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Introducing Mindfulness Into Your Life (Day-Long Drop-In)

This class is designed for newcomers and those wishing to refresh their mindfulness practice. It will explore what mindfulness is (and is not) through direct experience, interactive exercises, and discussion. It will be helpful for people of all backgrounds and religions.

During the day we will explore:

  • What is mindfulness
  • Starting a mindfulness practice and sustaining it
  • Dealing with difficult thoughts and emotions
  • Developing positive emotions
  • Mindfulness practices for home and everyday life
  • The science that supports mindfulness
  • Different types of mindfulness meditation including sitting, movement, sound, and body scan

This is a great class for beginners; or family members, or friends who are new to mindfulness. It is also helpful for those wishing to refresh and strengthen your practice.

TIME: 10-4 with 1 Hour Lunch

WHAT TO BRING: water or other beverages and a lunch

WHAT TO WEAR: comfortable clothing that allows some movement and light sweatshirt or sweater


Rick Sweeney

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Rick is a Trained Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. He is also certified to teach youth via curriculum. Rick is also a member of the International Mindfulness Teacher Association.

He started Mindfulness Meditation practice in 2006 to reduce stress and improve his health. Rick quickly discovered positive changes from his practice and wanted to share it with others. He has shared Mindfulness with adults and high school students and has a long history of giving back to others, including being a fundraiser and volunteer high school and elementary school teacher for 2 charitable organizations. Forever a student of life, Rick has 2 Bachelor degrees; one in Economics and the other in Political Science. He is also the proud father of 3 children.

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Full refund if you cancel with 48 hours notice.

No refunds or credits are given to registrant "no-shows".

Cancellations and Refunds must be requested in writing by sending an email to

NOW House reserves the right to cancel classes for any reason. Registrants will be notified in advance of the class.


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