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Zen the F* Out Meditation Classes

Zen the F* Out.

A meditation class for anyone who's tried and "failed," based on the idea that anyone can do it. Clear, lighthearted teaching. (virtual)

About this Event

If I had a million dollars for every time someone said to me, "I've tried to meditate..." and then there's a longgg pause.... "but I just can't do it."
So I ask them what they mean. Because I really want to know.
And every single time, they say something like this:
"Well, I've tried but I just can't make my mind settle down! I sit there and my mind is ALL OVER THE PLACE! UGHHHH! I just can't do it."
And this people, is The NUMBER ONE bit of boloney people have been sold about what meditation is.
GOOD NEWS!
1. Meditation is not about MAKING your mind do anything, shut up or become all calm and silent or anything like that.
2. Anyone can learn to meditate, yes, even you. For real.
3. The Secret Sauce? Suspending Judgement. Learning to drop into the present moment, on purpose, non-judgmentally (that is the biggest challenge.) We are so used to having opinions about our opinions, that it can be hard to imagine complete unconditional presence. But we can practice this and what a life changer!


THEN WHAT IS MEDITATION FOR?
Meditation helps you:
-know yourself better
-reduce suffering
-reduce confusion
-increase clarity
-increase happiness
There's a TON of other things it will also do for you but let's start with basics.
Join me Saturday at 10am CST for a basic intro to what it is and how to do it. (we use Zoom)


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
-Why we do it
-How to it
- How to keep going


Hillary has been teaching meditation since 2008 for individuals and organizations, in hospitals and health care, law firms, schools, universities etc. She offers group classes, consulting and private instruction/coaching.
Join us and learn what the f* the practice really is.
No special experience or equipment or anything needed. Just you, your mind, your breath, your body. Together at last.

NITTY GRITTY
Once you register for class you will receive a Zoom invitation via email. Come as you are. Get yourself comfy with whatever you need, a glass of water or some tea, blankets, cushions. Silence other alarms and devices to gift yourself an hour of peace and quiet. Tell folx you live with to leave you alone for this hour as your sacred You Time. Bring a notebook and pen or pencil.

WANT MORE THAN ONE! YAY!

I hold this class each Saturday from 10am-11am CST. You are certainly welcome to sign up for individual weekly classes each week. I know we sometimes get busy as well, and you may want to commit more fully to these classes for your own self care. One way you can do that is to sign up for a bundle of classes that expire at the end of the three month window. 6 classes normally costs $120. If you purchase a bundle of 6 all at once, the cost is $100 (you get one free class). You just have to use the classes up by the end of the third month. So if you purchase that now, your six would expire at the end of May.

If you are interested in attending every class in the three month window (highly recommend this commitment to your self care and emotional resilience and equilibrium) you may purchase those in a bundle as well and save a little $ too. There are 12 Saturdays between today and the end of May, which would be $240, but if you purchase them all at once now, the tuition would be just $200, so two classes gratis. (Put another way, if you bought a large latte or other coffee beverage at Starbucks or similar each day for three months, at about $5/each you would spend $450 by the end of May. WHAT?!   It's true. Instead, consider gifting yourself a little mental clarity and emotional wellness for less than half of all the jitter-inducing caffeination!)

If you want a bundle, email me and use one of the following to make your purchase.

Zelle Quickpay: use email: hillary [at] hillaryjohnsonphoto [dot] com

Venmo: @Hillary-Johnson-1

PayPal: @HillJPics

Thank you!

Meanwhile, please let me know if you have any questions. I am very happy to offer light support between classes.

Hillary