"The Sister sangha" Women's Mindfulness Group
1st Monday of each month 7:00PM-9:00PM
This group is an opportunity to explore woman's issues in a safe, supportive environment that allows us to find a deeper sense of wholeness and embodiment as women.
As women, we often face the challenge: How do we retain a sense of freedom and worth, while responding to the demands of work and our relationships? This can be very stressful and take its toll physically and emotionally, affecting our ability to be who we want to be.
Through group sharing that utilizes mindfulness reflective skills we can begin to recognize and release self-defeating patterns. Our group is an opportunity to explore these issues in a safe, supportive environment that allows us to find a deeper sense of wholeness and embodiment as women. We are an open continuing group that is offered on a dana/donation basis. No pre-registration is required.
Yvonne Gingsberg began practicing Vipassana meditation in 1970 with V. R. Dhiravamsa. Yvonne organized the Vipassana Fellowship East in 1972 and has taught many weekend and three-month retreats. She has taught undergraduate psychology at Yale University and has worked as a therapist for 35 years in the San Francisco/Marin County area. She has lead the Mission Dharma sitting group on many occasions over the last eleven years and co-taught Search Inside Yourself, seven week courses at Google for six years. Yvonne is also the producer/director of a documentary distributed by PBS entitled, "Landmines of the Heart" which is a meditation on reconciliation through the story of Cambodia and Maha Ghosananda.
Kayleigh Martin, is a certified embodied wellness coach and applied positive psychology and guided imagery practitioner. She is also a 500-hr yoga alliance certified instructor and has taught weekly yoga classes as well as mindful yoga workshops at the MCC. Kayleigh continues to deepen her knowledge of the mind-body-spirit connection at CIIS and training in Somatic Experiencing.