An Exploration of Becoming an Elder
An 8-class course researched & developed by Institute of Noetic Sciences
As we begin to experience the changes and challenges that arise in the experiences of mid- to later-life, we have the opportunity to deepen our understanding of ourselves, each other and the world around us. Approaching the process of aging with consciousness and compassion offers the invitation to become more balanced and intentional through these life transitions.
The Conscious Aging program engages meditation, mindfulness, envisioning, collective discussion, and reflective journaling to cultivate shifts in consciousness — away from self-limitation, lack, isolation, and fear— towards expansiveness, inclusiveness, wholeness, and connection. In this safe and supportive container, we bring respectful, mindful attention and dialogue to this process of becoming Elders.
Session topics: Self-compassion, Forgiveness, Life Review, Transformative Practices, Death Makes Life Possible, Surrender / Letting Go, and Creating a New Vision of Aging.
Teacher: Marianne Rowe
Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, & 28
$295 (includes 120-page Conscious Aging workbook)
Facilitator: Marianne Rowe is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Founder of Mindful Education Project, and a Founding Teacher of Monterey Bay Meditation Studio. As an IONS Certified Conscious Aging Facilitator, she brings over 40 years of teaching experience and over 60 years of life experience to this opportunity to cultivate consciousness and compassion as a gift of Elderhood.