With the best information you can decide for yourself if you want to take my courses or classes.
These research based classes are designed to provide you with your own set of meditation and mindfulness skills. (to read more, click on article title)
Ethics, Rob Owens (Links to Verify)
Personal health, safety and integrity is of great importance. I assure you that I am in 2020 a certified Meditation Mindfulness Teacher, certified Medical First Responder plus a fully accredited First Aid CPR/Defibrillator Instructor for St. John Ambulance Canada.
I have completed all Police criminal records checks for working with the public and volunteers, including the Vulnerable Sector check.
I have assembled the classes to be educational, as well as practical. These are not merely stress relief classes, but contain a rich variety of active and passive meditation and mindfulness practices. From this rich variety of experiences you will know by the end what works for you.
Each class starts with a brief group discussion on the previous class, then from me an education of what we are trying to learn in this class. To facilitate learning I have some written handouts for you to keep, as you experiment in your home practice. Some handouts I request you return to me anonymously with your comments, so that you may feel free to express your need for improvements as we progress.
I encourage you to share about your meditation home practices, your challenges and success with the group. In this way the group shares their collective wisdom. No one should feel pressure to speak. I might ask the group about individual meditation home practices only to refine techniques for my future lessons, not to pry into your affairs. You may Email me on this Web site using the Contact Author link, on the Pages Menu.
My ambition for You
My ambition for you is to furnish you with self-created a set of your own meditation and mindfulness experiences, that become your own rich toolbox of meditations. At the end you should know which meditation practices suit you best at this point in your life.
As you grow in meditation practice and wisdom you might take a higher level course, or a dedicated mindfulness course.
Or you may simply refer back to this website and these articles to become inspired. For more information on courses, where, Zoom format courses, see the Pages Menu “Classes”, or type Classes in the Search Bar.
I recommend in-person classes where there is greater mind-resonance in the group.
I am very proud of my diploma Teacher, Itai Ivtzan PhD, and his Associates. Click on any of these Links
Dr. Itai Ivtzan, Naropa University, Boulder Colorado
Tara Brach, author and Buddhist meditation teacher
Mindfulness Teacher Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn
Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff Self Compassion Program