Lightness of Being: Practical Tools for Bringing Mindfulness, Presence, and Mystery into Every Moment

April 30, 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT. Hosted at Art Lovers Cafe (NYC)

About this FieldTrip

In this workshop, we’ll get in touch with the beauty and mystery of being alive. Joy, appreciation, and awe are always available to you, and we’ll teach you how to access these experiences through mindfulness, laughter practices, and perspective-shifting storytelling. We will teach the “what”, “why”, and “how” of mindfulness practice and show you how it can be used to experience joy and presence in every moment (no previous experience necessary, but practitioners of all levels are welcome). We’ll also explore the science and healing power of laughter and even practice a laughing meditation. Finally, we’ll play with our perspective on the world and explore concepts like “pronoia.” Throughout the workshop, we’ll draw upon the practice and science of positive psychology.

Please bring something to write with – a notebook and pencil (we can also provide extras if needed)

About your Hosts:
Kayla and Gigi Falk are currently pursuing their masters in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Spirituality and Mind-Body practice. Kayla is a Mindfulness Coach at The LightUp Lab, a yoga teacher and meditation instructor for corps, schools, and private clients across NYC, and she teaches weekly workshops on mindfulness, positive psychology, and spiritual philosophy. Gigi has been practicing mindfulness meditation for 3 years and teaching for almost 2 years. She has undergone intensive meditation training while living at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery and on silent retreats at Insight Meditation Society. Over the years, she has accumulated over 600 hours of formal seated meditation practice and studied with a myriad of teachers, including Ajahn Amaro, Robert Thurman, Sharon Salzberg, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Kristen Neff, Chris Germer, Michele McDonald, and Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey. She teaches meditation to groups and individuals, she works for the meditation teacher training company, Unified Mindfulness, and she leads weekly workshops on spirituality and positive psychology.

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