Tuesdays, Oct 1 - Dec 3 (no class Oct 8 or Nov 26)
Retreat Day: Nov 11
$320 members/$480 general publicFacilitator: Sherry Klauer and John Taylor
Layering stresses from your personal and professional life on top of things like the 24/7 news cycle and political upheaval can put your body in a constant state of red-alert. This instinctual survival response can be helpful if you’re being chased by a tiger, but not if you’re trying to get dinner on the table! Learn to check in with your body to identify what causes you stress and where you hold tension, then use practical techniques to reduce that stress on a regular basis. Decades of research show that this 8-week course makes structural changes in the brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and compassion, measurably reducing stress in just eight weeks. And who doesn’t want that?
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FACILITATORSSherry Klauer is a qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher through the UCSD School of Medicine. She holds certifications in yoga (200RYT), personal training, run coaching and fitness nutrition. Sherry left the corporate world to care for her three children in 2007, and made a career shift to mind/body wellness after her daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2009. She serves as Program Director at The Innerwork Center and teaches yoga, meditation and mindfulness in various studios in the RVA area.
John Taylor is Associate Director of Side by Side, an organization dedicated to creating supportive communities where Virginia's LGBTQ+ youth can define themselves, belong, and flourish. John's work has primarilyt been in the nonprofit sector where he served for many years at the National Office of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and Program Officer for the Bonner Foundation. As a social entrepreneur, John initiated urban farming programs in Newark, New Jersey. John has practiced Reiki, Quantum Touch, and other hands-on healing modalities for more than 30 years. He received his MBSR teacher training through the University of California, San Diego, and is a facilitator at The Innerwork Center.
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