Tending to yourself with self-compassion (Course)
June 5, 12, 19, & 26, 5:30-7:00 PM
In this course, we will re-awaken our sense of esteem and appreciation for ourselves and begin to place value on incorporating elements of rest, nourishment, well-being, wonder, and play into our daily lives.
Waking up in the WilD (Retreat Series)
July thru November
This summer and fall, join us for any or all of this series celebrating and cultivating our connection to nature, to ourselves, and to each other: four half-day retreats, and one weekend retreat at Mount Madonna.
Going Inside: Finding Stillness in Daily Life (course)
June 6, 13, 20, & 27, 5:30-7:00 pm
In this course we explore how to cultivate a sense of unity and coherence as part of daily life. We'll enhance our capacity for being in the midst of doing…in service of feeling more deeply connected with ourselves, with others, and with our lives.
Desk sets & Sweatshirts & Drop-ins, oh my!
We've lovingly created mindfulness reminders and cozy MBMS gear...give the gift of a personalized meditation session...and so much more!
Sitting meditation is the heart of many people’s practice of mindfulness. There are, of course, many ways to practice mindful awareness, and the Studio offers a variety of ways: practices in nature, with movement and creativity, mindful relating, and more. Pausing to meditate with a group, even for just 30 minutes, can support and refresh your practice. Each week, we provide opportunities to engage in silent and guided meditation in a safe, comfortable environment. We welcome total beginners, long-time meditators, and everyone in between.
We love to practice meditation and movement outdoors. When we bring mindful awareness to nature, we awaken essential aspects of our being – connection, perspective, sensing, awe, meaning, and reverence. Research has demonstrated nature meditation cultivates a sense of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Through Nature Meditation drop-ins, Waking Up in the Wild retreats, and Forest Bathing sessions, among other invitations, we offer a variety of opportunities to connect deeply with the ocean, forests, rivers, and land of the Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur.
Bringing an attitude of openness and curiosity to our relationships can lead to healing and transformation. Mindful Relating (or Intersubjective Meditation) engages vulnerability, transparency, and awareness of oneself and others – all in service of deep connection. At The Studio, we cultivate this way of being in relationship through Mindful Relating Games and Authentic Movement. In this field of co-creation and co-discovery, we come to recognize and experience our shared humanity on a deep, profound level.
Movement & Creative Practices
Through meditative movement, both guided and intuitive, we cultivate awareness of body, mind, and heart, and we make connections where there are often separations. Through writing and art we move into a space of creativity, openness, curiosity, beauty, and wonder.
We offer private meditation and instruction to individuals, couples, and groups. Send an inquiry and we'll contact you to design and schedule your session.