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KOVA: Mindfulness for a Resilient World @ Zoom
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Mindfulness for a Resilient World

for the Kansas Organization for Victim Assistance

with Sami Aaron, The Resilient Activist
Part I: June 16, 2021 – 10:00am-11:30am
Part II: June 30, 2021 – 10:00am-11:30am

Location: Online via Zoom: click here to register (Zoom link provided after registration)

Description: This program ties together instruction in a personal meditation practice infused with a deep nature connection for stress relief, physical and mental health benefits, and support for an environmentally resilient Earth.

  • Part I opens with a presentation on “Mindfulness for a Resilient World” and will include simple steps for starting a home meditation practice to bring mindfulness into participants’ everyday lives for stress relief, physical relaxation, and emotional resilience.
  • Part II will include a brief review of the mindfulness concepts, Q&A, and reflection after two weeks of personal practice, and will delve deeper into how to use nature and the outdoors to enhance and deepen a meditation practice to build long-term resilience.
  • Both sessions will include a guided meditation practice.
  • Participants should bring a journal, be in a comfortable, quiet setting, with props to support their seated posture. They can be in a chair, on a sofa, or on the floor. A light blanket might be helpful too.
Courageous Heart Retreat: Engaging Mindfully with a Troubled World @ Kings Conference Center
Oct 3 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 8 @ 10:00 am

Each year the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness offers a secular mindfulness retreat to the general public that also meets requirements for teachers of mindfulness-based programs.

Join Mindfulness and Somatic Self-Compassion Teacher Kristy Arbon for 5-days of companionate silence, guided practice, and self-care. This unique retreat will offer skills and wisdom in service of resourcing ourselves for being the beneficial change we’d like to see in the world, such that our journey is sustainable, fulfilling, and meaningful.

A team of supporting teachers, including Sami Aaron, with The Resilient Activist, will offer a variety of practices including mindfulness meditation, mindful movement, mindful eating, yoga nidra, nature connection, etc.

Previous experience with retreat practice is recommended. This retreat is intended for the general public but is also designed to meet requirements for ongoing practice for mindfulness teachers and 7.0 CEs are available for KS & MO licensed mental health providers who attend the entire retreat.

Where: King’s Conference Center 1700 E. Meyer Blvd Kansas City, MO 64131. On-site attendance includes three daily vegetarian and vegan meals catered by Kansas City Black-owned business, Urban Cafe (dinner only on Sunday, breakfast only on Friday).
  • Residential Passes include hotel-style accommodations with private bath, coffee maker, microwave, and mini-fridge in each room + meals  (only 6 rooms remainingview walk-through video)
  • Commuter passes include meals – check-in Sunday between 3-4 pm, plan to arrive Mon – Fri before 10 am and leave Sun – Thu after 8 pm
  • Online via Zoom pass includes live participation in all retreat activities that are accessible via Zoom.

Click here for more details, options, and pricing.