7, 2015
During Week 5 of Omega Costa Rica, you immerse yourself in one in-depth program for the week. Explore Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and how to apply it in your daily life with Melissa Blacker and Florence Meleo-Meyer (see below). Or, discover special qigong empowerments to activate and harmonize energy for healing with Robert Peng.
A Retreat in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Melissa Blacker, MA, and Florence Meleo-Meyer, MS, MA
Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned program at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, this retreat teaches you the basics of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and how to apply it in your daily life. Florence Meleo-Meyer, director of Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Training and Education Programs at the Center, and Melissa Blacker, guiding teacher in the Boundless Way Zen sangha, engage you in sitting meditation, body scanning, and hatha yoga, and guide you in practicing and integrating mindfulness in your communications and other daily activities.
Also, Steven Michael Pague joins us this week to teach optional qigong classes and host evening events and community gatherings.